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All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1399280 (stock #3332)
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Chanan Mazal, Blessing for the Sabbath Candles, Original Illumination, 1997. Frame size 18 1/4" x 14 3/4", Illumination 12" x 8 1/2". Illuminated manuscript, handwritten book that has been decorated with gold or silver, brilliant colors, or elaborate designs or miniature pictures. Though various Islamic societies also practiced this art, Europe had the longest and probably the most highly developed tradition of illuminating manuscripts. This illumination is set in Germany and reflects the histor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1051551 (stock #1675)
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Luristan Bronze Cosmetic Bottle and Applicator, ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Found in Israel. Motif of Serpant on bottle with a ram or goat figure on top of applicator. Nice brown patina due to age. 7 1/2" from base to tip of applicator. Vessel is 4 1/2" high x 1 1/2" wide x 1" deep. Applicator stick is 5 3/4" long. In excellent condition. According to the, BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Contemporary item #1374432 (stock #3227)
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Italian Bronze Commemorative Coin, Five Centuries of the Birth of Raphael, Renaissance Italian painter. In custom case and minted in 1983. Obverse: image of Raphael, signed B. Elliker, Reverse: Reproduction with some variation of the Madonna with the Goldfinch, signed. R. Ciabani. Coin is 60 mm or 2 3/8" diameter. Information found in, (Numismatica Italiana cod - W-WM72S / 5-1.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411875 (stock #3342)
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Greek, Geometric Bronze Bull, 1st Century BCE. 1 1/2" x 3" x 1". Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FLorida. The roots of Classical Greece lie in the Geometric period of about ca. 900 to 700 B.C., a time of dramatic transformation that led to the establishment of primary Greek institutions. The Greek city-state (polis) was formed, the Greek alphabet was developed, and new opportunities for trade and colonization were realized in cities founded along the coast of Asia Minor, in southern Italy, and in Sici...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1800 item #1184772 (stock #1919)
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Elaborate Cuzquena School, Religious polychrome, oil and gilt on Wood Panel by Unknown Artist. Portrait of The Last Supper (La Ultima Cena de Jesus con sus Apostoles.) Circa 1820 C.E., 13" high x 15 1/4 wide x 2 1/2" deep . A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In very good condiditon. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. Authenticated by Stoetzer, Inc. Miami, Florida, early 19th Century with approximately 20 percent professionally restored. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1178444 (stock #1834)
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Rare Roosevelt Red Ware Pottery Duck Effigy Jar. With pointed ears, detailed eyes and beak, globular body with feather-like markings. 8" long, excellent condition. Ca. 1150-1400. Ex. Helen Andrews collection, Albuquerque, NM, acquired from Jack Taylor collection, Prescott, AZ. For similar item,see p. 49 Peckham, Stewart. From This Earth (Santa Fe University of New Mexico Press, 1990). Roosevelt Red Ware, also known as Salado Red Ware and Salado Polychrome, is a late prehistoric pottery tradition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1182440 (stock #1861)
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This large wheel thrown storage jar from Susa, Southwestern Iran, ca. 3rd millennium BCE, has a buff spherical body with a short neck and a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with two spread wing eagles facing left and two smaller birds in profile. The remainder of the body is ornamented with wavy lines. 14 1/2" high x 14 1/2" diameter. This particular eagle design has been found on numerous vessels excavated in Susa and nearby sites between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Some minor chips to ridge and so...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411878 (stock #3343)
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Roman Bronze Bull Head on 3 Rings, on custom stand, 3rd - 4th Century CE. 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4", on stand 4 1/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. In excellent condition. Bronze statues come to life differently than marble statues. Instead of carving a block or marble, the bronze artist uses the lost-wax technique to make a series of molds, and then pours melted bronze into the final mold to create the sculpture. This method has been around since 4500 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390282 (stock #3280)
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Persian Stone Standing Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 4" x 1 3/4" x 1/2". On stand 4 3/4" high. Pricked ears, bared fangs, standing on all fours with long tail. Possibly an attachment. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Grea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1196324 (stock #1993)
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SOLD SEPARATELY: Three Japanese Ivory Netsuke heads from the Noh Theater, Japan, ca. 1920. Each incised with various characters of the theater and signed on reverse by artist. All in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Size of each is approximately 1 3/4" high. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japane...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394341 (stock #3319)
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Byzantine Terracotta Juglet, Figure of a Bull / Zoomorphic. ca. 500 - 800 CE. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/4". Rare, and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152194 (stock #1772)
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Iron Age II Fenestrated Pottery Chalice, ca. 8th Century BCE. Time of Omri, father of King Ahab who was husband to Jezebel. Found in the Holy Land. Chalice stands on wide elaborate foot with long slender neck. Wide mouth of drinking vessel surrounded by perforated holes, believed to be from a later date. 5 1/2" high x 4 1/8' diameter and in excellent condition. According to Boston University, Iron II (1000-550) witnessed the rise of the states of Judah and Israel in the tenth-ninth century. Thes...
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 1980 item #1388431 (stock #3244)
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SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: Pinchas Litvinovsky, Lithograph Portrait of Moshe Dayan, Artist Print / ed. 450, Signed by Litvinovsky and Dayan. Frame 35" x 28", LE 26" x 19 1/2". In excellent condition. Archival Products used UV Filter Glazing, All Cotton Rag Mat, Acid Free Backing. According to the Dan Gallery in Tel Aviv Israel, Pinchas Litvinovsky (Pinhas Litvinovski) was born in 1894 in Novo-Georgiyevsk, Russia, to a religious family of merchants. In 1912, he was awarded a scholarship to s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1960 item #1335308 (stock #3158)
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In Need of Repair: A vintage Ronson Varaflame lighter made in Woodbridge, NJ in the 1950s. Chromium plated with deco design on both sides. Ronson has a long and illustrious history of producing high quality cigar and cigarette lighters as well as stylish smoking accessories and Art items for home, office and commercial use. The Company was created by Louis V. Aronson, et al, in 1897 and was incorporated in 1898, in Newark, N.J. Ronson debuted several user-friendly enhancements with the Varaflame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1335554 (stock #3159)
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Sold only as a Pair, Victorian Yellow Gilt Glass Mini Vases, England, ca. 1880. Bulbous in shape with footed base. Mottled in white and yellow pigment, with gilt floral motif. In excellent condition. 3 1/2" high x 3 1/2" diameter. According to Victorian furniture collector John Werry, the Victorian era encompasses aspects of numerous design movements. Gothic Revival, which began in the 18th century, was still going strong during the Victorian Era — the British Houses of Parliament, a good exam...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1191307 (stock #1961)
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Qing Dynasty Elmwood Cabinet, Shanxi Province China, ca. 1850. With two front doors & rattan top. With some wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 28 1/2" x 37" x 23". Purchased at Sloans & Kenyan, EX:Private Virginia collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1153355 (stock #1810)
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Byzantine Pottery Oil Lamp, ca. 360-640 CE. Splendid coiled body with elongated spout and slender neck with loop handle. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394393 (stock #3325)
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Syro Hittite Terracotta Zoomorphic Figure on Wheels, ca. 2nd - 1st millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. One wheel not attached as seen in images. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.3 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". The ceremonial centers of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) were lavishly decorated with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs - an original and greatly influential artistic tradition. But why exactly did the production...