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Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830   $2,450   

Richly colored Wild Goose Chase quilt (aka Geese in Flight) from the early 19th century. Abutting the triangles gives a terrific up and down movement to the "geese". Streak of Lightning border was meant to indicate the end for the head. Clamshell quilting in outer border; diagonal lines and stylized flowers in the triangles. Excellent condition; probably New England origin. Measures 100" x 104"; cotton front with probably homespun linen back. For unknown reasons, an old button is sewn to the... Click for details      
  
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830
Large Silver Brooch with Amethyst: Circa 1940
  Large Silver Brooch with Amethyst: Circa 1940   $395

Large Mexican silver brooch with a central amethyst stone. The pin measures 2 1/2" wide x 2 3/8" tall. The silver work nicely follows the shape of the amethyst. Excellent condition; made circa 1940's.

Silver and Amber Bead Necklace   $295  

Graduated silver beads alternate with amber in this lovely necklace. The silver beads are handmade as is the fine box clasp. There are a few tiny dings on the silver beads but basically, it is in very good condition. The necklace measures 20" long. The amber beads are 9/16" in diameter; the silver are graduated in size. Probably made in the 1940's or 50's.
Silver and Amber Bead Necklace
Folk Art Animals Quilt: Circa 1860; Connecticut
  Folk Art Animals Quilt: Circa 1860; Connecticut   Sold

It is safe to say that this amazing quilt filled with animals is a one of a kind. It is a glorious combination of barnyard animals as well as whales; giraffes and fish. In addition, it has a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is a summer spread professionally mounted on a stretcher that is hinged for easier transport. Measurements are 80" square. Connecticut origin with family history available to purchaser.

Mixed Metals Bracelet: Circa 1950   $295  

Seven link bracelet combining layers of sterling silver; copper and brass. This design was begun by Los Castillo who termed the technique "metales casados" translating to married metals. Others followed in their footsteps. This bracelet is signed Metales then a conjoined JF Icuerda and Taxco. It is 3/8" tall and approximately 7 1/2" long (safety chain makes it difficult to be precise). Substantial weight and excellent condition.
Mixed Metals Bracelet: Circa 1950
Oxidized Silver Geometric Rings
  Oxidized Silver Geometric Rings   Sold

Fabulously bold and stylish oxidized silver geometric rings. They were clearly made by the same hand but only one has an (illegible) maker's mark. The other two are marked only 925 for sterling silver. They appear to be in unworn condition. The circle measures 1 1/4" in diameter; the square is 1 1/16". Well made with substantial weight. Ring on left is size 6; middle and right are 6 1/2.

William Spratling Silver and Amethyst Earrings   $625  

Round silver and amethyst earrings by silver master, William Spratling. They were made in the 1940's but are totally timeless in design. Measure 1 1/8" in diameter; screwbacks. Excellent condition.
William Spratling Silver and Amethyst Earrings
William Spratling Sterling Ranch Pitcher
  William Spratling Sterling Ranch Pitcher   $4,800

This bulbous, elegant pitcher by William Spratling is known as his Ranch design. It combines a sterling silver body with an ebony handle. The outside is smooth with hand hammer marks wonderfully evident on the inside. Measurements are 6 1/2" tall and 9" across including the handle. Hallmark dates to the 1940's; excellent condition.

Folk Art Gate in Form of a Face: Ca. 1920   $2,900  

One of a kind iron gate in the shape of an elongated face. It would be functional as a gate but would also be terrific hung indoors as a piece of outsider art. The movable earrings are an especially whimsical touch. One spike is missing from the hairdo but all else is intact. Measurements are 62" tall and 24" at the widest point. Found in Virginia.; circa 1920.
Folk Art Gate in Form of a Face: Ca. 1920
Amish Homemade Animal Toys
  Amish Homemade Animal Toys   $295

Two delightfully homemade Amish animals - the white cotton horse measures 12" long and 9 1/2" tall. He (or she) has wonderfully detailed tack; embroidered facial features and a braided tail. Dates to about 1950. Elephant - made of dark brown velvet with glass (?) bead eyes. The rubber ears are mostly broken off. Measurements are a11 1/4" from head to tail and 7 1/4" tall. Made circa 1930.

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