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similar to Wonderful 1901 Patent Albert Bruckner Black/White Topsy Turvy Doll

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1920 item #428076 (stock #BA525)
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 : 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 #1320290 (stock #0675)
Japanese Art Site
Beautiful Japanese Daki Ningyo standing at the unusual height of 26 inches (66 cm), making him a very rare and striking figure of the merchant class. He is wearing an Inro with a pair of Kokishiki dolls inside. It is most uncommon to see this type of Ningyô outside of Japan, for they are highly prized by the Japanese. A widely held theory has it that these dolls were commissioned by patrons of Geisha as presentation gifts. This one is outstanding in every way. It has a wonderfully expressi...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1466010 (stock #BA972)
Measuring approximately 7.5 inches high, this highly sought after Black Americana Vargas wax figure 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 also sc...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : New item #1470602 (stock #MB788)
New Reference Book: Classical Chinese Furniture – Marcus Flacks

Unlike other Asian cultures of the 17th and 18th centuries, the Chinese did not sit on the floor. The simple fact that the Manchu invaders imported highly flexible furniture from their yurts influenced the development of Chinese design and decorative arts. Within a few years of the Manchu invasion, Chinese craftsmen combined their highly refined design aesthetic with extraordinary exotic woods, veneers, and lacquer to create s...

All Items : Artists : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1470593 (stock #1478)
Rare Fan Painting by Renowned Buddhist Monk Artist Su An Sunim (born 1940) of a Crane Couple painted in 1997. The crane is an ancient symbol of longevity and immortality. Because cranes were believed to stay with one mate for their lifetime, it is also a symbol of faithful love. When the crane is paired like this, the meanings of immortality and fidelity combine to mean eternal love. That sentiment is reinforced by the calligraphy. The recent exhibition of Su An Sunim's work at the Zen Buddhist ...
All Items : Artists : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1470592 (stock #1477)
Rare Fan Painting by Renowned Buddhist Monk Artist Su An Sunim (born 1940). The calligraphy on this 1997 painting says, "Your smile is an offering to Buddha." The recent exhibition of Su An Sunim's work at the Zen Buddhist Temple in New York City was the most highly-attended exhibition ever presented by the Korean Art Society. At that exhibition, Su An Sunim's works of similar size and quality sold for multiples of the prices we are asking here. Ink and colors on paper. 16.25 x 11 inches, 41 x 2...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1990 item #1470373 (stock #BNJAllenQuai)
June Hastings
Bronze sculpture of a resting quail by California sculptor Howard Wheatley Allen. Signed under the tail “H. W. Allen” and dated “1984”, it is marked edition “11/100”. Has a wonderful warm patina and measures 6.75" high

ABOUT the ARTIST Howard Wheatley Allen, 1941-2019, California sculptor, achieved international acclaim for his bronze bird sculptures. His work, chosen for its strength, grace and symbolic content, is in public, private, and corporate collections aroun...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Art Glass : Pre 1930 item #1470329 (stock #22104767)
Private Stock
22104767 A 6 3/4 inch tall Steuben wine glass signed on the foot with the Steuben acid stamped block letter mark. The wine glass has an amethyst cut to clear cup engraved in an unknown pattern as shown on several items in the Carder shape gallery. The wine glass is shape 6505 and is in pristine condition.
J S Antiques
Anchor Hocking Glass Company started making EAPC in 1960. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1900 item #1470167 (stock #22114769)
Private Stock
22114769 A wonderfull Webb Alexandrite bowl with a “honeycomb” pattern. The bowl has extraordinary color ranging from amber at the base through red to purple to blue at the hexagonal rim. The bowl is 3 inches tall and 3.5 inches in diameter. Minor wear to the base as should be expected.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1470082 (stock #MB936)
GBP £1,500.00
Fine Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Foreigner with Oxford TL Test

This fine and rare pottery model of a foreigner was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906). It is made from a red pottery that has been cold-painted in a thick white pigment with the facial details picked out in red and black pigments. This elegant figure, a groom, stands with his shoulders raised, head raised and turned to his right, one hand outstretched. Note the detail of the clothing, the headgear and especiall...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1470075 (stock #MB937)
Chinese Tang Dynasty Painted Pottery Groom Figure

This attractive pottery figure was made during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 906) and most likely represents a groom. It is made from a red pottery and joins at the sides show it was made in a two-piece mould. The surface has been cold-painted in a white pigment with the facial details picked out in red and black pigments. The figures stands in attendance with hands clasped together under long sleeves. Note also the details of the hairstyle.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1470058 (stock #MB939)
Large Chinese Neolithic Painted Pottery Jar - Machang (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)

This large and impressive pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago during the Machang Phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture, also known as the Gansu-Yangshao culture, from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. The pottery is an attractive pale orange/brown colour and it is relatively highly-fired. It is quite "heavily-potted" with a well-rounded body, two sturdy loop handles and flared mouth. The upper b...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1837 VR item #1469991 (stock #BA974)
Stonegate Antiques
These authentic and extraordinarily RARE, hand-forged, wrought iron, Slave Ship Ankle Shackles were de-accessioned from a private collection. Ankle shackles such as these were used to restrain and imprison kidnapped Africans below decks in the slaver ships' holds during what is known as the ‘Middle Passage’, the brutal voyage endured by captured Africans from the West Coast of Africa to enslavement in the Americas- the second portion of what was known as the transatlantic slave trade.


All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1469962 (stock #BNJmonkPapBo)
June Hastings
A 19th C black lacquered Victorian papier-mache tabletop box with a gold Chinoiserie scene. The lid is decorated with monks in a Chinese style garden where as the sides are decorated with noble families at leisure in a similar Chinese garden. What makes this box special are the monks on the lid and detailed decorations on all 4 sides. Measure 11.75" long, 2.75" high, and 3.5" wide
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1469880 (stock #BNJssPinCush)
June Hastings
Antique Victorian era S Kirk & Son sterling silver pin cushion with purple velvet liner. A must have for the collector of fine Victorian sewing accoutrements or the collector unusual sterling pieces. Fully hallmarked. American and in excellent condition, it measures 6" diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1900 item #1469864 (stock #BNJaspaPlate)
June Hastings
6 French majolica asparagus plates with a yellow basket weave pattern edged by a scalloped turquoise rim. The plates features 4 purple tipped asparagus spears laying on a large green artichoke leaf against a turquoise ground. Although difficult to see in photo, there is a well on the right side of the plate for a sauce or melted butter. From the Salins-les-Bains region of eastern France this plate dates circa 1875. Each plate comes with attached hanger. All in excellent as made condition and m...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1469782 (stock #15092)
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Straw-wooven basket used for gathering edible wild plants in the mountains, early 20th century, Korea, approx. 33 x 25 x 3cm (12.99 x 9.84 x 1.18in). Some expected stains but no major deformation.

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