×
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0056
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1450 CE. A fun blackware double-chambered whistling vessel with a smooth, matte finish and a sculpted bird with a long, downward-curving beak seated on the front end above the puck-like chamber. A tall, tapering, conical spout rises from the other side of the chamber, which is spherical, with a pronounced disc foot. When poured this vessel was designed to whistle in order to prevent anyone from swiping the precious liquid within. Size: 9.5" L x 7.5" H (24.1 cm x 19 cm)

Provenance: private Leonard collection, Virginia, USA, acquired before 1979

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#130936

Condition

Intact, although there may be a tiny loss from the tip of the bird's beak (similar examples show the bird with prey in its mouth). Tiny chips and nicks on the surface commensurate with age.

Starting Bid

$350.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Chimu Blackware Double Chambered Avian Effigy Vessel

|
Estimate $600 - $800
|Sell a Similar Item
Bidder
Bid
Internet Bid
$400.00
Internet Bid
$375.00
Internet Bid
$350.00
Starting Bid
$350.00
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
Ask a Question|