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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1126049
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$365.00
Beautiful Chinese porcelain Rose Medallion mug-great colors-gilt highlights-crisp drawings-ornate handle-ca 1860-4.5 inches high-4 inch diameter-no condition problems-substantial weight
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #683956
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$2750.00
Wonderfully deeply carved Indian hardwood demilune console table--rosewood-36 inches wide by 18 inches deep-28.5 inches high--base has full bodied cranes, herons or storks-no condition problems-mid 19th century-sturdy
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Pre 1800 item #1060598
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3500.00
Splendid 18thc Italian solid wood gilt tabernacle-free standing-wear to gilding-front door has bas relief carving-two sides have original painted designs-piece is heavy-has interesting design-top and back intentionally unpainted-30 inches high-17 wide-12 deep-original hinges on door-hand forged nails-magnificent piece
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #76996
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$285.00
Elaborately decorated Chinese Mandarin Palette pictorial plate-depicts a parade of Chinese warriors marching in disarray--colors are beautiful-9.5 inches-very small nick on edge-no repairs-has good age about 170 years
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Iron : Pre 1900 item #165085
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$195.00
Unique pair of polychrome cast iron bookends in the form of a Revolutionary War soldier or Minuteman-made in America in the last part of the 19th century probably as centennial pieces marking 100 years of American independence--losses to paint-no repairs-heavy enough to use as door stops-9 inches by 6 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #24803 (stock #271)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$360.00
Chinese Mirror. Bronze. Sung dynasty.four designs around central boss. 3.5 in dia.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #1298660
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $325
Pair of unusual Chinese Sterling silver salt and pepper shakers in the form of Buddha-marked Sterling-2.75 inches high and 2 inches wide-no condition problems0 ca 1920s-unusual
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 : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1279665
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,195
Stunning 19thc Limoges enamel picture of Praetorian Roman guard officer-signed lower right side S ROSA-minor damage to fine gold leaf Victorian frame-surface wear to enamel-piece is highlighted with gilt accents in officer's dress--enamel is 4.5 inches by 6-framed -9.25 by 10 inches-subject matter rare
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #23695 (stock #1454pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$7500.00
Magnificent pair. Probably Thai, brought to New Orleans in late 18th century. Solid bronze, approx 170 lbs each. Wonderful casting. Unique helmet heads, beaver tails. Rich patina. Can use indoors or in the garden. Rock crystal eyes. These are not reproductions. 35" high, 28.5" long, 15" wide. Male and female. (Use them for breeding)
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1900 item #147405
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1235.00
Rare German inlaid Black Forest tilt-top table--inlay on top and some carving on pedestal use edelweiss flower as motif--top is 29 inches long and 21 inches wide-height is 29.5 inches-minor wear to varnish- small drying crack at juncture of top and pedestal-does not show when displayed-can be filled if desired-table sturdy and stable as is--screws replaced holding block on to of pedestal--overall condition excellent---wood is all walnut except secondary soft wood part of tilt-top mechanism--cen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #24802 (stock #270)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$375.00
Chinese Mirror. Bronze. Han dynasty. Depicts "Five Mountains" around central boss. 4.25 in dia.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1910 item #1291578
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $450
top notch crystal Moser glass vase with gilt high lights on base and rim-intense etched leaf and flower design all over-no chips or repairs-unsigned-8.5 inches high
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #1258189
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $180
Rare 19thc letter or stationary box disguised as old leather-bound books--used to hide contents on bookshelves or used straight forwardly on desk-losses to paper on top and to leather especially on one side-inside papered with classy antique paper-has great look--12 inches tall-8 inches deep-10 inches wide-professionally made with gold stamped leather-probably English
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1079657
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$375.00
very fine late 19thc Japanese bronze brush pot-highly decorated-brushes fit into handle-pot is hinged-free standing-14 inches long-3.75 inches high-pot is hex sided with each panel decorated with different blown out figures-high quality piece-no condition problems or repairs
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #264816
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1228816
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
Large German Silvered bronze inkwell-silver shows minor wear-ceramic retort is gone-no repairs-piece comes apart for transport-ca 1860s-very ornate and detailed casting with masks and rich intricate design-inkwell is surmounted by two putti on orbs--this is type of inkwell that was used at important official event signings- e.g.,treaties and surrender documents-11 inches in diameter and 9 inches high=believed to be unique
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #24463 (stock #1704pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$325.00
19th century, Dutch, brass and zinc with wooden bottom. 15" wide, 5" max depth, 5.5" tall. $325.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1280698
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,550
Unusually rare Thai Ban Chiang painted pottery jug well before 1000AD--wear to surface but no repairs-- evidence piece was buried-18 inches tall-sturdy
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1126535
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1200.00
Large Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain footed, well and tree platter-gilt high lights-, fine drawing, great colors-no condition problems or repairs-has indentation to catch juices from meat-this porcelain designed to hold and carve roasts-19 inches long-15 inches wide-3 inches high-heavy duty piece-great quality ca 1860 or earlier
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Ceiling Fixtures : Pre 1900 item #1193937
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$995.00
Very rare 19thc bronze neo classic Roman style chandelier-based on classic oil lamp- decorated with gilt relief masks, palmettes,and acanthus swags-ca 1890s--19.50 inch drop with 12 inch diameter--gilt relief shows wear and could be refreshed if you wish more glitz-no condition problems. Bronze is heavy and well cast and patinated-probably French and used in Empire settings
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #24220 (stock #161)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$7800.00
19th c. bronze titled "Lioness on the Move". Signed: T. Cartier. Listed in Benezit. Lost wax process. Excellent condition. Antique marble base not attached. A powerful sculpture. 17" h x 24" w x 9" d.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #357333
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$325.00
Very special French silver and cut glass figural salts--ca 1880s-no condition problems-in the form of winged victory- bottom 3 inches length-1 3/8 inches wide-and 4.5 inches high
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1800 item #1014932
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$450.00
Rare 18thc Italian hardwood book or missal stand--adjustable-minor termite damage-termites are dead dead of old age-use piece for painting display also-13 inches at highest adjustable-17 inches wide and 12.5 inches deep- piece pivots on base-wood hinges-stable
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Georgian : Pre 1900 item #1303583
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $695
Stunning English papier mache inlay and heavy gilded lap desk-highest quality probably "Brighton Beach "-minor surface wear-has both original ink bottles-14 inches by 10 inches-mother of pearl inlay flower design as well as intense gilding on all sides-- tooled red leather writing surface--ca 1880s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1258267
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $2,800
This hand forged 18thc iron Puerto Rican cross weather vane is historical treasure-it has been passed down through local families for generations-it was originally from the San Francisco Church in Old San Juan which explains the "SF" cut into it--missing parts-minor surface issuess-74 inches tall-26 inches wide-museum curators attention
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 : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #22453 (stock #10340)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$275.00
Bronze Roundel. Mark Antonio. 8.75 inch dia.---Italian-1880s--probably grand tour piece--very nice neo-classic piece-put on a stand or mount it--According to Shakesphere-Jules Ceasar said as he succumbed to stab wounds by his assassins--Mark Antoneys blow was the unkindest cut of all--good quality casting-sharp profile
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1128340
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$625.00
Unusual Rose Medallion Chinese Porcelain diamond shaped porcelain relish plate-court figures as central motif- richly decorated border with designs and drawings over gilt field-10 inches long-8 inches wide-2 inches high-rare piece-no condition problems or repairs-ca 1860 or earlier-piece has weight
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1900 item #27107 (stock #086)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1595.00
Unusal pair of Austrian candelsticks--ca 1845--Biedemier period--lead weighted fruit wood stepped bases--wrought iron designs to include center iron heart and cut iron vines--most likely belonged to the order of the sacred heart or a devotee--12 inches by eight inches--minor paint loss--repair to one corner of a base--handsome pieces in good shape--signed on the bottom--Huber Wien 62/3 and other text--definately from Vienna--if your not a friend of the sacred heart, buy them for your sweet heart...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #357344
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$185.00
Pair of English sterling silver salts and two hallmarked spoons-one cobalt liner missing-2.25 diameter and two inches high--spoons can be sold separately-inquire
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candelabra : Pre 1837 VR item #798346
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,050
Rare collection of four matching Spanish Colonial hand-turned polychrome pricket candlesticks--probably from altar-hardwood-marblelized color added later than original date of 1840s--my guess is that they are Brazilian- tripodal feet on triangular base-14 inches high to include iron pricket-on 4.25 inch base-no condition problems
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #442200
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$485.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1198565
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3800.00
Rare large 27 inch diameter 20 inch high Shan rain drum-late 19thc-has naturally developed verdegris green patina on the bronze-piece weighs over 150 pounds-drum is complete-no repairs-small white paint splash easily removed-handsome piece either outdoors or indoors as a table-has frog motifs on top with compass star center with concentric designs-probably originally from Tonkin Gulf area
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1287528
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $425
rare archaic Thai painted pottery jug Ban Chiang--10 inches high with 9 in width-repairs to lip-good color--unusual form and painted design
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1359948 (stock #0001ic)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $2,750
17,5 by15 inches Russian icon circa 1860 of Saint John the Baptist contemplating the body of Christ. Painted encaustic or egg tempera on gold leaf on wooden panel.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Pre 1910 item #474411
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$975.00
beautifully carved granite fountain basin and splash block--two pieces--splash block has dedication that can be ground off-no condition problems-high quality pieces-basin is 22 inch by 19 inches deep and 19 high--splash block is 23 inches high-23 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep-ca 1910-substantial piece-could survive direct hit by rocket launched grenade-use inside or out-has classic design with clean carving
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1126548
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$975.00
Large footed well and tree Chinese Rose Medallion platter-16.25 inches long-12.75 inches wide-2.75 inches high-gilt high lights-, fine drawing, great colors-no condition problems or repairs-has indentation to catch juices from meat-this heavy porcelain designed to hold and carve roasts,,
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1227783
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$750.00
Exquisite English four piece vanity set composed of three brushes and a beveled hand mirror--all pieces are signed on edges with English sterling marks-each piece is inlayed on the shell with intricate design-no condition problems or repairs-mirror id 9.5 inches with 5 inch diameter--this set is for an elegant lady-others need not apply-first quarter 20thc
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 : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1302433
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $725
Spanish Colonial 18thc carved wood dress-up saint of St Vincent Ferrer-who was the first and most famous brimstone and fire preacher-he carries a bible or book of gospels in his hand-has monks haircut, glass eyes-surface is blackened by candle smoke i-arms move and piece comes off base-24 inches high-every preacher needs him for inspiration--REPENT AND DIE
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #429655
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1195.00
Lovely English papier mache tilt to table-mother of pearl inlay-gold leaf and polychrome highlites on black background-scalloped shaped rim -tripodal base -minor wear to gold leaf-varnish shows wear-table is stable-no repairs-appears in original condition-39 inches high folded-22 inches diameter--27.5 inches high as open table--a useful decorative piece of highest quality-ca 1880s-probably from Brighton Beach, England MFG
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1280432
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $475
Very special large porcelain Old Paris vase converted to lamp-French green color dominates - with two different hand painted flower designs-minor wear to gilt-no repairs-recently rewired--vase on stand is 14 inches-with harp total 22 inches-ca 1860
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candelabra : Pre 1900 item #1244471
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3200.00
Rare pair of Bronze ormolu silver candelabra--made up of two Italian 16thc style military figures, one with sword the other with mace surmounted by candelabra each with six candle holders--soldiers clad in silver and gold armor-bobeches drilled for lights, but currently not electrifide--on stepped black marble bases--24 inches high-12 inches wide-6 inches deep-magnificent pair--needs cleaning-no repairs
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Ceiling Fixtures : Pre 1900 item #493619
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3400.00
This 1890s gaslite chandelier has been converted to electric-six light with original cut and raised design glass shades-crystal pendants--gilt bronze metal base to fixture-36 inch diameter-46 inch drop--from home in old San Juan, Puerto Rico where it hung for years
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #730894
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1675.00
Puerto Rican santos of three kings-signed a dated Domingo Orta- Ponce ,PR--1977-Orta was an important 20th carver in Puerto Rico-made of tropical wood-intentionally left unpainted-no condition problems-9'5 inches high-5 inches wide-11 inches long-handsome piece-proceeded directly from carver
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1125687
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$675.00
Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain bowl-ca 1860s or earlier-no condition problems-no repairs-colors strong-drawing crisp-four different drawings on sides-edges scalloped-10 inches diameter-5 inches tall-.rare piece
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1249920
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$575.00
Stunning 17tnc polychrome Dutch Delft Tile-large 9 inch and 1 inch thick tile-- without repair-minor surface wear, so it was probably used on wall-great color and design-rare
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #26179 (stock #122718)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
Male and female figures of high density, heavy tropical wood. Female 21" tall, male 22" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : East Indian : Pre 1900 item #1253077
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $12,000
Spectacular 3-piece hardwood 19thc salon set from former Portuguese colony of Goa-composed of three pieces-two matching arm chairs and settee--festooned with lions and peacocks-no repairs-some minor scrapes and rubbing-seats need to be changed-this exotic furniture is rare as it combines Hindu and Portuguese motifs--carving is first class-chairs are 39 inches high-29 inches wide and 28 inches deep-settee is 39 inches high-61 inches wide 28 inches deep--an amazing set to be certain
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 : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1900 item #23631 (stock #1441pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
Set of 6 Waterford cordial glasses, circa 1940. Bases in form of solid glass sphere. 3.5" high. Excellent condition. Turned upside down they make an interestig display
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #67600
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$575.00
Magnificent early Samsom porcelain box-with worked bronze trim-5.25 inches long-2.75 inches high and 3 inches deep-with different painting on the top, sides and front and back-- no repairs-no condition problems--marked with crossed swords with cross bar blue under glaze--Marcolini period Meissen first quarter 19th century--but it is Samson the great French imitator--- very fine highly decorated hand painted porcelain piece--front is serpentine---given its high quality Samson porcelain is collect...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1837 VR item #1284050
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $250
19thc carved gilt wood altar piece- early 19thc-Spanish Colonial--originally piece held prayers and now serves as mirror-mirror is clouded, gilt is worn -carving is in good condition complete and unrepaired -20.5 inches tall-very decorative
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #22497 (stock #10368)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$145.00
Chinese Wine Vessel. CA 1800. Enamel over bronze. 6.75 inches high.This piece could be older--there is one small knick in enamel on one side near handle-shown on pics--piece was probably used for rituals--came from private collection-Quality piece-
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Pre 1900 item #27039 (stock #082)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1495.00
Italian Deruta Vase converted to table lamp--renaissance designs--has typical copper luster finish--has two different medallion designs--large griffin handles--size 21 inches high-33 high as lamp-12 inches wide and 9 inches deep--this is a bold lamp not for timid taste-no condition problems- ca 1900
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Pre 1900 item #1207910
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
Magnificent 19thc carved wood ebonized English Art Nouveau pedestal--has full body stork or crane as central motif-top is a carved lily pad--piece is very organic in composition-no repairs-original surface with very minor wear-37.5 inches high-top has 17.5 inch diameter-quality of carving is superb
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1910 item #1095452
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$950.00
Quality walnut buffet with tambor doors and marble top-marble is serpentine with carved molded edge-ca 1930s-has metal tag on back--JOHN STUART EXCEPTIONAL FURNITURE-31 inches high 11.75 deep and 39 inches wide-unique size for buffet-no condition problems-1930
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : West Indian : Pre 1920 item #1233097
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$550.00
Puerto Rican mahogany chess table-ca 1920s-designed as handkerchief table that top size can be reduced by folding hinged top--when opened chess surface is 23 inches by 23 inches--piece 29.5 inches high-no condition problems or repairs
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1910 item #1267811
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,895
High quality Spanish painted iron revival table with thick 1.75 rich marble hexagon top-32.5 inches high-22.25 wide-top comes off for shipping-minor missing paint-ca 1910--certainly in the Oskar Bach style--can be used as coffee table or side table