Showing posts from April, 2020

Mexican Pottery Mata Ortiz Olla Large Painted Jar

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

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.

Abner Hand Carved African Wood Sculptures

These beautiful sculptures of a young African man and woman were carved from solid blocks of beautifully grained wood, possibly African mahogany. The date 1975 is incised on the bottom of each, along with the name Abner. We’ve seen several carved pieces by Abner but we don’t know if Abner is a first or last name and we’re unable to find further information on this artist.

1911 Hand Painted Bavarian China Plate

This beautiful cabinet plate from famed Hutschenreuther Porcelain in Bavaria is hand painted with ethereal pale peach poppies. The background is a lovely pale green, with the leaves and stems in a darker shade of the same color.