Rarely seen, highly wearable bracelet by silver master, William Spratling. It is made of of four segments of sterling silver and ebony wood. The inside diameter is 2 1/2" so it fits a medium/ large wrist. It is 3/4" tall. Closes with pin clasp. Hallmark dates to the 1940's;
Unusual sterling silver box with a horse and naked rider in addition to three other naked figures. Hand hammer marks are evident on the inside cover. The box measures 3" wide; 2" deep and 13/16" tall. B. Kampmann is signed on the inside lid and a maker's stamp is on the bottom as well.
This elegant quilt takes the Nine Patch pattern to a new level. Setting the blocks on point makes it more than the standard version of a Nine Patch. More important are the Delectable Mountain and pillar print chintz borders. The finest feature is the trapunto quilting. Every other white block and the innermost border have fine, floral stuffed worked patterning that shows up best in the last two thumbnail photos.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent, spotless condition. ...click for details
This bulbous, elegant pitcher by William Spratling is known as his Ranch design. It combines a sterling silver body with an ebony handle. The outside is smooth with hand hammer marks wonderfully evident on the inside. Measurements are 6 1/2" tall and 9" across including the handle. Hallmark dates to the 1940's; excellent condition.
One of a kind iron gate in the shape of an elongated face. It would be functional as a gate but would also be terrific hung indoors as a piece of outsider art.
The movable earrings are an especially whimsical touch. One spike is missing from the hairdo but all else is intact. Measurements are 62" tall and 24" at the widest point. Found in Virginia.; circa 1920.
This large size Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) has a stunning array of fabrics from the second quarter of the nineteenth century. They are beautifully and cleverly assembled to create a diamond pattern with just the use of eight blocks strategically placed. Measurements are 102" x 104", ample for a king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Two delightfully homemade Amish animals - the white cotton horse measures 12" long and 9 1/2" tall. He (or she) has wonderfully detailed tack; embroidered facial features and a braided tail. Dates to about 1950.
Elephant - made of dark brown velvet with glass (?) bead eyes. The rubber ears are mostly broken off. Measurements are a11 1/4" from head to tail and 7 1/4" tall. Made circa 1930.
Unusual silver bracelet of overlapping discs. Each is slightly longer than a half circle. The links move well creating a piece that both looks terrific and feels good to the touch. Designed by Manuel Porcayo under the name Hecho a Mano (Made by Hand). It weighs a substantial 139 grams. Links are 5/8" wide.