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Find The Missing Man Diorama in a Bottle,
2008, Spring Fine & Decorative Arts, Mar 15th
classic type of American folk art sculpture. This early 20th-century piece is constructed by hand in a contemporary glass bottle with wood stopper. The painted wooden sculpture constructed on the interior is a saloon scene with six figures, but only five of them are immediately evident to the viewer. The trick is to find the missing man as inscribed title suggests. Label inside reads DAN EPPLER, SR.; 15" high, 5.75" diameter.
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Elsmore & Forster
Lot # 296 - Elsmore & Forster "Ceres" and "Laurel Wreath" Ironstone,
six articles, English, ca 1850, various raised and printed marks. Five pieces of "Ceres" pattern decorated in yellow lustre, including a large pitcher, covered sugar bowl, sugar bowl (no lid) and two open oval vegetable dishes; AND a "Laurel Wreath" covered sugar bowl with Washington medallion. Pitc... > Item Details
Two Cat Pipsqueak Toys,
Lot # 485 - Two Cat Pipsqueak Toys,
ca 1840-1900. A tiger cat with kitten, 3.75" high x 3.5" long x 0.75" deep; and a seated cat with collar and bell, 5.75" high x 2.75" long x 1.5" deep. > Item Details
Three Pair of Large Brass Candlesticks,
Lot # 86 - Three Pair of Large Brass Candlesticks,
English, ca 1850-80. All are push-ups, one pair has a faceted diamond design with English RD(registry) 385???; 10", 10.75" and 11" high. > Item Details
Pennsylvania Dish-Top Tea Table,
Lot # 104 - Pennsylvania Dish-Top Tea Table,
ca 1760-80, with a moulded top edge around beautifully figured mahogany with an old dry surface, on a columnar pedestal supported by extended claw and ball feet; 34.5" diameter x 29.875" high. > Item Details
Miniature Portrait by <i>D. (Daniel) Dickinson</i>,
Lot # 163 - Miniature Portrait by D. (Daniel) Dickinson,
watercolor on ivory, American, signed D.D.1832 lower right. In the original red leather case, on the left side is a painting of a well-dressed young man; the right side contains a printed-on silk landscape scene with putto that reads, D. Dickinson/Miniature Painter/at Earles/No.169 Chestnut St/PHILA... > Item Details
Two Treen Bowls,
Lot # 425 - Two Treen Bowls,
one 19th century, incised lines on sides; 20" diameter x 5.75" high x 1.25" thick. Handled smaller bowl dated 1847, remnants of red paint with initials on opposite side of date; 11.375" diameter x 4.375" high. > Item Details
Kuba Rug,
Lot # 515 - Kuba Rug,
Egypt, contemporary; 6'9" x 9'6". > Item Details
Four 19th-Century American Wooden Sewing Items,
Lot # 14 - Four 19th-Century American Wooden Sewing Items,
a ca 1890 fancy splint and woven sewing basket with tufted silk bottom liner, 5" high x 11" long; together with a ca 1850 sewing clamp in the form of a mahogany roll top desk with bun feet, 6.25" high x 6" wide x 2.75" deep. Includes two other wooden sewing-related items. > Item Details
Naive Pencil Sketch <i>The Duke of Wellington's Flagship</i>
Lot # 199 - Naive Pencil Sketch The Duke of Wellington's Flagship
Americanmid-19th centurygraphite on J. Whatman 1852 rag papersigned l.l. Clesson Merriman16.5" x 12.75"Northfield, Mass., town records from 1875 show Clesson Merriman was born Nov. 28, 1838, the son of Samuel Merriman and Lois B. Field. > Item Details
Pair of Clark's <i>Cricklite</i> Fairy Lamp Holders,
Lot # 92 - Pair of Clark's Cricklite Fairy Lamp Holders,
English, late 19th century, in silverplate, classical Corinthian columns on stepped square bases with two serpentine arms to hold twin fairy lamps. Each marked CLARK'S TRADE CRICKLITE MARK inside ring; 15" high x 14.5" overall spread. > Item Details
Portrait of Louis Jaeger (1819-1855)
Lot # 312 - Portrait of Louis Jaeger (1819-1855)
Americanoil on canvassigned MC 1848l.r.22.25" x 18.25" > Item Details
Pair of  Sterling
Lot # 327 - Pair of Sterling "Castles" Pattern Tazzas,
American, early 20th century. Made and retailed by The Loring Andrews Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Each marked sterling/Loring Andrews/Cincinnati U.S.A./57, center monogrammed, FWE and engraved, Florence E. Warrington, under rim; 6" high, 9 ozt. (280 g) each; 18 ozt. (560 g) total weight. > Item Details
Two Norton and Fenton
Lot # 357 - Two Norton and Fenton "Dark Lustre" Pitchers,
American, ca 1844-47, in Rockingham glaze with relief molded floral motifs. Both impressed on bottom in two lines Norton & Fenton/East Bennington Vt; 7.375" and 8" high. (See Spargo 1972: 87 and plate v; and Barret 1958; 24-25, plates 22 and 23) > Item Details
Four English Pewter Plates, Marked <i>Nicholson</i>,
Lot # 299 - Four English Pewter Plates, Marked Nicholson,
John Nicholson (active 1690-1725), single reed, with remnants of hammered booge. Owner's muzzled bear family crest on rim; 9.75" diameter. > Item Details
Free-Blown Footed Punch Bowl with Cover,
Lot # 80 - Free-Blown Footed Punch Bowl with Cover,
American, first half 19th century, of colorless lead glass, cover with applied sheared finial, baluster stem, heavy foot with polished pontil; 8.5" high to rim, 10" diameter, 13.75" overall. > Item Details
Three Wooden Folk Carvings of Birds,
Lot # 5 - Three Wooden Folk Carvings of Birds,
American, late 19th and early 20th century. Lot includes a painted swan, 5.25" high; a goose, 7.5" high; and a painted bird toy which chirps when turned, 3.25" high. > Item Details
Southern Folk Art Serpent Cane,
Lot # 468 - Southern Folk Art Serpent Cane,
American, late 19th century. Made from a tree root and painted black; 37" long. > Item Details
Tiger Maple Drop Leaf Table,
Lot # 245 - Tiger Maple Drop Leaf Table,
ca 1830-40, with ring-turned legs and great old surface; 28.75" high x 39" long x 20.5" wide (leaves down) x 50.5" (leaves extended). > Item Details
North Carolina Butternut Tilt-Top Table,
Lot # 103 - North Carolina Butternut Tilt-Top Table,
1760-1790, with four board top, ring-turned pedestal, legs with covered knees, snake feet with pads; 27" high x 29" diameter. > Item Details
Signed Wax Portrait of Louis XIV, English,
Lot # 157 - Signed Wax Portrait of Louis XIV, English,
early 19th century. Unidentified artist signature below shoulder; in original shadow box frame; 7.5" x 6.25". > Item Details
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