A real pink and blue pastel western scene showing cacti and the west with no commercial development or light poles. A nostalgic look and a study in lighting in the desert. John Wayne could arrive from the scene in any direction. The frame for this piece is some sort of western shrub or wood that is in perfect keeping with the painting. It probably was custom made for the painting.
I am not sure what this animal is but I am guessing a wood chuck. The claws are really long and the fingers almost look like hands with long black nails. The animal is standing upright and holding a long flower with stem in its hands and eating a bite off the center. The print is framed in its original frame and appears to be from the 1930s. The wooded setting that this animal is depicted in makes one think of either a wood chuck or some other digging animal.
Very pretty porcelain souvenir pitcher that reads Souvenir of Wauchula, Fla. on the side opposite the handle and transfer decorated with a scene showing a little girl with flowers petting a rather large dog. Gold highlighting on handle and floral decorations are applied just below rim. No makers mark.
Almost a purple luster lined edge is the trim for this floral decorated early porcelain cup and saucer. There are flowers and leaves painted all around the inside of the saucer and the base of the cup. The main design on the cup is a large what appears to be stylized rose with a dotted edge and the handle almost resembles a twig design. No doubt, this piece is close to 175 or more years of age. The enamel painted flowers are very well done and the overall effect is one of serious porcelain making. The painted decoration is close to museum quality.
A Hunter in period clothing holding a gun on his left shoulder shooting at probably a bird with the Retreiver beside him jumping around. The condition is excellent and the image far more crisp than shown here.
The musical offerings in this book are divided into sections of Patriotic and National, School & College, Familiar, Devotion. A wonderful collection of late Victorian music that has become classic to us in the 21st century and still worth listening to today.
The machine made lace of this tablecloth would be nice for holiday or even special entertaining functions. The condition is good and the piece is easily washable.
Three speckled Trout are shown at different angles going to the bottom to the plant feeding ground. The artist A. Perry has signed his work in the center of the bottom and the fish are shown in profiles with red accented gills and fins.
Small Wood & Metal Hand Made Tool, quite possibly used for shaping a small cove or scooped out molding or even shaping a small bucket or barrell, this small almost miniature ox yoke shaped tool could have had numerous uses for cabinet makers. Most likely blacksmith made, and the curved blade is even still sharp.
One of the old plantation jobs was that of the cobbler and the making or repair of shoes. This type of awl was made to make holes for sewing the foot covering to the base sole and the handmade markings on this piece fit the modern hand perfectly. I could compare this to a large wooden tapered nail but the entire surface is hand carved or almost whittled. This was found in a slave cottage around Richmond Virginia in 1932.