Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1305403
Oceanica
$2,488.00
Julian Lovato's work is highly collectible. He worked for many years for Frank Patania beginning in 1948. Work signed by him is rare and demands high prices. This beautiful ring has a gem grade turquoise that is most likely from Pilot mountain mine ( also possibly red mtn or indian mtn ). the cab is thick and measures 25mm by 15mm ( I would guess that the stone is worth at least $500 ). The ring is size 10 and marked with a thunderbird " J.L.Lovato sterling IHM "...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1305400
Oceanica
$143.00
I like bug pins, but most of them are pretty much the same, so when I find one that is exceptional, I buy it. This one is not only one of the biggest I have seen, it is also very well made with fine work and nice deep stamp work. About 1 13/16" long and 1" wide. Very sweet.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1305399
Oceanica
$892.00
Dating to the 1960's or earlier, this is a very well made bracelet, note the difficult curved inlay for the tail and the precise silver work. This is undoubtedly the work of one of the Zuni masters. The face of the bracelet is about 2 3/8" tall, and the inner circumference is about 5" PLUS a 1 3/8" gap. Excellent condition. A major collector's piece!
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1304460
Oceanica
$868.00
This beautiful and large pin dates to the 1940's. It was made by Bowman Paywa ( see Toshio Sei's book The Knifewing and Rainbow man in Zuni Jewelry for more info and an almost identical piece ). The pin measures 2 1/2" by 2 1/4" and is unmarked silver with inlay of jet, shell, and turquoise. Excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1301720
Oceanica
$233.00
Joe Chee is lesser known than his brother Marc, but he was just as prolific and worked with Mark Chee for several years. His work is undervalued IMHO. This ring is a size 7 1/2 and the face is about 5/8" by about 3/4". It is signed Joe Chee and is in excellent condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1301719
Oceanica
$587.00
About 1 inch in diameter, signed A. Q., very nicely made and appear to be from the 1950's, very collectible item. Excellent condition. Hand cast and hand assembled. Alice Quam was the daughter of Warren and Doris Ondelacy and her work is highly sought after.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1980 item #1301718
Oceanica
$114.00
Finely made and stamped pin that is very similar to a pin published in the book " The Native American Curio Trade " by J. Batkin that was made in the Seligman's shop after 1946. It is about 2 1/2" by about 1 1/2", and in excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1299714
Oceanica
sold thank you
This one is a real find!! A signed bracelet by one of the most collectable Native American jewelry artists. The bracelet is marked with Mr. Chee's bird mark, and is about 5 3/4 inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/16" gap and is about 1" wide. The high grade turquoise stones are all in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. The bracelet shows signs of having been adjusted and is in excellent vintage condition. Circa 1950's.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1299713
Oceanica
$1,134.00
This is a rare item, I have only seen a few buckles made and signed by Kenneth Begay. This buckle is about 2 7/8" long by about 1 3/8" wide and is decorated in deep repossee with a cotton bole ( the flower of the cotton plant that then goes to seed and turns into cotton ). Mr. Begay used this design on other items as well. The buckle is hallmarked with the initials KB in a reserve, the White Hogan mark and sterling. Circa 1950's.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1940 item #1299712
Oceanica
$583.00
This is not your typical 1920's Fred Harvey piece. It is completely hand made and fabricated ( all the silver was cast by hand and formed into shape ) It looks like even the pin back was made by hand! This piece was made by one of the greats, Mark Chee, Fred Peshlakai, Morris Robinson, all made similar pieces. About 2 7/8" long by 13/16" wide. The Gem grade turquoise is Nevada mine, and most likely from Red Mountain, Indian Mountain, Pilot Mountain or similar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1296409
Oceanica
$5,460.00
This fine netsuke is probably my favorite in my little group. Once again, while it has great provenance, the carving is just superb, the movement of the snake as it glides in and out of the gourd is fantastic. About 39mm by 37mm by 21mm, light wear and patina. Mei ukibori Tadakuni, published Meinertzhagen page 838, lot 41 Sotheby's 01/22/77, ex. Winkworth. Circa 1830-40. Also see Lazarnick p 1059. I do have more images, please email me if you want to see more or have any questions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1296408
Oceanica
$700.00
This one is a bit of a mystery. The mei reads Jugyoku, and it appears to be one of the later mei, but I can't find out much about the carver. There were two carvers who signed Jugyoku who are well known, and at least one and possibly three more who signed the same way all working from the mid to the late 19th century. Anyway, this is kind of a sweet carving ( perhaps a sweet oni is an oxymoron ). About 39mm by 34mm by 26mm, light wear and light patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1296406
Oceanica
$1,590.00
Very nice large netsuke that may be school of Kanman ( Iwami ), see Lazarnick p582 k144 for similar work. Unsigned, about 47mm by 31mm by 29mm. Made of sea pine with a pink coral bead as the jewel and mother of pearl inlaid into the dragon's eyes. Light wear nice patina. Much nicer than my awful pictures show...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1296361
Oceanica
sold thank you
About 30mm by 26mm by 22mm. Very sweet piece with light to moderate wear and nice patina. Gyokurin is listed as early 19th century in Lazarnick on page 425, also in Netsuke Familiar and Unfamiliar by Bushell page 493, also in Ueda Reikichi -- middle period. I was just informed that the mei is more likely Gyokumin, who is listed in Meinertzhagen on pages 96 and 97 mid-19th century. Paypal accepted. 4% discount for check, money order or wire transfer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1296358
Oceanica
$680.00
About 47mm by 37mm by 18mm. Very good condition with moderate wear and nice patina, old chip to one side -- quite worn, so netsuke was used after chipped. Eyes inlaid with horn. Mei is shown in Lazarnick page 707, and Meinertzhagen on page 420 ( #3 ) and noted as a pupil of Masanao. There is an old collection #50 on bottom, possibly Bushell ( see the listing I have for the Oni later ). Had a tough time trying to get a pict of the mei.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1296350
Oceanica
sold thank you
Approximately 45mm by 31mm by 19mm. Light wear, no damage or restoration. Meinertzhagen shows 2 toads with the same mei circa 1820. Neil Davey p229 and UR 613 also refer to this artist as having been a student of Masanao. Another almost identical piece was sold at Brinfield by Jean? and purchased by Markov's.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1960 item #1291375
Oceanica
$266.00
If you browse my catalog, you will see that I do not stock a lot of unsigned work. This is mainly because I try to be very selective as to what I sell, if I don't like something, I don't stock it. However when a piece stands out, I can't resist, such is the case with this guy. The work is nicer and more detailed than most, the twisted wire antennae and legs as well as the well executed deep stamping, set it above the rest. I suspect this is pre-war dating to the 1930's given the quality...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1291374
Oceanica
$983.00
Mark Chee needs no introduction, he was one of the most influential smiths in the Dine' jewelry tradition. This fine buckle is heavy silver with five turquoise stones ( look like Godber -- which he favored ). It measures 3" by 1 1/4" by about 1/2" thick. Excellent vintage condition. Hallmarked with " CHEE " inside the eagle hallmark.