Vintage African tribal ceremonial spoon circa 1950. Carved from single stock African hardwood. Lovely old patina. Measures 24" long x 4.75" wide x 2" deep.
Antique 18th c English or Dutch brass and iron country kitchen skimmer or strainer. Measures 22.5 inches long and 8.5 inches round. One old repair done with a copper rivet.
Early English 19th century solid bell metal brass apothecary mortar and pestle c1820. This solid brass mortar rings like a church bell. Made by hand turning on a metal lathe. There are numerous later examples of this type of mortar and pestle, but none have the ring tone of this one. The piece has a lovely rich old patina. Original and in very good condition. Some very minor use marks here and there. The mortar measures 6" tall and 6 1/2" in diameter at its top and 4.25 at its bottom. The matching pestle measures 11.5" in length.
French 19th century miners iron whale oil lamp with rooster stamped Clozet S Etienne. Excellent original condition including the original iron rooster that unscrews to allow access for pouring in the oil. Measures 8 inches high with a round base that measures 5 inches in diam. The handle moves allowing the lamp to always stay level.
Original Myrtlewood bowl from Bayview Myrtlewood Shop North Bend Oregon c1950. This bowl hand made by an artisan on a lathe from a single piece of Myrtlewood. Measures 12 x 4 inches. Original label on base. The myrtlewood industry originated in the late 1800's along the Southern Oregon Coast. As one takes a closer look at myrtlewood craftsmanship, the oldest factory emerges as a story of history and success. The Myrtlewood Factory, located five miles north of North Bend, Oregon, at the entrance to the Dunes National Recreation Area, is the oldest in the world. In 1869, the golden spike symbolically marking completion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad was driven into a tie of highly polished myrtlewood. Later, the wood brought some rare beauty for the Great Depression years. It soon became a tourist attraction, and many small shops opened up, presenting the product to travelers along the Oregon Coast. Today you will find 15-18 retail stores, some with small factories in the back, turning bowls and trays for their own resale.