Nifty advertising ice pick for the Wisconsin Ice and Coal Co. that carried the Coolerator and Econmicer. The Duluth(MN.) Refrigerator Co. became the Coolerator Co. in 1932. I have not found information on the ecomicer. The Coolerator Co. was also active during WWII. The Wscosin Ice & Coal Co. also adverised coal, fuel oil, Coke,ice cubes, and crushed ice. The pick is in very good condition and could still be used. It appears to have the original point. A neat little adverising item...
Charming Mexican folk art nicho dating to the 1930s of the Virgin Mary and angels. She has an angel overhead and one at her feet. Homemade nicho with white trim and aluminum foil on the inside of the doors for illumination. The nicho box is in very good condition, there is some soiling to the inside fabric (see photos) that does not really detract from figure. The glass slides out the top. Measures __ x__ inches (to come).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1156572
Fine Tlingit 1890s pictorial bag with an eagle, shield, and floral beadwork. The glass beads are green, pink, blue, white, and yellow along with brass and steel faceted beads. It is lined with a cotton print. I believe Tlingit pictographic beadwork is fairly rare. There are no missing beads, the wool has a few minor moth holes that does not detract from the beadwork (see photos). The hanging loop is missing but could be restored easily. It measures 12" long and 8" across at it widest point...
Adze cut canoe backsplash with beautifully carved birds from Trobriand Islands, PNG. It might have been made for an adolescents canoe. Carved from hard wood with a rich brown patina c. 1960. A fine piece of tribal art. It measures 15" high x 11 1/2" at its widest point.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1154378
From Minnesota, a Great Lakes region pair of child's high-top moccasins. I am not sure of the exact tribe (Ojibwa? Chippewa?). Hide is still very soft and flexible. They measure 4 7/8" long and 3 3/8" from the top of the high top to the center bottom (laying flat). Plenty of room to wrap the feet or use heavy socks for the cold winters in Minnesota. Nice old beads, Native tanned hide, unbleached muslin lining. c. 1930 or earlier, the beads date earlier). Very good condition.
Whimsical and very well done carved wood cigarette dispenser with a perched bird. In excellent condition and it works with regular length cigarettes. I believe it was made c. 1940s or earlier. The piece came from Canada, however, I do not know the carver or where it actually originated. If you know please advise me. Measurements: T.C.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1153517
The mukluks are most likely Southern Athabaskan c. 1935-40. They are cow hide, fur, seal gut and Native tanned hide. They are lined with cotton fabric from the late 30s to early 40s. The gathering on the heels and toes is very tight and finely done. The mukluks were worn and are in excellent condition for their age. They are supple but the ties around the ankle are a little stiff.
Beautiful sterling "rose" salt and pepper by well known Mexican silversmith Ezekial Fuego, c.1950. Hallmarked, they measure 1 /58" high and 1 5/8" in diameter. They weigh 35.8 g.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1007130
Offered is a beautifully carved/incised blackware pot of the Avanyu (water serpent)by Maria "Barbarita" Naranjo (1916-?). The pot is hand coiled and traditionally polished and fired. The piece is in fine vintage condition. The University of Arizona Museum has an almost identical piece in their collection dated 1960. I have dated this piece similarly. There are no chips or cracks or wear marks...
Mr. O'Leary has taken an old fashioned item and turned it into a more pleasing, modern, and functional piece. He has signed the back by hand. We think it could have been made mid-century up to the late 60s. It is handmade of solid oak and measures 24 inches long by 10 3/4 inches wide by sturdy 1 inch thick. Shipping and insurance will be $15.00 in the Continental U.S. Others please inquire.
Offered for sale is a beautiful Mexican Aztec Rose sterling salt/pepper shaker set. Pre-1948, it is stamped Taxco, hecho en Mexico, 925, and the initials appear to be CH. I do not know the silversmith. They measure 2 3/4 inches high and the base is 1 1/2 inches wide. Shipping & insurance within the continental U.S.will be $6.00. Others please inquire.
Offered is a 1920s hand-wrought copper kettle from the Meditteranean region. The kettle has a straight sided rim (one inch high)over a melon sectioned hand hammered bowl. It has a soft lustrous patina and is in excellent condition. It measures 6 1/2 inches in diameter at the widest x 5 inches diameter of the rim opening and 7 1/2 inches high including the standing handle. height not including the handle is 4 3/8 inches.