103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
Tel.787-723-1229
Fax.787-725-0248
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1920 item #1272000
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $325
Superb Italian Venetian Murano glass bud vase swith dolphin motif-no condition problems or repair-6.75 inches high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1282546
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $245
Colonial African Wood sculpture of Mother & Child-early 2Othc-females were painted blue to symbolize passivity-fancy dotted dress with matching blue shoes, with complicated hairdo marks this mother as a lady about town -minor drying crack to base and wear to surface--13 inches tall-
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1282535
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $325
Rare early 20thc African Colonial carved wood female-17 inches tall-wear to surface- no cracks-striking figure with painted highlights
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1054363
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$875.00
Early 20thc Colonial African Yoruba helmet mask-mounted,but easily removed-from special collection provenance furnished on request-mask represents colonial native constabulary-hat is French kepi-well carved with much character-surface wear and shrinkage cracks- left ear has minor damage-figure has tribal scars-helmet was used in dances and shows wear.unmounted 7 inches high-10 inches deep-7 inches wide-mounted 11 inches high -rare sculpture-museum quality-early 20thc
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1298504
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1920 item #57372
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$450.00
Seven Mettlach Villroy and Boch mugs or tumblers-5 have handles and two do not--all the same size--containing 1/4 liter -5 inch high and 2.75 inch diameter--six bear the city crests of German cities--Frankfurt,Bremen,Breslau,Berlin , Leipzig, and Nurnburg--the other has a pretty damsel with the word-Wohlenkomms--two have minor rim chips otherwise in good condition-no repairs or cracks--all marked as photo indicates--also incised ---a very nice collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1920 item #1294947
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $495
. Large Brazilian penca de balangandans comprised of 6 various charms including grapes, cashew fruit, guava or orange, cacao, and pomegranate - each charm or talisman representing protection, fertility, relief from sorrow, etc. Penca is suspended from a long chain which was typically worn around the waist. silver on copper. . Dimensions: grapes - 4.675" h; cacao - 4.25" h. Condition: Some wear to silver. copper chain included
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Timepieces : Pre 1920 item #1271983
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $495
Spectacular hour glass--actually sand measures about forty five minutes-tall enough to serve as side table-even has water rings on top to prove it-23 inches high-10.5 diameter-rare to find hour glass this large-no repairs or condition problem-it really workse
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1920 item #566800
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1265.00
Rare offering of three hand forged and welded wrought iron matched floor candlesticks or torcheries-- each of the two single light is 42 inches high-7 inches wide with 10 inch diameter at base. three candle piece is 42 inches high-30.25 inches wide 15 inches diameter base--small pricket in each cup to stabilize candle --made in the 20s or early 30s --pieces are all sturdy-never have been wired or repainted-minor rust specks-rare find-no repairs
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Frames : Pre 1920 item #835007
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $145
Carved wood gilt frame--ca 1920-probably American-corners held together by wood dovetails inserted from top, bottom and sides-overall size outside 20.25 inches by 25 inches-inside to include recess inside 21 inches by 16 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1920 item #1291299
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
call
scallop shell is 8 inches tall==dolphin is 9 inches tall
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1920 item #1271994
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $375
Delightful Italian Venetian Murano glass sweet meat dish with swan motif-no repairs or condition problems--5.25 high and 5 inches wide-
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1920 item #1272004
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $350
Fascinating Italian Murano Venetian glass sweet meat bowl-colors are stunning-swans neck serves as handle-swirl glass is strikingly multi colored with gilt overall-may be chips on wings of swam not obvious--6 inches wide and 5.5 inches high--no repairs-
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1920 item #1280650
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Rare pair Venetian Murano solid glass cockatoos-unsigned-gold fleck and lattacino work-no condition problems or repairs-13 inches tall-spectacular
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1117914
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$750.00
Pr of Baule sculptures- carved tropical wood-made by same hand-detailed carving with tribal scars- fine patina from handling-each have beards- seated on animal--over 60 yrs old-13 inches--the other 12.5--straight from African collector-no repairs-no condition problems-rare quality
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #49386
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$225.00
Very nice pair of English hallmarked sterling silver salts--Birmingham 1924--minor ding in the bottom of one--otherwise no condition problems--well designed pieces-2 inches x 1.25 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1235670
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
This is one the finest pieces of porcelain I have handled-It is probably French and was bought in Switzerland-no condition problems----it has silver rim and was made in concert with the discovery of The Pharaoh King Tut--in 1922--this piece dates close to that date-TuT Tomb discovery led the Egyptian influence in the Art Deco period--plate is 11 inches diameter-it is depressed to 2 inches deep-not apparent in my photography is that the stunning gold background is filled with embossed hieroglyph...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1055281
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
African hardwood divining stool-Luba tribe-seat supported by caryatids-two male and two females-figures separated by braided fiber dangling palm nuts-so seat rattles when moved-has geometric patters carved into seat-drying cracks-15.25 high-11.5 diameter-sturdy-wear to surface-provenance on request--this stool was used in conjuction throwing shells that divined the future