All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1950 item #1365821 (stock #9-15-2)
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 Bottom. PayPal payment preferred If you have any question please let me know
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1980 item #1357505 (stock #1245)
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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Autographs : Political : Pre 1970 item #1354150 (stock #3210)
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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353710 (stock #1333)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353259 (stock #3485)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353103 (stock #1385)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353064 (stock #3430)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1353059 (stock #2303)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352940 (stock #3345)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352938 (stock #3069)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352797 (stock #2702)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352682 (stock #1478)
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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352677 (stock #4011)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352414 (stock #3199)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352408 (stock #2786)
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)...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352313 (stock #3098)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352208 (stock #2903)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1352153 (stock #2430)
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.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1351940 (stock #3239)
5 Neanderthal tools on flakes. These came from the Wady el Amud caves, Tabgha, Galilee, from a 1926 archaeological expedition. Chert, heights between 2 3/8" and 3 1/4". All in excellent condition. Interesting variety of scrapers/blades and a burin (second from right). From the collection of John and Marcia Friede, well known for their spectacular collection of Oceanic Art (see: Jolika Collection, DeYoung Museum).
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351807 (stock #2391)
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
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Mineral Specimens : Prehistorical item #1351533 (stock #3939)
3 Neanderthal flake tools, jasper, heights between 2 1/8" and 2 3/4". Excellent condition, no damage, legal surface finds. 3 fabulous examples of Neanderthal flake tools on flakes less than 1/4" thick. We would be delighted to send lateral photos if desired. Beautiful examples of Fontmaure jasper. Each flake has been reworked into a multi-tool which could serve a number of purposes. Dating to approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351526 (stock #2923)
3 Neanderthal tools, a backed blade on the left, a straight scraper center, and a multi-tool on the right. From Fontmaure, France. Heights between 2 3/8" and 2 5/8". All legal surface finds, in excellent condition with no modern damage. Beautiful examples of the famous Fontmaure jasper, and excellent examples of master tool making. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1351524 (stock #4042)
4 Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes, Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 1 7/8" and 2 1/4". All are legal surface finds. Flake tools are tools made on flakes struck off a pebble and then further refined into the desired tool. In the case of these 4 tools a number of various working edges were made on each tool. Approximately dating to 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1350961 (stock #2276)
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...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1350956 (stock #3228)
Neanderthal biface handaxe with notch, chert, height 2 7/8" Excellent condition. This handaxe came from the Wady el Amud caves, Tabgha, Galilee, during an archaeological expedition in 1926. Ex collection John and Marcia Friede (reference: Jolika collection of Oceanic art). Dates to approximately 80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1350955 (stock #2188)
Small Neanderthal ovate biface handaxe, flint, height 2 5/8". Intact and flawless condition. Surface find, Grand-Pressigny, France. This is a little gem, extremely finely worked. Difficult to convey in the photos the quality of craftsmanship in this small ovate axe. Approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1350954 (stock #2485)
Neanderthal concave scraper, jasper, height 3 3/16" From Marbach, Germany. Excellent, elegant and sculptural example of a Neanderthal scraper, in flawless condition. Fine retouching along the scraper edge. Approximately 50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1350951 (stock #2758)
Two beautiful Neanderthal flake cores from Fontmaure in France. Jasper, heights 3" and 2 3/4". Excellent condition. Beautiful patina and fine examples of the legendary Fontmaure jasper. Sold as a pair. 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Prehistorical item #1350947 (stock #2395)
Neanderthal biface handaxe, "Amygdaloid a talon", flint, height 4 1/4".Excellent and intact. Surface find, Grand-Pressigny region, France. 80,000-50,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1335463 (stock #TBD00220)
Albumen of three large columns and a couple of men in front of a large forum (?) with Mount Vesuvius in the distance mounted on grey stock. Excellent tones and sharp image. 7 38 inches tall and 9 ¼ inches wide (18.5 x 23.5 cm). Sheet 18 by 22 inches (46 x 56 cm).

Condition; excellent with minor surface scuffing to the image...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1900 item #1319751 (stock #0277)

Exceedingly rare early text on the Japanese Tea Ceremony - 210 years old. The only book of the tea ceremony in our family collection.

Profusely illustrated with woodblock images depiciting a wide variety of tea accoutrements.

A beautiful example of Japanese life and expression, and an exquisite addition for the discriminating collector of Japanese antiques and Tea Ceremony items.

Such old books about the tea ceremony are mostly hold in museums...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : European : Pre AD 1000 item #1317962 (stock #3175)
Large (D: 35mm) coin from the Pyu city state of Sri Ksetra circa 6th century CE. Obv Bhadrapitha/rev.Srivatsa. Free shipping worldwide via Hong Kong registered airmail. Reference in last enlargement; Early Coins of Myanmar
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1950 item #1301246 (stock #gab1)
Calling all Mixologists...Create a great cocktail with a past? This 1946 First Edition of The Stork Club Bar Rinehart and Company, Inc., New York, is the real thing. Hardcover. Book Condition is very good with age appropriate use. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall, having the Rinehart seal at the top of the copyright page. Book is bound in bright red cloth. Has decorative illustration (of a stork) on the front cover...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1262395 (stock #914103ME)
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
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1262393 (stock #914108ME)
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. Information on a wide variety of topics such as woods and finishes, furniture design developments, business practices, workmen, customers, family, social issues and international events which affected the Gillow firm have been extracted from the letters, sketc...
A brilliant mint state United States Morgan 1891-S silver dollar with exceptional eye appeal and outstanding luster. The coin was cleaned more than 45 years ago, but the re-toning is very appealing. The coin exhibits a sharp full detailed strike with exceptional detail in the feathers on the reverse and in the cheeks and hair on the obverse, and is virtually free of marks.