Antiquarian Art Co.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Architectural : Exterior : Pre 1960 item #1424069 (stock #958)
Original vintage Mid Century modern Italian artist sculpture by Egidio Casagrande A large pierced brass wall hanging plaque of a Mandala or Sun made of solid brass. Truly is a work of art. Hand-pierced and embossed with fine elaborate floral and geometric designs with relief and raised patterns. Stamped Egidio Casagrande Italia Borgo Trento numbered, 2. Made in the Moorish influence or style made in Italy c.1950. In excellent vintage condition with dark rich patina. Measuring 36.5 in diameter a classic piece of Italian Mid Century design.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1930 item #1457700 (stock #1007)
Original Vintage Iroquois Indian False Face Soceity carved wood mask c.1930. Measuring 10 inches by 7 inches by 4 inches deep. Hand carved and paintied wood with traditional metal eye accents and horse hair. From a north eastern American collection. The False Face Society is probably the best known of the medicinal societies among the Iroquois, especially for its dramatic wooden masks. The design of the masks is somewhat variable, but most share certain features. The eyes are deep-set and accented by metal. The noses are bent and crooked. The other facial features are variable. The masks are painted red and black. Most often they have pouches of tobacco tied onto the hair above their foreheads. Basswood is usually used for the masks although other types of wood are sometimes used. Horse tail hair is used for the hair, which can be black, reddish brown, brown, grey or white. The masks are carved directly on the tree and only removed when completed.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1930 item #1481384 (stock #1041)
A fine and rare antique Native American North West Coast Haida or Tlingit tribe carved large horn spoon or ladle. The handle depicts a totem pole design of an Eagle and Bear with mother of pearl inset eyes. Measuring approx. 13.5" inches long 6" deep and 4.5"wide. In very good antique condition minor imperfections with age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : String : Pre 1980 item #1027839 (stock #374)
One of the rarest colors ever on an American Standard Stratocaster "Razz Berry", which made its only appearance in the Oct 1 88 price list, and was dropped by the time the '89 price list was printed. Also noteworthy, this finish wasn't available on the American Standard Strat, only the "Plus" model, but was fairly common on the HM Strat from this era. The Plus model first appeared in 1987, within a year of the first American Standards, the earliest was Nov '86. Many people incorrectly identify these as 1984 models due to the "E4xxxxx" serial numbers. The fact is, the only American Strats being produced in '84, '85, and most of '86 were the USA Vintage Series, which had the serial number on the neck plate. Any "E4" serial number you come across is an late '86 at best, but most are '87 and '88, and even a few '89's. The Plus was a souped up American Standard, with an $849 retail price that was $200 higher. It has a bunch of upgraded parts, most notably a trio of gold Lace Sensor pickups, which produce almost no hum and are non-magnetic which means no magnetic string pull and, thus, longer sustain. Another innovation is the TBX (Tone Bass Expander) control for the middle/neck pickups which looks like a regular tone knob but underneath the guard it's a stacked pot - with a center detent, it works like a tone control from "5" to "1", and TBX from "6" to "10". You'll notice the headstock which has the bold silver logo of the era but...no string trees, which aren't necessary due to the staggered height Sperzel tuners. The Sperzels are excellent tuners and unlike vintage tuners you don't need to wrap the string around the tree. Just insert the string through the tuner post and cut it as close as you want - once you screw down the back it's locked into place and usually tunes to pitch in around 1/4th revolution of the post. Another innovative feature is the "tilt adjust" neck, in use since the early 70's, with access through the neck plate. With an Allen wrench you can adjust the neck angle; a great improvement removing the neck repeatedly until you find a shim with the perfect thickness. In place of the stock nut this model used an Wilkinson roller nut (later models used an LSR with bearings) which reduces friction over the nut and helps maintain tuning stability. This model is outfitted with the Schaller locking strap pins, which made their debut with the '83 Strat Elite. Although not used in 1988, later models also included a "Tremsetter" inside the trem cavity, which is a spring-loaded device that prevents de-tuning if you break a string. About this guitar: Extremely clean - a true closet classic that looks like it was played for a month or two and then put away. The frets are as clean as the day they left the factory. There are no buckle scratches and no major flaws anywhere. I would rate it around an easy 9.5 since it's amazingly clean. Also, at 7.6 lbs., it's definitely on the light side for an American Standard era ('86 - '99). If you're a collector of different colored Strats, the most rare are Tanqueray Tonic, Graffiti Yellow, and Razz Berry this would be a valuable Stratocaster in any condition due to the rarity. Includes case and trem arm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : String : Pre 1970 item #1098416 (stock #447)
A vintage 1965 Fender Mustang guitar all original in very good condition with original case. Some minor scratches and wear. Plays great sounds great a classic instrument.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1444714 (stock #977)
An original North West Native American Haida Indian carved cedar panel. With Eagle and Bear tribal design motif initials carved into the wood on the verso R D attrubited to Robert Davidson. 24.5" W x 35.25" H x 1.5" D. A beautiful example of North Coast Native Indian art.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1940 item #1265972 (stock #643)
A beautiful Japanese enamel tray with bamboo design measuring approx. 9" x 9" x 1" in excellent condition one minute nick on edge.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : String : Pre 1980 item #1229428 (stock #616)
Fine Gibson L 5s solid body electric guitar. Excellent playing condition. A 1970s era guitar one of the finest instruments gibson produced.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Architectural : Interior : Pre 1930 item #1424068 (stock #957)
Original antique Arts and Crafts era mission style hammered Iron fire screen c.1930. A classic design in excellent antique condition. From a Palo Alto California craftsman bungalow built c.1920. Measurements are the center screen is 36" wide and 31" high the end panels measure 15" wide and 31" high so opened completely the size is 66" wide and 31" high. The height to the top of the handles is 34".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1940 item #1450120 (stock #900)
A gorgeous carved wood tribal feast or ceremonial bowl from Papua New Guinea. Beautifully carved with tribal figures and serpent designs around the bowl with tribal designs on the bottom. These bowls were economically important to the tribe as they provide the carvers with an extra income as well as being used during ceremonial village feasts and being an essential part of the traditional bride price. This would be a fabulous piece for your table and to display in any home interior. . Measuring approximately 27" long 10" wide and 5.5" deep
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1950 item #1059489 (stock #398)
A fine Carved Ivory Netsuke of a man carrying the moon on his back signed Giyoku Seki a masterful piece. Measuring 2.5 inches 5.5 centimeters.