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Auction Description for ArtemisGallery LIVE: November Clearance Online Timed Auction
Auction Description:
Join us for our second clearance online timed auction featuring many unique items at outstanding prices!

November Clearance Online Timed Auction (278 Lots)

by ArtemisGallery LIVE


278 lots with images

07 November 2016

Timed Auction

Louisville, CO, USA

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Lot of 2 Ancient Roman Glass Vials

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Description: Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A pair of beautifully shaped glass vials, delicate and with gorgeous iridescence on the smaller of the two. These small items would have held perfumes or cosmetics; their narrow necks were designed to prevent evaporation of precious liquids. Size: 1.75" W x 3" H (4.4 cm x 7.6 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private Colorado collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117424

Condition Report: Both intact.

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Impressive Amlash Pottery Vessel - Twin Rams

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Description: Ancient Near East, northwestern Iran, Amlash, ca. 1200 to 800 BCE. An attractive burnished pottery vessel with a piriform body on two pierced nubbin feet, a slender neck that resolves to a gently flared rim, and most intriguingly, twin rams for handles, each one so cleverly modeled with dramatically curving horns attached to the rim, finely delineated profiled heads, and double finger holes made possible by the openwork design. Complementing this intriguing anamorphic iconography is the bichrome red on orange stylized geometric program decorating the body. Amlash vessels were buried in large megalithic tombs, built by part of the Marlik culture. Despite its proximity to the large Mesopotamian cultures, the geographical barrier of the high Zagros and Elburz Mountains kept it relatively isolated and a very unique ceramic tradition developed there. An elegant funerary piece most likely created for a person of import given its iconography and beautiful design. Size: 6.25" W x 8" H (15.9 cm x 20.3 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private MN collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117458

Condition Report: Handles have been reattached, else intact and excellent with expected surface wear commensurate with age.

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18th C. Citipati Indian Wooden Masks - Momento Mori

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Description: Arunichal Pradesh, India or Tibet, ca. 18 th century CE. A pair of very early Citipati (Lord of the Funeral Pyre) masks, each example carved from a single piece of wood, one with simple ovoid eye holes, an openwork orifice that intriguingly depicts the epiglotis, gently contoured facial planes, and a long, straight nose, the other with curved, double eye slits surrounding incised closed eyes, gracefully arched brows, concave facial planes, a jutting toothy grin, an upturned nose, and a triangular motif carved in bas relief upon its forehead. Such masks have been traditionally uses as "memento mori" - a dramatic reminder of the elusive nature of life. Custom stands. Size: each mask measures approximately 6.75" W x 8.25" H (17.1 cm x 21 cm); slightly larger mask measures 15.125" H (38.4 cm) on stand Provenance: Ex-Private LA County collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117155

Condition Report: Both with ecrustation, age cracks, eroded areas, and losses as shown.

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Description: John Goodyear (American, b. 1930), "Two-Sided Movement", ca. 1966 CE. Created by the esteemed artist John Goodyear, a hand-signed and numbered two-piece optical art serigraph from the edition of 225 (Number 78/225), comprised of a silkscreen on vinyl, red on black, with openwork as shown, dating to 1966 and published by Tanglewood Press for the portfolio New York International, printed by Chiron Press. A wonderful example of Op Art, this three dimensional hanging vinyl work comes with a sheet of special instructions detailing directions for hanging the piece. It explains that the print is actually washable vinyl and does not require framing. It is also reversible and both sides of the printed sheet may be used. The instructions explain how to tie a nylon cord or substantive white thread to ceiling pins, so that the front sheet is "free to glide back and forth with a push or with air currents." An amazing example of classic Op Art, part of a treasured portfolio published by Tanglewood Press that featured internationally renowned artists Arman, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Mary Baumeister, Allen Jones and John Goodyear famed Americans Motherwell, James Rosenquist, and Ad Reinhardt. This work is housed in its original portfolio case and comes with the introduction written by Metropolitan Museum curator Henry Geldzahler. Size: 22" L x 17" W (55.9 cm x 43.2 cm) Provenance: Ex - Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116013

Condition Report: Choice.

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Chimu or Chancay Copper Applique Fragment - Two Birds

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Description: **Originally listed for 250. Pre-Columbian, Chancay or Chimu culture, Peru, ca. 1200 to 1450 CE. This is a punch-decorated copper applique fragment, broken at the bottom, with a design that looks like two birds with long, downsloping beaks (toucans?) in profile. An item like this was made to decorate a fine piece of clothing. Size: 3.5" W x 5.4" H (8.9 cm x 13.7 cm) Provenance: Ex-Piscopo Collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113945

Condition Report: Breakage along the bottom with a jagged edge; designs are clear. Dark patina, slight encrustation.

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Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp - Erotic

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Description: **Originally listed for 200. Roman, ca. 1st century CE. This is an attractive terracotta discus-shaped oil lamp with an erotic scene on the discus. It has a concave disk and a rim with ovolo around it; the nozzle is short and round, and the base flat, with a raised ring. Size: 3.3" L x 3" W x 0.8" H (8.4 cm x 7.6 cm x 2 cm) Provenance: Ex - Private NYC collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115448

Condition Report: Intact, with design visible and minor patches of encrustation.

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Long Luristan Bronze Dagger, ex-Piscopo

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Description: **Originally listed for 200. Luristan, ca. 1000 to 600 BCE. This is a tanged cast bronze dagger that at one time would have had a handle made of wood, stone, or bone. The blade is a long, tapering, triangle, with a wide, flat ridge in the center. Luristan, in modern-day northwestern Iran, was in a relatively crowded area in the Bronze Age, near the competing interests of the Babylonians and the Elamites. The mountain tribesmen of Luristan served as mercenaries for both of these powers and many of them were buried alongside daggers like these. Size: 14.75" L x 1.9" W (37.5 cm x 4.8 cm) Provenance: Ex-Estate of John Piscopo. Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the US with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115965

Condition Report: Aside from one small area of corrosion to the blade,

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Chinese Qing / Republic Period Jade Plaque - Dragons

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Description: **Originally listed for 200. China, Qing Dynasty to Republic Period, 1644 to 1949 CE. Carved jade plaque showing two dragons turned towards each other, posed symmetrically. The jade is a creamy green. Size: 2.55" W x 3" H (6.5 cm x 7.6 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private Nevada Collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #112611

Condition Report: Caliche (deposits) on surface in areas, else choice

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Post Conquest Chimu Stirrup Jar - Scorpions

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Description: **Originally listed for 200. Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1000 to 1400 CE. A handsome burnished blackware mold-made stirrup vessel decorated with a scorpion on each side, most likely a holdover reference to the legendary deity Ai Apaec who is oftentimes represented as a spider with eight legs. Further adorning the sides of the vessel are a pair of Andean animorphic figures. Quite an unusual example with intriguing iconography. Size: 4.125" W x 7.25" H (10.5 cm x 18.4 cm)The Chimu civilization developed after the Moche, flourishing from 1000 to 1400 CE, during the Late Intermediate Period, prior to the rise of the Inca Empire, and Chimu artisans were heavily influenced by the Moche. Stirrup vessels were the prominent ceramic form of the ancients of Peru, and they provide a window onto the religion, rituals, socio-economics and every day life of these Pre-Columbian cultures. All aspects of life were depicted on these vessels: naturalistic plants and animals, anthropomorphized animals that often represented deities, portraits, scenes of daily life ranging from the erotic to the sacrificial to the militaristic. Provenance: Ex - D. Kelly collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113296

Condition Report: Spout reattached and minor surface wear as shown.

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19th C. African Songye Prestige Axe, Wood / Iron

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Description: **Originally listed for 200. D.R. Congo, Central Africa, Songye peoples, D.R. Congo, Central Africa, Late 19th century CE. Wood with African iron blade; very fine, medium brown, shiny, aged patina. Size: 17" L (43.2 cm) Provenance: Ex - Private collection, NY, since the 1970's All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115541

Condition Report: Excellent condition showing much handling and use; some slight, very old splitting of handle on one side.

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Early 20th C. Yoruba Ibeji Carved Wood Male Figure

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Description: **Originally listed for 200. West Africa, Yoruba culture, Ibeji, ca. early 20th century. An old and well-cared for example of a deceased male member of a twin figural pair, known as Ibeji, most likely came from Osogbo or the Igbomina region of Yoruba land. The Yoruba have one of the highest number of twin births in the world, four times higher than in Europe, for example. Ibeji are known to the Yoruba as two people who share one soul. If one of the human twins dies, whether as a child or an adult, the surviving human twin is considered to have little hope of living with only half a soul. Further, the deceased's soul must have a place to reside. Wooden figures, like this pair, keep the souls of the twins together. When a matched pair of twins is made, it is an indication that both human twins have died. This pair shows darkened, worn, and smooth surfaces which convey the devotion and respect to the Ibeji spirit. "Ultimately, the surface of an Ibeji measures the object's spiritual value to the caregiver. The response of the Yoruba mothers and caregivers is primarily personal and spiritual, not aesthetic. Even an Ibeji carved by a mediocre artisan can develop a surface reflecting great efficacy to the believer. The wood is worked, fed, oiled, and clothed not so much to fulfill an aesthetic ideal but to fulfill a human need "....taken from 'Ibeji Surface Analysis' by Charles Bordogna, in 'Surfaces' ed. Kahan, Page, Imperato, 2009 by Indiana Univ. Press. Thus, the Yoruba have traditionally had a high rate of multiple births and have always valued twins as special. When a twin dies, a figure dedicated to Ibeji, the deity of twins, is carved to be the earthly abode of the spirit of that twin. The figure is then nurtured by the mother and/or the surviving twin. In this case, we have a male twinmember. Take note of the painstaking attention to details, from its elaborately carved coiffure painted with organic blue pigment to the incised eyelashes surrounding his metal eyes. Generous red pigment remains on surface of the figure. A wonderful example Size: 11.5" H (29.2 cm); Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115874

Condition Report: Minor abrasion to base, minor surface wear commensurate with age. Overall very good.

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20th C. Yoruba Painted Wood Ose Sango Staff

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Description: **Originally listed for 200. Africa, Yoruba, Nigeria, ca. 1950 to 1960. Looking a bit like Maggy Simson, but created long before this TV show ever hit the airwaves. Wooden staff in the form of a male chieftan. He sits upon a rounded stool holding a dead bird in one hand a mace or rattle in the other. His face is marked with liberal amounts of ritual scarification and he is painted in bright shades of yellow, blue, red, black, green and white. Rare to find this nice! Size: 11.5" H (29.2 cm)All tribal examples have been vetted and are guaranteed authentic tribally used pieces and not tourist items. Provenance: Ex - Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos collection, Chicago, IL acquired before 1970 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113791

Condition Report: Very minor paint fading else near choice

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Four 17th C. Spanish Glazed Tiles, ex-Historia

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Description: **Originally listed for 150. Spain, 17th to 18th century. Set of fouyr lovely thick glazed Majolica type tiles, each in shades of blue, green, yellow and red in a floral and geometric design. Great for a kitchen remodel or just to display great antique art! Size for largest : 8.5" L x 8.5" W (21.6 cm x 21.6 cm) Provenance: Ex - Historia Antiques, James Caswell, Santa Monica, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113162

Condition Report: Minor chipping else excellent

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17th C. French Glazed Terracotta Tiles, ex-Historia

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Description: **Originally listed for 150. France, 17th to 18th century. Set of three lovely thick glazed Majolica type tiles, each in shades of blue, green, yellow and red in a floral design. Great for a kitchen remodel or just to display great antique art! Note, while stamped "Made in France" this was done 200 years after manufacturing so the items could be exported.Each approx. 7.5" L x 7.5" W (19 cm x 19 cm). Provenance: Ex - Historia Antiques, James Caswell, Santa Monica, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113160

Condition Report: Minor chipping as shown

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Unusual Roman Bronze Statuette, ex-Arnovick

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Description: Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A bronze statuette, cast, in the form of a small, male, nude human who holds a giant triangular piece up to his mouth (perhaps food, musical instrument, even measuring device, or sorts). If this was a modern statue, I'd guess it was a slice of pizza; here it is perhaps a grape leaf or large bunch of grapes. The meaning of the statue is mysterious so any guesses are welcome! Size: 1.75" W x 2.05" H (4.4 cm x 5.2 cm) Provenance: Ex-Dr. Peter Arnovick Collection, Los Altos, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117384

Condition Report: Intact, with expected wear.

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Roman Iron Pole Hook, ex-Piscopo

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Description: Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A slightly curved iron hook with a wide, cylindrical socket. The blade of the hook is flat, and they were made by Roman blacksmiths to be versatile weapons and tools. These hooks, placed on the end of long wooden poles were used aboard ships to pull on ropes (or drag another ship close) and Titus Livius's account of Roman history describes their use in sieges: "The consul, having now finished his lines and engines, assaulted the town in five places at once… He battered the walls with rams, and pulled down the battlements with poles armed with iron hooks" (Chapter V). Size: 10.3" L x 1.75" W (26.2 cm x 4.4 cm) Provenance: Ex-Estate of John Piscopo. Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the US with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116709

Condition Report: Corrosion/rusting/pitting, with losses to the socket as shown, but clear shape.

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Mayan Brownware Plate

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Description: **Originally listed for 150. Mayan Territories, probably Yucatan Peninsula, ca. 550 to 900 CE. Attractive brownware pottery plate with straight sides and now with great root marked surface. Once had 3 short feet. Size: 9-1/4" in diameter. Provenance: Ex- N. Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL before 1970. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #101046

Condition Report: Missing feet, age-related wear, as shown.

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Ancient Anatolian Bowl - Linear Design w/ Face

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Description: Ancient Near East, Anatolia (Turkey), early 1st millennium BCE. This is a small, round bowl with a red linear design and a small, face-like protrusion from one side, giving it a pleasingly asymmetrical appearance. Size: 4.9" W x 2.25" H (12.4 cm x 5.7 cm) Provenance: ex-Fortuna Gallery, NY All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #101113

Condition Report: Losses to rim, stable age cracks, pocked surface, pigment wear, as shown.

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Pair of Bactrian Stone Beads

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Description: Bactria-Margiana, modern day central Asia, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. A pair of stone beads, one made from rock crystal and the other from a smoothed, creamy-yellow river cobble. The rock crystal bead is teardrop shaped, with a hole drilled near the top for suspension. The other bead has a loop carved near its narrowest point, presumably to loop a thread or strand of leather around for wearing. Size of largest: 1.1" W x 3.1" H (2.8 cm x 7.9 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private LA County collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117162

Condition Report: Small chip to top of rock crystal piece, with internal fractures; otherwise shapes are excellent

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Superb Thai Neolithic Stone Adze

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Description: Thailand, late Neolithic period, Ban Kao culture, ca. 2000 BCE to late 1st millennium BCE. A smoothed greenstone with small areas of creamy inclusion formed into a ritual adze. Ban Kao is a mound in southeast Thailand that has been excavated to reveal an ancient village with numerous burials. Polished stone adzes in a variety of shapes and sizes have been found with these burials, who were almost all placed extended on their backs with adzes beside them and pots placed at strategic points around them. Comes with custom stand. Size: 2.25" W x 6.15" H (5.7 cm x 15.6 cm) Provenance: Ex-Camacho collection, Asia All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117532

Condition Report: Very slight chips to blade edge, otherwise perfect.

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19th C. Laotian Gilded Wooden Standing Buddha

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Description: Southeast Asia, Laos, ca. 18th century CE. Finely carved from a single piece of wood, an enlightened Buddha standing upon a stylized lotus bud upon an octagonal pedestal, all beautifully adorned with red lacquer and gold gilding. The Buddha is standing with hands at his sides, palms facing towards the body, a very rare mudra. A Thai monk told a friend of the gallery that this was the "listening Buddha" pose. He wears a sanghati with simple pleats and a long, central sash to the waist, presents a tranquil visage with closed eyes and a gentle smile, with characteristically elongated ears, intricately curled hair achieved via an incised cross-hatched pattern, and a pronounced flamed ushnisha which represents the spiritual intensity of the Buddha. The front side of the pedestal is inscribed with text written in Tai-Kadai, the language of Laos and Thailand. Note, the artistry and careful workmanship involved in creating this piece indicates that it may have been a cherished image from a family shrine. Robert Thurman has written, "Buddha images are like Buddhas themselves in a very real sense - as art emanation bodies - because they have the power to transform." This particular Buddha, with his serene face and timeless look, stands ready to listen. Size: 3.5" W x 16.875" H (8.9 cm x 42.9 cm)A bit of history on Buddhism in Laos - Buddhism was introduced to Laos as early as the first millennium CE, but was not widely practiced until the late 13th century. Buddhism was established as the state religion by founder of Lane Xang (1353-1371) but the worship of animist spirits continued to predominate for centuries. By the 17th century, Buddhism had begun to be taught in schools in Laos. Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian collection, Denver, CO acquired before 1960 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117708

Condition Report: Expected surface wear, tiny nick to tip of flame ushnish, and minor paint/gilding losses as shown.

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19th C. Indonesian Kayan Painted Wood Mask

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Description: Indonesia, Borneo, Kayan or Kenyah peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A wooden mask with huge fangs and multiple rows of teeth, staring, open eyes, and a flared nose. Heavy dark red paint gives detail to the fangs, the lips, the nose, heavy eyebrows, and a hair style that includes curls on the sides of the face. The back includes a rod of bamboo to grip with the teeth so the mask can be worn. Two holes have been drilled through the sides of the mask as another method for wearing it. Size: 6.25" W x 10.75" H (15.9 cm x 27.3 cm) Provenance: Ex-Camocho collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117415

Condition Report: Intact with dark wood patina; slight scoring and wear to surface.

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Beautiful Chinese Yuan Dynasty Yaozhou Glazed Bowl

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Description: China, Yuan Dynasty, 1271 to 1368 CE. A gorgeous black-glazed pottery bowl with an unglazed lower half and foot and entirely glazed interior. The Yuan Dynasty was created by the Mongolian warlord Kublai Khan, who established the Fuliang Ciju (Fuliang Porcelain Bureau). This bowl was produced at the kilns in the Yao Region in modern-day Shanxi Province, which had been operating for a long period of time - since the Tang Dynasty hundreds of years before. During the Yuan period, the market demand for these bowls expanded and as a result kilns increased in size, making them more difficult to fine tune. Glaze was scraped away on the bottom to make them stackable during the kilning process. This particular example has original cracking from an overheated kiln on the bottom of the foot (this does not compromise its stability). Size: 6.67" W (16.9 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private Asian collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117476

Condition Report: Intact

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19th C. Indonesian Bali Dance Mask

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Description: **Originally listed for 150. Indonesia, Bali or Java, 19th century CE. This is a hand carved wood mask with wide, staring eyes and a pronounced, flat nose. The face is painted white, with black and red details and yellow eyes. Atop the head is a painted crown, and there are curved, black painted details that suggest hair on the side of the face. This mask is from the centuries-old Topeng tradition, made to be worn during the dramatic dances enacted in Bali and to a lesser extent Java that depict traditional stories of kings, princes, heroes, and myths. Size: 6.25" W x 6.5" H (15.9 cm x 16.5 cm) Provenance: Ex - Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos collection, Chicago, IL All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113517

Condition Report: Expected wear.

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19th C. Toshikata Woodcut - An Elegant Court Lady

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Description: Mizuno Toshikata (Japanese, 1866-1908), "An Elegant Court Lady" woodcut in two colors, stamped in red and black, Meiji period, ca. late 19th century CE. A beautiful ukiyo-e woodcut in two colors (black and red) created by Mizuno Toshikata featuring the impression of the artist's signature and seal to the left of the finely dressed female beauty, a courtesan or geisha of the pleasure districts. The term ukiyo ("floating world") was used to describe the hedonistic lifestyle of the merchant class who had grown wealthy enough to furnish their domiciles with printed or painted imagery of their indulgences. An exemplary woodblock by Toshikata mounted under glass in a blonde wood frame. Size: woodblock print measures 9.5" L x 6" W (24.1 cm x 15.2 cm); sheet measures 11" L x 7.5" W (27.9 cm x 19 cm); with frame 13.75" L x 11" W (34.9 cm x 27.9 cm)A brief biography printed on the verso by Denenberg Fine Arts reads as follows: "Toshikata was born as Mizuno Kumejiro in 1866 in Tokyo to a plasterer's family. When he was thirteen years old his father, Nonaka Kichigaro, sent him to study with Yoshitoshi. Yoshitoshi gave him the character toshi (?) from his own name as the first character of his art name Toshikata. In 1887, on Yoshitoshi's recommendation, he succeeded Yoshitoshi as the illustrator at the newspaper Yamato shimbun, where he worked until 1894. During the Sino-Japanese War (1895-1895), which brought about a brief resurgence of woodblock printmaking, he created a large body of work depicting battle scenes. As times became difficult for Japanese printmakers, with ukiyo-e printmaking falling out of style due to the introduction of photography and lithography, Toshikata turned toward the design of illustrations for novels (kuchi-e), literary journals, and the design of fashion plates for department stores. He died in April 1908 at forty-two, reportedly from overwork." Provenance: Ex-Denenberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117442

Condition Report: Woodcut in overall excellent condition save bit of foxing on upper left. Minor bend to top left corner of sheet that woodcut is mounted upon. A few scratches to wooden frame as shown. Overall excellent.

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Pair of Japanese Plaster Masks

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Description: Japan, mid- to late 20th century CE. A pair of plaster masks, painted with comical style rather than realism, with hard, plastic-like front surfaces and vibrant colors. Size of largest: 6" W x 7.8" H (15.2 cm x 19.8 cm) Provenance: Ex - Morgan collection, Santa Monica, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #114936

Condition Report: Excellent

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Trio of Native American Woodlands Stone Hand Axes

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Description: North America, Eastern Native American, Woodland Period, ca. 1000 BCE to 1000 CE. A trio of stone hand axes, made from smoothed river cobbles, one brownish, one blackish, and the largest greenish. Each tool has a wider, rounder butt tapering to a smoothed edge. These are woodworking tools, made to function like a modern steel axe. These are distinguishable from earlier period axes because of their rounded, smooth butts - rather than being lashed to wooden handles, archaeologists believe that they were made to be slotted in and then attached in some way that did not require a groove. Size: 5.65" L x 2.35" W (14.4 cm x 6 cm) Provenance: ex-Old East Coast Collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #100930

Condition Report: All are nicely formed with clear shapes and little wear.

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Early 20th C. Pacific Northwest Indian Lidded Basket

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Description: Native American, Pacific Northwest (Canada / Alaska), Makah Nootka, ca. 1900 to 1930s. A beautiful Makah lidded trinket basket, so finely woven with twine with an inner rim of cedar bark, the exterior walls woven with the words "ALBERNI. B. C. PORT" in russet brown on a natural ground, the pedestal base of woven raffia with russet geometric motifs on the underside. The Makah artisans of Neah Bay developed a modest industry of creating trinket baskets in the 1860s that continued through the 1930s. A wonderful example. Size: 3" W x 2.25" H (7.6 cm x 5.7 cm) Provenance: Ex - Himrod collection, LA County All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116528

Condition Report: Intact and excellent.

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Native American Coiled Basket - Papago

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Description: Native American, Southwest, Arizona, Papago/Pima, ca. early 20th century CE. A lovely basket of a corsetted form that is somewhat wider than it is tall, comprised of wrapped, coil-like rows adorned with an all-over pattern featuring a repeated, abstract and expanded step motif, woven from fibers of natural brown and taupe hues against a beige ground. Pima and Papago , or Tohono O’odham, baskets like this example were used for carrying and storage, preparation and serving of food, as well as religious ceremonies. Size: 11.25" W x 7.5" H (28.6 cm x 19 cm) Provenance: Ex - Himrod collection, LA County All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116536

Condition Report: Intact and excellent.

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Mexican Retablo from 1949 -Praying to Mary

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Description: Mexico, 1949 CE. This is a simply painted tin retablo that is clearly readable. It shows a man praying in a blue-walled room before a variety of figures, including the crucified Christ, Mary and Child, a saint on horseback, and another representation of Mary. The text at the bottom is clearly readable: "En el Ano de 1946. El dia 7 de Febrero. El Sr. Rafael Villafuerte, estando gravemente enfermo de una fistula. Peniendo 5 anos le enfermo viendo que no onseguia alivio, acudio a la ciencia medica y fua operado y al cavo de 7 dias consiguio la salud por medio de estas milagrosas imagenes que … corazon de gracias y … su promesa. Cuenda, 18 de JUNIO DE 1949." This translates roughly to: "In the year 1946, on the 7th of February, Mr. Rafael Villafuerte, was seriously ill from a fistula. He had been sick for five years with no relief from scientific medicine. Through miraculous images, within seven days he became healed. He gives thanks, and this was recorded on 18 June 1949." The retablo has been painted using a found object, a part of a metal advertisement sign. Size: 10.5" W x 6.95" H (26.7 cm x 17.7 cm) Provenance: ex-Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115836

Condition Report: Some wear to paint; highly readable.

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1950's Vintage Metal Trucks - Pressed Steel Wyandotte

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Description: North America, United States, Wyandotte, Michigan, ca. 1950s. A fabulously fun trio of colorful metal trucks, the largest a vintage pressed steel flatbed made by the famous Wyandotte company! Size: largest measures 13" L x 5" W x 4.5" H (33 cm x 12.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Provenance: Ex - Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116661

Condition Report: Largest missing grill. Some minor bending, oxidation, and surface wear, but overall very good.

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Signed 20th C. Oaxacan Painted Wood Animals (2)

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Description: **Originally listed for 50. Mexico, Oaxaca, late 20th century CE. This is a pair of brilliantly colorful wooden animals. One is a blue and yellow snake with fangs bared; the other is a rede frog with a polka-dot design and swirling, psychadelic eyes. The frog is signed by Magaly Ramirez, from the village of Arrazola, part of a large family of artisans. Size: 6.5" L x 1.75" W (16.5 cm x 4.4 cm) Provenance: ex-Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #114690

Condition Report: Intact with very bright colors

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Early 20th C. Italian Painted Wood Figure of Saint

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Description: Europe, Italy, ca. early 20th century CE. A finely carved and painted wooden saint figure wearing a red robe with white ruffles at the collar and wrists, a crown, and a golden cross around the neck, holding an orb in the left hand, and standing upon a pedestal with the Latin Christogram "I.H.S." denoting the first three letters of the Greek name for Jesus (iota-eta-sigma) carved upon it, all upon a multi-tiered base, facing forward with a delicately delineated countenance. Nice gold painted detailing on rim of crown, orb, and Christogram. Size: 7" H (17.8 cm) Provenance: Ex - Collection of Deacon K. Giacone All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116504

Condition Report: Right hand and finials to crown and orb missing.

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Ban Chiang Vessel w/ Pinched Spout

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Description: Southeast Asia, Thailand, Ban Chiang, ca. 300 BCE. A pottery vessel with a pinched spout and a large, flared foot beneath a bowl. rounded globular body and raised flat rim atop its tall cylindrical pedestal on a flared foot. Perhaps this functioned as an oil lamp. Size: 4.6" W x 3" H (11.7 cm x 7.6 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private Minnesota collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117470

Condition Report: Intact, with wear to pigment as shown

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Neolithic Laotian Polished Stone Celt

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Description: **Originally listed for 75. Southeast Asia, Laos, Neolithic, ca 3000 BCE. This is an intact example of a stone tool from Laos. Celts, also known as adzes or axes, were used as chopping or digging tools from prehistoric times until the early 20th century. The fine carving and still-sharp blade of this one suggests that it is a late example. Size: 6" L x 1.875" H (15.2 cm x 4.8 cm) Provenance: Ex- Historia Gallery, James Caswell All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #112321

Condition Report: Surface wear

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Large Japanese Papier Mache Festival Mask

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Description: Japan, 20th century CE. A large papier mache festival mask with a bright pink face, wide, smiling mouth full of teeth, and bright blue hair. Sure to be a conversation starter. Size: 11.5" W x 12.5" H (29.2 cm x 31.8 cm) Provenance: Ex - Morgan collection, Santa Monica, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #114489

Condition Report: Minor chips to the paint, but with very bright colors

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Pair of Japanese Papier Mache & One Chinese Resin Mask

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Description: East Asia, Japan, ca. mid-20th century CE. Two vibrant and colorful Japanese papier mache masks, one with silver horns and fangs and black bushy brows and fur, the other with a red visage highlighted with golden horns and black and gold painted facial details. Eye holes perforated for the wearer. Size: 5.75" W x 8" H (14.6 cm x 20.3 cm) East Asia, China, ca. mid-20th century CE. A dramatic and brightly painted resin mask with details boldly painted in bright yellow, red, black and white hues. Eye holes and nostrils perforated for the wearer. A label within reads "Li Tsun". Size: 6.75" W x 8.75" H (17.1 cm x 22.2 cm) Provenance: Ex - Morgan collection, Santa Monica, CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #114652

Condition Report: A bit of paint loss to red mask, else excellent. Others overall excellent.

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Pair 1950s Bali Painted Wood Festival Masks - Demons!

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Description: Bali, Indonesia, ca 1950. Two attractive carved and painted festival masks, each in the form of a demon. Cute pair! Size: 8" H (20.3 cm) Provenance: Ex-California collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117500

Condition Report: Excellent

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Lg. Pre-Columbian Veracruz Head

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Description: Mexico, ca. 400 to 600 CE. Vera Cruz example with expressive visage highlighted with black bitumen, large ear spools and headdress. Size: 8" H. Provenance: Ex-G. Martin collection acquired in the 1990's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #107192

Condition Report: Fragment with wear as shown

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Set of Three Panamanian Tripod Jars

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Panama, ca. 500 to 1200 ce. Nice nearly matched set of three pottery tripod jars. All with rolled rims and small handles, medium-sized jar with rattle-filled legs, rattles still intact. Size: 5.625" H (14.3 cm) for largest. Provenance: Ex private Jeffries Collection, Oregon All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #112266

Condition Report: Largest with a couple repairs, else generally excellent

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1853 Watercolor of a Romanesque Church - J. Haykar

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Description: European, untitled watercolor of a Romanesque church, signed and dated "J. Haykar 1853". A finely painted watercolor depicting a Romanesque church most likely built sometime between the 6th and late 10th century CE. The sacred building presents a façade that boasts telltale characteristics of this historic architectural style, particularly its rounded Roman arches. Interestingly, however, the alternating red and white voissours of the arches (made famous by the Cathedral/Mosque of Cordoba) were originally inspired by those of the Dome of the Rock. This watercolor was probably painted for those enjoying the Grand Tour, a traditional trip through Europe regarded as an educational rite of passage by upper-class Europeans and Americans. Note the watercolor is signed and dated in the lower right corner "J. Haykar, 1853." Size: 13.75" L x 11" H (34.9 cm x 27.9 cm) Provenance: Ex-Denenberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117428

Condition Report: Lower left corner missing, but the image is still quite legible. Overall very good.

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20th C. American Folk Art Wood Pull Toy - Eagle

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Description: **Originally listed for 125. North America, Oregon, MacKenzie Bridge, 1971 CE. A fun toy that has become a piece of patriotic folk art! This is a three-wheeled pull town in the shape of an American bald eagle, with a white head, yellow beak, and brown body and movable wings. Painted on the front is an American shield with the stars and stripes; in his beak, the eagle holds an olive branch. The wheels are decorated with blue and red star designs. When pulled, the wings flap! Size: 14.5" L x 29" W x 10.2" H (36.8 cm x 73.7 cm x 25.9 cm) Provenance: ex-Morgan Collection, Santa Monica, CA. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #114511

Condition Report: A few repairs but all original.

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20th C. Guatemalan Carved Wood

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Description: **Originally listed for 125. Guatemala, early to mid-20th century CE. This is a pair of wooden slingshots carved into animal shapes. One is of what appears to be an armadillo lying on its stomach; the other, in darker wood, is of a perched bird with long tail and the crest rising from its head as the top of the slingshot. Size: 6.15" L x 0.75" W (15.6 cm x 1.9 cm) Provenance: Ex - Private Santa Fe, NM collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #115918

Condition Report: Both have slight age wear and patina, with clear form, intact.

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Early Acoma Polychrome Pottery Bowl and Pitcher

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Description: Native American, New Mexico, west of Albuquerque, Acoma, ca. 1930s CE. A handsome pair of Acoma polychrome potteries, the pitcher with lovely floral and geometric motifs slip-painted in chocolate brown, white, and orange hues, a twisted coil handle in white, the neck and angled spout in orange. The bowl presents a handsome twin bird motif on the tondo, finely painted in that same color scheme of chocolate brown, white, and orange, and a carved, scalloped rim. A lovely pair of early Acoma vessels. Size: pitcher measures 5" W x 8" H (12.7 cm x 20.3 cm); bowl measures 6.875" W x 2.375" H (17.5 cm x 6 cm) Provenance: Ex-Bill Freeman collection, Santa Fe, NM All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117232

Condition Report: Expected surface scratches and abrasions as shown. Overall very good.

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Pre-Columbian Arica Polychrome Pottery Pitcher - Chile

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Chile, Arica-Parinacota region or Tarapaca, Inca period, ca. 1000 to 1532 CE. An attractive polychrome pitcher with a near-spherical lower body resolving to a short cylindrical neck and a strap handle joining rim to shoulder. The vessel is decorated on the rim and upper body with abstract motifs in black and cream hues on a red ground. These patterns while quite stylized and geometric seem to be inspired by animorphic or photomorphic forms found in nature. A wonderful example from this Altiplano Andean culture. Size: 5.5" W x 5.75" H (14 cm x 14.6 cm) Provenance: Ex-Bill Freeman collection, Santa Fe, NM All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117233

Condition Report: Minor surface wear and pigment loss as shown, but intact and excellent overall.

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Nice Chimu Blackware Pottery Stirrup Jar - Lords & Bird

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1400 CE. A fine mold-made blackware stirrup spout vessel, the body of an egg-like shape adorned with four panels, each depicting a standing figure with arms raised, a spear or club gripped in his left hand, and each lord or warrior donning a tumi headdress (the form adopted from crescent shaped ceremonial knife), all in relief against a stippled ground. Complementing this, the stirrup spout is adorned with an adorable bird, a sky animal believed to have been a messenger between humankind and the gods, perched at the juncture where the spout raises vertically. Size: 6.5" W x 9.375" H (16.5 cm x 23.8 cm) Provenance: Ex - Reid collection acquired before 1990 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116459

Condition Report: Clay over probe hole above one of the lord figures. Minor nicks to spout. Else excellent.

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Chancay Pottery Standing Figure

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Chancay, modern day Peru, ca. 1000 to 1470 CE. A standing pottery figure, with huge eyes and sharp nose, and exaggerated facial features over a small torso with very long legs. Small holes have been drilled through the ears which were probably once decorated with metal rings. Chancay ceramics have been found mainly in the cemeteries of the Ancon and Chancay valleys; this pottery seems to have been produced on a large scale using molds and created specifically for funerary purposes. Size: 2.75" W x 6.7" H (7 cm x 17 cm) Provenance: Ex-Peter Arnovock collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117362

Condition Report: Intact, with some remaining pigment and nice manganese deposits.

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Chimu Pottery Rounded Blackware Canteen

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Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chimu, ca. 1000 to 1400 CE. A finely made blackware canteen vessel of a round form with a flared spout emerging from the center and twin perforated lugs applied to the shoulders. The surface boasts an attractive design program with two ovoid stippled sections on opposite sides of the vessel framed by an incised crossed tumpline and a narrow band containing a wavelike motif at the base of the neck. The black finish of Chimu pottery like this piece was achieved by firing the pottery at high temperatures in a closed kiln which prevented the oxygen from reacting with the clay. A superb example created by the Chimu culture of ancient Peru! Size: 6.75" W x 5.25" H (17.1 cm x 13.3 cm) Provenance: Ex - Reid collection acquired before 1990 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116450

Condition Report: A few small nicks to rim of spout. Else intact with normal surface wear.

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Delightful Chimu Pottery Jar in Bird Form

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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1000 to 1300 CE. A lovely mold-made polychrome bird effigy vessel, its visage presenting a hooked beak resembling that of a parrot, with a slightly flared cylindrical spout emerging from the top center of the avian form, surrounded by twin perforated lugs for suspension. The feathers on the orangeware body are painted with a cream-hued slip, and interestingly, the bird has four dangling pendants that are further detailed with a black concentric circular motif, as well as a black spiraled, wave-like pattern lining its wings. Size: 6.75" L x 4.75" H (17.1 cm x 12.1 cm) Provenance: Ex - Reid collection acquired before 1990 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #116454

Condition Report: Repaired with chips to rim and tail. Probe hole on one side.

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Anasazi Mogollon Corrugated Pitcher

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Description: Southwestern USA/Northern Mexico, southern Arizona and New Mexico and northern Sonora and Chihuahua, Mogollon culture, ca. 900 to 1400 CE. A small, hand-made pottery pitcher of the Mogollon Corrugated Pottery style; corrugated designs ring its neck and upper shoulder. Size: 5" W x 5.3" H (12.7 cm x 13.5 cm) Provenance: Ex-Bill Freeman collection, Santa Fe, NM All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117230

Condition Report: One stable crack to interior; otherwise intact, with archaeological usage marks.

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