"How to Write and Speak Effective English", by Edward Frank Allen. Published 1938 by World Syndicate Publishing Co. Hardback. 329 pages, no dust jacket. Good condition; would be very good for a book this age if not for some scribbling on the endpapers. Lovers of language can glimpse what has and has not changed in English usage over the past 70 years from this volume. An interesting sample of Depression-era writing.
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
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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...
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.
Anchor Hocking Glass Company started making EAPC in 1960. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. Thanks for looking.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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...
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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Rectangular base of a bronze striding figure. Depicting the feet of the figure, with defined toes along with a hieroglyphic inscription around the perimeter. Inscription reads "Given Life, The Great God, Given Life, Health, Venerated One, Given to the Lord of the House." Measures 4 3/4 inches X long X 2 inches wide. Mounted. From an old French collection. Comes with a French passport.
Four finely carved wooden (maybe sandalwood) masks with lacquering and most with glass bead eyes. Showing different types of theatre masks as Hannya, Oni etc. Condition: minor rim frits, the Hannya mask with few lacquer losses. Dimension: c. 5.1 cm long x c. 3.5 cm wide.
Large Chinese Neolithic Machang Painted Pottery Jar (c. 2300 - 2000 BC)
This large 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. It is quite "heavily-potted" and made from a yellowish-brown pottery that has been relatively highly-fired. It is a well-made jar of good proportions. At the waist of its wide body are two sturdy loop handles. At t...
Rare. All original 16k solid yellow gold factory built case by the factory. 138 Grams, total weight. Original white porcelain single sunk dial with never before seen fancy gold hands; marked "E. Howard Watch Co. with hairline at 1 edge. The Series III gilt 5/8 plate gilt key wind and key set from the rear, serial No. 4290 is original to this case. Movement marked: "E. Howard Watch Co., Boston", Reeds Pat. 1857, 15 jewels, compensated balance. Clean, running and completely free of distrac...
NATIONAL WATCH Co.
Elgin, Ill. 1864 – 1874
One of the most predominant early American Watch producers. This is the watch of the “Wild West”, because this manufacturer distributed watches all during the 1870s and carried by lawmen, saloon keepers, bankers, cowboys, Railroad men, and gunfighters. NATIONAL WATCH CO. was directly associated with the “Wild West” because that is what was available for them to wear and use.
Learning from the errors in production and mistakes in design,...