REAL Pre Columbian Inca Aryballos Cuzco Bottle root marks old import stickers

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Seller: the.marcel.gibrat.collection (1,071) 100%, Location: Asheville, North Carolina, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 303293735782 Item Type: Inca Aryballos Item Description: Lovely form Inca genuine artifact similar to this one: significant professional restoration on neck. Traces of old 19th century import sticker unfortunately removed clumsily with blade resulting in dime size scratch mark on underside which has been painted over in modern times. Old gallery sticker reading "216 230" Item Size: 9" high x 5 1/2 wide Country or Region : Peru Item Age: 15th Century CE Provenance: Ex-Marcel Gibrat collection Authentication performed: Visual Inspection: Passed, Looks genuine Tactile Inspection: Passed, however some 20th century paint on bottom and neck Olfactory Inspection: Passed, ancient smell when wet, however some modern paint smell Aural Inspection: Passed, ping test consistent with low temp fired pottery Microscopic Inspection: Passed, crystallization, root marks Chemical Testing: Certainty of Authenticity: Near total certainty with caveat that there is some restoration, about 5% For more info do a search for "The Marcel Gibrat Collection" including the quote marks. Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. I’m Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcel’s extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I have grown up around art and antiquities my entire life and am a student of history and ancient cultures. I worked with Marcel summers and in college. I have sold over 1000 items from his collection on eBay since 2003 with a 100% positive rating. Satisfaction guaranteed and returns accepted. Marcel began purchasing antiquities, tribal art, Asian art and European art beginning in the early to mid 1960s and many of the pieces in the collection were purchased at this time. He collected, restored, bought and sold high quality items for the better part of three decades, before falling ill and being unable to work in 1992. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. He started buying these items nearly sixty years ago when some of them were no doubt already quite old. He believed some to be from the 19th, 18th or even 17th century, and some of the items deemed important have in fact been sold for high ticket values at auction. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary ( a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. Condition: Genuine with some restoration of neck, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: Terracota, Featured Refinements: Pre-Columbian Antiquities

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