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similar to Very Rare Copper Awl C1250AD Ex. Dr. Heflin w/video

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #862900 (stock #LS200963)
This copper awl with antler handle and perforated for suspension was found by Dr. Allen Heflin in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan in 1947. It is 8 1/2 long. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C30caNNItA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #729497 (stock #S-F0859)
CARLA SUE GATSKE
$25,500.00
An antique Satsuma figural group of a prone bull with a guardian. The bull with crackled cream ground, gilt noseguard and retaining rope and with polychrome painted and gilt backcover. The young man in a gilt and multicolor painted traditional Japanese garment resting on the animal while holding a book in his hand. 11.5" long, 6" high. An exceptional piece.

Condition: Flawless, ex-Christie's

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1920 item #1419539 (stock #MM489)
An Arts & Crafts Hand Wrought Copper Box from the workshops of the Forest Craft Guild in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Measures about 5 1/2" by 3", green patina with original leather interior. A fine example of their work.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1940 item #1335260
Exquisite & rare this lifelike sterling silver, copper & brass angelfish brooch was designed in the late 1930's by Margot Van Voorhies for her husband's taller Los Castillo. This wearable work of art measures 3 3/4" high X 3 1/4" across & weighs 42 grams. The finely detailed angelfish floats through waving brass seaweed above a copper conch shell. Beautiful condition with excellent patina. Pin back and safety catch are tight and secure. When her marriage to Antonio Castillo ended Margot went on ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Modernist : Pre 1970 item #1420314 (stock #JJ3725)
An important, rare modernist brooch by the renowned African American jeweler, Art Smith. Has a copper ball caged in swirled brass coils. The ball moves for an interesting effect.

Measures 3 1/4" long and 2 3/8" at the widest. Marked with the 'Art Smith' script signature. Has a secure rollover clasp. In fine condition with areas of tarnish.

A wonderful example of Mid Century Modernist design.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1900 item #1418672 (stock #BNJslaveDoc)
June Hastings
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AN INCREDIBLE AND RARE SLAVE DOCUMENT FROM PERSON COUNTY, NC. This document is an agreement to rent a slave from the George Glen estate and is dated December 26, 1864, just months before the end of the Civil War. The document reads:

“ #168 Twelve months after date, me or either of us promises to pay E M Holt & J W Parker, executors of H Parker, deceased, late guardians of the heirs of George Glen, deceased, the sum of $100, of the same being for the [heir?] of a Negro $65 by th...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1930 item #1236429 (stock #7022)
A rare original printing with dust cover of the art book ANGELICA KAUFFMANN, R.A. HER LIFE AND HER WORKS by Lady Victoria Manners and Dr. G.C. Williamson, published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited London. This 11-1/4 x 9-1/2" book has 272 pages and it was issued in 1924 in a limited edition of only 1000 copies. It has numerous print plates in colour and black and white and it retains the original Kraft style paper outer wrap/dust jacket with a printed spine. Condition: DUST JACKET - spl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1126385 (stock #1750)
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Altar Table from the Shanxi Province China, ca. 1821 - 1850. Handcarved with intricate woodwork and peony motic. Table is 32" high x 57 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide. Some wear due to age and use but in very good condition. Ex: T.K. Asian Antiques, New York, NY. Construction of traditional wooden Chinese furniture is based primarily of solid wood pieces connected solely using woodworking joints, and rarely using glue or metallic nails. The reason was that nails and glues used did...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1377074 (stock #zp954)
A First Period Dr. Wall Worcester teabowl, of octagonal form, with a slightly everted rim, printed in outline and delicately hand coloured with the "Red Bull" pattern, the borders with half flowerheads alternating with green diaper panels. This is the rare early version of this pattern when Worcester first started using printed patterns. The pattern is based on a Chinese famille rose design from the Yongzheng period and appears circa 1754-56.

Condition is excellent, with bright colors, and ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1277946
Venus Galleries
$3,800.00
Late Bronze Age IIA-B ; c. 1450-1200 BC

An imitation of Mycenaean forms, this juglet is expertly carved for use as a container for perfume or other ointments. Comprised of a tapering body on a flatted base, the neck is flared and with a small handle carved from rim to shoulder.

In excellent and original condition. An extremely rare example.

A similar example can be found in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Accession number 74.51.5085)

11.10 x 6.80 cm (4.37 x 2.68 inche...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1426005 (stock #J1304)
Offered is an unusual group of 3 Patent Medicines all of which were indicated for issues related to brain function or emotional conditions.

First, is a sample bottle of FLORAPLEXIN prepared by Franklin Hart of New York. The label notes that it is, "A positive cure for Dyspepsia, Liver complaints, NERVOUS EXHAUSTION, & Consumption." Lots of small print on the back noting that if this medicine is used, "you will be cured" of your particular symptoms which include being NERVOUS, IRRITABLE & GLOO...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1221003 (stock #962)
Intandane Ltd t/a 69A
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A gilt bronze Libation Cup decorated on the outside with auspicious symbols: Cranes, Bamboo,Prunus blossom and Lingzhi fungus and with some of the Buddhist Bajixiang ("eight precious emblems"). This item was made in China in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and is from the collection of a British Architect who was born in China and lived in Shanghai until 1931 when he migrated to the UK. Condition: very good - no damages, repairs or losses - but there is some copper oxidation and surface wear...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1428835 (stock #20064620)
Private Stock
$525.00
Dark amber over colorless signed Galle’ cameo vase in a barrel shape. The vase is decorated with pansies? (I’m not the best botanist in the world by far). The vase is 3 3/4 inches tall and 2 7/8 inches in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1920 item #1428534 (stock #20064613)
Private Stock
$1,200.00
A pine needle pattern Tiffany Studios large round inkwell. The inkwell is 6 inches in diameter and 3 1/4 inches high. The base of the inkwell is marked “Tiffany Studios New York” and is model number 847. The green slag glass has the darkest color I have seen in any of the Tiffany Studios etched metal and glass forms. There is a colorless inkwell insert in the inkwell and there is no damage to this piece.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1428522 (stock #1438)
Large Artist's Proof of Munjado Calligraphy by the Famous Kim Ki Chang aka Unbo (1913 - 2001). Despite being deaf, Unbo was one of Korea's most beloved 20th Century artists. His works are now sought by museums and collectors internationally. This is the original signed AP (Artist's Proof) of this large lithograph, where Unbo gives us a most creative rendering with anthropomorphic figures in the ancient style of figurative munjado calligraphy. 38.5 x 28.5 inches, 98 x 72.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1428471 (stock #TRC20804)
Before styles such as Raku, Hagi, Karatsu, etc came into fashion for use in the tearoom in early Edo, it was commonplace in cultured society to use tea-ware imported from China. In fact, some pottery styles uniquely Japanese (such as Shino) are thought to have been born out of unsuccessful attempts to emulate these extremely high-quality and refined ceramics. The number of such pieces imported was so great that today it is not uncommon for Chinese collectors to visit Japan in search of authentic...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1930 item #1428454 (stock #20024609)
Private Stock
$275.00
20024609 A rosaria cut to clear Pairpoint 7 ½ inch tall comport in the “Adelaide” pattern. The shape is identified as A-294. The 8 ½ inch diameter piece is enhanced by its’ cut stem. There is a polished pontil and there is no damage.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1428428
Japanese late Meiji period cloisonné enamel ovoid form vase attributed to Hayashi Kodenji (1831-1915) or his workshop decorated around the circumference with pheasants among a dense variety of chrysanthemums, daisies, and other flowering plants in a landscape with rockery and flowing water all set against a dark cobalt blue ground. A foliate patterned band is above the foot and a narrow geometric band is below the mouth rim. Silver rims are at the mouth and foot. A tiny unreadable “junjin...