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 ...
Those who are ardent collectors of the famed Florence Upton creation - the Golliwogg - recognize this 19th century, first edition, children's book as an extraordinarily RARE find indeed, very seldom available for purchase in today's market!
"The Golliwogg at the Sea-Side", published in 1898 by Longmans, Green & Co, London & New York, was illustrated by Florence K. Upton, with story written by her mother, Bertha. This book was the 3rd Golliwogg adventure in a series of thirteen Golliwogg adve...
Measuring 9 inches high, these delightful examples of Folk Art styling, are two of a series of Black cloth character dolls made in Alabama in the 1930’s by unknown craftsmen/women.
It has been noted that their creation was encouraged through President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Depression era program, the Work Projects Administration (WPA), in existence from 1935-1943. The WPA was designed to provide jobs across the country during the Great Depression. While most jobs were in construction ...
Measuring 13 inches high, this delightful, hand-made, brother and sister pair of Black cloth dolls were made circa 1940's, by "Roxie" of Asheville, North Carolina, as attested to by the dollmaker's tag sewn on the brother's backside.
Both dolls are in near perfect condition with the exception of a tiny teardrop mark under brother's left eye and a tiny hole next to sister's left side of face on her hairline. Detailing is very sweet with nicely embroidered facial features and color-coordinated, ...
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...
Stunning Late Qing dynasty Chinese bamboo writing desk and chair from Jiangsu Province, 19th Century, ca 1880. Black lacquer top and drawers of desk and black lacquer seat of chair. In excellent condition. Desk is 32.5" high x 35" x 18".
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 near excellent condition.
Measuring 10.75 inches wide x 8.25 inches long, the book has seen extremely gentle use as evidenced by the 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...
Ca 1940 An exquisite bracelet created by Foss during the time he worked for Georg Jensen USA. This is truly a "must have" for any Foss collector. Marked 416A. 7-1/4" x 5/8" ~ 24.3 grams
Ca 1940 A substantial sterling bracelet by Black Starr and Frost designer, Carl Ruopoli. The bracelet measures 7" x 3/4" and weighs 49grams. Jensen quality.
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.
Japanese two(2) section Tansu, chest on chest, Ca. Meiji period, late 1800's, 41" high, 41" wide, 17" deep, Black Iron round Back Plate with floral Mon design, beautiful shaped heavy black iron handles. Two(2) small drawers behind black iron mounted small blind door on lower right side. Two(2) small drawers are "as is", one(1) missing small round ring and damaged wooden area in front.
Japanese 2 section Tansu or clothing Chest, Ca. Meiji period, before 1910, 42" high, 34" wide, 17" deep, Brass Cherry flower pedals attached on Black iron back plate and heavy black iron handles. Two(2) graduated long drawers on top section, and one(1) long drawer above one short drawer next to two(2) small drawers lower right side. Both sides are dark reddish brown lacquer finish, all original condition. Few small black iron back plate pieces are missing, shows some wood split caused by natu...
A beautiful in color, our "Queen Ann" turquoise paste necklace is set in silver and crafted of an unusual turquoise paste. Though dating to the mid 18th century, this style of jewelry was named for Queen Ann, who reigned during an earlier time, 1695 to 1714. The vivid foiled paste stones are faceted as cushion cuts. The necklace with its original fittings fastens with a black velvet ribbon. The silver closed back of the turquoise pastes are a work of art unto themselves. Exquisite.
Japanese mixed wood heavy weight Cyprus, Cedar and Pine wood two(2) section Tansu, chest on chest, Ca. Meiji period, 19th C., 42" high, 34" wide, 17" deep, with original reddish brown finish with heavy black iron round back plates and handles. Upper section with two(2) long graduated size drawers above one(1) long and one(1) short graduated size drawers next to two(2) small drawers on the right side bottom. There are two(2) cracks on the lower section, one on the lower left short drawer in fr...
Interesting vintage pair of 14K yellow gold cufflinks, the faces set with detailed medallions depicting a Native American above black onyx plaques. The edges are finished in a classic ropetwist motif. The backs are marked "14K."
Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: very good, sharp detail; the toggle mechanism on one link is slightly bent, but does not affect functionality and is not visible when being worn. Size: 15/16" diameter. Weight: 20.25 grams.
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...
Wooden Buddha head fragment, wari-kubi construction, apparently refinished in black lacquer and gilt, carved-wood eyes, with both urna and nikkei-shu of inset rock crystal. Late-Heian~early-Kamakura Period ca. 1200.
Height, including stand: 30 cm
Height of head only: 26.4 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Depth: 14 cm
A handsomely classic Buddha head with significant age. Highly collectible.
A slender Maya cylinder from the Zeaculeu area in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, ca. 400 - 800 AD. This elegant vessel is 9" high, 3-1/2" in diameter and is decorated with bands of negative resist designs, executed in black over white, as well as directly on the orange slip. Intact, with mineral deposits and root marks. Rare type.
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.