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Baule breastplate with open worked decoration  solid casting  diameter: 9.5 cm

Baule breastplate with open worked decoration solid casting diameter: 9.5 cm

Asante disc pendant-soul disc, gold, open-work, lost-wax cast  - Made in Kumase (Africa, Ghana)

Asante disc pendant-soul disc, gold, open-work, lost-wax cast - Made in Kumase (Africa, Ghana)

Africa | Akan regalia; 3 necklace, 4 rings and two hair decoration pieces (or are they beads?).  Ghana and the Ivory Coast | Gold content ranges from 4.5 to 23k

Africa | Akan regalia; 3 necklace, 4 rings and two hair decoration pieces (or are they beads?). Ghana and the Ivory Coast | Gold content ranges from 4.5 to 23k

Holbein pendant - Large pendant based on a design by Holbein in the 16th c, high-relief vinelike decoration with 4 x 4mm square cut Iolite, a cabochon garnet, 8 freshwater pearls and a 10 to 12 mm freshwater pearl drop .

Holbein pendant - Large pendant based on a design by Holbein in the 16th c, high-relief vinelike decoration with 4 x 4mm square cut Iolite, a cabochon garnet, 8 freshwater pearls and a 10 to 12 mm freshwater pearl drop .

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a tubular open-work bead of square section (ewontomanu) pierced horizontally for suspension. | Asante people, Ghana | 19th century || {3.6}

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a tubular open-work bead of square section (ewontomanu) pierced horizontally for suspension. | Asante people, Ghana | 19th century || {3.6}

A Viking penny with an image of Thor’s hammer on the reverse, and a drawn bow and arrow (or possibly a ship) on the front. Cast out of silver. Made in 920 at the mint of Regnald, the Viking king at York. Currently held at the British Museum.

A Viking penny with an image of Thor’s hammer on the reverse, and a drawn bow and arrow (or possibly a ship) on the front. Cast out of silver. Made in 920 at the mint of Regnald, the Viking king at York. Currently held at the British Museum.

Ashante beetle pendents - ok these are beetles but I thought they were hot air balloons. I prefer them as hot air balloons

Ashante beetle pendents - ok these are beetles but I thought they were hot air balloons. I prefer them as hot air balloons

Sculpting for Lost Wax Casting metal art

Sculpting for Lost Wax Casting metal art

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a uni-facial sword ornament (abosodee) in the form of a stylised circular aquatic shell.  Would have been tied onto the scabbard of a bosomfena sward.  | Asante region, Ghana | ca. prior to 1924. || {13.12}

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a uni-facial sword ornament (abosodee) in the form of a stylised circular aquatic shell. Would have been tied onto the scabbard of a bosomfena sward. | Asante region, Ghana | ca. prior to 1924. || {13.12}

Pendant; gold; oval; convex on the front, with enamelled scroll decoration, and six settings containing two emeralds, two rubies and two pearls; the pendant is set with a steatite depicting the Blachemitissa with inscriptions 11thC-12thC (?;steatite) / 15thC-16thC (pendant).

Pendant; gold; oval; convex on the front, with enamelled scroll decoration, and six settings containing two emeralds, two rubies and two pearls; the pendant is set with a steatite depicting the Blachemitissa with inscriptions 11thC-12thC (?;steatite) / 15thC-16thC (pendant).

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