John Coker, LTD - Est. 1971

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The green tones of this view make one think of early spring the work came from the estate of a well known artist Sarah Blythe Beatty from Pittsburgh but is unsigned.
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This view of a harbor with Dutch windmills and sailboats is very detailed showing even flags hanging from the tops of the masts. A town is shown in the background and the boats appear to be moored ready to go to sea.
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A well modeled handmade pottery German beer stein with the number 712 impressed along with Germany on the base, the basic exterior is oatmeal color and the lower relief sections are in cobalt blue with traces of the blue on the rest of the surface. One of the oblong designs is of a seated figure playing something resembling a mandolin, a couple talking while a man is seated on a log cutting tree stump with an axe at his feet, and a winged cherub sitting on a tree limb. There is one other number raised that appears to be 451 and there is a rope style trim around the decoration and base in horizontal bands. The lid and lifting part of the lid seem to be mint and the condition would be hard to imagine being better.
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Winged Cherub is very visible on the front of the lower section. The figure is holding a bow in the right hand nested on the ground flowers are behind the figure and a stylized ribbon is around the outer edge of the clock. The movement of the clock is not currently working probably needs cleaning and would not be a problem to repair. If you like Art Nouveau this is of interest. New Haven is a major American clock maker from the earlier part of the 20th century.
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A beautifully made cut star pattern cranberry toddy warmer for that perfect warmed up drink on a cold winter evening. The handle and feet are intact as well as the interior lamp behind a hinged door. The viewer interested in this should know I have 3 others one a lithopane.
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This guy is all ready for desert combat in Brown camouflage.
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These watercolor guache paintings by Weya; are of two Louisiana riverboats the Cairo and the Natchez. The colors are rich and vibrant and there are three observers on the river bank.
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In the late 19th Century, families loved to decorate for holidays and seasons. Fall was a season of harvest and Halloween was a popular time of year. This decorated face Pumpkin creamer has ribs that are painted green from not quite maturing. A green handle resembling the vine and a face can be seen on the screen that is both funny and interesting. The collector of figurals would find this interesting.
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The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads lakes and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
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Charles Paul Gruppe was a well known artist who worked both in Europe, America and other places. These watercolors are signed Gruppe and one is noted to be Munich. Both are landscapes with trees, water and vague skylines in the background. These are simply pretty. The late Victorian frames that are the originals for the watercolors are just unbelievable with a natural theme of flowers, cones and petals of flowers along with vines in the background. This is one fine pair of frames and watercolors. The details are subtle and these are really powerful images. Remember, this is a pair.