Vintage museum quality artisan basket by renowned basket weaver Joan Brink (born April 11, 1945-), crafted August 1, 2000. Measures 14" h x 17.25 inches in diameter. Dyed and bleached cane with purple-heart rim and base. The following is a quote from Joan Brink: "Each basket I design and create is the result of a particular meditation. This basket was designed following a conversation about wind Kachinas or Spirits. The subject was inspirational as a basket story, and since we were in a serious drought in New Mexico, the "Rain Spirits" were worth invoking in design, thus Rain Dance. In the basket, the vertical figures in black represent the dancers' spirits. Drops of rain fall from the white triangular clouds and above, lighting arrows complete the design." Joan Brink, 1 August 2000"
Authentic 17th century baroque Spanish bronze mortar and pestle, original to each other. Mortar measures 3.25 inches high by 4.75 inches wide at the top; pestle measures 9 inches long.
Antique early 19th century English brass wall pocket, sometimes called a tidy box because it was a handy catchall. Handmade from heavy, thick solid brass circa 1850. It measures 9 inches wide, 2 inches deep, and 8 inches high at back. See "The Brass Book" by Peter, Nancy and Herbert Schiffer 1978 page 122 for a similar example
Vintage silver plated fish serving set with pierce cut design. Early 20th century. The fish slice measures 13.75 inches and the fish fork measures 10.25 inches. Excellent condition.
English solid brass tabletop candle reflector, 18th to early 19th century. Tilt-top with rare checkerboard surface, tripod Queen Anne pedestal base and bulbous center turning. Measures 4.25 inches in diameter, 5 inches high when flat and 7 inches high when raised. Excellent original condition.