William Spratling Lapis & Silver Bracelet RARE J98

J98-02

Considered the founding father of the Taxco silver renaissance, William Spratling trained a whole generation of silversmiths who would, with him, lift the craft of Mexican silver making to the first rank. And this piece shows how he has never been surpassed as a jeweler in this style. The style he set. Truly extraordinary how the ...

19th Century Anglo-Indian Chairs F1044

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19th Century Anglo-Indian chairs, pair. Quite astounding.  Re-upholstered in beautiful blue gray fabric. (Part of set with sofa, F1045). Intricate yet comfortable, inlaid with ebony, bone and mother-of-pearl, a technique known as sadeli work.. Must be seen to really appreciate the scale of these incredible pieces. Chairs measure 31"w, 29"d, 48"h. Price on request. The ancient art ...

Pecos Bill’s Story by James Cloyd Bowman 1937 Book A561

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Pecos Bill is an American cowboy, apocryphally immortalized in numerous tall tales of the Old West during American westward expansion into the Southwest ofTexas, New Mexico, Southern California, and Arizona. Their stories were probably invented as short stories and a book by Edward S. O'Reilly in the early 20th Century and are considered to be an example of fakelore. Pecos Bill was a late addition to the "big man" idea of characters, such as Paul ...

Edwin Corle (1906 – 1956) “People on the Earth” Book A558

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Edwin Corle (1906 – 1956) was an American writer. "People on the Earth" He was born in Wildwood, New Jersey and educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his A.B. in 1928. For the next two years he was a graduate student at Yale University. In 1932 he married Helen Freeman in Ensenada, Mexico. He served in World War II, and in 1944 married Jean ...

William Lindsay White (1900–1973) “They Were Expendable” Book A557

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W.L. White, They Were Expendable First Edition. Here is the first great story of our war as seen by the men fighting in it. Adapted into a 1945 film starring John Wayne. Jacket has slight edge wear. With a special inside back cover printing, "Buy United States War Bonds": Copyrighted by W. L. White 1942. William Lindsay White (1900–1973), ...

Marshall Laird Gothic/Baroque Double Lectern c 1925 F835

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Really superb double (two-sided) lectern made by Marshall Laird, gothic with baroque carvings, the whole in solid walnut, with a capacious cabinet as its base, basically hand carved and finished, almost no machining. Best remembered for his custom made furniture for many of the large Spanish Revival Homes that cropped up all over Southern California during the ...

Kliegl Bros Spotlight with decorative trim from The New York Hippodrome c. 1910-20 L478a

A615-1

This extremely rare survival must have come to us through a space-time portal: one of the original stage lights from the fabled (and enormous!) New York Hippodrome! The little chimney on the roof of the housing tells us that it started its life as an arc light and then was converted to electricity in the ...

Six Foot Long Model of the USS Maine A535

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"Remember the Maine!" And we did. And we still do. The sinking of the Maine in Havana harbor was a casus belli of the Spanish-American War and has stayed in our collective memory ever since. This extraordinary model is another example of the powerful pull maritime disasters have on our imaginations, as well as satisfying ...

Papago (Tohono O’odham) Figural Basket A523

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A wonderful Papago (Tohono O’odham) Figural Basket in amazing condition. Basket measures 9" tall x 15" diameter. The Tohono O’odham are a group of Native American people who reside primarily in theSonoran Desert of the southeastern Arizona and northwest Mexico. “Tohono O’odham” means “Desert People.” Although they were previously known as the Papago, they have largely rejected this name (meaning literally “tepary-bean eater”), which was applied ...

First Edition (Mexico) of Justo Sierra’s “Juárez. Su obra y su tiempo” published in installments 1905–1906 A454

A454-3 (3)

19 volumes (cuadernos), #1 to 19, unbound in their original green paper covers, #1 missing some pages. All plates included. A seminal work of history combined with memoir of the life and times and works of Benito Juarez and the major figures of his period by his colleague, the author and statesman Justo Sierra. $450 Benito Juárez (Spanish ...

Taylor Tilery Spanish Dancer Six-Tile Plaque in Wrought Iron Surround c. 1929-33 CA413

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Sensational colors, terrific graphic, romantic allure, a storybook feel: all the hallmarks of Taylor Tiles. This Dancer is actually dancing, spinning her shawl around her, snapping her dress, one neat little foot revealed. Beautiful wrought iron frames the tableau.  A dream of old California manufactured for the new dreamers. Taylor Tilery was founded by Eric Douglas ...

Batchelder Lidded Jar Rare CA407

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Really fine Batchelder lidded jar circa 1931-37. Ernest Batchelder, though best known for his unsurpassed tile work, also created other ceramic pieces of which this a very rare and  elegant example. Price on request. Ernest A. Batchelder (1875–1957) was an artist and educator who made Southern California his home in the early 20th century. He is famous as a ...