Pair of American black walnut picture frames circa 1865. Each frame measures 15.5" x 17.5" outside and 12" x 13.75" inside. Each is completely made from single stock American black walnut.
Carved walnut sculpture of a female torso by sculptor Norman Legassie (Old Lyme, CT) done in 1991. Norman Legassie's work is in a number of important collections. His commissions include a bust of the late CT Senator Thomas Dodd Sr., a bust of the former CT Senator Thomas Dodd, Jr., and a memorial sculpture for the victims of a disaster at L'Ambiance Plaza in Bridgeport, CT. The sculpture measures 19" tall. The base measures 4 inches by 5 inches.
19th century Japanese stoneware sake bottle with calligraphy. Probably a store bottle which was used to decant sake into a customer's own household bottle. Height 10 inches. No damages.
Early Massachusetts lift-top advertising box with original red washed surface, circa 1840. Inner paper reads "W. I. GOODS, which he will sell VERY LOW for cash, Palm Leaf Hats or approved credit. Those wishing to purchase as above, will do well to call and examine for themselves before purchasing elsewhere. All kinds of Country produce taken in exchange for Goods. CHARLES B. MOSELY. New Salem, Aug. 1840." This charming box is 8.5 inches wide, 4 inches deep and 2 inches high.
Vintage Oscar Bucher California Crafts flame glazed ceramic footed bowl in the Chinese Ming design. It measures 7.25 inches across and 3.75 inches high, and is signed on the base. Oscar Bucher is an award-winning ceramic artist who has been working with clay for over 50 years. His pieces have been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, including the International Ceramic Competition in Faenza, Italy and the Fletcher Ceramic International in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1960, he immigrated to Santa Barbara, California to establish his own pottery studio. His groundbreaking work consistently won awards and helped popularize high-fired ceramics in Southern California during the ’60s and ’70s re-emergence of Arts and Crafts movement. In 1975, he established the Ceramic and Glassblowing Programs at Santa Barbara City College and taught as the head of the Ceramic Department for over 20 years. He curated numerous workshops with top artists including Paul Soldner, Don Reitz, Otto Heino, Yoshiro Ikeda, Lana Wilson, Patrick Crabb, Philip Cornelius, and many others.