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Modern 1950s Knödgen Keramik West German Pottery Vase

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Shades of burgundy overlaid with black and gilt lines like shooting stars and angled geometrics distinguish this classically modern vase by Knödgen Keramik. According to "Keramic-Marken Lexikon," a German marks dictionary, the company was started in 1892 by Jakob Leopold Knödgen in Prussia (now part of Germany).

Jacmel - Haitian Wood Carving Statue

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This sculpture was hand carved and painted in the port city of Jacmel, Haiti. The barefoot, partially bald man has his gathering bag slung over his right shoulder and is carrying a gourd in his left hand.


Beehive Shape Stoneware Miniature Bottle

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This beautiful alkaline glazed, wood fired stoneware bottle vase was hand thrown by Australian John K. Dellow, studio potter at his Blue Mountains Pottery in The Gold Coast, Queensland.

Fenton Butterfly Finial Art Glass Candy Dish

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This beautiful open rose shaped covered candy bowl is #54 of an edition of 650 made by Fenton Art Glass in Williamstown, West Virginia. The glass is chocolate slag, with its lovely variations in color and fine streaks of chocolate throughout. The lid is topped with a finial in the shape of a finely molded butterfly.

Antique Russian Icon

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The most dominant motif in Eastern Orthodox Russian iconography is the Mother of God. This enameled bronze icon depicts a bust-length image of the Bogolubskaya Mother of God. The original Bogolubskaya icon was painted in 1157 to commemorate the appearance of The Virgin Mary to Grand Prince Andrew Bogolubsky, whose last name means Lover of God.

Mexican Pottery Mata Ortiz Olla Large Painted Jar

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This Mata Ortiz pottery olla--or jar--has designs based on the excavated pottery of the pre-Hispanic town of Paquimé, home of the Casas Grande people, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It's a large, older pot, measuring 8 1/2 inches tall, 8 inches across the belly and 4 1/2 inches across the mouth.

Circa 1840 Silk Embroidery

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This beautiful floral spray was embroidered with silk thread on ecru silk fabric at the very start of the Victorian era, about 1840. The original backing, seen in photograph #3, is a piece of early printed wallpaper, faded and in such crumbling condition that we had our framer put a new archival back board over it. Otherwise, it would have simply disintegrated and fallen off completely.