Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Bird Pendant

15573. Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Bird Pendant

Guanacaste/Nicoya region, Ca. 1 to 500 AD

A carved and incised green stone pendant of a stylized triangular bird formed features. Pierced for suspension. Beautiful stone.

Size: 4-7/8 inches H. + custom mount. Fine high gloss polish example.
Provenance: Ex collection of Stanley L. Kaufman, a Harvard educated lawyer who specialized in bringing suits on behalf of corporations' disgruntled stockholders, died in 1993 at the age of 81. He was a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission before World War II, then served in the Army in Europe and rose to captain. In 1946 he became a founding partner in his law firm, Kaufman Malchman, Kaufmann & Kirby, which had branches in NYC and Los Angeles. He and his wife, Sigrun Rampoldt, were avid collectors of Pre-Columbian art throughout the 60s and early 70s, and lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.


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