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Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,475   

Embroidered pinwheels of this type are usually seen decorating pillows; rarely are they an entire quilt pattern. This Lancaster County Amish example is very well planned out with diagonal rows of color. Background is men's wool suiting fabrics. Quilted in green thread with zigzag patterning throughout the border. Measures 75" x 78". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.      
  
Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Circa 1920
Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $1,085

This Hexagon Stars quilt is a brilliant combination of Six Point Stars with appliqued flowers on stems. It is beautifully executed with the yellow hexagon centers of each star repeated by the yellow center of the flowers. The green leaves and stems delicately connect the stars. The powerful zigzag border works well with the geometry of the Star blocks. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; made circa... Click for details

Los Castillo Sterling and Amethyst Pendant/ Brooch   $285  

This early Los Castillo piece is both a brooch and a pendant. The construction allows it to be worn in several ways. The bail can be folded over in the back or temporarily removed. The piece measures 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" (without the bail). Sitting in the concave bed is a cabochon amethyst measuring 1/2" x 3/4". It is held in place by four artfully designed prongs. The pendant was made in the 1950's; condition is excellent.... Click for details
Los Castillo Sterling and Amethyst Pendant/ Brooch
Patricia Von Musulin Wood and Silver Pear Shaped Earrings
  Patricia Von Musulin Wood and Silver Pear Shaped Earrings   Sold

This commanding pair of wood earrings with tiny sterling silver dots are made by New York designer, Patricia Von Musulin. Von Musulin is known for her bold, sculptural designs in a variety of materials that include sterling silver; plexiglass; stones and wood. Von Musulin's work is in the permanent collections of several museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Boston Museum of Fine Art and the National Museum of American History at the the Smithsonian Institution. Clip backs to... Click for details

William Spratling Hand Hammered Four Lobe Bowl   $1,200  

Exquisite hand hammered sterling silver bowl by silver master, William Spratling. The bowl has an unusual elongated shape with four lobes. The outside has a smooth finish and the inside intentionally shows the hand hammering marks. The footed bowl is 2 3/4 inches tall; 6 1/8" long and 5 1/8" wide. It has been professionally polished and is in excellent condition. The bowl weighs 261 grams. The bottom bears Spratling's marks dating to the 1940's. William Spratling is well known as the father of... Click for details
William Spratling Hand Hammered Four Lobe Bowl
Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,195

This Variable Stars pattern goes also by the name of Evening Stars. It is very well made with each block measuring less than 5 1/2 inches. The colors are well placed in diagonal lines creating a Straight Furrows design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is very nicely quilted with an undulating feather wreath in the outer white border and flower medallions in the white off blocks. Measurements are 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Cat's Paw Hooked Rug: Circa 1920   $695  

Cat's Paw is a wonderfully playful pattern of irregular polka dots that is usually done in muted colors. This example is a standout because of the terrific contrast of light and dark. The oatmeal colored background highlights the beautiful shades of red. The outer border is a variegated red and black combination. The rug is very "painterly" whether viewed vertically or horizontally. Condition is excellent. It is sewn to a stretcher measuring 24" x 37". Made of wool; circa 1920. Attached to... Click for details
Cat's Paw Hooked Rug: Circa 1920
Tumbling Blocks Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $625

Tumbling Blocks (aka Baby Blocks) is a pattern more often seen as a quilt than a rug but in either case, it is a wonderfully three dimensional design. This example is made of wool. The browns and tans are solid colors and the red has a nice variegation. Measurements are 28" x 38". The impact is equally effective whether vertical or horizontal. Condition is excellent. There are two tiny repairs to the burlap binding on the short ends. They do not show through on the front. Made circa... Click for details

Sterling Ring and Earrings by Minas   $735.00  

This large size sterling silver ring and earring set was made by Minas (Minas Spiridis), Greek jeweler since the 1970's. His work is characterized by fluid, streamlined designs. Minas died in April, 2020 at the age of 82. The diagonal stripe design is sterling and what I believe to be a gold wash. The ring is 1 3/16 inches in length and 13/16" in width. It is size 6 1/2 and can easily be sized up or down. Condition is excellent. Price is $435. The earrings are 1 1/4" long and 7/8" wide. Clip... Click for details
Sterling Ring and Earrings by Minas
William Spratling Sterling and Wood Duck Master Salt
  William Spratling Sterling and Wood Duck Master Salt   $725

True, William Spratling favored themes that included duck bills and frequently combined wood with his silver designs. Never have I seen, though, this particular combination in which three duck bills form the ornamental base of a master salt. The piece is 2 1/4 inches tall. The silver bowl has a diameter of 3 1/2 inches including the rim. Condition is excellent. Hallmark dates from 1933 - 1939. This is useful for change and small jewelry as well as a table fixture.

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