Pickaninny Brand Peanut Butter was produced in the 1920's by the F.M. Hoyt Company of Amesbury, Massachusetts, who guaranteed the quality of its peanut butter and whose sales slogan was: "Packed For Those Who Appreciate Quality". The company's logo featured a very young, African-American girl in a red dress, eating peanut butter out of the tin pail while her cloth doll rested on her lap. The words: "A.C. CO OF MASS." appear in the tiniest letters below the words "Peanut Butter" on one side of th...
A Ridgway Salt Glaze Relief Molded Stoneware Pitcher; Signed in Imprint "Published by W Ridgway & Co. Hanley October 1, 1835". There is a Pewter Lid on the Beige Body, with the Figures Telling the Story of Tam O'Shanter, from the Robert Burns (1759-1796) poem. I Shows a pub scene to one side, and an equestrian scene to the other. Dimensions; 9" high. Height 9 inches. The pitcher is in excellent condition, but the pewter lid is loose, but not damaged.
TRENTON WATCH CO.
1885 – 1908
Trenton watches were marketed under the following labels: Trenton, Ingersoll, Fortuna, Illinois Watch Case Company, Calumet U.S.A., Locomotives Special, Marvel Watch Co., Reliance Watch Co.
Serial numbers started at 2001 and ended at 4,100,000. Total production was about 1,914,000.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRENTON WATCH CO.:
New Haven Watch Co, New Haven, Conn. 1883-1887
Trenton Watch Co., Trenton, N.J. 1887-1908
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Presented as a historical and cultural artifact, this extraordinarily RARE, very, very scarcely found, cloth book entitled "Pickaninny ABC" was published in London, Patented March 7, 1905, Number 39, by Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd. The book measures 8.50 inches long x 6.75 inches wide, and is the companion volume to the also exceedingly rare 1904 Dean's Rag Book, "Ten Little Indians" which I have had the pleasure to offer for sale only twice in my decades-long antiques career (see final photo for a...
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.
Offered are a scarcely-found group of three pharmacy ointment mill tube fillers that date to the circa 1910 - 1930s era. These tools-of-the-trade were typically found in compounding pharmacies. This particular grouping came from the estate of a pharmacist who first began practicing in the early 1900's.
The first example, as seen on the left, measures 3.5 inches and has a heavy brass base and an aluminum compression rod. There is a removable brass nozzle that screws into the base. This diminut...
A massive bronze (copper tin alloy) vase cast in Han dynasty Hu shape and with Han style Taotie mask handles. The archaistic style decoration is an amalgam of Shang and Zhou dynasty motifs. These consist of upper and lower bands depicting stylized dragons and a central band of large Taotie ("monster"} masks. All are reserved against a flattened Leiwen (cloud) daiper ground. Below the upper two horizontal bands are pendent 'Cicida Blades'.
An accompanying 1973 British Museum letter suggests a...
Unique folk handmade tabi cotton socks with full of 'sashiko' (ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashiko) from Tohoku region in the northern Japan, Showa period, early-mid 20th century. approx. 25 x 10cm (9.84 x 3.93in) each.
In aesthetic vintage condition as is, with expected signs of use and stains due to aging as seen.
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Traditional Korean wood chiseling wedding goose sent to a bride-to-be from a groom-to-be, mid-late 20th century, approx. 31 x 10.5 x H 18.5cm (12.20 x 4.13 x 7.28in).
Luxury quality with such profound dark color. Solid and heavy as it is. Removable neck part. Some expected flaws due to aging as is as seen.
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POCKET THOUSAND-ARMED KANNON
Small gilt wood carving 'Kaichu-butsu' (lit. 'Pocket-Buddha', as portable amulet) with homely and benign face enshrined in zushi (miniature shrine),
in good condition like dead stock, Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan, zushi: approx. H 8 x 5 x 3.5cm (3.14 x 1.96 x 1.37in). (*All fixtures in the photos are not attached.)
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Oil painting on canvas by Toyoko Okumura (1939- ), Japan. approx. 65.5 x 53.3 x 2.5cm (25.78 x 20.98 x 0.98in).
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'Keue-ningyo' (lit.'Furry doll') as scarce high‐class realistic animal doll of traditional Kyoto handicraft pasting the bundles of untwisted silk string on the paper-mache body to describe the lie of animal's hair
made during End of Edo to Meiji period, late 19th - early 20th century, Japan, approx. 15 x 5 x H 14cm (5.90 x 1.96 x 5.51in). Glass eyes. Some expected damage due to aging as is as seen. One leg is unstable.
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Unique type of local 'zushi' (small shrine) made of roof tile only seen around Sanin-Shikoku region, Showa period, early-mid 20th century, Japan, approx. H 23 x 18 x 18cm (9.05 x 7.08 x 7.08in).
Traditionally placed on house-yard and make inside empty to let the guardian god of its house dwells into. Rare square entrance, since usually round type. The condition is as is as seen.
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Korean straw-woven sandals for women, early-mid 20th century, approx. 25.5 x 8cm (10.03 x 3.14in) each. Some frays and stains due to aging as is, but no fatal deformation.
(*Reference image is from the book, 'National Folk Museum of Korea')
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Fine Large Chinese Han Dynasty Painted Pottery Hu Jar & Cover
This pottery jar with cover was made during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 8). It is made from a fairly high-fired fine-grained grey pottery that has been elaborately "cold painted" in various coloured pigments, including blue, a colour rarely seen on Han pottery. The pattern comprises a geometric design around the neck and a swirling cloud pattern around the waist, between wide bands.
Height 33 cm (13 inches). This is a...
Rare Chinese Eastern Jin / Southern Dynasties Celadon Glazed Chicken Head Ewer
This stoneware ewer was made during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317 - 420) or possibly the Southern Dynasties period (AD 420 - 589). Its form, body and glaze characteristics suggest it was made at the workshops in Jiangxi province. It is "heavily-potted" with two sturdy loop handles on opposing sides of the shoulder, pouring spout in the form of a chicken's head, and a decorative chicken's tail. It is coated in a...
Chinese Early Qing / 18th Century Blue & White Porcelain Octagonal Dish - Deer Pattern
This very attractive blue and white porcelain dish, or platter, was made during the Early Qing period (1644 - 1795), more specifically during the 18th century. The decoration features a spotted deer in a garden landscape that includes rocks, pine tree, peony blossoms and a crane, all of which have meanings (pine: strength & longevity, rock: durability & steadfastness, deer: longevity, crane: longevity, peo...
Fine Chinese Ming Dynasty Blue & White Kraak Porcelain Dish - Wanli
This very attractive "Kraak" porcelain dish was made at the Jingdezhen kilns during the Wanli reign (1573 - 1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The pattern, in underglaze blue of good colour, features in its centre a tasselled double-gourd vase and an artemesia leaf (one of the "eight treasures"). Surrounding this are ten roundels containing peaches and flower blossoms. The underside is more simply decorated with basic floral patter...