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Auction Description for Pangaea Auctions: Winter Assemblage No Reserves And 25% Value Start Price
Auction Description:
The Pangaea Auctions "Winter Assemblage Collection" represents a collector's quality selection of Chinese, Native American, European, and American antiques, jewelry and collectibles of the highest quality and importance ranging in historical periods from prehistoric to 18th Century to the 20th Century. A spectacular lot line up for collectors in which we are listing over 550 works. This auction has enough variety to suit every collector ranging from antique jewelry, sculptures, African work, Asian collection from the 18th century, rare museum quality solid copper alloy sculpture from The Kingdom of Badung Royal Palace, extremely rare two headed African Nkonde Nail Fetish power figure, and so much more! We are extremely grateful to our collectors and galleries for selecting us to represent such a high quality body of work. Invoices: Will be sent no later than December 13th and will include shipping costs. Please ensure you profile has your correct shipping address, email and phone number. We do not accept checks or PayPal. See Payment Details. Shipping: We combine shipping. All items are individually boxed for shipping security. We require all shipments to be signed upon delivery and email notification of all FedEx shipment damage claims within 24hrs of delivery. See Shipping details. Sold #(antiques, art, African, amber, beads, bells, Buddha, bowl, bronze, carving, clock, Calligraphy, Columbian, Chinese, copper, coral, deco, dog, dragons, European, earrings, French, gilt, gold, Italian, impressionist, lacquered, Liberia, mask, Ming, dynasty, metal, modern expressionists, Mediterranean, museum, Navajo, nkonde, nail, Native American, oil, painting, pencil, drawing, Persian, , silk, sino, ring, red coral, sterling, silver, stone, temple, tribal, Tibetan, turquoise, watercolor, wood, Zuni, blue, orange, purple, red, green, yellow, black, white, France, Mexico, china, japan, Rolex, watch, Russian, rug, Meissen, sword, Picasso, doll, Japanese, coins, civil war, lamp)

Winter Assemblage No Reserves And 25% Value Start Price (569 Lots)

by Pangaea Auctions


569 lots with images

December 10, 2016

Live Auction

Carson City, NV, USA

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A Rare And Magnificent Museum Quality Solid Co

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Description: A Rare And Magnificent Museum Quality Solid Copper Alloy Sculpture From The Kingdom Of Badung Royal Palace Depicting The Hindu Deity Brahma In A Seated Position. This Solid Sculpture Is Believed To Be Made From Melted Ancient Copper Coins. Chinese Coins Were First Introduced To Bali Around 175 BC. Provenance: Purchased From The Governor's Office In Denpasar The Capital Of Bali. Brahma Is The Creator God In The Trimurti Of Hinduism. He Has Four Faces, Looking In The Four Directions And Is Known As The Creator Of The Universe. He Is A Supreme God In Diverse Versions Of Hindu Mythology. Brahma Is Revered In Ancient Texts, Yet Rarely Worshipped As A Primary Deity In India. Very Few Temples Dedicated To Him Exist In India; The Most Famous Being The Brahma Temple, Pushkar In Rajasthan. Brahma Temples Are Found Outside India, Such As In Thailand And Bali. Puri Pemecutan Is The Former Royal Palace Of Denpasar In The Kingdom Of Badung. During The 1906 Dutch Invasion The King And His Court Along With Thousands Of Balinese People Committed A Mass Suicide Rather Than Surrendering To Them. Estimated more than 300 yrs old. (Pangaea Auctions) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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William Calvo,

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Description: William Calvo, "Mind Block" 2014, An Original Fiberglass Resin Sculpture #1/1 With Artist Certificate of Authenticity And Photo Standing Next To This Sculpture. This Masterpiece Was Executed In A Collaboration With Miami Pop Artist Jozza. Calvo vows to give himself to the field of sculpture with his imagination creating artworks in a magical tour with his hands. Calvo extends from classic to modern styles, mixing these trends between human bodies, animals and geometric figures. He is drawn to nature and spirit wrapped within the real and the imaginary. Calvo indescribably captures the essence of life and gives life to these sculptures in major exhibitions across the world. Calvo has sold past works of art during Art Basel Miami and is scheduled to be there on exhibition in 2018. Estimated less than 50 yrs old. Contemporary art is art produced at the present period in time. Contemporary art includes, and develops from, postmodern art, which is itself a successor to modern art. (Wikipedia) Size: 37in x 24in x 22in, See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Charles Dana Gibson Wood Cut. A True Museum Pi

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Description: Charles Dana Gibson Wood Cut. A True Museum Piece Of Art. Based On Research Supplied To Us, This Is The Only Wood Cut Ever Done By Him To Come To Auction. No Gallery Or Museum Has Been Found That Has One. Circa 1920 Image Of A Beautiful Girl Outlined By An Art Deco Motif, Artist Signed Cdg And The Artesian Carver. Size: 19 1/2" X 14 1/2" Oval. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Fine Art. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Ray Smith (1959), original drawing-water color

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Description: Ray Smith (1959), original drawing-water color depicting George Washington, signed "Ray Smith 1997". This artist has auction records at Sotheby's and Christies in upwards of $60,000 where all records are listed on Artprice.com in Paris. Size: 33.5 in x 26 in. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. American art is visual art and started with colonial art on the East Coast where artists initially relied on Europe trends. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists primarily painted portraits, and some landscapes in a style based mainly on English painting. Furniture-makers imitating English styles and similar craftsmen were also established in the major cities, but in the English colonies, locally made pottery remained resolutely utilitarian until the 19th century, with fancy products imported. But in the later 18th century Americans gave the first sign of an emerging force in Western art. In the early 19th century the infrastructure to train artists who began to produce Romantic paintings of American landscapes. The American Revolution produced a demand for patriotic art, especially history painting, while other artists recorded the frontier country. A parallel development taking shape in rural America was the American craft movement, which began as a reaction to the industrial revolution. After World War II, New York replaced Paris as the center of the art world. Since then many American movements have shaped Modern and Postmodern art. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Chinese Gold Gilt Carved Wood Buddha. Provenan

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Description: Chinese Gold Gilt Carved Wood Buddha. Provenance: Imported from China 1970'S, Private Collector Palm Beach Florida. Estimated more than 300 yrs old. Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern. Early "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world. Traditional Chinese painting involves essentially the same techniques as Chinese calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. Chinese ritual sculptures from the Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties come from a period of over a thousand years from c. 1500 and were cast with complex patterns and zoomorphic decoration, but avoid the human figure. Smaller figures in pottery or wood were placed in tombs for many centuries afterwards, reaching a peak of quality in the Tang Dynasty. Small Buddhist figures and groups were produced to a very high quality in a range of media, as was relief decoration of all sorts of objects, especially in metalwork and jade. Sculptors of all sorts were regarded as artisans and very few names are recorded. Chinese ceramic ware shows a continuous development since the pre-dynastic periods, and is one of the most significant forms of Chinese art. Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus very few individual potters or painters are known. Many of the most renowned workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Tibetan Gold Gilt Bronze Sitting Buddha, Prove

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Description: Tibetan Gold Gilt Bronze Sitting Buddha, Provenance: Import From China 1970'S, Private Collector Palm Beach Florida. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Tibetan artists have played a key role in the cultural life of Tibet for more than a thousand years. From designs for painted furniture to elaborate murals in religious buildings, their efforts have permeated virtually every facet of life on the Tibetan plateau. The vast majority of surviving artworks created before the mid 20th century are dedicated to the depiction of religious subjects, with the main forms being thangka, distemper paintings on cloth, Tibetan Buddhist wall paintings, and small statues in bronze, or large ones in clay, stucco or wood. They were commissioned by religious establishments or by pious individuals for use within the practice of Tibetan Buddhism and were manufactured in large workshops by monks and lay artists, who are mostly unknown. The art of Tibet may be studied in terms of influences which have contributed to it over the centuries, from other Chinese, Nepalese, Indian, and sacred styles. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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John Courtney Sandefur

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Description: John Courtney Sandefur "Sam's Junk Yard". Born: Alexandria, Indiana 1893 Died: Pacific Grove, California 1971. Extremely Rare Image Ca. 1926 Artist Signed And Titled. Etching On Paper Plate: 9 3/8 X 9 In. This Exact Image Is In The Smithsonian American Art Museum And Can Be Seen On Their Site. New Archive Mounting. Size: 22 1/2" X 24" Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Fine Art. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Tibetan Wood Gilt Lacquer Buddha Seated In The

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Description: Tibetan Wood Gilt Lacquer Buddha Seated In The Lotus Position. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Tibetan artists have played a key role in the cultural life of Tibet for more than a thousand years. From designs for painted furniture to elaborate murals in religious buildings, their efforts have permeated virtually every facet of life on the Tibetan plateau. The vast majority of surviving artworks created before the mid 20th century are dedicated to the depiction of religious subjects, with the main forms being thangka, distemper paintings on cloth, Tibetan Buddhist wall paintings, and small statues in bronze, or large ones in clay, stucco or wood. They were commissioned by religious establishments or by pious individuals for use within the practice of Tibetan Buddhism and were manufactured in large workshops by monks and lay artists, who are mostly unknown. The art of Tibet may be studied in terms of influences which have contributed to it over the centuries, from other Chinese, Nepalese, Indian, and sacred styles. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Francois Gall (1912- 1987) Rare Early Abstract

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Description: Francois Gall (1912- 1987) Rare Early Abstract Expressionism, Oil On Masonite. Framed 23"W X 45"H With A 2 1/2"W Frame. Signed Lower Right Franois Gall. Signature Is Consistent With Art Signature Dictionary. Believed To Be From The Late 1930S When The Artist Was Doing This Abstract Expression Type Paintings Before He Changed To His American Impressionist Style. This Is An Investment Grade Painting Offered At A Super Low Starting Price. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Fine Art. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Huge Petrified Dinosaur Vertebrae. Provenance:

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Description: Huge Petrified Dinosaur Vertebrae. Provenance: Discovered In A River Near Guangzhou China during the 1980's. Estimated as Prehistoric (Pangaea Auctions) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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A Rare Exquisite Indonesian Mastodon Bone Carv

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Description: A Rare Exquisite Indonesian Mastodon Bone Carving Of An Elderly Scholar Or Priest. Estimated as Prehistoric Mastodons are extinct distant relatives to elephants, that inhabited North and Central America during the late Miocene or late Pliocene era. They became extinct 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. Mastodons lived in herds and were predominantly forest dwelling animals that fed on a mixed diet obtained by browsing and grazing with a seasonal preference for browsing, similar to living elephants. They disappeared from North America as part of a mass extinction of most of the Pleistocene megafauna, widely presumed to have been related to overexploitation by Clovis hunters, and possibly also to climate change. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Three Antique Sino Tibetan Painted Carved Wood

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Description: Three Antique Sino Tibetan Painted Carved Wood Deity Figures. Provenance: From The Same Collection But Acquired From Different Temples During the Mid-Century. Estimated more than 300 yrs old. Tibetan artists have played a key role in the cultural life of Tibet for more than a thousand years. From designs for painted furniture to elaborate murals in religious buildings, their efforts have permeated virtually every facet of life on the Tibetan plateau. The vast majority of surviving artworks created before the mid 20th century are dedicated to the depiction of religious subjects, with the main forms being thangka, distemper paintings on cloth, Tibetan Buddhist wall paintings, and small statues in bronze, or large ones in clay, stucco or wood. They were commissioned by religious establishments or by pious individuals for use within the practice of Tibetan Buddhism and were manufactured in large workshops by monks and lay artists, who are mostly unknown. The art of Tibet may be studied in terms of influences which have contributed to it over the centuries, from other Chinese, Nepalese, Indian, and sacred styles. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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1920's Art Deco Carved Alabaster And Marble Sc

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Description: 1920's Art Deco Carved Alabaster And Marble Sculpture Of A Smiling Young Woman Emerging From Illuminated Waves Generated From An Internal Lamp. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theaters, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; and the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe and Louis XVI; by the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art. It featured rare and expensive materials such as ebony and ivory and exquisite craftsmanship. Art Deco became one of the first truly international architectural styles, with examples found in European cities, the United States, Russia, Latin America, Africa and Asia. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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African Dan Complex tribal mask from Liberia a

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Description: African Dan Complex tribal mask from Liberia and Cote D'Ivoire, ceremonial dance mask, or runner's mask, 19th Century. Real human hair and shells for teeth. Masks among the Dan people functioned on many different levels. They would entertain, teach correct behavior, and even serve as judicial agents during disputes and criminal sentencing. It is believed that when worn, the spirit that inhabits the mask would overcome the performer; therefore the actions would be that of the spirit. Because Dan masking is particularly complex, it is almost entirely unknown what functions each mask performed when they are removed from their originally setting. Provenance: Private collection collected between 1910 and 1930. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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An amazing Kifwebe African wood mask displayin

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Description: An amazing Kifwebe African wood mask displaying the beauty of Luba with the mesmeric power of Songye art. The combination of Luba and Songye styles is typical for the border region between both people and has historic roots. Masks in the Luba-Songye style are distinguished by the convex forehead over a concave facial plane, the almond shaped downcast eyes, the broad band bisecting the forehead and continuing down the nose terminating in a sagittal tip, and the lined surface design in relief. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Rare antique metal relief sculpture depicting

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Description: Rare antique metal relief sculpture depicting Othello during Act I of Shakespeare's play "The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice". The African man is Othello, pleading for the justice of his union with Desdemona, the man standing in desperation on the right is her father Brabantio, and the man on the throne is the Doge of Venice . Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Italian art dates back to the Ancient Romans who left remains in Italy of extraordinary richness. Italian painting began to develop beyond the influence of Byzantium in the Duecento or 13th century, maintaining its lead throughout the Italian Renaissance, and reaching a particular peak in the High Renaissance of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Italy retained its artistic dominance into the 17th century with Mannerism and the Baroque. In the 18th century Neoclassicism originated in Rome, but this was the last such Italian-born style that spread to all Western art. However, Italy maintained a presence in the international art scene from the mid 19th century onwards. Italian art has influenced several major movements throughout the centuries and has produced several great artists, including painters, architects and sculptors. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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A Chinese ceramic neck pillow, c. Ming Dynasty

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Description: A Chinese ceramic neck pillow, c. Ming Dynasty. Ancient pillows were first made of natural stones and later the materials used extended to wood, jade, bronze, bamboo and porcelain. Porcelain pillows came into being with the development of porcelain-making crafts first appearing in the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and their mass production began in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Porcelain pillows reached the climax in terms of production and use in the Song, Jin and Yuan dynasties (10th-14th century). Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern. Early "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world. Traditional Chinese painting involves essentially the same techniques as Chinese calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. Chinese ritual sculptures from the Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties come from a period of over a thousand years from c. 1500 and were cast with complex patterns and zoomorphic decoration, but avoid the human figure. Smaller figures in pottery or wood were placed in tombs for many centuries afterwards, reaching a peak of quality in the Tang Dynasty. Small Buddhist figures and groups were produced to a very high quality in a range of media, as was relief decoration of all sorts of objects, especially in metalwork and jade. Sculptors of all sorts were regarded as artisans and very few names are recorded. Chinese ceramic ware shows a continuous development since the pre-dynastic periods, and is one of the most significant forms of Chinese art. Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus very few individual potters or painters are known. Many of the most renowned workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Egon Schiele (1890-1918) Original pencil signe

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Description: 1910 Egon Schiele (1890-1918) Original pencil signed "Schiele S10" pen and gouache painting. A well listed artist with verified signature and period correct paper. Research has proven that S10 was used in 1910 works of art. Provenance: Established Collector And Consignor Of Egon Schiele Listed In Our June 11th Auction. SIZE: see attached ruler photo. Photos are part of the description representing the condition report and can be used for authentication prior to the sale date. Pangaea Auctions urges Bidder's to view all attached photos in detail

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Chinese Gold Gilt And Polychrome Carved Wood E

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Description: Chinese Gold Gilt And Polychrome Carved Wood Emperor Sitting On His Throne With Servants At The Base. Chinese Character Markings On The Back Side. Provenance: Import From China 1920'S, Private Collector Palm Beach Florida. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern. Early "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world. Traditional Chinese painting involves essentially the same techniques as Chinese calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. Chinese ritual sculptures from the Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties come from a period of over a thousand years from c. 1500 and were cast with complex patterns and zoomorphic decoration, but avoid the human figure. Smaller figures in pottery or wood were placed in tombs for many centuries afterwards, reaching a peak of quality in the Tang Dynasty. Small Buddhist figures and groups were produced to a very high quality in a range of media, as was relief decoration of all sorts of objects, especially in metalwork and jade. Sculptors of all sorts were regarded as artisans and very few names are recorded. Chinese ceramic ware shows a continuous development since the pre-dynastic periods, and is one of the most significant forms of Chinese art. Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus very few individual potters or painters are known. Many of the most renowned workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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An Exquisite Museum Quality 19th Century (1868

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Description: An Exquisite Museum Quality 19th Century (1868-1893 16.V.) Italian Bronze Roman Oil Lamp Of The Reclining Greek God Silenus Mounted On A Black Marble Base. Markings: 1868 -1893 16.V. Provenance: Private Collector Residence At Jupiter Island, Florida. Silenus Was A Drunken Follower Of Dionysus, Usually Bald And Fat With Thick Lips And Squat Noses, And Having The Legs Of A Human. A Notorious Consumer Of Wine, He Was Usually Drunk And Had To Be Supported By Satyrs Or Carried By A Donkey. Silenus Was Described As The Oldest, Wisest And Most Drunken Of The Followers Of Dionysus, And Was Said In Orphic Hymns To Be The Young God's Tutor. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Italian art dates back to the Ancient Romans who left remains in Italy of extraordinary richness. Italian painting began to develop beyond the influence of Byzantium in the Duecento or 13th century, maintaining its lead throughout the Italian Renaissance, and reaching a particular peak in the High Renaissance of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Italy retained its artistic dominance into the 17th century with Mannerism and the Baroque. In the 18th century Neoclassicism originated in Rome, but this was the last such Italian-born style that spread to all Western art. However, Italy maintained a presence in the international art scene from the mid 19th century onwards. Italian art has influenced several major movements throughout the centuries and has produced several great artists, including painters, architects and sculptors. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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1919 Signed Bronze Sculpture, Art Nouveau To A

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Description: 1919 Signed Bronze Sculpture, Art Nouveau To Art Deco Transitional Post Impressionist Period Of Two Nude Playful Children Climbing A Rock. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Art Nouveau is a style of decorative art, architecture, and design prominent in western Europe and the US from about 1890 to 1910 and characterized by intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms. Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewelry, furniture, textiles, glass, household silver and other utensils, and lighting, as well as the fine arts. According to the philosophy of the style, art should be a way of life. For many well-off Europeans, it was possible to live in an art nouveau-inspired house with art nouveau furniture, silverware, fabrics, ceramics including tableware, jewelry, cigarette cases, etc. Artists desired to combine the fine arts and applied arts, even for utilitarian objects. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Large Garuda Temple Deity Polychrome Wood Scul

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Description: Large Garuda Temple Deity Polychrome Wood Sculpture from Bali South East Asia. The Garuda is a large mythical bird like creature, or humanoid bird that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Indonesian art consists of various artistic expressions and artworks of the archipelagic nation of Indonesia. It includes both age old art forms and recently developed contemporary art. Indonesian arts have experienced foreign exposures and influences most notably from India, Arabia, China and Europe. The nation consists of 13,466 islands where 922 are permanently inhabited by over 300 ethnic groups speaking more than 700 living languages. Wood and stone sculpting tribal art has flourished within the culture of Nias, Batak, Asmat, Dayak and Toraja. Between 8th to 15th century, Javanese civilization has developed a refined stone sculpting art and architecture which was influenced by Hindu-Buddhist Dharmic civilization. The art of wood carving is quite well-developed in Indonesia and certain areas are well known for its refined wood carving culture in Jepara and Bali. Balinese painting tradition are notable for its highly vigorous yet refined intricate art which resembles baroque folk art with tropical themes. Modern Indonesian paintings were pioneered by Raden Saleh, an 19th century an Arab-Javanese painter renowned for his romantic-naturalistic work during Dutch East Indies period in Indonesia. Prominent Indonesian painters in 20th century includes Basuki Abdullah, Lee Man Fong, Ida Bagus Made, Dullah and Affandi. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Extremely Rare Two Headed African Nkonde Nail

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Description: Extremely Rare Two Headed African Nkonde Nail Fetish Power Figure. Nkondi are religious idols made by the Kongo people of the Congo region. Nkondi are a subclass of minkisi that are considered aggressive. The name nkondi means "to hunt" and thus nkondi means "hunter" because they can hunt down and attack wrong doers, witches, or enemies. The primary function of a nkondi is be the home of a spirit which can travel out from its base, hunt down and harm other people. Many nkondi were used to protect villages. This is achieved by enlisting spiritual power through getting them to inhabit minkisi like nkondi. Nkondi are constructed by religious specialists, called nganga who gather materials called nlongo which when assembled, will become the home of a spirit. Often these materials include a carved human figure into which the other bilongo are placed. The nganga then either becomes possessed with the spirit or places the finished nkondi in a graveyard or other place where spirits frequent. Once it is charged, the nkondi can then be handed over to the client. According to Kongo testimony of the early twentieth century, people drive nails into the figures as part of a petition for help, healing, or witness-particularly of contracts and pledges. The purpose of the nailing is to "awaken" and sometimes to "enrage" the nkisi to the task in hand. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. (Pangaea Auctions) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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African Dan Runner's Mask, Wood Carved And Ado

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Description: African Dan Runner's Mask, Wood Carved And Adorned With Beads And Bells, Base Stand Not Included. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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African Tribal Mask, Wood Carved With Bells, A

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Description: African Tribal Mask, Wood Carved With Bells, Animal Skin, Cowry Sehlls, Beads And Teeth. Base Stand Not Included. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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African Tribal Mask, Wood Carved With Nails. B

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Description: African Tribal Mask, Wood Carved With Nails. Base Stand Not Included. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Two Large Chinese Jixue

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Description: Two Large Chinese Jixue "Chicken Blood" Stone Seals, Depicting A Dragon And Foo Dog/Lion. Exquisite Detail In the Carving As Well As Incising On The Sides. The Seal Is In Tact And Good Condition. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern. Early "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world. Traditional Chinese painting involves essentially the same techniques as Chinese calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. Chinese ritual sculptures from the Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties come from a period of over a thousand years from c. 1500 and were cast with complex patterns and zoomorphic decoration, but avoid the human figure. Smaller figures in pottery or wood were placed in tombs for many centuries afterwards, reaching a peak of quality in the Tang Dynasty. Small Buddhist figures and groups were produced to a very high quality in a range of media, as was relief decoration of all sorts of objects, especially in metalwork and jade. Sculptors of all sorts were regarded as artisans and very few names are recorded. Chinese ceramic ware shows a continuous development since the pre-dynastic periods, and is one of the most significant forms of Chinese art. Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus very few individual potters or painters are known. Many of the most renowned workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Rare Chinese White Jade And Yellow Russet Skin

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Description: Rare Chinese White Jade And Yellow Russet Skin Archer's Thumb Ring, Yuan dynasty 1271Ð1368. This Magnificent Ring Design Reflects The Mongolian Influence Of The Period. A thumb ring is a piece of equipment designed to protect the thumb during archery. This is a ring of leather, stone, horn, wood, ivory, metal, ceramics, plastic, or glass which fits over the end of the thumb, coming to rest at the outer edge of the outer joint. Typically a flat area extends from the ring to protect the pad of the thumb from the bowstring; this may be supplemented by a leather extension. When drawing a bow using a thumb draw, the thumb is hooked around the bowstring just beneath the arrow and its grip reinforced with the first, sometimes second finger. The bowstring rests against the inner pad of the archer's thumb and the thumb ring protects the skin. The bowstring rests against the flat of the ring when the bow is drawn. This technique is referred to as the "Mongolian Release" or the "Mongolian Draw". Provenance: The Chen Collection, New York. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. (Pangaea Auctions) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Antique 18th Century Chinese White Jade Double

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Description: Antique 18th Century Chinese White Jade Double Gourd Toggle With Beautiful Color And Glass Like Transparency. Pangaea Auctions Guarantees This Item As Authentic Jade. Provenance: The Chen Collection, New York. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Jadeite is called Yingyu in Chinese, with a Mohs hardness of 7; its pressure bearing capacity is must greater than the diamond, belonging to the category of pyroxene. Jadeite integrates the beauty of jade and brilliance of a gem. Its colors are very mysterious and enigmatic, elegant, pure and soft. Jadeite is bright in color, with a glass gloss oily appearance and a high transparency in upwards of 3mm to 5mm light penetration. It is hard enough to cut glass and is cold to the touch. There are multiple grades of Jadeite. 1. Glass Jadeite; the best jade species, featured by the highest transparency, almost entirely transparent. It contains fewer inclusions comprised of impurities and is crystal clear. 2. White Jadeite; fine in texture with common transparency and white as snow. Often with a fibrous structure most of which is opaque with maximum light penetration up to 1mm depth. Typically used for bracelets, carvings and pendants. 3. Flower Green Jadeite; is in vein distribution, grounding by light green and other colors, in coarse and refined texture. It is a more widely distributed species and is classified according to the color distribution status varying from sparse and intensive and the color ranging from dark to light. 4. Oily Green Jadeite; refers to the dark emerald green with it color not pure green, but with gray and a tone of blue varying from light to dark. Good transparency and the surface has an oily sheen due to different degrees of green shades. It is referred to as "Rind Oily Green" in dark color and "Fresh Oily Green" in light color. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Antique White Jade Recumbent Ram, Qing Dynasty

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Description: Antique White Jade Recumbent Ram, Qing Dynasty. Pangaea Auctions Guarantees This Item As Authentic Jade. Provenance: The Chen Collection, New York. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Jadeite is called Yingyu in Chinese, with a Mohs hardness of 7; its pressure bearing capacity is must greater than the diamond, belonging to the category of pyroxene. Jadeite integrates the beauty of jade and brilliance of a gem. Its colors are very mysterious and enigmatic, elegant, pure and soft. Jadeite is bright in color, with a glass gloss oily appearance and a high transparency in upwards of 3mm to 5mm light penetration. It is hard enough to cut glass and is cold to the touch. There are multiple grades of Jadeite. 1. Glass Jadeite; the best jade species, featured by the highest transparency, almost entirely transparent. It contains fewer inclusions comprised of impurities and is crystal clear. 2. White Jadeite; fine in texture with common transparency and white as snow. Often with a fibrous structure most of which is opaque with maximum light penetration up to 1mm depth. Typically used for bracelets, carvings and pendants. 3. Flower Green Jadeite; is in vein distribution, grounding by light green and other colors, in coarse and refined texture. It is a more widely distributed species and is classified according to the color distribution status varying from sparse and intensive and the color ranging from dark to light. 4. Oily Green Jadeite; refers to the dark emerald green with it color not pure green, but with gray and a tone of blue varying from light to dark. Good transparency and the surface has an oily sheen due to different degrees of green shades. It is referred to as "Rind Oily Green" in dark color and "Fresh Oily Green" in light color. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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An Exquisite Chinese White Jade Toggle Carving

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Description: An Exquisite Chinese White Jade Toggle Carving With Snow White Color And Glass Transparency, Qing Dynasty. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Jadeite is called Yingyu in Chinese, with a Mohs hardness of 7; its pressure bearing capacity is must greater than the diamond, belonging to the category of pyroxene. Jadeite integrates the beauty of jade and brilliance of a gem. Its colors are very mysterious and enigmatic, elegant, pure and soft. Jadeite is bright in color, with a glass gloss oily appearance and a high transparency in upwards of 3mm to 5mm light penetration. It is hard enough to cut glass and is cold to the touch. There are multiple grades of Jadeite. 1. Glass Jadeite; the best jade species, featured by the highest transparency, almost entirely transparent. It contains fewer inclusions comprised of impurities and is crystal clear. 2. White Jadeite; fine in texture with common transparency and white as snow. Often with a fibrous structure most of which is opaque with maximum light penetration up to 1mm depth. Typically used for bracelets, carvings and pendants. 3. Flower Green Jadeite; is in vein distribution, grounding by light green and other colors, in coarse and refined texture. It is a more widely distributed species and is classified according to the color distribution status varying from sparse and intensive and the color ranging from dark to light. 4. Oily Green Jadeite; refers to the dark emerald green with it color not pure green, but with gray and a tone of blue varying from light to dark. Good transparency and the surface has an oily sheen due to different degrees of green shades. It is referred to as "Rind Oily Green" in dark color and "Fresh Oily Green" in light color. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Chinese Finely Carved Green Jade Sword Pommel

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Description: Chinese Finely Carved Green Jade Sword Pommel Amulet, Ming Dynasty. Pangaea Auctions Guarantees This Item As Authentic Jade. Provenance: The Chen Collection, New York. Estimated more than 300 yrs old. Jadeite is called Yingyu in Chinese, with a Mohs hardness of 7; its pressure bearing capacity is must greater than the diamond, belonging to the category of pyroxene. Jadeite integrates the beauty of jade and brilliance of a gem. Its colors are very mysterious and enigmatic, elegant, pure and soft. Jadeite is bright in color, with a glass gloss oily appearance and a high transparency in upwards of 3mm to 5mm light penetration. It is hard enough to cut glass and is cold to the touch. There are multiple grades of Jadeite. 1. Glass Jadeite; the best jade species, featured by the highest transparency, almost entirely transparent. It contains fewer inclusions comprised of impurities and is crystal clear. 2. White Jadeite; fine in texture with common transparency and white as snow. Often with a fibrous structure most of which is opaque with maximum light penetration up to 1mm depth. Typically used for bracelets, carvings and pendants. 3. Flower Green Jadeite; is in vein distribution, grounding by light green and other colors, in coarse and refined texture. It is a more widely distributed species and is classified according to the color distribution status varying from sparse and intensive and the color ranging from dark to light. 4. Oily Green Jadeite; refers to the dark emerald green with it color not pure green, but with gray and a tone of blue varying from light to dark. Good transparency and the surface has an oily sheen due to different degrees of green shades. It is referred to as "Rind Oily Green" in dark color and "Fresh Oily Green" in light color. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Ca. 1800 Pencil Drawing Attributed To Pauline

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Description: Ca. 1800 Pencil Drawing Attributed To Pauline Auzou Pauline Auzou (March 24, 1775 Ð May 15, 1835) Was A French Painter And Art Instructor, Who Exhibited At The Paris Salon And Was Commissioned To Make Paintings Of Napoleon And His Wife Marie Louise, Duchess Of Parma. New Archive Mounting, Beautiful Period Frame. Size: 10 1/2" X 12 1/2" Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Fine Art. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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African Songye-Luba Kifwebe bronze mask, Democ

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Description: African Songye-Luba Kifwebe bronze mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This unusual aesthetic of this exceptionally fine and mask is an inventive departure from the classic elongated striated Kifwebe style. The bronze weaved imprint and rounded face, is of strong Luba characteristics transitions into the elegantly weaved an braided hood that comforts the wearer. The combination of Luba and Songye styles is typical for the border region between both people and has historic roots. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Adolfo Cipriani (1880-1930), Italian 19th Cent

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Description: Adolfo Cipriani (1880-1930), Italian 19th Century Marble/Alabaster Sculpture Bust Of A Beautiful Young Woman Showing A Compelling Expression, Signed By Famous Sculptor A. Cipriani On Rear Right Shoulder Base. This Artist Has Past Auction Records Listed On Artprice.com Selling At Sotheby's And Christies In Upwards Of $80,000. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Italian art dates back to the Ancient Romans who left remains in Italy of extraordinary richness. Italian painting began to develop beyond the influence of Byzantium in the Duecento or 13th century, maintaining its lead throughout the Italian Renaissance, and reaching a particular peak in the High Renaissance of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Italy retained its artistic dominance into the 17th century with Mannerism and the Baroque. In the 18th century Neoclassicism originated in Rome, but this was the last such Italian-born style that spread to all Western art. However, Italy maintained a presence in the international art scene from the mid 19th century onwards. Italian art has influenced several major movements throughout the centuries and has produced several great artists, including painters, architects and sculptors. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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A. Titze, 1922 Special Church Commissioned Bro

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Description: A. Titze, 1922 Special Church Commissioned Bronze And Stained Glass Holy Water Vessel Depicting Mother Mary Praying Over Baby Jesus And Holding His Hand. There Are Four Other Scenes In On The Sides Of This Main Religious Theme. This Sculpture Has A Feature Where An Electric Cord From The Church Was Ran To A Small Light Behind The Stained Glass. There Is Only One Of These Known To Exist Unlike A.Titze's Other Series Sculptures. Provenance: Private Palm Beach Collector, Purchased From Church By Family During The 1940's. This Artist Is Listed On Artprice.com And Has A Series Sculptures That Have Sold In Upwards of $3,500 By Christie's London. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theaters, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; and the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe and Louis XVI; by the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art. It featured rare and expensive materials such as ebony and ivory and exquisite craftsmanship. Art Deco became one of the first truly international architectural styles, with examples found in European cities, the United States, Russia, Latin America, Africa and Asia. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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A very large and exquisite Dongria Kondh India

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Description: A very large and exquisite Dongria Kondh Indian tribe sculpture bronze group depicting a seated mother nursing her child. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Indian art consists of a variety of forms, including pottery, sculpture, paintings, and textiles. Geographically, it spans the entire Indian subcontinent, including what is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A strong sense of design is characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern and traditional forms. The origin of Indian art can be traced to pre-historic Hominid settlements in the 3rd millennium BC. On its way to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences such as Indus Valley and Hellenistic, as well as religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. In spite of this complex mixture of religious traditions, generally the prevailing artistic style at any time and place has been shared by the major religious groups. In historic art, sculpture in stone and metal, mainly religious, has survived the Indian climate better than other media, and provides most of the best remains. Many of the most important ancient finds that are not in carved stone come from surrounding, drier regions rather than India itself. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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African Kuba ,Lele Helmet Mask, Congo. Lele ma

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Description: African Kuba ,Lele Helmet Mask, Congo. Lele masks are exceedingly rare in European and American collections. The Lele, stylistically influenced by their Kuba neighbors, produced a variety of decorative arts including decorated drums, divination instruments, tobacco pipes and drinking cups. Their masking traditions are also stylistically similar to certain Southern Kuba and some Eastern Pende masks with their predominantly flat elongated face, prominent forehead, arched eyebrows and pronounced eyes, nose and mouth. Base Stand Not Included. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Antique African Mask from the Dan people of Iv

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Description: Antique African Mask from the Dan people of Ivory Coast or Liberia. The Dan originally came from the western Sudan region to the north, part of present-day Mali and Guinea. The location and movements of the Dan, Mano, and We can be reconstructed from as early as 1300, at which time the Dan and Mano were located in the savanna region of the northern Ivory Coast. In the sixteenth century, political turmoil, population growth and land depletion caused the Dan to migrate south of the Nimba range and into the high forests. The Dan had a reputation as a fierce warrior society. Base Stand Not Included. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. (Pangaea Auctions) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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A Large Antique Chinese Guanyin Wood Sculpture

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Description: A Large Antique Chinese Guanyin Wood Sculpture. Carved From an Extremely Heavy Hard Wood Revealing Every Detail Of A Standing Guanyin Wearing A Flowing Robe That Drapes To Her Feet. Very Rare To See The Backside Carved With Detail. A One Of A Kind Collector's Find. Provenance: Imported from Canton in 1945, Has Been Preserved In A Glass Case By Owner since 1950. Glass Case Not Shown And Not Included. Estimated more than 200 yrs old. Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern. Early "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world. Traditional Chinese painting involves essentially the same techniques as Chinese calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of paper and silk. Chinese ritual sculptures from the Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties come from a period of over a thousand years from c. 1500 and were cast with complex patterns and zoomorphic decoration, but avoid the human figure. Smaller figures in pottery or wood were placed in tombs for many centuries afterwards, reaching a peak of quality in the Tang Dynasty. Small Buddhist figures and groups were produced to a very high quality in a range of media, as was relief decoration of all sorts of objects, especially in metalwork and jade. Sculptors of all sorts were regarded as artisans and very few names are recorded. Chinese ceramic ware shows a continuous development since the pre-dynastic periods, and is one of the most significant forms of Chinese art. Most later Chinese ceramics, even of the finest quality, were made on an industrial scale, thus very few individual potters or painters are known. Many of the most renowned workshops were owned by or reserved for the Emperor, and large quantities of ceramics were exported as diplomatic gifts or for trade from an early date. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Antique African wood mask, Republic of Congo.

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Description: Antique African wood mask, Republic of Congo. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

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Antique African wood mask, Republic of Congo.

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Description: Antique African wood mask, Republic of Congo. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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Rare African Chokwe Mask, Wood Carved Adorned

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Description: Rare African Chokwe Mask, Wood Carved Adorned With Animal Horns And A Small Child Figure As A Top Center Piece. Base Stand Not Included. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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African Tribal Mask, Wood Carved. Base Stand N

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Description: African Tribal Mask, Wood Carved. Base Stand Not Included. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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Antique African Dogon Granery Door Carved From

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Description: Antique African Dogon Granery Door Carved From Wood With Multiple Relief Carved Stylized Human Figures And Remnant. Size: 43 in x 19.5 in. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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Antique African wood Punu mask, Gabon.  Estima

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Description: Antique African wood Punu mask, Gabon. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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Antique wood carved African Yoruba tribal drum

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Description: Antique wood carved African Yoruba tribal drum. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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Antique African ceremonial drinking vessel mad

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Description: Antique African ceremonial drinking vessel made from a carved Buffalo horn and molded bronze ball base. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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Southern Fang Male Reliquary Guardian Power Fi

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Description: Southern Fang Male Reliquary Guardian Power Figure, African Wood Carving. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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Antique African Bamileke bronze and leather Ki

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Description: Antique African Bamileke bronze and leather King / Chief ceremonial pipe, Cameroon. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. African art is a term typically used for the art of Sub-Saharan Africa. A few of the most popular traditional African art was produced by the tribal people of the Fang, Dan, Baoule, Dogon, Senoufo, Makonde, Bambara, and San. Most African sculpture was historically in wood and other natural materials that have not survived from earlier than a few centuries ago; older pottery figures can be found from a number of areas. Masks are important elements in the art of many peoples, along with human figures, often highly stylized and in vast variety of styles. Sculpture is most common among "groups of settled cultivators in the areas drained by the Niger and Congo rivers. Direct images of deities are relatively infrequent, but masks in particular were made for religious ceremonies. Later West African cultures developed bronze casting for reliefs, like the Benin Bronzes, to decorate palaces and for highly naturalistic royal heads from around the Yoruba town of Ife, in terracotta as well as metal, from the 12th to 14th centuries. Akan gold weights are a form of small metal sculptures produced over the period 1400Ð1900; some apparently represent proverbs, contributing a narrative element rare in African sculpture; and royal regalia included impressive gold sculptured elements. Many West African figures are used in religious rituals and are often coated with materials placed on them for ceremonial offerings. Eastern Africans, in many areas shorter of large timber to carve, are known for Tinga Tinga paintings and Makonde sculptures. There is also tradition of producing textile art. Modern Zimbabwean sculptors in soapstone have achieved considerable international success. Southern Africa's oldest known clay figures date from 400 to 600 AD and have cylindrical heads with a mixture of human and animal features. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)

Condition Report: Good

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