Folk Art

“Newspaper” Vase 1971 Ron Krogh Apollo 11 Moon Walk

Ron Krogh 1971 Stoneware "Newspaper" Vase Apollo 11 Moon Walk Signed

Item Name
Newspaper Vase
Price
$125.00
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art – Pottery
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4274
Description

This vase is undoubtedly one of the more unusual studio pottery pieces we’ve ever offered. The potter, Ron Krogh, was a ceramics instructor in Bountiful, Utah, in the late 1960’s. A piece of his pottery is in the permanent collection of the American Museum of ceramic art in Pomona, California. This heavy stoneware vase is “wrapped” in pottery pages printed from the Ogden, Utah Standard-Examiner dated July 21, 1969. On one side of the vase the headline is “Moon Walk,” while on the other side it’s “Apollo 11 Landing.” Another side recounts “Nixon Flies to Splashdown Site.” The rough stoneware itself is glazed on the interior in a greenish gray, while most of the exterior was left unglazed. Every inch of the surface of this vase is different and fascinating. It’s signed on the bottom by the artist, who dated the piece 71 beneath his signature.

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Sculpture of a Brahman Cow Hand Wrought Copper

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Item Name
Copper Brahman Cow Sculpture
Price
$75.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Metalware – Art
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4289
Description

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This handsome hand wrought, hollow copper sculpture is of a Brahman cow. In minimalist fashion, the artist depicted the hump on her back, her large pendulous ears, long tail, curved horns and four teat udder. Expertly cut and welded, this piece has a lovely darkened patina and stands sturdily wherever she’s placed. Measuring 8 3/4 inches long, 5 1/2 inches tall to the top of her back and in excellent condition, this sculpture is a one of a kind art find.

© Linda Henrich

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Bronze Glazed Lady’s Head Stoneware Sculpture

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Item Name
Head Sculpture Stoneware
Price
$325.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art – Sculpture
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4257
Description

This one of a kind original sculpture was made of heavy natural clay, hollow but weighing nine pounds, two ounces. The subject is a very sensitively portrayed woman’s head that was given a finish of bronze colored glaze, with darker glaze in the nooks and crannies to emphasize details like hair and eyes. Obviously done by a very talented sculptor, it is unsigned or marked in any way.

This wonderful sculpture stands 10 inches tall and measures 8 inches across the widest part of the woman’s face. The flared base is oval, 5 inches by 4 1/2 inches and the piece is in excellent condition–no cracks or breaks, no marring of the glaze. This is a work of art you’ll be proud to own and display.More Details

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Art Deco Women by Achatit Werkstätten West German Wall Masks

Wall Masks West German Pair Deco Women Achatit Werkstätten

Item Name
Wall Mask Pair of Women
Price
$110.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
HomeDecor -Wall Masks
Availability
In Stock 1 Pair
Item #
PYH – 4256
Description

This dramatic Deco pair of wandmaskes {wall masks} comes from the workshops of the German company Achatit Werkstätten, which was founded in 1948 by Hans Schirmer and the sculptor Peter Ludwig, who designed these fantastic wall masks. They trademarked a new material, one made by boiling fine powdered stone with sawdust and a binding agent, which was then poured into a mold. After they cooled, the sculptures were painted and/or gilded, then polished with agate stones. The word agate is “achat” in German, which is how both the material and the company got their names. The process produced a non-ceramic material that is often mistaken for ceramic.

Both of these wall sculptures are 10 inches tall and project about 3 1/2 inches out from the wall. The lady on the left in photograph #1 measures 6 inches at its widest, while the one on the right is 7 1/2 inches at its widest. The right hand one has two gold foil labels on the back; one label has the company name and a drawing of a sculptured head, while the other label reads HANDARBEIT {handwork/handmade}, MADE IN GERMANY HANDIWORK. Both were made in the 1950’s {later ones use the copyright symbol or the word copyright}. Although they are marked ‘made in Germany,’ they were actually made in West Germany, in the city of Cologne {Köln in German}, which was located in West Germany during the decades that Germany was divided.

These beautiful wall masks are in fantastic condition, with no chips, cracks or discernible wear to the paint or finish. Perfect for that spot where a painting or print just won’t do. More Details…

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Burl Swedish Pedestal Bowl of Silver Birch Signed and Dated ’48

Swedish Burl Pedestal Bowl of Silver Birch Signed and Dated '48

Item Name
Burl Bowl
Price
$695.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Wood Burl – Bowl-HomeDecor
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4239
Description

This incredible, enormous bowl was hand crafted in Sweden of a burl from a silver birch tree. It is an example of träslöjd, traditional Swedish woodworking, with wonderful figured grain, deep color and a natural, unlacquered finish.

The form is uncommon, in that the swooping bowl is attached to another long piece of burl that serves as the pedestal, elevating the bowl for a dramatic profile. The bowl is signed on the bottom of the pedestal, burned into the wood:

Hans Thörnvall
Björk {Swedish for ‘birch’}
48
Our information is that Hans Thörnvall lived in Herrljunga in western Sweden. More Details…

Mexican Pot by Angelica Morales Gamez

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Item Name
Angelica Morales Gamez Mexican Pot
Price
$145.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Pottery – Southwest Design – Mexican
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4209
Description

This large pot was made by Angelica Morales Gamez, an award winning potter, out of red clay painted with manganese black and kaolin white clays. Angelica lives and works in a small town in Michoacan in Mexico, making hand molded, hand painted ceramics for over 18 years; she is the fourth generation potter in her family. She hasn’t had formal art training; she learned from her family how to paint figures on her pottery. Her pottery is made in the Tzintzuntzan tradition (Tzintzunzan is a city in the state of Michoacan where the potters use distinctive colors and designs). More Details…

Barbara Bourgeau-Richards Folk Art Print

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Item Name
Barbara  Bouregeau – Richards Print
Price
Sold – Thank You – $24.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art – Print
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4041
Description

This small framed print is of an original watercolor by Barbara Bourgeau-Richards, a self-taught folk artist and a native of Michigan who began painting in 1986. She specializes in watercolor vignettes, many of which are in private and corporate collections and museums. (more…)

Folk Art Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied

Large and small pyro bowl side by side

Item Name
Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied
Price
$150.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Wood Carving – Bowls
Availability
In Stock 1 – 2pc
Item #
PYH – 4190
Description

These exceptional antique wooden bowls were both made by the same craftsperson in the early 1900’s. They were turned, carved and then decorated by pyrography, (pyro=fire, graphy=drawing, writing). A wood-burning tool was used to burn designs into the wood and sometimes items were painted, as these two were, with their now faded tones of green and red.

Although the bowls appear about the same size in our photographs, the one on the left in photo #1 is larger. The interior is carved with three clusters of grapes and three grape leaves; the rim is encircles by a carved vine. Using the wood-burning technique, the maker created a rough bark-like surface over the entire interior (photo #2). The outside of the bowl was burned in tiny pinpoints over the entire surface, along with stylized, painted leaf and flower decorations (photo #3). This bowl has aged out of round; it measures 11 1/4 inches in diameter one way and 12 inches the other. It stands 5 inches tall and has a 4 3/4 inch round base that’s 3/4 inch tall. This bowl has a few age hairlines in it, none of which are obvious or threaten the sturdiness of the bowl.
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