Throckmorton Fine Art presents Pre-Columbian Artifacts at the 63rd Annual WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW

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  • December 07, 2016

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TEOTIHUACAN Inlaid Ceremonial Mask 250-450 CE. Serpentine with shell and obsidian inlays. H 8
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“Collector interest in pre-Columbian artifacts has grown exponentially,” says Spencer Throckmorton, who is marking his gallery’s 31st year participating in the acclaimed Winter Show.

THROCKMORTON FINE ART ( is presenting an unprecedented selection of pre-Columbian artifacts at the 63rd  Annual Winter Antiques Show.  This is the gallery’s 31st year participating in the legendary New York show at the Park Avenue (67th Street) Armory  -- this year being staged from January 20 - January 29.

MEZCALA Stargazer Figure M14 700 BCE-300 CE. Hard stone. H11xW4xD11
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“The Winter Antiques Show attracts the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic collectors, scholars and museum officials,” says Spencer Throckmorton. “Only the world’s most respected antiques and art dealers are invited to exhibit, and many save their most important acquisitions for this event.”

Kraige Block, Executive Director of the gallery adds that, “Many museum-quality examples on view bear distinguished provenance and often have not been on the market for decades.  We work hard to provide a carefully curated array of options for both seasoned collectors and newcomers interested in beginning a collection of Pre-Columbian art.”

Of special interest this year at the Throckmorton stand are two Mezcala works.  One is a three-dimensional “Temple Model” with two columns and stairs dating to 700 BCE-300 CE and the other is a Mezcala Seated Stargazer Figure of the same period in hard stone.

Also on the Throckmorton stand at The Winter Show is a Jalisco Ballplayer in terracotta standing 20.5 inches high and dating to ca 200 BCE and a Colima Cargador in red slip ceramic dating to 200 BCE-200 CE, which is nine inches high.

Another featured artwork is a Teotihuacan Inlaid Ceremonial Mask dating to 250-450 CE made of Serpentine with shell and obsidian inlays, eight inches high.

Those are just a few of the important three-dimensional Pre-Columbian sculptures visitors to the Throckmorton stand will enjoy seeing.

Spencer Throckmorton has pursued a long held interest in pre-Columbian art, Chinese jades, Asian sculpture and Latin American photography for decades, staging gallery shows and producing a series of publications that have attracted the attention of both collectors and museum officials. 

Demonstrating the gallery’s commitment to connoisseurship, Throckmorton has achieved sales to such major museums including The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston along with the Reina Sofia in Madrid. Portions of collections the gallery was instrumental in forming have been donated to the Louvre.  The gallery loans examples on a regular basis to such significant institutions as the National Gallery in London. 

JALISCO Ballplayer, ca 200 BCE. Terracotta
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As the premier dealer offering extraordinary pre-Columbian art and vintage and contemporary Latin American photography, Throckmorton Fine Art participates in internationally acclaimed fairs, including The Winter Antiques Show, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) show and exhibitions during Asia Week in New York.

Kraige Block serves as a Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of AIPAD.

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