Spanish Royal Coat of Arms Tile in Wrought Iron Surround 1910-20s A420

A poetic version of Spain's Coat of Arms, the two pillars under the royal crown signify the Pillars Of Hercules that guard the straits of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean (hence the water at their bases) and the first two letters on the banner, P and the Roman U written as a V, ...

Anna L. Hefner student of Sam Hyde Harris “Shack atop a Hill” Oil on Board P496

Ann Hefner was a student of Sam Hyde Harris “Shack atop a Hill” canvas on board.  Painting measures 16″ x 20″. Born in Iowa on Aug. 10, 1875. Hefner settled in Los Angeles in 1906 and was active there until about 1950. She studied locally with John H. Rich at the Otis Art Institute and with ...

ClayCraft, Calco or Batchelder Mayan Bookends unusual SOLD CA184

A fantastic pair of California Pottery bookends made by either Claycraft, Calco or Batchelder. Clay appears to be by one of these makers. Some wonder if these are Midwestern in origin but the clay color and density remind me more of the California makers. Highly detailed and finished on the back these are not corbels ...

Very Rare Arthur Court Shark’s Tooth and Silver Bracelet 1960s Modernist A416

This is an absolute stunner, from the exposition of the large shark's tooth's grain to the shark's tooth "stone"'s exquisitely worked silver setting. One of a kind does not begin to describe it. True wearable art. Arthur Court has been an explorer and designer for more than six decades. He was one of eight children raised on ...

Mexican Silver and Obsidian Brooch M468

Extremely handsome silver setting of an obsidian stone with elegant white striations. Brooch measures 4 x 3 3/4. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It possesses the property of presenting a different appearance according to the manner in which it is cut: when cut in one direction it is jet ...