This is beautiful Japanese Kutani kanmon with dragon 11.1/2 in height is in very good condition with no damage.
Only original kiln firling line and minor spot otherwise very good display condition
She is very beautiful and unusual has singed Kutani to the
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Chinese aloeswood agarwood libaiton cup carved in the shape of magnolia flower.
Dimension: 7" Width x 4" tall x 4" width , weight : 75.8 g
Agarwood or aloeswood chénxiāng (沉香) is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense and perfume. It is formed in the heartwood of aquilaria trees when they become infected with a type of mould...
The Warren Court - 1968 Supreme Court Justices, Signatures of Justices John Marshall Harlan II, Hugo Black, Earl Warren, Abe Fortas, Potter Stewart, William O. Douglas, Byron White, William J. Brennan Jr., and the first African American Justice Thurgood Marshall. First Day Issue U.S. Postal Stamp of Oliver Wendell Holmes, dated March 08, 1968. Prominent Americans Series. The Warren Court refers to the Supreme Court of the United States during the period when Earl Warren served as Chief Justice...
A nice set of 6 Neolithic Willow-leaf blades or points from the Sahara. Flint, heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". Auction purchase, point of origin unknown (I think probably Algeria or Morocco). All bifacially worked, all in excellent condition with fine varied patinas. Dating to approximately 3500 BCE.
A set of 2 larger Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, Heights 3 3/8" and 3 1/2". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Excellent condition. Both lithics showing extensive retouches on all edges except the proximal ends, making for a variety of functional tools. Lovely examples of Fontmaure jasper. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Neanderthal biface axe/scraper. Flint, height 2 5/8". Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find. Excellent condition. Beautiful small multi-edged scraper. All edges are functional tools on this lithc, so that despite its small size it is comprised of a convex scraper, two straight scrapers, a nosed end scraper and a burin-like point. Excellent ergonomics for a small hand, suggesting that this might have been a child's tool. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
Large Neanderthal scraper on a Levallois flake. Flint, height 3 1/2". Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find from a dried river bed. Missing one small chip at the proximal end, otherwise in excellent condition with a luminous river patina. Both edges are convex scrapers and exhibit fine retouches along the entire edge. Dates to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Neanderthal monoface hand axe. Flint, height 3 5/8". Vallee de la Creuse, near Grand-Pressigny, France. Legal surface find from a dried river bed. Missing several small chips. Gorgeous, glossy river patina on this finely wrought small axe. Beautiful and well-balanced piece. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
Fine grouping of 4 miniature Neanderthal points. Chert, heights between 1 3/4" and 1 7/8". Marbach, Germany. Legal site finds. All in excellent condition. Exquisitely worked, gemlike points. These would not have served, by all evidence to date, as weapons or projectile points. Rather they were likely to have been used as burins for piercing leather or scoring bones to obtain marrow. They all exhibit worked blade or scraper edges. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE. Lovely set.
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.
Group of 4 Neanderthal tools from Marbach, Germany. legal surface finds, jasper, heights between 2 1/2" and 2 7/8". All 34 are finely worked examples of Neanderthal multi-tools, all 4 with burins and scrapers. Date to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Very rare lower Paleolithic proto hand axe. Jasper, height 3 7/8". Fontmaure, France, legal surface find. Excellent condition. Very summarily executed proto axe, using hard hammer percussion. While the distal end was to some degree refined, there is no evidence of the edges having been further fashioned into workable tool edges...
Neanderthal burin. Jasper, height 3 1/4". Fontmaure, France, legal surface find. Beautiful burin or pic on a nice, green jasper. Fine ground patina. Burins were an extremely important tool during the Paleolithic as they were used to score bones to extract marrow, a major source of iron at the time. Dates to approximately 50,000 BCE.
2 late Neolithic or mid bronze age hammer stones. Flint, heights 2 1/2" and 2 3/8". From a mid bronze age site at Great Barton, UK. Legal surface find. Both of these hammer stones exhibit extensive use, and are in excellent condition. Uncertain as to dates on these, most likely later Neolithic, 2500-1500 BCE.
2 Neolithic blades, one a retouched knife/sickle, and one a blade blank. Flint, heights 5 1/2" and 6 5/8". Both in excellent condition, legal surface finds. Larger blades such as these were struck from the large flint pebbles found in the Grand-Pressigny region, leaving behind the large sculptural cores known as the "livres du beurre" (butter loaves) (see my stock numbers 2784, 2160 and 2249 for examples)...
A group of 3 small, Native American Paleolithic cores from the Lima Lake bottomland, NW Adams County, Illinois. Chert, heights between 1 1/4" and 1 3/4". Part of a large group of artifacts purchased at auction in provenance from one ancient camp site. All three are asymmetric flake cores, with fine, luminous colors due to being buried in a rich, organic soil for centuries. Dating to approximately 8000-1000 BCE.
3 beautiful Neanderthal knives from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 3" and 3 3/8". All in excellent condition, no recent damage. All legal surface finds. A fine, diverse and colorful set of knives, well defined with beautiful retouching on most edges. The knife on the left is a backed blade, somewhat thicker than the other two, which are blades on flakes. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
3 larger, eccentric Neanderthal multi-tools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2 1/2" and 4". From an old Dutch collection purchased at auction. Three stunning tools, each with a variety of worked edges and multiple functioning tools. All with a beautiful patina and in excellent condition with no modern damage. Fine examples both of Neanderthal tool making and the gorgeous jasper from Fontmaure. All date to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.