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Black Americana Chalkware Boy with Watermelon Bank

A wonderful and original piece of Black Americana from the late 1940s / early 1950s. This young black boy sits with his knees drawn and arms outstretched to keep the partially cut watermelon secure on his lap. He wears red overalls and a matching red cap, with the slice from the watermelon serving as the coin slot.Stands 12" high and is in excellent condition, with only a few minor nicks in the paint, the two most notable ones being at the watermelon rim. There's not even..

$235.00

Chinese Cloisonne Baluster Vase - Red & White Prunus Flowers

A wonderful Chinese cloisonne baluster vase, the front of which is decorated with a prunus tree, spreading up and out with two-tone flowers in red/pink and white/light-lime green combinations, with the prunus blooms in white and green, all on green stems. At the base of the stems is a mound of what appears to be the sacred mushroom Ling-Chi.The vase has a scroll diaper pattern on a black ground, with a red, blue, and mottled green scroll band at the upper rim and a red b..

$80.00

Larger F&F Mold and Die Black Americana Uncle Moses Pepper Shaker

According to Antique Trader's Black Americana, F&F Mold & Die produced its figural hard plastic Uncle Moses and Aunt Jemima salt and pepper shakers in two sizes, 3-1/2" and 5-1/4". This fabulous Black Americana treasure features Uncle Mose in the larger pepper form. If you're needing both shakers, you're in luck — you'll find I've listed Aunt Jemima separately in consideration of the shopper who may already have one, now needing only the other. This Uncle Moses is ..

$20.00

Larger F&F Mold Die Black Americana Aunt Jemima Salt Shaker

According to Antique Trader's Black Americana (2nd ed.), F&F Mold & Die produced its figural hard plastic Aunt Jemima and Uncle Moses salt and pepper shakers in two sizes, 3-1/2" and 5-1/4". This fabulous Black Americana treasure features Aunt Jemima in the larger form. If you're needing both shakers, you're in luck -- you'll find I've listed Uncle Moses separately in consideration of the shopper who may already have one, now needing only the other. This Aunt Jemim..

$20.00

Oval Russian Kholui Magic Pony and Feather of a Firebird Lacquer Box with Brown Exterior

A lovely oval Russian lacquer papier-mâché box from the Russian village of Kholui, exquisitely decorated with a hand-painted image of Ivan and his loyal, magic pony as they came upon the bright glowing feather of the fabled firebird. Hand-painted by artist T. Gordienko, this box is most unusual in that the artist chose a deep mahogany brown background on which to portray this captivating fairy tale scene. (Serious collectors will likely recognize that this is indeed a hard-t..

$165.00

Tall Chinese Porcelain Famille Rose Vase - Female Figures in Court Scene

A beautiful Chinese famille rose porcelain vase, with two figural panels depicting what appears to be mirroring court scenes. Both sides feature a young woman, seated and holding a fan, while standing and facing her are two other young maidens, standing near a cherry blossom tree. With hand-painted enameling predominantly in rose / pink, there are a couple of thin bands of yellow shoulder, bordering a green-blue band. Standing 12-1/4" high, this vase is approxima..

$128.00

Tall Chinese Porcelain Figural Vase - Female Figures in Court Scene

One of two lovely vintage Chinese vases coming from the same estate, this Chinese porcelain vase is finished in slightly softer colors, with a touch of gilt trim in the "background" spaces of the chintz pattern. Two figural side panels depict what appears to be mirroring court scenes, with each side featuring a young woman, seated and holding a fan. Standing and facing her are two other young maidens, standing near a cherry blossom tree. In comparing this vase to the oth..

$125.00