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Southeast Asian Carved Panel

The shared peaceful dance between the two figures is a symbol of balance in movement, like the beautiful interchange between that which is ever static and that which is dynamic. The carving craftsmanship itself is also balanced as a piece of art with its cabling effect on the infinity frame.
Probably Laotian or Cambodian, without the refined detailing of Indonesian carvers, though the carving is very "honest" fully displaying the carvers chiseled intentions. One is drawn to touch the oiled tropical wood,  and the multi-faceted surfaces: the wood is similar to Mahogany.
11" wide x 39 1/4" tall x 1" thick.

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Rendition of Michelangelo's "The Delphic Sibyl"

This small oil painting is an original, acquired from the artist Mary Dumer, from Ojai California, an art teacher. This painting is signed and dated 1982, and named "After Michelangelo".  We were fortunate to purchase several of her paintings and nature drawings, and some very amazing still lifes, most still unframed.
If this painting is familiar to you, it is because it is "copy" of a section of the frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, one of the true wonders of the art world!  This section beautifully depicts Michelangelo's "The Delphic Sibyl" (1509). 
M.Dumer's interpretation is minus a few angels, but a beautiful rendition in its own right.
It measures 13"×15" tall in the frame.

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Tanzanite Golden Necklace and Earrings

This stunning necklace and earring set is not for everyday wear. It eminates more of a celebratory atmosphere; sparklingly beautiful, exquisitely designed and crafted, as graceful as the wearer is.
Tanzanite was discovered by Maasai cattle herders at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, as recently as 1967.  The powerful events that created these special stones were bolts of lightning hitting the ground and changing the chemistry of the plain brown stone to purple blue gems, surely a moving discovery for those cattle herders. They told their story to a local treasure hunter, who then set up mining operations and the gemstone soon became quite the rage around the world.  It is still only mined within a 4 km (2.5 mile) radius from the original discovery, with apparently most of the more valuable larger gem quality stones, now quite rare finds. 
Tanzanite, a Zoisite mineral, purportedly carries special benefits to the wearer of "heightened spiritual growth",  along with improved intuition and perception,  and is also known for its qualities of calming and soothing others.
The main necklace includes a ~1/2 carat blue purple oval Tanzanite nestled in a golden setting surrounded by 14 tiny diamonds,  and includes eight .03 baguette diamonds in the outer rings of gold. It weights ~3 grams of 14k solid gold including the chain. 
The earrings are also quite beautiful and each features a ~1/3 ct. pear shaped main Tanzanite; plus seven .03 round diamonds and weigh ~1 gram of 14k solid gold.
Appraisal/Replacement value (retail may be higher) $1,800

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Freeform Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Ring

This flowing freeform ring is an original M. Lurie design in Sterling Silver, fashioned by Ensenada jeweler Jose. It is created by the lost wax method and post casting is worked to a fine polished finish.
The Main Gemstone is a 1.5 carat genuine Yellow  Sapphire emerald cut, complemented by a fine small diamond (.10 carat VS1 G-H), set in 9.25 Sterling Silver. 
Sapphire is a precious Corundum based gemstone; thought to symbolize wisdom, virtue, and good fortune - and to bring faithfulness and sincerity to the wearer. 
9.25 Sterling Silver
Replacement value/Appraisal :$875
Ring Size: 8
Resizing: $20 plus two week remastery

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Set: Hand Carved Buddah Masks

Because of the similarity in these 2 masks we offer them individually or as a set. They are most likely Balinese, and are both finely carved out of a tropical hardwood,  and hand painted,  set up as wall hangings, with the smaller one also with a table base. The peace and serenity of these masks has a calming effect on the viewer.
The large Buddah Mask measures 24" high, 12" wide, 7" deep.
The smaller Mask measures16" high, 7-1/2" wide, 3-1/2" deep.

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s. $40 / l. $70 / both $100

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