This Gras t-bone bayonet was the last of the French sword type bayonets. It was manufactured from 1874 to about 1885 to fit the French Model 1874 "Gras" Infantry Rifle, a refinement of the Model 1866 Chassepot Infantry Rifle. This French bayonet is a Model 1874. It has a solid brass pommel with integral latching mechanism (push button/spring steel). The grips are wood...
Leather cosh or sap. Used by police forces in Wales, England and North America as well as sheriffs and badmen alike. This beauty has been hand stitched and dates from the 1800's and has seen quite a bit of use. Most police departments switched to the wooden baton (Billie Club) around the mid 1900's
Length: 11 1/2 inches, Width: 2 1/4 inches across the top, Weight: 17 1/2 ounces (488 grams).
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Juan Carlos Rodriguez created this very attractive and interesting round olla by incising his designs with a “sgraffito” technique he learned from his late brother Eduardo Quintana, and then continued to developed on his own. The work was done on red clay and by scraping away the outer layer he also created a thin, sculptural bas relief effect accented with red and black paint ...
Native cedar carving representing a clam mask done by well known artist R. J. Hanuse (October 15, 1943-November 8, 2007) . Tribal affiliation: Kwakwaka' wakw clan (formerly Kwakiutl) British Columbia. Signed and dated 1980. Excellent condition with a few very slight light scratches possibly done during carving. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
weight: approximately 4 ounces (107 grams)
This charming Native hand made clay Raven whistle was recovered in a dump near the Salish Indian Reserve in Sechelt B.C. The whistle appears to have been much used and probably dates from 1880 to 1910. Comes with a signed letter of provenance that accompanied the whistle when I acquired it in 1996.The Pender Harbour area was once the winter capital of the Coast Salish nation, specifically the Shishalh tribe...
Rare, museum quality wedding vessel by Jorge A. Ledezma with hand painted black Paquime inspired designs on mezclado (marbled clay that is produced by mixing red and yellow/white clay). Jorge was taught by his mother Rosa Loya when he was a boy. He won a third place at the 2008 Concurso de la Cerámica de Mata Ortiz (annual contest). He is listed in the book “The Miracle of Mata Ortiz”and “The Magnetism of Mata Ortiz”. The artist's signature is incised on the bottom of the pot...
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON COME-ALONG.
These “nippers” were made in the U.S.A. by Harrington and Richardson about 1940. These are Model #126 and came in 2 sizes, this one being the longer one; the other was shorter by a couple of chain links...
Julio Mora Sandoval is known for his delicate and detailed paintwork work This tall, beautifully symmetrical seed pot or “olla” has a precise, geometric design with cuadritos (small squares) arranged in a diamond checkerboard pattern painted red and black on white clay which is the most difficult clay to handle. A Mimbres fish design encircled by an elaborate geometric patter is also painted on the bottom of the pot...
Antique wooden cross circa 1750. Bought from the estate of a family that lived for centuries in Brazil and owned a slave plantation there. This cross was acquired in a small village in the Brazilian jungle by the head of the family in the 1930’s. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Length 9¾ inches, width 5 inches, depth just under a ½ inch, weight 1 ounce.
Native polychrome cedar carving of Thunderbird and Eagle signed and dated 1997 by artist Eli Billy. Tribal affiliation: Ehattesaht Nation, British Columbia. Excellent condition. This is a hard to find carving by this artist. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Weight: 12 ounces (327 grams)
This lustruous graphite black-ware seed pot by Octavio Andrew is a fine example of this modern, classy, style of black on black Mata Ortiz pottery. Its perfect symmetry and geometric designs with stylized birds are characteristic of Octavio's bold, clean artwork. The pot was painstakingly stone polished and the artist incised his signature on the bottom of the pot. Yarn wrapped pottery ring included. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
Dimensions: Height 3 inches, Width 8 inches...
This rare Inuit seal skin bird was made around 1890. It is a fine example of the sort of toy the Inuit of West Greenland handcrafted using skin scraps. Children learned from their mothers how to process skins and also made toy figurines of people and animals to play with.
Dimensions: 3 ½ inches high, 1 ¾ inches wide, weight ½ ounce. Please note that this item cannot be shipped to the USA.