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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1427284 (stock #LS202009)
Ancient Artifacts
$30,000.00
Sale Pending
This outstanding Olmec jade standing figure is 5 3/4" long. The jade is high quality and opaque. There is no restoration or repair. Very rare and beautiful. It has excellent provenance and comes with a COA from Bill Breckinridge. There are many modern fakes on the market of Olmec standing figures. If it does not come with a COA from a reputable authenticator and is low priced, it is most likely fake. The last picture is for size reference only. This sale is only for the one piece pictured...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1425721 (stock #LS202008)
Ancient Artifacts
$100,000.00
This is an extremely rare unique Olmec quartz engraved plaque. I have only seen a handful of authentic Olmec quartz pieces in my 40 years of collecting. I have two others listed on this site. I have never seen another Olmec quartz plaque. This piece is highly transparent, water clear and dates 1200-600BC. It is made from a large rare thin 'Tabby' crystal with notches on the side. It was engraved and then ground. It is 3.75 inches square by 1/8"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1424684 (stock #LS202007)
Ancient Artifacts
$12,000.00
This unique Mayan translucent jade tube pipe is simply astounding and extremely detailed. The earliest mesoamerican pipes were tube pipes and date back to 1500BC. I know of only one other jade pipe. The material being smoked was inserted into the mouth of the serpent and inhaled from the other side. It was probably worn as a pendant until smoked. This is a particularly unique interpretation and rendition of a coiled snake...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1424240 (stock #LS202006)
Ancient Artifacts
$16,000.00
Sale Pending
This incredibly rare Olmec spoon is made from Robin's egg translucent blue jade. It has a perfect classic Olmec mouth which is very hard to find. These spoons were used for ceremonial snuffing of hallucinogenic substances by shamans. It is 4 1/4". It has beautiful patina and weathering is obvious. I purchased it from the famous collection of Michael Robbins from Santa Fe in 1992. The last picture is a spoon sold by Sotheby's several years ago. The hammer price was $330,000.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1423408 (stock #LS202004)
Ancient Artifacts
$400.00
This is a very interesting Olmec jade maskette. It dates to 1200BC-600BC. It is 1 3/4" square. It is nicely scooped in the back. It has not been cleaned or polished. It is heavily encrusted with clay type material that will not come off with a pin prick. It does have splitting in several areas. However, the piece is solid and the cracks do not go all the way through. It is not translucent, but it is a very nice quality piece of jade...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1423212 (stock #LS202003)
Ancient Artifacts
$250.00
This is a very nice bone fish hook found in Bracken County, Kentucky. It is 1 1/4" long. It is very well made with no damage. The point is sharp. It has beautiful patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1422971 (stock #LS202002)
Ancient Artifacts
$450.00
In my 40+ years of collecting, I have seen many bone fish hooks and have owned over 30. This one is the best I have ever seen. It is a G-10+, museum quality. I will put this one up against anyone in existence. This one is so well made that it goes beyond being utilitarian and was probably a family keepsake and worn as an effigy pendant according to Robert Butler who authenticated it. It is from Bracken County, Kentucky, Turtle Creek Village Site. It is 1 7/16" x 11/16...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #1422966 (stock #LS202001)
Ancient Artifacts
$2,000.00
This is an extraordinarily rare unique turtle shell maskette. It is 2 5/8" X 2 1/2". It was found in Southern Illinois. It dates to the Mississippian Period, 1000AD. It has a hairline reminiscent of the Southeastern Shell Masks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1413549 (stock #LS201905)
Ancient Artifacts
$500.00
Very unique translucent Spondylus shell human carving which is red/cream-colored found in the coastal area of Peru. 1 3/8" by 3/4". Collected in the 1950s by L. L. Dees. From the Len Weidner Collection. This is one of the largest and finest collections in the country. Len and his wife, Janie, publish the 'Who's Who in Indian Relics' 11 volume set. Their 10 page color collection can be viewed in Number 10. Purchased from Jim Bennett.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1700 item #1402291 (stock #LS20194)
Ancient Artifacts
$30,000.00
This is an extraordinarily rare and unique carved bone Mayan plaque. This masterpiece is the finest I have ever seen and very few exist. It is 4 1/2" X 2 1/2" X 1/8". It is from the Aapo Bolon Estate which was collected by the family while living in Guatemala from 1920-1980. I inspected the entire collection of over 1000 pieces and found nothing incorrect in any item. This was the finest piece in the offering. It is from the Post Classic Period as it is made from Bovine bone. It shows nice age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1401247 (stock #LS201903)
Ancient Artifacts
$1,000.00
This phenomenal 7 3/16" Llama Bone Flute is highly engraved with human effigy carvings with crown or headdress and was recovered in Pisac, Peru near Machu Picchu. It is highly polished. It is so translucent that when backlit with a flashlight, light passes through both sides of the bone. It has beautiful patina. A lot of work and pride went into creating this beauty. I purchased it from Jim Bennett who has written several books on detecting fakes and reproductions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1394795 (stock #LS201902)
Ancient Artifacts
$2,000.00
This Hongshan jade circle amulet/pendant/tailsman/ring is from Northeastern China and is 1 5/8" long and 5/16" wide. The surface has been cleaned by buffing from a modern finder to accent the quality of the material which removed some of the original surface and left machine buffing marks, but it is an authentic, high quality piece. The jade is translucent and the carving was very difficult to achieve. It has wonderful patina. It dates to 6700BP-4900BP. I no longer use "in my opinion" COAs. I ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Prehistorical item #1394179 (stock #LS201901)
Ancient Artifacts
$8,000.00
This jade skull is yellowish green and is from the Hongshan Neolithic Culture. It was dated to 6700BP-4900BP. It is 1 7/8" long and 1 5/8" wide. It has marvelous patina and the color is mesmerizing. It is 100% translucent. The jade is extremely fine grained and top quality. This could have been the top of a shaman's staff. BEWARE, this is one of the most reproduced fakes out there, especially on eBay. This one is the real deal. I no longer use "in my opinion" COAs. I use Optically Stimulated Lum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1393403 (stock #LS201810)
Ancient Artifacts
$30,000.00
This is a frame of 100 Columbia river gem points. Included in that number are 4 G-10 Hayes points and 5 G-10 high plains points. Also included are 3 precious opal points from Nevada. There are 31 agatized petrified wood points. There are also 2 extremely rare glass points, one clear and one purple. There are 43 G-10s and the others are 9s with a couple of 8s. True G-10s are 1 in 10,000 points. Also included are the 5 Columbia river gem points that are listed on this site for $10,000. There is al...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1393192 (stock #LS201819)
Ancient Artifacts
$2,000.00
This is an incredible 1 7/8" Columbia Plateau found in Oregon. It is made from beautiful translucent moss agate. It is a true G-10. One of the very best. It is from one of the all time great Northwest collections, Gordon Erspamer. I purchased it from a Jim Bennett auction who personally examined it and told me it was a one in a 10,000 point. Mr. Bennett has written three books on how to recognize reproductions and altered artifacts. They are currently selling on Amazon for $388 each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1393098 (stock #LS201809)
Ancient Artifacts
$10,000.00
A quirk of history went on in China in the late 1990's. They were building dams similar to our Tennessee Valley Authority dams. The government allowed archeologists and treasure hunters to dig in the areas where the land was about to be flooded. The result is that the average collector, through the internet, had the opportunity to acquire the most precious and valued treasures of China. I purchased this piece on 7-2-02. Ancient Chinese jade is much more than a collectible; it is a great investme...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1386019 (stock #LS201808)
Ancient Artifacts
$600.00
This Tunjo is 5 1/2" long. Tunjos are from the Musica culture, 900AD-1500AD. This culture inhabited the high plateau in the area of modern Bogota. Most Tunjos that survived are made from gold or tumbaga. Obviously, many were made from bone, but being an organic material, very few bone ones have survived. In fact, this is the only one I have ever seen. I have had several gold Tunjos and they are unique and beautiful and in much demand. Needless to say, bone Tunjos are extremely rare.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Implements : Pre AD 1000 item #1385230 (stock #LS201807)
Ancient Artifacts
$650.00
These are two of the finest bone artifacts I have ever seen and as you can see from viewing my site, I specialize in bone items. The largest is 7 1/2". I love bone because it patinates so beautifully. These have the most gorgeous yellow brown patination you will ever see. They are very finely made with needle tip points. They are both perforated which is much rarer. They were uncovered in the melting Alaskan permafrost and could be thousands of years old. They are both translucent when backlit. ...