Very fine Japanese lacquer cocktail shaker and matching glasses handpainted with a scene of a teahouse at the edge of a lake amidst a bamboo grove with mountains in the background. The interiors are decorated in a stunning and unusual metallic copper finish.
Origin: Japan, circa 1930. Condition: virtually mint. Size: shaker, 11"; glasses 4-7/8".
Wonderful vintage tin Easter basket with colorful lithographs of nursery rhymes including Little Bo Peep, The Cat and The Fiddle, and Peter Pumpkin Eater. The bottom is marked with J. Chein's mark.
Origin: America, circa 1950. Condition: a very small ding on the side, paint rubs along rim, lithographed areas are in terrific condition with bright color. Size: 7-3/4" diameter; 8" high.
Wonderful vintage children's Christmas storybook, "Jolly Santa Claus". The cover is printed in full color with a depiction of Santa arriving wiht a decorated tree and a load of toys. The interior has another full-color plate depicting Santa driving his team of reindeer toward his castle at the North Pole. Nearly every page has a black-and-white illustration. The stories are not restricted to Christmas, and include jingles, poems, historical stories, tales, etc. The book was published by M.A. Donohue & Co. of Chicago. All the pages are intact; the book has the usual wear around the edges of the covers. Circa 1910. 9-13/16" x 7-5/8".
Silkscreen print by Hopi artist Kyrat Tuvahoema (1914-1942). Entitled "Tsep Kachina Deer Dancer", the print is accompanied by a card reading "Kyrat Tuvahoema was born on the mesa of Old Oraibe in the heart of the Hopi country in 1914. He attended day school until he transferred to Albuquerque Indian School in 1927. He then attended the Santa Fe Indian School Art Department during 1933 to 1935. His paintings were limited in number as he contracted tuberculosis shortly after leaving school, and spent much of his remaining life in various sanitariums in Arizona. He died January 1, 1942." The print was produced in 1969 by Tewa Silk Screen Prints of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is a very nice representation of Native American and American West art. Excellent condition; matted but never framed. Size: matted to 14" x 11".
Extra nice and extra-large vintage fancy blown glass indent Christmas ornament. The front and back of the teardrop have colorful indents and the sides are painted with a grapevise motif. The cap is marked "Germany". 7" long. Excellent condition.
Cute lithographed tin Easter basket decorated with a festive market scene. Some paint rubs,rust spots, and bends in the handle, but nice bright color. 5-1/4" diam., 6" tall.
Metal double lamp post with "Main St." sign. Probably Lionel or Marx, but not marked. Includes a track clip. One bulb is burned out, otherwise excellent condition. 7-3/4" tall.
Metal double lamp post with "Main St." sign. Probably Lionel or Marx, but not marked. Excellent working condition. 7-3/4" tall.
This Matchless star Christmas light has red glass prisms and a red glass gem. The base is bakelite and the bulb is C-6. These star lights were manufactured by the Matchless Electic Co. of Chicago, circa 1930. The lights are 2 inches in diameter and in working condition. 4 available in this color combination. Condition: excellent.
This Matchless star Christmas light has clear glass prisms and a red glass gem. The base is bakelite and the bulb is C-6. These star lights were manufactured by the Matchless Electic Co. of Chicago, circa 1930. This light is 2 inches in diameter and in working condition. Condition: excellent.
This Matchless star Christmas light has amber glass prisms and a cobalt blue glass gem. This is one of the less common color combinations. The base is bakelite and the bulb is C-6. These star lights were manufactured by the Matchless Electic Co. of Chicago, circa 1930. This light is 2 inches in diameter and in working condition. Condition: excellent.
Vintage McLoughlin game of "Peter Coddle and His First Trip to New York." Excellent lithographed box cover showing Mr. Coddle as he examines an early bicycle. The box has some scuffs along the edges and the top edge of the lithograph has a tear. 4-1/4"x5-1/2".
Very rare silverplate bar tool incorporating a 4-oz. jigger, a bottle opener and ice tongs. The bottom is marked "Napier Pat. Pend."
Origin: America, circa 1930's. Condition: excellent, normal very light surface scratching. Size: 9" long, 2-1/2" tall.
Vintage Noma "Shooting Star" bubble light. Clear tube over a blue and green base. Working condition.
Rare tin cookie cutter in the form of a Christmas Belsnickle (AKA Father Christmas, Santa Claus). The cutter is stamped "555" on the back between the airholes.
Origin: American, circa 1890s. Condition: excellent, a small bit of rust. Size: 9-5/8" x 3-1/2".
Terrific vintage Santa Clause figure with composition face and boots, felt and satin costume, standing on a mica-covered base. The is a nice example in a good size. Japan, circa 1930. 7" tall. Excellent condition, a little bending to the cardboard base.
Vintage composition candy container in the rare form of a pink pig. The head is delicately painted to highlight a devilish face with red lips and a broad grin in which he bares his teeth. The painted eyes give him an overall scarey look. The tail is rawhide or leather while the head detaches from the body to reveal the storage compartment -- what an odd place to hide that holiday Christmas candy ! Dimensions:: 6 inches long and 3 1/4 inches tall from the foot to the tip of his ear. Origin: Marked Germany. Circa 1920. Condition: Very nice, with a bit of flaking around the neck. No visible repairs or breaks.
Outstanding old (circa 1930s) German snowman candy container. I've had many vintage Christmas candy containers, but never one like this. The entire papier-mache container is covered with red and white chenille. The snowman straddles the container, making a sort of basket handle. His black eyes are glass and his nose is composition. The inside of the basket is marked "Germany." Excellent condition, except the nose which has some flaking. 4.5" diam.; 5.5" tall.