All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Sconces : Pre 1910 item #1135012
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$595.00
Pair Italian gilt iron mirrored wall sconces festooned with crystals to include crystal beading along arms-ca 1910-wired- four silk shades in good condition come with the pair. There is wear to gilt,-mirror is crazed by age-good size-19 inches high 12.5 inches wide-come out from wall 7.5 inches-directly from wall of prominent estate in Puerto Rico--second pair of sconces identical also available by separate invoice
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 : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1800 item #519953
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$4800.00
Very rare pair of 18thc spectacularly carved ,polychrome gilt Italian mirrors--36 by 14 inches-carving is complete--surface paint and gilt have losses and gesso shows through-easy to restore by painting restorer-- original paint colors, design, and most surface in tact-or if you want that ancien regime or shabby chic look-do not touch them--no termites dead or alive
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1900 item #22410 (stock #10231)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$7200.00
Mirrors, French.Pair. Mid 19th c. Hand carved wood. Gilt. 22" x 48".These are truly spectacular. mirrors are bevelled--carving refined and condition excellent These are rare,rare--pair, pair
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #1167235
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$485.00
Stunning French faience plate with armorial design-has motto in French S'ils Te Mordant Les Moralaix [If you bite me, I bite]-small nicks on edges-no repairs-marked under glaze in blue-maker Porquier-well designed with smal ermine tales in small top shield and ship sails-intense color- ca 1900 or earlier-9 inch diameter-hand painted
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #77024
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$295.00
Beautifully designed pictorial Chinese Mandarin Palette plate--center is a group of musicians playing at a party-edges intricately worked-9.5 inches-very minor nick on one edge-no repairs--striking colors-about 170yrs
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1081729
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$250.00
Six sterling silver demitasse spoons with vermiel-marked Denmark sterling silver-has box-there are three designs on handles-repeated on two spoons each-no condition problems-box original-each spoon is 4 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1910 item #1271446
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $295
Unusual Venetian Glass Murano gilt glass cruet- example of art and function fused-has lip to pour and glass handles-no repairs or condition problems-6.75 inches tall-ca 1900s
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 : Furnishings : Architectural : Fixtures : Pre 1900 item #1055884
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
Fancy French 19thc iron lantern-originally was kerosene illuminated-now electrified retaining glass lamp-piece is complete-surface has rust-should be cleaned and repainted--glass probably replaced-45 inch drop-lantern portion is 15 inch square and 27 inches high--well made-rare and functional and decorative
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1125695
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$285.00
Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain sauce boat-no condition problems-ca 1860s or earlier-has unique twisted porcelain handle-colors strong-drawing crisp-7 inches wide-3.75 deep-3 inches high-no condition problems-no repairs
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Spanish : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1317289
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $2,950
Rare large Hispano Mooresque Spanish luster ware hand painted winged vase-- associated with the Alhambra in Spain-no condition problems or repairs-large 24 inches high by 14 inches wide-unsigned-these vases are extremely rare and inspired by Islamic makers-early 19thc-
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #77897
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$395.00
The amazing thing about this French Old Paris inkwell is that with all its components that it has survived intact--except for wear to the gilding, the set is in excellent condition--all parts are there and no repairs--designed also to hold stamps-7 inches wide, 3.50 inches deep and 5 inches high--about 140 yrs old
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1146739
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$265.00
Tightly fiber woven basket made by the Yanomami tribe located in Venezuela/Columbian border area--has spot design on underside-no condition problems-12 inch diameter and 4 inches deep-no condition problems--from missionary collection
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 : 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 : Furnishings : Furniture : West Indian : Pre 1900 item #499141
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1895.00
Splendid Spanish Colonial painted and carved bench-- tropical hardwood-gessoed and painted --designs chip carved into bench-rush seat-some silver gilt highlights-- losses to surface-no repairs-sturdy-ready to go-rush seat shows wear, but is serviceable--39 inches long-- 21 inches deep and 32 inches high--from South America-piece has good weight and solid construction-ca 1880s-quality antique piece
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1205093
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$4800.00
rare antique iron Chinese temple bell-all designs and calligraphy are raised-gilt dragon motif on rim is not-bell rings true-no repairs-chips on surface paint-brought to US from China by missionary-bell is rung by striking it with wood object-bell is 21 inches high with 13 inch diameter-on mount it is 29 inches high and 21 inches wide-piece is very heavy and needs to be crated to ship--red Chinese chair it sits on does not convey-translation of calligraphy may yield more info on history--magnifi...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1900 item #22955 (stock #1117pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$196.00
Pair of 18th century French engravings, one signed "Le recontre" and the other " "La flotte" 13.5 inch x 10.5 inch frames. Ship motif
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1089288
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$2450.00
Very charming 18thc Portuguese tile picture composed of 42 tiles set in plaster- edged in wood-overall 35 inches high by 32 inches wide-overall condition good with one small repair on corner of tile at the top-{shown}-blue and white tile picture of a boy with his greyhound-can be mounted on wall as is--rare piece-found in Puerto Rico
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 : 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 1900 item #1320660
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $625
Early antique Beta Tribe tropical hardwood dance mask-ca 19thc-was used in ceremonies --mask surface shows age and wear-mask is heavy from dense wood--11 inches high 7 inches wide- 6 inches deep--remarkable mask-has Dark Vader aspect
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1146438
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$325.00
Hand made tightly woven fiber basket made by the Yanomami indian tribe in Amazon region of the Venezuela/Columbia border-on underside is design inspired- by boa constrictor snake found in area-local name is oni eyekewe-no condition problems-2.25 inches deep-12 inch diameter-from missionary collection
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #720223
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$325.00
18thc German Meissen porcelain cup and saucer-hand painted-no condition problems-minor wear to gilt on rim-no repairs-2 inch high cup-5.25 diameter deep saucer
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1246333
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$250.00
Beautiful Chinese 19thc clois0nne enamel petit bonsai planter-very minor wear with little oxidation on inside cavity-3 1/8 by 5 1/8 by 3 1/8--fine work-great color
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1900 item #22328 (stock #10040)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$12500.00
Armoire. Dated 1651. Baltic possibly German.Features Circassian walnut veneer on door. Original lock and key. 24" d x 57.5" w 85" h.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1125692
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$475.00
Rare Chinese Rose Medallion shallow bowl-scalloped edges-ca 1860s or earlier-drawing crisp and colors strong-no repairs-9 inches diameter-2.5 inches high-no condition problems or repairs- bowls like this seldom on the market
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 : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #930332
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $325
Carved stone East Indian sculpture of deity-has attribute of an eagle or bird of prey on left on side and is armed with a spear-piece has been polished so difficult to judge age-certainly at least early 19thc-no condition problems-from private collection-12 inches high-6 inches wide-2 inches deep-wear to surface- free standing-most likely a guardian Hindu god
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #23218 (stock #1279pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$225.00
Gadrooning on the top side of inlaid rosewood box, ca 1900. Good condition, 8.5" wide X 5.75" deep X 3.5" high $225.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1360264
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $255
Ceramic, Portuguese or French Palissy vessel. Two branches with four olives. 1860 to 1887 H/5 W4,1/4 D/3 inches.
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 : 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 : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1138826
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Pair of 19thc Scottish petipoint fabrics mounted on two hardwood panels as table screen or possible fire screen-23 inches by 12.5 each panel-28 inches by 27 inches each panel mount.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #24951 (stock #343)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$250.00
Meissen Arts and Crafts Dish. White porcelain. Aqua decorations. Marked. 10.25 in dia.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #24252 (stock #1645pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3800.00
19th century work, signed L.(?) LaPorte.Blairsy, with large foundry mark and numbered 5 1466 16" high, 14" deep with tray (removable tray 7.5" x 6")Tray can be filled with flowers or pot pouri. Traces of gilding. $3800.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1800 item #1077876
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1450.00
Rare pair are 18thc Dutch gilt metal flame shields- 36 inches high -17 inches wide--were used to retard heat from open flame lighting-pieces are reticulated to permit light pass through them-metal armature is hand forged-gilt metal high definition repousse-use on the wall or mount in base in front of fireplace--rare item-minor wear-over all condition is excellent
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1910 item #855699
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $395
Pair of African drums-cowskin tops stretched over wood frame-legs even covered with hide-you can beat them if you fancy the sound of the jungle or use them as small tables-pieces are sturdy-each are 14 inches high-one diameter is 12 inches-the other 13 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1360297 (stock #0008cp)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $825
Ceramic Portuguese or French Palissy plate. Frog snake lizard and baby turtle in a oval. 1860 to 1887, 8 inches diameter, 2.1/2 inches high.
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
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 #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 : 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 : Oceanic : Pre 1900 item #271949
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
Filippino carved wood and polychrome santo of the fiercest preacher the world has known-St Vincent Ferrar-carved in hard tropical wood-losses-ca 1900-16 inches high with a 6 inch diameter--Not certain whether he preached REPENT AND DIE or REPENT OR DIE
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 : 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 : 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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1800 item #57154
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$225.00
Spanish colonial rat-tailed spoon--11 inches long and 1.75 inches wide--some say the spoon was used to stir soup or stew and spear meat in the pot--other believe that the spoon was used by the senoritas and senoras as a decorative hair piece used also as sharp weapon to protect themselves from unwanted advances-in either instance it is a functional piece--condition is good-one small rip in the spoon portion -over 200 yrs old
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1900 item #1360273
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $950
French terracotta maiolica roof tile in monkey form.
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 : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1232646
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$995.00
Pre Columbian Taino tribe footed bowl-found buried in Puerto Rico over 50 years ago-repaired, but complete except for rim chip-trances of design inside bowl-large 11 inch diameter-4 inches high-rare find-authentic
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #720606
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$300.00
18thc German Meissen cup and saucer-hand painted-overal condition excellent-no repairs-deep saucer-very minor nick on 5.25 inch diameter saucer-cup is 2 inches high-design at bottom inside cup-raised edges on cup
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Charming early American Victorian salesman sampler of mahogany-- three drawer chest-minor nicks-has not been restored-complete-12 inches high-5.75 inches deep-and 10.25 wide-thses miniature chests are highly sought after
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Pre 1900 item #26606 (stock #048)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3800.00
Italian Ceramic 300yr dish with four feet 13 inches w1de x8.5 deep x 4.5 deep. has curled lip over hang--yellow background with blue renaissance motifs--condition is good-one foot repaired but intact--minor small chips-minor discoloration to glaze on inside of dish--this dish could be over 300yrs old and is of museum quality--rare-no nonsense
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1900 item #23034 (stock #1184)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
Oatmeal glazed, roses, ca 1860, vase on stand 19" high. Vase plus shade 33" $895.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1700 item #1297367
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $795
This medallion is unique-so unique uncertain of use-5.75 inches by 47.5 inches-marked-800 silver-this one has Latin text--speculate used as coffin markers or worn around neck with chain or ribbon through loop as badge of rank or noble position-beautiful Baroque silver repousse work-no condition problems--museum rare
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Spanish : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #486203
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$425.00
Four rare Spanish Andalusian blue and white tiles--over 300 years old-professionally mounted in mahogany frame-losses to surface-no repairs-13 inches by 13 inches-each tile is 4.5 inches wide and little over an inch thick--framed overall 1.5 inches deep--pieces mounted in plaster--can be dismounted by soaking frame in water--from local collection in Puerto Rico-fresh on market--the four tiles compose a single design
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #74319
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$125.00
A very pretty glazed terra cotta hand-painted covered Italian vessel--made on a pottery wheel-7.5 inches tall with a 6 inch diameter-no condition problems-signed on bottom to incude 20s paper label that indicates it was once in Ontario Canadian jewelry shop--strong colors--yellow apples or lemons on a dark background