Framed in a wonderful twig sided Walnut shadow box Victorian frame, this floral image seems right at home in a natural setting. The frame is probably 20-30 years older than the print but has been together for many years. The glass in the frame even has waves and bubbles. This is a well done image and the print would be at home in most any setting.
This yellow and pink roses plate is handpainted and the shell edges are trimmed in gold. The plate is extremely visually appealing. The roses are certainly realistic and the marking would date the plate to close to 100 years of age.
This scarf pin in gold filled is Art Nouveau styled and resembles an old picture frame with a hook in the center for the scarf to secure it and a regular pin on the back side. The work on the front is raised relief, and the finish is in good condition. The corner shell designs almost do resemble a turn of the century picture frame and the decorative motif here is unusually high quality.
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.
Folk Art appears to be one of the most desirable items one could ever find on the market today. This either late 19th or early 20th century handmade frame appears to be all original. It is either poplar, gum or a wood that takes a dark stain well and is carved with all moveable parts and each of the exterior parts has a handcarved heart. The condition could not be better. This is a totally moveable picture frame that will hold a glass for an artwork insertion and the effect of this is one of strange, weird, and kitchy. Probably American, could even be a form of tramp art, this is a truly one of a kind piece.
Nicely done small or miniature oriental vase with heavy enameling on the outside. Vase is very colorful and shows a stylized handpainted figure on either side. The multicolors are raised off the surface of the vase, the figure has exgaggerated arms and this is almost funny in a carriacature sort of manner. This has a real look of the 1930s and the image is in really good condition.
The Colton map series are regarded as some of the most accurate of American maps of the world. They were colored in borders of countries and the historical changes of boundaries make these interesting to viewers today.
Sturdy aluminum childs spoon that has the advertising logo Cream Top on the handle. Spoon is in good shape. We all know that this is a great double play on words, cream rises to the top in milk and this certainly is a neat small ladle to dip thecream and serve. Aluminum was a novelty metal in the 1930s and the combination of a light and clean metal for dairy products makes this one of interest to modern collectors.
This book is a compilation of almost 4500 different views of over 2400 different cities and towns that were produced by the first decade of the twentieth century. It provides specific information on each title. Truly this book is a necessary reference for scholars of early cities
Blue Kerosene Lamp, the burner is marked on the wick riser, Made in Hong Kong, this interesting 50s piece would have been a perfect back drop in a retro tv program. Who knows, Lucy, or Mrs. Cleaver may have had one of these on the show, and the condition could not be better. The original blue chimney is not chipped and has lots of neat bubbles for appearance.