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Antique Redware Jug 10 Inch Beehive Shape W. Virginia Circa 1850

Antique Redware Jug 10 Inch Beehive Shape W. Virginia Circa 1850

The shape of this beehive jug starts out as ovoid below the thick collar of the mouth, then follows a straight line down to the base. This puts the date some decades later than the true ovoid jug; potters began using the beehive shape because it was easier to pack side by side for transporting and quicker to make. 
Dorothy Hafner 1980 Postmodern Memphis Style Porcelain Platter Original Studio Piece “Kyoto Homage”

Dorothy Hafner 1980 Postmodern Memphis Style Porcelain Platter Original Studio Piece “Kyoto Homage”

Dorothy Hafner is an artist and designer who first experimented with paintings on porcelain in 1976. She went on to become a ceramics designer for the German company Rosenthal and for elegant retailers such as Tiffany and Co. in NYC and Neiman Marcus in Dallas. 
Wedding Cake Mold Copper Over Tin Wonderful Wall Decor

Wedding Cake Mold Copper Over Tin Wonderful Wall Decor

This mold is an unusual size and form and makes a terrific display piece alone or in a grouping of copper pans and molds.
Antique Longwy French Faience Pottery Pin Dish

Antique Longwy French Faience Pottery Pin Dish

This gorgeous pin dish was made by the Longwy faiencerie in the town of Longwy in the Lorraine area of France. The pottery began firing their pie...
Edwardian Woman Photo in Shell Frame

Edwardian Woman Photo in Shell Frame

The frame was hand-made by gluing dozens of seashells onto a laminated cardboard frame. The frame itself was commercially made and dates from a later period than the photograph. 
Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

This hand carved wooden ritual fertility figure from the Ashanti people in Ghana is one of the most recognized African art forms the world over. These carvings, called akuaba, are blessed by priests, then carried by the women in the tribe who wish to become pregnant or to ensure the health and beauty of a child
Antique Banded Yellow Ware 10 Inch Dough Bowl With Rolled Rim

Antique Banded Yellow Ware 10 Inch Dough Bowl With Rolled Rim

Because yellow ware was so durable and inexpensive, it was popular in kitchens for more than 100 years, finally losing favor when lighter weight, even cheaper materials were introduced in the 19
Antique Hammered Copper Syrup Jug With Funnel Spout Dovetailed 1800's

Antique Hammered Copper Syrup Jug With Funnel Spout Dovetailed 1800's

The pitcher was formed by cutting a rectangle of copper, hammering the edges thin and making tabs (commonly called dovetails) that were folded over to form the cylinder that makes up the bottom portion. A circle of copper was cut for the bottom and attached using the same crimping technique. 
Torquay Motto Ware Watcombe Tumbler

Torquay Motto Ware Watcombe Tumbler

Motto ware is named for all the brief but often profound sayings on the pottery. This particular type of Torquay pottery is also called cottageware for the pictures of cottages which are applied using colored slip(liquid clay) to draw with.
Angelica Morales Gamez  Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988

Angelica Morales Gamez Hand Painted Mexican Pot - Dated 1988

This pot or olla was decorated with a complex painting of women carrying baskets and strings of fish. The details are wonderful and include buildings, birds and the sun, among others. The piece was signed near the bottom "Mercar Pescado" {the fish market} and Angelica M. Gamez 2-MAR 1988.
Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

 Kenya, Africa, who are famous for their carvings of this soapstone that they mine locally. The stone is dug from the ground by hand. It's carved with machetes, saws and knives, then sanded and polished