A rare crystal pair of beads necklace originating from the tribal regions of nagaland India about 300 years old. They were worn by the tribal Lords for power and status in their tribe. A rare collection
A large coffee table book published in 1996 by Harry N. Abrams. This hard cover with jacket is in excellent condition however there is an inscription on the front free paper.
Comprehensive catalogue Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story accompanies a major exhibition at the Israel Museum on the subject of Egyptian-Canaanite relations from the end of the fourth millennium BCE until the collapse of the Egyptian Empire in Canaan ca. 1130 BCE. The topics discussed in the catalogue range from the history of the political relations between Egypt and Canaan through the fascinating and at times surprising impact of their cultures on one another...
Large Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. MAroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Crtaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 60 mm (2 1/4").
Italian Bronze Commemorative Coin, Five Centuries of the Birth of Raphael, Renaissance Italian painter. In custom case and minted in 1983. Obverse: image of Raphael, signed B. Elliker, Reverse: Reproduction with some variation of the Madonna with the Goldfinch, signed. R. Ciabani. Coin is 60 mm or 2 3/8" diameter. Information found in LaMoneta.it, (Numismatica Italiana cod - W-WM72S / 5-1.)
With text by Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt and Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobbard, CHINESE ART, Bronze, Jade, Sculpture, Ceramics, c. 1962, presents some of the finest timeless Chinese works of art covering a period of approximately 4000 years. Excellent condition. 428 pages, 65 color plates, 133 photo-engravings with complete and detailed descriptions, a chronological table of Chinese dynasties and a bibliography. About 10.5" x 13" x 2" and weighs about 8 lbs. Shipping at cost.
2 beautiful Neanderthal discoid scrapers on flakes. Jasper, heights 2 1/4" and 2 3/4". Fontmaure, France. Legal surface finds. Both on exquisite jasper flakes in excellent condition. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
This set is a rare Christie's auction catalogues on Japanese art from 3/20/1985 and 3/21/1985...
A leather bound volume with gilt edging published by Easton Press, 1983. No DJ or slipcase. Near fine condition with only two small water stains on the bottom of the first three title pages. Picasso's paintings and the study of his art with 65 illustrations in monochrome and 40 full color plates.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction catalogue.
Monday November 2, 1998
Fine Chinese Ceramics Works of Art, Jade Carvings and Snuff Bottles
Sale Code: HK0137 ZI YI
Softcover with Price List: 206 pages, 344 lots, all of the lots are pictured in colour.
Size: 10-5/8” x 8-1/4”.
Condition: Used - minor cover wear, otherwise excellent.
Estimated Packaged weight 1.60 lbs
This is the BOOK: CHINA COLLECTING IN AMERICA ALICE M. EARLE 1892 1ST ED. From a former Antique dealer's personal Collection the size is 8 5/8" X 6 1/2"; 429p; MULTI Illustrations; light corner wear but no tears. Want it? Get it. Hard to find Antique here.
2 Neanderthal burins from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights 2 1/8" and 2 1/4". Excellent condition, legal surface finds. Both also have a worked scraper or blade edge, and the burin to the left has a hooked notch. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
"Hamada Potter" by Bernard Leach. 1975 First Edition, Kodansha. Hadmade paper bound hard cover with original plastic dust cover. The book is bound with hand-laid paper from Fukui Prefecture coated with pine resin sizing. The titling on the cover and spine was silk-screened with natural Japanese lacquer by Wajima Craft, with the held of the lacquer artists Keisuke Ichinaka and Isaburou Kado. The image is Hamada's signature broken sugar cane motif which adorned so many of his pots...
The T.Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collections of Important Chinese Ceramics and Jade Carvings: Part 1
Sotheby’s Hong Kong
Tuesday 18th November 1986
A nice 1949 Canadian silver dollar $1 coin in MS60 condition. It has superb detail and and it retains its complete mint luster (please note that our scans don't show the luster particularly well - it is vivid and attractive). A prize in this condition. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items...
Messengers of Modernism~American Studio Jewelry (1940-1960). Hard cover with dustjacket in pristine condition.
A group of 5 smaller Neanderthal tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2" and 3". Legal surface finds, all in excellent condition. Nice variety of multi-tools with a variety of finely retouched edges, from blades to scraper edges to denticulates. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
5 Danish Mesolithic blades from the Ertebolle-Ellerbek ("Kitchen Midden") culture. Legal surface finds. Flint, heights between 2 3/8" and 3 3/8". All in excellent condition, one with truncation, indicating it may have been an inset sickle blade with a wooden handle. Nice variety of blade edges, expertly retouched by the tool maker. Very beautiful, variegated and multi-colored flint. Date to 5300-3900 BCE