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.
True pair of early English brass candlesticks, circa 1760-1780. Each has a petal base with four sides and a concave indented design between the fluted petals. The central column has 4 projections; the largest has 4 flat panels. The top has a fixed candle holder. Measures 8 inches tall with a 4 inch square base. Excellent condition. Note the line mold mark we show in one of the photos. Only early candlesticks were made in two parts.
Vintage Figgio Norway Dekor Trope ceramic vase designed by Rolf Froyland, circa 1950-1970. Mid century modern Viking motif. Measures 9 and 1/8" high, 2.5" across the base and 2.75" across the spout and handle. No damages.
Large vintage Murano blown glass vase circa 1980. Amethyst color with pale blue and lavender spots. Measures 20.5 inches tall. Excellent original condition: no chips, cracks or dings.
Vintage hand crafted set of 5 stacking Shaker style cherry pantry boxes signed Schmitt and dated 1997. Artisan made from perfectly matched tightly grained American cherry boards. Exact reproductions to the Shaker Colony originals with long finger joints and copper nails. The graduated boxes measure: 8.75 x 3.5 inches, 7.5 x 2.75 inches, 6 x 2.25 inches, 5 x 1.75 inches, and 4 x 1.5 inches. Like new.