Measuring 7.5 inches long x 10 inches high, this rarely-found, circa 1930's, wooden pull toy depicting a Smiling Black Boy is fully functional! He was manufactured by Wood Commodities Corporation, New York, and was called, not the typical Sambo as one might expect, but "Little Jasper"!
Little Jasper was created by George Pal, a cartoonist who worked for Paramount Studios and who created the Puppetoons, a popular cartoon series played in movie theaters of the era prior to the screening of the ...
Presented as a historical and cultural artifact, this seldom-found, vintage, 1942, Ten Little Colored Boys book illustrated by Emery I. Gondor and published by Howell, Soskin Publishers, New York, is in very fine condition.
Measuring 10.75 inches wide x 8.25 inches long, the book has seen extremely gentle use as evidenced by the near perfect condition of the little boys' heads which, while providing visual interest, are primarily present to allow easy turning of each page. Given this purpo...
This delightful, 1920's, hand-painted, English pull toy features a darling horse and jockey!
When pulled by its string, the toy rolls along on its metal and rubber wheels, causing the jockey to raise and lower himself off of the horse as the horse makes a coordinated "jumping" motion as his front legs raise up slightly.
The toy is labeled "Loros Bros Ltd London England" within a small triangle that is painted on one side of the metal supporting rim (see photos). The horse and rider are cons...
Japanese two(2) section Tansu, Cedar and Cypress Wood, Chest on chest, Meiji period before 1910's, 42"high, 34" wide, 17" deep, 2 large long graduated size drawers on upper section above one long drawer above shorter drawer next to 2 small drawers on the right side, lacquer painted Crane on the black iron round back plates, and pulls. Some of the small upper section black iron pieces are broken off and one top round black iron back plate has no crane design, maybe replaced later date some time ...
Japanese Kiri wood two(2) section Tansu, Kiri and Cedar chest on chest, Meiji period, before 1900, 42" high, 33" wide, 17" deep with 5 graduated size long drawers, and carved and engraved floral shape black iron back plates have different motif carvings, and black iron handles. Pine wood used in the back and split in some areas caused by dryness and old age, shows wear and tear in original condition, as found condition from Japan.
Large Japanese Meiji period rounded square form black lacquered wood deep tray decorated in gold and polychrome accents with three birds among flowers and bamboo above a stream at the bottom. The rim is gold. 14 3/4" square with a lip nearly 2 1/4" high. Late 19th to early 20th century. Very good overall condition with only a few fine scratches on the back. Please note that the light spots in the black background are reflection. From the collection of a Japanese woman in Tucson, Arizona.
Vintage bisque Halloween black cat candy container. The bottom is marked "Made In Japan." Circa 1930. Condition: excellent.
A very rare well-potted and painted 8.25" Ko-Imari model of a standing boy reaching into an urn. The boy's face is painted with black hair and features a gilt head band. Both his robe and the urn are painted in blue, orange and iron red.
Condition: Excellent, with no chips, hairlines or repairs.
China Trade painting - "Coastal Village Scene With Anchored Junk". Oil on canvas. Circa: late 19th C. Size: 17 3/4 inches x 23 1/2 inches. Unsigned. A painting from the China Trade school depicting modest homes along a coastal estuary, together with the local inhabitants and a 'junk' at anchor. Offered in a black and gold wood frame and retaining a Quester Gallery label, Stonington, CT. Professionally restored and relined on a new stretcher.
An antique Fubako, letter box, of a rarely seen design with a black ground having a flowing gold sprinkled pattern featuring wheel and wind/water designs in relief. There is also a lovely sprinkled design to the interior. The exterior bottom, which is covered when the box is closed, has the wheel designs and is very bright showing very little if any wear. Still retaining its original silk tasseled roping, this box is in superb condition. Circa 1850, it measures 9.25" long, 2.75" wide, and a li...
Vintage lithographed tin Halloween pan noisemaker, decorated in green, black, white and orange. The decorations include a witch, a ghost and a skeleton around a cauldron. The edges are decorated with jack o'lanterns, owls, bats and black cats. Marked "US Metal Toy Mfg. Co. Made In U.S.A." Very nice condition, some scratching where metal clappers hit against pan, very light rust on the unpainted clappers. Circa 1940s. 7-7/8" long.
Pretty vintage Halloween postcard showing a young couple, he dressed as a Pilgrim and she dressed as a Victorian lady, walking along a scary path through the woods. They have just startled a black cat while a pair of witches look on from the background. The card has nice colors. The two lower corners have some creasing, sharp edges. The back is postmarked 1910.
Very nice vintage celluloid doll dressed up in a fanciful crepe paper Halloween costume. This is the sort of handmade party favor illustrated in Dennison's "Bogie Books". Circa 1930. Very nice condition, with just a little wear on the hat. 7" tall.
The size of Frame: 15 3/8" L x 12 5/16" W x 1 1/2" Thick
The size of BW Photo: 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" (showing).
Photo size itself: 10" x 8"
Date of Photo taken: August 1985
Photographer: Edward Kawanabe (1947 - )
Printer of Photograph: Edward Kawanabe (1947- )
Camera used: Nikon FM 2.
This is most Unique photograph. If you look at this B/W photograph,
you would think old wooden Church somewhere in country side.
It is actually very small size Church made by ...
An old and larger than average soft wood Dayak war shield painted with anthropomorphic figures and faces in red, black and white pigment.
This item was made during either the 19th or very early 20th Century.
Condition: very used; un-restored and un-repainted. There is much wear to the surface and edges and the decoration appears "faded". There is a very old replacement section of wood to the bottom left which appears to have been "cannibalised" from another old shield. Whilst most ...
Japanese Marquetry inlaid Table, mid 1800's, beautifully detailed various design and color of wood Marquetry works are displayed in this three(3) functional table, all in one(1) table as a Book Stand, a Chess table and a Sewing or Work Table, 33 1/2" high, 13" deep, 35 1/2" wide when it is open, 17 1/2" wide when two(2) leaves are closed, with inlaid 4 side brackets support leaves on both sides. This multiple purpose table comes in two(2) parts, separate stand with curved black lacquered legs ...
Chinese late Qing dynasty square form wood table dressing chest or scholar’s box with attractive pronounced wood grain. The front panel is decorated with a butterfly or bat form metal lockplate. It lifts off to reveal seven drawers with metal double-fish drawer pulls. The top has two bronze handles set against six floral mounts. Late 19th to early 20th century. 9 3/8” square. Very good overall condition. The wood has shrunk in several areas due to our dry desert climate in Arizona. T...
Edo Era, circa 1850s-1860s, Japanese red lacquer over wood Japanese Bento Box in 5 sections. The exterior features Shibayama style of inlay on a red lacquer ground with the interior and underside being black lacquer. The Shibayama design has several types of stone inlays including MOP with branching, cherry blossoms, leaves, buds and rockery all done in raised work. The workmanship is very good. In very good condition with no repairs or touchups, the only issue is some lacquer is missing to...
The size of Frame: 24 1/4"W x 28 1/4" H x 1" Thick
The size of Image : 19" W x 23" H
Artist: Ansel Adams (Feb. 20 1902 — Apr. 22, 1984)
The title: Oak Tree, Snowstorm.
The date Photograph created: 1948 by Ansel Adams.
Medium: Black and White Print. With Black Metal Frame with double matted..
The condition of Frame and Print: Excellent.
This is handsome reproduction Black and White print by world well known
Ansel Adams (Feb. 20 1902 — Apr. 22, 198...