Lot 1005    

Rare Lithographs, The Fireman, in Four Plates by Strong,
2004, Spring Americana and Decorative Arts, May 22
series of 4 hand colored prints, published by T.W. Strong, New York and printed by G.W. Cottrell & Co., Boston. Of the above series title, individual titles include #1 "The School Boy;" #2 "The Volunteer;" #3 "The Fireman;" and #4 "The Benefactor;" all 10" x 14". According to America on Stone, a very rare set, especially with #4, which portrays the death of a fireman.

Condition:  
All with minor marginal wear and stains at margins; VG.
Est $1500 - $2500
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Pittsburgh Compote and Footed Apothecary Jar,
Lot # 1399 - Pittsburgh Compote and Footed Apothecary Jar,
both American clear mold blown glass. Includes a footed compote with baluster form hollow stem on round foot with hemispheric bowl with ground pontil, probably Pittsburgh; 10" diameter x 9.25" high; AND a footed apothecary jar with baluster stem on round foot, probably European; 6.2" diameter x 12.... > Item Details
Paint-Decorated Rhode Island Mule Chest,
Lot # 1258 - Paint-Decorated Rhode Island Mule Chest,
pine and chestnut, with applied molding to the lid edge and shaped skirt. Retains its original black over red paint decoration and appears to retain its original hinges, lock, and turned and painted drawer pulls. Rhode Island, first half of the 19th century; 38.75" high x 40" wide x 16.5" deep. > Item Details
Dated Hearts in Bottle Folk Art,
Lot # 1151 - Dated Hearts in Bottle Folk Art,
mold-blown glass bottle containing wooden frame suspending 4 carved wooden hearts. One heart has an arrow, another is dated 1936. Wood signed on bottom, By B_____ Otto Schlei / Jan. 17 1936. Bottle marked on bottom Bottle Made in USA; 8" high x 3" wide x 1.5" deep. > Item Details
Lot of 2 Folk Art Sculptures in Bottles,
Lot # 1149 - Lot of 2 Folk Art Sculptures in Bottles,
includes a mold-blown bottle containing a niddy noddy and stopped with a gold-painted plug, 8.5" high x 3" diameter; AND a small, mold-blown Listerine bottle containing a miniature ladderback chair and stopped with a wooden plug, 4" high x 1.5" diameter. > Item Details
Welsh Copy Books with Folk Art Drawings,
Lot # 1046 - Welsh Copy Books with Folk Art Drawings,
wonderful early Welsh immigrants' archive of brothers John and Eliezer Williams. Includes Eliezer's small 8vo copybook in marbled boards with two circular watercolor portraits of a young gentleman and lady; 6.25" diameter. Wonderful calligraphy throughout this book and engineering type drawings in... > Item Details
Dempster Mill Horse Windmill Weight,
Lot # 1090 - Dempster Mill Horse Windmill Weight,
cast iron bob-tail horse in old black and white paint. Marked on one side 58G. Beatrice, Nebraska, 20th century; 16.5" x 17". > Item Details
Paint-Decorated Doll Cradle,
Lot # 1191 - Paint-Decorated Doll Cradle,
on shaped rockers. Retains its original black over red paint and gold-stenciled decoration on the exterior and fabulous original yellow paint with red and green festoons and tassels on the interior. American, ca 1830-1850; 8.5" high x 16" long x 10.75" wide. > Item Details
Scrimshaw Walrus Ivory Chain,
Lot # 1104 - Scrimshaw Walrus Ivory Chain,
136 individual pieces, including circular and oval links, various bar types, and more in eight pieces with longest being 42". > Item Details
Pneumatic Signaling Apparatus for Railways Patent Model,
Lot # 1205 - Pneumatic Signaling Apparatus for Railways Patent Model,
cherry, brass leather and steel small scale model of a railroad signaling apparatus, entitled A. Chambers Pneumatic Signaling Apparatus, No. 175,421, Patented March 28, 1876". Includes original Patent Office tag and photocopies of patent papers; 5.25" wide x 10" long x 8.5" high. > Item Details
Fantastic Hand-Painted California Quilt,
Lot # 1316 - Fantastic Hand-Painted California Quilt,
entitled The Spirit of the Golden West. Cotton fabrics in pale green, and vibrant shades of orange and gold, with 32 hand-watercolored blocks, 12 of which are California sunsets, the other 20 include a lumberjack, fruit and vegetables, a farmer, the redwood forest, a gold miner, a bear, the San Fra... > Item Details
Ivory Compass Cane,
Lot # 1141 - Ivory Compass Cane,
walrus ivory 3.75" long knob with inset porcelain dial compass inset in top, mounted on tapered teak shaft with 1.5" nickeled brass shaft. With a fine old finish; total length 37.25". > Item Details
Fine China Trade Genre Painting of Silk Spinners,
Lot # 1041 - Fine China Trade Genre Painting of Silk Spinners,
oil on canvas, portrays 2 women sitting in an empty room winding silk thread. One is sitting on a wonderful bamboo stool. Done in the western style for the western market. In its original carved, painted, and gilt Chippendale frame. Late 18th or early 19th century; 11.5" x 15.25" (w/o frame), 16... > Item Details
Medium Emerald Green Quart Cathedral Pickle Bottle,
Lot # 1404 - Medium Emerald Green Quart Cathedral Pickle Bottle,
wonderfully clear color with paneled gothic arched sides and hand tooled folded lip, press molded. Ca 1865-75; 3.25" square x 11.5" high. > Item Details
Midwestern & European Blown Glass,
Lot # 1421 - Midwestern & European Blown Glass,
lot of 4. Includes a clear footed bulbous form cream or milk pitcher with applied thickened lip and C-scroll handle with fire polished pontil; 3.25" diameter x 6" high; PLUS a clear mold blown 15-rib (slightly swirled) Midwestern cream pitcher with hollow C-scroll handle and snap pontil; 3.25" diam... > Item Details
Dated 1799 Schoolgirl Sampler,
Lot # 1301 - Dated 1799 Schoolgirl Sampler,
polychrome silk on linen, with alphabet and Wersa Kelie Her Sampler Made In The Eighth Year Of Her Age 1799 with second alphabet and chain of numbers; 7" x 7.5". > Item Details
1831 Mitchell Map of Ohio,
Lot # 1007 - 1831 Mitchell Map of Ohio,
Tourist's Pocket Map of the State of Ohio Exhibiting Its Internal Improvements Roads Distances &c. by J. Young, published by S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1831. Engraved and colored map of the state, with inset profiles of the Ohio and Erie and the Miami Canals. In modern frame; 15.75" x 13"... > Item Details
Mahogany Rope-Leg Drop-Leaf Table,
Lot # 1292 - Mahogany Rope-Leg Drop-Leaf Table,
with pine and poplar secondary wood. 4 fixed and 2 swing rope-twist legs. Retains its original castors, an old Philadelphia dealer's label, and a great old finish. American, probably Pennsylvania, ca 1815-1840; 28.75" high x 51.5", top measures 51.5" x 22.5" (closed) and 68" (open). > Item Details
Lot of 2 Springerle Molds,
Lot # 1160 - Lot of 2 Springerle Molds,
both carved hardwood, 19th century, the larger with 3 rows of 2 carved blocks, including a flower, stag, snake, grapes, house, and sailboat; 6.5" long x 3.5" wide x .5" thick; AND second has 2 rows of 2 carved blocks, including a bird, fox, basket of flowers, and a cross and olive(?) branch; 4.5" lo... > Item Details
Carved Ivory Medusa Handle Cane,
Lot # 1142 - Carved Ivory Medusa Handle Cane,
elephant ivory tau handle with carved Medusa head with snake hair and knot of snakes at other end with 1.5" chased scrollwork silver collar, marked 900 with shield shaped engraved monogram E over M or vice versa. Mounted on a tapered malacca shaft with 1" brass ferrule; total length 33.25". > Item Details
Early Playing Cards and Case,
Lot # 1491 - Early Playing Cards and Case,
three decks and an early leather wallet. 1 deck is quite early with plain backs and mono-color face in 2 different colors (red & blue), standard deck with only 33 of the 52 cards present, each with different scene or object depicted; 2,2" x 3.25"; PLUS 2 decks with same Native American motifs, such... > Item Details
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