Roseville Dogwood Pedestal SOLD CA565

CA565-78

Roseville is one of THE touchstone potteries in America and this Dogwood design one of its most iconic. Turn of the century decor often operated from a more-is-more aesthetic, but it took a lot of elegance and taste to make that work, and Roseville really hit that sweet spot. As a pedestal for a pot, this might ...

Memento Mori Steel Skull A1005 SOLD

A1005-41

Pretty entrancing, with its terrific detail, not to mention its detachable jaw. Scholars used to keep an actual human skull on their desks as a philosophical reminder of mortality, the classic memento mori. The lesson holds, even for today. Although to tell you the truth, we find it extremely cheerful. 5" wide 9" long and 5 ...

Paul Lauritz: Glacier Peak, California SOLD P1276

P1276-48

Gorgeous Paul Lauritz mountain landscape, we're pretty sure this is Northern California somewhere Sierra-centric. Buffalo or cattle (or both?) graze in the foreground. Stunning view of the emblematic west. 29.5 x 24.5 art, frame 34 x 28.5. Oil on canvas. Price on request. Paul Lauritz was born in picturesque Larvik, Norway. The region’s beauty attracted many artists ...

French World War I Poster “Pour La Liberté du Monde” by Sem LA10 SOLD

LA10-80

This original war poster urges Frenchmen and women to make a loan to their beleaguered Government, to subscribe, in other words, their version of our War Bonds. A shadowy image of the Statue of Liberty, France's great gift to the United States, appears over the ocean horizon, giving a sense of hope by reminding the battered ...

Sweet-Orr “Clothes to Work in” Porcelain Enamel Sign 1935 SOLD AP523

AP523-14

"On the job since 1872." Also, their clothes-label used to read, "To Any Six Men Who Rip Apart A Pair Of Sweet-Orr Tug-O-War Pants - A Free Pair Each! Ask Your Dealer". Superb branding, one of the great ad memes of the last century and a half. A deeply mourned make. Sweet-Orr -  Approximate Lifespan: 1871-1968 ...

“Thirsty? Just WHISTLE” Tin Litho Soda Pop Sign 1936 AP522 SOLD

AP522-06

What a charmer! That little elf with the natty tie and vest and Argyll panties and green tights bringing that Golden Orange Goodness. 26" wide x 30" tall. SOLD So who invented Whistle soda? Charles Leiper Grigg was born in 1868 in Price's Branch, Missouri. As an adult, Grigg moved to St. Louis and started working in advertising and sales, ...

Harry Hudson Rodmell NYK Passenger Liners Asama Maru and Tatsuta Maru Display Poster on Board 1928 SOLD AP527

AP517-85

These two diesel-propelled beauties were the foundations of NHK's passenger fleet in the decade before the Second World War, a conflict they did not survive. The Harry Hudson Rodmell poster is a gem in every way. Probably in its original frame: the whole ensemble was conceived as a travel agency display piece. Board 37" x 27", frame 45 ...

Tie Rack & Mirror with Alligators Circa 1900 A984 SOLD

A984-10

This unusual, nay, unique vintage tie rack has small cast alligators holding the tie rack below a small bevelled mirror. Ideal for selection and tying of one's cravat. surprisingly smart design. Circa 1900. Ready to use and in used but good condition. 6" x 10''. Perfect for the man who has everything. Because he doesn't have THIS. Price on ...

Emilia Castillo Turquoise and Silver Plate Bowl in Volcanic Rock Base SOLD M839

A star piece in the Castillo Collection depicting little lizards in turquoise. Bowl is hand hammered and base is carved out of Volcanic rock. This is a heavy piece. Clearly marked to base of bowl Castillo workshop of Mexico. Great detail and a one of a kind piece. 4 3/4" tall and 8"deep. Price on request. Emilia grew up in Taxco, ...