"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.
FREDONIA WATCH CO.
Fredonia, New York
The company sold the finished movements acquired from the Independent Watch Co. Those movements had been made by other companies. The Fredonia Watch Company was sold to the Peoria Watch Co. in 1885, after having produced approximately 20,000 watches. Fredonia makes a official announcement that read as follows:
“Born at 2 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1st (1882). The “Mark Twain” gilt key winding movement. The child is vigorous and ...
An unusual late 19th C Chinese teapot of quatrefoil form applied with a bamboo form spout set opposite a bamboo handle. Decorated around the sides in shades of blue and white enamel with flower heads on mint green scrolling foliage, the flattened cover is similarly decorated and surmounted by a leaf form knop. A wonderful item for the collector of Chinese porcelains. Measures: 8" long, 4.25" wide, and 2.5" high.
Excavated Tokoname biscuit ware during Japanese Medieval times (13c-17c) - Modern times (17c-19c) so-called 'Kawarake'. Kamakura period (1185-1333), Aichi region. D 9cm (3.54in) each.
Unique and tasteful form and feel of texture.
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Light yellow bag made of washi Japanese paper used to contain silkworm cocoon balls so-called 'Mayubukuro' (lit. 'Cocoon bag'), Prewar time, early 20th century, Okayama, Japan, approx. 153 x 77cm (60.23 x 30.31in).
Some stains and small worm holes as is.
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Huge tanned 'washi' Japanese paper with 'kakishibu' persimmon tannin, used to be laid under tatami mat or pasted on the wall of 'kura' warehouse for humidity control and sunburn prevention, Showa period, early 20th century,
approx. 200 x 250cm (78.74 x 98.42in). Some repairs without kakishibu coating. Photo#8, 9, 10 is the backside shootings.
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Elaborately crafted natural marble figure of a child carrying a basket of flowers while holding one flower in their hand. This statue is handcrafted in various types of marble and stone. Mid-20th century. Weighs about 350 lbs and measures about 40" high
Circa 1965 red free form metal sculpture on a black wooden base by George Curtis (1923-2010). Curtis developed a unique way of creating freedom as opposed to formal structure sculptures. Using a 5 gallon pail filled with water and potatoes, he would melt scrap aluminum and pour it into the pail. The result was an unvisualized form that humans have never seen before, a representation of the shape of spaces and caverns between objects. Measures 15" high.
Offered is a very difficult to find, hand-carved and hand-painted, ice fishing FISH DECOY from the 1940s era.
This wonderful folk art decoy was recently acquired from the collection of an 81 year old Kansas collector who stated that the decoy originated in Montana.
Expertly carved and painted to simulate an actual Perch fish, this beauty quite closely reflects the real thing!
In fact, this charmer has some subtle signs of having once been an actual working decoy as evidenced by the lig...
Korean Koryo Dynasty Celadon Glazed Stoneware Bowl (AD 918 - 1392)
This stoneware bowl was made during the Koryo Dynasty (AD 918 - 1392). It is glazed all over in quite a thick and finely-crackled celadon glaze. There are "spur" marks within the glaze from firing spacers to the centre of the bowl as well as around the outside of the foot.
This is quite a large bowl with a diameter of 18 cm (7 inches). There is a thick "iron" firing bubble to the rim edge and in places the rim edge is a ...
Korean Monochrome Glazed Porcelain Bottle / Vase - Late Joseon Dynasty
This nicely-shaped bottle was made during the latter part of the Joseon (Choson) Dynasty (1392 - 1910), probably the 18th or 19th century. It is "heavily-potted" and coated both inside and out in a thick pale glaze. Around the foot ring there is a considerable amount of kiln grit embedded within the glaze, a feature often seen on ware of this type from this period. The long narrow neck does have a slight lean to it, depen...
An unmarked sterling pin reminiscent of Georg Jensen and Alphonse Lapaglia pieces. Lovely patina. 2" x 1" ~ 9.7gr.
A pair of large Taxco, Mexico sterling silver picture frames by the noted female designer, Bernice Goodspeed. May be purchased as a pair or individually.
They both measures about 18 1/4" long and 15 1/4" wide with openings of 13" x 10". Will accommodate 11" x 14" pictures. The backs and easels are made from ebonized wood.
Hallmarked on the tops with a stylized Sterling, Mexico, and the 'B' in a circle for Goodspeed. Also marked 'WS' in a crown and style #2202.
One frame has an e...
Early 20th C Chinese Export reverse painting on glass of a mahjong game. This work depicts a quartet of women playing the game at a lacquered table with a small crowd watching them play. In a rosewood frame with brass hanger. The painting is very detailed with the gold highlights on the clothing, lanterns, etc. having been painted first. Measures 14ʺW × 1ʺD × 20.5ʺH
Framed oil on canvas portrait by Frank Herbert Mason (1921-2009) of a young woman. We are including a booklet titled "FRANK MASON Retrospective Exhibition" which has his self portrait on the cover.
Painting measures 22" x 26"
With frame 27.75" x 31.5" x 2"
ACTAVIA HEUER CHRONOGRAPH Valjou 7736 Early Rotating Tachymeter Bezel CUSHION Stainless Steel Screw Back Original Case. Circa: Approx 1970. 42mm Diameter, 46mm in height, and 15mm think. Requires a 20mm strap fit. Reference 73663 (imprinted on the case edge at 6 0'Clock). Original nickel movement marked: Seventeen 17 Jewels SWISS and HEUER LEONIDAS SA SWISS. The inside of the case back is also marked: HEUER LEONIDAS SA SWISS. Clean, running and fully functional. Rare. DON'T INVEST IN TH...
Professionally framed in 1992 with museum-quality, acid-free backing as well as acid-free double-mats, this fabulous 1863, fashion print from Godey's Lady's Book Magazine depicts the high style of the upper echelons of ladies' fashions during the Abraham Lincoln presidency, 159 years ago!
These fashion prints were typically placed at the front of the magazine, carefully folded to protect them from damage. They were reproduced from an actual, highly-detailed engraving which was then hand-tinte...
3-D ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR TEA CEREMONY ROOM
Foldable three‐dimensional design drawing for traditional Japanese tea ceremony room. Hand-drawn on washi Japanese paper. Edo period or later. All extended: approx. 46.5 x 38.5cm (18.30 x 15.15in). Some stains but comparatively in good condition as is. Quite a unique and rare find.
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