All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137602 (stock #LS20129)
This unique Olmec maskette is made from Guatemalan Imperial Green Jadeite and Imperial Blue Jadeite, an omphacite jade which probably contains inclusions of precious metals of silver, gold, and platinum. These metals can be seen in the pictures as spots or flecks. It is also known as 'Galatic Jade'. This Imperial Blue jade was first discovered in Guatemala by the Ventana Mining Company team in 2000. I know of no other artifact made from this material...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1137417 (stock #LS20128)
This extraordinarily rare Olmec necklace has 57 beads all made from Imperial green true jadeite. All are highly translucent except 4 small beads. It measures 30" when strung open from end to end. It has been restrung in modern times. I have never seen nor heard of pre-Columbian imperial jadeite of this quality. There is only one other imperial jadeite necklace that is in the Museo Nacional de Antropologia museum. Please e-mail me for a photo of that necklace...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1134607 (stock #LS20126)
This is an extremely rare Egyptian wood carving of the god Ptah-Sokar-Osiris with a plumed crown and ram horns. It dates to 664-525 BC. It measures 57.7 cm in height (22.7"), 23.3 cm at its widest and 10.2 cm at its greatest depth. The wood has 6 different pigments that have been painted onto the wood in intricate designs. Hieroglyphics are painted down the back of the figure. The figure was carved from a single section of hard wood with the headdress shaped from two pieces originally...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #1132389 (stock #LS20125)
These extremely rare grizzly chaps were obtained while in northern Wyoming near the Montana border. They were mounted on a board and labeled on the back, "Blackfoot Montana Territory". The chaps are of rifle caliber, with two rows of loops, the lower row smaller in diameter than the upper...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1132385 (stock #LS20124)
These extremely rare beaded chaps are maker marked H H Heiser out of Denver, Colorado. Coming to Colorado during the Gold Rush of 1858-59, German immigrant Herman H. Heiser ultimately became one of the West's best known saddle makers. The chaps are made from brain-tanned deer hide and are beaded in what appears to be a Cheyenne pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1124335 (stock #LS20122)
These are five extremely rare copper skull bells/pendants that were found in an elite tomb at Monte Alban, Oaxaca in 1936. Each bell in about 1/2". They date to 1000-1500AD. Copper was mined largely from Guerrero. No cleaning or restoration, exactly as found. A must have for any pre-Columbian metallurgy collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1124221 (stock #LS201201)
This Olmec maskette is from Veracruz, Mexico. Radiocarbon dating of the San Lorenzo phase places this between 1200-900BC. It measures 2" wide by 1 1/4" high by 1/2" deep. It depicts the classic were-jaguar with forehead cleft, almond shaped eyes, broad nose, mouth showing gums and teeth and a scrolled design encircles the sides of the face. This appears to me to be the sides of a helmet, not ear flares. The ears are on the top indicating a more advanced transformation from human to jaguar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1071305 (stock #LS2006)
This is a fine example of the San Patrice, Hope Variety, early Archaic or transitional Paleo point dating to around 8000BC. It was found in Jasper County, Texas. It is made from translucent fossilized palmwood. It is fluted on both sides. It is 1/1/2" long and the base is ground. The edges are serrated. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcbqG1n8IaY
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1060971 (stock #LS20115)
This is an extremely rare Carthaginian glass head pendant, circa 5th-4th century B.C. It is 1 1/2 inches long. This is a Mediterranean core-formed glass bead. It is intact, in perfect condition with no repair or restoration. The patina on it is beautiful. Please view my youtube video on this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsF5COeUByw.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1058887 (stock #LS20113)
This is a carved portrait of Christ in gem quality emerald from Columbia. It has been specific gravity tested. It originated from the Chivor mining area in Columbia which produced higher grade specimens than the Muzo or Coscuez areas. It dates to around the middle 1600's and shows no evidence of modern tool marks. It is 233.24 carats. It is 1 1/2" tall, 1/1/4" wide and 1" deep. The patina is beautiful. It is a fabulous hand or pocket piece. I don't know of another Christ carving in emerald...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1027838 (stock #LS20107)
This 45-70 cartridge case was found with a metal detector by a friend of mine at the "Dull Knife Battle Site" fought in November, 1878 from the "Big Hole in the Wall" area in Wyoming.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #967821 (stock #LS201005)
Like many of you, I love the colorful gem points the most...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #966815 (stock #LS20103)
This is a beautiful Pelican Lake point found in Wyoming that I purchased from the Arley Hudson collection in 1987. It is made from a gorgeous waxy translucent orange moss agate with two ribbons of white agate showing on the lower right side. The reverse side is heavily patinated from exposure. It is 2" long. It is extremely well chipped. You won't be disappointed with this one.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #965299 (stock #LS201001)
This nicely translucent Rose Springs was found in Colorado. It measures 1 5/16" X 11/16". It is made from a beautiful translucent waxy agate. It comes with a Jackson COA. A very nice point.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #964348 (stock #LS2009130)
This is a hammered sheet silver breastplate with the neatest iconography that I have seen. This piece screams pre-Columbian. It depicts a fanged anthropomorphic transformational diety war god figure in full regalia holding 3 double-headed snakes/serpents wearing an elaborate feline/monster headdress showing fierce demon facial features. It shows many levels of patination. It is 7.2" X 5.7". It is attributed to the Chavin culture. Similar figures at The Old Temple from the ceremonial center of Ch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #910842 (stock #LS2009128)
This beautiful Columbia River Eden point found in Warner Valley, Oregon is made from multi-colored petrified bog wood. It has short flutes on both sides. It is mildly semi-translucent when backlit. It is 2 3/4" long. There is no damage on this point at all. Very fine flaking and an early point. G-10. Purchased from Richard E. Bachman. Pictured in Prehistoric Antiquities & Archaeological News, May 1997, page 35 #4.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #906740 (stock #LS2009127)
This incredible Olmec true blue translucent jadeite spoon, used to ingest hallucinogenic substances, is in the effigy of a jaguar tooth with an engraving showing the gum line. It has two holes drilled for suspension. The tooth is just shy of 2 1/2" and 1/2" wide. The material has specific gravity tested to be true jadeite. The blue color is evenly dispersed throughout the piece and it is the highest quality blue jade I have ever seen. It is true gem quality. It has a modern 18K gold loop. This i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre AD 1000 item #899186 (stock #LS2009125)
This is a very nice group of petrified wood points. The longest is 2 3/4". All are "early man" points except the 4th one. It is made from opalized wood and is a Samantha. Will consider selling separately.