Art

Art Nouveau Original Watercolor Dated 1912

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Item Name
Violette Stevens
Price
Sold – Thank You – $75.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Art – Watercolor
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4305
Description

This charming 1912 watercolor of a pair of birds perched on vines with pink and white flowers was painted by 15 year old Violette Stevens, who signed and dated her artwork lower right. On the back, the original dust paper is intact and Ms. Stevens inscribed it in pencil in two places. On the upper portion, she wrote “Painted in watercolors April 1912 Age 15 Great Falls, Montana”. At the bottom, she wrote “Age 15-My water colors”. Great Falls is a very progressive planned city that had a number of cultural activities at that time, including art clubs and painting groups. Violette Stevens, whose name appeared in newspapers of the time as Violet, grew up to work for the U.S. Forest Service as a stenographer and also worked as assistant county clerk prior to marrying Mr. R.S. Nyhagen on April 24, 1919. We have other biographical details on her, which we’d be glad to share with the purchaser of her lovely artwork.

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The painting measures approximately 9 inches by 9 inches including the 1/2 inch wide gilded wood frame, carved with flowing Art Nouveau designs. The artwork, frame and glass are all in excellent condition with no damage and very little wear. With its petite size, this painting is perfect to hang or prop on a shelf or easel, alone or as part of a grouping.

© 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
$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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Tole Painted Peter Ompir Large Tray

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Item Name
Peter Ompir Tray
Price
Sold – Thank you – $195.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Home Decor – Tole Painted Tray
Availability
In Stock 0
Item #
PYH – 4156
Description

Peter Ompir (1904-1979), who painted this lovely, long tin tray, is considered one of America’s foremost folk artists. He began his career during the 1930’s painting portraits but was unable to make any money at it. He then began painting household items and sold them through an agent who persuaded Neiman-Marcus, Macy’s and other prominent stores to carry his works, where they sold extremely well. He painted both used and new objects of wood, metal and even furniture, always managing to create a charming antique look with his use of colors and designs. This tray is an outstanding example of his work. 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…)

Navajo Sculptor Jack Black Pottery

Navajo Artis Jack Black Trio Pottery

Item Name
Jack Black Pottery Collection
Price
$250.00 USD
Condition
Vintage
Category
Art – Pottery – Sculpture
Availability
In Stock 1 – 3pc
Item #
PYH – 4181
Description

A member of the Navajo tribe, Jack Black was a very talented artist and sculptor. Born in Galveston, Texas, he lived in Arizona, opening a studio in Sedona in 1984. Inspired by native Americans and the colors of the desert, Mr. Black used for this grouping a pale adobe colored clay with a light sky blue glaze. The unglazed areas that expose the clay color were used for the man’s face, the woman’s head and, on the smallest piece, the pot and “table rock” base. He also used a brownish glaze in the curves and crevices to give it an aged look, although he used very little on these pieces compared to some we’ve seen. The shadow you see on the front of the woman in photograph #2 is actually some of that glaze. All of the pieces are incised on the bottom with the Jack Black signature, along with his cypher, a figure 8 with a vertical line through it, and the year of creation.

Mr. Black, who became a well-respected artist before his death in 2002, first sketched his ideas, then sculpted them in clay before molds were made. Each artwork was created by hand and no two are identical. The three pieces shown are as follows:

–The man, standing tall, measures 12 1/2 inches tall with a base measurement of 4 inches by 3 3/4 inches. This figure weighs 2 pounds 2 ounces and is dated 1985.

–The squatting woman, weighs 2 pounds 5 ounces and measures 9 inches tall with an 8 inch by 5 1/2 inch base. The date is 1984.

–The miniature group on the “rock” base measures 5 1/2 inches tall overall, with a base 4 inches by 6 inches and it weighs 11 ounces. It’s dated 1984.

The photographs are deceptive–these are large, impressive pieces. They are in outstanding condition and with their simple lines and smooth matte surfaces, they complement any decor.

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1828 Antique School Penmanship Exercise

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Item Name
Antique School Framed Penmanship Exercise
Price
$425.00 USD
Condition
Antique
Category
Antique – Art – Collectible
Availability
In Stock 1
Item #
PYH – 4043
Description

Found in Berks County, Pennsylvania, this wonderful school penmanship exercise is dated July 12, 1828 and signed at the bottom “Thomas Coats Moores Piece Book.” It measures 9 inches by 7 inches and is framed in its original, 15/16 inch wide tiger maple frame. Master Moore wrote this school exercise in brown ink which has faded a bit with time. The draperies with a tassel at the bottom of each, so often seen in nineteenth century portraits, are cascading down the sides, painted in blue and pale brown watercolors. There is a six-pointed star in a circle in each upper corner, serving as holdbacks for the draperies. The title of the piece is “Grammer” {sic} and it’s ornately penned at the the top within a pale blue painted oval. Here is the rest of the composition:
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Italian Majolica Giuseppe Mazzotti Signed Bud Vase Hand Painted

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Item Name
Majolica Hand Painted Bud Vase
Price
$90.00
Condition
Vintage
Description
This beautiful triangular bud vase was produced by the Giuseppe Mazzotti Ceramics Factory in Albisola, Italy, a town where ceramics have been made for four centuries. The company was founded in 1903, at a time when, according to Wikipedia, Albisola become the international capital of ceramics. The blue and white decorations, hand painted so wonderfully on this vase, were introduced in Albisola in the mid-seventeenth century. The style is termed “Antico Savona” (old Savona), characterized by the landscape of ancient Savona, Italy, a nearby city. (more…)

Tonalá Mexico Bruñido Pottery Hand Painted Wall Charger

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Item Name
Mexican Hand Painted Wall Charger
Price
$55.00
Condition
Vintage
Description

Of all the traditional ceramics made in Tonalá, Jalisco State, Mexico, this type, called bruñido (burnished) is the best known. These pieces are not glazed, but, after the hand painted designs are applied, are coated with slip (liquid clay) and then polished with a stone. The central motif on this wall charger or platter are a pair of quail watching a flock in the sky with a very fanciful, stylized background of flowers and leaves. The border motifs are various colored lines and leaves. Colors used were grey, ocher, green, white and black. The back of the platter is unglazed and there is a molded hanger so it can be hung on a wall or can stand alone on a table, dresser or shelf. It’s stamped in black ‘Mexico’ (photograph #4). (more…)