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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #1132389 (stock #LS20125)
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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)
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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 : American Indian : Pre 1900 item #1027838 (stock #LS20107)
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$75.00
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 : South American : Pre 1700 item #1058887 (stock #LS20113)
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$20,000.00
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 1700 item #1183650 (stock #LS20135)
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$99.00
Alaska Eskimo harpoon spear point 2.3" long, circa Thule culture 1200 AD to 1700 AD. It was found on Saint Lawrence Island located in the Bering Strait Northern coastal region of Alaska. It has beautiful dark patination. In great condition and is very solid.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1700 item #864756 (stock #LS200992)
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$1300.00
This is a very rare female effigy bone carving from West Bloomfield, New York, Seneca. "1600 to 1620" carefully printed in black ink on the reverse. She shows a pronounced band at the forehead, as if wearing some head gear or maybe some hair style. Cheeks are shown as broad and flat. Prominent breasts. Right hand resting on top of left hand. This piece came from the Robert N. Converse collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Pre 1700 item #1287433 (stock #LS201501)
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$800.00
The fishhook with original cordage is from the Northwest. The other Eskimo items are as follows: 5 1/4" Eskimo Bone Axe/Scraper found in Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska, drilled base for hafting. 3 3/8" Bone Spoon Gorget found at Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. Comes with a Stermer COA. 6 5/8" Eskimo Bone Spoon found on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. 4 1/2" Bone Harpoon (Metal tip) found on Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska. Comes with a Stermer COA.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1700 item #862886 (stock #LS200961)
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$700.00
These C1650--1700 eating utensils were found in 1935 by James A. Hanson near Fort Ligonier, Westmoreland County, PA who donated them to the former Museum of the Fur trade, acquired by Dr. John F. Neil from Glenshaw, PA who sold them to the well-known Charles "Sonny" Atikinson from Mayville, KY who sold to Tom Davis. I purchased from Tom Davis on 7-25-92...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #859928 (stock #LS200921)
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$5,500.00
This is the only bone scalloped triskele gorget known to exist. I purchased it on 8-1-92 from Who's Who, Duke Snider, who purchased it from Tom Davis. It is a whopping 4 1/2 inches in diameter. The name of the finder will go to the buyer along with the original receipt and paperwork. Everything about this piece is 1000% correct. It is a solid piece in excellent condition with no restoration or repair. Needless to say, this is one of the finest bone artifacts known to exist...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1124335 (stock #LS20122)
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$550.00
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Pre 1492 item #861591 (stock #LS200943)
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This extremely rare frame of bone is from the 1st century through Byzantine. The Roman goddess has independent movable balls in the cage and is extremely delicate and very fine. It was purchased in Luxembourg. Many were found by the world famous Dr. Allen Heflin while he was stationed in Rome. This is a once-in-a-lifetime find that took me many years to assemble. Please view my youtube video of this frame at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEM_VYXP2Sw
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859700 (stock #LS200913)
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$595.00
This extremely rare and beautiful incised Aztec pipe was found by the famous Dr. Allen Hefin in western Mexico on 5/31/70 and he so inscribed on the bottom. This piece is flawless in every way. The patina is wonderful. It is 4" long, the bowl is 1". Very few authentic Aztec pipes are found in private collections.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #863866 (stock #LS200974)
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$350.00
This is a very nice solid figure blowing into a conch shell. It is attributed to the Protoclassic Nayarit culture of West Mexico, C100BC-250AD. It has the original pigments that are much brighter than the photos show. It is a beautiful patinized orange and black. There is a chip off the right rear foot. It was found by Dr. Allen Heflin on 7-26-53. It is 4 1/2" long. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp0CWm5KCiY
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #870076 (stock #LS2009107)
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$175.00
This finely carved shell skull was found by the famous Dr. Allen Heflin on 9-16-61 in Cuautitlan, Mexico. This Aztec piece dates to 1200AD. It is drilled for suspension. A nice little ancient piece that could be used in jewelry. It is 1/2" long and solid.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1492 item #1358062 (stock #LS20179)
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$7,000.00
Shell gorgets are among the rarest and most beautiful of prehistoric art objects encountered in the United States. Most have been found in the Southeastern United States and are associated with various cultures from Woodland through Late Mississippian. This outstanding example is 4 7/8" long. It has no restoration or repair. It has beautiful patina. This one is the "Buffalo Style" which is the most elaborately decorated of the shell masks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #862900 (stock #LS200963)
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$1000.00
This copper awl with antler handle and perforated for suspension was found by Dr. Allen Heflin in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan in 1947. It is 8 1/2 long. Please view my youtube video of this item at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C30caNNItA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1350871 (stock #LS201701)
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$725.00
This extremely rare incised Eagle effigy Aztec pipe was found by the famous Dr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #859666 (stock #LS200911)
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$3,500.00
Three Aztec pipes were sold at Sotheby's auction on March 23rd, 2013 for $12,890. None were as near as nice as this one or even the other three I have for sale here. If you would like a link to this Sotheby's auction, please e-mail me. This unusual zoomorphic pipe depicts a duck. Red paint covers much of the polished black-brown surface and eyes and bill are outlined by incision. Ducks were associated with rain gods. Dimensions: stem length, 14 cm, bowl height, 9cm, bowl diameter, 2.5 cm. The pi...