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Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,900   

This wonderfully graphic Mennonite Tumbling Blocks quilt (aka Baby Blocks) is made of fine, light wool fabrics from the late 19th century. The colors are deep and rich - perhaps a tad lighter than on the screen. The corners are quilted with the medallion wreath patterns often seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. The patterns throughout the rest of the border are unusual designs of leaves; flowers and berries. The quilt is in excellent condition. The backing is a printed polished cotton with a... Click for details      
  
Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York
  Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York   $6,800

This unusual Album/Sampler quilt was made in the 1880's in the area of Rhinebeck, New York. The probable maker is Mary Mosher whose name is in the center block. Each of the blocks has an embroidered name. Extensive information is available about each of the individuals included on the quilt. In several instances, the block pattern corresponds with the person's vocation. Nelson Haver, for instance, was a banker and real estate broker. His block depicts a bank. Alonzo Mosher raised horses and... Click for details

Sterling Silver and Amber Modernist Bracelets   $975  

This is a pair of Modernist fraternal twin bracelets of silver and amber. They are made by the same hand; have the same material and size but slightly different in design. The bracelets measure 15/16" wide and 7 13/16" in wearable length. They are marked Sterling and signed but I am not familiar with the maker's mark. Made circa 1950's. Priced at $975. for the pair.
Sterling Silver and Amber Modernist Bracelets
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Thumbnail Bracelets
  Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Thumbnail Bracelets   $1,675

Offered for sale are two hefty Antonio Pineda Thumbprint bracelets - one in the standard size and one in the more unusual larger size. Both are in excellent, vintage condition. They were made in the 1950's. Both bracelets are 970 silver which is more pure than the sterling standard. The smaller of the two is one inch in height and 7 9/16" in length. The larger is 1 1/8" tall although it appears considerably more massive than the standard size. It is difficult to measure precisely because... Click for details

Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Belt Buckle   $295.00  

Streamlined three dimensional belt buckle by the late Mexican designer, Antonio Pineda. The Modernist design flares to the far end. Each element consists of two sides that are raised to a peak. The buckle measures 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/8 inches tall . It accommodates a 3/4 inch belt. The buckle is suitable for a man or woman. It is well hallmarked with Antonio's crown and the design number. The work of Antonio Pineda is included in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County... Click for details
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Belt Buckle
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
  Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details

William Spratling Caviar Bracelets   $1,675  

Offered for sale are two Caviar bracelets by silver master, William Spratling. Both are in excellent condition and measure 7 3/4 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in circumference. The beads are handmade. The clasps are incorporated into the design so as to be virtually invisible. The example on the left alternates silver and copper beads. It has Spratling's mark dating from 1964 - 1967. It has a safety chain. The price is $1675. The all silver bracelet on the left has Spratling's mark from... Click for details
William Spratling Caviar Bracelets
Early Sewing Huswif Roll-up Case
  Early Sewing Huswif Roll-up Case   $450

Huswif roll up sewing case with a variety of printed fabrics that span about 50 years of manufacture. The block printed floral chintz on the bottom dates to the 1830's. The latest fabric is the red calico that dates to about 1880. Most are cotton; the half circles on top and the second panel from the top are wool challis. All are in excellent condition. Most unusual is that the back is pieced. Measurements are 4 7/8 inches x 22 inches; New York State origin.

Los Castillo Large Silver and Malachite Bowl   $975  

Large and dramatic silver plate bowl with a malachite rim by Los Castillo. The diameter of the bowl is 16 inches. The bowl is round with the the tapered malachite rim expanding to 1 1/8 inches at the widest. The bowl is 4 1/2 inches tall including the four ball feet. It has exquisite scrolled handles of silver. Hand hammer marks add to the decorative quality of the piece. Made in the 1990's. Condition is excellent. There is a small area on one handle where the underlying copper shows through... Click for details
Los Castillo Large Silver and Malachite Bowl
Tiffany Gold and Ruby Flower Brooch
  Tiffany Gold and Ruby Flower Brooch   $850

Lovely Tiffany flower brooch of twisted 18 karat gold centered with seven rubies. The brooch has eight petals, the design of which is repeated in the two leaves at the bottom. The brooch measures 2 1/4 inches in length and one inch in width. It dates to the 1960's; condition is excellent.

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