A grouping of 5 hard to classify Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, generally excellent condition with a few minor chips missing. Legal surface finds, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Very sculptural group on some beautiful examples of Fontmaure jasper. A little bit of everything here- scraper edges, burins, notches. In the photo the 2nd, 3rd and 5th from the left are all flakes tools, the 1st and 4th from the left are partial bifacially worked tools...
Authentic 1947 Share Certificate, "Jardins & vignobles d'Egypte" Lithographic Printing in Red Ink for the Societe Anonyme Egyptienne (Wine). Twenty Five shares of One Hundred Egyptian Pounds from a capital of 275,000 Egyptian Pounds issued. Certificate Number 43426. With ink cancellation. Dated 30th June 1947. The Share Certificate is decorated with border of fruits. Width: 16" (40.5 cm) x 17 2/8" (43.5 cm) including ten tear-off indemnity stamps numbered 31-40. Folded...
"Sekai no Mingei" ("Folk Crafts of the World"). by Hamada Shoji, Tonomura Ichinosuke (Director,) Keisuke. Collections of the Kurashiki Folk Crafts Museum. 1972 First Edition. Hard cover, original dust jacket. In Japanese. Afterword by Hamada Shoji. 222 pages, 106 color plates. Fronts piece handmade woodblock print by Serizawa Keisuke. Condition-Very good, like new. Signed copy by Director Tonomura August 2, 1972. 1972 Museum pamplet included...
"The Tea Ceremony" by Sen'o Tanaka. First Edition, 1973, Kodansha Japan. With Original Cardboard Cover, Condition - New, highly collectible. 214 pages with numerous color and black and white plates showing tea ceremony culture: prized tea ware and utensils, gardens and architecture, and cha no yu practices. Contents include tea ceremony history, aesthetics, tea masters, styles of tea ceremony, tea architecture and tea gardens, and performance guidelines...
A group of 5 German Neolithic blades. I purchased these as part of an old German collection. No further information on them other than that they were found at a site on the Kleiner Ploner See (Little Ploner Lake) in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Flint, heights between 2 3/8" and 3 7/8". One minor chip on the 2nd blade from the right in the photo, otherwise intact. Lovely gem-like patina on beautifully colored flint. These are Neolithic blades.
"Europe from the Best Authorities" published as the Act directs by C. Brightly & E. Kinnersley Bungay Suffolk August 24th, 1815. Copper engraved map with original
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Neanderthal biface hand axe. Flint, 3 1/4" by 2 1/2". Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find. One small recent chip, slightly visible on left hand photo about 1/3 down on right. Exquisite, smaller hand axe on a soft, grey-brown semi-translucent flint. Beautifully executed lithic, with multiple different tool edges and a highly refined ergonomic form. Lovely axe!
A motorcycle & sidecar tintype circa 1905 with a historic view. This scarce, very early photograph is on a late tintype (photo on treated metal blank) and this 2-3/8 x 1-5/8" (view area) image consists of a young motorcycle rider astride the bike with a rather concerned-looking grandma in the sidecar. Three other ladies stand behind her, and there is an Edmonson's Red Seal Toffee pail in the middle of the road (road hazards were a little different in those days...)...
Vols. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of THE SHIBATA COLLECTION of Japanese porcelain from the early 17th to the mid 19th C. About 10" x 9.5". All in excellent nearly new condition. USPS Priority or Media Mail from Virginia at cost.
By Susan E. Stuart. It is hard to overstate the importance of the Gillow material in relationship to the history of both British and North American furniture. No other furniture archive covers the same period of time and in as much detail...
French marble clocks are increasing in popularity. This book deals with this subject. Its opening chapters reveal the history of the marble clock along with information about their origins and makers. Some chapters take a look at the famous pendule de Paris movement that is found in many French mantel clocks from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The French Marble Clockis the first complete book on the subject, written by Nicolas Thorpe, who is an enthusiastic collector...
Neanderthal cordiform axe. Flint, in excellent condition, one minor chip missing. height 2 7/8" Auction purchase, from the Dordogne Region in France. Lovely calcified patina. Nice ergonomics. Dating to 100,000-80,000 BCE.
"Buddhist Book Illuminations", by Pratapaditya Pal and Julia Meech-Pekarik. Published by Ravi Kumar Publishers. Printed by Walker Print (Far East) Ltd. Hong Kong. This 1988 edition is limited to 400 copies. This copy is number 161. 339 pages. Hard cover in slipcase. Large quarto, red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt design on front board, numerous illustrations in black and white (130) and in color (108). Excellent condition.
Note 1: Handwritten and hand-printed, books have played an impor...
2 eccentric Neanderthal scrapers. Jasper, height: both at 3". From Fontmaure, France, purchased from an older Dutch collection. The lithic on the left has what may be a chip missing at the top left in the photo. This is an old chip, well patinated. By it's form I do not think it was intentional to the piece and may be use-damage. The right side shows signs of use and was summarily knapped, hence it may have been made "in the field" for some specific function. The lithic on the right is a ve...
Larger Neolithic blade core (livre du beurre, or butter loaf). Flint, height 7 1/8". Legal surface find, Grand-Pressigny region, France. Excellent condition- a large core with traces of the removal of several longer blade blanks (see my stock number 2786 for examples). Dates to approximately 8000-5000 BCE.
"Pyramid of the Aqua Skiers at Florida Cypress Gardens" Vintage Linen Postcard. It is a thrilling sight at Florida Cypress Gardens when the five champions go speeding over the water at 30 miles per hour, to form the big pyramid, during the four daily water ski shows. Condition Excellent, Unused. Curt Teich
Sotheby's auction catalog for December 12,1991.
In fine condition, the back cover shows very light wear.
This lot includes three Anthony Trollope books all published by Dodd Mead & Co., New York. Phineas Redux Vol. I was published in 1913 and Vol. III in 1910. Dr. Thorne Vol.I was published in 1914. The owner's name is inscribed on the front free paper of all three books and the red boards show modest wear.
Harold P. Stern, Freer Gallery of Art fiftieth anniversary exhibition. 1. Ukiyo-e painting, publ. Smithsonian Institution, Washington 1973. Paperback, exhibition catalog, 334 pages, 118 screens, scroll paintings, drawings and related items with extensive descriptions and b/w illustrations, some color illustrations. Includes errata slip.
Fair condition. Firm binding, covers a bit scuffed, one corner dented through and through, some spots on title page and the page before.
Small Neanderthal biface with area of cortex. Flint, height 3 5/8". Vallee de la Creuse, France, legal surface find. One old chip missing, visible on the inside edges in the photos, about 1/4 down from the distal end. Lovely, glossy ground patina. Though similar in shape to a Limande, this lithic is a bit more roughly flaked and is thick for its size, making it a substantial tool for heavier work. Excellent ergonomics indicate this as the piece is designed for a very strong grip in all dire...
Very rare Hadrosaur eggs with very good shell coverages found in Xixia Basin, Henan Province, China. It is very difficult to find Hadrosaur eggs in very good conditon like these.
Age: China, Late Cretaceous Period, (71 to 84 million years old)
Measurement: Height 29.5 C.M. / Width 10.3 C.M. (size excluding stand)
Condition: Nice condition overall (some expected degradation due to their age). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details.
Shipment: Worldwide ship...
This is arguably the most detailed study ever made of any branch of British furniture. Its unique scope embraces the work of hundreds of craftsmen throughout the country, working within the general tradition of their area while making individual style statements. As New Condition, Rare Book. 081514
This charm (or pendant) is a great depiction of a Poodle dog. It measures 1 1/4" long / tall ..., and is 3-D. The detail is great. It is in great condition and hard to find It has good heft: circa 1950's. FREE US STANDARD S/H.
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The one form of Japanese folk religion intended for natural object. Sharp stone like an implement in the wooden box.
Box: approx. H 22cm (8.66in), 13 x 9cm (5.11 x 3.54in)
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Albumen photograph mounted on grey stock of a shallow pool in the foreground the ruins of some walls and columns in the middle and Vesuvius in the distance. A very well printed image with deep contrasts in tones. The image is from around 1875. 7 9/16 tall by 10 3/16 inches (19.5 x 26 cm). Card 13 by 16 inches (33 x 40.5 cm).
Condition; Generally excellent with a few surface scratches. The plate had a few losses that were colored in before printing.
A very good quality image, found with...
Very nice group of four smaller Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. All beautiful examples of the famous Fontmaure jasper, all in excellent condition with semi-glossy ground patina. Legal surface finds, heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". Each of these tools, despite their smaller size, are equipt with at least two functional scraper/blade edges. There are also notches, shaft straighteners and burin tips as well. Conceptionally remarkable examples of Neanderthal stonewo...
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Late Edo period, 19th century, Japan
approx. 22 x 15.7cm (8.66 x 6.18in)
136 kinds of hand-drawn various Japanese confectionery through 34 pages (in total 38 pages including cover), as this is a very precious reference of such traditional confectionery used for 'cha-no-yu' (tea ceremony) at that time as well.
In fine used condition as is, with pencil-doodling in one page.
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"Woman In Short Yellow Dress" Vintage Linen Postcard. Condition Near Mint.
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Signed, limited edition, with an introduction by Lord David Cecil. Published by George Rainbird, London (1957). Hardcover folio, 16.5 x 11.75 inches. Limited to 150 copies of which this is Number 107 with slipcase. Signed by Augustus John and Lord David Cecil and inscribed to the art collector Emily Chadbourne and signed a second time by Augustus John. The book was designed and produced by George Rainbird and Ruari McLean.The lithograph self-portrait w...
Ca 1900 Written by John Ruskin and published by Thomas Y. Crowell& Co., New York. No date given. This is a small book with a quarter linen cover embossed with gilt design on the front and spine,all accented by floral paper. The edges show wear and there is a name written in ink on the front free paper. The pages have toning. 190 pp.
Larger Neanderthal notched backed blade. Jasper, height 5 1/4" From Fontmaure, France. Excellent condition, dryish patina. Legal surface find. Beautiful backed blade, created with a few simple flaking strikes, and then refined on one edge. Well designed ergonomically, with a notch at the center of the blade itself. The notch shows signs of use related wear. Lovely form and example of Fontmaure jasper. Dating to approximately 50,000 BCE.
"A Mighty and Valiant Underground Army over 2200 Years Back". This profusely illustrated soft cover was published by the Shaanxi Sanquinj Publishing House. Page 12 is a bit loose but intact. Both color and B&W photos. 128 pp. Front inscription perhaps by the author...Please disregard glare on front cover.
The Peony Pavilion Collection: Chinese Ceramics for Japan (c. 1580-1650). Scarce hard cover by Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 1989. 122 pp. of text with full-color illustrations. Excellent condition. Our price includes insured USPS Priority Mail shipping.
Neanderthal partial biface multi-tool, flint, height 5 1/4". Excellent condition with fine, variegated patina. Large and very boldly constructed tool, with a prominent burin. This is a bit difficult to classify, but was obviously a multi-tool with a wide variety of functions. Given its size and weight I would imagine it was used to score and crack open large bones to extract bone marrow, an important source of iron at the time. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE. From the Grand-Pressigny region, Fr...
An early, collectible edition with five B&W photos. A reprint published in 1889 by Houghton Mifflin. The front paper boards shows some wear and staining otherwise fine.69pp.
A very rare and limited edition of six complete jade books in Chinese. Each volume features large and clear, beautiful color photos of rare jades that represent each period in Chinese history. The back pages of each book contain detailed descriptions of each jade. Excellent reference books for study and enjoyment.
Vol. 1) Earliest Jades
Vol. 2) Shang / Western Zhou
Vol. 3) Spring & Autumn Period / Warring States
Vol. 4) Qin/Han/Southern & Northern Dynasties
Vol. 5) Sui / Ta...
This rare 5-3/8" x 3-3/8" full-color souvenir postcard depicts the "Pottery Building Newcomb College, / New Orleans, La." On the back is the stock number 10215 of "Grombach-Faisans Co. Ltd., Publishers, New-Orleans, La." In the stamp region are the words "Made in Germany."
There is a bit of chipping along the bottom edge, and on all four corners. Some blackening of the image at left and right, which may be ink from the printing process (?). Still, a very desirable and early commemorativ...
"Furo: The Japanese Bath" by Peter Grilli & Dana Levy. First Edition, 1985, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. "New" condition. 191 pages. With forward by Isamu Noguchi. Color and B/W photos.
Chapters: The Spirit of the Bath, The History of Bathing, Public Baths, Onsen: The Hot Spring Bath, The Domestic Bath, A Guide to Hot Springs.
"Discover the traditions and thinking of a land that has made bathing into a sensual art and a national pastime, and let its wisdom be ...
Authentic 1902 Share Certificate, "Travaux D'Irrigation du Governement Egyptien" Lithographic Printing in Red Ink for the Egyptian Government Ministry of Public Works with Sphinx and Pyramids design. Certificate Number 59,130, dated 18th January 1902. Width: 14.1" (36 cm) x 12,5" (32 cm) includes a Five Shilling Duty Stamp. Folded. Extremely good condition for age. Suitable for framing. All ephemera sold by Ihnasiyah Gallery is guaranteed authentic and of the period/culture as described.
A sumptuous coffee table book published in 1988 by Oxmoor. Harcover with dustjacket. Mint condition. 256pp.
This is the BOOK: A CONNOTARY DEFINITIONS NOT FOUND IN DICTIONARIES. Authored and signed by a former Governor of VIRGINIA, GARLAND POLLARD, there are 118p; 7 5/8" X 4 7/8"; multiple illustrations; grade is VG+ NF. Entertainment and Humor, 1935 4th Printing
"Ancient India", Bulletin of the Archeological Survey of India, number 13, Year 1957. Edited and published by the Director General of Archaeology in India, New Delhi. Printed by the Job Press Ltd., Kanpur. 8 3/8"x10 11/16" (21,5x27 cm). 145 pages. Numerous drawings, maps and photos. A series of articles on the archeology of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, by British and Indian field experts, published in the mid forties to the early sixties. Contents described on cover (see photo 1). Back sligh...
Authentic 1946 Share Certificate, "Grands Magasins Chemla S.A.E" Lithographic Printing in BLue Ink for the Societe Anonyme Egyptienne. 25 shares of One Hundred Egyptian Pounds from a capital of 400,000 Egyptian Pounds issued. Certificate Number 18401-18425, dated 15th August 1946. Width: 17" (43 cm) x 15,5" (29 cm) including tear-off indemnity stamps numbered 11 - 25. Folded. Nicks and creases associated with age. Suitable for framing. All ephemera sold by Ihnasiyah Gallery is guaranteed authent...
A well conditioned Rams Murex shell.
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A very rare Nautilus (Ammonite) Fossil from Southeast Asia. It is unusual to find fossils of this kind in this part of the world and in this condition.
Age:CRETACEOUS PERIOD (MIDDLE SANTONIAN STAGE) : 85 - 84 million years ago.
Size: 21cm x 18cm x 9cm.
Weight: 4 Kgs.
Possibly a first edition- cloth-bound hard cover ( no jacket) published in 1946 by the American Artists Group. Includes nine color plates by various artists along with 35 illustrations. The cover shows some wear on the edges, with a smudge and bump on the front.The end papers have yellowed- otherwise fine. 76pp.
OMEGA Constellation Model 16mm Logo Buckle 18mm Croco Calf Strap. All very nice and high quality. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME.
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Following FRONTISPIECE of the STATUE PHOTO ILLUS. Title page reads as follows: PROCEEDINGS UPON THE/ UNVEILING OF THE/ STATUE OF/ BARON VON STEUBEN/ MAJOR GENERAL AND INSPECTOR GENERAL IN THE/ CONTINENTAL ARMY DURING THE/ REVOLUTIONARY WAR/ IN WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 7, 1910/ AND UPON THE/ PRESENTATION OF THE REPLICA TO/ HIS MAJESTY THE GERMAN EMPEROR/ AND THE GERMAN NATION/ IN POTSDAM, SEPTEMBER 2, 1911/ ERECTED BY THE CONGRESS OF/ THE UNITED STATES/ COMPILED BY GEORGE H. CARTER/ AND PRINTE...
A simply superior, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.50ct. The colour is a gorgeous combination of yellow with green- extremely lovely indeed. The gem has *excellent* clarity and is not only completely eye clean with only a couple of *tiny tiny* feather inclusions (the size of a pinprick) visible under magnification - there is however some colour banding as per our pics. This is the one of the prettiest bicolor sapphires we have managed to so...
"Greeting from Miami Beach" Vintage Linen Postcard. Condition Excellent, Unused. Curt Teich
If you are interested in learning about Dragon Robes, Theatrical Costumes, and Imperial Silk Workshops, then this is your book! "Chinese Dress" was written by curator Verity Wilson, of the Albert Museum of Chinese Textiles. Verity Wilson worked for 25 years as a Research Assistant in the Far Eastern Department at the Victorian and Albert Museum, specializing in the history of East Asian dress traditions and technologies, subjects on which she has lectured and written extensively.
A delightful natural pearl 3.31ct, tested as natural by GIA under their QA scheme, perfect for a lovely pendant
Heavy Neanderthal straight scraper on a flake. Jasper, from Fontmaure, France. Height 3 1/4". While the larger flaking on the two faces and the more refined flaking on the scraper edge are all quite clearly defined, the tool maker left the back edge only partially worked, apparently to take advantage of the natural ergonomics of the stone, which are quite good. Ergonomics on the proximal end are also quite well conceived. Dates to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
2 Neanderthal flake cores. Jasper, heights 2 1/2" and 3". legal surface finds from a Dutch collection. Lovely, asymmetric flake cores on richly colored examples of Fontmaure jasper. Both are quite sculptural and in excellent condition. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
This is a great opportunity to own the catalogue for the traveling museum show "Time Made Real: The (Stone) Carvings of Tim Lewis", especially if you are unable to get to one of the exhibition venues, which run through December 2009. Loaded with images and showcasing the 60 powerful works of art in the premier exhibition at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN, the catalogue is peppered with great photographs of Tim at work and with his family. It is also a scholarly work that stands on ...
A simply beautiful sapphire from Sri Lanka in this adorable strong ‘bubble gum’ pink colour weighing 2.26ct. Excellent colour saturation, absolutely gorgeous. Very slightly purplish secondary hue. The stone is eye clean to all but the very eagle eyed with just some tiny inclusions present in the stone and has absolutely superior clarity for the gem type from this origin. Extremely repeat extremely bright and vibrant, the gem is positively alive, so stunning is the superb lustre and brillianc...
"The Bus That Goes To Sea" 7 mile Bridge Between Miami and Key West. Vintage Linen Postcard, As Featured in the Book "Linen Postcards Images of the American Dream" (Pg 64). Condition Excellent, unused