Polia Pillin signed folk art cermamic cup. It measures 4.75 inches high and 4 inches across its top. One very tiny little flea bite on top rim the size of a pin head. From Artnet: Polia Pillin was a Polish painter and potter known for her distinctive ceramic pieces. Painted with delicate images of women, horses, and birds, her works have a whimsical quality reminiscent of the French-Russian artist Marc Chagall. “In short, humble clay becomes a medium for painting,” Pillin said. “The limit of which is defined only by the zeal and inspiration of the artist.” Born Polia Sukonic in 1909 in Poland, she immigrated with her family to the United States at age 15. She went on to study sculpture and painting at the Jewish People’s Institute in Chicago. In 1927, she met her future husband the Ukrainian immigrant poet William Pillin. The artist and her husband moved to Los Angeles in 1948, where she transformed their garage into her pottery studio. She died in Los Angeles, CA in 1992. Today, her works are held in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Fine Art and the Syracuse Museum of Fine Art.
Early American food chopper stamped D Kimball. Hand forged, 18th century. Measures 7.5 inches long by 6 inches across the base and 5.5 inches across the handle. A beautiful and useful country primitive kitchen tool.
Antique 19th century ship diorama in a shadow box frame. The ship's name is "Madeline," and it is at full sale in choppy waters. The frame measures 23 inches long, 19 inches high and 4 inches deep. All original including the blown glass front.
Authentic 19th century Ottoman or Turkish brass palaska or cartridge box. All original. Engraved and mounted with mine cut emerald. Measures 4.25 inches high, 4 inches wide and 1.25 inches deep.
Vintage authentic African tribal Songye shield mid 20th century. Original red, white and blue paint. Integral handle on the back, some minor losses, and one old age crack. Measures 14 inches high, 9 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep. Carved from a single piece of wood. Acquired from the Gotham Gallery in NYC, by tribal art dealer Tan Mamadin, PA.