Loose Colombian Cabochon Emerald 1.82ct with nice clear color.
'Suiseki' as a Japanese art form inspired from the aesthetic inherent in nature originated from "Chinese scholar's rocks" so-called,
with its unique imaginable texture like a scene of "Two tigers running around freely in the deep mountain in the moonlight", attached with a base with wood carving mountains.
Stone: approx. W 19cm (7.48in), D 15cm (5.90in), H 7cm (2.75in) / Base: approx...
China old zitan stick and stand
5 Neanderthal scrapers from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". All in excellent condition with beautiful, glossy ground patina. All legal surface finds from an old Dutch collection. Nice, complex group of scrapers, all showing a variety of edges and retouching techniques. Dating from 80,000-50,000 BCE.
Nice group of 8 various tools and micro-tools from Fontmaure, France. All are jasper, in excellent condition with fine ground patina. All are legal surface finds from an older Dutch collection. Heights vary from 1 1/2" to 2".
The use of micro-tools is still not clearly determined. Possible uses may have included medical purposes, smaller refined work, or they may have been made for children to use. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
fluorite Purple and Green Candle Holder , holds one tea lite. Size 2.5" by 3" by 4"
Fluorite green and purple Tea lite candle Votive . size 3" by 2" single candle holder
A set of 4 Neanderthal multi-tools on flakes. Jasper, heights between 2 7/8" and 3 3/8". Fontmaure, France. Legal surface finds, all in excellent condition with glossy patinas. Nice group of multi-tools all exhibiting finely conceived and executed retouching to produce complex multi-tools of a wide variety of functions. The lithic on the left, with its huge variety of burin, notch, various scraper edges and a denticulate edge, is an outstanding example of Neanderthal toolmaking...
A set of 6 English Neolithic micro-tools. Flint, heights between 1 3/16" and 1 7/8". Manor Farm, Eccles Road, Quindenham, Norwich, Norfolk, England. All in excellent, gem-like condition with glossy patinas on smoky grey-black flint. Legal surface finds. Lovely and finely wrought set of micro-tools. Dating to approximately 10,000-5,000 BCE.
Nice set of 4 Neanderthal flake cores from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, heights between 2" and 2 1/2". Legal surface finds. Lovely sculptural pieces on fine examples of Fontmaure jasper. Glossy patinas. Dating to 80,000-50,000 BCE.
2 Neolithic tools from Grand-Pressigny, France. Flint, heights both 2 3/4". Legal surface finds. Both in excellent condition with lovely patinas. Excellent examples of a notched scraper and a burin or borer. Dating to approximately 5,000-3,500 BCE.
A set of 5 Neanderthal tools from Marbach, Germany. Chert, heights between 2 1/2" and 3 1/2". All legal site finds in excellent condition. The scraper on the left has some ancient, well patinated evidence of use wear. Nice, very sculptural and very masterfully conceived and executed group of tools. The several blade edges on these are still intact and quite sharp. The lithic to the right is a particularly concise and finely wrought burin. All dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
4 Native American Paleolithic tools or cores. Chert, heights between 3 1/2" and 4". Suwanee River basin, Northern Florida. All legal finds. All with beautiful, glossy and deep patinas from being exposed to rich, marshy organic soil. All are in excellent condition with one chip missing on the bottom end of the lithic second from the right...
A spectacular example of a Neanderthal point on a flake. Chert, height 3". Poursal, France, legal surface find. Slight chip missing on the distal end, otherwise excellent condition with a fine, glossy patina. Exquisite worksmanship. Dating to 80,000 BCE.
A set of 2 remarkable Neanderthal pics. Jasper, heights 2 5/8" and 3". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Both in excellent condition with fabulous, glossy patinas. The lithic on the right could also be categorized as a proto-handaxe given the over-all qualities of the flaking. What makes this pair interesting is the absolute mastery of the tool makers shown in the ergonomics of each piece...
A set of 4 Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, heights between 2 5/8" and 3 5/8". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Excellent condition. Three of these lithics are multi-tools on Levallois flakes. The fourth, which is second from the right, is a partially worked biface (ie flaked on one face more or less entirely, and partial flaking on the reverse face). This may have been a core tablet that was reworked into a cleaver with a burin like extension. All four have fine patinas...
A set of 4 eccentric Neanderthal multi-tools. Jasper, heights between 2 1/2" and 3 1/4". Fontmaure, France, legal surface finds. Overall good condition, a few very minor chips. Interesting and varied group of larger multi-tools on thick Levallois flakes. Each lithic has a variety of well defined tool edges, notches and/or burins. Nice patinas and lovely examples of Fontmaure jasper. Dating to approximately 80,000-50,000 BCE.
A set of 6 Neanderthal tools. Chert, heights between 2" and 3 1/4". Marbach, Germany, legal site finds. Overall excellent condition with varying patinas. A diverse group of medium size tools that exhibit a variety of tools, including backed blades (third and fifth from left) and a great denticulate or saw blade (fourth from left with whitish patina). Very clear retouches on this group. Dating to approximately 120,000-80,000 BCE.