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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #24092 (stock #1567pr)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$295.00
Senofue male figure, circa 1920. 13" Excellent condition. Ex-private collection. $695.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #76997
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$295.00
Elaborately decorated Chinese Mandarin palette pictorial plate--center design focuses on precious objects--for extra measure a dragon is included-very colorful-9.5 inches-no condition problems-about 170 yrs old
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1920 item #1294947
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $495
. Large Brazilian penca de balangandans comprised of 6 various charms including grapes, cashew fruit, guava or orange, cacao, and pomegranate - each charm or talisman representing protection, fertility, relief from sorrow, etc. Penca is suspended from a long chain which was typically worn around the waist. silver on copper. . Dimensions: grapes - 4.675" h; cacao - 4.25" h. Condition: Some wear to silver. copper chain included
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1320514
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $2,400
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1097024
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
Rare pair 18thc Persian Qjar vases-long neck-probably for libation during Shiite ceremonies-each has different birds and design but with same color matrix-15.5 inches high and 6 inch diameter-condition is good with irregularities in kiln glazing-brought to Puerto Rico by ayatolla-in one family for years
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #22752 (stock #10547)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$750.00
Persian Ceremonial Sprinklers. Silver on brass. Ca 1800. ostrich eggs heavily carved, one repaired - about half the silver on brass still exists...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1205093
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$4800.00
rare antique iron Chinese temple bell-all designs and calligraphy are raised-gilt dragon motif on rim is not-bell rings true-no repairs-chips on surface paint-brought to US from China by missionary-bell is rung by striking it with wood object-bell is 21 inches high with 13 inch diameter-on mount it is 29 inches high and 21 inches wide-piece is very heavy and needs to be crated to ship--red Chinese chair it sits on does not convey-translation of calligraphy may yield more info on history--magnifi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1238483
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$750.00
Archaic faience Egyptian tomb Ushabti-all original-no repairs-has traces of turquoise glaze on front over impressed hieroglyphics--6 inches tall-genuine-wear to surface
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1320660
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $625
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 1800 item #1258267
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $2,800
This hand forged 18thc iron Puerto Rican cross weather vane is historical treasure-it has been passed down through local families for generations-it was originally from the San Francisco Church in Old San Juan which explains the "SF" cut into it--missing parts-minor surface issuess-74 inches tall-26 inches wide-museum curators attention
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1800 item #1302433
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $725
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 : Asian : Pre 1900 item #22663 (stock #10472)
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$285.00
Japanese Ikebana. CA 1900.. Finely carved bas relief with enameling on side. 12x7 inch dia.--quality decoration--used for flowers-copper insert
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #414605
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$550.00
Beautiful glazed pottery ewer,Ming period,Chinese Swankolok,made by Chinese in SE Asia,-form is stunning-dragon handle, ribs on neck of main body of piece and carefully applied designs-rooster head motif on body and thick green turquoise glaze and form makes you think of 4th century Persian piece--but dragon head whips you back to Chinese origin-9.5 inches high and 4 inches wide-no condition problems or repairs-fascinating quality piece
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1128346
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$195.00
Rare Chinese Rose Medallion 10 inch porcelain plate--seven figures in court scene-has rich border with gilt under decoration-no repairs-no condition problems-ca 1860
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1910 item #855699
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
USD $395
Pair of African drums-cowskin tops stretched over wood frame-legs even covered with hide-you can beat them if you fancy the sound of the jungle or use them as small tables-pieces are sturdy-each are 14 inches high-one diameter is 12 inches-the other 13 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1199561
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
$895.00
SENUFO AFRICAN CARVED WOOD TRIBAL ART HELMET HEADDRESS. With curved continuous horns above a standing bird figure flanked by male and female forms, the lower rim pierced for raffia. Height 10.5 inches (26.5 cm).Shows wear-complete-no repairs
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 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