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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1407980 (stock #MSN)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
AN ELEGANT NECKLACE COMPRISED OF PRE-COLUMBIAN MULTI COLORED STONE MAYAN BEADS . THE HALF MOON SHAPED PENDANT ORIGINATED FROM THE BIT OF A SHOW QUALITY HORSE BRIDLE. THE CABOCHON STONE GRACING THE CENTER OF THE NECKLACE IS A DARK SEMI-PRECIOUS STONE. THE OVERALL WEARABLE LENGTH IS 12”. The CENTER ORNAMENTATION MEASURES 4” IN LENGTH BY 1/2” AT THE WIDEST POINT.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1800 item #1407979 (stock #EASB)
The Genius Of Man
$275.00
A SKILLFULLY CRAFTED COLONIAL AMERICAN SNUFF BOX. THE BOX IS CARVED FROM HORN AND THE BASE IS CAREFULLY INSET WOOD ALONG WITH THE TOP WOODEN OPENING CARVED IN THE FORM OF A RAPTOR. IT WAS MOST LIKELY HAND MADE IN NEW YORK OR THE SURROUNDING AREA BASED ON THE POPLAR WOOD TOP AND BASE. IT DATES APPROXIMATELY CA.1700 A.D.IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CARRIED IN A SIDE POCKET OF A JACKET WHICH EXPLAINS ITS RICH SMOOTH PATINA. IT MEASURES 3 3/4” IN HEIGHT BY 3 1/4’ IN WIDTH.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre AD 1000 item #1407686 (stock #HCN)
The Genius Of Man
$625.00
A deftly designed and painstakingly created necklace composed of Pre- Columbian Huari rock crystal beads interspersed with round Maya circular beads. The centerpiece is a double headed tumbaga avian pendant. The wearable length is 11" and the rear clasp is supported by a magnetic set of joiners for extra strength. This is a one-of-a-kind creation for the truly discerning collector of the best.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1900 item #1406602 (stock #RBT)
The Genius Of Man
$445.00
An elegant Buddhist reliquary case dating from the 1800’s. This unusual hand hammered metal artifact is an excellent example from the period. The open lattice work with a floral motif gives it a delicate dignity and presence. The subtle patina on the back attests to it’s actual use and care. It was never made to be just another ornament to be put on a shelf. It was worn around the neck and most likely a brightly dyed strap or piece of fabric held the two side locks closed to protect the precious contents inside. It appears to have been hand hammered with the front detailing deftly filed and polished. A stunning example of ancient artistry to be cherished and treasured by its new owner. The piece measures 3 1/8” in length by 4” wide …including the clasps…by 1” in depth.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1403140 (stock #HCN)
The Genius Of Man
$750.00
A stunning jewelry piece comprised of Pre-Columbian rock crystal beads from The Huari Culture of Ancient Peru along with stunning circular Maya jade beads from Mexico or further south. The centerpiece is a Huari tumbaga double headed avian in flight. The wearable length is eleven inches so it is not overly heavy and uncomfortable. The clasp is magnetized for extra strength. This one-of-a-kind creation will appeal to those who see quality and creativity at its apex.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1400011 (stock #SWN)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
A delicately constructed necklace using the best of both worlds. From Pre-Columbian Central and South America there are a variety of various ancient spindle whorls used for weaving combined with elongated aged sterling silver Navajo beads. The overall wearable length is 15". Great for casual or formal occasions.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1397305 (stock #MMH)
The Genius Of Man
$145.00
Culture: Maya Origin: Mexico/ Central America /Ca 400A.D. - 900A.D. Size: 3” in height by 3” in width Description: A stately molded refined clay head of a noble. The figure is richly attired with the elaborate objects of ornamentation that would have been limited to only the upper caste members of the society. The figure has a large headband holding an ornate hairdo in place, huge circular ear ornaments and a massive necklace. Both the necklace and ear pieces were more than likely made of fine jade. The face is triangular in shape and has elongated narrow almond shaped eyes. Provenance: ex: Arte Primitive
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Interior : Pre 1910 item #1397304 (stock #PVWP)
The Genius Of Man
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Only one of three known to still exist after all of these years. Two are in private collections and one housed in a museum. Given the over all age and fragility it is in good condition save for a few blemishes which have been carefully covered with clear tape to further preserve the integrity of the somewhat brittle paper used during printing. There has been no overpaint or touch up to the writing. If you are looking for the rare at a more than fair price....you have found it. If you study the photos closely you can decide for yourself concerning the condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1397283 (stock #MWP)
The Genius Of Man
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A beautifully crafted Mimbres sherd wall plaque. All sherds are authentic from Southern New Mexico dating 900 - 1250 A. D. The box itself is of a tropical wood hand made in Nicuaragua. The overall size is 10” in length by 8 1/2” in width by 1 ” in depth. This is the first of a series of art pieces with different shapes and sizes to come. All of the sherds 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 : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1396930 (stock #S5)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
Culture: Mimbres Origin: Southern New Mexico Age: Ca. 950 - 1250 A. D. A group of 6 classic Mimbres black-on-white and red-on-white pottery sherds along with four intact arrowheads. The largest of the sherds measures 2 1/3” by 2”. The arrowheads are delicate “bird points” flaked from various local flint and quartzite. The longest is 1” in length The sherds and arrowheads
have recently been collected from a private ranch with the permission of the ranch owner and are legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws and a COA will be provided. This overall grouping provides an insight into the creative artistic genius of the ancients who inhabited the high desert arroyos and mesas of The American Southwest.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1396928 (stock #SA)
The Genius Of Man
$125.00
Culture: Mimbres Origin: Southern New Mexico Age: Ca. 950 - 1250 A. D. A group of 6 classic Mimbres black-on-white and red-on-white pottery sherds along with two intact bone awls. The longer of the two awls measures 4 1/2” in length. The sherds and awls have recently been collected from a private ranch with the permission of the ranch owner and are legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws and a COA will be provided. A number of the many imaginative geometric designs created by the Mimbres are represented in the group.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1395729 (stock #CMEH)
The Genius Of Man
$175.00
ORIGIN: West Mexico CULTURE: Colima AGE: Ca. 300 B.C. - 350 A.D. DESCRIPTION: An elegant terra cotta standing figure with legs akimbo. He has a pronounced aqualine nose along with lightly incised eyes. His body ornamentation consists of large ear spools, a substantial necklace. and a wrapped decorated loin cloth. There are numerous mineral deposits attesting to his great antiquity as well as small remnants of a brown pigment on his lower right leg and a tangerine orange circular area in the rear. His head is elongated as was often the custom and he is wearing a turban defined by a small incised line on his upper forehead. There is one very minor eroded area on his right foot. A custom heavy metal display stand is included in the purchase price.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1920 item #1395725 (stock #BWAN)
The Genius Of Man
$225.00
This visually compelling solid cast bronze pin tray is ovoid in shape and measures 5” in length by 3 1/2” in width. This striking creation was cast sometime between 1900 - 1910 A.D. in France. It is distinctive and sophisticated. The claw of the raptor forms the handle and is attached to the highly detailed bird feather beneath. Even the underside of the tray has fine detailed work. It is unusual and dramatic in it’s creativity of style and will appeal to the collector who appreciates the best.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Pre 1910 item #1395531 (stock #ABI)
The Genius Of Man
$245.00
This outstanding boldly decorated ink well dates from around the turn-of-the-century, or slightly earlier and was cast in Austria. It measures 11” in length by 9” in width. The original glass insert has a few small “flea bites” but the lid usually stays closed and they aren’t apparent. The distinctive classic Art Nouveau desk piece is elaborately embellished with a pair of clover leafs on each end and one on the lid. The very front of the inkwell has a group of indented ovoid circles. It would make a splendid addition to an antique or modern desk top. It is in excellent condition with no dents or dings of any sort. It has been lightly polished to bring out the depth of the design. It was heavily cast with great care and is stamped on the bottom with the hallmark “GESCHUTZ” … a foundry in Austria known for its creativity and quality work.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Writing Instruments : Desk Articles : Pre 1950 item #1395304 (stock #BPLO)
The Genius Of Man
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This heavy brass letter opener would be the ideal gift for a hunter. It is beautifully detailed with a pair of pheasants decorating the handle. It measures a full 10 3/4" in length by 1 1/4" at the widest part of the handle. It has been cherished and protected from damage since it was first cast. The size and motif could easily make it the highlight to grace the top of a sportsman's desk or table. A fine piece of handicraft and artistry created by an artist with imagination and talent. A true find for the collector of the unusual.
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
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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.