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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1950 item #1437065 (stock #B277)
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...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1960 item #479335 (stock #BA564)
A wonderful and quite rare piece of 1950's Black Memorabilia!!

This unique, Japanese made, 6" tall Black Sailor or Pirate ceramic nodder by UCAGCO is in mint condition--no cracks, chips, paint wear or repaint!!! Any white spots, etc in photos are purely the function of poor photography!

This interesting fellow wears blue and white striped pants, yellow and green shirt, and yellow jacket. His head nods "yes" and his flowered-painted fan can be made to wave in any direction.

Both head & ...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1940 item #113646 (stock #BA279)
Offered is an absolutely wonderful, original, 1930s watercolor portrait of a young "Black Shoe Shine Boy", a figure quite reflective of one aspect of African-American cultural history, as the iconic "shoe-shine boy (or man)" was so very frequently seen on city street corners plying a meager living during the first half of the 20th century.

The piece is signed in the lower right hand corner by LISTED American artist, Olga Lea Rosenson, who was born September 10, 1892, in Brooklyn, New York (di...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Black Americana : Pre 1930 item #1113163 (stock #BA805)
Measuring just 2.25 inches in height (minus the hair!!), this extremely RARE, clear glass Golliwogg Perfume Bottle was sold by VIGNY Perfumeries of Paris, France in the 1920’s. The clear glass perfume was the second version of the Vigny “Le Golliwogg” perfume produced from the 1920’s into the 1930’s. The bottle design and name are based on a character created by Englishwoman, Florence K. Upton around the turn of the century. The bottle, itself, was made by Verreries Brosse.

This dar...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1451528 (stock #10629)
Welcome To Another Century
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Hanging scroll with erotic painting. Image of a man of the merchant class and a woman having intercourse, while being surrounded by a multitude of other women having their own fun. Ukiyo-e style.
Black ink, gold and bright color on silk.

Unsigned. After a four-page book illustration by Keisai Eisen (see photo 6, which is NOT offered for sale here).
Japan, Meiji period.

Height: 12 ¾”; width: 18 ¼”; total height mounting: 47 ¾” (32.4 x 46.3; 121.3 cm).

Typ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #793064 (stock #S-F0908)
CARLA SUE GATSKE
$8,500.00
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.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Wristwatches : Contemporary item #1434437 (stock #VW1771)
Watch Company
$280.00
DUNHILL Men's Rectangular Polished Stainless Steel 28mm in width and 39mm in length. ETA 2660 Mechanical winding 17j movement. No box. Genuine, authentic. New, unused and never worn. The 18mm strap is generic Swiss Leather. Water resistant to 30 mm. Mechanical hand winding Swiss movement. The unique serial No. associated with each watch will be provided before shipping. Warranted for one year from date of purchase. We can switch to a nice black color leather strap, if required. THIS IS A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1456692 (stock #11051)
Two erotic shunga drawings in black ink and mineral colors on thin paper.
On the right hand painting a double-sided dildo, to pleasure two women at the same time. The left half is made of tortoise shell (yellow with black patches), the right half is probably indicating buffalo horn.
The left-hand painting shows how to use the dildo properly.

Unsigned.

Japan, 19th century.

Each drawing 9.75 x 9.75 inches. Both drawing fully mounted onto a thicker sheet of paper.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1461419 (stock #JHdoLacDocBo)
June Hastings
$1,600.00
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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1900 item #433910 (stock #G550)
Offered for sale is a very rare, circa 1890s, trade sign or display advertisement for “KESSLER’S – SMOOTH AS SILK“ WHISKEY-- shaped in the form of a TOP HAT!

This fabulous advertising piece is made of papier mache’, is painted black, and sports cream-colored lettering on both sides of the hat.

The firm of Julius Kessler Dist. Co., Inc., in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, originated in 1888 and created an American blended whiskey known for its silky smoothness!

The condition of this fab ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1464624 (stock #MB828)
BRIAN PAGE ORIENTAL ART
GBP £750.00
SALE PRICE – Was £850
Fine & Rare Chinese Yuan Dynasty Burnished Black Pottery Dragon Cup & Saucer

This exquisite cup and saucer set are very rare examples of burnished black pottery made during the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). They have finely-burnished surfaces, very smooth to the touch. The cup is particularly finely-potted and has a handle in the form of a dragon's head. On the surface in places, mostly to the edge of the dish, are "calcified" deposits resulting from long burial. There is also a silvery-blu...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #38987
AntiquesDC
$120.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1145959
Spoils of Time
$1,000.00
A Japanese lacquer bowed top box with portrait of a Kabuki actor - presumably named in gold lacquer and the role of Daihachi named in a lustrous iron color. All slightly raised work, the portrait is in gray, black, red, flesh tone, browns and gold. Lines including pattern and folds in the figure's attire and hair in his coiffure and sideburns cleanly defined with raised work. Metal along the facing edges of the top and bottom have no doubt contributed nicely to the preservation of the box. Actor...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1450426 (stock #M1414)
Presented in a frame is the highly colorful, visually-appealing and patriotic cover of an 83 page song book advertising BROMO-SELTZER. Prominently featured is the American flag waving beside the iconic, cobalt blue colored BROMO-SELTZER bottle!

This cleverly-designed image dates to the late 1890s to the early 1900s as it advertises the product as a CURE for all headaches. The passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act requiring that foods and drugs bear truthful labeling statements and meet ...

All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Serigraphs : Pre 1990 item #1186145 (stock #08108)
The Title: "The Wizard of OZ"
Artist: "Melanie Taylor Kent" American
Medium: Original Serigraph on arches paper, unframed
The size of Sheet: 40" x 27 3/4"
The size of Image: 32" x 22"
The year made: 1989
Signature: Lower right , signed in pencil
Edition Number: Artist Proof in pencil lower left
The condition: Excellent, never been framed.

Beautiful Original Serigraph by world renown artist, Melanie Taylor Kent. The subject of The Wizard of Oz is ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1102875
Zentner Collection
$9,600.00
Large and beautiful Burmese dry lacquer seated buddha, black lacquer with gold gilt, decorated all over with inlaid mirrors and colored glass, compassionate expression.

A mudra in Buddhist statues is a gesture and body posture holding special meaning and commemorating a few of the important moments in the Buddha’s life. One of the most common and popular mudra found depicted in Buddha statues is the Bhumisparsha, translated as the "touching earth gesture". The gesture represent the ...
First edition Taisho period Japanese woodblock print titled “The Snow Maiden Umekawa” (aka “The Heroine Umekawa in the Snow”) from the supplements of “The Complete Works of Chikamatsu Manzaemon" by Kitano Tsunetomi (1880-1947) published in 1923. First edition with mica and silver highlights, hand applied gofun, black ink Tsunetomi seal at the upper right, and Yamagishi Kazue (carver) and Nishimura Kumakichi (printer) seals at the lower edge. Visible paper size: 15 7/8" x nearly 11" (...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Designer : Pre 1960 item #1220697 (stock #TG10068)
This bracelet is absolutely Alice Caviness "Eye Candy". I have seen it pictured in a couple of books, but have never seen another one in person. It is a huge gold colored bangle set halway around with round and baguette yelow and gray topaz glass. The top is absolutly a show stopper. The large faceted yellow stone is 1" x 1 1/4" and it is completely surrounded with sparkling round and baguette yellow and gray faceted sparklers, all of which are prong set. That top piece measures 2" x 2 1/4"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1920 item #338075
AntiquesDC
$36.00
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.