Unique formed glendonite as a pseudomorph of calcite (ikaite) from Hokkaido, Japan, called 'Gennoishi' (lit. 'Hammer stone'). approx...
This old tourist travel booklet describes the many places to visit in Mozambique while it was a colony under Portuguese rule.
46 pages ...size 5.5 x 8.75 inches ....
There are about 40 black and white photos including one 22 inch long foldout of the capital city of Lourenco Marques.
3 color photos...lions, zebras, and elephants.
This booklet is a treasure chest of information for anyone interested in African History
Neolithic adz/celt circa 5000 to 2000 BCE, from old Danish collection. L: 13cm/5.1in and W: 7.2cm2.9in.
An absolutely gorgeous and superior unheated, untreated sapphire from the famed gem mines of Mogok weighing an absolutely immense 14.14ct. Gorgeous shade of medium blue with possibly the feintest touch of green, absolutely stunning! and certificated as such, absolutely beautiful! The stone is, inevitably, moderately included though we will call the stone Eye clean table up, to all but the most eagle eyed...
A soft cover book written by Lois Wasserspring and published in 2000 by Chronicle Books, San Francisco. In fine condition, the book highlights several artists. 131pp. Like new.
A fine green specimen of Malachite. Malachite is a green copper mineral. It has a natural deep, shimmery green color and a magnificent form. Malachite, with its beautiful, rich green color, leaves no doubt of its importance as a jewel. Its opaque strength and power demands respect, mesmerizing the viewer. Yet the movement, flow and energy in its lines, circles and designs soothe and welcome. It was one of the first ores used to produce copper metal.
Dimensions: 8" X 7.5" X 2.5"
A sparkly rainbow Silicon Carbide specimen. Rainbow Carborundum is a crystal, with black spiked crystals, gorgeous rainbow-like luster, iridescent colors of green, blues, purple, pink, yellow, etc. The brown to black color results from iron impurities. Carborundum is known to be a master healer and a type of semi conductor.
Dimensions: 10.5" X 7.5" X10.5"
NATURE WORSHIP, STONE
The one form of Japanese folk religion intended for natural object. Sharp stone like an implement in the wooden box.
Three tiny Mon, Thaton Kingdom, coins circa 835CE. Good condtion. D: 7mm. Free shipping.
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This is a Book titled HITLER ~ The Path to Power by Charles Bracelen Flood, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, First Edition, 1989. It is a hardcover book with 686 pages. The book has black and white pictures. This was an ex-public library book.
A soft cover with jacket published by Galerie Enrico Navarra circa 1989 and written in French. Chagall's paintings, sculptures, temperas and works on paper are featured.A biography summarizes his life and work. The cover has a slight crease at the top corner. 92pp.
Four hundred lots are noted in this auction catalog along with a final tally sheet.Furniture, clocks rugs, etc.
Auction catalog featuring silver from the property of Louis Viner (Chicago),and from the estates of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Louis de B. Moore. 375 lots with estimate and final tally sheet. Some B&W photos.The auction was held at Sotheby Parke Bernet (NY) on October 2, 1975.
The "Wares of the Ming Dynasty" by R.L. Hobson, 1923, limited first edition of 1'500 copies, this is no. 808. And by the same author "Cent Planches en Couleurs D'Art Chinois" first French edition printed in 1928 of "One Hundred Plates in Colour of Chinese Art", this book is undated. Condition: both volumes with missing dust jackets and a bit loose bindings, used. Dimension: 29 cm x 23 cm, weight: 3.5 kg.
A beautiful limited reference book containing the collection of the Baur Museum in Geneva, Switzerland of "Chinese Jades and Other Hardstones", written by Pierre F. Schneeberger. Hardback with 22 color, 105 b.& w. photo plates, 26 illustrations. Brown cloth with dustjacket, printed 1976 in a limited numbered edition of 1600, this is No. 19. Condition: clean, dust jacket with little wear and yellowing. Dimension: c. 28.8 cm x 24 cm x 2.8 cm, 2 kg.
A beautiful limited reference book containing the collection of the Baur Museum in Geneva, Switzerland of "Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Metalwork", written by Basil William Robinson (former in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London). Hardback with 444 pages, 752 illustrations (several in color), section with signatures. Cloth with dustjacket, printed 1980 in a limited numbered edition of 1600, this is No. 52. Condition: fine. Dimension: c. 28.8 cm x 24 cm x 5.1 cm, 3 kg.
Jean Puiforcat French sterling silver Vermeil ash tray or ? with monogram, size 3.75 d . weight 97g
Authentic Fossil of European Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus Primigenius) tooth (molar). Last Ice Age period. PLEISTOCENE: 150,000 - 20,000 years ago
This is a rare example of top-grade specimen with superb large plate structures and roots.
Teeth from the true European (not Siberian) Woolly mammoth deposits rarely survive with roots structures like this and ever found in this condition. There are more mastodon fossils found in Florida than European Woolly Mammoth fossils...
Octagonal beveled Quartz art base stand . Unique stand with double bevel edge a little over 3.5" diameter over 1" thick and 2.25" display area on top. 1 tiny flea bites to top edging . only quartz base is included in this listing. selling asis with very slight flea bites .These may be smelted quartz crystal with hand cutting.
Octagonal beveled Quartz art base stand . Unique stand with double bevel edge a little over 3.5" diameter over 1.1" thick and 2.25" display area on top. Tiny flea bite to back . only quartz base is included in this listing. selling asis with very slight flea bite.These may be smelted quartz crystal with hand cutting.
Octagonal beveled Quartz art base stand . Unique stand with double bevel edge a little over 3.5" diameter over .75" thick and 2.5" display area on top. 2 tiny flea bites to top edging and one to back . only quartz base is included in this listing. selling asis with very slight flea bites .These may be smelted quartz crystal with hand cutting.
A very good quality nice example of prehistoric fossil of fossilized fish Vinctifer comptoni Santana Formation of Ceara, Brazil, South America. From the Early Cretaceous period. AROUND 100 million years old
CONDITION: Beautiful conservation of this fossil fish on nodule. The fossil is authentic and has not been restored.
Please notice that the pictures in the listing are part of the description of the condition of the object...
CATALOGS SOLD INDIVIDUALLY for $10.00 plus shipping, your choice of current cost of USPS Book Rate or Priority Envelope. Various Antiquities Auction Catalogs dating from 1976 to Present. Christie's New York 1989 - Present, Sotheby's New York 1976 - Present, Arte Primitivo 2001 Present, Bonhams, Bonhams & Brooks, Bonhams & Butterfield, Art of the Ancient Years, Minerva & Art of the Ancient World (various years.) Most catalogs from United States, but a few from London & Paris...
A hard bound printed catalogue with no date, featuring the works of James and Charles Whitehead ( Hanley, Staffordshire)with an introduction by Reginald Hagger.
There are 25 pages of text in English, German, Dutch and French, 29 engraved plates of table wares,along with four engraved supplemental plates depicting tea and coffee ware shapes.
The cover shows slight smudging and there is a tiny nick otherwise the pages are like new.
A group of three Neanderthal burins, all with scraper edges, from Marbach, Germany. Chert, legal surface finds, heights between 2 1/8" and 3". Excellent condition with matte ground patina. The two lithics pictured to the left and center have offset burins with accompanying convergent scraper edges. The lithic to the right has an unusual, semi-corkscrew twist to the scraper. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
A group of five small Neanderthal multi-tool from Reculver cliffs, Kent, UK. All are flint, in excellent condition, legal finds from the 1970s. heights between 1 3/4" and 2 1/8". Beautiful, glossy sea patina. These smaller silver-to-black flint multi-tools have a nice, gemlike quality from being rolled around in the sea beneath the constantly eroded and collapsing cliffs at Reculver...
An irregular Neanderthal partial biface chopper with burin. Jasper, in excellent condition with a matte ground patina. Fontmaure, France, legal surface find. Height 3 1/4". While not specifically categorized in current typology, this form of irregular chopper or burin is seen repeatedly in the output of Neanderthal from Fontmaure. Generally they consists of a burin or borer point offset to either side of the distal end, with a scraper edge on one or both sides of the burin...
This is a Northamerican Basalt Stone CELT. It measures about 2 1/4" X 3 1/4" X 1" ( 5.7 cm X 8.3 cm X 2.6 cm ).
A softcover catalog featuring 17thC furniture, rugs, etc. There are B+W photos along with a price list that includes the 291 lots. The catalog cover shows slight wear but there is no script. Unpaginated.
A group of five smaller native American paleolithic tools on flakes from the Suwanee River basin, northern Florida. All five are flake tools, chert, in excellent condition with dry patinas and traces of organic materials. Heights between 1 3/8" and 1 7/8". Legal finds, ex. Michael Cottingham collection. This is an interesting group of small, finely crafted multi-tools on flakes. All have scraper or blade edges, and some form of burin tip. Date to approx. 8000-5000 BCE.
A group of six native American Paleolithic stone tools from the Suwanee River basin, northern Florida. Chert and flint, in excellent condition with patinas varying from matte ground patina to highly glossy river patina. Heights between 2 1/8" and 2 3/4". All legal finds, ex. Michael Cottingham collection. These are all flake tools with the exception of the second from the left, which is bifacially knapped...
A group of three native American Paleolithic blades on flakes from the Suwanee River basin, northern Florida. Soft chert in excellent and intact condition, with a dry to matte ground patina. Lengths between 2 1/8" and 2 1/2". Legal finds, ex. Michael Cottingham collection. Date to approx. 8000-5000 BCE.
A pair of Paleolithic native American hammerstones from the Suwanee River Basin, northern Florida. Chert, in excellent and intact condition. Matte ground patina. Heights 1 3/4" and 2". Legal finds, ex. Michael Cottingham collection. Dating to approx. 8000-5000 BCE.
This outstanding boldly decorated ink well dates from around the turn-of-the-century, or slightly earlier and was cast in Austria. It measures 11” in length by 9” in width. The original glass insert has a few small “flea bites” but the lid usually stays closed and they aren’t apparent. The distinctive classic Art Nouveau desk piece is elaborately embellished with a pair of clover leafs on each end and one on the lid...
Guangxu Reign, 1893, silver coin from Xinjiang, with Arabic script and Chinese characters. D: 28mm. Free shipping
A group of four Native American paleolithic stone tools on flakes from the Suwanee River basin, northern Florida. Chert, in excellent condition, with varying river patinas. Ex. collection Michael Cottingham. Heights between 2" and 2 3/4". The larger white blade is a convergent scraper. The other three are fabulous examples of tool making- each with multiple scrapers, one with a notch, on beautifully executed, wafer thin flakes. Date to approx. 8000 BCE.
A group of four Native American Paleolithic blades on flakes. Legal finds, Suwanee River Basin, northern Florida. Ex. Michael Cottingham collection. Chert, in excellent condition with lovely, organic glossy river patinas. Lengths between 2 3/8" and 2 5/8". Date to approx. 8000 BCE.
A group of five Neolithic or Mesolithic blades from Germany. All are flint, in excellent condition with varying, glossy patinas. Lengths between 2 3/16" and 3 1/4". All legal surface finds from the Schleswig-Holstein state. Second from the right is from Kleiner Ploner See (Little Ploen Lake)- small island near the Koppelsberg Chapel. Small blade on the left is from the eastern peninsula of the Behler See (lake Behl). The remaining three blades are from the south shore of Lanker See (Lanker Lake)...
A group of five Neolithic tools from the Ertebolle-Ellerbek or Kitchen Midden Culture, Mesolithic Denmark. Flint, all in excellent condition with fine, varied ground patinas. Lengths between 2 1/2" and 3 1/8". Auction purchase. This group includes three multi-tool blades with notches on flakes and two burins. Date to between 5300-3900 BCE.
Probably Homo Ergaster ("workman"). Sandstone, length 6 5/8". Excellent condition with a slightly purple streak at the proximal end. Missing one ancient chip. Slightly glossy desert patina. Dates to approx. 1.5 million BCE.
Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. Maroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Cretaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 45 mm (1 5/8"). The Spinosaurus was introduced to movie audiences in Part Three of the Jurassic Park franchise where it fought with a T Rex.
Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. Maroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Cretaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 60 mm (2 1/4"). The Spinosaurus was introduced to movie audiences in Part Three of the Jurassic Park franchise where it fought with a T Rex.
Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. Maroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Cretaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 55 mm (2 1/4"). The Spinosaurus was introduced to movie audiences in Part Three of the Jurassic Park franchise where it fought with a T Rex.
Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. Maroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Cretaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 62 mm (2 1/4"). The Spinosaurus was introduced to movie audiences in Part Three of the Jurassic Park franchise where it fought with a T Rex.
Sotheby's auction catalog for December 12,1991.
In fine condition, the back cover shows very light wear.
An albumen photograph of Cairo titled on the mat, “CAIRO, FORM THE CITADEL,WITH THE MOSQUE OF SULTAN HASSAN.” Also in smaller type the number648. An excellent print with good tones. 5 7/8 by 8 1/8 inches (15 by20.5cm). The white light cardboard stock is shaded slightly darker for about one inch around the photo. Overall size is 12 inches by 15 inches (30.5 by 38 cm).
Condition; The photo is in excellent condition with minor surface scratches. The mount is soiled, has minor foxing and th...
Authentic Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus (var. Maroccanus) Dinosaur Tooth from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. Cretaceous Period (c. 108 - 94 Million Years). 60 mm (2 1/2"). The Spinosaurus was introduced to movie audiences in Part Three of the Jurassic Park franchise where it fought with a T Rex.
Collection of 5 tin and lead alloy Thai gaming coins, from the Ayutthaya period- circa 1350 to 1767 CE. All in good condition except for one the small one that is a bit corroded. Sizes in enlargements. Free shipping via Hong Kong Registered Airmail.
An albumen photograph circa 1880 of a man feeding a group of dogs gathered at his feet. In the lower left printed in the negative, Abdullah Freres. 515” and in the lower right, “Les Chiens des rues.” The image is 7 7/8 inches (20 cm) by 10 1/8 inches (25.7 cm). It is presently corner mounted in a large mat 17 inches (43 cm) by 14 inches (35.5 cm). The tones are rich and the contrast good.
Condition: In a raking light three lines that look like partial creases are visible. A few printi...
Very fine ½ rupee silver coin from Bhutan circa 1790-1820. D: 20mm.
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Lower Paleolithic, probably Heidelberg Man, proto-axe on a pebble. Flint, in excellent condition, height 4 1/8". Legal find from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, UK. A very old, simple hard-hammer percussion proto-axe. The pebble itself is almost entirely intact with the removal of a few flakes to give a chopping edge. In my opinion the missing flake on the right side of the lithic (picture to the left in the image) is later damage. Otherwise intact with a sea-tossed soft patina. Dates to approximat...
A large, hefty and very sculptural lower Paleolithic chopper. Flint, in excellent condition with a creamy white calcified patina. height 4 3/4", some remains of cortex. Auction Purchase. Very solid chopper with a deeply flaked distal end allowing for a great ergonomic hand placement at the proximal end. Heidelberg Man, dates to approximately 450,000-350,000 BCE. Sculpturally a beautiful lithic.
A simply extraordinary and utterly unique matched pair of stunning Unheated, untreated rubies from Mozambique weighing 4.05ct total. The colour - and fully certificated as such - is the famed ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ red of yore, the most sought after and valuable of all ruby colours and, indeed, of all coloured gemstones. Both stones are a very good match colour wise to each other. Shape is also a good match with the stone on the right marginally ‘fatter’. Both stones are eye clean table up a...
A simply exceptional, rare and completely untreated/unheated Sapphire probably from Sri Lanka weighing an impressive 3.73ct. The colour is a stunning almost pure hue of medium blue, not too light and not too dark, just as blue sapphire should be and near to as good as blue sapphire gets - extremely lovely indeed. The gem has truly excellent clarity and is virtually eye clean and almost loupe clean as well, with the exception of a couple of tiny feathers and fingerprints and a tiny swathe of ‘s...
4 small Neanderthal scrapers on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Heights between 1 1/2" and 2". Legal surface finds. Nice group of smaller and more delicate scrapers, all on lovely flakes of the famous Fontmaure jasper. The lithic to the right also has a couple of pronounced notches. All date to 80,000- 50,000 BCE.
A group of 4 Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all 4 are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Legal surface finds. Heights between 2" and 2 3/4". Interesting variety of multi-tool that are comprised of points, various scraper edges, notches, a burin and sharper blade edges. All date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
A group of 4 unusual multitools from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, all 4 are in excellent condition with fine ground patinas. Legal surface finds. Heights between 1 1/2" and 2". Interesting study group that are a bit hard to classify. The lithic to the right could be considered a point or borer, and it has a clearly retouched scraper edge. Second from the right has a broad notch and an end scraper, with a gorgeous patina. Second from the left has a large, notched convex scraper, while the lith...
SUISEKI, KAMUY-KOTAN CHLORITE
Palm-size chlorite with such magnificent quartz as ‘Kamuy kotan seki’ from the canyon called ‘Kamuy-kotan’ (‘Whereabouts of God’ in the Ainu language) in the western part of Asahikawa city in Hokkaido, Japan, as a rare type of Art of Japanese ‘Suiseki’. Unique landscape as the God (‘Kamuy’=’Kami’) with no processing by human hands. Attached with a resin stand formed for such natural stone form of the bottom. ...
A simply gorgeous and exceptionally rare Prehnite cat's eye from Burma weighing 1.83ct. Lovely sharp star in the middle, gorgeous colour, slight inclusion on the side which we hope is visible in our pic, absolutely collectible