PRE-COLUMBIAN GOLD


         Pre-Columbian art is known for its beautiful works in gold. Gold was plentiful in the Americas and the cultures of the New World were once rich with gold ornaments and ceremonial objects. Unfortunately almost all were melted down by the conquistadors and shipped back as gold bars and coins to Europe. Consequently the remaining genuine pre-Columbian gold is very rare and highly prized by collectors.

8895. FINE TAIRONA GOLD JAGUAR PENDANT. Colombia, ca. 800 AD. The cast feline in a crouching position with tail erect, twin suspension holes on front legs. 24 mm, 6.22 g. An excellent animated figure full of life. Rare. Would make a stunning pendant!

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least April 6, 2005 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$2500.



9341. CHARMING TAIRONA GOLD FROG, ca. 800-1500 AD. The cast gold frog with the front legs ending in suspension holes. Would make the perfect centerpiece of a most elegant necklace. 14 x 23 mm. 6.2 gm. Choice and rare.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least January 29, 2003 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$1850.



8893. LARGE MOCHE GOLD NOSE ORNAMENT. Peru, Moche, ca. 500 BC/AD. The hammered sheet gold ornament with three engraved rings around the nose loop and with exceptionally long terminals. 8.2 inches, 8.90 gm. Ex. Harmer Rooke Galleries. A very fine example worn by a ruler or high status individual.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least January 27, 2003 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$2500.



6466. FINE PAIR OF SINU GOLD EARRINGS, ca. 500 AD. Excellent condition & exceedingly fine workmanship. 1.2", 3.39 gm., an especially fine pair.

Provenance: Purchased by the present owner from an established US antiquities dealer in the 1990's. Independently documented 3rd party proof this piece has been in the US since at least June 27, 2001 is available. This is several years prior to the effective date of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that restricts subsequent imports into the US.

$850.