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Antique Longwy French Faience Pottery Pin Dish

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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 pieces in 1801. The works made pottery with other designs but their enameled faience is especially appreciated.Longwy began making this pottery to capitalize on the popularity of cloisonné. Whereas cloisonné uses wire to surround the enameling, Longwy used raised black lines which were then filled in with color by hand after firing, then refired. Sometimes they used as many as twenty-five different colors.This octagonal pin dish is in excellent condition. It measures 3 ¾...

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Edwardian Woman Photo in Shell Frame

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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. 

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Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

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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

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Vintage Chinese Black Bamboo Bird Cage With Porcelain Feeding Bowl

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Vintage Chinese Black Bamboo Bird Cage With Porcelain Feeding Bowl

A charming decorative item for any room, this Chinese birdcage is the perfect size to tuck anywhere. It's bamboo, painted black, with three carved feet that have a rising sun motif.

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Theorem Painting of Girl with Goose by Jean Henry

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Theorem Painting of Girl with Goose by Jean Henry

This twentieth-century theorem was painted by Virginia artist Jean Henry, who designed and painted all her works with oils on cotton velveteen. She created this theorem in 1980, the only year she signed her works with her initials JRH.

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