Catalogue: Folk Art (76)


Homemade Tin Flask   $235   

This handmade tin flask was clearly meant to be sculptural as well as functional. It is 8 1/2" tall including the hand carved wood cork. It has a dent on one side which does not show on the thumbnails. Unfortunately, it would no longer hold water as the lead solder has separated from the tin in one place. It remains, however, an appealing ornament.      
  
Homemade Tin Flask
Sculpture of Egyptian Figures
  Sculpture of Egyptian Figures   $575

It is difficult to say the purpose for which this sculpture of an ancient Egyptian couple was made. It may have been for a stage decoration or perhaps purely ornamental. It is made of plaster and measures 38" tall and 17 1/2" wide. Probably made in the early - mid 20th century. Good condition with some slight chipping to the paint.

Sealife Painting   $395  

Charming painting of marine life including seahorses; fish and a turtle. It is done on canvas that is stretched over a foamcore board. Measurements are 20" x 51". Signed "Martin".
Sealife Painting
Oval Fingered Pantry Boxes in Original Blue Paint
  Oval Fingered Pantry Boxes in Original Blue Paint   $1075.00

These three mid 19th century, oval pantry boxes are in untouched condition in their original dark blue/green paint. The smallest is 1 3/4" tall; 3 1/2" deep and 4 3/4" wide. It has a small crack on the bottom. The middle box is 2" tall; 4" deep and 5 3/4" wide. There is a tiny piece missing from the bottom of the back. Both flaws are shown in thumbnail photos. The largest 2 3/8" tall; 4 1/4" deep and 5 9/16" wide. It has no condition apologies. There is writing on the top but it is difficult... Click for details

Homemade Cat Toys   $295  

These are two homemade cat toys from the turn of the century. On the left is a sock cat with an embroidered face and a wonderful three dimensional tongue. It measures 9 1/2" tall from the base to the tip of the ears. New England origin. SOLD On the right is a cat that may have been meant as a squeak toy. One can feel a metal ring inside it. It may have been inserted to give it structure or it may have given off a noise. This poor critter is missing one of its appliqued eyes. It measures 11"... Click for details
Homemade Cat Toys
Homemade Sheep Doorstop: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Homemade Sheep Doorstop: Circa 1930; Pa.   $325

This charming homemade doorstop in the form of a sheep has lots of personality. She is wearing a coral ribbon in her hair. Her face and under ears are made of corduroy and eyes are leather. She measures 4 1/2" tall and 6" deep. This functional folk art was made by Ida Leaman Witmer ; Lancaster County, Pa. in the 12930's.

Homemade Amish Toy Dogs   $315.00  

These are two well loved Amish toy dogs made in the early part of the 20th century. The smaller, on the left, is from Pennsylvania. It is straw filled; made of cotton with shoe button black eyes. It is 5" tall to the tip of the tail and 6 1/4" " long. Very good condition. The larger is from Ohio; made of wool and also straw filled. It has several old mends and worn spots. measurements are 4 4 3/4" tall and 7 3/4" tall.
Homemade Amish Toy Dogs
Homemade Camel Toys Circa 1920
  Homemade Camel Toys Circa 1920   $950

It is difficult to imagine a family of animal toys cuter or more unusual than these three camels. They are finely detailed with tufted heads and hooves. The selection of fabric accurately represents both the color and texture of camels. The largest is 8" from head to hoof; the smallest is 5". Excellent condition; made circa 1920.

Bottle Cap Basket   $725  

This fabulous Bottle Cap Basket is true folk art. It is made of caps from Coca Cola; 7 Up and Dr. Pepper. The wood bottom makes the piece especially functional. It is both strong and sculptural. Excellent condition; circa 1950. Measures - Height: 8 1/2, Width: 17 1/2", Depth: 5", Diameter: 14".
Bottle Cap Basket
Native American Beaded Bag: Circa 1880
  Native American Beaded Bag: Circa 1880   $975

This Native American beaded bag dates to the 1880's, based largely upon the calico fabric lining. The backing is wool felt with rawhide handles. It is in excellent condition; measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/2".

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