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William Spratling Sterling Silver Butterfly Brooch; Circa 1940's   $975   

This sterling silver Butterfly brooch was one of Spratling's early, very popular designs. The streamlined form very effectively conveys the detailed body of the butterfly. The silver is adorned with two cabochon amethysts. The brooch measures 2 1/2 inches at its widest and 2 1/8 inches in length. It weighs 40 grams and is in excellent condition. The hallmark dates to the 1940's. William Spratling was well known as the leader of the mid 20th century design movement in Mexican silver. Many... Click for details      
  
William Spratling Sterling Silver Butterfly Brooch; Circa 1940's
Pair of Wood Glove Stretchers
  Pair of Wood Glove Stretchers   $235

This pair of wood glove stretchers is unusually thick, measuring 9/16" in depth. The larger of the two is 15 inches long. While one is marked with an incised letter S, they seem anything but small. The pair have a wonderful look of an abstract sculpture and would be nice ornaments on a wall or table. One already has a loop for hanging and the other could easily have one added. They are priced at $235. for the pair.

Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $675  

This Pinwheels quilt goes by several different names just as it can be seen as different patterns. The combination of a Pinwheel center with corner triangles is one way to view it as is a combination of four Hourglass blocks placed within a square. Among the names by which the quilt is known are: Big Dipper; Yankee Puzzle and Whirling Blade. Two features make this quilt particularly appealing. The blue calico background is a lovely shade and one not often seen for a ground color. The Pinwheel... Click for details
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875

This Pinwheel Stars quilt actually forms a variety of patterns depending upon how one focuses. The use of the printed fabric with diagonal lines adds to the movement of the overall pattern as does the strong diagonal stripe border. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition with some unobtrusive fraying along the binding. Measurements are an unusual 69" x 90". This could be an excellent hanging in a stairwell when hung vertically or great over a sofa or mantelpiece hung... Click for details

Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Feather Brooches   $595  

It's most interesting to see two interpretations of this silver feather brooch done by Antonio Pineda over a 15 year period. The example on the left, which seems the simpler of the two, is actually the later example. It has Antonio's mark used from 1953 until his death in 2009. The brooch measures 3 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" tall. It has two scrolls and is in excellent condition. The three scroll brooch on the right is signed Tono. It measures 4 5/8" wide a 1 1/4" tall. It is totally three dimensional... Click for details
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Feather Brooches
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,085

New York Beauty is a quilt pattern that never ceases to amaze for its many variations. The colors on this example are especially warm and rich. The Nine Patch (actually Puss in the Corner) intersections are a touch I have not seen. The colors have softened a bit but remain strong and vibrant. Quilting is done with circles around the main blocks and diamonds within the centers. Measurements are 72" x 74. There are some spots of color loss on the back but the front is without issues. The backing... Click for details

Baskets Crib Quilt with Embroidered Flowers: Circa 1930; Pa.   $595  

It's difficult to imagine a more charming crib quilt than this wonderful Baskets. Each is made of a different printed fabric (many are feedsacks) with a different type of embroidered flowers in each. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 31" X 37". It is nicely quilted with diamonds in both border. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Baskets Crib Quilt with Embroidered Flowers: Circa 1930; Pa.
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver and Moonstone Pendant Necklace
  Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver and Moonstone Pendant Necklace   $2,800

Most unusual sterling silver and moonstone pendant by Antonio Pineda. This very rare form consists of a graceful pendant with two oval moonstones strung on a velvet cord terminating with two silver balls. The pendant measures 3 3/16" wide x 2 1/2" tall. The velvet cord is 27" long and can be tied at any length. This most unusual necklace can be worn as something either sporty or elegant. Antonio Pineda was one of the leaders of Mexican silver design in the mid 20th century. Books have been... Click for details

Handcarved Wood Frame "Spice of Life"; Circa 1920   $695  

Hand carved wood frame depicting the amusements and vices of the 1920's. It includes: dice; a champagne bottle; playing cards; polo equipment; sheet music; a flapper girl and, most surprising of all - a dreidel. How this fits with the other images is a mystery. The dreidel is a four sided top used in a children's game at Channukah. The frame is hand carved and painted. It is titled Spice of Life. The frame measures 9 3/4" x 12". The opening is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and would be perfect for either a... Click for details
Handcarved Wood Frame
William Spratling Duck Bill Bottle Opener
  William Spratling Duck Bill Bottle Opener   $750

Most unusual, large size Duck Bill bottle opener by silver master, William Spratling. The head measures 3 3/4" tall and 5 " across the bill. Ducks were a popular motif for Spratling but I have never seen this design. The duck is sterling silver with Aztec jade beads for eyes. The opener functions from an opening on the bottom. Condition is excellent. The piece weighs a substantial 246 grams. William Spratling was the father of the mid 20th century Mexican silver design movement. Many books... Click for details

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