Salvador Aztec Brass Pitcher M728

We adore its heft, its solidity, its superbly spherical nature, and, of course, the Aztec motif. A classic of Mexican metal work.

7.5″ high, 9″ wide at the spout and handle.

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Pre-Columbian Onyx Mask M729

In a pale, delicately striated green, enclosing areas of grey and a luminous milky white, this beautiful stone provides a wonderful matrix for the powerful face fashioned out of it. A small wonder.

5 1/4″ x 5″ x  2 3/4″

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Monterey Set of 6 Leather-backed Humpback Chairs F1239

Very exciting to have this set of six. Wonderful to look at and, more wonderful, very comfortable to sit on. No one will feel like leaving the table.

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Monterey Classic Sling Leather Chair F1240

In Straw Ivory, one of Monterey’s most distinctive and understated finishes. This could just be the right chair in the right place at the right time.

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Los Castillo Mixed Metal Fish Bowl M730

A breathtakingly simple design intricately wrought from copper solid silver brass and a very alive jade eye. Pretty genius. Los Castillo at the very top of their game.

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Los Castillo Set of 3 Bird Trays Mixed Metals M731

A flock of trays. Almost abstract in design yet completely alive and characterized. The mark of these inspired craftsmen’s work is the decorative arts quickened by the imagination.  Silver and brass over copper, lapis eyes.

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Los Castillo Mixed Metals Ashtray M732

Irresistibly funny with its wide smile revealing its row of perfect gnashes. Copper, brass and silver. So witty and with a lot of presence. It’s almost worth lighting one up to watch the smoke curling out of its smile.

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Franz Rederer View of 74th St Manhattan 1944 P1109

This is a stunner. If you’re a New Yorker, it breaks your heart. If you’re not, you are one now. A perfect capture of a place, a time, a light.

Canvas  39″ x 41″, Frame 43″ x 45″ Exhibited at the De Young Museum in San Francisco in 1944, Exhibit tags attached.

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Born in Zürich, Switzerland on Nov. 7, 1899. Rederer was a self-taught artist and a world traveler. From being at the center of the world of culture as Europe headed towards another World War, he became an exile, his fame forgotten, his talent undimmed. During the 1930s he was professor of art at the university in Caracas, Venezuela. With the advent of WWII, he appears to have moved to the San Francisco Bay area into a studio home in Berkeley. He was active in the local art scene into the 1950s. Rederer died in Zürich in August 1965. Primarily a portraitist, he also painted nudes, still lifes, and florals in watercolor and oil.

Exh: Caracas, 1940 (prize); AIC, 1940, 1942; CGA, 1941; Boston Museum, 1941; De Young Museum, 1944; Library of Congress, 1944; Carnegie Inst., 1944; CPLH, 1946 (medal). In: Santa Barbara Museum; De Young Museum; Stockholm Nat’l Museum; Seattle Museum; Caracas Museum; SFMA.

Los Castillo Inlaid Abalone Silver Plate M735

With its floral motif this extraordinary dish presents a pleasing complexity to the eye, subtle, intricate, elegant and joyful. By the premier craftsmen of the Taxco renaissance, the legendary Los Castillo.

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Yellow Serape Donkey Pillow M727

So we had all these adorable vintage serapes. And it started to dawn on us that maybe people aren’t wearing many serapes these days. And then we had this good idea. Love ‘em.

Check out the leather back.

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Blue/Grey Serape Donkey Pillow M725

Utterly diggable. Donkeys are hard workers, and that includes the hard work of interior decorating. Accessorize with a smile.

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Monterey Old Wood Three-Drawer Ladies Dresser F1235

Circa 1929, all-original, a perfect honey of a piece. These early ones immediately established the popularity of the line, and you can see why: beautiful lines and utter functionality, and that little drop of fantasy.

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Richard Lillis Western Pulp Magazine Original Art Oil on Board 1940s P1108

Labelled a fragment, this small painting packs an outsize wallop. The strength of the composition belies the designation. Wild, Woolly and Western. And more than a little woofy. That’s one handsome cowpoke handling that battering ram. And that door is going down.

Art is 7 1/2″ x 10 3/4″, frame 10 1/4″ x 13 1/2″.

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Monterey Classic Red Keyhole Chair RARE F1237

Glorious find. Red Monterey is hard to come by, and so very, very easy to never let go of. But… we have to remind ourselves that we’re supposed to sell things. Original finish. Double branded. Sigh.

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Monterey Crackle Floral Foot Locker SOLD F1236

Oh, this is a rare one. And so fresh looking you’re going to ask whether it’s refinished. Nope. Original. One of the best in existence is our opinion.

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F M Graham signed Catalina Marketplace Scene Plate CA536

F M Graham’s work for Catalina is marked by a keen sense of theatricality and fun that adds a great deal of interest to the scenes he paints. Two scratches at the rim barely mar the effect of this charmer. Extremely desirable.

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F M Graham Catalina San Diego Mission Bowl CA535

Painted by one of the Catalina Pottery’s finest artists, this is definitely one of the most sought-after examples of this legendary company’s work. The two friars at the bottom of the image add a lovely touch of humor to the scene.

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