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Schuco windup tumbling mouse with key


Schuco windup tumbling mouse with key

 

A vintage (1920s – 1930s) Schuco wind up tumbling, summersaulting toy mouse. So cute and he works! He tumbles a little frenetically, but he works. With his original key, he is in very good antique condition. His fabric body is intact, both ears and his little felt hands are present. He still has his smile, eyebrows, original button eyes and he even has a whisper of an original whisker left. He may have had felt feet at some point but no more. You can see the wear of his age – a separation of the fabric on his left arm, wear to his nose and a few other places and some smudges but, boy, for this old a toy, he is in terrific shape. With his legs out, he measures about four inches.

$195.00


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Sweet little NW beaded hide purse


NW beaded hide purse

A sweet little beaded hide bag or purse. Northwestern Native American, I think this was made in or near Alaska. I believe made of moosehide, carefully made with a large central stitched flower on the front, the flap has 11 tiny pink flowers and a pink and green bead trim around the edge. It is fully lined with a wooly felt. 4″ tall x 4 1/2″ wide. The bag is in excellent condition overall with just light soil. Both snaps work well. So cute!


$75.00


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Antique miniature pincushion, Tunbridge Wells?


Antique miniature pincushion, wood mosaic

Perhaps Tunbridge Wells work, this has a finely done layered wood mosaic body made of contrasting woods. Topped with a small cushion covered with blue velvet. So cute! About 1 1/8″ tall x 1″ wide. In very good old condition with light soil to the cushion.


$65.00


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18th century meerschaum and silver pipe


A dated 18th century meerschaum bag form pipe. There is no stem. The body of the pipe has a silver cap and stem and a full silver rim with an attached lid, the rim of which is pierced and tooled all around. The lid is engraved “P.H.” in script with “1790” deeply engraved underneath the initials. Later, below that, “1845” and “1888” are more lightly carved into the silver, I would guess other owners, perhaps descendants of Mr. P.H. At the top of the lid, above “P.H.” there is another name in script. I am not sure but the name appears to be “..a (or g) illotte (and maybe an ‘n'” at the end). It is lightly carved into the silver in a way and depth similar to the “1888.” Off to the right of “1888” there appears to be more text. I see what appears to be “…ollier.” Layers of history! The stem collar of the pipe has a mark in a rectangular cartouche that appears to be “LS” and there is a dot in the silver between the body of the L before the S.


 

The pipe is a “bag” form. From the top of the collar to the “elbow” of the body measures about 4,” from the top of the lid to the “elbow” is about 2 1/2.” The pipe is in good antique condition with lots of discoloration, absorbed smoke and oils. The back of the pipe shows a little surface loss but no cracks, breaks or noticeable chips. The silver rim is firmly attached to the meerschaum, the silver lid is stable. The hook snaps but doesn’t hold the lid tighly closed but I think the hook could easily be tweaked to hold the lid tighter. There is a wrinkle in the silver stem collar. Then, just scratches, small dings and wear expected over 227 years!

$325.00


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Old Pueblo bandolier bag with silver


From one of our northern New Mexico pueblos, this is a hide bag, essentially a bandolier bag, fringed and decorated with a large silver concho and a domed silver button. The bag is painted/stained all over with a red mineral pigment. Made to use rather than to sell, this was long used. The same two bumpy areas on the lower edge, are visible on the back of the bag as well. There is dusty stuff inside, possibly corn meal.

The bag measures approximately 11″ tall including the fringe x 6″ wide. The strap is about 40″ long above the bag. The front of the bag has a large stamped silver concho and the flap has a high domed silver button. The loose hide string at the bottom of the bag might have been used as a fastener at some point but the flap stays closed. A unique piece.


$425.00


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Nez Perce beaded bag


Nez Perce beaded bag

 

A beautifully made Native American Indian beaded bag. I believe this is Nez Perce or Shoshone but someone else thought it might be Cree. Anyway, it’s a lovely small beaded hide bag. This well made little bag is beaded front and back with a fully beaded floral design on the front and a scattered floral design on the back. Circa 1930s, brain tanned hide, could be elk. The bag measures 4 5/8″ tall closed x 3 5/8″ wide. The bag is in excellent old condition with no notable issues.

$275.00


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Plains beaded hatband with flags


Plains beaded hatband with flags

A detailed Native American made hatband. The hatband is loom woven beadwork on cotton or something similar, glass beads including tiny whitehearts which were popular trade beads in North America. From the Plains area and features stylized American flags and comes together at the back in four connected fringes. Circa 1920s.

There is a separation between two of the fringes but that is not damage just a space usage decision. There is some bead loss in the band near the top of one flag and a few gaps in the weaving where a bead was skipped. Each fringe has loose threads that could be anchored but the fringes are not losing beads at present. It measures approximately 22″ inside circumference x 1 3/8″ wide. Fringe is about 3″ long.


$235.00


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