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Large Oaxacan Folk Art Alebrije Ram, Signed Ramirez

DESCRIPTION: This dynamic and colorful Alebrije goat (or ram) is carved as if in a full run, its long front leg folded under its body in mid-stride. Two huge white horns curl from the top of its head to its ears. His green speckled body is accented with vibrant red "stripes" running down his back, tail and legs, while a purple design covers his belly. This large, delightful animal is signed on the underside, "Narcisco Gonzalez Ramirez, Arrazola, Oaxaca Oax., Mexico." Excellent condition. ... Click for details


Chinese Boxwood "Buddha's Hand" Toggle, 18th C., Qing

DESCRIPTION: An antique Chinese toggle (guajian), carved from boxwood in the form of a Buddha's hand fruit (or fingered citron), a symbol of happiness, longevity and good fortune in China. The fingered citron is unusually shaped with bright yellow fruit segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand. Highly fragrant, it is used predominantly in China for perfuming rooms and personal items such as clothing. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the... Click for details


19th C. Mexican Retablo, Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners

DESCRIPTION: A 19th C. Mexican retablo painting on tin of the Virgin Mary wearing a golden crown and holding a crowned Christ Child who wears a transparent robe. A scarf is drawn across Mary's right shoulder and her dark blue cape is initialed with her ciphers in gold. In this touching scene, the Christ child rests his right hand on her arm and grips her right thumb with his left hand. While this rendition of "Refugio de Pecadores" (Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners) follows the traditional... Click for details


Chinese Huanghuali Buddhist Lion Toggle, 18th C., Qing

DESCRIPTION: An appealing Chinese toggle (guajian), carved from Huanghuali wood (a hardwood similar to Rosewood) in the form of a Buddhist lion seated on a plinth with one paw placed on top of a ball. With raised tail, textured fur on his back, and brass studs decorating the eyes and each limb, this foo dog would have been used as a counterweight for a tobacco pouch or other object suspended from a belt. Displaying a luscious patina from use and handling, this little grinning lion is a real... Click for details


Pair of Chinese Underglaze Blue and Red Fish Plates, Qing

An attractive pair of antique Chinese porcelain plates, each hand painted with a large, leaping blue carp with russet colored cross-hatched scales. The carp was an auspicious fish in China and a symbol of perseverance and success, often applied to success in business enterprises and state examinations. In excellent condition (no cracks, chips or hairlines), this pair of deep-dish plates would have served as large shallow bowls as well. Dating from the Yongzheng to Qianlong Periods (AD 1723 -... Click for details

$370 for the Pair

Vintage Navajo Sterling & Hematite Cuff Bracelet, Louis Yazzie

DESCRIPTION: An "Old Pawn" silver Native American cuff bracelet featuring one large hematite cabochon, polished to a mirror-like finish and accented with hand stamped designs on the cuff and applied silver balls with wire work. Signed on inner band, "LY" (Louis Yazzie), this cuff is in very good condition and is quite wearable; very sophisticated looking with black or mono-toned attire, appropriate even for a formal event. DIMENSIONS: Inner circumference 5.75" plus a 1.325" wrist opening... Click for details


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