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Antique Advertising Jug Early 1900’s

Antique Utah Stoneware Advertising Jug Early 1900's Hygeia Ice Co. $175.00

Item Name
Hygeia Ice Company Jug
Price
$175.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Pottery
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4302
Description

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Ships worldwide from United States

The Hygeia Ice Company, located in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, was incorporated in 1912. This handsome salt-glazed stoneware jug is incised with the company name; the printing is very precise, which indicates a metal die was probably used. The body is beehive shaped, hand made of grey clay and given an arched, C-shaped handle. The only decoration is an inscribed ring on the neck and the beautiful orange peel surface from the salt glazing. This 2 gallon jug stands 12 inches tall, about 7 inches at its widest and weighs 5 pounds 9 ounces. Its condition is excellent; there is one shallow chip on the bottom but no cracks and the cork that’s wedged into the mouth is not the original.

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The Hygeia Ice Company produced manufactured ice, also called plant ice, freezing water with mechanical equipment, rather than harvesting natural ice. It was the nation’s largest cold storage locker and the first artificial ice plant in the area. They advertised the ice was made with distilled water for purity (see photograph #5). Their equipment was used to create Utah’s first ice skating rink and a heated swimming pool. Hygeia was the Greek goddess of good health, cleanliness, and sanitation and many other companies adopted the name, including ones that made things like chalk and baby bottles.

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This stoneware advertising jug is both decorative and a fine piece of history.

© Linda Henrich

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Sculpture of a Brahman Cow Hand Wrought Copper

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Item Name
Copper Brahman Cow Sculpture
Price
Sold – Thank You – $75.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Metalware – Art
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4289
Description

  • Vintage item
  • Ships worldwide from United States

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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Carved Wood and Reeds Antique Native American Duck Decoy (Sold)

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Item Name
Native American Duck Decoy
Price
Sold – Thank You – $250.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Native American Wood Carving
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4204
Description

Native Americans made useful objects out of reeds and rushes for thousands of years. Floating decoys like this one, strongly resembling the canvasbacks that darkened the sky in huge flocks, lured waterfowl to the ponds and lakes to be bow-hunted or snared.

This decoy has a carved wooden head, a wooden breast and tail, with the central portion of the body composed of strips of a type of marsh plant. (Not being botanists, we’re not able to narrow that down—possibilities are bulrushes, tule reeds, and river cane, to name a few.) It’s in good condition, with chipping to the tail feathers the main indication of use and no breaks in the strips. Measuring almost 14 inches long from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail, it stands 6 inches at the tallest point of the head and is about 4 inches wide at the belly. This decoy is a handsome piece of American folk art with a very pleasing sculptural quality. More Details click here…

Folk Art Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied

Folk Art Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied

Item Name
Wooden Bowls Carved and Pyrographied
Price
Sold – Thank You – $150.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Wood Carving – Bowls
Availability
In Stock 0 – 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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Indian Gathering Basket Amazon Baniwa Tribe, South America

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Item Name
Gathering Basket
Price
Sold – Thank You  – $75.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Baskets – Home Decor
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4184
Description

This intricately plaited round basket is called a waláya (flat basket bowl). It was made by the Baniwa tribe of the Rio Negro (Black River) area which borders Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela in the Amazon rainforest. The basket, used for food gathering, was woven of straw extract from a plant called Arumã de Mato, an herb that grows in swampy areas. (more…)

Dominican Republic Rock Art (Arte Rupestre) Redware Wall Charger

Dominican Republic Rock Art (Arte Rupestre) Redware Wall Charger

$150.00

There is currently great interest in Dominican Republic cave rock art by archaeologists as new caves are being discovered and explored. This striking wall charger is an example of an artist’s interpretation of “arte rupestre,” Spanish for “rock art,” by the Taino, an indigenous people now extinct. The platter has a central pictograph of a human, painted in a stark black and white outline, stick figure style. The background is mottled shades of sea green, rust and cream with a gilded rim. The reverse shows the unpainted red clay that the potter used to make the charger; the back is not glazed, but is sponged and smeared with swoops of dark glaze or stain. The white paper label affixed to the back is printed with “Arte Rupestre Handmade by Cory Punta Cana Rep. Dominica.” The charger retains its original price tag of $375.00.
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Ashanti Akua’ba–African Female Fertility Figure (SOLD)

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Sold Thank You – $55.00

This hand carved wooden ritual fertility figure from the Ashanti (also called Asante) people in Ghana is one of the most recognized African art forms the world over. These carvings, named akua’ba, are blessed by priests, then carried by the women in the tribe who wish to become pregnant or to ensure the health and beauty of a child they are pregnant with. They are typically secured on the woman’s back, where she would usually carry her baby. These Ashanti figures have large flat heads that exhibit a high oval forehead, considered the tribal ideal of beauty. The rings on the neck symbolize rolls of fat, also considered beautiful.

This carving is 13 inches tall, 6 inches at the widest part of her head and has an oval base measuring 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/8 inches. There is a very tiny area of roughness on the edge of the top of her head, but the condition overall is excellent for a vintage carving that has seen use.

This carving will add a beautiful African accent to your home.

PYH 3961

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