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(North Pole, South Pole, Polar Expeditions, Greenland, Arctic Ocean). Issued 1936, Milan by T.C.I. Southeast Asia Philippines Siam Sumatra 1811 John Cary ... morelovely large old map. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map.
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Issued 1936, Milan by T.C.Italia. Southeast Asia Philippines Siam Sumatra 1811 John Cary lovely large old map. Spain insets Lisbon Madrid Cadiz 1856 Weiland ... morehuge old engraved map hand colored. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map.
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CONDITION: Good perfectly suitable for framing, Given the fact this map is over 100 years old, there are Signs of age marks yellowing and potential marks ... more/ spots / stains / foxing ink and pencil marks / notes.
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Leather diaries nz. leather notebooks uk. leather diaries uk. leather notebooks kenya. indian auntique handicraft society. indian auntique handicraft ... morejacket. indian auntique handicrafts demand in usa.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". This map was drawn by Jacques ... moreNicolas Bellin and published in the 1757 French edition of Abbé Prévost's “Histoire Générale des Voyages”.
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He was born at Aschersleben, near Magdeburg. This embassy started from Gottorp on 22 October 1633 and travelled by Hamburg, Lübeck, Riga, Dorpat (five ... moremonths' stay), Reval, Narva, Ladoga, and Novgorod to Moscow (14 August 1634).
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Born in about 1823 in Germany, Theodore Ettling practised as an engraver, draughtsman and lithographer in Amsterdam before moving to London in about 1850. ... moreStriking and highly decorative fine unusual original colored lithographic map of Canada.
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Thomson apprenticed under Edinburgh bookbinder Robert Alison. Thomson's principle works include Thomson's New General Atlas, published from 1814 to 1821, ... morethe New Classical and Historical Atlas of 1829, and his 1830 Atlas of Scotland.
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Herman Moll (1654 - 1732) was an important 18th century map publisher and engraver based in London and Holland. What is known for certain is that he moved ... moreto London in 1678, possibly fleeing the Scanian War, where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt and other London map publishers.
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Born in about 1823 in Germany, Theodore Ettling practised as an engraver, draughtsman and lithographer in Amsterdam before moving to London in about 1850. ... moreLower Canada. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia &c.
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The siege of Lille (12 August – 10 December 1708) was the salient operation of the 1708 campaign season during the War of the Spanish Succession. Jean ... moreRousset de Missy (Laon, 26 August 1686–Uithoorn?. ).
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Sanson was also an active proponent of the insular California theory, wherein it was speculated that California was an island rather than a peninsula. ... moreAfter the death of his father (1667) he worked with his brother Hubert Jaillot in collaboration with A. H. Jaillot.
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Date: - 1574. This original antique wood block engraved print, with engraving to text, was published in the 1574 edition of Sebastian MunsterCosmographia. ... moreMunster, Sebastian 1489 - 1552. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century.
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Leather diaries nz. leather notebooks uk. leather diaries uk. leather notebooks kenya. indian auntique handicraft society. indian auntique handicraft ... morejacket. indian auntique handicrafts demand in usa.
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This original antique leaf with text to both sides and wood block engravings was published by Sebastian Munster in the Italian section of the 1628 edition ... moreofCosmographia. Date: - 1628. Munster, Sebastian 1489 – 1552.
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(Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, North Pole, South Pole, Antarctica, Polar Exploration, Shackleton, Byrd, Amundsen). Issued 1936, Milan by T.C.Italia. ... moreSoutheast Asia Philippines Siam Sumatra 1811 John Cary lovely large old map.
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Jean Rousset de Missy (Laon, 26 August 1686–Uithoorn?., 13 August, 1762) was a French Huguenot writer, from early in life in the Netherlands. Born in ... moreLaon from Protestant parents (Jean Rousset and Rachel Cottin), he studied at the Collège du Plessis in Paris.
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A profil of the fortifications on the bottom of the map. On 3 September 1709, during the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713), the French fortress ... moreof Tournai, under the command of Marshal de Villars, was captured by an army commanded by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy.
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Muscular system. (Choanata). Carey, F.G.; Lawson, K.D. (February 1973). "Temperature regulation in free-swimming bluefin tuna". Comparative Biochemistry ... moreand Physiology A. 44 (2): 375–392. doi:10.1016/0300-9629(73)90490-8.
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(Jennifer Speake,Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia, p. 885-6). “The first edition of Olearius's account was translated into Dutch ... more(1651), French (1656), and English (1662), and has been an object of study ever since.
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Born in about 1823 in Germany, Theodore Ettling practised as an engraver, draughtsman and lithographer in Amsterdam before moving to London in about 1850. ... moreStriking and highly decorative fine unusual original colored lithographic map of Upper Canada.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". Extends from the Penobscot ... moreBay to Lake Erie and from Lake Ontario to the Chesapeake Bay.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". Striking and highly detailed ... morefine unusual 1757 copper engraved map of the Chesapeake Bay including Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Sanson was also an active proponent of the insular California theory, wherein it was speculated that California was an island rather than a peninsula. ... moreché de Elne, ou de Perpignan. // Comté de Roussilon, ou so.t les Verguerie de Perpignan, Souveg.rie de Vall-Spir; Vegu.rie de Villefranque de Conflent, Douveg.rie de Caspir.
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Freatures wonderful color of vineyard harvest leaves and nice fat clusters of grapes - the 5 candle lights have thinner long leaves and also nice rope ... morewrap twist around the base. It is in working lighting condition with only minor wear.
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Charles François Delamarche (1740-1817) founded the important and prolific Paris based Maison Delamarche map publishing firm in the late 18th century. ... moreIt was later passed on to Alexandre Delamarche, who revised and reissued several Delamarche publications in the mid-19th century.
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Johann Baptist Homann (March 20, 1664 - July 1, 1724) was the most prominent and prolific map publisher of the 18th century. Homann was born in Oberkammlach, ... morea small town near Kammlach, Bavaria, Germany.
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1970s Italian Brutalist Starburst And Gold Ball Resin Console Table in great vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Table does not have original ... moreglass, although, we can have glass cut for you if needed.42”L | 14”D | 30.5”H SHIPPING IS NOT FREE- message for quote!We house the largest collection of midcentury and modern furniture in Polk County, FL! Message for appointment!Steele Strader Swan City Modern1053 south Fl Ave Lakeland, FL 33803
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TYPE : Original 1929 Colour Litho Map. CONDITION: Good perfectly suitable for framing, Given the fact this map is over 90 years old, there are Signs of ... moreage marks yellowing and potential marks / spots / stains / foxing ink and pencil marks / notes.
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TYPE : Original 1929 Colour Litho Map. CONDITION: Good perfectly suitable for framing, Given the fact this map is over 90 years old, there are Signs of ... moreage marks yellowing and potential marks / spots / stains / foxing ink and pencil marks / notes.
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TYPE : Original 1929 Colour Litho Map. CONDITION: Good perfectly suitable for framing, Given the fact this map is over 90 years old, there are Signs of ... moreage marks yellowing and potential marks / spots / stains / foxing ink and pencil marks / notes.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". Par M. Bellin Ing.r de ... morela Marine 1752. Striking and highly detailed fine unusual 1752 Jacques-Nicolas Bellin's copper engraved map of Japan, with his administrative divisions.
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Willem Jansz. One year later, Dr Joan Blaeu died. (also written Guilielmus Janssonius) = Willem Janszoon Blaeu, was born in Uitgeest (Netherlands), near ... moreAlkmaar in 1571. This was the beginning of the great tradition of atlas-making by the Blaeu's.
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DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastien César (1790-1842). N.if de Tjanjor, Ile Timor (Malaisie Océanie). N.if de Grisse Ile Timor (Malaisie Océanie). N.if ... morede Karang-Assem, Ile Bali (Malaisie Océanie). Date: 1841 ( undated ).
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DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastien César (1790-1842). Date: 1841 ( undated ). In September 1837 d’Urville set sail from Toulon on a voyage to Antarctica. ... moreThe expedition reached France late in 1841. The following year d’Urville was killed, with his wife and son, in a railway accident.
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Dolphin stayed in Matavai Bay in Tahiti for over a month. He continued to Batavia, where many of the crew died from dysentery, then via the Cape of Good ... moreHope to England, arriving in May 1768. John Hawkesworth (c. 1715 - November 16, 1773) was an English born writer and editor born London.
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When the Hydrographic Office opened in 1795, it was tasked with creating and producing all the nautical charts for the Royal Navy so as to wean the Navy ... moreoff dependence on foreign charts. Richard gave up publishing anything except nautical materials by 1830.
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This is a pair of the nicest high-quality Maitland Smith Carved Wood Screens we have seen or sold. These Two Panels are elegantly carved and highly ornate. ... moreThese excellent screens will be the highlight of any room with French/Italian motif.
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Issued 1936, Milan by T.C.I. Foreign-Born compared to Aggregate Population 1898 U.S. census map large detail. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland ... more1737 old antique color map. Original fold line as issued.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". This map was drawn by Jacques ... moreNicolas Bellin and published in the 1757 French edition of Abbé Prévost's “Histoire Générale des Voyages”.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". This map was drawn by Jacques ... moreNicolas Bellin and published in the 1757 French edition of Abbé Prévost's “Histoire Générale des Voyages”.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". Pour servir a l'Histoire ... moreGénérale des Voyages. Par le Sr. Bellin Ing.r de la Marine 1752.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". Pour servir a l'Histoire ... moreGénérale des Voyages. Par le Sr. Bellin Ing.r de la Marine 1752.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". Pour servir a l'Histoire ... moreGénérale des Voyages. Par M. Bellin Ing.r de la Marine 1754.
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Bellin, despite his extraordinary success, may not have enjoyed his work, which is described as "long, unpleasant, and hard.". Striking and highly detailed ... morefine unusual 1752 Jacques-Nicolas Bellin copper engraved map of Sulawesi, an island located in the Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
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Jean Rousset de Missy (Laon, 26 August 1686–Uithoorn?., 13 August, 1762) was a French Huguenot writer, from early in life in the Netherlands. Born in ... moreLaon from Protestant parents (Jean Rousset and Rachel Cottin), he studied at the Collège du Plessis in Paris.
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UKWhat is Crystal?. Crystal is a form of glass that has Lead Oxide (PbO) in its chemical composition. The purpose of Lead Oxide is to increase the density ... moreof glass, which in turn, increases the refractive properties.
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Pair Italian Tole Pheasant Bird Sconces. In wonderful condition. These fit perfectly over twin beds. Candle use only. Has the original paper label. Measures ... more24” tall, 26” wide and 5.5” deep.A very rare and unique pair of Italian Tole!You can pick up south of Waco near I-35. Shipping costs could be cheaper using Greyhound delivered to your closest station, between 100-150$.
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The view shows, in thw background, the city under the bombing. In the foregroung the view shows the Armies during the battle. The Battle of Ramillies, ... morefought on 23 May 1706, was a battle of the War of the Spanish Succession.
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She ruled as chieftainess of her tribe area in 1767–1768, when she was encountered by the expedition of Samuel Wallis. Dolphin stayed in Matavai Bay in ... moreTahiti for over a month. He continued to Batavia, where many of the crew died from dysentery, then via the Cape of Good Hope to England, arriving in May 1768.
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THIS AUCTION IS FOR A PAIR OF FAUTEUIL CHAIRS AND ONE MATCHING OTTOMAN. INCREDIBLY CHIC CARVED BERGERES. THESE CHAIRS HAVE A GORGEOUS ITALIAN POLISHED ... moreFINISH. THE CARVED FLUTED EYEBROW UPHOLSTERED BACKS FLANKED BY A PAIR Of BERGERE ARMS EXPOSING UPHOLSTERED ARM RESTS CONNECTED TO SIMILARLY CARVED APRON ON SUPPORTED BY FOUR CABRIOLE LOUIS XV STYLE LEGS. THE UPHOLSTERY IS IN GOOD USED CONDITION AND EXHIBITING CONSISTENT FADING. THESE ARE BEAUTIFULLY CARVED CHAIRS IN CHOICE SOLID HARDWOOD. DIMENSIONS ARE GENEROUS: CHAIRS: 37.75" IN HEIGHT. BY 33" IN WIDTH, AND 39" IN DEPTH. SEAT HEIGHT IS 19" OTTOMAN DIMENSIONS ARE: 18" IN HEIGHT, BY 33" IN WIDTH AND 22.5" IN DEPTH. SHOULD YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND NEED IMMEDIATE ANSWERS. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE IN CALLING: 951-973-4540 FREIGHT SHIPPING ON THESE CHAIRS WILL RUN LESS THAN 235. TO MOST US DESTINATIONS. PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. On Dec-24-09 at 14:14:13 PST. Seller added the following information:
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Towle Wallace Whiting PLACE SETTINGS. HOLLOWWARE / TEA SETS. REPOUSSE BY KIRK. The Repousse pattern, first crafted in 1828, features an intricate floral ... moredesign along its entire stem and handle. 1 - LASAGNA SERVER, 11".
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Italian Mahogany Baroque Writing Desk in excellent vintage condition 32 1/2” tall X 41 1/2” wide X 20 3/4” deepVery solid and heavy -Wonderful detailed ... morecarving with excellent workmanship -fluted legs and intricate original brass hardware -four drawers and open compartmentsLocal pickup in AtlantaOr buyer to arrange shipping from Atlanta
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Towle Wallace Whiting PLACE SETTINGS. SILVER FLATWARE & SILVERWARE. COMPLETE FLATWARE SET. PLACE SETTINGS. Family Owned & Operated. LASAGNA SERVER APPROX.
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Checkers, Backgammon, etc. Legs are removable. The table can be set up with inlaid side featuring swirls. or turned over to feature. You can then remove ... morethe top and reveal green felt for card playing or flip it over to.
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• Vintage Stylish Italian Novaresi Chandelier Murano Glass Triedri Drops on Gold Plated Frame 41cm Diam. In good condition. See pictures. I have another ... moreone exactly the same but with only half the drops. This one is available as well, message me with any questions • Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eBay Shop to your favourites • Be sure to add me to your favourites list! • Check out my other items!
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Beautiful original hand colour, with a heavy impression denoting an early pressing. Little is known about his life beyond his many surviving published ... moreworks. It is possible that he was born as early as 1722 and lived as late as 1804.
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The first edition of Coronellis 3 ½-foot celestial globe was engraved by Nolin in Paris after drawings provided by the Italian geographer and was printed ... morein 1688. In 1693, soon after Coronelli engraved and printed the first Venetian edition of the 3 ½-foot celestial globe, Nolin engraved at Paris an entirely new edition on new plates.
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Gorgeous 18thC Crimean Tatar Silver Ring Ruby Red Glass "Gemstone" Size 10
Large Beautiful Size 10 Late Byzantine/Early Renaissance Era Silver Alloy Ring with a Ruby Red Colored Center Stone and a Natural White Zircon Accent Stone. CLASSIFICATION: Silver Alloy Ring with Oval Ruby Red Colored Glass“Gemstone” and a White Zircon Accent Stone. ATTRIBUTION: Crimean Tatar(Ancient Turkey) 17-18th Century A.D. SIZE/DIMENSIONS(All measurements approximate) Size: 10(U.S. Inner Diameter: 21mm*20mm. Overall Diameter: 36mm*22mm. Bezel/Gem” Stone: Length: 16mm. Height: 11mm. Height: 5mm. Tapered Width Band: 8mm at bezel; 7mm at sides; 5mm at back. Weight: 5.70 grams. CONDITION: Excellent! Intact. Integrity unimpaired. No significant porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Very fine finish. DETAIL: A very large and intricate silver/bronze alloy ring of late Byzantine or early Renaissance origin. Probably ... moreseventeenth or eighteenth century, provenance is Eastern Europe, most likely the Crimean. The ring bears a very elaborate pattern on the sides of the band wrapping almost all the way around to the back of the band. Likewise there is a very elaborate“beaded” embellishment around the bezel skirt. The metal work evidenced on the bands of the ring is really exceptional, sharply preserved, and very intricate. The metalwork around the bezel skirt evidences just a little wear, but you have to look closely to see any wear. The ring was certainly designed to be worn by a man. And is bold and handsome enough to be worn by a man today. However the design is elaborate, elegant, and intricate enough to be worn with good taste by a woman as well. Although there are unmistakable indications of wear, they are very extremely light. One has to look under high magnification to see more than one or two distinct signs of wear. Although assuredly the ring was worn at some time in the past, it was only on occasion, and infrequently at that. There is virtually no wear to the ring, to the metal work of the bands, the“gemstone” the intricate metalwork of the bezel. It is as if som
Andrea Doria First Class Dining Room Saucer w/Certificate of Authenticity
Andrea Doria First Class Dining Room Saucer w/Certificate of Authenticity The Saucer bears the logo of Italia. The sunken ships owner! Recovered by William"Chip" Cooper. A personal friend of mine! The saucer has stains from being in the sea for may years! There may not be another one like it ever recovered! Belongs in any collectors museum!
19thC Antique Scotland 1 1/3ct Citrine Roman Sunshine Gemstone
Antique Genuine Natural One and One-Third Carat Golden Citrine Faceted Emerald. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Citrine Octagon. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 4mm. Depth: 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.31 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The Romans. Persians, Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was even carried as protection against snake venom.Here's a very beautiful, very clean, 19th century golden-yellow faceted citrine from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, ... morecitrine has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This gemstone was handcrafted into this sparkling faceted octagon late in the 19th century in Russia. The finished gemstone is also known within the trade as an“emerald cut” This is a very fine, richly colored golden yellow colored semi-precious gemstone, the color and flavor much like golden color honey. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, it is to the eye completely transparent and free from inclusions, and possesses exceptional sparkle and luster. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone has been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal than today's mass-produced machine-faceted gemstones. This gemstone has great luster and sparkle. And to the eye is completely transparent, but
19th Century Italian Hand Carved Wood Crucifix Realist Art Corpus is 11"X12"
Early 1800 Italian Hand Carved Wood Crucifix High Realism Art Corpus is 11"X12" Description.Vintage Stunning Wood Carved Crucifix from The 1800's Made In Italy The Corpus is Masterfully Carved in"The Classical Sense" High Realism Carving The Face is appropriately Masculine. Beautiful and Suffering We will entertain all OFFERS from Ebay Buyers! FREE Shipping& Handling Within The Continental USA Measurements: The Wood Corpus is 11" High X 10" Wide The Wood Cross is 20" High X 12" Wide Note: The Corpus& Cross were Hand Carved in Italy in The Early 1800's There are no splits in the Wood. The Top of the Right Foot appears to have been partially Shaven off ~ Other than that the Crucifix is in very good condition for a Wooden Crucifix that was Hand Made from Wood in the early 1800's The ... moreCraftsmanship is Stunning! ~To Be Mailed USPS Priority Mail with Tracking Number~ Email for Cost to Ship Outside the Continental U.S.A. US Dollars Only Thank you, Carnagey-treasures Payment Pay Pal US Dollars Only
Capodimonte porcelain lamps
A pair of Italian Capodimonte porcelain lamps in great condition. Lamps have hand painted roses and vines applied to a porcelain lattice design. Approximately 33" tall from base to finial. Sold as a pair. Both have original dolphin bases and original finials. New harps and shades. Rare to find a matching pair of full size lamps in this condition. Perfect for the Capodimonte collector.
Antique Italian Spoon & Fork Old Art Collection
Antique Italian Spoon& Fork Old Art Collection Antique Italian Spoon& Fork Old Art Collection Not sure how old this pair is. But they have that look Both nearly 10 1/2" long They both have a nude on the handle and an intricate design on the top of the handle. Be sure and look at the pics. These pieces are extraordinary FEEDBACK I leave positive feedback at arrival of your payment. Thank you. Feed back for me is done in two parts. One being a written statement and the other is a noting of the detailed sellers ratings 1-5. 1 is low 5 is the best. If I did my job correctly then 5 is warranted, in fact, anything less than 5 is unacceptable to Ebay and me. If there is any problem, please email me and give me a chance to correct any error I may have caused. International buyers- please contact me for shipping price. All customs will ... morebe legally declared. It sometimes can take a long time to go through the customs in your country and many times there is an additional cost to you. I cannot be responsible for either once it leaves USA. THANKS FOR LOOKING BE SURE AND SEE MY OTHER THINGS IN MY EBAY STORE. RON'S GIFT GALLERY" Please pay via Paypal within 7 days. I will ship within a 24 hr. period after payment is received. My domestic shipping and handling charges include the actual postage cost + $1.00 for purchase of new peanuts and bubble wrap. My International shipping and handling include the actual postage cost and $2.00 for the cost of new peanuts and bubble wrap. I do sell one of a kind items. But I still want you to br totally satisfied with the item you have purchased. On breakables, I strongly recommend insuring the item. Hello everyone. I am a small businessman listing what I can find out there that will/may interest you. I ship on a very timely basis If you have any questions. Please contact me prior to bidding. Certain images/photos incorporated into this template are the royalty free property of Karen's Whimsy Public Domain Images.
Celt Roman Sunshine 18thC Antique Scotland 1¾ct Citrine Gemstone
One and Three-Quarter Carat Eighteenth Century Handcarved Antique Genuine Natural Citrine Round. Mounted into high quality solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 18th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Diameter: 8mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.88 carats. NOTES: Default chain is silver electroplate 16. 18, 20 or 24 inch(provided free) Sterling silver chains are also available in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. 14kt solid gold pendant setting together with 14kt gold fill and solid 14kt gold chains in lengths from 18 to 24 inches are available upon request. DETAIL: The Romans. Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it ... morewas even carried as protection against snake venom. Here’s a large, very clean, yellow citrine round which originated in the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. The gemstone was hand crafted and finished by an eighteenth century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland. Citrine has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. This is a very beautiful golden hued citrine semi-precious gemstone which though as you can clearly see in these photo enlargements is not absolutely flawless, it is eye clean. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver, and can be reset into 14kt gold if requested. The default chain is silver electroplated 24 inch. However we do have solid sterling silver(as well as 14kt gold and gold fill) chains available in lengths between 16 and 24 inches available upon request. Under magnification the
RARE Italian Small Bell Collection - Cast Iron Numbered 1-6 PLUS
RARE Small Bell Lot Italian Numbered 1-6 PLUS 4 Brass Indian Style Bells As Shown ======================================================= ID AND MARKS You will get 6 Cast Iron Small Bells marked as"Italy" and numbered"1-6" The markings are raised. As is the country name. ANY DAMAGE No damage at all. ALL the clappers are there and in great working order. ALL the bells have a gorgeous patina. SIZE The smallest bell in the Lot is about 1 1/4" high. The tallest is about 2 1/2" high. NOTES The set of Italian Bells is just super! The tones range from sweet and clear to deep and rich. The bells can all be strung. I think they are made of cast iron. And they are textured in a matching banded ribbed fashion. I am also including 4 Brass Indian Bells. They are all etched. And can also be strung. Sweet, clear tones as well. ... moreAs far as the age goes- I have no idea! I acquired all of them from an Estate Sale and just loved them instantly. IDEAS ==== PLEASE ask me any additional questions or pictures. SHIPPING $6.00 US via USPS. NO Intl Shipping. PAYMENT Paypal within 4 days of the purchase date. If payment is not made within this time. And you have NOT emailed me, I will take steps to get my fees back and re-list the item. GUARANTEE Satisfaction of this item is 100% Guaranteed. I try very hard to accurately describe each item I sell. But YOUR"good" might not be mine. I describe it as I see it! SO- If you are not happy. For ANY reason, please just email me for a full Refund of ALL costs. FEEDBACK I will leave Positive Feedback upon payment. And also state that the item has shipped at that time. If you cannot in good faith do the same(meaning highest stars) Please email me so I can make you happy! QUESTIONS Please just email me with any questions or requests. I reply promptly. And thanks1
Antique 1897 Book Everyday Roman Life in Pliny's Time 74 Fabulous Pix Lithograph
Roman Life in Pliny’s Time by Maurice Pellison. Translated from the French by Maud Wilkinson, with an Introduction by Frank Justus Miller. DESCRIPTION: Hardback: 315 pages. Publisher: The Chautauqua-Century Press; 1897) This remarkably well-preserved book was published in 1897 in New York by The Chautauqua Century Press. Judging by appearances it’s hard to believe it is well more than a century old. There is a little edge wear to the hard cover corners and the spine heels top and bottom. The pages are a little yellowed toward the edges(but not dry or fragile) All to be expected. What is not expected is that there is very little spotting. No markings whatever(except for a pencil price on the inside front end paper) and the book remains tightly bound. It’s in very nice condition, no tears– even in end papers. Clean covers, nice illustrations. ... moreFrom the introduction: The story of growth from a group of unconnected hill-top settlements upon the Tiber to a political organization of world-wide dominion seems hardly to belong to sober history. Great national development has mostly come from the union of nations already existing, or from the powerful impetus contributed by parent nations to colonial stocks. But the Roman Empire was unique in this respect. It sprung from a single city which, though it extended its sway over the whole known world, never ceased not to be alone the seat of government, but the government itself. Rome was the nation. From her forum radiated to every land those military roads. The highways of commerce and dominion that made her rule a vital thing wherever her conquering legions found their way. This masterful city not only absorbed all real power, but gathered up all the learning, the art, the customs and religions of the nations and made them her own; until to be a Roman came to mean to be a citizen of the world, and Roman citizenship was a coveted prize to be attained at any cost of blood or treasure. This wide dominion was attained by gradual and natural growth. Extending over hund
Doctor South Italian Antiquities Appreciation Diploma
This diploma is a great gift for the antiquities lover in your life. Issued by the prestigious UNIVERSITY OF ANTIQUITIES Awarding the degree of Doctor of South Italian Antiquities Appreciation This diploma is signed by chairman of the board of trustees Dr. Apulian Olpe and the President of the university Dr. Daunian Kylex. Powered by
Herculaneum Pompeii Mount Vesuvius Buried Intact Treasure Ancient Rome 79AD Pix
The Town of Hercules: A Buried Treasure-Trove by Joseph Jay Deiss. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with Dust Jacket: 183 pages. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 1974) ISBN: 0395185165. It was a sunny. Cloudless August morning and the people of Herculaneum were going about their usual round of activities. In various parts of the town workmen plied their trades. Cabinet makers hammered and sawed, bakers baked their loaves of bread, cloth-makers dyed and pressed their cloth. The streets were filled with people, and shopkeepers hawked their wares: snacks both hot and cold, glassware, vegetables, pots and jewelry. Inside most of the houses lunch was being prepared. Suddenly a violent, cracking sound filled the air. From a mountaintop a vast mushroom cloud billowed into the sky. Within a short time the city of Herculaneum would be lost to history for almost ... moretwo thousand years. Like its sister city Pompeii on the Bay of Naples. Herculaneum was buried by the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Unlike Pompeii, smothered in hot ashes, Herculaneum was smothered under a river of hot mud. The mud slowly cooled and hardened. Herculaneum, buried at depths ranging from sixty-five and ninety-five feet, was preserved as if in plastic- a treasure-trove for rediscovery many centuries later. In this story, Author Joseph Deiss tells of that rediscovery, the years of painstaking archaeological work that went into digging out this fascinating city. From its well-preserved remains it is possible to virtually reconstruct the life that went on there. And Mr. Deiss has done so admirably with words and over ninety photographs, many of which have never before been published. CONDITION: Unblemished except moderate edge+corner shelf wear to dustjacket. Including a few tiny, neatly mended closed edge tears. Dustjacket is actually very clean and presentable, but after 30+ years it simply shows a modest amount of shelfwear. The book itself is"new" in the sense it is clearly unread. Pages are crisp, clean, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound,
HUGE Chronicles of Ancient Rome Lavish Illustrations Art Architecture Maps Huns
Ancient Rome: Chronicles of the Roman World by Timothy R. Roberts. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 176 pages. Publisher: Metro Books; 2000) ISBN: 1567997244. A huge. 12½ x 11 inch sumptuously illustrated history] Rediscover the glory that was ancient Rome, the civilization that gave the western world much of its government, architecture, art and literature, in this lavishly illustrated history by Timothy R. Roberts, who recounts with verve and insight the chronicles of one of the most influential eras of all time. Situated on the banks of the Tiber, surrounded by the famed seven hills, ancient Rome was the center of the western world for centuries. Within a quarter century of its fou8nding by Romulus in 753 B.C. Rome’s citizens established a republic, which gave its people unprecedented rights and privileges. Over the next several ... morecenturies Rome also developed a taste for conquest; its dominion gradually extended throughout much of the European continent and into northern Africa. Ironically Rome’s might overpowered its own government, and republic yielded to empire. The glory days of the Roman Empire would last well into the fourth century A.D. and long after its inevitable decline and fall, Rome’s legacy lives on. This lively history brings each aspect of ancient Rome to life for the modern reader. From the great leaders, and from the artists whose works are still studied today to the daily lives of ordinary citizens. Here too are explanations of the formidable achievements in law, engineering, architecture, government, literature, and philosophy that ensure that the legacy of ancient Rome will live on forever. Ancient Rome” features stunning photographs of architectural and artistic treasures, plus colorful maps that depict the varying parameters of the Roman Empire though its many phases of conquest. In addition a timeline highlighting the most significant events in the history of the Empire provides an overview of the period. A richly illustrated and absorbing account, Ancient Rome” presents a
18thC Antique Scotland 2ct Citrine Ancient Roman Gem of Healing God Aesclepius
Two Carat Eighteenth Century Handcarved Antique Genuine Natural Citrine Oval. Mounted into high quality(contemporary) solid sterling silver pendant(not cheap silver plated) ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 9mm. Width: 7mm. Depth: 4 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.92 carats. Chain: Contemporary silver electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold as well as a bronze-toned copper chain. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is silver electroplate, 24 inches. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. ... moreJust let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: The first mention of citrine in the ancient sources comes from the fourth century B.C. Greeks. The Greeks and Romans used citrine for intaglios and in jewelry as well during the first and second centuries. And believed that citrine was the crystallized essence of sunshine. Citrine was also believed to aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was even carried as protection against snake venom. The gemstone was regarded as sacred to the healing deities Apollo(God of Health) and his son, Aesclepius(God of Healing) Since trade in the first centuries AD was brisk between the Romans and India, it's very likely that the Romans got their stones from southern India, an area not only rich in gems but also a major bead lapidary center. Here’s a large, very clean, golden yellow oval citrine which originated in the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus Country, Scotland. The gemstone was hand crafted and finished by an eighteenth century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval,
Antique 19thC Elba Italy ¾ct+ Pink Emerald Morganite
Antique Genuine Natural Russian Three Quarter Carat(Plus) Faceted Pastel Pink Emerald(Morganite” Oval. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Pink Beryl Oval. ORIGIN: Elba Island. Italy. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.86 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most everyone is familiar with emeralds and aquamarine. But did you know both are varieties of the gemstone beryl? Dark green beryl is known as emerald. And tends to be infested with inclusions. Light blue-green beryl on the other hand, aquamarine, tends to be transparent, lightly colored, and more frequently found eye clean to flawless. What light blue-green is to aquamarine, light green is to“green beryl” Green beryl is aquamarine, except that whereas ... moreaquamarine light blue-green color comes from iron impurities, the light green of beryl comes from vanadium. Like aquamarine, green beryl is generally found in better qualities than emerald, which is generally heavily included and fractured. But did you ever hear of pink beryl? Pink beryl is known in Russia as pink emerald– which is an apt description as emerald is beryl– as the only difference between them is that pink beryl is colored by manganese impurities; whereas other varieties of beryl are colored blue to green by impurities of iron(aquamarine) chromium(emerald) and vanadium(green beryl) For those few Americans who have ever heard of pink beryl, they might know it better as“Morganite” so named for the gemstone collector and capitalist J. P. Morgan. Just when exactly pink beryl(or if you prefer. pink emerald” or“Morganite” was first discovered is a source of contention. This particular specimen came from Elba Island, Italy, sometime around 1880, and was subsequently hand cut in Yekaterinburg, Russia. However an American gemologist by the name of George Kunz is officially credited with the first“discovery” of pink beryl in California, and subs
Antique 19thC Red-Orange Padparadsha Spinel Medieval Europe’s Crown Jewels
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian Faceted. Handcrafted Vibrant, Padparadsha Red-Orange Semi-Precious Spinel Gemstone Ovals. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Red Spinel Ovals. ORIGIN: Chelyabinsk Oblast. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 4mm. Width: 3mm. Depth: 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.38 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Often mistaken for ruby or sapphire in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Many of the so-called"rubies" and“sapphires” in Europe's crown jewels are actually spinel. The most famous is the Black Prince's"Ruby" a magnificent 170-carat red s Looking like very flashy, sparkly, radiant bright red intensely hued ruby or padparadsha(red-orange) sapphires, one instantly knows they are not merely ... moretourmaline or garnet due to the tremendous brilliance and flash of the gemstones. Are they corundum; sapphire or ruby? They have all the fire and sparkle of precious gemstones. Actually if you were able to examine the crown jewels of the royal families of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Europe from England to Russia, you would find many fabulous examples of these gemstones. And had you been able to ask the actual owners of these gemstones, royalty all, or their royal jewelers as to the identity of these gemstones, they would have answered ruby or sapphire– corundum. But history would prove them wrong, as many of the greatest, most massive, and most valuable rubies and sapphires in the crown jewels of Europe’s royalty were…spinel. With nearly the same hardness as corundum, and similar flash and brilliance(refractive index) spinel has been mistaken for rubies, sapphires, and other precious gemstones for centuries. These very intensely colored and brilliant gemstones share this heritage. Mined here in Chelyabinsk Oblast(county) Russia, the gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elabora
Daunian Olla - Magna Grecia Olla Subgeometrica Dauna
Click HERE for our other AUCTIONS Daunian Olla- Magna Grecia Olla Subgeometrica Dauna Click on the thumbnails to view enlargements A large Daunian Greek Olla ca. 4th century BC. Having twin opposing loop handles and wide flat funnel rim. Overall loss to the painted geometric decoration and three large rim chips. Measures 9" inches wide. Rare! Estate of Renee Neuw. Acquired 35 years ago. For ref. see: Cassani. Silvia, The Art of The Italic Peoples from 3000 to 300 BC" Electa Napoli 1993. Custom listed using TROCADERO's automated HTML and Picture Hosting tools.
Rare Antique Dini E. Cellai Signa Cherub hand made silver plated copper vase
This is a rare italian antique from Toscana. It has relief sculptures images of cherubs all around the vase. I think that it is silver plated but there is a possibility that it may be lead because of the age. I am guessing that it is from the late 1800's. It is heavy and made of copper. Good condition except for where the silver or the lead is plating is wearing off and you can see the copper. It is 4 1/2 inches high and 3 inches in diameter. This would be a great addition to any antiquities collection.
Antique 19thC 1/3ct Blue-Lilac Sapphire Ancient Celt Roman Sorcery Gemstone
Brilliant. Sparkling, Delicately Hued Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural One-Third Carat Color Change Platinum Blue to Pastel Lilac Blue Sapphire Oval Cut Precious Gemstone from Russia. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Platinum Blue Oval Cut Sapphire. ORIGIN: Southern Ural Mountains(Siberia. Russia) 19th century. SIZE: Length: 5mm. Width: 3 1/2mm. Depth(Thickness) 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.31 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: A gorgeous. Delicately colored natural oval cut faceted platinum blue sapphire precious gemstone from the Southern Ural Mountains of Siberia, Russia. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, ... moreRenaissance, and Victorian Russia. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this is a very pretty precious gemstone. The color is a very beautiful pastel“aquamarine blue” with brilliant platinum blue-green flashes. Under intense while light the color will shift to a lilac or violet shade, depending upon the intensity and color of the light source. The color is quite exquisite with intense flash, diamond-like in its brilliance. It’s a real sparkler, and blue sapphire is definitely much in demand. The gemstone is to the eye. Virtually flawless. Even in these photo enlargements here(500% it is impossible to discern any blemishes. This is really an exceptional precious gemstone– the color and quality both fabulous! High quality blue sapphires such as these are increasingly difficult to acquire at anything approaching a reasonable price. Unfortunately most seemingly flawless, transparent“sapphires” sold even by the largest and most reputable retailers in the United States are synthetic(read the fine print; and the same is true of emeralds and rubies) However the Southern Ural Mountains of Russia have been producing good quality, natural sapphires for centuries. Thi
APHRODITE- ANCIENT SOUTH ITALIAN GNATHIA WARE AMPHORA
Culture- South Italian. Date- 340- 320 B.C. Material- Pottery. Condition- Fully intact. Provenance- Ex: European art market; Ex: Prominent East Coast private collection. Measurements- 11 5/8 in. High(27 cm. This object is unconditionally guaranteed authentic. A note to our international buyers: Import duties. Taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. At times there may be delays at Customs depending on the country we ship to. Please note that delays at Customs abroad are beyond our control. We ask you to be patient and to allow additional time for your shipment to clear. Kindly note these points regarding the item you are buying: 1- This item ... moreis guaranteed authentic. 2- The images. Size, and condition in this listing are accurate and for the actual object offered. 3- We ship within 1 day of receipt of payment. 4- Returns are allowed within one week from date of receipt for full refund less shipping charges. Buyer pays for return charges. About Us We are among the top world-wide online ancient art sellers with a physical gallery location in New York City on Museum Mile. We have extensive experience in buying and selling antiquities. When acquiring antiquities. We tend to buy the finest objects and offer them at reasonable prices to our customers. We hand-pick every object and make sure it has great eye appeal as well as good upside investment potential. All objects we buy have been legally acquired, with clear titles, and if imported by us to the United States, has been done so in accordance with international laws concerning the trade in antiquities. Our buying sources are private collectors and major auction houses worldwide. Collecting antiquities can be fun, exciting, and quite rewarding, provided that you buy from the right dealer- one that you can trust and build a long lasting relationship with. All ob
18thC Antique 6ct Malachite Ancient Talisman Sorcery Witches Disease Protection
Antique Six Carat Genuine Natural Russian Variegated Malachite Semi-Precious Oval Gemstone. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 11– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Cabochon Malachite Oval. ORIGIN: Southern Urals of Russia. 18th Century. SIZE: Length: 12mm. Width: 10mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 5.84 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: In the ancient world malachite was a famous and very popular semi-precious stone. In Egypt as well as other ancient cultures. Malachite was used as a children's talisman to ward off danger and ... moreillness. It was also worn as a protective amulet against the spells of sorcerers and witches. Medicinally malachite was used as an antidote to nausea, and was also believed to be helpful in treating ailments of the heart and throat. In Medieval Europe malachite was worn with the belief that it stimulated the optic nerve and improved vision. Here’s a gorgeous, richly colored variegated malachite gemstone from the centuries old mines in the Southern Urals of Russia. Hand crafted by an 18th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Originally used in indigenous jewelry. This is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone. It is truly a very rich and colorful green gemstone, immensely popular with the royal houses of Renaissance Europe. The Southern Urals and France were the source of the malachite which was so popular in the ancient classical Mediterranean world. And archaeological discoveries show that this breathtaking and striking gemstone was extremely popular in ancient Egypt as long ago as 4
2 Antique Aussy Black Opals Ancient Roman Cupid Stone Mark Antony’s Favorite Gem
Two Antique 1920's Rare Genuine Black"Lightening Ridge" Australian Opal Oval Semi-Precious Gemstones! ORIGIN: Lightening Ridge. New South Wales, Australia. Early 20th Century. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.92 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In ancient times opal was included among the noble gems and was ranked second only to emerald by the Romans. Who sometimes referred to opal as the"cupid stone" they also considered to be a token of hope and purity. Mark Antony loved opal. Indeed, it is said that he so coveted an opal owned by Roman Senator Nonius that Mark Antony banished the Senator after he refused to sell the almond sized stone. Legend states that one Roman Emperor offered ... moreto trade one-third of his vast kingdom for a single opal. The Romans used opal both for jewelry and in the production of cameos. Worn as a talisman, the Romans believed that opal had to power to cure disease, and also considered opal to be a token of hope and purity. The Roman scholar and historian Pliny(23-79 A.D. in his 37-volume work, Historia Naturalis" described opal as having"the fire of the garnet, the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea-green of the emerald all shining together in incredible union" Here are two absolutely gorgeous. Natural"black" opals from Australia originally produced in the 1920's. These are very uncommon gemstones, difficult to procure. The world's entire production of gemstone quality black opal comes from one claim in Australia known as"Lightening Ridge" These two gemstones were originally solid black opal, however they were so thin that a backing was added so as to strengthen the gemstone and reduce its fragility. For those unfamiliar with black opal, it is somewhat akin to, if you will image, black abalone mother of pearl- which is to say, mother of pearl with a black background. Even witho
ANTIQUE FLOW BLUE SUGAR CANISTER WITH MATCHING LID
Please Scroll Down for Additional Photos ANTIQUE FLOW BLUE SUGAR CANISTER WELCOME! Offered is a beautiful antique flow blue sugar canister. No cracks. Chips or flakes. It is 8 inches tall and 4 inches square and has a windmill on the front and pine trees on each side of the windmill as well as each side of the canister and three sides of the lid. Bottom is inscribed Trina. A real show piece from the mid 1800s. Please view our other listings for more great bargains and save even more with combined shipping. Our items are professionally packed and shipped insured for added protection against the rare mishap or lost package. 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee We are dedicated to giving you the best possible service. We work hard to return all emails in a timely manner. In the rare instance that we make an error on a product we will immediately ... moredo what it takes to make it right by you. Please see our return policy by clicking the shipping tab above for further details It is because of this commitment that we also ask you to leave us all 5 star ratings in our Detailed Seller Ratings. By doing so you will be supporting our very close community of collectors and allow us to be seen for the trusted sellers we are. We take immense pride in our standing in the eBay community and within the collectible-glass dealer community as well. We guarantee the authenticity of our product 100% Payment& Shipping We Ship Within 3 Days After Receiving Payment. Estimated delivery is 4-9 business days We ship our items for LESS THAN OUR ACTUAL COST to pack. Protect, ship, insure and use delivery confirmation! We DO NOT make any profit on your shipping costs! Only EBAY, PAYPAL, USPS, FEDEX AND UPS MAKE MONEY ON YOUR SHIPPING COST. We are also always happy to combine your winnings for shipping whenever possible. So we can save you even more money. Combined shipping cost is calculated based on the weight and size of the package and the shipping destination. If you anticipate bidding on more items. Please do not pay or go through checkou
antique purse
antique Margrette Howel purse. made at the leather school in italy. good to excellent condition. rare and beautiful.
Technique Ancient Jewelry Indiana University Art Museum
A Golden Legacy: Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum by Wolf Rudolph. With an Essay by Barbara Deppert. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 332 pages. Publisher: Indiana University Art Museum; 1995) ISBN: 0253209137. Published at $39.99] Jewelry is a necessary luxury. With costly materials and labor-intensive manufacture which establish it as extraordinary and sumptuous. Its nearly universal function as a commemoration of important passages, most notably engagements and weddings, deems it a necessity, even among the most austere of human beings. The urge to enhance our basic appearance with jewelry has evidently been part of human nature since our earliest beginnings. Thus the jewelry that survives, even from the most ancient of cultures, offers fascinating insights into our common humanity. For this ... moreand many other reasons, the vast holdings of ancient jewelry bequeathed by Burton Berry to the Indiana University Art Museum are most significant. Ambassador Berry was an indefatigable collector who assembled a remarkable collection tracing ancient jewelry from its beginnings in the Chalcolithic era to the early Christian and Byzantine ages. The collection tells us much about changing ideas. Technologies, and tastes which shaped and reshaped the ways in which gold and silver, gems and stones, were used to make adornments. In addition, the sampling presented within this text, assembled out of his collection, provides some fascinating glimpses beyond the traditional inner circle of Greene and Rome. The jewelry presented takes the reader to the outposts of the ancient world. To Anatolia and the Balkans, to Iraq and the Levant, which though far-flung, were nevertheless active and vital parts of the ancient cosmos. In a way, these distant places are even more fascinating than the heartland, as they combine native traditions and vigor with colonial and imperial styles and aesthetics. Because Burton Berry collected on the“edges” of the ancient Classical world, and because he was
Roman Province Thrace (Bulgaria) Intricately Engraved Starburst Ring AD300 Sz6
Very Elaborate. Heavy, Size 6 Genuine Ancient Engraved Starburst Bezel Roman Bronze Ring 3rd Century A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring with Engraved Starburst Bezel. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Thracia) 3rd Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 6(U.S. Diameter: 18 1/2mm* 18mm(outer diameter) 17mm* 16 1/2mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 11 1/2mm(length) 11mm(height) Tapered Width Band: 5mm(at bezel) 2 1/2mm(at sides) 3mm(at back) Weight: 1.88 grams. CONDITION: Good! Completely intact. Relatively light wear consistent with infrequent use, moderately light porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A remarkably well preserved bronze ring circa 3rd century A.D. As you can see. The ring is very bold, handsome, and elegant in design. The"bezel" or face of ... morethe ring is engraved with a classic starburst design accentuated with a periphery line. The engraved starburst design is very well preserved and very finely engraved. It is preserved in very good condition. Starburst themes of one variety or another were a very popular geometric design during the first few centuries A.D. and the starburst design engraved into the surface of this bezel is exceptionally well executed and well detailed. All of the engraving exhibits very fine workmanship. Not terribly uncommon, but nicely done. Aside from the very slight wear to the ring caused by some Roman citizen using it during his lifetime. There are no other detractions. The ring is of one-piece construction, much like a contemporary ring. The more archaic rings produced by Roman artisans were characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed to the shank in order to assemble the ring. As you can see, the design is quite elegant, and is very large and bold in character. Though not an uncommon theme, the level of preservation of this specimen is quite exceptional. Due to the bold sizing of the features,
Heritage of Western Civilization 1st Hand Accounts Greece Rome Nr East Medieval
Heritage Of Western Civilization by John Louis Beatty and Oliver A. Johnson. Select Readings Volume I. Third Edition. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 426 pages. Publisher: Prentice-Hall Inc; 1971) ISBN: 133871592. The Wisdom of the Ages! This is the first volume in a collection of 70 original source selections introduces the reader to the history of Western civilization. The two-volume set is organized chronologically. Spanning the ancient Near East to the contemporary world. It includes many topics, from Rome, through the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, and into Early Modern Europe(up to 1715) Ideas of diverse men and women will add multicultural and interdisciplinary insights to the minds of a new generation. It contains material on the ancient Near Eastern roots of our civilization, as well as the interaction of the Islamic world and ... moreWestern world. Over 400 pages of essays by noted historical figures. Divided into six parts: The Ancient Near East; Greece; Rome; The Middle Ages; and Renaissance and Reformation. CONDITION: 1) Used average condition. Edges are torn on cover. Some highlighting and underlining PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: This well-known set of readings exposes learners to an important and illustrative text on Western Civilization and its intellectual and cultural history(since 1650) Ideas of diverse men and women will add multicultural and interdisciplinary insights to the minds of a new generation. KEY TOPICS- It contains material on the ancient Near Eastern roots of our civilization. As well as the interaction of the Islamic world and Western world. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: The authoritative benchmark for the genre of“Western Civilization’s Foundations” A collection of the most significant readings of the Western World. Its greatest minds, greatest philosophers, greatest entrepreneurs. No serious library of history can afford to be without i
Antique 19thC 2ct Siberian Emerald Ancient Roman Emperor Nero’s Fav Sacred Gem
Nice Quality Antique Genuine Natural Siberian Two Carat Handcrafted Faceted Emerald Pear. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Emerald Pear. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains(Siberia) Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 11mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 5mm. All measurements approximate WEIGHT: 1.95 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: The Roman emperor Nero reportedly watched chariot races and gladiator contests through lenses made of emeralds. The emeralds from ancient Egypt’s(recently rediscovered) mines, which had actively ... moreproduced emerald since 2,000 B.C. The Greeks regarded the emerald as the sacred stone of the goddess Aphrodite(Venus to the Romans) and of the Earth Goddess. As well, the last ruler of the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt, Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, was often depicted and described wearing fabulous emeralds mined from those same famous ancient mines. Here's a very pretty, delicately colored natural mint green emerald precious gemstone from the Southern Urals of(Siberia) Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. To casual scrutiny, the gemstone is transparent, and near eye clean. However there are quite a few wispy colorless crystalline blemishes which while not individually visible except upon very close examination, nonetheless makes the gemstone less than eye clean. This is a common affliction of emerald. These blemishes would be much less noticeable once the gemstone was set, and unless someone puts their nose to the stone, they are not immediately apparent. To the casual v
1/8ct TW Diamond 14ktYG Ancient Roman Star Splinters
Two Antique Hand Faceted Genuine Natural 2 1/2mm Faceted Diamond Square Precious Gemstones. Set into High Quality Solid 14kt Yellow Gold Ear Studs. CLASSIFICATION: Hand Crafted. Faceted Diamond Squares. ORIGIN: Siberia. Russia. Settings are contemporary of USA manufacture. SIZE: 2 1/2mm square. Thickness(Depth) 1 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.12 carats(the pair) DETAIL: There was but one source of diamond in the ancient world…India. Where written records pertaining to diamond date back to 400 B.C. The ancient Greeks believed diamonds were tears of the gods; and it is from the Greek word adamas, untameable" or"unconquerable" referring to its hardness, that the word“diamond” is derived. The ancient Romans believed that diamonds were splinters of fallen stars. Here’s two such“start splinters” high ... morequality, handcut Siberian diamonds. The gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a Russian artisan, part of a centuries-old heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. We managed to purchase a very small number of these antique, handcut two and one-half millimeter diamond squares last trip to Russia, and set them into high-quality, solid 14kt yellow gold studs of USA manufacture. The diamonds are of excellent quality, eye clean, white in color, not yellowish second quality stones. They’re brilliant white faceted diamond rounds, alive with fire. The settings are first-class pieces of jewelry, solid 14kt gold(not cheap electroplate) produced by one of the USA’s premier manufacturers of semi-custom mounts. HISTORY: In the ancient world there was only one source of diamonds…India. Bombay remains today one of the world’s great diamond cutting centers(along with New York. Tel Aviv, and Antwerp) Over 800,000 cutters are employed in the city of Bombay alone; cutting 90% of the world’s diamonds. The best Indian diamonds originated from the Majhgawan pipe, near Panna, India, which was discovere
APHRODITE- ANCIENT APULIAN XENON WARE KANTHAROS
Culture- Apulia/ South Italy. Date- 450 B.C. Material- Pottery. Condition- Intact. Decorated with single brick zig zag row, on both sides within two line. Provenance- Ex: Private New York collection. Measurements- 1 15/16 in. High(4.5 cm. This object is unconditionally guaranteed authentic. A note to our international buyers: Import duties. Taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s Customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. At times there may be delays at Customs depending on the country we ship to. Please note that delays at Customs abroad are beyond our control. We ask you to be patient and to allow additional time for your shipment to clear. Kindly note these points regarding the item ... moreyou are buying: 1- This item is guaranteed authentic. 2- The images. Size, and condition in this listing are accurate and for the actual object offered. 3- We ship within 1 day of receipt of payment. 4- Returns are allowed within one week from date of receipt for full refund less shipping charges. Buyer pays for return charges. About Us We are among the top world-wide online ancient art sellers with a physical gallery location in New York City on Museum Mile. We have extensive experience in buying and selling antiquities. When acquiring antiquities. We tend to buy the finest objects and offer them at reasonable prices to our customers. We hand-pick every object and make sure it has great eye appeal as well as good upside investment potential. All objects we buy have been legally acquired, with clear titles, and if imported by us to the United States, has been done so in accordance with international laws concerning the trade in antiquities. Our buying sources are private collectors and major auction houses worldwide. Collecting antiquities can be fun, exciting, and quite rewarding, provided that you buy from the right dealer- one that you can trust and build a long
NEW Michelangelo Sistine Chapel Pope Julius 16thC Renaissance Italy Royal Court
Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 373 pages. Publisher: Penguin Books; 2003) ISBN: 0142003697. In 1508. Despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experience as a painter(though famed for his sculpture David) Michelangeo was reluctant to begin the massive project. Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling recounts the four extraordinary years Michelangelo spent laboring over the vast ceiling while the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. Battling against ill health, financial difficulties, domestic problems, the pope's impatience, and a bitter rivalry with the brilliant young painter Raphael, Michelangelo created scenes so beautiful that ... morethey are considered to be among the greatest masterpieces of all time. A panorama of illustrious figures converged around the creation of this magnificent work, from the great Dutch scholar Erasmus to the young Martin Luther. Ross King skillfully weaves them through his compelling historical narrative, offering uncommon insight into the intersection of art and history. CONDITION: NEW. Unblemished except VERY slight edge/corner wear and rubbing to the covers. Just the normal slight wear expected in a new book caused by the book being shelved next to others. VERY minimal wear consistent with new stock from an open-shelf book store. Pages are pristine; clean. Crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction guaranteed. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: King tells how Michelangelo Buonarroti. Known as a sculptor not as a painter, spent four years painting the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel for Pope Julius II while power politics and personal rivalries swirled around him. He was 33 when he was summoned back to Rome, from whi
Julius Caesar The Civil War HCDJ 360pgs Illus. 4in1Book
The Civil War Together with The Alexandrian War. The African War, and The Spanish War by other Hands by CEASAR Translated with an Introduction by Jane F. Gardner. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 360 pages. Publisher: Dorset Press; 1985) ISBN: 0880290412. Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 100 B.C. into one of the oldest families in Rome. His family had opposed the patrician Senatorial oligarchy. And Caesar followed suit by supporting the“popular” side in politics. His rapid advancement to the newly created perpetual dictatorship of Rome made him one of the most controversial figures in ancient history. The Civil War” traces Caesar’s swift rise to power, beginning with intransigence at Rome and taking us to the start of the Alexandrian War in the Fall of 48 B.C. His terse and restrained style elegantly conceals the true propagandist aim ... moreof his writing. While recounting history he seeks to present himself in the best possible perspective. He deliberately omits many of his setbacks and discreditable actions, and frequently points out examples of dishonorable behavior by his enemies. In his“Commentaries” Caesar tells how he crossed the Rubicon with his Cisalpine Legions, entered Rome, subdued Spain, defeated Pompey at Pharsalus and installed Cleopatra on the throne of Egypt. Despite all his efforts to improve the honesty and efficiency of the government, his taste for autocratic rule made him too many bitter enemies. A conspiracy was hatched, and Caesar was assassinated in March 44 B.C. less than a year after he had assumed the dictatorship of Rome. This edition of“The Civil War” includes three accounts allegedly written by his lieutenants: The Alexandrian War” The African War” and“The Spanish War” The books includes many illustrations, appendixes, a Glossary of Persons and Places, and maps and sketch plans. CONDITION: Absolutely blemished except for extremely light edge and corner shelfwear to the jacket. And extremely light rubbing to the dustjacket(the jacket is high gloss black and burgundy a
Pope & Heretic Intellect vs Inquisition Renaissance Executing Scientists Bruno
The Pope and The Heretic: The True Story of Giordano Bruno. The Man Who Dared to Defy the Roman Inquisition by Michael White. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 234 pages. Publisher: Perennial. An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; 2003) ISBN: 0060933887. Giordano Bruno challenged everything in his pursuit of an all-embracing system of thought. This not only brought him patronage from powerful figures of the day but also put him in direct conflict with the Catholic Church. Arrested by the Inquisition and tried as a heretic. Bruno was imprisoned, tortured, and, after eight years, burned at the stake in 1600. The Vatican"regrets" the burning yet refuses to clear him of heresy. But Bruno's philosophy spread: Galileo, Isaac Newton, Christiaan Huygens, and Gottfried Leibniz all built upon his ideas; his thought experiments predate the work ... moreof such twentieth-century luminaries as Karl Popper; his religious thinking inspired such radicals as Baruch Spinoza; and his work on the art of memory had a profound effect on William Shakespeare. Chronicling a genius whose musings helped bring about the modern world, Michael White pieces together the final years; the capture, trial, and the threat the Catholic Church felt, that made Bruno a martyr of free thought. CONDITION: Remainder mark on bottom. Otherwise New, never read. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Michael White is a former science editor of British GQ. As well as previous Director of Scientific Studies at d'Overbroeck's college, Oxford. He is the author of hundreds of articles covering the cutting edge of science, as well as popular and classical music. A consultant for the Discovery Channel series"The Science of the Impossible" White is the author of a dozen books, including bestselling biographies of Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and Isaac Asimov. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: What is remarkable about Giordano Br
100AD Genuine Ancient Roman Judaea Israel Palestine Phoenicia Bronze Bangle
100AD Genuine Ancient Roman Judaea Israel Palestine Phoenicia Bronze Bangle Archaic Genuine Ancient Roman Judaean Bronze Bangle circa 0-100 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Roman-Judaean Bronze Bangle. Mounted onto plaque or shadow box upon request(additional shipping charges apply) ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire Provinicial Judaea(present-day Israel- Palestine) 1st Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Outside Diameter: 68 millimeters. Inside Diameter: 57 1/2 x 56 1/2 millimeters. Band Thickness: 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 millimeters. Band Width: 5 millimeters. Weight: 40.08 grams. CONDITION: Excellent. Entirely intact and of sound integrity. Very light porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A well preserved. Very heavy, very simple Roman bronze bangle circa 1st century AD. It would fit a woman of slender ... morebuild(or a teen) and with that caveat, is completely and eminently wearable. The bangle was recovered unbroken and intact. As is ordinarily the case, the artifact exhibits some porosity(surface pitting caused by burial in earth) Unlike so many smaller bronze artifacts which are completely disfigured by corrosion, this particular piece happened to come to rest in extremely gentle soil conditions. The consequence is that though you can see upon magnification(such as these photo enlargements) clear evidence that this bracelet spent millennia buried beneath the ground, nonetheless to the eye it is quite pleasant, the metal surfaces highly polished with the rich, warm glow of ancient bronze. To the eye the finish of the metal is exceptional. The slight blemishes due to porosity are simply not discernible. Of course in these photo enlargements these blemishes are quite distinct. But in hand it simply appears a nicely toned bronze bangle. Though simple it is sturdy and well constructed, very heavy of thick stock, and entirely intact. Despite the obvious signs of burial, the piece is not heavily corroded or disfigured as are commonly most smaller ancient metal arti
Antique 19thC Burma Ruby 1ct Ancient Celt Magic Amulet Lightening Plagues Evil
Antique 19th Century Handcrafted Genuine Natural Faceted One Carat Bright Blood Red Ruby Oval from Burma. Mounted into high quality 14kt solid gold pendant hand-crafted bail setting. ORIGIN: Burma. 19th Century(present day Myanmar) Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 3mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.96 carats. NOTE: We have many chains available which would fit this pendant. You may request a complimentary gold electroplate chain in lengths from 16 to 24 inches. We also have available chains in 14kt gold fill and 14kt solid gold in lengths from 16 to 30 inches. This setting is also available in sterling silver. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount ... morethe price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Rubies were amongst the earliest gemstones traded by mankind. Since the 5th millennium B.C. From the most ancient times all the way through the medieval world, ruby was worn by the classical Mediterranean civilizations(Greeks, Romans, Persians, and the Indo-European“Celtic” peoples) as an amulet for protection from lightening, plagues, poison, sorrow, and evil spirits. The ancient populations of the Mediterranean also believed that the color of a ruby would change mirroring changes in the health of its owner, and that the color would drain from a ruby at the moment its owner died. In the classical world, rubies from Afghanistan, Ceylon, and Burma were traded in the ancient port cities of the Eastern Mediterranean(often by Phoenicians) and from there traveled throughout Europe. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of 14kt solid gold(not merely cheap gold electroplate or 5% gold fill) It is not a cheap, gold electroplated pendant setting. It is genuine 14kt solid gold, a quality setting designed to last a
Antique AGOSTINELLI & DAL PRA Italian Pottery FACE Figural Teapot + 1883-1930
Antique AGOSTINELLI& DAL PRA Of NOVE Italian Pottery FACE Figural Teapot Cups& Saucers 1883-1930's THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE A FACE FIGURAL TEAPOT. MISSING LID) COMES WITH 2 CUPS 2 SAUCERS Domenico Agostinelli and Giuseppe Dal Pra(A&D) POTTERY FROM TURN OF THE CENTURY The mark is that of the firm of Domenico Agostinelli and Giuseppe Dal Pra(A&D) The company was created in the town of Nove. Near Venice, in 1884. This particular mark, which you have accurately described as a shooting star, was used from 1884 up until the 1950's when the company passed into the hands of Rita Dal Pra. What probably set the firm's reputation above the other well established ceramic studio's throughout the Venetian area of Nove and Bassano was the company's willingness to participate in international art competitions and exhibitions. ... moreA&D set up booths at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900, the London Exhibition of 1904 and in Copenhagen in 1908. In 1923, under the direction of the great ceramist, Raphael Passarin, A&D captured the Silver Medal at the First Biennial of Decorative Arts Exhibit at Monza THE MARK WAS USED FROM 1884- 1950'S. YET IT WAS CONFIRMED THIS SET IS MUCH OLDER THAN THE 50'S. PROBABLY 1990'S TO LATE 1920'S. SO IT'S PROBABLY RIGHT AROUND A CENTURY OLD. I WILL BE ADDING MORE PICS. I TOOK QUITE A FEW. TEAPOT MEASURES 7 1/2 INCHES LONG BY 7 INCHES HIGH. TEAPOT IS UNMARKED. MATCHING PLATES ARE MARKED. PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS! MORE PICS TO BE ADDED TO AUCTION. 3-DAY AUCTION ONLY. NO RESERVE. YOUR BID IS FOR THE LOT SHOWN. THANKS.
HUGE Ancient Roman Colosseum Art Architecture Artifacts
Wonders of Man: The Colosseum by Peter Quennell and the Editors of the Newsweek Book Division. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 172 pages. Publisher: Newsweek; 1971) Mock epic sea battles. Grimly realistic wild animal hunts, breathtaking fireworks displays, and at least one midnight séance have been held in the Colosseum since its inauguration in 80 A.D. More than 1,500 years have passed since the last blood, human or animal was shed on the arena’s sands. However during that time the massive amphitheater built by the Flavian emperors has continued to play a major role in Roman history. The Colosseum” vividly recreates that history, depicting the gory gladiatorial games, the martyrdom of early Christians, the successive sacks of Rome by marauding barbarian armies, the desecration and partial dismantling of the arena itself, and ... morefinally its preservation as a world-famous tourist attraction. Here we have the panoramic sweep of the decline and fall of Rome. As viewed from the Eternal City’s most impressive ruin. Some one hundred illustrations, half in full color, provide a stunning visual complement to the narrative. Modern photographs, especially commissioned for this volume, as well as paintings and sketches by famous artists have been juxtaposed with views of classical sculpture and ancient frescoes, coins, and mosaics. A special section. The Colosseum in Literature” includes excerpts from works by such noted authors as Gibbon, Byron, Goethe, Shaw, Dickens, and Longfellow, all of whom were inspired by the vast amphitheatre. A chronology of Roman history, an illustrated guide to the Eternal City’s other celebrated architectural monuments, and a selected bibliography conclude the volume. Author Peter Quennell was an accomplished biographer and social historian. He was Editor of the distinguished British periodical“History Today” And a frequent contributor to“New Statesman” Among his many works that won both critical and popular acclaim both in England and the United States are“The Profane Virtues”
FORVM Greek South Italian 6 1/4 inch Black Glaze Bowl 3rd-2nd Century BC
Greek. South Italian, Black Glaze Bowl, 3rd- 2nd Century B.C. We are pleased to offer Alex G. Malloy's personal collection of Greek antiquities. Mr. Malloy. Now retired but consulting for Forum, was a dealer in antiquities for 40 years. We hope you find a few nice pieces here to enhance your collection. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy. Former dealer in antiquities for 40 years. AM35494. references: Black glaze bowl; Malloy- Merzagora- buff terracotta, straight edge, concentric lines half way down the interior; condition: Choice. Additional comments: 6 ¼ inches diameter 2 ¾ inches high; nice color, small chip on edge; estimated value: $414, GUARANTEE Guaranteed Delivery- We guarantee delivery or we will offer a refund. Replacement or store credit. Authenticity Guaranteed For Eternity- Any item deemed a forgery may be returned ... moreanytime forever for a refund of the purchase price. If any coin purchased from Forum is deemed a forgery by the ACCS. IGC, NGC or PCGS, we will pay the authentication fee plus a refund. SHIPPING OPTIONS COMBINED SHIPPING AT THE SINGLE ITEM SHIPPING RATE FOR AUCTIONS WON WITHIN 3 DAYS. Please note combined shipping is STRICTLY limited to auctions won within 3 days. Please consider the benefits of tracking provided by express mail. Some options are not available for all items or to all locations(for example. Global Express may not be available for books and Global Priority is not available to Italy) U.S. Shipping Options: 1st Class Mail(ONLY FOR COINS(ANY NUMBER) ONLY FOR ORDERS UNDER $200) $3 Priority Mail(ONLY FOR ORDERS UNDER $200) $9 Registered Mail(slow. Normally 2- 3 weeks) $18 Express Mail- $21 Federal Express- $35 International Shipping Options: International 1st Class Mail(ONLY FOR COINS(ANY NUMBER) ONLY FOR ORDERS UNDER $200) $5 Global Priority Mail(ONLY FOR ORDERS UNDER $200) $20 International Registered Mail(slow. Normally 2- 6 weeks) $20 Global Express Mail- $45 Federal Express- $68 PAYMENT OPTIONS If you are the winning bidder. You will
Antique 19thC ½ct Spinel Medieval Europe’s Crown Jewels Gemstone
Antique Genuine Natural Russian One-Half Carat Faceted. Handcrafted Vibrant, Intense Padparadsha Red-Orange Heart Cut Semi-Precious Spinel Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Red Spinel Heart. ORIGIN: Chelyabinsk Oblast. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 5mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.51 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Often mistaken for ruby or sapphire in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Many of the so-called"rubies" and“sapphires” in Europe's crown jewels are actually spinel. The most famous is the Black Prince's"Ruby" a magnificent 170-carat red spinel that currently adorns the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels. Looking like a very flashy, sparkly, radiant bright ... morered intensely hued ruby or padparadsha(red-orange) sapphire, one instantly knows it is not merely tourmaline or garnet due to the tremendous brilliance and flash of the gemstone. Is it corundum; sapphire or ruby? It has all the fire and sparkle of a precious gemstone. Actually if you were able to examine the crown jewels of the royal families of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Europe from England to Russia, you would find many fabulous examples of this gemstone. And had you been able to ask the actual owners of these gemstone, royalty all, or their royal jewelers as to the identity of this stone, they would have answered ruby or sapphire– corundum. But history would prove them wrong, as many of the greatest, most massive, and most valuable rubies and sapphires in the crown jewels of Europe’s royalty were…spinel. With nearly the same hardness as corundum, and similar flash and brilliance(refractive index) it has been mistaken for rubies, sapphires, and other precious gemstones for centuries. This very intensely colored and brilliant gemstone shares this heritage. Mined here in Chelyabinsk Oblast(county) Russia, the gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russi
2 Antique 19thC 3ct Scotland Cairngorm Ancient Rome Gem
Two Exquisite. Antique, Nineteenth Century Briolette Cut Hand Faceted Genuine Natural Scottish Smoky Quartz Briolette Cut Semi-Precious Gemstones. Mounted into contemporary high quality 14kt French hooks. CLASSIFICATION: Briolette Cut Scottish Smoky Quartz. ORIGIN: Mount Cairngorm. Scotland. Handcut in or near Yekaterinburg, Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 10mm. Diameter: 7mm. WEIGHT: 5.89 carats(the pair) NOTES: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. DETAIL: Smoky quartz from Mount Cairngorm. Scotland, known as"cairngorm" and since ancient times has been a favorite ornamental gemstone. Smoky quartz was very popular with the ancient Romans, who often used the stone for carving intaglio seals. Cairngorm is also ... morethe national gemstone of Scotland and has been considered a sacred stone for millennia, a belief dating back to the Druids. For centuries Smoky Quartz has also been commonly set into the pommel of the Scottish dirk, or“black dagger” a long dagger with a straight blade that is a prerequisite of Highland costume. Here are two richly colored, antique, hand faceted, very uncommon semi-precious gemstones from Victorian-era Scotland, specifically Mount Cairngorm. Very popular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, these gemstones are known either as“Smoky” or“Cairngorm” Quartz. Generally“crystal” clear, the smoky tone is caused by the natural radiation emanating from granite stone the quartz is exposed to while buried in the earth. These are two very handsome gemstones, completely transparent, with beautiful sparkle and luster. They are exceptionally clean, water clear, and possess gorgeous smoky brown color. These particular gemstones were hand cut and faceted into somewhat coarse briolettes, an old fashioned cut reflecting their heritage, by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of M
Antique 19thC ¾ct Sapphire Ancient Persia Rome Sorcery
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian Three-Quarter Carat Faceted Dark Blue Sapphire Ovals. Mounted into contemporary high quality 14kt French hooks. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. 14 kt Gold Fill Settings are Contemporary. SIZE: Length: 5.5mm. Width: 4.5mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.62 carats(a pair) NOTES: Other setting styles(euro clicks. Lever backs, kidney wires, ball/stud dangles) are available upon request, both in 14kt solid gold and in 14kt gold fill. DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the ... moremost highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here are two gorgeous, richly colored natural dark blue sapphire precious gemstones from the Ural Mountains of Russia. These gemstones were hand crafted into this beautiful faceted ovals by a 19th century Russian artisan. The results are two exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstones with lots of fire and sparkle. They are considerably lighter in color than inky"midnight blue" African or Australian sapphires; more along the lines of the medium blue of sapphires from Ceylon and Burma. Such good quality blue sapphires are in high demand, and can be quite costly. Unfortunately most seemingly flawless, transparent, bright blue colored"sapphires" sold even by the largest and most reputable retailers in the United States are synthetic(read the fine print; and the same is true of emeralds and rubies) However the Southern Ural Mountains of Russia have been producing good quality, natural sapphires for centuries. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstones have been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is consi
Antique 19thC 1½ct Sapphire Ancient Greek Roman Sorcery
One Exquisitely Colored. Rare, Handcrafted Antique Genuine Natural One and One-Half Carat(Plus) Faceted Bright Mandarin Orange Sapphire Oval Cut Precious Gemstone from Russia. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Bright Mandarin Orange Sapphire Oval. ORIGIN: Southern Ural Mountains(Siberia. Russia) 19th century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth(Thickness) 3 1/2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.54 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Words simply cannot describe how breathtakingly beautiful this precious gemstone is. A gorgeous. Brightly colored natural honey hued mandarin orange sapphire precious gemstone from the Southern Ural Mountains of Siberia, Russia, handcrafted into this sparking faceted oval. The result is an exquisite and incredibly ... morevividly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth, fire and sparkle. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The color in hand is more orange than appears here in these images which exaggerate the yellow- the color is very close to a mandarin orange. Depending upon the light, the color will vary from a bright mandarin orange indoors to a bright amber-orange outdoors. Either way. The color is quite exquisite, the sparkle diamond-like in intensity. Orange sapphires are amongst the most rare of all colored sapphires, and this particular specimen is very beautiful. The gemstone is to the casual admirer transparent and clean. It is absolutely transparent. However if you look very closely, a sprinkling of minute, colorless pin-prick sized spicules are visible to the naked eye. Under a 5x glass, or in these 600% photo enlargements, you can see that this specks are actually a small cluster of very light, colorless crystalline blemishes. That's all that separate this from being a $3,000 g
Antique 19thC 1¼ct Sapphire Ancient Persia Rome Sorcery
One Brightly Colored Hand Crafted and Hand Faceted Antique Genuine Natural One and One-Quarter Carat Bright Green Sapphire Trillion Cut Precious Gemstone from Russia. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Green Trillion Cut Sapphire. ORIGIN: Southern Ural Mountains(Siberia. Russia) 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7 1/2mm. Width: 6mm. Depth(Thickness) 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.21 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one ... moreof the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here's a gorgeous, brightly colored natural green sapphire precious gemstone from the Southern Ural Mountains of Siberia, Russia. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“trillion cut” a three sided shape resembling a pyramid with rounded corners. The trillion cut is very popular contemporarily with ruby, but also sapphire, aquamarine, topaz, amethyst, and peridot. The color is quite exquisite, with nice sparkle and wonderful luster. This is obviously not a flawless specimen. Though the gemstone is absolutely transparent(not cloudy) you can see there is a sprinkling of minute specks of colorless crystalline material. Under a 5x loupe or in these 500% photo enlargements, they almost look like the tiny carbonation bubbles you find in a glass of fine champagne. Although virtually invisible from som
Handcut ¾ct Zircon Medieval Plague Protection 9kt Gold
Size 7 Genuine 9 Karat Solid White Gold High-Quality Ring With a Genuine Natural Sparkling Three-Quarter Carat Hand Cut and Hand Faceted Round Siberian Blue Zircon Semi-Precious Gemstone. Not cheap gold electroplate! This is a high quality solid 9kt white gold ring. The ring is set with a genuine natural handcut and hand-faceted three-quarter carat 5mm round blue zircon semi-precious gemstones. During Europe’s Middle Ages zircon was worn by travelers as a protective amulet. And was believed to ward off the plague(black death” It was also believed to protect the wearer from lightening strikes. Historically the colorless form of natural Zircon, known as“Matara diamond” has been very costly as Zircon comes very close to diamonds in fire and brilliancy due to its high refractive index. Here's a gorgeous solid 9kt white gold ring of good quality ... moremanufacture, size 7. The highlight of the ring of course is the gorgeous marine blue, flashy, sparkling 5 millimeter round Siberian blue zircon; which weighs 0.70 carats. The gemstone was hand cut and hand faceted by a Russian artisan, part of a centuries-old heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The result of the artisan's efforts is a brilliant, flashy, good quality gemstone with all the fire of diamond. The gemstone is clean to the eye and transparent. The color is gorgeous, and the sparkle and flash spectacular, especially when the light catches it. This extraordinary gemstone is mounted into a very nice quality ring constructed of solid 9kt gold. Not gold-plated or gold-filled with chi-chi but merely glass“crystals” or“laboratory grown” synthetic) gemstones. Why would you spend just as much or more to buy costume jewelry at the mall when you can have the real thing here? A genuine solid white gold ring with genuine Siberian natural blue zircon semi-precious gemstone! This gemstone has great luster and sparkle. And to the eye is completely transparent, but one cannot
Antique Handcut 83¾ct Citrine Ancient Roman Sunshine
COLOSSAL Antique Nineteenth Century Handcrafted Eighty-Three and Three-Quarter Carat Genuine Natural Faceted Baguette Cut Madeira Orange Citrine. ORIGIN: Coastal Devonian Lava Beds. Angus, Scotland. SIZE: Length: 32 1/4mm. Breadth: 24 1/4mm. Depth: 14 1/4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 83.84 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The Romans. Greeks and Celts believed citrine to be the crystallized essence of sunshine, and believed it would aid in digestion and cleanse toxins from the body, and it was even carried as protection against snake venom. Here’s an enormous, very clean, antique handcrafted“Madeira orange” or bright cognac colored citrine which originated from the Devonian lava beds found along the coast of Angus County, Scotland. Very ... morepopular in 18th and 19th century Victorian Scotland, citrine has remained a very popular gemstone through the 20th century. The gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a Russian artisan. Part of a centuries-long heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The gemstone was most likely cut in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. The gemstone was crafted into this brilliant, sparkling faceted baguette. This is a very fine, richly colored cognac orange semi-precious citrine gemstone. As you can see from the photo enlargements here, possesses exceptional sparkle and luster, and to the unaided eye at least, free from blemishes. It is very clean, water clear, and very bright. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 19th century finish is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment, or detract from the value of a gemstone. These characteristics are not only expected of hand-finished gemstones, most serious collectors consider such gemstones more desirable, p
HCDJ Villas & Palaces of Europe Medieval Renaissance
Villas and Palaces of Europe by Adalbert Dal Lago. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 157 pages. Publisher: Paul Hamlyn; 1969) ISBN: 0600012352. The social background of an age had an important influence on the design of great houses. Thus the elegant but comparatively small Palladian villas of the Veneto were as much a product of sixteenth century Venetian society as the grand chateaux of the Loire were a reflection of the elaborate French court. In selecting examples of villas and palaces for this book. The author, Adalbert Del Lago has naturally made a very personal choice. Yet each example has a place in one of the currents of European architecture which makes it particularly interesting or significant. The author also takes advantage of the detailed captions which accompany the plates in order to describe the architectural details ... moreand to point out the sources and influences of each house. Palladio was the first European architect to seek and achieve an intimated relationship between a building and its landscape. Conceived as integrated elements, and it is the evolution of this idea which links and yet contrasts the magnificent villas and palaces described. The superb illustrations enable us to compare the Villa Rotonda, Chenoceaux, Fontainebleau, Longleat, and the Schonbrunn, with many other less well-known but equally elegant houses which grace Europe’s countryside. CONDITION: Light shelf wear. Otherwise in Great Like new condition. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Fourteenth and fifteenth century Italy witnessed a rebirth of the traditional Roman-era villa. A country house, sometimes the family seat of power like Villa Caprarola. More often designed for seasonal pleasure, it was usually located within easy distance of a city. The first examples of Renaissance Villa dates back to the age of Lorenzo de' Medici, and they are mostly located in the Italian region of Tuscany(the"Medi
19thC Antique 53ct Nubia Jasper Roman Warrior Talisman Pendant
Antique Nineteenth Century Genuine Natural Fifty Two and Three-Quarter Carat Plus Hand Crafted/Polished Nubian“Picasso” Jasper Semi-Precious Gemstone. Contemporary Gold or Silver Electroplate Chain. CLASSIFICATION: Polished Jasper Cabochon Semi-Precious Gemstone. ORIGIN: Nubia; 19th Century; Handcrafted in Siberian Southern Urals near Yekaterinburg. SIZE: Length: 33mm. Width: 23mm. Depth(Thickness) 7mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 52.78 carats. Chain: Contemporary gold or electroplate in your choice of length(16. 18, 20 or 24 inch– 40, 45, 50 or 60 centimeters) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches, and in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold. We also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. DETAIL: Jasper was a favorite ... moregem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek. Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature. Greek warriors and Roman Legionnaires carried one to give them courage in battle. Early Mediterranean shamans or wizards believed that jasper was a very sacred stone. Here's a very nice quality 19th century antique hand crafted/shaped/polished jasper semi-precious gemstone from the Nubian region of Southern Egypt/Sudan. This 19th century“Picasso” jasper gemstone originated from the region of Southern Egypt/Northern Sudan. The gemstone was handcrafted by a 19th century Russian artisan(in or near Yekaterinburg. Siberia, Russia) into this beautiful polished cabochon. Yes! This is a natural gemstone, colored only by mother nature, it is not dyed. It was intended for use in the domestic jewelry production that Renaissance and Victorian Russia was so famous for. Jasper, as well as other forms of agate, were extremely popular throughout the ancient Mediterranean, and maintained its immense popularity through Renaissance and into Victorian Europe. This is a jewelry quality gemstone, and the coloration is absolutely exquisite. It takes no imagination to comprehend why it is referred to as“
21ct Antique Cognac Russian Baltic Amber Pendant Chain
Gorgeous Semi-Precious Russian Baltic Cognac Amber Gemstone Pendant. CLASSIFICATION: Formed Baltic Amber Pendant. Contemporary Silver Electroplated Chain. ATTRIBUTION: Kaliningrad. Russia. SIZE/DIMENSIONS: SIZE: Diameter: 20mm. All measurements approximate. Weight: 20.82 carats. Chain: Contemporary silver electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is silver electroplate, 24 inches. We also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. DETAIL: A beautiful antique amber gemstone pendant. Mounted onto a contemporary silver electroplated chain. The gemstone is produced from“reconstituted” amber, i.e. smaller pieces ... moreof amber which were heated, mixed with a binding agent such as resin, and then pressed into a mold. While solid amber is much more costly, reconstituted amber has been used for centuries to produce inexpensive amber beads and“gemstones” In fact many of the faceted amber“gemstones” found both in antique as well as contemporary gemstones are of reconstituted amber. Molded amber/resin was quite commonly used in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for centuries up through the Victorian era to produce ersatz gemstones. With the addition of various dyes and coloring agents, artisans of the era produced brightly colored“gemstones” possessing very rich tone and even color. The brilliant flashes and dark spots you see in the accompany images are actually all air bubbles within the gemstone. And in hand, they all look the same. Different air bubbles will flash light depending on the gemstones orientation to the light source, so you always having this rolling“galaxy” of little flashes within the gemstone as it moves this way and that while being worn. It is truly mesmerizing and quite attractive. But the camera can be deceiving, and what looks like mostly dark spots within
Antique 18thC 2ct Garnet Greek Roman Blood Amulet Gemstone
Genuine Natural Antique Handcrafted Two Carat Rich. Regal Red Oval Cut Russian Garnet. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 18th Century. CLASSIFICATION: Red Garnet Oval Oval. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 6mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: Approximately 1.89 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstone as a ring. Pendant, or into earrings. DETAIL: The ancients believed that a garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night. Allowing them to see when others could not. Due to its red color, ancient cultures including the Celts, Greeks, and Romans also associated it with blood, and thus garnet was thought to stop bleeding or bloodshed between enemies. Garnet was also worn for protection when traveling, and according to Jewish mythology, a giant garnet provided interior lighting for Noah's Ark. It is also believed ... morethat garnet, described as“nopek” was one of the twelve gemstones described in the Bible in Exodus 28:17-20 as adorning Aaron’s breastplate, representing the twelve tribes of ancient Israel. Here's a gorgeous, blood red garnet gemstone from the Ural Mountains of Russia, where the production of garnet has gone on for many centuries. This gorgeous gemstone was hand shaped and polished into this very beautiful oval cut cabochon by an 18th century Russian artisan. The cut is also known as an octagon. This lustrous semi-precious gemstone possesses a rich, velvety, regal, blood red hue. It is an extremely attractive gemstone, of very special character and remarkable color and texture. Highly favored by the royal houses of Renaissance Europe, garnet was considered noble in nature, and in some countries ownership was restricted to royalty and others of high birth. This particular variety of garnet is known as“pyrope” and is especially favored for its dark, blood red tones. It is truly a gorgeously colored, brilliant semi-precious gemstones. Under magnification the gemstone shows the unmistakable characteristics of having been hand crafted. The coarseness of the 18th century finish
Bronze age sword reproduction celtic viking roman
Bronze age.Villanovan sword and scabord reproduction. The original(shown in a photo) is in a mueseum in italy. This piece took aproximately 6 months to finish, this piece was made and designed entirely by the seller. The sword is cast bronze as are the scabord fittings, the scabord is wood covered with copper sheet. The length of the piece overall is 31 inches.the sword is 25 inches. Posted with the
AD300 Roman Thracia (Bulgaria Serbia) Brooch Pendant + 19thC Antique 8¼ct Agate
Handsome Ancient Roman Bronze Brooch Pendant and Chain. Mounted with Antique Nineteenth Century Handcrafted Agate. CLASSIFICATION: Roman Bronze Artifact. Gemstone Brooch Fragment(Pendant) Contemporary gold tone chain. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Thracia) Third to Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Length: 29 millimeters. Breadth: 23 millimeters. Thickness: 7 millimeters. Gemstone Dimensions: 13mm(diameter) 4 1/2mm(thickness) Gemstone Weight: 8.26 carats. Weight: 4.43 grams(excluding gemstone) Chain: Contemporary gold electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold as well as a bronze-toned copper chain. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is gold ... moreelectroplate, 24 inches. For a more authentic touch, we also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. CONDITION: Good. Fragmentary(original pin missing) However fragment is of sound integrity, no cracks, moderate porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Good finish. Professionally conserved. DETAIL: This is a very handsome piece of ancient Roman bronze ornamentation. As you can see by observing the reverse. This piece of jewelry started life as a brooch. You can see the remains of the clasp, and you can see where the pivot pin was mounting, holding the brooch pin. Unfortunately the brooch pins were generally constructed of iron, and so decomposed over the centuries. Even if constructed of bronze, the pins were generally so fine that they were either broken during the life of the owner, or decomposed during the thousands of years that the artifact was buried. This particular artifact lost both the brooch pin, the pivot pin which would have held it in place, and the fold in the catch. Nonetheless. Despite the adverse effects of having spent two thousand years buried in soil, fate has been kind, and the brooch has been
Ancient Cretan or Turkish Pottery Fragment
This is an ancient pottery fragment found in a field in Crete. It is likely to be the handle of a jar or similar. It was found during works in a cretan field neighbouring a well known antiquities site of the island. Size it approx. 5 cm height. Farmer sold these objects and we have them available for you via ebay.
BRONZE (Vincenzo Gemito) 1852-1929
BRONZE(Vincenzo Gemito) 1852-1929 SELF-SIGNED'VINCENZO Gemito PUNCH WITH FOUNDRY Gemito NAPLES HIGH 19 X 12/ CM OLD BRONZE AND WITH THE ORIGINAL PAINTING PURPOSE OF CLASSIC FURNITURE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR more detailed photos CONTACT MAXIMUM RELIABILITY" LISTING PRICE 1500.00 to 2350.00 EURO Beginning of the sale 850.00 dollar NO RESERVE! SORRY inglese- vincenzo moan(Naples. 16 July 1852 to 1 March 1929) was a sculptor of gold, designer and Italian. E'was regarded by his contemporaries at the same time a genius and a madman, whose aim works are now held in high esteem by collectors and galleries. Despite having worked in the workshops of different artists in Naples. Rome and Paris, is considered Largely self-taught, which is attributed to the ability of ICT to produce two original works can not replace expensive sentimentality ... moreof his time with acute realism
Genuine Ancient Bronze Roman Thrace Bronze Bangle 100AD Bracelet
Archaic Genuine Ancient Roman Thracian Bronze Bangle circa 0-100 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Roman-Thracian Bronze Bangle. Mounted onto plaque or shadow box upon request(additional shipping charges apply) ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Thracia) 1st Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Outside Diameter: 67 x 62 millimeters. Inside Diameter: 58 x 55 millimeters. Band Width: 6 millimeters at the top; 4 millimeters at the bottom. Band Thickness: 5 millimeters at the top; 4 millimeters at the bottom. Opening: 8 millimeters. Weight: 23.14 grams. CONDITION: Good. Intact of sound integrity. Moderate porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A well preserved. Though very simple Roman bronze bracelet circa 1st century AD. It would fit a woman of light to medium build, and with that caveat, is completely ... moreand eminently wearable. The bracelet was recovered unbroken and intact. As is ordinarily the case, the artifact exhibits moderate porosity(surface pitting caused by burial in earth) Unlike so many smaller bronze artifacts which are completely disfigured by corrosion, this particular piece happened to come to rest in fairly gentle soil conditions. The consequence is that though you can see upon close scrutiny clear evidence that this bracelet spent millennia buried beneath the ground, nonetheless to casual examination it is quite pleasant, with the rich, warm glow of ancient bronze. You can clearly see. Of course, a series of shallow scallops caused by corrosive soil conditions. Naturally in these photo enlargements these blemishes are quite distinct. The effect is not unappealing– it looks quite a bit like the nugget style bracelets which were so wildly popular in the USA in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Despite the moderate porosity, the bracelet remains intact and wearable. And hand, to the casual observer, it simply appears a nicely toned bronze bracelet. However undeniably it bears the scars of having spent almost two thousand years in fairly corrosive soil cond
Medieval Roman Byzantine Onyx Gem Ring AD1200 Size 7½
Size 7 1/2 Genuine Ancient Roman/Byzantine Medieval“Solitaire Style” Bronze Ring circa Twelfth to Fourteenth Century A.D. Antique 18th Century Siberian Onyx Semi-Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Byzantine(Eastern Roman Empire) Bronze Ring with Antique Eighteenth Century Three and One-Quarter Carat Siberian Banded Agate(Onyx) Semi-Precious Gemstone. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire/Byzantine Nicaea(present-day Isnik. Turkey) 12-14th Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 7 1/2(U.S. Diameter: 22mm* 19 1/2mm(outer dimensions– including gemstone) 18mm* 17mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 10 1/2mm(diameter) 5.5mm(thickness– including gemstone) Gemstone: 10mm(diameter) 4mm(thickness) 3.18 carats(approximate weight) Fixed Width 2mm Band. Weight: 1.74 grams(with gemstone) CONDITION: Excellent! Completely intact. Light-to-modest wear consistent ... morewith ancient usage, merately light porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A nicely styled Roman-Byzantine bronze ring of a simple“solitaire” design. Of durable construction, ordinary bands brazed onto a“cup” style bezel. The cup style bezel here has a lip featuring finely serrated“teeth” which aside from being decorative, also help retain the gemstone within the bezel. The ring was not actually recovered with the original gemstone intact. A number of different types of adhesives were used in the ancient and medieval worlds, including commonly(for jewelry) with resin or bitumen. Such adhesives generally failed sooner or later, especially when exposed to the rigors of ordinary daily life. Generally then such rings are not recovered with the original gemstones intact, and this particular specimen was no exception. We do know however usually this style of bronze ring was set either with a glass gemstone(glass was quite costly) or with some form of quartz crystal; i.e. clear quartz, orange quartz(carnelian” or purple quartz(amethyst” or sometimes perhaps some form
Ancient Attic Greece Pottery Lekythos with five figures Ca. 5th century B.C.
Ancient Attic Greece Pottery Lekythos Ca. 5th century B.C. Size: 8”H. 20.2 cm high) Attic lekythos. Handled bottle with disc foot and funnel type lip spout. Tapered body decorated with a procession of five figures, led by a figure having a long beard. Long leafy garland entwined between the figures. Shoulder decorated with a leafy vine pattern. Repaired with old restoration over the breaklines. Provenance: Private Northern New Jersey collection. Acquired about 20 years ago. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Ancient Attic Black-Figure Trefoil Oinochoe Ca. 5th century B.C. Ex Sothebys
Ancient Attic Black-Figure Trefoil Oinochoe Ca. 5th century B.C. Size: 9-1/2”H. 24 cm high) Black-figure painted. Probably the Micali School(School of Orvieto) depicting an incised scene of three men and a boy, each with drapery over one shoulder in similar fashion. The man facing the boy is holding his left hand over boy’s head in a blessing gesture. Dotted plant branches in the field. Decorative panel has a cream ground and framed by a Greek key border at the sides and bottom; an area of tongues and palmettes over reddish background on the shoulder. Broken and restored from large fragments with a minimum of filler and inpainting. Nice. Provenance: Probably the Micali school(school or Orvieto) Private NJ collection. Ex. Dr. Angelo R. Bergamo, NJ. ex. Sothebys, London, Dec. 13, 1983, lot 319. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery ... moreFor further information please call 212 319107 7
Ancient Apulian Epichysis Magna Graecia Ca. 5th-3rd century B.C.
Ancient Apulian Epichysis Magna Graecia Ca. 5th-3rd century B.C. Size: 8”H. 20.3 cm) Description: Highly decorated pottery handled juglet having a drum shape body with wide base and shoulder rims. Trefoil lip and applied angular handle. A“Lady of Fashion” head in the center shoulder surrounded with stylized palmette leaves. Wave pattern around both the upper and lower rims. Wide body band decorated with a central perfume vial surrounded by two floral elements and flowering vines. Scattered root marks and mineral deposits on the surface. Several very minor upper rim flakes, otherwise intact. Provenance: Collection of Leslie Margulis. Australia& New York, acquired Mythes et Legend Paris, Jan. 1993. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Antique 19thC Handcut 12ct Blue Green Fluorite Bavaria
Antique Genuine Natural Bavarian(Russian Crafted) Twelve Carat Faceted Neon Blue-Green Fluorite Semi-Precious Gemstone. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Neon Blue-Green Fluorite. ORIGIN: Oberpfalz. Bavaria. 19th Century. Handcrafted in Yekaterinburg, Siberia, Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 12mm. Width: 12mm. Depth: 9mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 12.02 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Most everyone is familiar with fluoride used in many countries in drinking water as a preventative measure to combat tooth decay. It has also been useful to orthopedic specialists in the treatment of bone disease and in preventing and reversing damage to RNA and DNA. And who has not heard of fluorescent lighting or fluorescent(glow in the dark” toys and light wands? ... moreFewer will know that fluorite has also been used since ancient times as a flux to aid in the smelting of metals. But did you know that fluorite was popular for use in gemstones and gemstone carvings in ancient Egypt where it was used in the production of scarab amulets? That Pliny the Elder described the use of fluorite as a gemstone in first-century Rome. Describing as well its magical and medicinal uses? Even through Renaissance and Victorian Europe colorful fluoride gemstones were very popular in their regal purple varieties; as well as a very famous and now frightfully rare banded purple and yellow variety from England! This particular gemstone originated from one of the ancient sources of this gemstone. Bavaria, and brought to 19th century Russia where the jewelers of the Czars and of the noble and wealthy families produced the ornate jewelry of Byzantine Russia. Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. Produced for indigenous jewelry in the nineteenth century, fluorite gemstones of this size and quality are
Ancient Apulian Portrait Lekythos Magna Graecia Ca. 5th-3rd century B.C.
Ancient Apulian Portrait Lekythos Magna Graecia Ca. 5th-3rd century B.C. Size: 7”H. 17.8 cm high) Description: Molded terracotta portrait juglet having a tapered spout and applied strap handle. Depicting the portrait of a young woman with a beautifully coiffed hairdo and double braids crossed at the back of her head. Black glazed neck and handle. Some remaining white surface pigment, mostly on her hairdo. Intact, overall exc. cond. Provenance: Collection of Leslie Margulis. Australia& New York, acquired Sothebys, Dec. 1994, lot 295. Exhibited: Phoenix Art Museum, The Cutler Collection of Ancient Greek Ceramics 1984-5. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Ancient Etruscan Pottery Head Etruria Ca. 6th-4th century B.C. Size: 10-3/4”H
Ancient Etruscan Pottery Head Etruria Ca. 6th-4th century B.C. Size: 10-3/4”H. 27.2 cm high) molded pottery head from a figure. Having a very curly hairdo and realistic facial features. General surface weathering. A few minor imperfections and rough lower edge. Custom metal base. Provenance: Private NY collection. Acquired 20-30 years ago. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Ancient South Italian Xenon Kylix with a swan, Apulia Ca. 350 B.C.
Ancient South Italian Xenon Kylix Apulia Ca. 350 B.C. Size: 2-3/8”H. 9-1/2” span. 6 x 24 cm) a larger Xenon kylix decorated with a swan contained in a central roundel. Surrounded with laurel leaves, outer border decorated with leaves. One handle reattached, otherwise intact. Provenance: Private Northern New Jersey collection. Acquired about 20 years ago. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Ancient Apulian Pottery red-figure painted kylix Ca. 350 B.C.
Ancient Apulian Pottery red-figure painted kylix Ca. 350 B.C. Size: 2-3/8”H. 5-1/2” handle span. 6 x 14 cm) black glazed. Red-figure painted Apulian kylix, having applied loop handles. Nicely decorated on both sides with a profile lady of fashion profile head surrounded with stylized palmette leaves. A narrow wave pattern, lower border. Reverse painted“L” maker’s mark on base. A few very minor imperfections, otherwise intact. Provenance: Private Northern New Jersey collection. Acquired about 20 years ago. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Attic Greek Glazed Pottery footed Bowl Athens Ca. 350 B.C.
Attic Greek Glazed Pottery footed Bowl Athens Ca. 350 B.C. Size: 7-3/8”D. 3 1/4 inches high(18.7 x 8.3 cm) Attic pedestal bowl. Having a raised outer rim and painted black ring on the underside of the foot. Repaired from twelve original pieces, with visible breaklines. Provenance: Private Northern New Jersey collection. Acquired about 20 years ago. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Dawn of the Roman Empire Livy 1st Hand Accounts Hannibal Scipio Carthage Corinth
Livy: The Dawn of the Roman Empire(Books 31-40) A New Translation by J.C. Yardley with an Introduction Notes by Waldemar Heckel. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 612 pages. Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2000) With a single announcement from a herald. All the cities of Greece and Asia had been set free; only an intrepid soul could formulate such an ambitious project, only phenomenal valor and fortune bring it to fruition. Thus Livy describes the reaction to the Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus' proclamation of the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games near Corinth in 196 BC. Half a century later Greece was annexed as a province of the Romans who burned the ancient city of Corinth to the ground. Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history chart Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans tempestuous involvement with Greece. Macedonia ... moreand the near East in the opening decades of the second century B.C. They are our most important source for Greco-Roman relations in that century. Livy's dramatic narrative includes the Roman campaigns in Spain and against the Gallic tribes of Northern Italy; the flight of Hannibal from Carthage and his death in the East; the debate on the Oppian law; and the Bacchanalian Episode. This is the only unabridged English translation of Books 31 to 40. CONDITION: NEW and unblemished EXCEPT that there is a black remainder mark(a line drawn with a black marker) on the bottom surface of the closed page edges indicating that the book is unsold surplus inventory(not visible of course on individual opened pages. Only to the mass of closed page edges) Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: In Livy's epic history of Rome he unashamedly praised his country's virtues and urged against its excesses. In order to keep it great. He dedicated most of his life to writing some 142 volume
Antique 19thC 1ct+ Spinel Medieval Europe's Crown Jewel Gemstone
Antique Genuine Natural Russian One Carat(Plus) Faceted. Handcrafted Vibrant, Intense Pink-Lavender Semi-Precious Spinel Gemstone Oval. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Pink Spinel Oval. ORIGIN: Chelyabinsk Oblast. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.08 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: Often mistaken for ruby or sapphire in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Many of the so-called"rubies" and“sapphires” in Europe's crown jewels are actually spinel. The most famous is the Black Prince's"Ruby" a magnificent 170-carat red s Looking like a very vibrant, rich, and intensely hued pink sapphire, one instantly knows it is not merely tourmaline or amethyst due to the tremendous ... morebrilliance and flash of the gemstone. Is it corundum; sapphire or ruby? It has all the fire and sparkle of a precious gemstone. Actually if you were able to examine the crown jewels of the royal families of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Europe from England to Russia, you would find many fabulous examples of this gemstone. And had you been able to ask the actual owners of these gemstone, royalty all, or their royal jewelers as to the identity of this stone, they would have answered ruby or sapphire- corundum. But history would prove them wrong, as many of the greatest, most massive, and most valuable rubies and sapphires in the crown jewels of Europe’s royalty were…spinel. With nearly the same hardness as corundum, and similar flash and brilliance(refractive index) it has been mistaken for rubies, sapphires, and other precious gemstones for centuries. This very intensely colored and brilliant gemstone shares this heritage. Mined here in Chelyabinsk Oblast(county) Russia, the gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance,
100AD Roman 13 Carat Quartz Crystal Pendant
Ancient Roman Thirteen Carat Semi-Precious Quartz Crystal Gemstone. Circa 1st Century A.D. hand faceted quartz crystal semi-precious gemstone pendant. Weight: 12.8 carats. Diameter: 13 millimeters. Chain: Contemporary gold electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold as well as a bronze-toned copper chain. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is gold electroplate, 24 inches. For a more authentic touch, we also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. This quartz crystal pendant. Enlarged 300 percent, possesses a few abrasions and nicks, which is not unusual for an artifact buried for nearly two thousand years. To the naked eye, however, this ... moreattractive semi-precious gemstone, which was hand carved and finished in Roman Thracia sometime in the first century AD, appears to be relatively unblemished. Close to transparent, it is a genuine quartz-crystal gemstone mounted onto a 14Kt gold electroplated chain, included at no additional charge. Other chains available in sterling silver in lengths that vary from 16 to 24 inches. Body adornments made with pearls. Lapis lazuli, and carnelian and quartz crystal and were highly prized by ancient cultures because of their beauty and their supposed mystic qualities. These naturally occurring materials were given an assist by artisans: clear rock crystal was used to make crystal balls; quartz similarly ground to manufacture primitive forms of glass and ceramics; and ground quartz was mixed with various minerals by the Egyptians to produce faience for jewelry and amulets, a technique and practice copied by the Babylonians and Sumerians. On the other hand. Colorless quartz crystals were thought to possess mystical powers. That’s not too surprising when one considers that quartz crystals do indeed emit an electric voltage called piezoelectric. Supposedly, mediums were sensitive t
Antique 19thC ¾ct Star Sapphire Ancient Roman Sorcery Gemstone
Antique Genuine Natural Burmese Three-Quarter Carat Delicately Colored Violet-Blue Star Sapphire Oval. CLASSIFICATION: Cabochon Violet-Blue Star Sapphire Oval. ORIGIN: Mogok. Burma(present day Myanmar) 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 5½mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.80 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: A gorgeous and vibrantly colored star sapphire precious gemstone from Mogok. Burma. This particular specimen is a beautiful violet color with blue undertones– depending on whether the light is white(outdoors) or yellow, it will vary between violet and violet-blue in color. It is quite striking, very handsome and gentle in tone, the color very soft and understated, the star quite beautiful. The gemstone was hand shaped ... moreand polished into this very beautiful oval cabochon by a 19th century Russian artisan for use in domestic jewelry. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone. It is not a flawless gemstone. Of course it is the alignment of included material which creates the star– so star sapphires always have included material. The question is, how noticeable? With this particular specimen to casual scrutiny it simply appears to be a beautiful, unblemished star sapphire. However close inspection will reveal a few variations in the tone and a few internal blemishes. Of course here in these photo enlargements these blemishes are quite obvious. But in hand, life-size, they simply are not discerned when casually viewed. It is only when you examine it very carefully that you will notice some color zoning and a minor flaw or two. Of course, the same can be said of most sapphires in general, and particularly star sapphires. Color zoning is quite common in sapphires, and unless very obvious, is generally not seriously detrimental. Known as a"star" sapphire because of an optical effect known as an"asterism" orie
Ancient South Italian Apulian Portrait Dish Magna Graecia Ca. 5th-3rd century AD
Ancient South Italian Apulian Portrait Dish Magna Graecia Ca. 5th-3rd century A.D. Size: 7”D.17.8 cm diameter) Fine quality decorated pottery dish depicting a profile“Lady of Fashion” head contained in a central roundel surrounded by a wide leafy laurel vine. Very nicely painted details. Intact. Exc. cond. Provenance: Collection of Leslie Margulis. Australia& New York, acquired from Robert Peters, NYC. Guaranteed Authenticity palmyraheritagegallery For further information please call 212 319107 7
Antique 18thC 1 1/4ct Pink Tourmaline Ancient Romans Gem Sterling Ring
Antique Genuine Natural Russian One and One-Quarter Carat Antique Brightly Colored Oval Cut Tourmaline. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Tourmaline Oval Cabochon. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 8mm. Width: 5.5mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 1.25 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Hand crafted by a 19th century Russian artisan. Part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian ... moreRussia. Originally used in indigenous jewelry, this is a very pretty precious gemstone, tourmaline occurred in many of the ancient mines that yielded precious gemstones in the ancient Roman world 2,000 years ago, however it was mistaken for(and thus called) emerald or topaz. The name“tourmaline” came from the Celanese word"turmali, which means"mixed" Bright rainbow collections of gemstone varieties were called"turmali" parcels. You’ll likely never, ever see a gemstone as unique as this. A large brightly colored and textured tourmaline gemstone from Siberia, the Ural Mountains of Russia. Very handsome and quite exceptional in character, this striking gemstone was hand shaped and polished into this very beautiful oval cut cabochon by an 18th century Russian artisan. This lustrous semi-precious gemstone possesses a bright and colorful character. It is a nice quality tourmaline by 18th century standards. The gemstone would be more or less transparent except for the fact that it is so thick. Given the thick cut, it is more toward translucent than transparent. By today’s standards it is not a high quality tourmaline– though its origin makes it nonetheless e
HUGE Illustrated Guide Classical Mythology 200 Pix Salvadore Dali Roman Greek
The Illustrated Guide to Classical Mythology by A.R. Hope Moncrieff. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 160 pages. Publisher: Studio Editions; 1994) Throughout recorded history the peoples of the world have invented stories to explain the great mysteries of nature. And to justify the culture in which they live. For the Ancient Greeks the sun rose and set because Phoebus-Apollo drove his dazzling chariot daily across the sky, while winter came on those months of the year when Persephone, daughter of the earth goddess Demeter, descended into the underworld. Helped or hindered by the gods, human heroes were also the subjects of legendary tales, many of them representing a particular quality: the cunning of Odysseus, for example, the beauty of Helen or the courage of Antigone. Timeless in their appeal, the Greek myths have continued to fascinate ... moresuccessive generations of writers, artists and sculptors throughout Western Europe. This superb collection is an abridged and illustrated edition of Hope Moncrieff’s“Classic Myths and Legends” Including such well-known tales as Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Andromeda, the Tale of Troy and the House of Agamemnon. The ancient myths are brought to life with a vast array of fascinating pictures, showing the diverse ways in which classic heroes have been portrayed over the centuries. A wealth of images spans over 3,500 years, from the ancient“Mask of Agamemnon” to the surreal“Metamorphosis of Narcissus” by Salvador Dali. Over 200 images have been drawn from a range of sources, from ancient architecture, sculpture and vase painting, from the works of the Old Masters and the Pre-Raphaelites, and from early illustrated editions of the epic poems of Homer and Ovid. CONDITION: Slight shelf-wear. Inscription on first page, otherwise Like New, clean, great condition. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: An informative introducti
Vintage Cast Aluminum Junior Express Stove Top Expresso Coffee Perculator Pot
VINTAGE CAST ALUMINUM JUNIOR EXPRESS STOVE TOP EXPRESSO COFFEE PERCULATOR POT. MADE IN ITALY. IT IS 8 1/2" TALL TO TOP OF KNOB. IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO CRACKS OR REPAIRS. THERE IS USE WEAR. could use a good cleaning. buyer to pay shipping of $10.00.
Cherub Antique Carved Large Wood Polychrome Putti Painted Carving Religious Art
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Massive. Antique, rococo carved wood putti. Exceptionally well done putti in celestial ascension. Pretty serene face on well carved old paint torso. Dirty. Uneven grime, as it should be, typical of use. as shown in photos. Angel Putto. Putti, Cherub, Amorini. As found. Antique condition. Dimensions are about 26 inches high. 6 inches across the shoulders. Approximately. Some age splits as shown in photos. This is an antique object. Its uniqueness and charm are a result of its age. If you are expecting this to be new in the box and never touched by human hands. Life, or air please do not purchase it. Will be carefully and professionally packed and insured. This is reflected ... morein the shipping cost. payment terms shipping terms: Please note. Insurance IS Included in the Shipping Price. Most items will be shipped via Fedex ground. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties. Taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight(shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. Just one of inkFrog's Creations inkfrog terapeak. I000000. InkFrog Analytics.
Antique 19thC 4 1/2ct Spinel Medieval Europe’s Crown Jewels Sterling Ring
Antique Genuine Natural Russian Four and One-Half Carat Faceted. Handcrafted Dark, Rich Violet w/Pink Sparkles Semi-Precious Spinel Gemstone Emerald Cut. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Violet Spinel Emerald Cut. ORIGIN: Chelyabinsk Oblast. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 12mm. Width: 7mm. Depth: 5mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 4.46 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. DETAIL: Often mistaken for ruby or sapphire in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Many of the so-called"rubies" and“sapphires” in Europe's crown jewels are actually spinel. The most famous is the Black Prince's"Ruby" a magnificent 170-carat red spinel that currently adorns the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels. ... moreLooking like a very vivid and richly hued violet sapphire, one instantly knows it is not merely iolite or amethyst due to the tremendous brilliance and flash of the gemstone. Is it corundum; sapphire or ruby? It has all the fire and sparkle of a precious gemstone. Actually if you were able to examine the crown jewels of the royal families of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Europe from England to Russia, you would find many fabulous examples of this gemstone. And had you been able to ask the actual owners of these gemstone, royalty all, or their royal jewelers as to the identity of this stone, they would have answered ruby or sapphire- corundum. But history would prove them wrong, as many of the greatest, most massive, and most valuable rubies and sapphires in the crown jewels of Europe's royalty were:spinel. With nearly the same hardness as corundum, and similar flash and brilliance(refractive index) it has been mistaken for rubies, sapphires, and other precious gemstones for centuries. This vivid and richly colored and brilliant gemstone shares this heritage. Mined in Chelyabinsk Oblast(county) Russia, the gemstone was hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russia
NEW "Uppity Women of Medieval Times" Ninja Arab Queen Sword Dueler Saint Monk
Uppity Women of Medieval Times by Vicki Leon. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 247 pages. Publisher: Conary Press; 1997) ISBN: 1573240397. From blacksmiths. Bankers, plague-ridders, and sheep thieves to secret agents, pirates, holy women, and holy terrors, medieval women around the world used wits, wiles, patrons, and networking to make a winning hand of their lives. Among the women you'll meet: 1) Chiyome, rent-a-ninja entrepreneur in sixteenth century Japan. 2) Zubayda, an Arab queen with a Martha Stewart touch. Her engineering projects and her parties made history. 3) English educator Hilda of Whitby, who founded monasteries, promoted local poets, and became a saint, all with equal panache. 4) Intrepid bear-slayer Maggie de la Roque, Canada's own Robinson Crusoe. 5) Nun turned top-gun Catalina de Erauso, who dueled, drank, and cross-dressed ... moreher way through Spain and South America. CONDITION: New oversized softcover(264 pages) Conari Press(1997) ISBN#1573240397. NEW. Unblemished except VERY slight edge/corner wear and mild rubbing to the covers. The covers are high gloss dark forest green. And so show rub marks very easily, even merely from being shelved between other books. Condition is quite consistent with a new book from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes& Noble. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: This guide to the feisty women of medieval times profiles 200 of these fair and unfair damsels from around the world. There's English rose Hilda of Whitby. Viking leader Aud the Deep-Minded and Wu Zhao of China, who chose to concubine, connive, murder and machiavelli her way to a 50 year reign. From the Author: Add these cheeky women to your vocabulary; fiat uppity! These women, their voices, their deeds, and their daring, delighted me as I discovered them. I hope you get the same burst
2 Antique 19thC Aquamarine Ancient Mariner’s Talisman Gemstones
Nineteenth Century Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Russian Faceted Seawater Blue Aquamarine Rounds. CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Aquamarine Rounds. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Diameter: 3mm. Depth: 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.23 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the ancient Persian. Greek, and Roman worlds, mariners believed that aquamarine held the essence and spirit of the sea. Wearing this stone as a talisman was believed to protect from adversities at sea, prevent sea sickness, and promote courage and a strong will, and to quicken the intellect. Here are two gorgeous, light blue aquamarine semi-precious gemstones from Siberia, the Ural Mountains of Russia. The color and clarity of pale blue ... moreseawater, gorgeous, vibrant, and delicately hued, these striking gemstones are of good quality and possess breathtaking luster. These gemstones were hand crafted and faceted by a 19th century Russian artisan, part of an heritage renown for the production of the elaborate gemstones and jewelry of the Czars of Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian Russia. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a"brilliant cut" round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. The appearance is very much like brilliant diamonds with just a tinge of blue. Closely related to emerald. Aquamarine is one of the less common, and more costly semi-precious gemstones. Good quality aquamarine is in short supply and can be very costly. However the Ural Mountains of Siberia, Russia have been producing aquamarine for centuries. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstone have been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered a detriment. Unlike today's computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of gemstones
1800s Europe Age of Rococo Louis V VI Art Porcelain Abbeys Altars Aestheticism
The Age of Rococo by Terisio Pignatti. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 157 pages. Publisher: Cameo/ Paul Hamlyn; 1969) The first half of the eighteenth century is perhaps the most exquisitely stylish period in European art. This was the time of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. Of Watteau’s“fetes galantes” and Tiepolo’s allegories; of Sevres and Meissen porcelain, or Oeben’s and Riesener’s furniture. The Rococo was an aristocratic style, and one after another of the courts of Europe followed the lead of Versailles until Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, Austria, Italy, and Spain had all taken it up. Delicate. Swirling, feminine and frivolous, it was to be felt in all the arts, from the splendid architecture of the Zwinger in Dresden or the Wurzburg Residenz, to a pair of Nymphenburg porcelain lovers. The elegant vitality of the Rococo style ... moreis marvelously brought out in the illustrations while Pignatti’s absorbing text describes the arts throughout Europe’s most exuberant period. CONDITION: Lightly read hardcover w/dustjacket. Cameo/Paul Hamlyn(1969) 157 pages. Light edgewear and rubbing to dustjacket. Including a couple of tiny(1/4 inch) closed edge tears which have been neatly repaired and are almost indiscernible. Pages are ever-so-slightly, faintly yellowed at the edges, but otherwise are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, and tightly bound. White cloth covers are clean and without blemish. Satisfaction guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER. PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: It is widely held that the first half of the 18th century covers the period of the Rococo style. This period of history is extremely complex. Far-reaching political and social revolutions were taking place. And philosophers, scientists, and artists brought their ideas to maturity in France, Italy, Germany, the Low Countries, England, and Spain. The eighteenth century is also
Antique 19thC ½ct Spinel England’s Black Prince “Ruby” British Crown Jewels Gem
Antique Handcrafted Genuine Natural Russian Half Carat(Plus) Faceted Bright Lavender-Pink Semi-Precious Spinel Gemstone Oval. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Faceted Lavender-Pink Spinel Oval. ORIGIN: Chelyabinsk Oblast. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 6mm. Width: 4mm. Depth: 3mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.56 carats. NOTES: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: Often mistaken for ruby or sapphire in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Many of the so-called"rubies" and“sapphires” in Europe's crown jewels ... moreare actually spinel. One of history’s most famous gemstones is a spinel known as the Black Prince's“Ruby” a magnificent 170-carat red spinel that currently adorns the Imperial State Crown in the British Crown Jewels. Long believed to be a ruby, this gem was once owned by the Arabian Emirs, who were the rulers of Granada(present-day Spain) In the 14th century, Pedro the Cruel, the king of Castile, under the pretext of negotiations, drew into ambush the Emir Abu Said and ruthlessly murdered him and took the gemstone. The gemstone was given to England’s Edward the Black Prince, heir to the British throne, in return for military service putting down an insurrection raised against Pedro the Cruel. King Henry V then wore the gemstone on his battle helmet during the battle of Azincourt in 1415 A.D. King Richard III of England, the last of the Plantagenet dynasty, wore the same helmet during the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 A.D. where he was killed. Looking like a very delicately colored pastel hued lavender-pink sapphire. One instantly knows it is not merely iolite or amethyst due to the tremendous brilliance and flash of the gemstone. Is it corundum, sapphire or ruby? It ha
19thC Antique 1ct Star Sapphire Roman Persian Sorcery
Antique Genuine Natural Burmese One Carat Navy Blue Star Sapphire Pear with Perfect Star. CLASSIFICATION: Cabochon Navy Blue Star Sapphire Pear. ORIGIN: Mogok. Burma(present day Myanmar) 19th Century. SIZE: Length: 7mm. Width: 5mm. Depth: 2mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 0.92 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: In the world of the ancient Mediterranean(including the Greeks. Romans, Persians, Hebrews, and the various Indo-European Celtic tribes) priests and sorcerers honored the sapphire above all other gems, believing that sapphire enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Sapphires have been since ancient times one of the most highly valued of all gemstones, and references to the gemstone date back to about 800 B.C. Here's ... morea truly spectacular, gorgeous, richly colored natural navy blue sapphire precious gemstone from Mogok, Burma. The gemstone was hand shaped and polished into this very beautiful oval cabochon by a 19th century Russian artisan for use in domestic jewelry. The result is an exquisite and incredibly richly colored precious gemstone with lots of depth and gorgeous tone. Known as a"star" sapphire because of an optical effect known as an"asterism" oriented crystal inclusions cause this six-rayed-star light effect(the asterism) to form on the surface of these beautiful precious gemstones. Star sapphires have been produced in Mogok, Burma in limited quantities for centuries. They are perhaps 100 times as rare as an ordinary sapphire. The highest quality specimens will be more transparent, lower quality specimens more opaque. Higher quality gemstones will exhibit a more pronounced asterism, lower quality specimens will not. Lower quality specimens will be heavily included, higher quality specimens will have fewer, smaller inclusions. Good quality blue star sapphires are in high demand, and can be quite costly, consequentially, many of the star sapphires sold at retai
18thC Antique 4ct Rose Quartz Roman-Assyrian Love Gem Sterling Ring
Antique 18th Century Genuine Natural Four and One-Quarter Carat Hand Crafted/Polished Indian Rose Quartz Semi-Precious Gemstone Oval. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Polished Indian Rose Quartz Cabochon. ORIGIN: 18th century India. SIZE: Length: 14mm. Width: 10mm. Depth(Thickness) 4mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 4.21 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: For the ancient Assyrians and Romans rose quartz was a traditional gift expressing love or affection. Here’s a very nice quality 18th century antique hand crafted/shaped/polished ... morebright rose quartz semi-precious gemstone from India. This is an exceptionally nice specimen. A beautiful, pastel, delicate rose colored gemstone. Rose Quartz gemstones and jewelry were extremely popular throughout the ancient Mediterranean, and maintained its immense popularity through Renaissance and into Victorian Europe. During the Roman Empire carnelian, closely related to rose quartz, was widely used to carve cameos and signet/intaglio rings. The Romans acquired their taste for both carnelian and rose quartz from the Phoenicians, who traded extensively in both forms of quartz. As well rose quartz was also an important trade good in ancient India. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver. We do have the ability to have the ring sent out for resizing if requested. Additionally, if preferred, the mounting is also available in 14kt solid gold. Since before recorded history evidence suggests that various forms of quartz(including rose quartz. Amethyst, carnelian, and aventurine) were amongst the most favored
18thC Antique 5 1/4ct Rose Quartz Roman-Assyrian Love Gemstone
Antique 18th Century Genuine Natural Five and One-Quarter Carat Hand Crafted/Polished Indian Rose Quartz Semi-Precious Gemstone Oval. CLASSIFICATION: Polished Indian Rose Quartz Cabochon. ORIGIN: 18th century India. SIZE: Length: 14mm. Width: 10mm. Depth(Thickness) 5mm. Measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 5.15 carats. NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: For the ancient Assyrians and Romans rose quartz was a traditional gift expressing love or affection. Here’s a very nice quality 18th century antique hand crafted/shaped/polished bright rose quartz semi-precious gemstone from India. This is an exceptionally nice specimen. A beautiful, pastel, delicate rose colored gemstone. Rose Quartz gemstones and jewelry were extremely popular throughout the ancient Mediterranean, ... moreand maintained its immense popularity through Renaissance and into Victorian Europe. During the Roman Empire carnelian, closely related to rose quartz, was widely used to carve cameos and signet/intaglio rings. The Romans acquired their taste for both carnelian and rose quartz from the Phoenicians, who traded extensively in both forms of quartz. As well rose quartz was also an important trade good in ancient India. Since before recorded history evidence suggests that various forms of quartz(including rose quartz. Amethyst, carnelian, and aventurine) were amongst the most favored gemstones for at least the past 10,000 years. This particular specimen is of very nice quality, very beautiful, and is gemstone quality. However close examination of the gemstone reveals that the gemstone has been hand shaped and hand finished. The slight irregularities which are the hallmark of a handcrafted gemstone are generally regarded as appealing to most gemstone collectors, and is not considered detrimental. Unlike today’s computer controlled machine finished gemstones, the cut and finish of a gemstone such as this is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antiqu
2 Antique 19thC Garnets Celtic Greek Roman Blood Amulet Gemstones
Two Antique Genuine Natural Russian One-Third Carat Faceted Blood Red Garnet Rounds. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. SIZE: Approximate Diameter: 4mm. WEIGHT: Approximately 0.61 carats(the pair) NOTES: Upon request we can set your gemstones as a ring. Pendant, or as earrings(click for more information) DETAIL: The ancients also believed that a garnet could give its wearer guidance in the night. Allowing them to see when others could not. Due to its red color, ancient cultures including the Celts, Greeks, and Romans also associated it with blood, and thus garnet was thought to stop bleeding or bloodshed between enemies. Garnet was also worn for protection when traveling, and according to Jewish mythology, a giant garnet provided interior lighting for Noah's Ark. These gemstones were hand crafted by a 19th century Russian ... moreartisan. The faceted cut is a coarse precursor to what eventually became known in the industry as a“brilliant cut” round, the contemporary finish generally given to round diamonds. These lustrous semi-precious gemstones possess a rich, velvety, regal, blood red hue. They are extremely attractive gemstones, of very special character and remarkable color and texture. Highly favored by the royal houses of Renaissance Europe, they were considered noble in nature, and in some countries ownership was restricted to royalty and others of high birth. This particular variety of garnet is known as“pyrope” and is especially favored for its dark, blood red tones. They are truly gorgeously colored brilliant semi-precious gemstones. The trained eye will easily discern from the photo that the gemstones have been hand-faceted. The coarseness of the 19th century faceting is considered appealing to most gemstone collectors. And is not considered a detriment. Unlike today's computer controlled machine processes, the cut and finish of gemstones such as these is the legacy of an artisan who lived two centuries ago. Such antique hand-faceted gemstones possess much greater character and appeal
Colorful Antique 19thC 2 1/3ct Coarse Tourmaline Gemstone Sterling Ring
Antique Genuine Natural Russian Two and One-Third Carat Antique Brightly Colored Primitively Cut Round Tourmaline. Contemporary High Quality Sterling Silver Ring(Size 7– Resizing Available) CLASSIFICATION: Coarse Tourmaline Cabochon. ORIGIN: The Ural Mountains. Russia. 19th Century. Chain and pendant setting contemporary. SIZE: Diameter: 8mm. Thickness: 4mm. All measurements approximate. WEIGHT: 2.31 carats. NOTE: Resizing is available. 14kt solid gold setting is also available. NOTE: If you would like only the gemstone. And not the setting, we can dismount the gemstone and offer you the gemstone without the setting. Just let us know, and yes, we’ll discount the price by the cost of the setting. DETAIL: You’ll likely never. Ever see a gemstone as unique as this. A very large brightly colored and textured tourmaline gemstone from Siberia, ... morethe Ural Mountains of Russia. Gorgeous, vibrant, and brilliantly hued, this striking gemstone possesses breathtaking luster and exceptional tone. This very large gemstone was primitively hand shaped and polished into this very beautiful coarse round cabochon by a 19th century Russian artisan. This lustrous semi-precious gemstone possesses a bright and colorful character. It is a nice quality tourmaline by 19th century standards. The gemstone would be more or less transparent except for the fact that it is so thick. Given the thick cut, it is more toward translucent than transparent. By today’s standards it is not a high quality tourmaline– though its size makes it nonetheless extraordinary. But by 19th century standards, this was a very desirable and expensive gemstone. To casual observation if seems simply a very large, beautiful, quite extraordinarily colored tourmaline. But of course very close scrutiny, especially under high magnification, will reveal lots of sins. The setting is of contemporary origin. It is a high quality setting manufactured by one of the USA’s leading semi-custom mount producers. It is constructed of solid sterling silver. We do have the ability
100AD Ancient Rome 29¼ct Carnelian Evil Eye Talisman 4 Courage Strength Virility
Beautiful. Colorful 29 Carat Ancient Roman Semi-Precious Carnelian Gemstone Polished Pendant. CLASSIFICATION: Hand carved and finished tapered tubular octagonal-shaped orange carnelian(quartz) semi-precious gemstone pendant. Mounted onto 60 millimeter(24 inch) contemporary 14kt gold electroplated chain ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Thracia) 1st Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Weight: 29.22 carats. Diameter: 9 to 10 millimeters. Length: 34 1/2 millimeters. Chain: Contemporary gold electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold as well as a bronze-toned copper chain. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is gold electroplate, 24 inches. For a more authentic ... moretouch, we also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. CONDITION: Very good. Sound integrity. Minor scratches and scuffs consistent with use and then burial in soil. One chip. DETAIL: This is a nicely preserved genuine carnelian gemstone hand-carved and finished into a bead/pendant sometime in the 1st century A.D. in Roman Provincial Thracia. As you can see. It is a rather uncommon pendant; a highly polished, tapered octagonal tube. One can almost imagine a bored artisan, tired of the same old faceted or polished sphere, trying his hand at something new, anything other than the typical polished or faceted sphere so common to the Roman world of the first century. As can be seen, a portion of the pendant was chipped off one end. Probably while worn by the original Roman citizen who owned it, it was damaged, most likely by being dropped or being dashed against something. Really, the little bit of damage does not detract from its beauty, it really only reinforces its authenticity and antiquity. Carnelian gemstones and jewelry were very popular throughout the Roman Empire. And carnelian was widely used to carve cameos and signet/intaglio rings. Since bef
100AD Ancient Roman 15½ct Agate Gem of Greek Black Sea Pontus King Mithradates
Colorful 16 Carat Ancient Roman Semi-Precious Banded Agate Gemstone Pendant. Roman Provincial Thracia. 1st Century A.D. Weight: 15.65 carats. Length: 16 millimeters. Diameter: 11 millimeters. Chain: Contemporary gold electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold as well as a bronze-toned copper chain. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is gold electroplate, 24 inches. For a more authentic touch, we also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. Agate is probably named after its ancient source. The Achates River in Sicily, though some ancient historians believe that the word agate is derived from the Greek word"Agateес" meaning happy. ... moreA famous collection of four thousand agate bowls was accumulated by Mithradates, king of Pontus(an area along the Black Sea of present-day Turkey which was colonized by Hellenic Greeks) is illustrative of the high value the ancient world had for agate. Agate bowls were also popular in the Byzantine Empire, and vast collections of agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance. Hand-shaped into a tapered oblong and drilled for use as a pendant circa 1st century in the Roman Province of Thracia(present-day Bulgaria and Serbia) This piece is a genuine banded agate gemstone. It is in good condition, not cracked, chipped, broken or repaired. Of course, it was buried for almost two thousand years, so there are minor scratches and scuffs. Agate gemstones like this one were extremely popular throughout the Roman Empire and earlier the Greeks, Phoenicians, Sumerians and Egyptians fashioned adornments from agate. Archeology suggests that quartz agate was favored in this way as long as 10,000 years ago. Agates were formed millions of years ago when gas bubbles occurred in volcanic rocks or lava. Silica laden water seeped into the bubbles, coagulated into a gel a
HUGE NEW Ancient Earrings 600+ Pix Jewelry Egypt Rome Greece Byzantine Medieval
Earrings: From Antiquity to the Present by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 224 pages. Publisher: Thames and Hudson; 1990) ISBN: 0500014930. There is an inexplicable magic about earrings. Unmatched by any other kind of jewelry. Uniquely, they move with a life of their own, voluptuous yet pure, cold yet provocative. Earrings have been worn since prehistoric times; ancient civilizations offered earrings to their goddesses, and today they remain the most demanding and rewarding exercises of the jeweler's art. Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, both experts from Sotheby's, are themselves under the spell of earrings, and their erudition does not disguise that this book is as much a romance as a fine piece of art-historical research. The authors relate how the fashion of wearing precious earrings ... morespread from ancient Egypt to the Classical Greek and Roman worlds to Byzantium. Techniques in the cutting of gemstones and diamonds. Perfected in the eighteenth century, allowed earring design to evolve towards its most stylish and glamorous. Extraordinary and imaginative revivals of Classical and Roman motifs are here. The opulence of exquisitely crafted creations of gold and precious stones, the bold lines of Art Deco, and a rich proliferation of modern designs, from the most traditional to the most innovative, created by leading European and American designers. The book covers every period and style up to the present. The great names among designers and international jewelry houses; Cartier. Boucheron, Mellerio, Van Cleef& Arpels, Verdura, Andrew Grima, Merina B. David Webb, Harry Winston, Graff and Bulgari, are all represented in dazzling displays of precious and semi-precious earrings. Illustrations range from Rococo flowers and long, heavy girondoles thick with diamonds and emeralds to chaste Neoclassical disks and the delicate nodding sprays of the late nineteenth century. A wide-ranging study that will be a rich source of inspiration and delight for collectors,
Antique 18thC ½ct Tourmaline 14ktGF Ancient Mythology Medieval Dutch Rainbow Gem
Antique Genuine Natural Handcrafted Siberian(Russian) One-Half Carat Aquamarine Blue-Green Oval Cut Tourmaline. Contemporary 14kt Gold Fill Pendant Hand Cut and Polished Tourmaline Oval of 18th Century Russian Origin. Length: 6mm. Width: 4mm. Depth: 2mm. Weight: 0.47 carats. Chain: Contemporary gold electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold as well as a bronze-toned copper chain. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is gold electroplate, 24 inches. For a more authentic touch, we also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. In ancient mythology. Tourmaline was found in all colors because it traveled along a rainbow and gathered all the rainbow's ... morecolors. In fact the name tourmaline comes from the Dutch traders who purchased gemstones from the Celanese(i.e. Ceylon or Sri Lanka) The word"turmali, meant"mixed" and the bright rainbow collections of gemstone varieties which the Dutch purchased were called"turmali" parcels. Here's an extraordinarily colored blue-green(aquamarine" 18th century Siberian tourmaline, hand cut into an oval cabochon and possessed of breathtaking hue and luster. The Southern Ural Mountains of Siberia have been producing quality tourmaline for centuries. Though by today’s standards not of exceptionally high quality, it is translucent and of vibrant color. In its time however, it was doubtless highly prized, though under magnification and close scrutiny it evidences numerous forgivable sins considering its age and the fact that it is hand cut and polished. Here, it is magnified 300 percent, so as stated every flaw simply screams its nature, though to the casual observer such blemishes are minimal. Were we less than forthright, we’d show it to you life-size. But the value in this piece is not in the value of the gemstone, but in the legacy of the 18th centur
AD400 Roman Thrace Teardrop Shape Zig-Zag Lightening Bolt Engraved Ring Size 5
Size 5 Genuine Ancient Teardrop(Ivy Leaf) Shaped Engraved Roman Bronze Ring 400 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring with Engraved Geometric Design on Teardrop(Ivy Leaf) Shaped Bezel. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Thracia) Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 5(U.S. Bezel: 13mm(height) 11mm(height) 3mm(thickness) Fixed Width 3mm Band. Overall Measurements: 21mm* 19mm(outer diameter) 17mm* 16mm(inner diameter) Weight: 3.49 grams. CONDITION: Excellent! Completely intact. Moderately light wear consistent with occasional use, and little porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: An especially nice crafted and well preserved ancient Roman bronze ring circa 350-400 A.D. As you can see. The design is simple, but elegant. The"bezel" or center part ... moreof this ring is a very elegant teardrop shape, probably intended to be in the shape of an ivy leaf. The bezel itself is decorated with a zig-zag pattern which is probably nothing more than an abstract geometric pattern, which was a quite popular theme in late Imperial Rome. The engraving does bear a resemblance to a Roman depiction of a lightening bolt, which was shield(scutum) emblem used by a number of Roman Legions, including the infamous Tenth. The tenth, which fought for Julius Caesar, also was used to put down the revolt in Judea. However as much as the engraving looks like a lightening bolt to contemporary eyes, the Roman depiction of a lightening bolt was stylistically a little bit different. So this is probably merely a pleasing geometric design, quite handsome nonetheless. The construction of the ring is of the more archaic style where the bands and bezel are crafted separately and then attached. The workmanship is quite competent however– it is very difficult to ascertain that the bands and bezel are not of one-piece construction. Despite the archaic style. The craftsmanship is not in the slightest crude. The bezel is quite sturdy, a whopping three
AD200 Engraved Roman Pannonia Hungary Sz6 Ring + 19thC Antique 2½ct Russia Agate
Very Elegant and Bold Size 6 Genuine Ancient Roman Bronze Ring 300 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring with Gemstone Bezel. Antique Handcrafted Nineteenth Century Siberian Agate Semi-Precious Gemstone. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Provincial Pannonia– present-day Hungary) Third or Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 6(U.S. Diameter: 20mm* 16mm(overall dimensions excluding gemstone) 18mm* 15mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 16mm(length) 9mm(height) 2mm(thickness– excluding gemstone) Gemstone: 10mm(breadth) 8mm(height) 4mm(thickness) 2.46 carats(approximate weight) Tapered Width Band: 8mm(at bezel) 6mm(at sides) 1 1/4mm(at back) Weight: 2.54 grams(without gemstone) CONDITION: Excellent. Entirely intact, evidencing only moderate wear and moderately light porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) ... moreProfessionally conserved. DETAIL: A handsome. Nicely constructed Roman bronze ring with very bold and handsome features. The ring sports a large bezel which at one time held a large gemstone. The ring was not actually recovered with the gemstone intact, however usually this style of bronze ring was set either with a glass gemstone(glass was quite costly in the ancient Roman world) or with some form of quartz crystal; i.e. clear quartz, orange quartz(carnelian” or purple quartz(amethyst” The ring is heavy and rugged, and much like a contemporary ring, of one-piece construction. The more archaic rings produced by Roman artisans were characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed to the shank in order to assemble the ring. This ring though heavy and somewhat brutish in appearance. Nonetheless has almost an almost“minimalist” contemporary flavor, the design literally“timeless” The Romans had a number of different adhesives they used, some of the most common being resin and bitumen. However these adhesives generally eventually failed, and it is qui
AD300 Roman Moesia (Bulgaria) Sz7 Ring + Antique 19thC 3¾ct Orange Carnelian Gem
Very Elegant Size 7 Genuine Ancient Roman Bronze Ring 300 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring. Antique Handcrafted Nineteenth Century Orange Carnelian Semi-Precious Gemstone. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Provincial Moesia– present-day Bulgaria) Third or Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 7(U.S. Diameter: 21 1/2mm* 18mm(outer dimensions excluding gemstone) 18 1/2mm*17mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 16mm(breadth) 10 1/2mm(height) 1 1/2mm(thickness) excluding gemstone. Gemstone: 12mm(breadth) 10mm(height) 5mm(thickness) 3.78 carats(approximate weight) Tapered Width Band: 9 1/2mm(at bezel) 7mm(at sides) 4mm(at back) Weight: 4.45 grams(without gemstone) CONDITION: Excellent! Relatively intact(repaired fractured band) Relatively light wear consistent with modest usage in the ancient world, moderately light porosity(surface ... morepitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A nicely styled Roman bronze ring of with a raised. Six-sided platform bezel, of a bold size and character, which originally held a gemstone. In addition to the quite fancy six-sided bezel, you might notice that the perimeter of the bezel is accentuated with a punch-dot border as well. The punch-dot technique was already thousands of years old, used in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Minoan Crete millennia earlier as a decorative element on items of personal adornment. The ring was not actually recovered with the gemstone intact, however usually this style of bronze ring was set either with a glass gemstone(glass was quite costly) or with some form of quartz crystal; i.e. clear quartz(rock crystal” orange quartz(carnelian” or purple quartz(amethyst” or oftentimes lapis lazuli. The ring is of heavy and durable one-piece construction. Much like a contemporary ring. The more archaic rings produced by Roman artisans were characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was
AD223 Silver Roman Denari Coin Emperor Severus Alexander Goddess of Peace “Pax”
Silver Roman Denarius of Emperor Severus Alexander with Goddess(of Peace) Pax” 223 A.D. OBVERSE INSCRIPTION: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG. OBVERSE DEPICTION: The head of Severus Alexander. Right, draped, laureate crown(laurel wreath) REVERSE INSCRIPTION: PAX AETERNA AVG. REVERSE DEPICTION: The“Goddess” Pax enrobed and diademed. Standing with sceptre in one hand and olive branch in the other. ATTRIBUTION: City of Rome Mint 223 A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 20 millimeters. Weight: 2.21 grams. NOTE: Coin is mounted free of charge into your choice of pendant settings(shown in sterling silver pendant) And includes a sterling silver chain in your choice of 16" 18" or 20" length, details below or click) We can reverse coin in mounting if you prefer opposite side showing front. DETAIL: This is a very handsome and somewhat uncommon ... moresilver denarius produced in the imperial city of Rome itself. Sometime during the year 223 A.D. The coin is in very good condition, only very light wear from circulation in ancient Rome, the legends and themes very clear and distinct. It was well struck both front and back, and an exceptionally well-centered strike at that on a very generous flan. Unlike most coins of the era, the strike caught the entirely of both the legends and the themes, and this is applicable to both the obverse as well as the reverse. It is without a doubt an exceptional and superior strike. The obverse of the coin depicts the head of Roman Emperor Severus Alexander, depicted draped and with laureate crown; and the legend“IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG” M AVR SEV ALEXAND” of course refers to the Emperor’s full name. Marcus Aurelis Severus Alexander. The“M” is obviously the initial for“Marcus” AVR” is short for“Aurelian” V” as there is no“U” in Roman Latin. SEV” is short for“Severus” and these abbreviations are followed by“ALEXAND” short for“Alexander” The“IMP” preface to his name is an abbreviation for“Imperator” Imperator was originally a title or acclamation awarded to victori
145AD Roman Silver Denarius Coin Empress Faustina Jr Goddess of Hope Spes Flower
Silver Roman Denarius of Empress Faustina the Younger Wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius(of“Gladiator” Fame) with the Goddess(of Hope and Prosperity) Spes” Greek“Elpis” 145-161 A.D. OBVERSE INSCRIPTION: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. OBVERSE DEPICTION: The bust of Empress Faustina. Draped, hair pined into a bun. REVERSE INSCRIPTION: AVGVSTI PII FIL. REVERSE DEPICTION: The Goddess Spes standing. Enrobed, holding the hem of her robe with one hand, a flower in the other hand. ATTRIBUTION: City of Rome Mint between 145 and 161 A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 16*15 millimeters. Weight: 2.71 grams. NOTE: Coin is mounted free of charge into your choice of pendant settings(shown in sterling silver pendant) And includes a sterling silver chain in your choice of 16" 18" or 20" length, details below or click) For a more authentic touch. We also have ... moreavailable handcrafted Greek black leather cords. We can reverse coin in mounting if you prefer opposite side showing front. DETAIL: This is a very handsome. Fairly rare silver denarius produced in the city of Rome itself sometime between 145 and 161 A.D. It is in very good condition, evidencing only moderate wear from circulation in ancient Rome, but the legends and themes remain clear and distinct. It was well struck both front and back the result a little oblong. As a result of the oblong strike, the coin is just a little undersized, too small to catch the entire strike. The entirety of the theme(the“pictures” is present, but a portion of the Latin legends are lost. But on the other hand, it is a fairly thick coin in very high relief, almost as if it were ancient Greek coin. On the whole it is without a doubt a superior strike, the slightly undersized nature being more than made up by the thickness of the coin and the height of the relief. The obverse of the coin depicts bust of the Empress Faustina“the Younger” Daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius(the elderly emperor of Hollywood’s“Gladiator) mother of future Emperor Commo
AD400 Large Handsome Ancient Roman Moesia (Bulgaria Serbia) Bronze Band Size 8½
Very Bold. Handsome Size 8 1/2 Genuine Ancient Roman/Early Medieval Bronze Finger Band With Oval Bezel. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring/Band. ATTRIBUTION: Late Eastern Roman Empire(Moesia) Fifth or Sixth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 8 1/2(U.S. Diameter: 20 1/2mm* 20mm(outer dimensions) 19mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 20mm(height) 19mm(breadth) Fixed Width 3 1/2mm Band. Weight: 1.43 grams. CONDITION: Very good. Completely intact, moderately light wear, very light porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A substantial. Well constructed Roman bronze band with very masculine and handsome features. The construction is that of a simple band clearly cut from flat bronze stock, it has the look of hammered bronze. Obviously as you can see it is a little more than ... morea simple band, as it does incorporate a large oval bezel, all part of the same piece of bronze. It also features overlapping bands at the back, which at the time it was created would have formed an“adjustable” ring. However ancient metal tends to crystallize and become inflexible, and though the ring was“adjustable” when it was originally created, fifteen or sixteen centuries later the ring size is pretty much fixed, there’s little“flex” left in the bronze bands. Very simple. Rather uncommon to the time, the ring remains in very good condition. Rather than the more archaic style of producing band and bezel separately and then attaching them together, this ring is constructed of a single piece of bronze, albeit cut from flat, hammered bronze sheet rather than molded from molten bronze. In a way, this accentuates the ring’s timeless design and modern flavor. There are clear indications that the ring was worn during an ancient lifetime long past. However this should not be a source for disappointment. You must keep in mind that the ring was produced by an artisan and sold to a patron or consumer with the idea that the ring would be enjoyed and worn by the
AD400 Roman Thrace Bulgaria Engraved Intaglio Bronze Ring Sz7 Grain Galley Ship
Size 6 3/4 Genuine Ancient Engraved Roman Bronze Ring 5th Century A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring with Engraved Intaglio Bezel. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Thracia) 5th Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 6 3/4(U.S. Bezel: 11mm(breadth) 9mm(height) Fixed Width 2 1/2mm Band. Diameter: 19 1/2mm*18mm(outer diameter) 18mm*17mm(inner diameter) Weight: 1.15 grams. CONDITION: Superb! Completely intact. Very light wear consistent with occasional use. Very little porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: An exceptionally well preserved bronze intaglio ring circa 1st century A.D. bearing remarkable workmanship and demonstrating the technique of reverse intaglio carving. There are several photo enlargements of the intaglio bezel below. And you can see the technique ... moreused in this remarkable and ancient art form. An intaglio ring was used to press the wearer's"seal" into lead, clay, or wax, leaving an impression created by the ring's bezel. Though oftentimes the carved intaglio seal might be in the form of a gemstone such as carnelian, carved and then mounted onto a ring; frequently the intaglio seal was created by simply carving into a metal bezel– such as is the case here. Rather than in relief, the image was created recessed, and everything had to be carved in mirror image so that when a piece of clay or wax was impressed with the seal, the image would be“right side out” The recessed engraving here seems to be that of one of the sailing vessels(a cargo galley) which Rome used to transport grain from Alexandria to Rome. And other commodities throughout the Mediterranean. Close examination of the metal work(see below) reveals a remarkable illustration of the technique. One of the images directly below is a very large blow-up of the bezel– which can be viewed for detail. As you can see, several holes are drilled into the material(whether it be gemstone or metal) to provide a starting point for the engravers
AD300 Ancient Roman Thrace (Bulgaria) Ring Sz6 + Antique 19thC 3ct Lapis Lazuli
Very Elegant Size 6 Genuine Ancient Roman Bronze Ring 300 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring. Antique Handcrafted Nineteenth Century Lapis Lazuli Semi-Precious Gemstone from Afghanistan. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Provincial Thracia– present-day Bulgaria) Third or Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 6(U.S. Diameter: 20 1/2mm* 19mm(outer dimensions excluding gemstone) 17 1/2mm* 16mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 13 1/2mm(breadth) 10 1/2mm(height) 2mm(thickness) excluding gemstone. Gemstone: 9mm(breadth) 8mm(height) 3 1/2mm(thickness) 3.12 carats(approximate weight) Tapered Width Band: 9mm(at bezel) 6mm(at sides) 3mm(at back) Weight: 4.79 grams(without gemstone) CONDITION: Excellent! Completely intact. Very light wear consistent with occasional usage in the ancient world, moderately light porosity(surface pitting ... morecaused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A nicely styled Roman bronze ring of with a raised. Six-sided platform bezel, of a bold proportions and character, which originally held a gemstone. In addition to the quite fancy six-sided bezel, you might notice that the perimeter of the bezel is accentuated with a punch-dot border as well. The punch-dot technique was already thousands of years old, used in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Minoan Crete millennia earlier as a decorative element on items of personal adornment. The ring was not actually recovered with the gemstone intact, however usually this style of bronze ring was set either with a glass gemstone(glass was quite costly) or with some form of quartz crystal; i.e. clear quartz(rock crystal” orange quartz(carnelian” or purple quartz(amethyst” or oftentimes lapis lazuli. The ring is of heavy and durable one-piece construction. Much like a contemporary ring. The more archaic rings produced by Roman artisans were characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed
AD300 Roman Epirus (Albania) Ring Sz4¾ + Antique 19thC Yemen Mahogany Obsidian
Very Elegant Size 4 3/4 Genuine Ancient Roman Bronze Ring 200 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring. Antique Handcrafted Nineteenth Century Russian Crafted Yemeni Mahogany Obsidian Semi-Precious Gemstone. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Provincial Eprius– present-day Albania) Second or Third Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 5(U.S. Diameter: 18mm(outer dimensions) 15mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 11mm(breadth) 8mm(height) 2mm(thickness– excluding gemstone) Tapered Width Band: 4 1/2mm(at bezel) 2 1/2mm(at sides) 2 1/2mm(at back) Gemstone: 9mm(breadth) 7mm(height) 2 1/2mm(thickness) 1.01 carats(approximate weight) Weight: 0.62 grams(excluding gemstone) CONDITION: Very good. Intact, moderately light wear, mild porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A handsome. ... moreNicely constructed Roman bronze ring with understated but very elegant features. The ring sports a large bezel which at one time held a gemstone, probably originally carnelian(orange colored quartz) or perhaps lapis lazuli, amethyst, or quartz crystal. However it is not possible to determine the type of gemstone the ring originally possessed as it was recovered without a gemstone. The ring possesses a large oval concave bezel which forms a“cup” for an oval gemstone. The ring is fairly light in construction, of one-piece construction much like a contemporary ring. The more archaic rings produced by Roman artisans were characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed to the shank in order to assemble the ring. This ring has almost modern styling, the design literally“timeless” The Romans had a number of different adhesives they used. Some of the most common being resin and bitumen. However one characteristic that they all had in common is that sooner or later, they tended to fail. Consequentially ancient“gemstone” rings are typically unearthed without the gemst
AD300 Ancient Roman Provincial Pannonia (Hungary) Faux Gemstone Bronze Ring Sz6
Handsome. Elegant Size 6 Genuine Ancient Roman Bronze Ring 300 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Provincial Pannonia– present-day Hungary) Third or Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 6(U.S. Diameter: 21mm* 18 1/2mm(outer diameter) 17 1/2mm* 17mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 9mm breadth* 8mm height* 3 1/2mm thickness. Fixed Width 2mm Band. Weight: 1.87 grams. CONDITION: Very good. Completely intact, moderately light wear, light porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) misshapen bands. Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A handsome. Nicely constructed Roman bronze ring with understated but very elegant features. The ring sports a round, gumdrop” bezel which was probably intended to give the impression of a gemstone; or at least to suggest a gemstone. Of course ... moreno-one would have mistaken it for a gemstone ring, but this type of“faux gemstone” style ring was very popular in ancient Rome, even into Middle Ages Byzantium. The construction is of the more archaic style, characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed to the shank in order to assemble the ring. This as opposed to the more modern style of construction prevalent in the following centuries whereby the bands and bezel are integrated(fashioned from a single piece of metal) The ring evidences light wear. Nothing particularly heavy, however the bands were mangled a bit due to the soil pressure exerted on the ring during the thousand years it was buried. If desired, the ring could be heated and the bands“tweaked” however generally it is better just to leave well enough alone. Though the bands are slightly misshapen, the ring“wears” quite nicely. The fact that the ring evidences some degree of wear from ancient usage should not, however, be a source of disappointment. You must keep in mind that the ring was produced by an artisan and sold to a patron or consumer with the idea that
AD300 Ancient Roman Bithnyia Turkey Sz5¼ Ring + 18thC Antique 2¾ct Siberia Agate
Very Elegant Size 5 1/4 Genuine Ancient Roman Bronze Ring 300 A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring. Antique Handcrafted Nineteenth Century Siberian Agate Semi-Precious Gemstone. ATTRIBUTION: Roman Provincial Bithynia. Bosphorus(present-day Turkey) Third or Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 5 1/4(U.S. Diameter: 21mm* 19mm(outer dimensions excluding gemstone) 16 1/2mm* 15mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 16mm(breadth) 9 1/2mm(height) 1 1/2mm(thickness) excluding gemstone. Gemstone: 10mm(breadth) 8mm(height) 4mm(thickness) 2.66 carats(approximate weight) Tapered Width Band: 8 1/2mm(at bezel) 6 1/2mm(at sides) 3 1/2mm(at back) Weight: 4.14 grams(without gemstone) CONDITION: Excellent! Completely intact. Moderately light wear consistent with occasional usage in the ancient world, moderate porosity(surface pitting caused by ... morecontact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A nicely styled Roman bronze ring of a simple“solitaire” design. With a raised, six-sided platform bezel, of a bold size and character, which originally held a gemstone. The ring was not actually recovered with the gemstone intact, however usually this style of bronze ring was set either with a glass gemstone(glass was quite costly) or with some form of quartz crystal; i.e. clear quartz, orange quartz(carnelian” or purple quartz(amethyst” The ring is of heavy and durable one-piece construction, much like a contemporary ring. The more archaic rings produced by Roman artisans were characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed to the shank in order to assemble the ring. The Romans had a number of different adhesives they used. Some of the most common being resin and bitumen. However one characteristic that they all had in common is that sooner or later, they tended to fail. Consequentially ancient“gemstone” rings are typically unearthed without the gemstone. True to form, this particula
100AD Roman Thrace 14ct Carnelian Gem Ancient Babylon Greece Earthquake Talisman
Beautiful. Colorful Fourteen Carat Ancient Roman Semi-Precious Carnelian Gemstone Polished Pendant. CLASSIFICATION: Hand carved and finished tapered oblong/rectangle-shaped orange carnelian(quartz) semi-precious gemstone pendant. Mounted onto 60 millimeter(24 inch) contemporary 14kt gold electroplated chain ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Thracia) 1st Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Weight: 14.03 carats. Diameter: 20 millimeters. Length: 11 millimeters. Chain: Contemporary gold electroplate 60 centimeters(24 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold as well as a bronze-toned copper chain. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is gold electroplate, 24 inches. For a more authentic ... moretouch, we also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. CONDITION: Very good. Sound integrity. No cracks or major chips. Minor scratches and scuffs consistent with use and then burial in soil. DETAIL: In earthquake-prone lands such as Babylon and Greece. Carnelian served as a talisman of good luck. An ancient saying went, no man who wore a carnelian was ever found in a collapsed house or beneath a fallen wall" Most of the carnelian used for the production of jewelry in the ancient Mediterranean world originated in India. Prior to the beginning of the second millennium B.C. the gemstones would reached the Mediterranean either via the Silk Route(if overland) or if by sea, they would have crossed the Arabian and Red Sea by ship, then overland to Alexandria in Egypt, before being distributed by trade across and around the Mediterranean. By 1700 B.C. the Minoans(of ancient Crete) had established trade routes from Knossos to Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Scandinavia. Carnelian was one of their major trade goods, along with amethyst, lapis lazuli, and gold. This is a nicely preserved genuine carnelian gemstone hand-carved and finished into a pend
200AD Roman Provincial Dacia (Romania) 3 Panel Geometric Engraved Ring Size 6½
Genuine Ancient Engraved Roman Bronze Ring Third Century A.D. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman Bronze Ring with Three Panels of Engraved Geometric Symbols. ATTRIBUTION: Roman Provincial Dacia. Third Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 6 1/2(U.S. Diameter: 19 1/2mm(outer diameter) 17 1/2mm* 17 1/4mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 12 1/2mm(breadth) 8mm(height) 2mm(thickness) Tapered Width Band: 7 1/2mm(at bezel) 4 1/2mm(at sides) 3mm(at back) Weight: 3.34 grams. CONDITION: Very Good! Complete. Moderately light wear consistent with ancient usage. Moderate porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: A well preserved third century A.D. Roman engraved bronze ring from Provincial Dacia. The ring is preserved well. Only lightly worn in antiquity, so the detail is well preserved. As you can ... moresee, the ring is very bold, handsome, and appealing in design. The large, marquise-shaped bezel features a sharply incised design. As you can see there are three engraved panels of engraved symbols, the center most panels being a series of engraved chevrons(V” one fitting inside the next. The center most panel is flanked on both sides by a panel of diagonal hash marks. It’s possible that there is some significance to the pattern, but it is more likely that it was simply a pleasing geometric design which was popular to the era and region. Dots, hash-marks, V” and“X” symbols were often used as design elements with no special significance, and their appearance is oftentimes entirely mundane and ordinary. Regardless. The ring is a wonderful, well-preserved piece of ancient Roman jewelry. It has a beautiful and rich tone, a dark, almost chocolate hue very characteristic of ancient bronze, very handsome. The ring is of one-piece construction, much like a contemporary ring. The more archaic rings produced by Roman artisans were characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed to
AD350 Roman Antioch Pagan Christian Celtic Evil Eye Talisman Child’s Bronze Ring
Size 2 3/4 Genuine Ancient“Evil Eye” Concentric Circles Pattern Roman Pagan/Christian Bronze Ring 350 AD. CLASSIFICATION: Ancient Roman-Celtic Bronze Ring with bezel featuring engraved concentric circles– symbols of both Roman Paganism and ancient Christianity. ATTRIBUTION: Eastern Roman Empire(Antiochia. Syria) Fourth Century A.D. SIZE/MEASUREMENTS: Fits ring size 2 3/4(U.S. Diameter: 17mm x 16mm(outer diameter) 15mm* 14 1/2mm(inner diameter) Bezel: 17 1/2mm(diameter) 1mm(thickness) Fixed(but Irregular) 2 1/2 to 3mm Width Band. Weight: 1.96 grams. Chain: Contemporary bronze tone 48 centimeters(18 inches) A wide variety of other chains are available upon request in sizes from 16 to 30 inches. And in metals ranging from gold and silver electroplate to sterling silver and solid 14kt gold. The default chain(absent contrary instructions) is bronze ... moretone, 18 inches. For a more authentic touch, we also have available handcrafted Greek black leather cords. CONDITION: Very good! Completely intact. Moderately light wear, moderately heavy porosity(surface pitting caused by contact with earth while buried) Professionally conserved. DETAIL: An exceptionally well crafted and intact ancient Roman bronze ring circa 350-400 A.D. The construction is of the more archaic style. Characteristically made in two pieces; an incomplete ring(a“shank” with a separately crafted bezel which was brazed to the shank in order to assemble the ring. This was in contrast to the more“modern” style of construction prevalent in the following centuries whereby the bands and bezel are integrated(fashioned from a single piece of metal) The most outstanding feature to this ring is found in the engraved/punched bezel. Motif od which is laden with symbolism. Note that there are ten punched/engraved concentric circles, or“eyes” The symbolism of such“eyes” found on items of personal adornment arose in very ancient times…much more ancient than the Romans or even their predecessors the Classical Greeks, the Persians, and eve