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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 : 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 : Furnishings : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #22521 (stock #10402)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$950.00
Chairs, Victorian. Walnut. Pair. Ship motif carvings on seat back.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1292288
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $295
Fancy American 12 inch sterling silver ladle-marked by maker as well as sterling stamp-no repairs or condition problems -Belle Epoch period
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #26772 (stock #067)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$875.00
German Stoneware tureen with pigs head handle - body festooned with grape leaves-13 inches high 11 inches at widest point--not marked but is of the highest quality--no condition problems-handmade--inspired by somebody who liked pigs and grapes--must have been some guy
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Decorations : Pre 1700 item #776435
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $2,350
Superbly carved wood gilt 17thc architectural element--has twin putti heads-minor losses to carving and gilt-hand forged nails used to reinforce-perhaps later--element appears to be the top section of larger piece--orb was a design feature--no evidence that orb was decorated except with color--fascinating object-25 inches high-18.5 wide --7 inches deep.--rare
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 : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #22746 (stock #10542)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1500.00
Rug, Karabagh Armenian. CA 1940. Highly colored with floral design. 49 x 83.5 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1700 item #1266912
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $475
Very early antique Chinese storage jar-has beautiful thick caramel glaze-hand thrown-fine form-no condition problems or repairs--6.25 inches high--7 inch diameter--believed to be before Ming period
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1042055
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$950.00
Fine 19thc FRENCH silver chalice-marked-9 inches tall-diameter 5 inch -gilt interior-no condition problems-good weight--1890s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #24069 (stock #1564pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$650.00
Mossi Burkino Faso figure from Upper Volta, circa 1935. 21" Good condition. Ex-private collection. $650.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1146411
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$375.00
Nicely woven fiber basket from the Amazon region made by the Yanomami tribe located on the Venezuela/Columbian border--has frog motif centered in geometric field-no condition problems-16.50 inches and 1.5 inches deep-from missionary collection
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1292285
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $325
Spectacularly fancy French Ladle-Belle Epoch period-has scallop shaped bowl with gold wash-12 inches long-has French makers mark as well Sterling 925 fine over 1000-no condition problems or repairs
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 : 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 : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1900 item #22671 (stock #10475)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$425.00
Biedemeier Candle Stick. Brass. CA 1830-40. Price is for pair 8.75 inches high. For single 9.5 in high $155.00
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #25287 (stock #495)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$125.00
Silver Salt Shaker, American. Sterling. CA 1880. Marked. #236-95
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 : 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 : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #24254 (stock #1647pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3400.00
Allegorical piece symbolizing Bourbon restoration after collapse of Napolean. Ca 1810 Dark patina. Excellent condition. 16.75" high, 6" at deepest point, 8.5" at widest...
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 : Architectural : Exterior : Pre 1910 item #82707
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$595.00
You never find cast iron finials this form and size--looks like they came from Aladdins castle or Kremlin turrets or a Tasty Freeze stand-the pair are each 15.5 inches high-have a 5.75 inch square base-original paint has been removed-what remains is traces of rust colored paint--were cast in two pieces and welded together--it took a skilled welder to do the job--about 80 or 90 years old--need paint-make them as exotic as you wish--great doorstops for great doors-heavy
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1360262 (stock #0007cp)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,550
Ceramic, Portuguese Palissy plate. Clams and mussels in oval , 17,1/8 inches diameter , signed. 1860 to 1887
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1247744
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$890.00
Superb pair of Japanese bronze Zogan Jippa vases--enamel surface with interesting designs with winged motifs-dragon handles-12 inches tall-no condition problems or repairs--every Shogan needs a pair--stunning pieces
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 : 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 : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1320514
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $2,400
large carved wood Latin American santo of Animas, a soul burning in Purgatory-glass eyes-surface losses- fingers damaged on one hand --depicts monk suffering for his sins in purgatory--dramatic sculpture-usually found only in small santos-rare rare rare-31 inches tall-17 inches wide 12 inches deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #23849
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3400.00
Mid-19th century. Carved gilt wood with parcel gilt pair of shishi dogs-Painted glass eyes. Superb carving. Male and female. Good size. 17" high, 6.75" wide, 14" long. Try to find another pair!-no condition problems
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #22395 (stock #10147)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3800.00
Chest on Stand, Dutch Oak. CA 1700. Storage in top, behind doors, and in drawer. Very good shape.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #25298 (stock #496)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$250.00
Silver Figurine, Chinese. Coolie with cart. Marked. 3.75 in long x 1.5 in deep x 2.5 in high. #22-99
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #795769
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $885
Rare 19thc bamboo Japanese hexagon lacquered tea table-ca 1880s-has four folding shelves that protrude 4 inches over the 21.25 diameter of the table-each shelf is 10 inches by 11 inches-table is 28.25 inches tall-shelves fold in-- mechanisms work well--has basket shaped shelf in center-there is wear to lacquer-table is stable, charming and useful--rare in that most of these tables simple wore out and were scraped
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #654381
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$295.00
Rare American black polychrome tole bread basket--traditional gilt grape motif on inside edges-14 inches long-5.5 inches wide-3 inches deep-rolled edges-signed on bottom G D Need??-wear on bottom -very small ding in one corner minor-overall condition excellent--no repairs-ca 1980s
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
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1900 item #375529
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$975.00
Two Russian solid brass candlesticks-not a pair -both figural-- made by same hand and feature a muzhik as a central figure-ca 1860s-pieces come apart and were cast in pieces and screw together-one 9 inches tall with 3.75 inch diameter-- the other 10 inches tall with 4.75 inch diameter--no condition problems or repairs
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 : 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 : 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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1289008
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,395
Pr Russian silver spice towers--both with Star of David footed bases with varying Klezmer band figures, Torah and a Jew at prayer, leading up to globe form hinged boxes with inlaid cabochons to lid. With assay master's mark of AA 1894 for Anatoly Apollonovich Artsybashev, 84, an unidentified city mark, and an unidentified maker's mark. Total approx. weight of two items is 3.56 troy oz. . Dimensions: 3.5" h. Condition: With light surface scratches, and minor dints/dings...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #797058
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $6,400
Rare German Dresden Augustus Rex porcelain figure of Art Deco lady with bird in cage-ca 1920s-marked in blue under glaze-also incised data ie.,H. M. 22--probably artist's initials and date of production.28 high-15 inches wide-9 inches deep-a large piece of charming porcelain-no condition problems
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #76998
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$395.00
Elaborately decorated Chinese Mandarin Palette pictorial plate-9.5 inches-no condition problems-no repairs--center design appears to be a collection of women and children--maybe a harem? Chinese had them--beautiful colors--about 170 yrs
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1360269 (stock #0004cp)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $750
Ceramic, Portuguese or French Palissy Plate. Two butterflies, two caterpillars and snail without shell in a oval, signed - Rose a Gunnar, loasrainha. 1860 to 1887, 7inches diameter.
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 : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #25716 (stock #1839pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$975.00
Male and female figures, sold as a pair because they go well together. Female 15.5" has small damage on foot. Male 16.5" has termite damage to the very top of the head--no termites now. Female is made of light-colored tropical wood. The male's wood is darker. ex-Private collection, estimated to be more than 70 years old. Fine quality carving. Price for pair $975.
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 : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1320939
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $595
Rare antique Dan dance mask-given female figure that surmounts the mask, probably associated with fertility ritual-mask was used-surface shows age and use-complete-striking piece-museum quality-16 inches tall-7 inches wide-4 inches deep
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Spanish : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1166476
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
Beautiful hand turned, hand painted, glazed terra cotta tall Mexican vase-designed for long stemmed floral display--19.5 inches tall-very minor flecks-no repairs-great colors
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pre 1800 item #547652
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$90.00
18thc Dutch aubergine tile--strong color-5.5 inches by 5.5 inches-very small nick upper left corner-flower bouquet motif-strong color
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1900 item #620511
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$325.00
Pair of American cut glass peg lamps--designed to fit into candle holders or sticks--Polish candlesticks shown here are for demonstration only and not included in purchase price-no shades-lamps are in excellent condition with new wicks.--lamps marked-7.5 inches high without shades--ca 1890s
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #738634
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1950.00
Italian glazed terra cotta figure of a mounted knight or exotic warrior-perfect condition-signed by Pattarino inside-13 inches high-18 inches wide-7 inches deep --Pattarino was a famous 20thc ceramicist who worked in Florence--he made both non-secular and secular pieces-his work is stunning-his details and coloring unsurpassed
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1319752
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $495
Well carved South American tropical wood Santo of St Jacinto, the patron saint of farmers-excellent detail -with tin halo-wear to pant except on face which is angelic-ca 1900-fine details-stepped base=no missing parts-13.5 inches high
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1360249 (stock #0004pl)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $895
Ceramic, Portuguese or French Palissy Plate, two lizards biting snake and three beetles in oval, signed. 1860 to 1887. 9,1/4 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #24287 (stock #1653pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Classic scenes, including puttis. 7.75" x 6" harrassing a ram Definately over 200yrs wonderful patina--lost wax casting One corner cast on diagonal
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 : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #23122 (stock #1219)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
Brass and leather, renaissance design. Great ornamentation. Leather in bellows damaged, but who cares? 25" high Casting on this is extrordinary and will embellish any Fireplace
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #22696 (stock #10498)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Old Paris Vases, Pair. CA 1900. Varigaed leaf Croton motif. Good condition. Wear to gold along top lip. Provenance: Tivoli Estate, Somerset, VA. 10.5 x 9.5 x 4.25 in deep.-unusal color and form-work beautifully on a mantle or buffet---can hold flowers-stand on bun feet
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #734109
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$125.00
Dutch Delft 18thc blue white tile--biblical-Angel Appears to shepherds--5.25 by 5.25 inches- no condition problems
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #22923 (stock #1111pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
Indian bronze framed table mirror, 17.5 inch long x 12 inch wide $495.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1900 item #23049 (stock #1190)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$785.00
19th century French stoneware lavabo, signed, impressed, "Terre du Charullans G. Pontille, Fils" Composed of three pieces; body, lid and basin. Excellent condition, Designed to hang on a wall inside or outside still fuctional
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #602743
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$2895.00
Thee piece Japanese salon set -sette and one chair match-other side chaie is slightly different but works well with the other two-made in the 20s and brought to Puerto Rico by merchant seaman-from his estate-sette is 61.25 long-26 inches deep-37.75 inches high-one chair is 25.75 inches long 20 inches deep and 34 inches high--the other side chair is 25.5 long-19.5-38 inches high- all made of hard wood, probably teak-all pieces deeply hand, chip carved with court scenes-all have dragon arms-no co...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Italian : Pre 1900 item #27040 (stock #083)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$185.00
Italian Deruta vase 12 inches high and 7 inches wide--part of handle missing-otherwise in perfect condition--has typical copper luster--is signed--renaissance designs--nice piece