OMNIS ARS IMITATIO EST NATURAE.
All Art is an Imitation of Nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 4 BC - 65 AD.
Feliciano Bejar called this optic item a Magicscope; the late artist signed it in 1988. Large disk of glass, embossed with concave circles. The late artist has exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, NY. See also item 189 by the same artist.
29 3/4" H X 12 5/8" W X 11 1/2" diameter at base. 12 5/8" is the diameter of the prismatic glass.
A spectacular carved oval bowl in translucent, green Fluorite. Fluorite is very fragile with many cleavages; it is exceedingly difficult to carve and there must be many pieces that never survived the carving process. China.
8” L X 6” W X 2” H.
Dragon figure in bone or ivory. Keris or Kris are personal daggers and were carried by all males over a certain age. They are handed down from fathers to sons. While the handles might be sold in a time of financial hardship, the metal blade itself is never sold. Very ornate with highly stylized head and headdress.
4 1/4" H X 3/8" W X 1 1/8" D.
Rare to find an original; prints are sold commonly. Watercolor of orange flowers in a gold-finished, wood frame. Artist was quite well known in the mid-70s in NY and the Caribbean. Ms. Wilkin sold it to its present owner. Nevis, Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
17" X 19" X 1". Frame is included in price.
Shallow Tairona pottery bowl with heads and legs of inverted turtles. From about 1,200 to 1,650 AD. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northeastern Colombia.
9 ½” X 9” X 3 ½” H.