Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Contemporary item #1211321
I am not sure if Matsui Kan is related to the Living National Treasure Matsui Kosei but this inlay work is really nice. This guinomi has a great lean to it, like it has had a bit too much to drink. Perfect condition signed box about 2 1/2" diameter.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Contemporary item #1211318
This very sweet guinomi is by Nagatochi Hiromasa who established his own kiln in 1984. Large at almost 3" diameter, is has a iron under glaze with a white slip and animals that look like cave paintings -- very nice. Perfect condition, signed box.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Pre 2000 item #1191846
Suzuki Hideaki has won many awards for his wonderful over and under glaze porcelain, his work has been exhibited worldwide. This fine summer chawan is a premier example of his work. Perfect condition, signed by the artist and signed box. About 6 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" tall.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Pre 1990 item #952483
Large ( 33" long ) fetish carving of a snake by well known Aborigine artist Leon Malpi, made in the 1970's with inlaid eyes and decorated in traditional dot designs. Slight wear on belly otherwise perfect condition, realistic flowing shape. Port Keats.
I have looked everywhere I know for the hallmark on this bracelet, looks like a bird, but not any that I can find in any of my references. Still the piece is really well done and reminds one of the Lawrence Saufkie bracelets with the same theme. The background is stippled which is an older style, so I am dating this to pre-1980. Excellent condition, 5 1/2" PLUS a 1 3/8" gap, easily adjusted. About 1+" wide.
The experssion "cuter than a bug's ear" comes to mind ( what does a bug's ear look like ? ). These are reall sweet little guys, probably from the 1950's or 1960's. Screw backs, marked sterling. Excellent condition, about 5/8" long.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Contemporary item #860739
Anthony Lovato is one of the best known Native American jewelers currently working, he has won many awards and his work is published many times over. This bracelet is tufa cast and set with a really nice Royston? turquoise stone. The bison or buffalo seem to come alive. It is the only bracelet I have seen by him with buffalo on it. The back is also decorated. These bracelets sell for about $800 to $950 now. Excellent condition. 5 1/4" PLUS a 1 7/8" gap, can be carefully adjusted...
Size 10, nice overlay work, abstract design. Very good condition.
This is a large ring, the face measures almost 2" long. Sterling silver and marked HC and with a turtle for Mitchell Sockyma, it appears to be early work by him, he started making jewelry in 1972. Excellent condition, size 7 1/2.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Contemporary item #842711
Gerald Lomaventema has won many awards for his beautiful sand cast jewelry, especially his bolos and bracelets. This bracelet is the top of his work. I purchased it from Sedonawolf in 2005 for $2985 plus shipping. His pieces are more expensive now. Note the carved surfaces on the front and back, pieces as intricate as this can only be cast once, then the mold is no good. The turquoise is some of the nicest gem quality #8 mine that I have seen set in a hand cast gold bezel...