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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..