Catalogue


Sterling and Azure Malachite Leaves Necklace   $375   

Unusual necklace of sterling silver leaves alternating with azure malachite. Substantial weight yet easy to wear. Designed by Hecho a Mano in Taxco, Mexico. (Yes, I know that "hecho a mano" means made by hand. In this case, it is also the name of the design studio. Measures 18 1/2" wearable length; each leaf is 1" at widest point.      
  
Sterling and Azure Malachite Leaves Necklace
Carving of Frontiersman and his Dog
  Carving of Frontiersman and his Dog   $2,200

Finely detailed carving of a frontiersman and his devoted hound. Man measures 13 1/4" tall Pennsylvania origin; probably early 20th century.

Mexican Silver Belt; Bracelet; Pin and Earrings Set   $1,085  

Mexican silver with ebony suite consisting of a belt, bracelet, brooch and earrings. Each piece is signed "Plateros Taxco" with an eagle mark 3. Belt is 30" long with fittings for 29" and 28". Additional hooks could be added for smaller waists or the brooch could be joined to the belt for an additional 1 1/2". Bracelet is 7 3/4" long. An extremely versatile, attractive and unusual set. All pieces in excellent condition.
Mexican Silver Belt; Bracelet; Pin and Earrings Set
Twenty Five Patch Variation Quilt: Circa 1920
  Twenty Five Patch Variation Quilt: Circa 1920   $675

Variation of a Twenty Five Patch Quilt that also goes by the name of Mrs. Hoover's Colonial Quilt or more traditionally, Irish Chain. The Four Patches created between the main blocks make it more than the usual usual Irish Chain. Very finely quilted. Has one small pink spot (that I have not tried to remove) but otherwise excellent condition. Measures 86" x 98"; circa 1920.

Sigi Sterling Silver Cufflinks   $165.00  

Two unusual pairs of sterling silver cuff links by Mexican designer, Sigi. Trapezoidal pair on left measure 1 1/16" at longest and 9/16" at widest. Right pair are of the biomorphic shape for which Sigi is especially well known. Measure 1" x 3/4". Oxidized silver with 3 silver balls. Both pairs are well hallmarked and in excellent condition; circa 1950.
Sigi Sterling Silver Cufflinks
Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425

Indigo and white Nine Patch quilt with an unusual variation of a zig zag border. One of the Nine Patch blocks reverses the navy and white squares. Legend has it that this is an intentional mistake, or humility patch, for only God is perfect. In actuality, I know of no documentation that such blocks existed; they were likely simply human error. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measures 70" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin.

Reversible Bars Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,975  

Elegant, pristine reversible Bars quilt. It may be English, in which case it would be referred to as a Strippy quilt. Regardless of where it originated, this piece was done by a master. The quilting is superbly done in a variety of patterns.The fabrics are elegant cotton sateens and beautifully coordinated. The backing is similar to the front but not identical. It is totally reversible. Measures 78" x 94"; circa 1920.
Reversible Bars Quilt: Circa 1920
Los Castillo Floral Brooch with Amethysts
  Los Castillo Floral Brooch with Amethysts   $1450.00

Huge, voluptuous floral brooch by Los Castillo. Measures 5" x 2". Two amethysts are each 1 3/16" in diameter. Can be worn equally well horizontally, vertically or at an angle. 1939 - 1945 hallmark. Truly an eye catcher.

Los Castillo Sterling and Ebony Necklace & Bracelet Set   $875  

Unusual necklace and bracelet set by Los Castillo. Alternating wood discs of the necklace are covered with sterling. Necklace measures 16 1/2" wearable length; bracelet is 7 1/4". Tiny wood chip on bracelet is visible in thumbnail photo. Circa 1980.
Los Castillo Sterling and Ebony Necklace & Bracelet Set
Abstract Hooked Rug: Circa 1920
  Abstract Hooked Rug: Circa 1920   $585

Long hair abstract hooked rug in wool done on burlap. Soft, muted colors. Deep pile measures 3". Rug is on a stretcher measuring 21" x 61". Rug is in excellent condition but stretcher is a bit flimsy. There would be no loss in removing the rug from the stretcher for much easier shipping. Circa 1920.

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