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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1292306 (stock #LS201508)
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$3000.00
This Olmec translucent jade figure is 1 7/8" long. The bottom was broken off in antiquity which allows one to peer into its ancient patina and jade composition and also keeps the price affordable. The drill hole is original which is important as it is the best place to look at for authenticity. I had a jeweler install a modern 14K gold loop so I could wear it. It has excellent provenance which goes to the buyer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1291556 (stock #LS201505)
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I have seen and collected many bird celts and axe-gods over the years. This one ranks near the top for the type. The quality of the carving is extraordinary and the jade material is wonderfully colorful. It is 3/5/8" long. It is from the Las Mercedes, Linea Vieja area. The blade is narrowed as well as deeply cut back at the waistline. The eyes are marked by drill pits set in a broad groove. A pair of knobs on the head resemble the local great horned owl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137945 (stock #LS201213)
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This extraordinarily rare Olmec Jade dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the below quartz dagger and are being sold together as a pair. I have them listed separately so I can show six pictures of each. This piece is 4 1/2" long. The little Olmec man on the top is only 1 1/4". You can imagine the amount of work that went into creating and carving this miniature little man using only abrasion...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137943 (stock #LS201212)
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This extraordinarily rare Olmec Quartz dagger or possible bloodletter was found together with the above jade dagger and are being sold together as a pair. I have them listed separately so I can show six pictures of each. It was made from a long quartz crystal of gem quality with no inclusions and ground to shape. This piece is 5 1/2" long. This Olmec artifact is of the finest workmanship and material. The effigy is in a classic Olmec pose...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137788 (stock #LS201211)
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$2000.00
This beautiful Olmec bead is made from true jadeite and is 3" long. The jade is opaque. It has the classic Olmec face incised into the side. The hole does not go all the way through, but is drilled at both ends with two holes for suspension. A very rare find.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137780 (stock #LS201210)
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$8000.00
This extremely rare standing Olmec figure is 3" long and 1 1/2" wide at the shoulders. It is made from true jadeite that is semi-translucent at the right arm and shoulder. It is drilled in the back of the neck for suspension. It has a prominent navel. Please view my youtube video at http://youtu.be/8OFs-mik7ZI
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137602 (stock #LS20129)
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This Olmec maskette is made from chloromelanite jadeite and dates to 1200-600BC. It measures 2 1/2" long, 2" wide and 1" deep. Half is imperial green jade and half is imperial blue jade. It was authenticated by Dr. Frank Preusser who has more than 35 years of experience in the scientific examination of works of art and historical and archaeological artifacts. He was the chief scientist at the Doerner Institute in Munich and the Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137417 (stock #LS20128)
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This extraordinarily rare Olmec necklace has 57 beads all made from Imperial green true jadeite. All are highly translucent except 4 small beads. It measures 30" when strung open from end to end. It has been restrung in modern times. I have never seen nor heard of pre-Columbian imperial jadeite of this quality. There is only one other imperial jadeite necklace that is in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia museum. Please e-mail me for a photo of that necklace...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137397 (stock #LS20127)
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This extremely rare and stunning museum quality Olmec standing figure is made from beautiful Olmec blue true jadeite. It is opague. It measures a whopping 8 3/8" long and 2 1/2" at the shoulders. The head is just shy of 3". It dates from 1200-600BC. It is the definition of Olmec classic with the elongated head and were-jaquar mouth. It has incising along the chest, left leg and left cheek...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #906740 (stock #LS2009127)
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This incredible Olmec true blue translucent jadeite spoon, used to ingest hallucinogenic substances, is in the effigy of a jaguar tooth with an engraving showing the gum line. It has two holes drilled for suspension. The tooth is just shy of 2 1/2" and 1/2" wide. The material has specific gravity tested to be true jadeite. The blue color is evenly dispersed throughout the piece and it is the highest quality blue jade I have ever seen. It is true gem quality. It has a modern 18K gold loop. This i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #871662 (stock #LS2009118)
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$2000.00
This is a very rare and finely carved jade tubular bead with raised collars. It dates to the Costa Rican Nicoya and Guanacaste period, C50 BC. It is 4 3/4" long and 1/2" thick. It has a beautiful patina. One end has a single break (shown in the pictures). It has been professionally repaired and does not distract.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #869725 (stock #LS2009106)
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$195.00
This nice dual image with monkey on top is made from albite. It is from Copan. It is 1" tall and is from the Keith Finello collection. It is drilled on the top for suspension. It dates to the Classic Mayan period C300-900AD.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #869686 (stock #LS2009103)
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$350.00
This Olmec "spoon" is 1 1/4" X 3/4" and is made from translucent fuchsite. It is generally accepted that these served as trays from which shamans inhaled hallucinogenic snuff. This piece is from the famous Keith Finello collection and dates to C900-600BC.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #869391 (stock #LS2009101)
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This extremely rare Olmec deformed fetus is described in the book “The Olmec World Ritual and Rulership”. A very similar one is pictured on page 55. Carolyn E. Tate from Texas Tech University, who wrote this chapter, stated only 18 such figurines were known to her. It is 1 1/2" long and made from the highest quality Olmec blue translucent jadeite. This piece has good microscopic evidence of contact with the soil including staining and mineral deposits. Under magnification, bacterial metaboli...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #864924 (stock #LS200994)
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$2000.00
This beautiful Olmecoid true light green translucent jade (specific gravity tested at 1.66) axe-god is 3 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. The back shows no evidence of modern repolish. This piece is ex. Keith Finello. Authenticated by a forensic laboratory, Orenda Labs. Comes with a custom made gold-plated cage so it can be worn. Please view my video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVv0z3Bhvr4
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #864750 (stock #LS200991)
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$1495.00
This beautiful jadeite bead necklace is attributed to the Preclassic period 400BC-200AD from Guerrero, Mexico. It is about 22" long when opened and laid flat. It is a very wearable piece. It has been restrung for modern wear. This is a very scarce necklace with fine beads.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #863038 (stock #LS200964)
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$1200.00
This hematite Colima miniature effigy axe is 3 1/2" long and was found by the late Dr. Allen Heflin on 12-31-47. It is so inscribed on the back in his distinctive black ink. This is a fabulous extremely rare piece. I have seen only two others and they were not nearly as nice as this one. If you are an axe collector, this is a must have. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQt-yXflSlE
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #862816 (stock #LS200959)
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$495.00
This jade piece has been specific gravity tested as true jadeite. It is 1 1/8" long and 1/8" to 1/16" thick and looks like it is a jade river worn pebble. It could easily be adapted for modern wear as a ring or necklace. It is ex-Keith Finello and has been authenticated by a forensic laboratory, Orenda Labs.