A Whalebone Harpoon Point.
Tapering to a fine tip.
Yaghan, Tierra Del Fuego 19thC.
Length; 13 1/8" (33.3 cm).
Condition; good patina.
Minute chip to tip and side of barb
A Mexican folkart parade body mask costume depicting a ferocious male tiger with a wide open mouth. Carved from one solid tree trunk of a soft wood. Teeth are made using wild boar tusk and the tongue is a painted leather. The tail is removable.
Age: Early 20th C (1900-1920)
Dimensions: 63" Long by 18 1/2" Wide by 26 1/2" High
A lovely and very scarce bone flute with fine engravings, Manabi, Costal Region of Ecuador, ca. 0-1000 AD.
This flute was alledgely found with neolithic tools, hence the early dating. Finely decorated flute with an attractive patina solid fabric.
Size: 16,5 cm. long.
Provenance: Inger and Ebbe Gotzche Frederiksen, Espergærde, Denmark...
Charming and unique mate cup, South American, likely Argentina, early 20th century or late 19th century, unmarked.
Measures just under 5" high, and is roughly 2 1/2" wide, with lid attached by a chain. The lid has a hole for insertion of bombilla.
Ovoid form, with etched designs in bands, simple foliate and geometric designs, with textured backgrounds.
The feet are delightful, three human legs with boots, a very unusual base.
It sits slighlty askew, and has visible dents in body and on lid...
Antique southeast small Asian ceramic Jar with a brownish/green glaze, two ring handles near mouth, recessed unglazed foot with brown color clay. Very delicate and refined.
Lama Hong, Vietnamese Monk
Dates Champa Empire, 13th century
Size H 4 3/4" x W 3 1/8"
A rear and ancient Pre Colombian quartz and green jade necklace. The long quartz beads average length is from 75 to 85 cementers in length. In the light you can see the painstaking drilling of the holes in the quartz.Two animals carved in the gree jade. See photos Age is over 2,000 years old.
Length is 43 cm. Condition: one long quartz bead is broken otherwise in good condition.
Chimu Painted Pre Columbian Textile, with whimsical figures of Warriors monkeys birds and Fish. Painted on a checkered cotton type textile in good condition . This would be wonderful framed , size 38" by 17.5".
lovely very finely woven Bolivian textile from the collection of Dr Evan Maurer. pristine condition
main section of belt is 2.25 inches wide and 18 inches long... plus delicately woven narrow strap tie on one side 18 inches... narrow strap tie from other side is 10 inches
DESCRIPTION: An engaging Spanish Colonial carved santo figure depicting Saint Anthony holding the Christ Child. St. Anthony of Padua is perhaps one of the most loved and admired saints in the Catholic Church. Born in Portugal in 1195, he was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who later did much of his work in Italy. Here St. Anthony is dressed in a brown friar's habit with head tilted to one side, gently holding the Christ Child in his arms...
DESCRIPTION: A large polychromed wood figure of Saint Martin De Porres, Peruvian, 18th C. Here he is depicted gazing upward toward heaven, arms outstretched, wearing his Dominican robe embroidered in gold with a long painted rosary dangling past his waist. His white undergarment is richly painted with flowers and gold leafy tendrils. Carved in full round, his head is set with glass eyes and he retains a good amount of the original paint...
DESCRIPTION: A fine Spanish Colonial Cuzco School painting of the Virgin Mary, originating from Cusco, Peru. Here Mary is depicted with a golden halo looking straight at the viewer, wearing a royal blue robe with gold floral accents. In her hands she holds the crown of thorns and nails; however her image is not one of sorrow but of great peace and serenity...
DESCRIPTION: A classic painting from the Peruvian Cuzco School, this stunning oil on canvas of Arcangel San Rafael dates from the 19th C. San Rafael is depicted with angelic face and a crown of roses on his head. The angel is dressed in boots and an elaborate traveler's coat with lace cuffs. From his left hand he holds a fish, which is the symbol of this saint. Wonderful condition; in a more recent burlwood frame; unsigned...
DESCRIPTION: A superb solid copper Spanish Colonial cooking pot with a wide banded straight neck and hand hammered bulbous body. Large handmade brads hold the thick copper sheets in place, and two sturdy rings hang from downward curling supports. PROVENANCE: Sourced in Chile while on a South American buying trip; early to mid 1800's. This is a magnificent, solid pot in excellent original condition with age appropriate wear and patina. DIMENSIONS: 11" high (28 cm) x 12" diameter (30.5 cm).
DESCRIPTION: A classic and quite old pair of hand carved South American wood stirrups. The Guacho of Argentina, the Morochucos of Peru and the Hauso of Chile all preferred large wooden "shoes" for use as stirrups rather than the more prevalent iron stirrup. These stirrups cover the whole front of the foot, which can be an advantage when riding through tall brush. This pair has good age and obvious usage; we estimate them to date from the early 1800's...
This is the finest miniature Olmec jade maskette that I have ever seen. The beard is a particularly noteworthy feature. Many bearded figures are known from the Olmec culture and are seen on a variety of media. It measures only 1 1/2" long. It is mildly scooped in the back. Found in a dig in Veracruz, Mexico in 1966. It is made from one of the most beautiful pieces of jade that I have seen. It is extremely translucent. It is thin and lightweight. Look at how evenly the jade is distributed...
This is a carved portrait of Christ in gem quality emerald from Colombia. It has been specific gravity tested. It originated from the Chivor mining area in Columbia which produced higher grade specimens than the Muzo or Coscuez areas. It dates to around the middle 1600's and shows no evidence of modern tool marks. It is 233.24 carats. It is 1 1/2" tall, 1/1/4" wide and 1" deep. The patina is beautiful. It is a fabulous hand or pocket piece. I don't know of another Christ carving in emerald. A Co...
Origin: ECUADOR/MANABI PROVINCE/ COASTAL REGION
AGE: Ca. 500 B.C. - 500 A.D.
DESCRIPTION: A deftly molded lifelike ceramic “lime spoon” in the shape of a frog measuring 2” in length by 1 3/4” in width by 1” in depth and has been drilled through the left rear leg so it can be worn as a pendant. It most likely represents a poisonous dart frog given the circular punctuated areas on its back. This creative rotund crouching little figure has great charm. Remnant...
ORIGIN: Oaxaca Mexico
SIZE: Two are 5 3/4 " in length and the third is 5 " in length.
AGE: Postclssic / 900 A.D - 1521 A. D.
MATERIAL: Beaten Copper
DESCRIPTION: "Early colonial Spanish accounts describe the use of axe money in markets and as tribute in Oxaca. The blades clearly had no utilitarian function , as they are of soft and very thin copper and possess no cutting edge. Frequently found in large caches in Oxaca, the mushroom or T-shaped axe money pieces are of varied size but always ...