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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

Uriarte Talavera Peacock Charger c. 1940 SOLD M825

M825-54

13.5 " diameter. The glory of Puebla, Mexico. Uriarte Talavera is a traditional Talavera enterprise in the city of Puebla, Mexico, which has been in existence since 1824. It was begun as a family workshop by Dimas Uriarte, but today it is run by a business group. However, the enterprise still makes Talavera pottery using 16th ...

Pacific Oil Jar Rare in Sea Foam Green SOLD CA557

CA557-62

We're really not pushing it too much to call it pretty near unique. What it is, indisputably, is simply gorgeous. But it is definitely super-rare. 29" tall. Price on request. Pacific Clay Products, founded 1892, was created by the merger of several Southern California potteries. The company began producing utilitarian pottery in the 1920s, and introduced solid color earthenware ...

Pedro Friedeberg Iconic Hand M820 SOLD

M820-73

This an an image that Pedro Friedeberg has returned to again and again, the footed hand. Signed. Surrealism joined to the Mexican tradition. Fascinating and downright gorgeous. Price on request. Pedro Friedeberg (January 11, 1936-) is a Mexican artist and designer known for his surrealist work filled with lines colors and ancient and religious symbols. His best ...

Spanish Colonial Side Table F1349 SOLD

This enchanting table has beautiful lines, both in its wooden construction but also in the graceful lines of its wrought iron supports. Simple and well-proportioned, and terrifically useful, it does exhibit a certain amount of wear: note the loosening of one of the iron-work attachments under the seat and the wear on the seat itself. It ...