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similar to 1920 New Orleans Vargas Wax Black Doll Female Cotton Seller with Child

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1426490 (stock #BA948)
Measuring approximately 7.5 inches high, this highly sought after Black Vargas wax figure with a young child is mounted on its original wooden platform and is one of a series of fascinating "street character wax dolls" conceived of and crafted by Mrs. Conception Vargas Alfonso, daughter of the world-renowned, turn-of-the-20th century-New Orleans, Spanish sculptor, Francisco Vargas.

From approximately 1915 through the 1930's, Mrs. Vargas-Alphonso, influenced by the artistry of her father who a...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #283921 (stock #BA402)
This handsome Black Memorabilia Male Golliwogg doll comes straight from an English home!

A brief history of the Golliwog doll: The Golliwog is based on a Black minstrel doll that the Victorian era illustrator, Florence Kate Upton, born in 1873 of English parents, had played with as a small child in New York. Upton's Golliwog character was first introduced to the world in her 1895 book entitled The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls. Like the rag doll that inspired it, the Golliwog in her book was ...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1837 VR item #1179812 (stock #zf217)
A rare and wonderful American doll or child's bench, with a shaped crest rail over 3 spindles and a plank seat, with 6 turned legs. The crest rail and the seat are decorated with polychrome free-hand flowers. Those areas, and the splayed arms, spindles, and central leg also have gilt line borders or decorative motifs.

Because of the delicate nature of this form, and the fact that not that many were made, it is highly uncommon to find surviving examples in any condition, let alone one as beauti...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #636205
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Takeda dolls are modeled after the characters from 17th to 19th century Japanese theater. They are known for exaggerated postures and often with a vivid facial expression of the Kabuki actors or Jyoruri puppets on stage from the period.

This doll is holding up a "takafuda" bulletin board in one hand and a brush in the other. "takafuda" was an official bulletin board for Tokugawa government (1603-1868) to announce any regulations, or changes etc.

Little was known about Takeda do...

All Items : Dolls : Vintage Dolls : Hard Plastic : Pre 1950 item #1380659
Extremely Rare Poupee (doll) from the Louis Vuitton Toy Shop. Made from a type of plastic (possibly celluloid) with delicate hand painted features, dressed in a detailed regional costume of Bretagne (Brittany). The costume appears to be of a style found in the area around Pont Aven. The face of the doll is of a mature woman not a child. The dolls wig appears to be of human hair and is in a pulled back style. The headdress is of stiffened lace, as is the wide collar of the dress. The dress itself...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1910 item #1157155 (stock #BA833)
Having conceived of the revolutionary idea of a lithographed, molded-mask doll face in 1901, New Yorker, Albert Bruckner applied for and was awarded the patent for his idea that same year. All Bruckner dolls were then stamped, "PAT'D JULY 8th 1901" on the lower right neck edge.

From 1901-1924, Bruckner produced this original, 12" Topsy Turvy doll for Horsman's Babyland Rag Doll line that features Caucasian, "Betty", on one end and African American, "Topsy", on the other. The inspiration for t...

All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1900 item #1335981
David Anthony
$780.00
Ambrose Hyppolyte Louis Garneray (1783 - 1857, France) produced a remarkable series of images of major ports of Europe and the United States beginning in the 1820s. He was commissioned by Louis XVIII of France to produce paintings of naval scenes. The aquatint etching we offer for sale is a member of the port series, most likely a second state production published c. 1835. It was probably originally published around 1820 or so. Garneray has depicted a scene of New Orleans with a steam and sail ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1216217 (stock #SK03)
Galerie Ariana
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This is a woman's shift ("kurta") from Swat Valley, Pakistan. It measures 125 cm from one sleeve extended to the other; the gusset measures 24 cm; the bust 57 cm. From top shoulder to bottom hem it measures 91 cm. The sleeve opening is 17 cm. The embroidery technique is pink and red floss silk on indigo-dyed and black cotton depicting geometric shapes typical of the embroidery of the Swat Valley. Condition of this textile is excellent. Estimated age: mid to late 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1413805 (stock #EH50017)
L'Asie Exotique
$1,000.00
Antique Chinese Black coral “sea pine” snuff bottle of a rocky outcropping with a fish and crayfish in relief, 4 inset green shell eyes, hollowed interior. Jadeite stopper with brass collar, (No spoon), flat base. Excellent condition. 2-3/4 in. high x 2 in. wide 1-1/2 in. deep. Late 19th century. Provenance: Constance Margaret Goldney, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent. The Goldney Collection of Oriental Artefacts 23rd March 2009, Wellers Auctioneers, Surrey, lot #426. For similar black coral...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1400944 (stock #WN201)
Galerie Hafner
$3,200.00
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A textile panel made of different dyed silk stripes, exquisitely embroidered with motifs from Zoroastrian myths such as fishes or botehs. The backing is a coarse blue dyed cotton, framed by a black ribbon. These embroidery panels originally would have formed the knee to ankle section of one trouser leg, of a shalvar (pantaloon) from a Zoroastrian woman's wedding costume. Condition: one stripe with small fabric losses (see photo 6), few tears, an old mend, little faded. Dimension: c. 49.4 cm x 13...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1409083
Indonesia, central Sulawesi, Galumpang district, 1970s

Handspun cotton, natural and commercial dyes, warp ikat

A graphic funeral shroud (sekomandi) made by the Toraja people in the Galumpang district of Sulawesi, with an ikat pattern in the natural cotton colour, blue, and deep blue-black on a terracotta red ground. The piece is sewn together from 2 identical panels joined together along the selvedges. Its design of interlocking motifs is one of the classic ancie...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1431024 (stock #D-R-62)
Gallery Rex
$295.00
Dohei Fujinoki is one of the most popular artist in contemporary KARATSU pottery scene. Initially he aimed a western painter and then,when he met an old KARATSU pottery piece he had been fascinated. He has studied at Karatsu and also MIno. And while, he has studied in tea ceremony. His repertoires are goods for tea ceremony, sake cup, and tableware for Japanese cuisine. This piece is a brand new work created with chosen karatsu glaze (black&white) trditional glaze in Karatsu. It would...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1411984 (stock #D6-40)
Gallery Rex
$185.00
Dohei Fujinoki is one of the most popular artist in contemporary KARATSU pottery scene. Initially he aimed a western painter and then,when he met an old KARATSU pottery piece he had been fascinated. He has studied at Karatsu and also MIno. And while, he has studied in tea ceremony. His repertoires are goods for tea ceremony, sake cup, and tableware for Japanese cuisine. This piece is a brand new work created with chosen-karatsu glaze(black&white) as sake cup.His sake cup is very popula...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Glass Shades : Pre 1940 item #799240 (stock #LG01)
Bead Chain fixtures were the standard ceiling fixture of the American home from the 1920’s through the 1940’s. The decorative glass shade hung from 3 bead chains, and could be adjusted up or down depending on the size of the room and height of the ceiling. The graceful Art Deco design of these fixtures makes them the perfect fit in today's homes.
This vintage 10 1/4 inch glass shade has a grape design done in crystal against a pastel pink background. Price includes both the shade and the...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #807580 (stock #BA720)
Offered is this extremely RARE 1920's, cardboard, D.L. Clark Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 120 count, BLACK JACK Caramel "PENNY CANDY" BOX which features a singing Black Dandy strumming a banjo.

Cardboard candy boxes with black themes remain EXTREMELY RARE finds in today's market!!!

The piece is in very fine condition with expected edge and corner wear. The top left seam of the cover has split but otherwise, the box remains intact with no missing pieces.

D. L. Clark Company History:...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #59726
Straight Furrows Log Cabin pattern quilt; Circa 1890. The variety of black fabrics give this pattern exceptional depth. Mostly wools with some cottons. Pennsylvania Mennonite origin with pieced bars on the back. Colors shown here are more nearly true in close-ups. The black areas are comprised of the same size log cabin strips (not easily illustrated here) as the colored fabrics. 82" x 96"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #661389
Asian Art By Kyoko
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Japanese antique nobori banner, hand painted on cotton, a tiger in bamboo grove. The style of the painting is derived from ancient Korean paintings of tigers. It is a style that became popular in Japan from the 16th century and you will see many screens and scrolls of tigers painted in this manner. The popularity of these paintings in this style continued throughout the Edo period(1608-1868) and into the Meiji era. The quality of the artwork tell us that this nobori is likely to have been done b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1427404 (stock #CR847)
Arte Xibalba
$275.00
A lovely Nicoya figure from Costa Rica, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. This rare Chaco Black on Red example is 5-3/4” high and depicts a female, seated with legs crossed and hands holding the belly. She is adorned with a segmented appliqué necklace and the characteristic body décor encircling the breasts, on the shoulders and face. The spine is protruding along the back. Intact, with vivid paint and good mineral deposits. >P> Cf. “Art of Costa Rica”, page 75.