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  • Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Jar

    Lot: 1031
    Unsold  

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Jar, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, globular jar with modeled animal on one side, a painted frieze on other, (rim damage and loss), ht. 6, wd. 6 1/2 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowl

    Lot: 1032
    Sold for: $200$160

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowl, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, c. 1200-1400 AD, bowl with three zoomorphic rattle legs, each depicting a large head with open mouth, the upper rim of the bowl ...

  • Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowl

    Lot: 1426
    Unsold  

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Tripod Bowl, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, c. 1200-1400 AD, bowl with three zoomorphic rattle legs, each depicting a large head with open mouth, the upper rim of the bowl ...

  • Ulises Jiménez Obregón (Costa Rican, b. 1953) Baikal

    Lot: 1012
    Sold for: $369$300

    Ulises Jiménez Obregón (Costa Rican, b. 1953) Baikal. Unsigned, identified "ULISES JIMENEZ/COSTA RICA" on a presentation plaque, identified, titled, and dated "...2004" on the artist's label ...

  • Costa Rican Jaguar Pottery Urn

    Lot: 1010
    Sold for: $246$200

    Costa Rican Jaguar Pottery Urn, Nicoya Peninsula, c. 500-1000 AD, highly decorated polychrome vessel in the form of a crouching jaguar, ht. 14 1/2 in. ...

  • Nicoya Mace Head

    Lot: 33
    Sold for: $277$225

    Nicoya Mace Head, Costa Rica, c. 800 - 1200 A.D., white stone with stylized feline head on one side, ht. 2 5/8, dia. 3 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, 1960s ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Pedestal Urns

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $474$400

    Two Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Pedestal Urns, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1000 A.D., the smaller with abstract jaguar glyph band at rim, the larger with plumed serpent (?) glyph band at rim, ...

  • Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Turtle Urn

    Lot: 24
    Unsold  

    Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Turtle Urn, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1200 A.D., a tripod form with projecting parrot head and bands of geometric decoration, (head repaired), ht. 9 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Painted Effigy Vessel

    Lot: 32
    Sold for: $563$475

    Pre-Columbian Painted Effigy Vessel, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1200 A.D., depicting a twin-headed mythical ram, with stylized black on red decoration, lg. 7 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Figure

    Lot: 33
    Sold for: $356$300

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1200 A.D., the seated female form with hands to the hips, with black tattoo designs on a two-color surface, (minor loss), ht. 6 ...

  • Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Jaguar Tripod Bowl

    Lot: 34
    Sold for: $6,518$5,500

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Jaguar Tripod Bowl, Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula, Pataky style, c. 1000-1500 A.D., with arms and tail handles, decorated overall in stylized animal glyphs and ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Mace Heads

    Lot: 35
    Sold for: $444$375

    Two Pre-Columbian Mace Heads, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1200 A.D., a stone form with stylized bird head, and a small jade form with stylized human head projection, (crack in jade form), stone lg. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Fertility Figure

    Lot: 37
    Sold for: $770$650

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Fertility Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., the heavy medium green standing female form with hands to her breasts, perforated at neck for suspension, ht. 3 1/4 ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Figure

    Lot: 38
    Sold for: $1,126$950

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., the flat light green jade standing form with hands to the chest and stylized bird feet, string saw work, ht. 3 3/4 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendant

    Lot: 39
    Sold for: $533$450

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendant, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., medium green jade, the standing stylized human figure with hands to the chest, ht. 2 3/4 in. ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendants

    Lot: 40
    Unsold  

    Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendants, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., both light green celt forms and pierced for suspension, ht. to 2 1/2 in. ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendants

    Lot: 41
    Sold for: $533$450

    Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendants, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., light green jade, both figures with hands to the torso, one in celt form, both pierced for suspension, ht. to 3 1/8 in. ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendants

    Lot: 42
    Unsold  

    Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Pendants, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 400-600 A.D., both celt forms, one with a figure with hands to the chest, the other with a bird and figure with hands to the torso, ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Frog Pendant

    Lot: 43
    Sold for: $652$550

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Frog Pendant, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., blue-green jade, the front legs pierced for suspension, ht. 2 1/4 in. ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Perforators

    Lot: 44
    Sold for: $652$550

    Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Perforators, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., a stylized alligator and an avian form, both pendants, ht. to 3 7/8 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celt

    Lot: 46
    Sold for: $1,896$1,600

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celt, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 600-1100 A.D., stylized female figure in medium green jade, perforated at the neck, ht. 4 1/8 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celt

    Lot: 47
    Sold for: $1,541$1,300

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Celt, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 600-1100 A.D., a highly stylized female form of light green jade, perforated at the neck, ht. 7 1/2 in. ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendants

    Lot: 49
    Sold for: $474$400

    Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendants, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., one light green, the other speckled medium green, both pierced for suspension, ht. to 3 1/8 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendant

    Lot: 50
    Unsold  

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendant, Costa Rica, Nicoya, 500-800 A.D., light green jade, perforated at the neck for attachment, ht. 3 1/2 in. ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendants

    Lot: 51
    Sold for: $474$400

    Two Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Bird Pendants, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., both pierced for suspension, ht. to 3 in. ...

  • Two Pre-Columbian Jade Pendants

    Lot: 52
    Sold for: $563$475

    Two Pre-Columbian Jade Pendants, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 500-800 A.D., a medium green masquette with drilled and string saw detail, two holes for suspension; and a small dark green celt, ht. to 2 1/2 ...

  • Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure

    Lot: 21
    Sold for: $444$375

    Pre-Columbian Painted Pottery Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1000 A.D., in the form of a stylized standing female with painted detail, ht. 6 3/4 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Urn

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $770$650

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Urn, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1000 A.D., in traditional "Pataky" style, depicting a pair of lizards in relief, (some professional restoration over cracks), ht. 13 ...

  • Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Ear Spools

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $889$750

    Pre-Columbian Carved Jade Ear Spools, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 1200-1400 A.D., each with four wedge shapes with two perforations and two concave devices, dia. to 3 3/4 in. ...

  • Pre-Columbian Polychrome Female Figure

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $1,304$1,100

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Female Figure, Costa Rica, Nicoya, c. 800-1200 A.D., with hands to her sides and on one knee, painted with elaborate geometric patterns in red, black, cream, and gray-blue, ...