Redware Antique Jar ORIGINAL LID

Redware Antique Jar ORIGINAL LID

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Price $195.00 USD
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This venerable redware storage jar has the rounded shoulders and ovoid shape that date it to the mid 1800's. The form and the salmon color with splotches and the fact that it retains its original knobbed lid all make it a very desirable, collectible redware piece. It's lead glazed inside as well, the base of the upper rim has an incised ring around it where it joins the pot and the potter's finger marks are very evident in the interior. The flared upper rim was left unglazed at the mouth and the bottom is dry, also. Like thousands of other redware pieces made in early America, this jar is unsigned. We believe it to be of New England origin, possibly Maine.

This piece is on the large side for a storage jar, measuring 10 1/4 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches across the shoulder, tapering to a 5 3/4 inch diameter base. It weighs a hefty 4 1/2 pounds. The mouth measures 4 inches across; it's topped by the original lid with the identical glaze. The lid is 4 1/4 inches wide with a flat round knob 1/2 high and 1 inch across. The lid has been split into two pieces at some time in the past**; they were joined with glue very neatly and it's not particularly noticeable from above. We've pictured both the top and the underside of the lid so you can view the seam. 

There are no cracks or hairlines in this old jar. There are several stone pings, rubbed areas of glaze loss and one oval chip about 5/8 inches long, adjacent to a ping and above a dimple in the clay made during the potting process. If you zoom the photos, you can see these marks of its long use. It's an excellent addition to a redware collection and perfect for a touch of rusticity anywhere in your home.
© Linda Henrich

** Words to live by:
Use it up, wear it out, make do, do without.
― Boyd K. Packer


PYH 4389

Blue and White Meissen Pattern Antique Villeroy and Boch Bowl

Blue and White Meissen Pattern Antique Villeroy and Boch Bowl


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Price $129.00 USD
  • 6 1/2 inches across and 9 inches diagonally from corner to corner.
  • 2 1/2 inches high
  • base about 4 inches square
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This beautiful square serving bowl with fluted corners was made in Mettlach, Germany by the famous firm of Villeroy and Boch. In 1829, the firm of Jean-François Boch et Frères (1809 until 1836) developed a new earthenware; it was bright white and very durable. The Boch family named it "porcelain stoneware" and used copper plates to print their beautiful patterns on the tableware. In 1836, Boch merged with rival Nicholas Villeroy. This Meissen pattern bowl has cobalt floral designs on their pure white earthenware. 

The bowl measures 6 1/2 inches across and 9 inches diagonally from corner to corner. It stands 2 1/2 inches high on a base about 4 inches square and weighs one pound. Its condition is excellent; there are some tiny nicks and rough spots on the rim, one tiny circular chip out of the glaze (pictured) and a few minute chips on the bottom foot rim, but no hairlines, cracks or repairs. It's fresh and clean and vibrant. 

The printed blue mark on the bottom reads "Villeroy and Boch Mettlach Made in Germany Meissen." V & B used this mark from 1874 to 1909. The Meissen pattern is one that's not easily found, but for the collector, it plays well with other blue and white china patterns such as Blue Onion, Poppy and Copenhagen and some from Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl. It looks lovely as a stand-alone display as well.

© Linda Henrich


PYH 4376

Earthy Color Oil Spot Glaze Vase Signed

Earthy Color Oil Spot Glaze  Vase Signed

Oil Spot Glaze Art Pottery Vase Earthy Colors Signed b+B


$28.00

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Ships worldwide from United States

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This intriguing vase, with its classic yet modern baluster shape and its oil spot glaze in earth colors, looks handsome both with and without flowers. Molded of off-white clay, it measures 7 inches tall, 4 inches across the shoulder and has a mouth that 3 1/4 inches wide. It's in very good condition, with a small chip in the unglazed rim of the bottom (zoom photo #4, it's at the very bottom) and a tiny glaze pop near the bottom edge the only issues. As shown in photograph #4, it's stamped in black on the bottom by the maker "b + B." The high gloss top glaze captures and reflects light, making it a very eye-catching piece.

© Linda Henrich

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PYH 4249

Oregon Poet Verne Bright Antique Watercolor

Oregon Poet Verne Bright Antique Watercolor

$65.00
Only 0 available

    Overview

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    • Vintage item from the 1910s
    • Ships worldwide from United States





    This pretty Impressionist style landscape was painted in watercolors and signed by Verne Bright, who dated it 1915, when he was 22 years old. A pond in the foreground, a hazy sky and sparsely-leafed trees are all done in soft, misty colors. It's framed under glass in a narrow, cream painted wood frame that measures 9 inches top to bottom and barely 11 inches wide. The painting itself is in lovely condition, while the frame has some rubs on the paint and so is slightly shabby. The cardboard back is secured with old finishing nails that have darkened in place; it's exactly as we found it (photograph #5). 

    Verne Bright was born in 1893 in Missouri and came to Oregon in 1911. He graduated from Brownsville High School and was educated at Pacific Lutheran University after serving in Siberia in WW1. He became an author of poetry, as well as a newspaper reporter, an English teacher and assistant postmaster of Aloha, near Portland. Mr. Bright wrote over 1600 poems that were published in the Saturday Evening Post, London Poetry Review and the North American Poetry Review, among others, and his work appears in over 50 poetry anthologies. 

    In 1948, he wrote an epic poem in 24 sections entitled "Mountain Man," which "tells the story of how the descendants of Daniel Boone come to Oregon." That book earned him an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, where he taught for 2 years. During the Depression in the 1930's, he was the editor of the WPA Oregon Writer's Project (photograph #5 shows him at his desk in Portland); he contributed several illustrations to "The WPA Guide to Oregon: The Beaver State." He was also assistant curator of the Oregon Historical Society 1951 - 1953. 

    This charming painting was done by a man who loved and celebrated Oregon and it's a piece of early twentieth century history. 

    © Linda Henrich

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    PYH 4325

    "Rosslyn" Pattern Falcon Ware Hand Painted Bowl

    Falcon Ware Hand Painted Bowl "Rosslyn" Pattern by Thomas Lawrence

    $75.00
    Only 1 available

      Overview

      • Vintage item
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      This is a beautiful Staffordshire embossed cutwork bowl in the "Rosslyn" pattern. It's hand painted with green and golden leaves and bunches of red grapes on pure white earthenware. Made by the Falcon Pottery, founded by Thomas Lawrence in 1885, this dish dates from the 1950's to 1964, when the Falcon pottery ceased to exist due to a merger. The printed mark on the back was used during that time period; it consists of Rosslyn and Falcon Ware in script, along with MADE IN ENGLAND and HAND PAINTED WARE. The foot is surrounded by a wash of golden color and surmounted by a splash of the same green used on the front.

      This bowl measures 10 1/2 inches across and stands 2 inches high. It weighs almost 1 3/4 pounds and is in absolutely pristine condition. This bowl is a wonderful shelf sitter or centerpiece. very colorful and eye catching.

      © Linda Henrich

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      PYH 4281

      English Silver Plate Art Deco Demitasse Spoons in Lizard Skin Case

      Art Deco Demitasse Spoons in Lizard Skin Case Latham & Owen English Silver Plate


      $55.00
      Only 1 available

        Overview

        • Vintage item from the 1930s
        • Ships worldwide from United States


        This set of six fine silver plated demitasse coffee spoons were made by Latham & Owen in Hallamshire in the city of Sheffield, England. Founded in 1921, the firm became quite well known for their fine tableware, as well as their cutlery. The set is boxed in its original genuine lizard skin case, lined with gold silk and black velvet. The marks on the back of the spoons consist of the following raised letters: L & O (Latham & Owen) S (for Sheffield) HALLAM PLATE (for Hallamshire) and A (for quality). 

        The spoons, which are not quite 4 1/2 inches long, appear to be barely used, with faint, fine scratches only visible under magnification. The handles taper to a stepped Deco design, with the letter 'W' monogrammed at the base of each. The outside of the lizard case shows some rubbing in a few places and the brass catch mechanism no longer snaps open and closed; we've cleaned and polished it with specialty leather balm and it looks very handsome. The interior of the case is clean and in excellent condition. The case measures 5 3/4 inches wide, 5 inches top to bottom and about an inch high. 

        This set is lovely for someone whose name matches the monogram letter; but monograms are evidence of a former, favored life and thus perfect for the lover of vintage items and, of course, of demitasse. 

        © Linda Henrich

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        PYH 4185

        1920's Silk Moths With Moriage & Gilding Black Satsuma Bowl

        Black Satsuma Bowl 1920's Japan, Silk Moths With Moriage & Gilding

        Black Satsuma Bowl 1920's Japan, Silk Moths With Moriage & Gilding

        $55.00
        Only 1 available

          Overview

          • Vintage item from the 1920s
          • Ships worldwide from United States 

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          This gorgeous mid century Satsuma bowl is made of terra cotta clay, covered completely with enamel and the raised slip decorations called moriage. The central motif on the interior is of twin silk moths that are surrounded by floral and diaper designs, all set on a flat black, famille noire style background. which was popular in the 1920's. The exterior is enameled in creamy off-white with the fine crackle associated with Satsuma. It's decorated with a meander design set on an iron red band at the rim and a vine of leaves and flowers in various colors around the center. The mark on the bottom "MADE IN JAPAN" is stamped in gold; there is also a remnant of a paper sticker that probably read the same {what's legible is "N JAPAN}. The hand painting on this bowl is lovely and there is a generous amount of gilding.

          The bowl measures 7 inches across and 2 1/2 inches tall and weighs just over a pound. The condition is very good, with just a few small flakes off the exterior enamel {photograph #4, left}, minor wear to the bottom of the foot ring and to the gilding on the rim of the bowl, and very small areas of rubbing on the exterior red band. This Japanese bowl from the 1920's will elicit admiring comments wherever it's placed. 

          © Linda Henrich

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          PYH 4315

          Male African Congo Blackwood Carved Fertility Statue

           
          Male African Congo Blackwood Carved Fertility Statue


          Description
          Hand carved of a single piece of Mpinga (African blackwood), this fertility figure depicts a man of the tribe wearing a wrapped headdress with the ossicones ( often called horns) of a giraffe, a totemic animal for the tribes in the area of what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Giraffes represent pride and achievement and grace. This young man is standing tall and regally, with one hand on his hip and the other holding a curved tool. He is wearing a wrapped loincloth with a sash and is anatomically correct, having a navel--slightly off-center--and an exaggeratedly large male organ. It's probable he is an important member of the tribe, which we believe is Songye (sometimes written as Songe). 

           Wood Carved Male Fertility Statue


          This handsome carving stands 11 inches tall, is a bit over 2 inches wide, 2 1/2 inches front to back and mid 20th century in age. He balances quite firmly on his carved feet and is in excellent condition, with no cracks or chips. It's a well carved African tribal art work.

          African wood carved Male Fertility Statue bottom view-


          Note: While these black wood carvings from Africa are often called "ebony," they are most often Mpinga wood. Ebony is a different genus, quite 
          brittle and not nearly as available as Mpinga. 

          © Linda Henrich





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          Item Name
          Fertility Statue
          Price
          Sold -Thank You $90.00
          Condition
          Vintage
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          ID
          PYH-4292

          • Vintage item from the 1950s
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          Native Alaskan Art Athabascan Birch Bark Folded Basket

           
          Native Alaskan Art Athabascan Birch Bark Folded Basket


          Item Name
          Birch Bark Basket
          Price
          $250.00
          Condition
          Antique
          Availability
          In Stock - 1
          ID
          PYH-4300
          Description
          • Vintage item
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          This beautiful basket was made by the Athabascan people of Alaska in the late 19th/early 20th century. The outer bark was peeled from the birch tree, then steamed and bent. The dark interior of the bark is on the outside of the basket, while the lighter exterior side of the bark is on the inside of the basket. Holes were made in the bark with a bone awl and the pieces were joined with strips of root, probably spruce but possibly willow; the tightly bound rim is finished with root strips, also, combining strength with beauty. 

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          The maker of this basket artistically etched the designs on the basket's sides and ends. The long sides each have three herb sprigs and there are geometric designs on each of the short ends, centered between the laced folds. Interestingly, although all these patterns appear to be painted on, they were actually created by scraping off the surface of the bark, yielding the light colored layer underneath. The Athabascans, who call themselves "Dena" ("the people"), sometimes sold these baskets to bring in money to the community.

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          This basket is 10 inches long, 9 inches front to back and stands 4 inches high. There is some peeling of the interior bark and there are burn marks on the bottom. There is also, of course, a general darkening of the bark color, but for an antique basket that was in use such as this one, it is in wonderful condition. Like much utilitarian native objects, it is also very decorative and handsome.

          © Linda Henrich

           

          Bentwood Oak Antique Dry Measure Inspection Dates 1903-1916


          Bentwood Oak Antique Dry Measure Inspection Dates 1903-1916
           

          Item Name
          Wood Grain Measure
          Price
          Sold - Thank You - $150.00
          Condition
          Antique
          Availability
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          ID
          PYH-4287
          Description
          • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
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          This antique bentwood piece was made by a cooper to be used by general stores and grain merchants to measure dry goods like corn and oats. These measures were regularly inspected for correct volume for fraud prevention and fair trade and then stamped with the inspection year. This one has inspection dates of 1903, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1916 branded into the wood on either side of the seam, along with the initials W.S., those of the maker or owner. It's 11 inches in diameter, 7 inches tall and weighs a little over 2 pounds.

          Antique Wood Grain Measure showing Number area


          The typical overlapped seam, which is tight and unbroken, was fastened with 15 nails down its length and the nails have oxidized and darkened the wood around them. The very bottom nail is missing. The bottom of the measure was made in two pieces and they have shrunk slightly from age, creating a slight gap between them, which allows them to move a bit when the measure is shaken; there is also a fine, 2 inch long split in the larger of the pieces. The bottom is firmly secured, however; the interior bottom is spotted with some paint, which we left as is. The measure is sturdy and undamaged, with a lovely warm patina and a single burn mark on one side to mark the day the measure was place too close to the fire. 

          This antique wooden measure adds warmth to any interior setting.

          © Linda Henrich

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          Stoneware Crock Lamp Handmade in Wisconsin 1991 by Rockdale Union

           
          Stoneware Crock Lamp Handmade in Wisconsin 1991 by Rockdale Union


          Item Name
          Rockdale Union Crock Lamp
          Price
          $165.00
          Condition
          Vintage
          Availability
           In Stock - 1
          ID
          PYH-4296
          Description
          • Vintage item
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          Rockdale Pottery Lamp 1991 Back View with Mark Only-3264 x 2448-jpg.JPGThis handsome lamp was hand made of salt glazed grey stoneware by the Rockdale Union Stoneware Company in Edgerton, Wisconsin in 1991. The cobalt designs were hand painted; the flower on the back was initialed by the artist with a "W." The lamp weighs nearly 7 pounds; the crock base is 9 1/2 inches tall with a 5 inch diameter bottom. The overall height with the shade is 20 inches to the top of the small round brass finial. The lamp works fine and the cord, plug and bulb socket are all in very good condition. 

          The shade is made of pleated blue fabric over a stiff plastic liner. The harp is attached to the shade, which would necessitate buying a new harp if you want to change the shade, which is probably the original. It's in very good condition on the exterior. It has a few splits in the plastic lining, not at all noticeable from the outside. The crock is in excellent condition; it's marked on the reverse with the impressed oval mark of the pottery, which reads: ROCKDALE UNION STONEWARE EDGERTON, WIS. ALWAYS HANDMADE 1991, all in an oval. Below that is a much smaller oval that has the potter's mark---what looks like a capital letter V with a bar across the top, or perhaps a letter T with two legs. 

          The founder of Rockdale Union Stoneware, Peter Jackson, worked at Rowe Pottery in Cambridge, Wisconsin. RUS was also located in Cambridge from 1984 to 1991 and then in Edgerton from 1991 until it closed in 1997.

          This is a beautiful lamp that works well in casual, relaxed rooms.

          © Linda Henrich
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          Japanese Imari Antique Fluted, Scalloped Bowl Meiji Period 1868-1912

           
          Japanese Imari Antique Fluted, Scalloped Bowl Meiji Period 1868-1912



          Item Name
          Imari Bowl
          Price
          Sold - Thank You - $65.00
          Condition
          Vintage
          Availability
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          ID
          PYH-4284
          Description
          • Vintage item from the 1800s
          • Ships worldwide from United States
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          This footed, fluted bowl is Imari porcelain from Japan that retains its vivid hand painted colors of underglaze dark, inky blue and overglaze iron red, green, peach and grey--all typical of the Imari palette. Made in the porcelain center of Arita, these wares were shipped to Europe and America from the port city of Imari and thus became known by the name Imari. This handsome bowl has a central motif of a traditional Ikebana flower arrangement in a basket set in a blue double circle, surrounded by four sections of rapidly drawn flowers and leaves, divided by panels of that orange-red with peach designs. The scalloped rim is trimmed in the cobalt blue and the sides have 16 flutes. The floral decorations continue on the underside, with a blue comb pattern at its base and a 3/8 inch high foot rim encircled by a blue double line. Imari porcelain is rarely signed and this one is likewise unsigned and unmarked.

          4284 Imari Bowl side view-price $65.00 USD


          The bowl measures 7 1/4 inches across, 3 inches high and weighs a bit over a pound. There is very little wear to the paint and only a small flake to the inner rim {zoom photo #3 and look to the lower left, on the half-circle of iron red on the edge of the rim}, which tends to disappear into the overall exotic designs. 

          This beautiful Japanese bowl adds a dash of color and pattern to your home in a style that is timeless.
          © Linda Henrich