All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1700 item #1322110
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$635.00
Rare 17thc bronze astrolabe used in early navigation replaced later by sextant-6 inches high-4 inches wide-minor wear and oxidation-center brass screw possible replacement-has intricate engraving on both sides-real thing
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1320939
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$595.00
Rare antique Dan dance mask-given female figure that surmounts the mask, probably associated with fertility ritual-mask was used-surface shows age and use-complete-striking piece-museum quality-16 inches tall-7 inches wide-4 inches deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1320660
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$625.00
Early antique Beta Tribe tropical hardwood dance mask-ca 19thc-was used in ceremonies --mask surface shows age and wear-mask is heavy from dense wood--11 inches high 7 inches wide- 6 inches deep--remarkable mask-has Dark Vader aspect
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1320601
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$3,900.00
Large 17thc carved wood and gilt santo of a seated Mary Magdeline-wear to surface with accumulation of dirt-one finger damaged and smalll part from jacket missing--carving of jacket is extraordinary in detail-Piece is Spanish or Spanish Cplonial==Its impressive size makes strong decorative statement-powerful sculpture--34 inches high-24 inches wide-17 inches deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1320514
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$2,400.00
large carved wood Latin American santo of Animas, a soul burning in Purgatory-glass eyes-surface losses- fingers damaged on one hand --depicts monk suffering for his sins in purgatory--dramatic sculpture-usually found only in small santos-rare rare rare-31 inches tall-17 inches wide 12 inches deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1319752
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
Well carved South American tropical wood Santo of St Jacinto, the patron saint of farmers-excellent detail -with tin halo-wear to pant except on face which is angelic-ca 1900-fine details-stepped base=no missing parts-13.5 inches high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1319733
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$595.00
Very well carved wood virgin santo--has flint eyes-no missing parts--polychrome shows wear-no restorations-given high quality, piece probably from Ecuador--has unique marbleized stepped base 11.5 inches high-
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Centennial : Pre 1900 item #1317832
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1,500.00
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Spanish : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1317289
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$2,950.00
Rare large Hispano Mooresque Spanish luster ware hand painted winged vase-- associated with the Alhambra in Spain-no condition problems or repairs-large 24 inches high by 14 inches wide-unsigned-these vases are extremely rare and inspired by Islamic makers-early 19thc-
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1837 VR item #1303868
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$1,295.00
Rare Spanish Colonial hallmarked high grade silver on wood reliquary-ca 1840s-relic long gone now with mirror substitute--hallmarked in two locations- carved wood portion is gilded---these are seldom found in hallmarked silver--18.5 inches high-no condition problems-stunning
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Georgian : Pre 1900 item #1303583
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$695.00
Stunning English papier mache inlay and heavy gilded lap desk-highest quality probably "Brighton Beach "-minor surface wear-has both original ink bottles-14 inches by 10 inches-mother of pearl inlay flower design as well as intense gilding on all sides-- tooled red leather writing surface--ca 1880s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1303564
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$950.00
Finely cast bronze large Chinese Buddha 22 inches high by 16 inches wide by 10 inches deep --no condition problems or repairs-ornate with fine detailed relief casting on front and back-impressive
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1900 item #1303153
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$475.00
For whatever reason St Benedict images are hard to find-here he is with a loaf of bread, one of his attributes-he carries bread to represent he escaped poisoning by his pal monks-sometimes the bread has a serpent enclosed-10 inches by 14 inches-losses to paint-patron Saint of Europe
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1302599
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$950.00
Rare pair of antique Chinese male and female ancestor paintings-each is marked with a calligraphy banner on face of paintings as well as in ink on reverse top-both show wear but are undamaged except for minor detachment from the top wood spindle on male figure-67 inches long and 25 inches wide-both same size-early 19thc-the real thing-exceptionally well drawn
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1302598
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$950.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1302433
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$725.00
Spanish Colonial 18thc carved wood dress-up saint of St Vincent Ferrer-who was the first and most famous brimstone and fire preacher-he carries a bible or book of gospels in his hand-has monks haircut, glass eyes-surface is blackened by candle smoke i-arms move and piece comes off base-24 inches high-every preacher needs him for inspiration--REPENT AND DIE
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1301709
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$795.00
Rare articulated 18thc Spanish Colonial dress-up santo or saint-glass eyes-minor insect damage-insects dead dead dead-all appears original except wrappings on arms that are later-santo has unusual stance as it is exhorting to prayer--arms move-27.5 inches tall-rare piece-wear to surface
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Decorations : Pre 1910 item #1300510
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$495.00
Charming steel fireplace painted fender-used in center of fireplace when there was no fire-in form of damsel in fancy period dress dress-minor traces of rust-original paint-no repairs-30 inches high-15 inches wide-free standing-unique-ca 1910