435. Miniature Pre-Classic Figure Mexico. Ca. 800-400 B.C. 2

435. Miniature Pre-Classic Figure
Mexico.
Ca. 800-400 B.C.
2-1/4”H.
Ex. collection of Jules Berman, (Kahula fame), acquired in the 1950s.
Natural buff solid pottery seated figure with hands held on legs. Wearing a
high hairdo with applied striated front ring, wearing ear spools. Perforated
through the center of the ring for suspension. Scattered surface and mineral deposits, intact.
Est. $200-$300
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:00 A.M.
436. Chupicuaro Pretty Lady Figure
Mexico.
Ca. 400-100 B.C.
3-3/8”H.
Ex. Corinna Reichel collection, NYC., acquired early 1970s.
Solid buff pottery, female figure having large, slanted eyes and a doulbe
lobed hairdo. She holds her hands to her belly, bears exposed genitalia
and wears an applique necklace. Right leg glued, else intact. Lucite cube
base.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:01 A.M.
437. Four Mezcala Heads (4)
Guerrero, Mexico.
Ca. 400 B.C.
2-1/4” to 2-7/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Four different carved hardstone head pendants, all perforated at the top
for suspension. All of various types having simple carved and drilled facial
features. The example with drilled eyes, has scattered edge and chin chips,
otherwise others are intact. All mounted on old wood bases.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:02 A.M.
438. Mezcala Stone Figures (7)
Guerrero, Mexico.
Ca. 400 B.C.
2-3/8” to 4-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of seven carved stone standing figures. The tallest is depicted with
a swollen stomach, probably indicating pregnancy. A medium green-black
speckled hardstone example with round breasts. Together with five additional examples of various types, two having Olmecoid influence. The
largest example has an ancient chip on her right front leg, otherwise all are
intact. Individually mounted on old wooden bases.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:03 A.M.
439. Six Mezcala Carvings (6)
Guerrero, Mexico.
Ca. 400 B.C.
1-1/8”H. to 2-3/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of six various stone carvings including a classic standing figure with
squared shoulders and angular features. Weathered surface otherwise intact. A face pendant with semi-abstract angular features. Perforated for
suspension, intact. Upper portion of a slab figure, holding both hands to
his chin, perforated eyes and mouth. A small penate seated figure, intact.
Fragmentary pendant front having a relief carved face. Finally, a small tooth
shape pendant having a simply carved face. Intact. All individually mounted
on old wood block bases.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:04 A.M.
441. Group of Small Penates and Camawillies (7)
Mexico.
Ca. 400 B.C.
1-7/8”H. to 2-5/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of seven different carved stone figures including five penate types
and two camawillie types. One with some ancient loss to the face, otherwise all are intact. Individually mounted on old wood block bases.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:06 A.M.
440. Group of Small Penate and Camawillie (6)
Mexico.
Ca. 400 B.C.
2”H. to 2-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of six small carved stone figures including a classic type penate
and five additional standing figures. One of the standing figures has some
ancient loss to the left leg, otherwise all are intact. Individually mounted on
old wooden block bases.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:05 A.M.
442. Three Mezcala Jadeite Beaded Necklaces
Guerrero, Mexico.
Ca. 400-100 B.C.
17”, 17” & 18” open.
Private PA. collection, acquired 45 years ago.
Three different single strand necklaces including one composed of fortythree speckled green jadeite beads having a large round bead in the center,
various round and cylindrical beads in graduated sizes. Together with a
necklace composed of thirty speckled green jadeite beads, with larger ball
and tubular examples. Finally, a necklace composed of mostly round carnelian and speckled jadeite beads, interspersed with fourteen silver shell
and floral type pendant beads. All modern strung with silver clasps.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:07 A.M.
443. Large Chupicuaro Polychromed Bowl
Chupicuaro, Mexico.
Ca. 400-100 B.C.
10-1/4”D., 4-7/8”H.
Private midwest collection.
Large pottery polychrome decorated bowl having a wide exterior band of
geometric zigzag decoration. Strong scattered mineral deposits on the surface. Scattered spots of paint loss, mostly on the exterior band and a stabilized hairline in the side wall, otherwise intact.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:08 A.M.
444. Chupicuaro Polychromed Bowl and Chalice (2)
Chupicuaro, Mexico.
Ca. 400-100 B.C.
6-3/4”D., 2-7/8”H. & 5-3/8”D., 4-3/8”H.
Private Midwest collection.
Two polychrome decorated pottery examples including a bowl and a funnel
form footed chalice. Both have exterior bands of zigzag decoration. The
bowl has some glaze loss and chipping on the rim, otherwise intact. The
chalice has several chips on the foot rim, otherwise intact.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:09 A.M.
445. Two Nayarit Figures
Nayarit, Mexico.
Ca. 100 B.C. - 200 A.D.
4-1/2” & 8-1/8”H.
Ex. collection of Dr. Peter Takacs, NY, acquired from Norman Lane, 1980s
- 90s.
Both are hollow orangeware seated figures. The larger exhibits a Chinesco
influence with elongated head, incised ear ornaments, and applied multi
ring type arms. Scattered mineral deposits on the surface. A minor loss to
the arm, otherwise intact. Together with a small seated figure holding her
right arm to the back of her head. Intact.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:10 A.M.
446. Jalisco Figure and Mezcala Monkey (2)
Guerrero and Jalisco, Mexico.
Ca. 400 B.C. - 250 A.D.
6-3/4”H. & 2-1/2”H.
Private PA. collection, acquired 45 years ago.
Including a Mezcala carved black stone seated monkey. Perforated at the
top for suspension. Missing the upper tail curl, otherwise intact. Together
with a Jalisco standing female figure having a white slip surface with a few
scattered traces of red-brown painted details. Loss to the left tip of foot and
left hand reattached, small chips on her left ear, otherwise intact. Glued on
a lucite block base.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:11 A.M.
447. Two Jalisco Pottery Figures
Jalisco, Mexico.
Ca. 100 B.C. - 250 A.D.
8” & 7-1/4”H.
Private Miami collection, ex. Venezuelan collection, acquired 1960s.
Both are hollow pottery examples having short outstretched arms and elongated heads and wearing headdresses. Tan surface ground with painted
reddish-orange details. Both have some minor chips on the headdress
spouts, otherwise intact, overall exc. cond. Custom black lucite bases.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:12 A.M.
449. Nayarit Standing Figure
Ixtlan del Rio, Nayarit, Mexico.
Ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D.
7-1/2”H.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Small red-brown pottery standing male figure wearing a conical hat with a
thick brim, large ear ornaments and a hook type nose ornament. Holding a
rattle and a fan in his hands. Black painted details and highlights, scattered
mineral deposits on the surface. Nose ornament restored and top of fan
reattached, otherwise intact.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:14 A.M.
448. Colima & Partial Michoacan Figure (2)
Colima, Mexico.
Ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D.
5-3/4”H. & 4-1/4”H.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Both are pottery examples including a Colima standing figure holding his
erect penis, wearing a disc type helmet with a chin strap. Some remaining
ocher surface pigment, scattered mineral deposits and root marks. Front tip
of left foot reattached and a chip on the front rim of headdress, otherwise
intact. Together with a Michoacan fragmentary figure wearing an elaborate
necklace and ear ornaments. Missing both lower legs and left arm.
Est. $300-$400
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:13 A.M.
450. Michoacan Decorated Olla
Mexico.
Post-classic, ca. 800-1200 A.D.
5”H.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Small brownware pottery olla intricately decorated with a fine-ine applied
relief decoration depicting seated chiefs and attendants wearing elaborate
costumes and animals. Upper shoulder and necks bands of geometric decoration. A few remaining traces of surface pigment and scattered mineral
deposits. Intact. A lovely example of a rare technique.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:15 A.M.
451. Veracruz Carved Rattling Bowl
Veracruz, Mexico.
Ca. 600-900 A.D.
7-7/8”D. x 3-3/8”H.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Grayware pottery bowl having a flared rim. Decorated with an exterior
carved wide band of stepped elements. Rattle incorporated in the base of
the bowl. A shallow rim flake, otherwise intact.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:16 A.M.
453. Maya Monkey Bowl
Central America.
Ca. 600-900 A.D.
3-1/4”H. x 7”D.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Polychrome decorated pottery bowl depicting a large monkey deity on the
exterior of the bowl, holding a knife in his raised left hand and wearing a
large ear ornament and decorated loincloth. Repaired from approximately
twenty original pieces with old restoration over the breaklines.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:18 A.M.
452. Aztec Standing Chief
Mexico.
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
9”H.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Molded pottery flat type figure depicting a standing chief wearing a tall
feathered headdress, hands raised to his shoulders. Wearing long tassel
type earrings and a triple strand necklace. Some remaining areas of white
surface pigment with scattered deposits. Repaired break under the headdress band with restoration over the breakline, otherwise intact.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:17 A.M.
454. Maya Deity Head
Central America.
Ca. 500-800 A.D.
5-1/2”H. x 5-1/4”W.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Molded pottery monkey deity head wearing a large feathered headdress
decorated with two stylized profile zoomorphic heads. Central monkey deity head having a protruding tongue and fanged toothy mouth. Areas of
scattered mineral deposits on the surface. Double finger tip grips on the
reverse. Intact, exc. cond.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:19 A.M.
455. Ten Ecuadorian Heads (10)
Ecuador.
Ca. 500-1000 A.D.
1-1/2”H. to 3-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of ten assorted pottery heads originally from figures, including eight
human heads an owl head and a monkey head. Most have some light surface weathering and a few with minor imperfections. All are individually
mounted on old wood block bases.
Est. $200-$400
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:20 A.M.
457. Two Stone Hook Claws (2)
Probably Ecuador.
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
6-1/4”W. & 3-7/8”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Two similar carved variegated green stone examples. Both having drilled
perforations near the base of their shanks, for attachment. The larger example has one claw reattached with breakline visible, other example is intact.
Both have old wood block bases.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:22 A.M.
456. Ecuadorian & Colombian Figures and Busts (22)
Tumaco, La Tolita & Jamacoaque cultures.
Ca. 500-1000 A.D.
1-1/8” - 4-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
All are molded pottery figures, busts and fragments, each on a separate old
base mount. Chips, losses and wear on most.
Est. $600-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:21 A.M.
458. Vicus Figural Vessel
Ca. 200 B.C. - 200 A.D.
7-7/8”H., 10”L.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Red-brown pottery lobed figural vessel having an upper strap handle and
lower connection tube. Depicting a figure standing at the front of the vessel holding both hands to his chest. Wearing a pointed headdress with
a central crescent. Orange-brown ground with wide cream stripes across
his face and remains of black resist geometric decoration on his body.
Repaired from approximately six original pieces with restoration over the
breaklines, restored crown tips.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:23 A.M.
459. Two Nazca Vessels
Nazca.
Ca. 0-600 A.D.
4-1/2”H. & 5-1/2”H.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Both are polychrome decorated pottery examples including a head pot
having a relief nose and wearing a tumpline headband, painted facial
decoration. Repaired from approximately seven original pieces with visible breaklines. Together with a spouted olla having a wide flared rim and
tapered spout. Exterior wide band of polychrome decoration depicting ten
mythological heads. Repaired from approximately ten original pieces with
minor losses along some of the visible breaklines. A small v-shape piece
missing from the rim.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:24 A.M.
460. Moche Jaguar Head and Blackware Vessels
Ca. 400-600 A.D.
8-1/8” & 6-7/8”H.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Pottery examples including a blackware pottery gourd vessel having a
stirrup spout. Repaired from approximately twenty pieces with breaklines
slightly visible. Together with a jaguar head vessel depicted with a toothy
mouth and protruding tongue. Orange-brown ground with some remaining
painted white highlights. Repaired from four large pieces with breaklines
slightly visible. Some rim roughness and two areas of restoration on the
rim.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:25 A.M.
461. Moche Cormorant Vessel
Moche IV.
Ca. 400-700 A.D.
9-1/2”H.
Private Ohio collection, University of Westminster, London, deaccession.
Pottery water bird vessel having a rear stirrup spout. Depicted in a roosting position, long bill head to his chest. Red-brown and cream ground with
painted red-brown details. A few scattered areas of mineral deposits. Spout
reattached with restoration over the breaklines. Some scattered minor paint
losses and light pitting on the upper portion of the left wing, an area of resurfacing on the right wing.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:26 A.M.
462. Nazca Bird Bowl
Ca. 400 A.D.
3-3/4”H., 7-1/8”D.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Polychrome decorated pottery bowl having a wide exterior band with four
large birds on a mauve ground. Minor rim chip and a stable spider crack in
base, otherwise intact.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:27 A.M.
463. Mexican and Maya Figures and Fragments (9)
Mexico & Central America.
Ca. 100 B.C.-800 A.D.
2”H. to 5”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of nine different pottery examples including a Colima standing figure
repaired from four original pieces with breaklines visible, missing right ear
ornament. A Maya warrior wearing a large zoomorphic headdress having a
wide projecting collar. Weathered surface with several ancient edge losses. A large hollow pottery Olmecoid head from a figure, wearing a banded
headdress. Some loss to the lower lip and upper portion of the headdress.
Together with a Nayarit head and two Maya zoomorphic heads. Finally,
three different molded pottery Maya support legs, each decorated with
different low relief faces. All are individually mounted on old wood block
bases.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:28 A.M.
465. Pre-Columbian Lot (12)
Mexico & Central America.
Ca. 500-1425 A.D.
1-1/2” to 4-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC.,
acquired 1950s - 80s.
Twelve assorted pottery examples including a rectangular gray pottery slab figure having carved features. Two different body rollers,
one having deeply carved geometric and wave pattern decoration. The other having an angular geometric pattern. Two plumbate
glazed pipe bowls, one zoomorphic and one with a stylized deity
head. A molded scallop type shell pendant. Together with six various partial figures, face and a double head. All are mounted on old
wood block bases. Some with scattered losses and imperfections.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:30 A.M.
464. Two Chancay Vessels
Chancay.
Ca. 800-1200 A.D.
9-1/2” & 8-3/8”H.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Both are chocolate paint on white pottery, hollow vessels, first in human
form, the arms forming loops, with hands held to the temples. Body bears
low relief breasts and tint feet at bottom. Significant part of headdress restores, arms reglued. Together wit a round-bodied vessel with relief bird
head becking on a smaller skate or sting ray. Low relief feet and wings on
vessel. Some restoration to lower part of vessel with repaint and visible,
but sturdy crack.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:29 A.M.
466. Chancay Wood Figures (3)
Ca. 1000-1200 A.D.
9-1/4”H. to 9-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s 80s.
Three different carved wood examples including a portion of a finial staff head depicting a simple relief carved standing figure with tiny beads set into his eyes and
mouth. Together with a desiccated wood standing figure having a restored nose,
with overall losses. Finally, a carved finial depicting a human head wearing a wide
headband, some remaining painted decoration on the face and headband. All are
individually mounted on old wood bases.
Est. $1,000-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:31 A.M.
467. Chimu Copper Group (5)
Chimu.
Ca. 800-1200 A.D.
2-3/4” - 7-3/8”.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a tumi having a large crescent form finial blade, a tupu pin having a large ovoid finial. A large disc, perforated for suspension. A small
spoon, and a chopper having a crescent from blade and a suspension loop
at the top, this probably Western Asian and not Chimu. Simple triangular
decoration along the upper rim with knob finials, possibly made of silver.
Some loss along the blade edge, otherwise intact. Mounted on individual
old wood bases.
Est. $900-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:32 A.M.
469. Balance Beam and Miniature Spatula (2)
Chancay and Huari.
Ca. 700-1000 A.D.
1-7/8”W. & 3-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Section of a carved bone beam scale depicted with four standing figures
on the top edge, drilled circular decorative elements along the lower beam
edge. Together with a bone spatula having a finial carved on both sides
with a stylized lizard on top of a rectangular panel decorated with a linear
geometric pattern. Perforated at the top for suspension. Some loss to the
tip of the spatula. Both have old wood bases.
Est. $600-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:34 A.M.
468. Various Pre-Columbian Objects (6)
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
1-1/2”L. to 3-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Various stone, pottery, wood, bone and textile examples including an small
Inca conopa depicting a llama of variegated red and brown stone, drilled
open bowl in back. A bone fragment decorated with a fine-line depiction of
a stylized human figure wearing an elaborately decorated poncho, hands
held on stomach. Losses to the upper portion of headdress otherwise intact. A tiny Inca textile bag, decorated with multicolor stylized faces on
both sides. Missing one tiny tassel on the lower corner, otherwise intact.
A Chancay wooden carved scale beam, depicting two openwork canines
having upcurled tails. Intact. A small blackware pottery zoomorphic whistle.
Spout reattached and an ancient loss on the tail. Finally, a small Chancay
pottery figure having a black surface with white highlights. Tips of both legs
reattached and losses to the top corners of head, scattered paint loss. All
are individually mounted on old wooden block bases.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:33 A.M.
470. Five Chancay Items
Ca. 800-1200 A.D.
4-1/8” - 5-3/4”H.
Private New York collection, acquired in the 1960s, from Fred Drew.
All are pottery items including: a flared cup or kero with painted step design; a pinkware vessel with human head spout, quite eroded; another vessel, with noded surface texture, double lug handles, and some rim loss; a
llama head off a full fugure, breaks and losses; finally an eroded figure with
unstable, flaking surface.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:35 A.M.
471. Three Chimu Cal Scoops
Ca. 600-900 A.D.
2-1/2”H. to 2-7/8”H.
Including one silver and two bronze examples; the two bronze scoops have
hummingbird finials. One has an original small bead attached with a string.
Both with overall blue-green surface patinas. Together with a silver example
having a perched bird finial. All are intact.
Est. $300-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:36 A.M.
472. Two Inca Blackware Vessels
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
8-1/4”H. & 7”H.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Two blackware pottery examples including a long necked bottle having a
zoomorphic form loop handle at the base of the neck. A large area of restoration on the side of the vessel, overall light surface pitting, with an area
of resurfacing on the neck. Together with a squash form vessel having a
human head spout, two loop handles along the top edge. Rim chip and
several repaired breaks in the body with restoration over the breaklines.
Some restoration to the handles.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:37 A.M.
473. Two Chimu Blackware Vessels
Ca. 800-1200 A.D.
8-7/8”H. & 9”L.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Two blackware pottery vessels including a double lobed sea lion having
a rear spout and strap bridge handle, whistle incorporated in head. Two
small rim chips otherwise intact. Together with a box form vessel having a
rear stirrup spout with a small monkey clinging to the base of the chimney.
A male figure is seated on top of the vessel holding his right hand to his
mouth. Missing his right arm, v-shape chip on the spout rim, spout reattached, surface has been lacquered.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:38 A.M.
474. Chimu and Sican Blackware Vessels (2)
Ca. 800-1200 A.D.
6-3/4”H. & 8-3/4”H.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Two blackware pottery vessels including a Chimu gourd form vessel with a
small lizard crouching near the stem, funnel spout with a perforated lug. A
1” restored rim chip and some restoration around the base edge. Together
with a Sican vessel, disc form having a tapered rear spout and strap bridge
handle. A seated dignitary at the front wearing a plumed headdress and ear
discs. Restored chip on the left side of the plume and restored breaks in
the vessels body.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:39 A.M.
475. Chancay Wood Figure
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
8-1/2”H.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
A carved wood figural finial from a weaving stick depicting a standing figure
wearing a large headdress and holding both hands to his stomach. Some
remaining traces of red surface pigment.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:40 A.M.
477. Two Llamas and a Figure (3)
Chancay.
Ca. 800-1200 A.D.
7’3/4”H., 6” & 6-7/8”L.
Ex. private West Virginia collection, acquired late 1960s to early 1970s. To
present owner by descent.
Three pottery examples including two llamas both wearing painted blankets, one decorated with rows of fish and eyes and the other with stripes
and dots. One has some loss to the tips of ears, the other has restored ears.
Together with a standing figure with raised hands and wearing a conical
headdress, wide belt and a coca bag on the back, decorated with a stylized
bird. Nose restored, general paint wear, otherwise intact.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:42 A.M.
476. Canopa and Two Double Duck Pendants (3)
Inca and Huari.
Ca. 1000-1400 A.D.
2-1/4”, 2-7/8” & 3-1/8”H.
Three various carved black hardstone examples including an Inca canopa
depicting a llama having an upcurled tail and having a drilled opening in his
back. Beautiful quality black stone with pyrite veining throughout. Intact. Together with two carved black hardstone double headed avian pendants. Both
have a drilled suspension hole between their heads and stylized flat geometric body forms. Intact, exc. cond.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:41 A.M.
478. Nine Hardstone Celts (9)
South America.
Ca. 500-1200 A.D.
1-1/2” to 8-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of nine different hardstone celts from various cultures. The two largest examples and one smaller example all have some minor edge chips,
otherwise all others are intact. All are individually mounted on old wood
block bases.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:43 A.M.
479. Small Celts (11)
S. America.
Ca. 500-1200 A.D.
1-3/4”H. to 3”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Eleven carved small hardstone celts of various types, the smallest example
is a medium bluish-green serpentine example. Together with seven black
stone examples and three brownish-gray celts. Five are intact, exc. cond.
Six have some minor ancient edge flakes, otherwise intact. All are individually mounted on old wood block bases.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:44 A.M.
481. Miscellaneous Celts (6)
Ca. 500-1200 A.D.
5”H. to 6-3/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of six various stone implements including a black stone celt, marked:
“Easter Island”, having a long angular loss along the upper edge. A speckled hardstone Taino celt, marked: “Jamaica”. Intact. A Colombia hardstone
banded celt, having some minor ancient edge roughness, otherwise intact.
A St. Vincent, W. Indies tapered celt with slightly flared tips. Intact. A deep
gray flared celt, perforated through the center. Chip on the corner of the
blade edge and a reattached blade edge chip with a small chip along the
breakline. Finally, a half of a stone celt having a rounded blade edge. All are
mounted on old wood block bases.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:46 A.M.
480. Group of Colombian and Ecuadorian Stones (7)
South America.
Ca. 2000-1000 A.D.
2-5/8”H. to 8-7/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of seven various stone examples including a Tairona carved gray
stone wand having an abstract head finial, intact. A Tairona carved speckled black/gray stone elliptical phallic celt having a flanged finial, intact. A
Colombian large barrel shape deep gray stone bead. Some ancient chips
at one end, otherwise intact. A carved gray stone penis, intact. An Argentinean black hardstone celt with a flanged head, intact. An Ecuadorian upper portion of a hard stone celt having a drilled perforation in the center.
Finally an Ecuadorian carved black hardstone grooved axe head. Intact,
exc. cond. A nice example.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:45 A.M.
482. Miscellaneous Engraved and Carved Stone Items (6)
S.W. USA & S. America.
Ca. 500-1500 A.D.
1-1/4”D. to 5-1/4”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including two Colombian pod form stones, one having a floating rock center encircled by a crescent form stone. The other a simple stylized head,
having a drilled perforation through the center, two drilled eyes and a simple carved mouth. Together with a carved black stone seal, having large
drilled eyes and a simple linear mouth. A black stone ball decorated with
three drilled decorative elements. A red-brown sandstone decorated with
an incised glyphic standing human figure with implement, possibly S.W.
USA. Finally, a stone incised with a profile bird head. Five have old bases.
All are intact.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:47 A.M.
483. Bolivian Items (3)
Bolivia.
Expansion period, ca. 200 A.D.
5-1/4”H. & 2-1/4” to 2-7/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Pottery examples including a polychrome decorated Kero having two large
rectangular registers, each containing a standing deity wearing a large
crescent form headdress, zoomorphic heads on both sides. Some minor
scattered surface pitting, otherwise intact. Together with a small bowl with
banded decoration with geometric elements. Several rim chips and some
loss to the painted surface. Finally, a small chocolate ware olla having
simple incised triangular crosshatched elements around the shoulder rim.
Minor rim flake otherwise intact.
Est. $300-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:48 A.M.
484. Pre-Columbian Beaded Necklaces (7)
Colombia, Mexico and S. America.
Ca. 100 A.D. to 1200 A.D.
24”L to 30” L. open.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of seven different single strand necklaces including a Colombian
rock crystal necklace. A Mexican jadeite bead necklace. A necklace composed of various shell beads. A red-purple carved tiny carved shell beaded
necklace. Together with a similar example having larger shell and stone
beads. A necklace composed of small pottery disc beads. Finally, a pendant composed of a large central quartz pendant flanked with two large
carnelian ball beads, strung on a modern gold plated chain. All are modern
strung approximately 50 years ago.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:49 A.M.
485. Pre-Columbian Variety Lot (22)
Ca. 400 B.C.-1400 A.D.
1/2” to 3-1/8”
Private NYC collection. Ex. Arthur M. Bullowa, acquired 1950s-1970s,
bequeathed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993.
Including seven various pottery and stone spindle whorls, one broken in
several pieces. A tumi form copper ingot. Four different polishing stones,
a carnelian tubular bead, three different small jadeite ear spools, a black
stone teardrop shape pendant, a gray stone plaque bead, perforated on
both ends, a tiny stone bowl form, a turquoise disc pendant having a
squared perforation. Finally, a small pottery olla, having a 1” rim chip.
Est. $200-$300
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:50 A.M.
486. Undecorated West Coast Bowls, Mixtec Bowl & Vase (4)
West coast, Mexico.
Ca. 100 B.C.-250 A.D.
10”D., 6-1/2”D., 8-1/2”L., 5-1/4”H.
Private San Francisco, CA. collection, acquired 1960s from Harald J.
Wagner, CA., to current owner by inheritance.
Four different pottery examples including a large undecorated orangeware
bowl with several gray-black firing clouds. Repaired from approximately
twenty-eight original pieces with visible breaklines and a few small losses
along the breaklines. Together with a black and tan, undecorated bowl having a simple incised rim band. Small rim chip, otherwise intact. A blackware
trumpet form vase. Large section of the lip reattached and neck repaired
from three pieces and reattached, some loss along the visible breaklines.
Finally, a ovoid, flat bottomed bowl decorated in low relief around the exterior with four raised panel each depicted two seated chiefs facing each
other. The base is also decorated with two seated chiefs. Repaired from
approximately eighteen original pieces with several losses along the breaklines, poorly glued and may not be ancient.
Est. $300-$400
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:51 A.M.
487. Chancay Painted Textile Fragment
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
33”L. x 14”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Large painted textile fragment consisting of three rectangular painted
panels, brown on tan. Depicting two large sea birds holding a fish in their
beaks. Center panel depicting a large fantailed bird. Some scattered small
losses and imperfections. Mounted on board under lucite.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:52 A.M.
488. Chancay Textile Fragments (3)
Ca. 900-1300 A.D.
20” x 16”, 31-1/4” x 9-1/2” & 26-3/4” x 18”.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a large rectangular panel having an interlocking pattern consisting of several small stylized birds in stepped registers. Some fading and a
few minor imperfections, overall exc. cond. Together with a panel fragment
having a lower fringed edge and a border decorated with a row of birds
and stepped elements. Loss to the upper undecorated portion, some minor losses and imperfections. Finally, an embroidered fragment depicting a
chief wearing a large headdress. Scattered losses throughout. All mounted
on artists board.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:53 A.M.
489. Two Chancay Textile Fragments (2)
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
20”L. x 15”W. & 14-1/2”L. x 10”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a large fragment having a long string fringe, upper wide register
containing two large semi-abstract deities wear feathered headdresses.
Some losses to the fringe, tattering along the lower area of the band. Together with a textile fragment consisting of alternating striped bands and
two wider bands containing repeating double headed zoomorphs and birds.
Areas of loss on the side edges and a sewn repair in the center horizontal
band. Both mounted on wooden backings, under plexiglass.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:54 A.M.
490. Large Chancay Fragment
Chancay.
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
45”L. x 21”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Large multicolor rectangular textile fragment consisting of several long
bands of abstract birds, interlocking stepped elements and felines, fringed
lower border. Open weave interlocking geometric pattern with feather pattern borders. Loss to the upper section and some scattered smaller losses,
repairs to openwork section. Mounted on an old artists board.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:55 A.M.
491. Nazca & Chancay Textile Fragments (2)
Ca. 600-1200 A.D.
21”x26” &
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a Nazca patchwork fragment consisting of five partial rows of
highly stylized human figures, in shades of brown, white and blue. Overall
staining, fading and scattered losses. Together with a Chancay textile fragment consisting of three partial diagonal rows of stylized rodents. Scattered
losses and fading. Both are mounted under plexiglas on boards.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:56 A.M.
493. Coca Leaf Bag and Textile Fragments (6)
Nazca & Chancay.
Ca. 200-1425 A.D.
24”+ with folded strap,
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a small Chancay coca leaf bag decorated with alternating birds
and interlocking stepped decoration, tassels along lower edge and long
shoulder strap. Some minor imperfections. Together with a long Nazca border decorated with abstract double headed birds. Sewn from three sections, a few scattered imperfections. Two Chancay tumpline head band
fragments, both decorated with stylized zoomorphs, facing in opposite directions. Some imperfections and losses. A strap fragment decorated with
step and geometric elements, scattered losses and imperfections. Finally,
two small band fragments, including a wave pattern and a double headed
bird example, both with losses and imperfections. All are mounted on artist’s board.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:58 A.M.
492. Small Textile Fragments (9)
Nazca, Tihuanaco & Chancay.
Ca. 200 A.D. to 1425 A.D.
3-1/2” x 5” to 8” x 7” textiles.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of nine textile fragments including six different examples of Nazca
and Tihuanaco fragments, all with semiabstract figures. Together with three
Chancay examples, including a fringe with stylized figures, an example with
rows of semiabstract figures and a fragment depicting a semiabstract lizard. Most with small losses and imperfections. Individually framed in old
frames under glass.
Est. $300-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 11:57 A.M.
494. Chancay Textile Fragments (3)
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
13-1/2”L., 13”H. x 20”L.,
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a step decorated geometric fragment with small fish elements.
Patched in the lower center, scattered losses and imperfections. Together
with a stepped triangular, fringed panel fragment decorated with seven
rows of birds. Some fringe loss, scattered staining and a few losses. Finally,
a border having a long string fringe. Tightly woven with alternating diagonal
rows of birds and zoomorphs, upper and lower borders of repeating twin
birds. Losses to the fringe and scattered losses. All in old frames under
glass.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:59 A.M.
495. Chancay Textiles (2)
Chancay.
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
22-1/2”x13-1/4” &
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a painted rectangular textile fragment composed of several fragments pieced together; two sections sewn at the center, depicting interlocking abstract beings. Together with a multicolor border section, having a
long fringed lower border, band decorated with five standing deities wearing large double bird headdresses and holding implements, small stylized
figures between the deities. General overall fading, scattered imperfections
and losses. Individually framed under glass.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00 Noon
496. Three Nazca Textile Fragments (3)
Ca. 0-600 A.D.
29”L x 5”W., 6”x3-1/2”, 6” x3-1/2” textiles.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC.,
acquired 1950s - 80s.
Including a long border section decorated with three abstract
stepped, interlocking birds with alternating open weave panels
with diamond elements. Several areas of tattering and losses.
Together with a small rectangular border fragment depicting an
abstract interlocking deity and birds. Finally, a tassel depicting a
stylized human head having a long string fringe hairdo and beard.
The two smaller examples are individually framed under glass.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:01 P.M.
497. Framed Textile Fragments (3)
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
18-3/4”L x 2-1/2”W. 15-1/2”L. x 7”W. 15”L. x 8-1/2”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a Nazca belt section, finely woven with four and a half sets of
figures facing up and down. Upper tassels decorated with stylized birds.
Scattered small holes and imperfections. Together with a Tihuanaco multicolor finely woven textile fragment, depicting two and a half, semi-abstract
standing figures, holding zoomorphic headed staffs. Several scattered areas of loss. Finally, a Huari textile fragment of multi-color diamond and
stepped geometric elements. Overall scattered losses and staining. All are
framed under glass.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:02 P.M.
498. Four Textile Fragments
Ca. 800-1425 A.D.
13”H. x 8-1/2”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of four different textile fragments including a Chancay panel depicting a large central figure wearing a headdress, woven in earthen tones.
Overall exc. cond. A Huari fragment, finely woven multicolor example depicting a kneeling dignitary wearing a headdress. Scattered losses and
overall light staining. A Chancay panel fragment, decorated with rows of
circular elements. Finally, Chimu-Inca fragment decorated with three highly
stylized figures in the center band. Scattered losses and upper edge tattering. All are in old frames, under glass.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:03 P.M.
499. Chancay Border with Fringe
Ca. 1000-1425 A.D.
54-1/2”L. x 12”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
long tightly woven textile border with long red lower fringe. Upper wide
band decorated with seventeen sets of double feline figures, stylized wave
pattern borders above and below the felines. A few minor imperfections,
otherwise overall exc. cond. Sewn on a tan linen cloth backing. A nice
example.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:04 P.M.
500. Four Shipibo Pottery Items (4)
Amazon.
Ca. 1st half of 20th century.
4” to 4-1/2”D.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Four different pottery examples including a bowl, olla, cup and a bottle form. All decorated with different traditional linear geometric decoration. Some scattered very minor imperfections, otherwise all are intact. A nice early grouping.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:05 P.M.
501. Stone Implements from Vancouver (5)
Canada.
Ca. 500-1000 A.D.
4-1/4” to 9”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Five different carved hard stone examples including a large elliptical celt
having large losses to the blade end. A black hardstone mano having a conical ringed finial. Two ancient chips on the base edge. A black polished hard
stone celt handle. A dark gray stone tapered mono. Finally, gray-brown
mono having a flared grinding head. Ancient chips at both ends, otherwise
intact. Four are individually mounted on old wood block bases.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:06 P.M.
502. Flint and Obsidian Group (9)
USA & Mexico.
Ca. 1000 A.D.
1-3/4”H. to 6”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a large flint spear point having a minor tiny edge flake, otherwise
intact. A gray flint point marked “Ohio 1958”, intact. A smaller variegated
gray-green point. Two different grayish-cream adz blades, having some ancient edge losses. Probably most are Native American. Together with four
different black obsidian examples, including a multi-sided core. Seven are
mounted on old wood block bases, two unmounted.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:07 P.M.
503. Stone Orbs and Banded Clubs (5)
Woodlands & S. America.
Ca. 500 A.D- 1500 A.D.
1/2”D. x 3”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Five stone examples including a banded club head of a dense stone containing iron, possibly meteoric. Together with a slightly more elliptical banded example of speckled black granite. Two round bolo projectiles and a
small marble size projectile. All are intact, exc. cond. Four have old wood
block bases.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:08 P.M.
504. Six Miscellaneous Celts (6)
Ca. 400 B.C.
4” to 6-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Six different stone examples including a Danish variegated gray flint celt,
some ancient edge chips, otherwise intact. Together with three different
North American examples including a half grooved axe head, a black basalt
adz blade and a dark gray hardstone celt. All are in exc. cond. A banded
adz blade from Salta, Argentina. Intact. Finally, a Quito, Ecuador grooved
axe head. Intact. All are individually mounted on old wooden bases.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:09 P.M.
505. Eskimo Oozuk Club
Alaska.
Ca. 19th century.
21-1/2”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Walrus penis bone, (the only mammal to have one) with a overall mellow
surface patina with some scattered animal fat/oil deposits. Intact. Traditionally used as a seal club.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:10 P.M.
506. Large Eskimo Stone Seal
Alaska.
Ca. 1970’s.
16”L.
Private NYC collection.
Large carved black stone seal having simple carved features and overall
elegant form. Incised signature on base and “E8 5 76”. Intact, overall exc.
cond. A nice example.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:11 P.M.
507. Eskimo Stone Seated Figure
Alaska.
Ca. 1970’s.
5’H. x 6-1/4”L.
Private NYC collection.
Well carved soap stone seated female figure depicted repairing a
boot, wearing a parka and knee length skirt. Finely incised hairdo.
Inscribed number on base: “E91159”. Intact, overall exc. cond.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:12 P.M.
508. Eskimo Stone Carving
Alaska.
Mid 20th century.
7-1/4”H.
Collection of Dr. John E. Frost, Houston, TX.
Carved black soapstone standing female wearing a long hooded parka, having a child
on her back, with his head peeking from her hood. She holds a bird in each hand.
Signed on the base: “Jimmy Smith 790377”. Intact, exc. cond.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:13 P.M.
509. Animal Mask
Mexico.
8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Small pyramid form mask in shape of a bovine with angular horns, large
cut-out eyeholes with painted pupils, and ridged snout with open nostrils.
Painted black and olive green. Shows some age. Tip of left horn lost, rim
weathered.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:14 P.M.
510. Cassowary Bone Dagger
Papua New Guinea.
13-5/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Probably Abelam, carved tibia of a cassowary, incised with organic oval
and curvilinear patterns, and the joint with fiber basketry. Dark brown encrusted surface, old yellow-brown patina. Custom base.
Est. $300-$400
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:15 P.M.
511. Caucasian Silver and Beaded Necklaces (20)
Tibet & Nepal.
Ca. late 19th to 1st half 20th century.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC.,
acquired 1950s - 80s.
Including a silver purse decorated with a vine pattern of silver
filigree and set with twenty round agate jewels. Together with
sixteen various silver, copper and brass necklaces, most set with
various agate, carnelian, turquoise coral and paste glass jewels. Most suspended on long silver chains. Many have reliquary
type box pendants decorated with an engraved double dorje on
the reverse. Some have a few missing stones or imperfections.
Finally, three different brass wide collar type necklaces. All heavily decorated and having multi bell lower edges, with remaining
traces of original silvered surfaces.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:16 P.M.
512. Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces and Ornaments (35)
Mostly Caucasian.
Ca. 19th to 20th century.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Including a large base silver filigree openwork ovoid ball necklace, 32” L. open. A brass
beaded ball necklace composed of seven ball beads set with black and orange paste
glass. A brass necklace with multiple leaf form danglers. Two necklace pendants, one set
with cabochon green stones and the other depicting a Buddha set with blue and amber
glass. A large metal peacock brooch with three fish danglers. Five different base silver
reliquary pendants. Three silver chain link bracelets and a metal bracelet. A base silver
cross with danglers suspended on a link chain. A brass pin set with an orange glass
stone. Eight various base silver finger rings, one set with a large lapis stone, three others
set with coral and turquoise. Six various brass and metal pendants, one scoop pendant,
two feline claw pendants, set with filigree base silver settings. A silver fob set with a pale
blue glass stone.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:17 P.M.
513. Dogon Kanaga Fragment
Mali.
21-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
December 1967.
Mask carved with outcurved projecting forehead with remarkably thin
central wall forming nose, separating triangular eyeholes, and attached to
beak-like mouth below. Slender earholes on sides, and blackened resist
pattern on sides and forehead. Thicker deposits on forehead and traces of
white pigment on nose. Plank superstructure missing, age cracks.
Est. $1,200-$1,800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:18 P.M.
514. Group of Mossi Dolls (3)
Burkina Faso.
7-1/4” to 8-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1970, and leather doll from Parke-Bernet, NYC, 1979.
Group of old abstract dolls, one slender figure wrapped in stretched leather
with stitching around the thin crest head, and a braided leather tie around
the neck. Other two carved of tan wood, reduced to cylinder with with expanded caps at base and top, with vertical sagittal crest; perforation in front
of crest and in base. Age cracks and wormwear. Last is a thick figure with
head reduced to crest bearing triangular forms on side with metal adornment. Perforations form facial detail. Body bears rounded chest with triangular breasts, torso with incised pattern. Age cracks, surface wear. Each
on custom base.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:19 P.M.
515. Burkina Faso Group (2)
Burkina Faso.
7”H. and 14-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1981-2.
Large example of a Mossi doll, probably commissioned for fertility purpose,
carved with swollen abdomen on narrow limbless body, large triangular
breasts, tall neck, and flattened oval head with slight relief nose and tiny
mouth and raised ridge ears. The whole body covered with fitted leather,
stitiching along front and woven checkerboard pattern around neck. Together with a whistle, fine red-brown patina, shiny and well handled. Each
on custom base.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:20 P.M.
516. Bamana Crest and Puppet Head (2)
Mali.
9”H. and 11-1/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1968 and 1971.
Finely carved marionette head of slender elongated form with tall tapered
coiffure and segmented appendages on sides, delicate face with long nose,
pin prick eyes and small mouth. Metal hoops in ears. Dark brown patina
with encrustation; repair on appendages and back of head, insect wear.
Custom base. Together with a “koredugaso” hobby horse head, carved
with long ears, pierced at end for adornment, extended snout with widened
nub, and open eyeholes. Dark brown patina with pyro-blackened areas.
Minor nicks at edges, surface wear.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:21 P.M.
517. Two Grebo Terracottas
Liberia.
5” and 5-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s. Ex. Christies, NYC.
Compacted clay figures, an armless figure with notched texture, rounded
head with large circular ears, and straight relief nose. Other a female form
with arms raised, large rounded breasts, face with straight ridge nose, and
noded crown around head. Both of black clay with white surface deposits.
Some repair on female figure. Each on custom base.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:22 P.M.
518. Two FIgures
Nigeria.
Both just under 7”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC. Latter
acquired December 1974.
Yoruba “omolangidi”, abstract doll of flat rectangular form, may have been
carved for a child or used as a memorial figure, with triangular head, incised
linear pattern and relief breasts. Abstract nature shows the influence of
writing tablets used to teach Arabic and Koran. See E.L. Cameron, “Isnt
S/He a Doll?: Play and Ritual in African Sculpture”, 1996, p. 70. Together
with a small Ibo male figure having elongated head with squared detail,
long neck with scarification, and rectangular body with string of beads,
on integral base. Weathered loss to base and head. Each on custom base.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:23 P.M.
519. Miscellaneous Group (3)
3-5/8” to 8-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s. Fetish acquired 1972.
Dogon wood figure carved with disc crown, solid body with breasts and
torso roughly hewn. Dark brown encrusted patina; losses to base and
crown. Luba comb, the handle in form of a seated female with hair bound
in updo, protuberant breasts, and shortened legs. Lastly, a fetish bundle,
purportedly Guinea, with cowry shells impressed into organic mass, areas
of cloth visible on back. Each on custom base.
Est. $300-$400
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:24 P.M.
521. Wood Blade and Iron Leaf Currency
26”L. and 14-3/4”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Large crescentic blade with incised geometric and crosshatch patterns.
Dark red-brown patina. Purportedly used as an executioners blade for those
protected by magic against metal. Together with a smaller leaf shaped currency blade. Encrusted deposits, dark patina. Custom base.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:26 P.M.
520. Chiwara and Senufo Bird
Ivory Coast.
14”L. and 11-1/2”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Small Bamana chi wara antelope headdress of horizontal form, the head
with long open parallel jaws, metal nail eyes, grooved horns, head attached
to body with metal strips, and incised detail. Dark brown patina on body;
eroded surface of head and horns. Custom base. Senufo bird carved with
small ovoid head with metal tacks, expanded wide wings, and short tail.
Dark red-brown patina; one foot and beak repaired, edge of wing and tail
eroded.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:25 P.M.
522. 360+ Brass Geometric Gold Weights
Akan, Ghana
1/4” to 2”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s
- 80s.
Tremendous collection of geometric brass goldweights with relief linear patterns, swastikas, net patterns, and and notched borders on square and rectangular bars. Some are in triangular and pyramid form, a few are serrated
discs, one with braided detail; some with encrusted deposits, few have some
losses.
Est. $1,500-$2,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:27 P.M.
523. 64 Brass Animal and Object Gold Weights
Akan, Ghana.
up to 4”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Large collection of gold weights cast in lost wax method, and used to
weigh gold dust. Large group of flying fish and flat-bodied fish; large scorpion; birds; small animals; small bell; several horns; two rectangular heavy
shields with relief animals on front; hide shield; several axes and blades;
ring with two cone forms; small peanut that may have been cast from actual
peanut; couple abstract forms. Also includes a balance scale and a scoop.
Several weights are fragmented.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:28 P.M.
524. Brass Bird and Animal Gold Weights (27)
Akan, Ghana.
1/2”H. to 2-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Excellent collection of goldweights, varying from birds or hornbills on integral pyramid bases, some with folded wing detail and tail. Two weights with
small birds on base adorned with conjoined spirals. Three display birds
facing their tail with long beak. Three express a hornbill caught by a snake.
Two of birds caught in a trap. Four display a cage with birds atop; one
of these fragmented. Also: bird on a plant; birds on a cockroach; hornbill
couple on a perch; tree of birds. Most refer to a well-known proverb. Generally excellent condition. Save for one, each on custom base.
Est. $600-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:29 P.M.
525. 33 Akan Gold Weights, 2 Scales and a Scoop (36)
Ghana.
up to 2”L.; scoop 4”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Includes group of 8 geometric gold weights with a relief swastika type
symbol mounted on a plexi panel. Plus 14 abstract weights in pyramid
forms, clover shape, tile shape, and rounded. In addition an intricate woven
scoop; two drums; stemmed cup; Akan chair with curved seat; European
type chair with relief nodes; curved animal hide; and others. Lastly two
balance scales and a scoop. All in generally excellent condition; many on
custom base.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:30 P.M.
526. 28 Brass Figural Gold Weights and 5 Spoons (33)
Ghana.
1” to 5”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group includes 5 spoons used for gold dust, with repousse and incised detail. Several elaborate figural goldweights including: a warrior holding a trophy head and wielding sword; a female carrying child on back with plate of
tools on top of head; a figure being carried in a vessel by two bearers; figure
seated on a curved Ghana stool; staff with arthropod and fish; and 3 stick-like
single figures. Also several animals: bushcow with reddish patina; elephant
with long tusks; cow head; and wearable ring displaying a fish. Several twin
amulet figures, one missing a figure. Also knotted bars and a double knotted
bar weight, plus smaller miscellaneous weights. Almost all on custom base.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:31 P.M.
527. 16 African Gilt and Brass Ornaments and Jewelry Items
Ivory Coast and Ghana.
1” to 5-3/8” diam.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Baule necklace composed of two gilt spiral disc beads with a relief lizard
and spider, and a long gilt tubular bead with bird and serpent; strung with
14 small tubular spiral beads. Plus: 3 more spiral disc beads with animals
in relief; a bone cuff with silver and lapis lazuli clasp; thick ring with extensions; 7 bronze pendants; large cloak pin in form of incised disc with glass
inlay disc in center; ladder gold weight; last is brass pendant with encircled
chi-ro symbol, missing details at edges.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:32 P.M.
528. Ashanti Pipes (2)
Ghana.
Ca. 19th century.
6” & 8”H.
Private NYC collection.
Effigy terracotta pipe with spherical head, bold facial features, collar necklace, and projecting breasts. Blackened firing area on face. Also an Akan
oil lamp with double spouts, and body in form of Janus female figures with
separate crescent-shaped lid forming head. Few nicks. cf. similar example
in Cole, H. and D. Ross, “The Arts of Ghana”, p. 122.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:33 P.M.
529. Group of Mossi Female Figures (4)
Burkina Faso.
8-1/4”H. to 13”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
“Biiga” dolls; tallest has rare disc shaped head with relief semi-circles on
sides resembling hairdos, long slender body, and triangular pointed breasts.
The three others have typical compressed hemispherical head with fine incised pattern indicating hair along the crest, one with circular ears, and all
with pointed breasts, navel, and slightly conical torso. All have slight wear
and age cracks, and show good age and use. Each on custom base.
Est. $1,200-$1,800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:34 P.M.
530. Two Ancient Rings, a Figure and Gold Weight
Mali & Ghana.
2-1/4”, 2-5/8”, 3”H., & 2”L.
Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan , NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.
Two rings, older example displaying a horse with headgear and reins on
square platform and braid around ring band. Thickly encrusted with green
and black oxidized patina. Larger ring with horse and rider of elongated
forms and simple detail, on concentric ring base. Lightly encrusted green
patina. Also a Dogon(?) figure holding hands to face, thick green patina with
deposits. And an Akan goldweight of a spotted feline with long curved tail,
holding small animal in his mouth. One leg missing.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:35 P.M.
531. “Opa Osanyin” Iron Staff
Nigeria.
23-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
March 28, 1980.
Herbalists staff with short tapered staff has rectangular plaque with circle
motifs, finial with largest central bird, is surrounded by circle of 13 smaller
birds, and a linear figure standing at front with arms in front. Surface encrusted with deposits. Custom base. These staffs were used by devotees
of Osanyin, god of herbal medicine.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:36 P.M.
532. Yoruba Group (3)
Nigeria.
5-3/8”H. to 13”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC. First two
acquired Jan. 30, 1980, Christies, NY, Lot 158. Figure acquired 1979.
Divination tapper, in the form of a horn carved with a female figure, metal
chains with bell suspend from hollowed opening below, and two small axeheads flank the pointed finial. Age crack in front. Together with a separately
carved finial carved elaborately with 8 small layered heads, pointed toward
a spherical ball with linear patterns. Light brown patina with some ochre deposits. Lastly, a small robust female figure, possibly an ibeji, with grooved
hairdo, large eyes, pointed breasts, and partial integral base. Blackened
surface with encrusted deposits. Each on custom base.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:37 P.M.
533. Lega Wood Small Mask
Democratic Republic Congo.
5-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1959.
Fine ovoid “lukwakongo” mask with rounded forehead textured with pinprick area, incised brows connect to straight nose, and frame relief bean
shaped eyes. Long notches for beard and attachment line tapered chin and
sides of temple. Handsome warm brown polished patina. Custom base. An
important insignia of the Bwami society, the masks were worn on the arm
or displayed at meetings.
Est. $1,500-$2,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:38 P.M.
534. Two Kuba Lidded Vessels
Democratic Republic Congo.
3-1/8”H x 6-1/8”L. and 5”H. x 10-3/4”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC. First acquired
September 1980, Christies; second acquired January 1974, Parke Bernet,
NYC.
Larger elaborate ovoid box on raised openwork base, raised ridges around
sides, and fitted lid with raised knob. Deeply engraved woven bands with
encircled crosses on lid and sides. Loss at corner of base, thickly encrusted surface. Smaller rectangular box with concentric diamond pattern on
two sides, checkerboard pattern on lid. Shows much age and use, handle
worn away, smooth dark patina with traces of pigment, red tukula powder
on interior.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:39 P.M.
535. Two Vessels
Democratic Republic Congo.
3-1/2”H. x 13-1/4”L. and 6-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
September 1969 and December 1972.
Lovely geometric Kuba box on two rectangular legs, shallow vessel with
angular ends, fitted lid with handle, and completely engraved with geometric and linear patterns. Trace of tukula powder on interior. Dark smooth
patina. Together with rounded bowl on openwork flared base, incised linear
pattern on exterior. Age cracks.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:40 P.M.
536. Yaka Fetish Figures (5)
Democratic Republic Congo
4-3/4” to 5-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., two acquired
1970; last figure acquired at Parke Bernet NYC, 1974.
Small carved wood figures commissioned by a divination specialist, each
standing on separated legs with torso enveloped in prescribed organic material and covered in cloth. One figure without bundle bears tapered face
with large downcast lids, triangular nose, extended chin, and bound hairdo;
probably strung onto a cord through neck. Each on custom base. Deposit
encrusted dry patinas.
Est. $1,200-$1,800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:41 P.M.
537. Five Small Yaka Figures
Democratic Republic Congo.
3-1/8” to 4-5/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC. First 3
acquired 1971, latter 2 1982.
Tiny charm figures, used as part of divination ceremony, each of long linear
form: two with deep ridges along armless torso, and top of head with pointed cap; another with crested cap. Two figures formed with angular legs,
and head tapered to point. Dark brown patina with deposits. Age crack on
smallest. Each on custom base.
Est. $1,200-$1,800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:42 P.M.
538. Three Small Personal Magic Figures
Democratic Republic Congo.
4-1/4” to 5-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s. Yaka figure acquired 1982. Chokwe published fig. 436, p. 26970.
Smallest is Yaka on bent uni-leg with power charged material in abdomen,
small but distinct face with serrated teeth, large bulging eyes, and a pointed
headdress. Black patina with deposits. Plus a Chokwe hunter amulet, of
cylindrical form, with relief arms jutting forward, and cylindrical cap. White
kaolin deposits all over; age cracks. Last is a Songye Janus figure with cavities in chest for power material now removed; face has thick linear pattern,
one face with chin extension, and crest on top of head joins two faces. Dark
brown dry patina; tip of foot lost, minor wormwear. All on custom bases.
Est. $900-$1,300
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:43 P.M.
539. Two Prestige Blades
Democratic Republic Congo.
14” and 26-1/2” L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Larger is a prestige knife with wide triangular thin-forged blade, long wood
handle wrapped with wire. With a Kuba “ikul”, a ceremonial knife with leaf
shaped-blade, wood handle inlaid with minute pieces of brass.
Est. $900-$1,300
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:44 P.M.
540. Two Kuba Cups
Democratic Republic Congo.
4-1/2”H. and 6-7/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1951 and 1952.
Cylindrical cup with bulging walls, incised with intricate interlocking geometric patterns covering walls and base. Deep brown polished patina. Rim
partially lost, age cracks, some detail worn away. Together with shorter,
flared rim vessel, deeply engraved with interlocking panel, and zigzag
bands above and below. Red-brown mellow patina. Small shard lost at rim,
age cracks.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:45 P.M.
541. Two Headrests
Mozambique or South Africa and Ethiopia.
5-1/2” and 7”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., first acquired
July 1968, London, other 1974.
Beautiful and rare Shona/Tsonga headrest on bi-circular base, with supports above, wrapped with detailed wirework forming a graphic pattern,
and a grooved cog between supports. Two loops hang at sides of curved
neck support and notched borders on top of pillow. Medium brown patina. Together with an Ethiopian headrest bearing hollow conical base with
grooved panels, and curved neckrest. Black patina; light wear.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:46 P.M.
542. Four Blades
Democratic Republic Congo.
10-3/4”L. to 16-3/8”L.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Two sickle blades with simple wood handles; curved tongs missing handle
covers; multi-bladed throwing knife with notched pattern meandering along
center of blades, and thin leather handle at base. Handles weathered on
all.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:47 P.M.
543. Bronze Bracelets (15)
2-3/4” to 7-1/4” diam.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas
Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Collection of bronze and white metal cuffs and
bracelets, including: heavy c-shaped bracelet with
geometric finials; armlet with sculptural bottles
and two ovoid masks; two thin bracelets with coral inlay remains; openwork lattice bracelet; heavy
cuff with thick braided relief detail; and others. All
sturdy and wearable.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:48 P.M.
544. Ten Misc. African Items
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas
Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Includes: Small fine 6-1/2”H. Tutsi woven basket
with pointed lid, Rwanda; a 4-1/2”H. solid terracotta head with relief button eyes, sharp nose, and
hollow dotted pattern; repaired. Custom base.;
11”L. sanza, or thumb piano with long tines on
wooden board. Acquired from Parke Bernet NY,
1974.; a 4-1/2”H. x 7-1/4”W. lidded basket with
squared body; gourd rattle; terracotta horn of organic ovoid form with mouthpiece and fingerholes;
wood ladle; metal cache-sex suspended from
leather belt, and others.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:49 P.M.
545. Two Ethiopian Scrolls
Ethiopia.
ca. late 19th-1st half 20th century.
31”L.x3-1/2”W. & 26”L.x3-3/4”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Two partial vellum scrolls, the shorter example is decorated with a group of
three semiabstract saints and a large figure wearing a crown and depicted
with raised arms. Written in Geez script, text above and below the figures.
Together with an example decorated with two figures with a cross in between and an upper abstract geometric register with a stylized face in the
center, Geez script text above and below the decorative registers. Lower
portion is from a different scroll. Both are individually framed on plywood
under plexiglas.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:50 P.M.
546. Framed Ethiopian Scrolls with Figural Illuminations
Ethiopia.
Ca. late 19th to early 20th century.
90”L. x 7-1/4”W.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Long scroll on vellum having two columns of text and three registers of
illuminations. The illumination at the top depicts a single semiabstract
bearded male figure, probably Christ. Two bearded warriors at the lower
center, holding swords and knives in their belts. At the bottom an angel and
a demonic figure, probably the devil. A few minor imperfections, otherwise
intact, overall exc. cond. A nice example. Mounted in a long frame having
a plexiglas cover.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:51 P.M.
547. Large Framed Ethiopian Illuminated Scrolls
Ethiopia.
Ca. late 19th to early 20th century.
75”H. x 24”W. frame.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Five different scrolls contained in one frame. All are beautifully illuminated with semiabstract
religious scenes, including various figures, angels and crosses, in multicolors, surrounded
by several lines of text. Overall exc. cond., nice examples. Frame with a plexiglas cover.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:52 P.M.
548. Six Santos South American
S. America.
Ca. late 19th century.
4-3/4”H. to 6-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Group of six different polychrome painted, carved wood figures. One depicting a Christ figure, three female figures and two monks. All have polychrome painted decoration with some
minor scattered losses. Three are individually mounted on old wood block bases.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:53 P.M.
549. Ethiopian Religious Group
(8)
Ethiopia.
Ca. 1st half of 20th century.
6-1/4” to 9-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of
Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC.,
acquired 1950s - 80s.
Five carved wood examples including six different religious figures, five are painted in multiple
color, all carved in a folksy manner.
The “San Yago” example is a cast
composite material. Together with
a four section folding shrine having four saints on both the inside
and outside of the shrine. Finally,
a small carved wood portable
pendant shrine having two exterior doors with multicolor painted
saints, angel and Mary holding
baby Jesus, in the interior.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December
3rd, 12:54 P.M.
550. Brazilian Wood
Shrine Box
S. America.
Ca. 19th century or
earlier.
13-1/2”H. x 8”W.
From
the
estate
collection of Helena and
Ladislas Segy, NYC.,
acquired 1950s - 80s.
Wooden shrine having
tall arched front doors
and iron hinges, scroliate top. Reddish-brown
and black mottled exterior surface with a plain
interior. Together with a
19th century rayed copper crown from a santo,
loose inside the shrine.
Est. $300-$600
Closing: Tuesday,
December 3rd, 12:55
P.M.
551. Four Wood Christ Figures
6-1/4” to 12-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Carved crucifixion figures, depicting Christ with long hair, beard, emaciated
torso, and covered with loincloth. Gesso and painted bodies are weathered, areas of paint loss. Separately carved arms lost, and save for one nail
still inserted into crossed feet. Each on old custom mount.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:56 P.M.
553. Four South American Santos
S. America.
Ca. 18th-19th century or earlier.
4-1/2” to 8-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including four different carved wood santos. The largest example is missing both hands and retains scattered areas of the original painted surface.
Next largest has several old dormant worm hole losses. Caped figure is
missing both arms and front tips of his feet. All are mounted on old wood
block bases.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:58 P.M.
552. Five Brazilian Santos
South America.
Ca. 18th to 19th century or earlier.
8-1/4”H. to 11”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Group of five different carved wood santos, including four standing and
one kneeling. All having various losses to their arms or hands. Three have
several areas of dormant insect surface losses. Two have some remaining
traces of surface paint. All are individually mounted on old wood block
bases.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:57 P.M.
554. Four Small South American Santos
Ca. 18th-19th century or earlier.
2”H. to 3-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Four different small carved wood examples and one cast lead figure, including a figure of Moses depicted with a floor length beard and hairdo,
having losses to both arms and feet missing. Together with three various
figures, including two depictions of Christ, both having losses and one of
a female figure, intact. Finally, a cast lead figure depicting a standing praying female, probably Mary. Some remaining scattered areas of the original
painted surface. All are mounted on old wood block bases.
Est. $200-$300
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:59 P.M.
555. Four Ex-Votos Paintings
S. America.
Ca. 19th -20th century.
9-1/2” to 10”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including two on tin, one depicts Christ enthroned, having an overall rustybrown surface patina. Together with an example depicting “Our Lady of
Guadeloupe”, having some paint loss and surface scratches. Finally, two
different folk art type oil paintings on canvas, mounted on a wooden board.
One depicting the story of Noahs Ark and the other a crusader in a farm
field, spreading the “Word”.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:00 P.M.
556. Four Miscellaneous Religious Figures
4”H. to 7-1/2”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Small tan carved wood head, probably once inserted into full-figure statue,
minimally carved with elongated face, curved brows and long nose; most
of detail weathered away, quite old patina, dessicated with age. Along with
a full figure of a monk or priest draped in floor-length robes, arms bent
at waist, indication of facial detail carving, now lost; dark brown mellow
patina. Diminutive figure of crucified Christ, missing arms and cross, repair
on loincloth, paint chipped. Lastly, a narrow elongated Colonial figure, with
pleated skirt and shawl, shoes with rounded toe, and signed on base. Polished warm brown patina. Save for last, each on custom base.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:01 P.M.
557. Silver Brass & Metal Crosses (38)
Ethiopia
Ca. 19th century.
1-3/8” to 9-1/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Thirty-eight various crosses including ten larger hand held types of which
six have inscriptions or decoration on the lower plaque. One silvered metal reliquary cross. Together with twenty-seven smaller crosses of various
openwork, relief and incised decoration. Most exhibit some wear from use.
A nice old group.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:02 P.M.
558. Three Wooden Coptic Crosses
Ethiopia.
8-3/4” to 16-1/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Three carved hand-held crosses, two with openwork finial cross at top;
largest bears a square box below handle with engraved geometric pattern on one side. Smallest with honeycomb patttern within cross and along
handle and base. Larger two with light brown to dark brown patina, show
good age and use.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:03 P.M.
560. Luristan Bells, Rings and a Figure (7)
Ancient Persia.
Ca. 1st millennium B.C.
7/8” - 2-3/8”L.
Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan, NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.
Group of various bronze objects including an openwork pomegranate bell with suspension loop
at the top. Two conical bells having stylized horse finials. A conical cage bell finial. A female figure
wearing a high headdress, missing feet. A small animal having a ring through his front shoulders.
Finally, a simple ring loop. All are intact except for the female missing her feet.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:05 P.M.
559. Icon of Madonna and Jesus
Russia.
Ca. 18th-19th century.
17-1/4” x 13-3/8”.
Private NYC collection, acquired 20 years ago.
Multicolor painted wood panel depicting Mary with a small standing bearded Jesus, wearing a
halo and depicted with two raised fingers. Russian inscription below the scene. Several lines of
old Russian inscription on the reverse side of the panel. Both figures have considerable repainting.
Framed in a modern wood frame.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:04 P.M.
561. Two Ancient Near East Faience Beaded Necklaces
Ancient Near East.
Ca. 1st millennium B.C.
17” & 18-1/2”L.
Private PA. collection, acquired 45 years ago.
Two single strand necklaces including a necklace composed of large pottery beads, all glazed in various shades of blue-green. Some overall weathering and loss to the glazed surfaces. Together with a necklace composed
of small shell form blue-green faience beads and red-orange carnelian
beads with center pendant, several tiny pottery and shell spacer beads.
Both are modern strung, sturdy and suitable to wear.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:06 P.M.
562. Two Ancient Bronze Clothing Pins
Luristan, N.W. Iran.
Ca. 1st millennium B.C.
5-1/2” & 8-1/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a bronze pin having a large double spiral finial together with a pin
having a stylized bird finial. Both have areas of scattered blue-green surface patina, intact. Individually mounted on old wooden bases.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:07 P.M.
563. Roman Lead Sarcophagus Fragment
Holyland.
Ca. 3rd-5th century A.D.
9” x 10-3/4”.
Ex. private American collection, acquired in Israel early 1970s.
Section of a lead sarcophagus decorated in relief with a central dancing
human figure, interspersed with leaves above his head, angular rope type
borders. Jagged edges, and having an overall tan-white oxide surface patina. Backed with a custom lucite and brass wall mount.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:08 P.M.
565. Hellenistic Molded Figure
Eastern Mediterranean.
Ca. 3rd century B.C.
7”H.
Acquired from an old Florida estate collection.
Molded pottery standing female figure wearing a floor length drapery garment and wide textured hairband. Scattered areas of surface deposits.
Head repaired from two original pieces and reattached, overall general surface weathering.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:10 P.M.
564. Four Bactrian Bronze Seals
Central Asia.
Bronze Age, ca. 2nd to 1st millennium BC.
1-5/8” - 2-5/8”D.
NYC collection, acquuired London market 1980s.
Four different cast bronze compartmental stamp seals, three in a shape of
a cross within a circular outer border one with a scalloped edge. Suspension loop on the reverses. These seals were probably used to mark pottery
containers. All have strong blue-green surface patinas. Intact. Cf: Pittman,
Holly. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and
the Indus Valley. 1984. p. 52-56. MMOA publication.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:09 P.M.
566. Etruscan, Gnathian and Campanian Vessels (3)
Eastern Mediterranean, Magna Graecia.
Ca. 5th & 4th centuries B.C.
2-7/8” - 3-1/2”H.
NYC collection, acquired at Gorny & Mosch, Germany.
All blackware pottery, handled and stand on a low ring base. The Etrucsan
example bears two opposing handles, each with thumbrest. One side of
lower body restored. Next is the Gnathian skyphos bearing added white
and yellow painted grape bunches and incised decoration. Paint loss, but
intact. Finally a Campanian small mug with lightly ribbed body. Minor rim
chip repairs.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:11 P.M.
567. Roman Marble Fragment
Ca. 1st-3rd century A.D.
4” x 4-1/4”.
Private NYC collection, old Christies label on reverse.
Individual seen in profile, clad in a toga with pleated drapery, his right arm
extended forward. Shows age and wear, intact fragment. Custom mount.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:12 P.M.
568. Greco-Roman Bronze Foot Fragment
Eastern Mediterranean.
Ca. 300 B.C. - 100 A.D.
2-7/8”L.
Ex. collection of Melvin Dwork, NYC., acquired 1960s.
Cast bronze foot fragment having four toes with nicely detailed toenails.
Overall encrusted deep green surface patina. Intact fragment. A nice
example.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:13 P.M.
569. Luristan Silver and Iron Bracelet
Iran.
Ca. 1st millennium B.C.
3-3/8”W.
Ex. Taisei Gallery Collection auction, Nov. 1992, NYC. Lot #113.
Thick iron bracelet with two silver sleeves adjoining a lentoid shaped silver
bead as the centerpiece. Iron shows thick, crusty rust patina. Silver with
light encrustation and light tarnish.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:14 P.M.
570. Loose Mummy Beads and Necklace (2)
Egypt.
Late period, ca. 700-30 B.C.
necklace, 17” open; loose beads about 1/2” each.
Private PA. collection, acquired 30-45 years ago: scarab from Mason
collection, loose beads from Adelaide Pearson estate.
Including a single strand necklace with a small steatite scarab in the center.
Modern strung with a silver clasp. Together with a lot of faience pottery
mummy beads, in various shades of blue, of long tubular form. Probably
sufficient to make a couple of necklaces. A few chipped, most are intact.
Old turn of the century hand written description included.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:15 P.M.
571. Two Carnelian Beaded Necklaces
Bactrian and Roman.
Ca. 1st millennium B.C. to 2nd century A.D.
17” & 18” open.
Private PA. collection, acquired 45 years ago from Anthony Guyther.
Two single strand necklaces including one composed of forty-four ball
shape red-orange carnelian beads alternating with tiny ancient glass bead
spacers. Together with a necklace composed of tiny orange carnelian
beads with applied white striped decoration. Both are modern strung with
gold filled clasps, sturdy and suitable to wear. Intact, exc. cond.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:16 P.M.
572. Three Ancient Near East and Roman Necklaces
Middle East.
Ca. 600 B.C. and 2nd century A.D.
16”, 17” & 17” open.
Private PA. collection, acquired 35 years ago.
Three single strand necklaces including an example composed of seventeen ancient Roman multi-faceted rock crystal beads interspersed with
modern elliptical sterling sliver beads. Grayish surface patina, would benefit from a good cleaning. Together with a carved shell and stone beaded
necklace, composed of various shapes and types. Two of the larger beads
have some loss, otherwise intact. Finally, a necklace composed of various
stone and speckled glass beads. All are modern strung with clasps.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:17 P.M.
573. Egyptian Faience Beaded Necklaces (3)
Egypt.
Ca. Late period, 700-30 B.C.
two 24” stands open & 20”.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including two single strand necklaces composed of pale blue and bluegreen faience tubular beads with small disc spacers. A few of the beads
have end chips, otherwise overall exc. cond. Together with a wide multi
row beaded necklace composed of small ancient faience disc beads set in
registers and having a wide center pendant with danglers. Probably strung
in the late 19th century. Exc. cond.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:18 P.M.
574. Bone Kohl Vessel
Memphis, Egypt.
Late period, ca. 700-30 B.C.
1-3/4”H.
Private NYC collection, acquired from Henry Anavian, 1980s.
Simple carved bone kohl container having a perforated, carved lug for suspension. Overall mellow tan surface patina. A 19th century paper description label affixed to the side of the bottle identifies this as ivory, but it is
not. Small ancient chip at the top of the lug and a very minor stable hairline
in the rim, otherwise intact, overall exc. cond. Mounted on a 19th century
wood block base with description painted on the front of the base... “From
Memphis”.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:19 P.M.
575. Egyptian Antiquities Lot (4)
Egypt.
Late period, ca. 700-30 B.C. and modern.
Jar, 1-7/8”H., Ptah, 1-3/8”H.
Private PA. collection, acquired 45 years ago.
Four different examples including: an ancient scarab ring having a modern
silver mounting. A blue glazed faience Ptah amulet, perforated through the
head for suspension. Intact. A Roman-Egyptian molded pottery head fragment of a dignitary. Modern silver suspension loop and ring inserted into
the top of the head. Finally, a ball form veined alabaster jarlet having a small
disc foot and rimed mouth, probably of modern manufacture. Intact.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:20 P.M.
576. Pottery Amulet Molds (16)
Egypt.
Ca. 1200-700 B.C.
7/8” - 2” L.
Private NYC collection, acquired from Alex G. Malloy, South Salem, NY.,
1970s.
Group of pottery amulet molds including seven various depictions of the
Uzat eye, three scarab molds, a Bes head, a seated canine, a bust wearing
a wide aegis collar, a fish, a seated baboon and a head with side locks. All
are intact, overall exc. cond.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:21 P.M.
577. Roman-Egyptian Heads (20)
Roman-Egypt.
Ca. 300-30 B.C.
1”H. - 3”H.
Private NYC collection, acquired from Alex G. Malloy, South Salem, NY.,
1970s.
Group of assorted terracotta molded heads, originally from figures, depicting various deities and gods and one weather worn lion. One head repaired,
some with losses and weathered surfaces.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:22 P.M.
578. Roman-Egyptian Heads (20)
Roman-Egypt.
Ca. 300-30 B.C.
1” - 3”L.
Private NYC collection, acquired from Alex G. Malloy, South Salem, NY.,
1970s.
Including a torso wearing a drapery garment, depicted putting his hand in a
jug and wearing a bag on his waist. Together with nineteen terracotta heads
and partial heads originally from figures, several depicting various deities
and gods. All with surface weathering and imperfections.
Est. $600-$900
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:23 P.M.
579. Framed Coptic Cloth Fragments (4)
Egypt.
Ca. 5th century A.D.
8”H. x 7”W, 5”x5”, 3”x2-1/2”, 7-3/4”x2-3/4”, textiles.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Three multicolor examples including a rectangular panel decorated with a
central panel of four human faces, middle border of stylized birds and fruit,
outer geometric border. Scattered imperfections and outer edge fraying.
Together with a roundel depicting a queen with two female attendants and
two birds, tattered. A small roundel depicting a winged cherub, some outer
edge fraying. Finally, a black on tan geometric border having a highly stylized face at one end. All are individually framed under glass.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:24 P.M.
580. Islamic Silver Clothing Pins (20)
Middle East.
Ca. 18th-19th century.
2-1/4” - 5-1/4”L.
Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan , NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.
All silver examples including nineteen with stylized bird finials, one inset
with colored glass. Finally, a pin having a knob finial and simple geometric
decoration. All are intact, overall exc. cond.
Est. $750-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:25 P.M.
581. Islamic Copper, Bronze and Silver Clothing Pins (16)
Islamic.
Ca. 1200 - 18th century.
2-1/4” - 6-3/4”H.
Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan , NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.
Including four silver examples having stylized bird finials and six bronze
examples having bird finials. Three silver pins with tableta finials, one with
geometric decoration, and three copper/bronze examples. A few with losses to the tips or lower portion of the pins, otherwise intact.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:26 P.M.
582. Three Miniature Glass Vessels
Middle East.
Ca. 2nd-4th century A.D.
1-5/8” - 2-1/2”H.
Ex. Private NYC collection.
Three freeblown, light yellow-green glass miniature bottles having bulbous
bodies and flared rims. One example has a light vertical ribbed pattern on
the body. All have somewhat encrusted surface patinas. Intact, overall exc.
cond.
Est. $450-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:27 P.M.
583. Four Small Roman Glass Bottles
Middle East.
Ca. 2nd-4th century A.D.
1-1/2” - 1-7/8”H.
Private New Jersey collection.
Group of four freeblown, light yellow-green glass miniature bottles having
bulbous bodies and flared rims. All have somewhat encrusted surface patinas. Intact, overall exc. cond.
Est. $600-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:28 P.M.
585. Five Jain Bronzes
India.
Ca. 19th century.
3” to 4-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Five different cast bronze examples including a horse with rider, missing
the horses tail and rear left lower tip of leg. An altar piece having a human
head finial wearing a mustache, a small bull is reclining in front. A small
altar depicting a standing five headed deity. A smaller altar piece depicting
a two headed standing deity. Finally, a bell form anthropomorphic figure
holding a ceremonial object with both hands. All are intact except the horse
with rider.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:30 P.M.
584. Gandharan Schist Stele Fragment
Pakistan.
Ca. 5th century A.D.
5-1/8” x 4-1/8”.
Private NYC collection, acquired 1980s.
Small gray schist slap having relief carved male figure with right hand raised
and open. He wears a pleated garment with bold neckline and wears his
hair in a top bun. Rough edges, age and weat. Custom wood base.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:29 P.M.
586. Large Shiva Lingam Stone
India.
ca. 1960s or earlier.
9-3/4”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Large carved deep gray hardstone example having reddish-brown inclusions. Intact, overall exc. cond. Old wooden block base.
Est. $300-$500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:31 P.M.
587. Three Shiva Lingam Stones
India.
Ca. 1960s or earlier.
4-1/2” to 5”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including two traditional type lingam stones of gray and greenish-gray coloration with red-brown inclusions. Together with a black hardstone ovoid
shape example having a small natural double chambered opening. All are
intact, overall exc. cond. All have old wooden bases.
Est. $300-$400
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:32 P.M.
588. Qing God of Fortune
China.
Qing Dynasty, late 19th - early 20th century.
12-1/4”H.
Private Philadelphia collection.
Carved hardwood seated god of fortune depicted with a rounded belly,
wearing a long drapery garment, ovoid headdress, long hairlocks over his
shoulders and handlebar mustache. Some remaining painted decoration.
Losses to the tip of his feet and a few minor imperfections.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:33 P.M.
589. Chinese Figural Carving in Agate
China.
20th century.
6”H.
Private NYC collection, acquired 20 years ago.
Natural agate stone having the front carved in high relief, exposing a natural
pale amber surface, depicting two cuddling figures with a food basket at
their feet and holding a wine jug. Custom natural root cluster base. Overall
exc. cond.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:34 P.M.
590. Carved Agate Geode Rooster
China.
20th century.
8-1/2”H.
Private NYC collection, acquired 20 years ago.
Large geode having the front carved in high relief, exposing a bluish-gray
agate surface. At right is a crowing rooster standing on the stem of a flowering plant, sun and cloud above. Overall exc. cond. Custom wooden base.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:35 P.M.
591. Two Japanese Triptych Prints
Japan.
Meiji period, dated 1894.
27” x 13-3/4” images, 33” x 19” frames.
Private NYC collection, acquired 20 years ago.
Two different multicolor oban triptychs on paper, first depicting a battle
scene, besieging Chinese firing cannons at the Japanese sailing in the Bay
of Ryojunko. Other triptych depicts a scene from the Sino-Japanese War
depicting an assault of Japanese troops and navy on the enemy firing cannons. Both are signed Gekko and dated Meiji 27, (1894) and are in overall
exc. cond. Individually framed under glass.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:36 P.M.
593. Various Asian & African Pieces (6)
Ca. 19th century or earlier.
Private NYC collection. Ex. Arthur M. Bullowa, acquired 1950s-1970s,
bequeathed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993 for the Chinese
blade.
Including two different Japanese iron tsuba, one decorated in relief with a
bird sitting on a branch and the other with flowering branches. Together
with a Sung style stone knife, drilled with a central hole. Contained in an old
lidded box. An Ashanti solid cast brass water buffalo having a small bird on
his back. An iron jaw harp musical instrument. Finally, a cast bronze box lid
decorated in high relief depicting a monkey prince.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:38 P.M.
592. African & Chinese Necklace Lot (7)
Africa & China.
Ca. 20th century.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Including a malachite graduated ball bead necklace, a cowrie shell necklace, a graduated turquoise disc bead necklace. A necklace composed of
gradooned silver beads with a bell shape pottery pendant. A nut shell graduated disc necklace having a banded agate center bead. A necklace composed of large tubular and disc stone beads with metal fine ringed beads
and having a large purple center bead. Finally, a Chinese carved jadeite
openwork pendant necklace suspended on an old silk string necklace.
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:37 P.M.
594. Large Ammonite Fossils (4)
Madagascar.
Cretaceous Period, ca. 110 million years old.
8-1/2”L. to 10”L.
Robert M. Peters collection.
Four large ammonite fossils of an extinct group of marine invertebrates,
ancestor of the modern chambered nautilus. Each exhibits strong mineralization and is polished on one side. Overall exc. cond.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:39 P.M.
595. Three Polished Egg Shape Minerals
Ca. 1960s-1970s.
3-3/8” to 4-1/8”H.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Three different polished egg shaped examples including a banded malachite egg, a rudilated (slightly smokey) quartz egg and a black cats eye
type obsidian example. All are intact, overall exc. cond. Old wooden display
bases.
Est. $200-$300
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:40 P.M.
597. Dutch Glazed Tiles (3)
Holland.
Ca. 18th century.
5” to 5-3/8”
Private NYC collection.
Three different glazed pottery tiles, all decorated in blue on a white ground
depicting a dog, bird and a fox jumping over a fence. Some very minor
glaze flakes on the edges, otherwise intact.
Est. $300-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:42 P.M.
596. Gold Jewelry (3)
Ca. 1715 & 20th century.
The Estate of Wallace Katz, NYC.
Including a small seven sided gold ring purportedly from the 1715 Fleet,
ring size 4, no makers marks. Together with a modern 14K sword form
charm with suspension loop. Finally, a modern 14K gold band ring with oval
panel decorative elements, size 10. All are intact, overall exc. cond.
Est. $800-$1,200
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:41 P.M.
598. Portrait Bust in Frame
Europe.
Ca. 19th century.
5-1/2” x 4-1/4” bust. 8-1/2” x 7” frame.
High relief cast plaster bust depicting a youthful beautiful female depicted
with long hair, partially under a hood. Wearing a square collar garment with
a finely decorated collar. Framed in a oval wooden frame. Stable split down
the center of the glass covering, otherwise intact, exc. cond.
Est. $500-$800
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:43 P.M.
599. Meteorite Fragments (13)
Various falls.
1/2” - 2-1/4”L.
Ex. collection of Vincent Funiciello, Brooklyn, NY., 1930s - 70s.
Thirteen small meteorite fragments, most identified with site information,
including Canyon Diablo, Arizona, Marlow, Oklahoma, Edmond, Kansas,
Odessa, Texas, Juancheng, China, Tenham, Queensland, Australia, Huckitta, Australia, Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico, Sahara Desert, Algeria, Kalahari
Desert, South Africa and Oman Island.
Est. $300-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:44 P.M.
600. Hand Colored Engravings of Parrots (2)
Europe.
Ca. mid 19th century.
10” x 8” images. 16” x 19” frames.
Private NYC collection, acquired 20 years ago.
Including an African Gray parrot, marked in the plate “Perroquet Cendre de
Guinee” par Martinet 311.”, some scattered light foxing otherwise overall
exc. cond. Together with a ruby headed green parrot, marked “Petite Perruche Male, de Guinee”, dessine et grave par Martinet.” 60. Overall exc.
cond. Both individually framed under glass. Probably depicting a rare Cuban Amazon parrot.
Est. $300-$400
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:45 P.M.
601. Books on Pre-Columbian Art (10)
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
De Lavalle, J.A., “Arte Precolombino series - Arte Y Tesoros del Peru: Arte
Textil Y Adornos”, 1987; “Arte Precolombino series - Arte Y Tesoros del
Peru: Pintura”, 1989, cloth binding; Anton, F., “The Art of Ancient Peru”,
1972, HC;Tsunoyama and Amano ed., “Textiles of the Andes, Catalog of
Amano Collection”, 1979, large format hardcover folio, dj missing; Hearne,
P. and R.J. Sharer, eds., “River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio
Conte”, 1992, University Museum, PA, exhib. cat., sc; Levy, J., “La Sculpture en Bois dans LAncien Perou” 2006, sc; Covarrubias, M., “Indian Art:
Mexico and Central America”, 1966, NY, HC, b&w; Hoyle, R.L., “Archaeologia Mundi: Peru” 1966, Rawson, P., ed., “Primitive Erotic Art”, 1973, HC;
Hartmann, G., “Masken Sudamerikanischer Naturvolker”, 1967, sc, b&w.
Est. $400-$600
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:46 P.M.
602. Books on African Art (9)
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired
1950s - 80s.
Kahan, L., D. Page, P. Imperato, eds.“Surfaces: Color, Substances, and
Ritual Applications on African Sculpture”, 2009, HC; Chemeche, G., “The
Horse Rider in African Art”, 2011, HC; Imperato, G. and P.J. Imperato,
“Bundu: Sowei Headpieces of the Sande Society of West Africa”, 2012,
sc, exhibition cat., signed and dedicated to Helena Segy; LaGamma, A.,
ed., “Eternal Ancestors: The Art of the Central African Reliquary”, 2007,
exhib. cat., sc; LaGamma, A., “Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic
Sculptures”, 2011, HC w/ dj, exhib. cat; Bacquart, J., “Tribal Arts of Africa”,
1998, HC w/ dj; Wassing, R., “African Art: Its Background and Tradition”,
1968; cloth; Segy, L., “African Sculpture Speaks”, 3rd ed., HC w/ dj, 1969;
L. Segy, “African Sculpture Speaks”,1952, HC, b&w;
Est. $700-$1,000
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:47 P.M.
603. African Art Books (6)
From the estate collection of Helena and
Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Winizki, E., “Gesichter Afrikas, Visages dAfrique, Faces of Africa”1972, HC w/ dj; Olderogge, D. and W. Forman, “The Art of Africa:
Negro Art”, 1969, HC w/ dj; Riviere, M., “African Masterpieces from Private Collections”,
1975, HC w/ torn dj; Schadler, K., “African Art
in Private German Collections”, 1973, HC w/ dj;
Newton, D. and H. Waterfield, “Tribal Sculpture:
Masterpieces from Africa, South East Asia and
The Pacific in the Barbier-Mueller Museum”,
1995; L. Segy, “African Sculpture Speaks”,
1952, cloth.
Est. $250-$300
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:48 P.M.
604. Mezcala Figures (3)
Guerrero, Mexico.
Ca. 400-100 B.C.
6-3/8”, 6-1/2” & 7-3/8”.
From the estate collection of Helena and Ladislas Segy, NYC., acquired 1950s - 80s.
Three gray hardstone carvings of anthropomorphic axe figures, each with pecked detailing. Largest is intact. Other two each have
some shipping. Each is on an individual wood block base.
Est. $1,000-$1,500
Closing: Tuesday, December 3rd, 1:49 P.M.
`