All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1081143
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$6700.00
Rare 17thc carved gilt bas relief wall panel of St Peter --it was part of the decoration from Jesuit wood church in Greater Peru--now Bolivia-has custom tags from Bolivia on back-gilt is gold leaf-Jesuits were banned in area in early 18thc--these panels festooned the inside of churches-churches were almost always wood-wear to surface, but piece appears complete.49.5 high by 22.5 inches wide--relief comes out 4.5 inches-- St Peter carries the keys to the heavenly kingdom--one of kind-museum qual...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1054363
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$875.00
Early 20thc Colonial African Yoruba helmet mask-mounted,but easily removed-from special collection provenance furnished on request-mask represents colonial native constabulary-hat is French kepi-well carved with much character-surface wear and shrinkage cracks- left ear has minor damage-figure has tribal scars-helmet was used in dances and shows wear.unmounted 7 inches high-10 inches deep-7 inches wide-mounted 11 inches high -rare sculpture-museum quality-early 20thc
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #76996
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$285.00
Elaborately decorated Chinese Mandarin Palette pictorial plate-depicts a parade of Chinese warriors marching in disarray--colors are beautiful-9.5 inches-very small nick on edge-no repairs-has good age about 170 years
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : West Indian : Pre 1920 item #1233097
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$550.00
Puerto Rican mahogany chess table-ca 1920s-designed as handkerchief table that top size can be reduced by folding hinged top--when opened chess surface is 23 inches by 23 inches--piece 29.5 inches high-no condition problems or repairs
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1125692
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$475.00
Rare Chinese Rose Medallion shallow bowl-scalloped edges-ca 1860s or earlier-drawing crisp and colors strong-no repairs-9 inches diameter-2.5 inches high-no condition problems or repairs- bowls like this seldom on the market
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1319303
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $195
Unusual hand carved sculpture of pair of dancing damsels-ladies are barefoot wearing classical garb, but hairdos do not appear classical--the women certainly not beauties--probably French or possibly a momento from a visit to Lesbos--needs cleaning and a small chip at the end of the base-10 inches tall
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1950 item #120008
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$135.00
Watercolor and ink fashion drawing of a lady with a blue hat-image is 5 inches by 12 inches-framed 10 inches by 16 inches-no condition problems--my own preference goes to ladies with blue hats more than those wearing rubber shoes-30s or 40s
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #86195
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$275.00
Eight Mason Iron Stone English porcelain butter pats-all matching-no condition problems-3 inch diameter-incised mark as well as stamp indicating they were sold by Richard Briggs-BOSTON--About 100 yrs old-fine detail-strong color-These really have a WASP provenance but lessor mortals are welcome to buy them
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1232141
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$275.00
Unique Chinese famille rose bowl-Ching dynasty-marked China on bottom--no condition problem or repairs-{ignore reflection of flash 0n surface of porcelain}--color strong-special green color on inside-5 inch square
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #27925 (stock #10120)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$28,000.00
Bronze, Moor and Lion. 19th c. French or German. 31" x 34" X 21" d. Signed indistinctly lost wax process--definitely antique Massive multiple sculpture--wood base included It depicts a fearsome struggle for survival.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1900 item #25547 (stock #1825pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$425.00
Amber cut to clear; grape and geometric design. Deep cuts, no condition problems. Ca 1930 (or earlier). 11.5" high
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Ceiling Fixtures : Pre 1900 item #1193937
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$995.00
Very rare 19thc bronze neo classic Roman style chandelier-based on classic oil lamp- decorated with gilt relief masks, palmettes,and acanthus swags-ca 1890s--19.50 inch drop with 12 inch diameter--gilt relief shows wear and could be refreshed if you wish more glitz-no condition problems. Bronze is heavy and well cast and patinated-probably French and used in Empire settings
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #23353 (stock #1329)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1185.00
American military, ca 1860. Complete, excellent condition with ormolu remaining. 32" long x 5" wide.It is rare to find a weapon that was carried in this condition. Ormolu on bronze has not been polished off and much of the bluing with design remains on the blade. IF you are obsessed by condition, you will not be disappointed
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Caribbean : Pre 1940 item #1176133
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
American watercolor of small two masted sailing boat with solitaire black man-no condition problems-has wonderful hand cut ebony frame-14.5 inches by 10'5-add 5.5 inches for frame and mat. signed indistinguishably in red ink on lower left hand side-found in Puerto Rico at estate of first female lawyer-ca 1940s-sailing in Caribbean
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1133691
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$890.00
This wood sculpture is what remains of a 15thc or earlier Gothic male saint-never has been restored-has extensive insect surface damage and missing parts-the fact that it remains at all is a miracle--it is a haunting piece that shows the ravages of time--here is an example of an item that survived without the tender care of musuems or of savvy collectors-28 inches high--the bugs are dead, dead ,dead
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1950 item #120041
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$135.00
well executed ink and water color fashion drawing-made in the late 1930s or 40s by an American fashion designer-image is 4 inches by 11 inches-framed 10 inches by 14 inches--if your taste is puff sleeves and a halter, take this picture to your seamstress--no condition problems-skillfully drawn
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Sconces : Pre 1900 item #741326
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$985.00
lovely pair of gilt bronze double crystal sconces-shades are etched--possibly pieces were formally gas or kerosene-no condition problems-17 inches across-8 inches high-comes out 9 inches from the wall --Have another double pair and a single that are sold separately.--beautiful pieces-ca 1900 or earlier
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1262879
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $1,200
Large pre Colombian Mexican Nayarit seated female figure-14 inches high by 7 inches wide-surface wear along with minor mineral encrusted sections-based on surface and scent piece appears to have been buried at one time-