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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1394192 (stock #SGB)
The Genius Of Man
$725.00
An exquisite antique silver jewelry casket purchased from an exclusive antique shop at The Lake Palace Hotel in India around 1968. The piece measures 7" in length by 3 1/2" in height by 3" in width and weighs a full 16 oz. According to the shop owner it dates from around 1850 or earlier. As you will see from the photos it is an amazing one-of-a-kind creation fabricated for a person of wealth and influence. It is deeply gadrooned around the entire piece as well as the top. Just above the locking hasp and at the base there is a line of ornamentation which adds to the overall visual beauty. It is in mint condition with no "dings" or other flaws. It is hinged in the rear and opens easily. The photos should tell you what you need to know but feel free to contact me if you have other questions.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Contemporary item #1393848 (stock #HMC)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
Objects from several periods came together to create this special crucifix. It is hand made and one of a kind. The wood was found in a New Mexico homestead dating from 1880 - 1900. The knot above Christ forms a natural halo. The Jesus figure is solid brass and dates from the 1930'S. The three "nails" attaching the figure are black onyx with gold bezels. The overall height is 14 1/2" and it is 3 1/4" at the widest point. The back is designed to be hung on the wall. Making this piece was a pleasure and an honor and it will be appreciated by the lover of the unusual and beautiful. I know it will go to a good home.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Deco : Pre 1940 item #1393846 (stock #ESB)
The Genius Of Man
$175.00
An elegant sterling silver Egyptian Revival broach from the 1930'S with a top quality deep blue lapis scarab stone mounted in the center. The piece was collected in the 1940'S in Egypt from a top jeweler and has never been offered for sale before.It measures 2 1/2" in length by 3/4" at the widest. It is delicate and subtle unlike so many pieces from the period which were meant to be shown off and were often somewhat "flashy." If you are looking for an understated decorative addition to your collection then this is the one for you.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1393782 (stock #AAD)
The Genius Of Man
$175.00
Two superb arrowheads and an avian shaped drill are more additions from a lifetime collection. There will be a limited number of pieces to follow. As with the first group posted they were collected over a long period of time on various privately owned land holdings with the owners full consent. The original collector was a "stump puller" and once in a while a fine stone artifact would lift out of the ground along with the remains of a dead tree. The first piece on the left measures 2 1/2“ in length by 1 3/4" at the widest point. It was knapped from a pale yellow flint and the edges are finely serrated. The middle avian shaped drill measures 2 1/4“ in length by 1 1/2“ at the widest point. The color is a pale rose/purple and the upper section allows for an easy grip when used. The piece on the far right measures 1 1/2" in length by by 1 1/2" in width. It is knapped from a pale light cinnamon brown flint. Both sides are delicately serrated. It is a truly exquisite work of art given the deep notching along with its matching width and height. They don’t come any better!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1393631 (stock #TAA)
The Genius Of Man
$155.00
These three outstanding arrowheads come from a lifetime collection. There will be more to follow. They were collected over a long period of time on various privately owned land holdings with the owners full consent. The original collector was a "stump puller" and once in a while a treasure would lift out of the ground along with the remains of the dead tree. The first piece on the left measures slightly over 2" in length by 1 3/4" at the widest point. It was knapped from a creamy pale pink flint and the edges are translucent when held up to the light. The middle point is the prize in the group. It measures 3" in length by 1" at the widest point. The color is a pale yellow/tan and it is delicately serrated along both sides. The piece on the far right measures 2 1/2" in length by by 1 1/4" in width. It is flaked from a pale salmon pink flint and the shape is intriguing. These represent the findings of a lifetime and it is time for them to find a new home.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1392971 (stock #MSB)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
A one-of-a kind finely crafted cigar/jewelry box. The top is a mosaic of Mimbres shards from Southern New Mexico dating 900 - 1250 A. D. The grout comes from a nearby arroyo. The box itself is of a tropical wood hand made in The Dominican Republic. The overall size is 12” in length by 7” in width by 1 1/2” in depth. The interior label is a work or art in itself. At long last beautiful shards can be displayed to their finest instead of being put away in old cardboard boxes and left in a dark closet. This is the first of a series with different shapes and sizes to come. All of the shards were excavated on private property with the permission of the owner and are legal for private ownership according to all existing State and Legal laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1392861 (stock #MRWB)
The Genius Of Man
$3,400.00
CULTURE: Mimbres ORIGIN: Southern New Mexico / Excavated on a private ranch near Deming, New Mexico. SIZE: Approximately 11” in diameter by 5” in height AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A. D. / Mimbres Classic Phase DESCRIPTION: A visually stunning large Mimbres bowl with a clear white slip and vibrant red design elements. The bowl is divided into four painted quadrants and the center left unpainted to make the design stand out. Design elements consist of numerous fine line work, upside down stepped triangles with wavy lines, along with elongated triangles ending in sharp points. There are four quadrangles enclosing vertical fine lines enclosed as well as a myriad of lines surrounding the upper interior of the bowl which dates it as having been created during the Classic Phase. It is rare to fined the incredible dark red pigment found in the bowl instead of a lighter and less visually appealing darker orange/red. The vessel is a true visual “eye popper” of the finest quality. The bowl has approximately 5% restoration to a few small areas. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws and a COA will be provided upon purchase.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1392859 (stock #MHB)
The Genius Of Man
$2,650.00
CULTURE: Mimbres ORIGIN: Southern New Mexico / Excavated late1950’s -early 1960’s on a private ranch near Deming / former Red Ellison Collection SIZE: Approximately 91/2” in diameter by 8” in height AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A. D. / Mimbres Classic Phase DESCRIPTION: A highly geometrically complex “helmet bowl”. The slip is a pale gray/white with the design elements painted in charcoal black. Design elements include checkerboards around the rim, swirling interlocking scrolls, and a quadrangular center area enclosing a diamond pattern. The fine-line work is excellent throughout. The vessel has approximately 5% professional restoration to a few small areas. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1392857 (stock #ASB)
The Genius Of Man
SOLD
CULTURE: Anasazi /Tularosa Branch ORIGIN: Old Hinkston Ranch / Arizona SIZE: Approximately 6” in diameter by 6 ” in height AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A. D. Description: A masterfully formed and designed vessel slipped white both on the exterior and interior The design elements are painted in a charcoal black against a pure white background and include slanted oblique fine line work, upside down terraces suspended from the rim and made to stand out visually using wide white lines left unpainted. The four upside down terraces suspended from the rim work together to create a visually stunning star shape This jar is indeed a true treasure given its condition and overall demonstration of the highest artistic quality for the period. The jar is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal laws and a COA will be presented upon purchase.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1386491 (stock #CGHE)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
Origin: Northern Mexico Culture: Casas Grandes Age: Ca. 1250 A.D. - 1450 A.D. Size: 5 3/4” in height by 6 1/4” at the widest diameter Description: A Casas Grande hooded jar depicting an obese male figure with a beautifully detailed facial expression. Unfortunately, as you can see from the photos the piece was broken in the past and the paint is somewhat faded. There is a small area on one side where the jar was crudely restored by an amateur many years ago. With proper restoration the jar could be an outstanding addition to even the best collection. The many flaws are reflected in the price. The olla has numerous mineral deposits which attest to its great age. A COA will be provided upon purchase as well as the known family history of inheritance. The jar is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1386490 (stock #CGB4)
The Genius Of Man
$250.00
Origin: Northern Mexico Culture: Casas Grandes Age: Ca. 1250 A.D. - 1450 A.D. Size:4 3/4” in height by 6” at the widest diameter Description: A compact Casas Grande jar. This is a plainware piece used for cooking and not display. It is an excellent example of a simple utilitarian jar. The piece has one very small probe hole and a few minor chips to the rim. The olla has numerous mineral deposits which attest to its great age. A COA will be provided upon purchase as well as the known family history of inheritance. The jar is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1386387 (stock #CG1)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
Origin: Northern Mexico Culture: Casas Grandes Age: Ca. 1280 A.D. - 1450 A.D. Size: 7” in height by 8 1/2” at the widest diameter Description: A striking polychrome high necked jar totally intact and as in found condition. There is some very minor paint scaling in a couple of areas…barely noticeable. This elegant jar is beautifully balanced with numerous geometric forms. The tall upper section of the jar has perfectly balanced charcoal black squares. The lower section is a combination of black elongated triangles, black and dark red squares with extending lines (most likely stylized Macaws) and an unusual line of small square elements with a black dot in the center of each square. The fine-line work in red and black is beautifully drawn and the neck flares out widely accentuating the large squares directly beneath. The olla has numerous mineral deposits which attest to its great age. Pieces of this quality and condition are becoming rarer as collectors will not release them to the public. A COA will be provided upon purchase as well as the known family history of inheritance. The jar is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1383548 (stock #MFB)
The Genius Of Man
$1,850.00
CULTURE: Mimbres ORIGIN: Southern New Mexico SIZE: Approximately 8 1/2" in diameter by 4 ” in height AGE: Ca. 1000 A. D. - 1250 A. D. / Mimbres Classic Phase Description: A visually stunning example of Mimbres art at its best. The background slip is a pure white in color and the black mineral design stands out beautifully. The bowl has been professionally reassembled from approximately five original shards with crack lines covered over. The bowl also had a very small kill hole in the center which was filled in. Known Provenance: Originally part of The Red Ellison Collection. It was excavated in the late 1950's to early 60's on a private ranch North East of Deming, New Mexico. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws. A COA will be provided upon purchase.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1377750 (stock #MRGB)
The Genius Of Man
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CULTURE: MIMBRES / CLASSIC PHASE / CA. 950 - 1250 A.D. ORIGIN: A private ranch in Southern New Mexico SIZE: 8 1/2” in diameter by 3 1/2” in height DESCRIPTION: A highly complex geometric bowl. The slip is a soft tan color and the painting is a rich burnt orange. The bowl is divided into four quadrants with interlocking scrolls, excellent fine-line work, stepped pyramids, broad white lines, wide wavy lines, and half moons with fine-line work suspended from the interior rim. The piece has less than 10% professional restoration since the person who dug the bowl was most likely careless and missed a few shards. There is no guesswork in the design....just re-gluing and a small amount of fill with the cracks sealed and painted over. A superb piece in shape and design. The vessel will come with a COA as well as official notarized paperwork demonstrating that the bowl was dug in the late 5o’s with full permission of the owner on private property. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current Federal and state laws.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1373843 (stock #NCJ)
The Genius Of Man
$375.00
CULTURE: CARCHI NARINO ORIGIN: ECUADOR AGE: Ca. 850 - 1500 A. D. DESCRIPTION: A deftly executed and beautifully balanced flared rim vessel measuring 6 1/4" in height by 7" at the widest diameter. The base clay is a soft cinnamon brown. It is ornamented using the negative resist design technique in colors of pale canary yellow, a deep rich orange, and charcoal black. There are numerous geometric design elements including upright and inverted yellow wide=lined pyramids enclosing wide stepped yellow lines, orange upright triangles flaring from wide barbed line bases and narrowing upward to reach the base of the flared rim on four sides. The remaining side of the jar has a single fourth pattern comprised of wide black barbed lines enclosed within a pale yellow quadrangle. The vessel is in mint condition with no restoration or over-paint. A COA will be provided. Provenance: Universidad Del Valle / Professor Soffy Arboleda M.A.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1373319 (stock #OHF)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
This small artistic creation is strikingly elegant and refined and most likely comes from Central Mexico. The head is 2" in length by 1 1/4" in width. It is mounted on a stone block base which brings the total height to 2 3/4" in total height. He has an elegant elongated expressive head with deeply incised circular eyes and lighter incising accentuating and further defining his mouth and slightly flaring nostrils. He is wearing a pair of simple ear spools and a rounded turban headdress adorned with applied raised ovoid elements in the center of his head and and upper right side . There appears to be a worn area on the left side to match the right but it has been eroded with time...it is not a fresh break. Although small, this is a beautiful example of fine artistry. Ex: Arte Primitivo.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1373262 (stock #AP)
The Genius Of Man
$175.00
This Archaic head fragment from Mexico is a unique piece of artistry. It measures 2 1/2" in height by 1 3/4" in width. The face is highly expressive with a wide flared nose and thick full raised lips which are accentuated by the deeply incised mouth. He has large coffee bean eyes with raised pupils and a wide awake stare. His headdress is a simple band holding his hair and streaming down his back to neck length. There are minor losses to the headpiece and one ear caused by his great antiquity and possible exposure to the elements. A truly unique and intriguing addition for the collector of the obscure and unusual. Ex: Arte Primitivo
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Implements : Pre 1492 item #1373256 (stock #PCA)
The Genius Of Man
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ORIGIN: Oaxaca Mexico SIZE: Two are 5 3/4 " in length and the third is 5 " in length. AGE: Postclssic / 900 A.D - 1521 A. D. MATERIAL: Beaten Copper DESCRIPTION: "Early colonial Spanish accounts describe the use of axe money in markets and as tribute in Oxaca. The blades clearly had no utilitarian function , as they are of soft and very thin copper and possess no cutting edge. Frequently found in large caches in Oxaca, the mushroom or T-shaped axe money pieces are of varied size but always have hammered flanges on either side of the flank, resembling an I-beam in cross section. Similar copper axes are known for ancient Ecuador and Peru, and it is likely that the Mesoamerican form was introduced from South America. (Easby, Caley, and Moazed 1967). Quoted from the book "The Albers Collection of Pre-Columbian Art" ca. 1988