Z and K Antiques
Welcome to Z & K Antiques. Our mission is to present for sale the finest early American antiques and Americana we can locate. Here, you will find original paint decorated country primitives, mechanical banks and other early toys, antique advertising, antique cobalt decorated stoneware, folk art, unusual patriotic pieces of Americana, and much more. Please peruse our offerings and don't hesitiate to contact us with further questions. We stand behind everything we sell and guarantee complete customer satisfaction.

Early American Stoneware

Antiques For Sale:

Early American Country Primitives ,Folk Art, Textiles, Unusual Americana, Pottery, Stoneware, Cast Iron Mechanical Banks and Antique Toys.
Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Level) 10" Historical Staffordshire Plate »

Circa 1825-1828: Enoch Wood & Sons produced dark blue historical Staffordshire transferware of American scenes in the two decades following the War of 1812 as a way to rekindle England's trade relationship with the United States. Their shell border with circular center series consists of American and Canadian views, and one of the most desirable scenes in today's market is the B & O Railroad plate with the level view. Both the level and incline views of the Baltimore and Ohio Railiroad plates were manufactured to commemorate the beginning of the railroad's construction in 1828 and thus were made prior to trains being used in America, thus making these views truly futuristic!

For Sale: $950



Halls Liliput Paint Decorated Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank 19th Century American Toys

Original 19th Century Cast Iron Hall's Liliput Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1875: Manufactured just in time for the 1876 Centennial by The J. & E. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Connecticut and designed by John Hall, the Liliput mechanical bank measures a petite 4.5 inches tall and 3 inches wide and takes its name from Jonathan Swift's wildly popular Gulliver's Travels. This bank was offered in many paint schemes, but the patriotic red, white, and blue bank with the beige teller's window remains the most endearing and classic color combination of this small but enticing architectural mechanical bank.

For Sale: $1450

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Dated 1898 Parcheesi Board in Original Vibrant Four Color Paint Scheme »

Circa 1898: Measuring 17 1/4"W x 17 3/8"H, this striking modern late 19th century handmade and decorated Parcheesi board is a superb example of turn of the 20th century American folk art. Signed and dated "Made by G.K.S. Dec. 30 1898".

For Sale: $1450

Halls Liliput Paint Decorated Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank 19th Century American Toys

Antique Cast Iron "Creedmoor" Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1877: Manufactured by J. & E. Stevens Co., the Creedmoor bank was produced in half a dozen variations. This original version is the first and earliest version, designed in Philadelphia by James H. Bowen and cast in Cromwell, Connecticut.

For Sale: $650

Rare Midwestern Antique American Tin Litho Advertising: 1920s Sweet Girl Brand Peanut Butter Tin

Scarce Sweet Girl Brand Peanut Butter One Pound Tin »

Circa 1920s: Distributed in the Midwestern United States by the Geo. Rasmussen Co. of Chicago IL, Minneapolis MN, Milwaukee WI, and Des Moines IA, this eye catching one pound bail handled Sweet Girl Peanut Butter tin is a fabulous and hard to find example of early 20th century American tin lithograph advertising with its patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme on a soft baby blue ground.

For Sale: $495

Original Oyster Paint 19th Century New England Pantry Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Round Pantry Box in Original Oyster Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: It is always a joy to find pantry boxes in the lighter hues, and this 6 3/4"W x 3 3/8"H pantry box in original oyster paint is a real winner. This lovely primitive pantry box is in sturdy condition with a great honest patina that only time can provide. We have kept this one in our personal collection and have finally decided to let some other lucky collector be its steward.

For Sale: $650

Antique Civil War GAR Canteen with Patriotic Flags and Original Paint Decoration

Civil War Canteen w/ Patriotic Flags and Folk Art Paint Decoration »

Circa 1876: This Civil War canteen belonged to Charles H. Davis, who served in Company G. of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteers. Obviously, Mr. Davis had his battle canteen painted for GAR reunion encampments, and we believe that this canteen was made for the centennial encampment because of the red, white, and blue American flag and shield and the additions of the words "Union" and "In God We Trust." This five color painted canteen would have made quite an impression on its viewers and would have showcased Mr. Davis's love of God and country, values which have become woven into the American fabric.

For Sale: $7,250

Odd Fellows Twelve Piece Folk Art Collection of Fraternal Symbols

Twelve Piece Folk Art Set of Odd Fellows Fraternal Symbols »

Circa 1930-1950: This set of twelve Odd Fellows fraternal symbols recently came out of the lodge in Kewanee Illinois. This is a very special and unique opportunity to acquire a whole set of carved American folk art in one collection. The symbols are fantastic, inclucing the most seen I.O.O.F. gravemaker symbol or emblem, The Chain With Three Links, meaning Friendship, Love, and Truth. Odd Fellows are also known as “The Three Link Fraternity.” 

For Sale: $2,400

 

Early American Tin Horse and Rider Bell Toy Antique Pull Toy Althoff Bergmann For Sale

Antique Tin Windup Lehmann Paddy and the Pig »

Circa 1924: Marked on the bottom "MADE IN GERMANY D.R. PATENT LEHMANN PATD 1903, 1905 1907," this Lehmann Paddy and the Pig is one of the most whimsical and fantastic German tin windup toys of the early 20th century, featuring an Irishman saddled atop a pig and ready for the ride of his life.

For Sale:$1250

Antique American Doll Sled with Original Painted Surface For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Blue Paint Decorated Doll Sled in Original Surface »

Circa 1890-1910: Measuring a robust 17" in length, 5 3/4" in height, and 5 1/2' in depth, this child's doll sled, with its dramatically arched runners and expertly hand painted polychromatic floral decoration on a desirable dark blue ground, is in excellent as found condition with no paint touch ups or repairs.

For Sale: $1950

Dark Town Battery Mechanical Bank For Sale

Rare Cast Iron Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto »

Circa 1905: What a pleasure it is to offer this extremely scarce Kenton Sight-Seeing Auto to the antique toy collecting community! Comic character automotive toys are far and few between, but the hefty 10" Sight-Seeing Auto is in a class of its own. This spectacular example is completely original, including its paint, steering wheel, and its five characters, which include Gloomy Gus, The Sailor, Mama Katzenjammer, Papa Katzenjammer and Happy Hooligan.

For Sale: $5,500

19th Century Antique American Diminutive Eagle Weathervane For Sale

Antique American Diminutive Eagle Weathervane »

Circa Late 19th Century: We love the honest weathered surface on this diminutive eagle weathervane that measures only 14.25" high including museum stand and has a petite 16" wingspan. Possibly Harris and Company, Boston Mass.

For Sale: $3950

Patriotic Americana Civil War Lebanon County PennsyvaniaFolk Art Scherenschnitte Papercut with 34 Star American Flag For Sale

Important Patriotic Civil War Era Pennsylvania Folk Art Scherenschnitte »

Circa 1861-1863: This 17" x 20" patriotic papercut housed in a 21.5" by 24.5" period style frame is an example of one of the most iconic scherenschnittes ever created. In fact, a smaller version of this piece (two sizes are known) entitled "American Fantasy" is illustrated on page 98 of Lipmann and Winchester's seminal 1974 volume, The Flowering of American Folk Art (1776-1876).

For Sale: $5800

Folk Art Antique American Hooked Rug of Dogs Named Bob and Rose

Folk Art Hooked Rug "Bob & Rose" with Stars & Hearts »

Circa Early 20th Century: Measuring a robust 64" by 27", this charming and colorful folk art hooked rug depicts a love story between two fine dogs, Bob and Rose. Note that our canine friends are looking into one another's eyes and are wagging their tails.

For Sale: $3750

Antique 1920s Four Color Wooden Trade Sign with Wrought Iron Frame

1920s Wooden River Room Trade Sign »

Circa 1920s: Measuring a substantive 60" wide by 15 1/2" tall, this beautiful four-color cut out River Room trade sign in its original custom made metal frame almost certainly hung in the River Room, a cafe in St. Paul, Minnesota's famous Dayton's department store.

Sale Pending

Original Blue Paint 18th Century New England Firkin For Sale

18th Century New England Sugar Bucket in Original Blue Paint »

Circa Late 18th Century: It is truly rare to find an 18th century firkin in its first paint, and this superbly constructed early American blue sugar bucket fits the bill. Measuring 10.25" tall and having a bottom diameter of 12.25" and a top diameter of 11.5", this country primitive firkin with interlocking lap joint construction retains its first painted surface and, amazingly, has not been scraped down or overpainted.

For Sale: $2850

New Geneva PA 4 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock R. T. Williams

4 Gallon R.T. Williams New Geneva PA Blue Decorated Storage Jar »

Circa 1890s: Dark and crisp cobalt freehand and stencil decoration covers the length of this 15" New Geneva, Pennsylvania, R.T Williams four gallon storage jar.

For Sale: $850

Ohio Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining

PA Document Box in Original Red Paint and Newspaper Lining »

Circa 1840: Made of chestnut and poplar, this Pennsylvania document box in the form of a miniature blanket chest sports original red paint decoration, simple scalloped feet, square nail construction, and newspaper lining from the July 23, 1838 edition of the Philadelphia Messenger, a weekly publication begun in 1837. Measuring 8"H x 12 1/2"W x 8 1/2"D, this handsome country primitive chest has a fitted lid cased on all four sides, thus eliminating the need for hinges. 

For Sale: $650

Hamilton and Jones Greensboro Pennsylvania Cobalt Decorated Salt Glazed 2 Gallon Stoneware Storage Jar with Center Star Motif

Hamilton and Jones 2 Gallon Storage Jar with Center Star Motif »

Circa 1870s: Here is a classic two gallon Greensboro PA Hamilton and Jones 11.5" tall storage jar with exuberantly decorated stencil decoration that includes a circular maker's mark surrounding a central patriotic star.

For Sale: $625

Antique Folk Art Hooked Rug Pair Horses, Cats, Sheep, Owls, Birds, Dated Country American Primitive For Sale 1935

Dated 1935 Antique Folk Art Hooked Rug with Horses »

Circa 1935: This friendly farmyard scene showcases an abundance of animal pairs. Measures 45" x 25"

For Sale: $1250

McCarthy and Bayless Louisville Kentucky Blue Decorated Stoneware Wax Sealer

McCarthy & Bayless, Louisville, KY Wax Sealer »

Circa 1880s: This 8" McCarthy & Bayless Lousiville, Kentucky, half gallon wax sealer is a real teat. Other than some typical chipping on the inside lip, this great Kentucky jar has no other chips, cracks, or repairs. 19th century Kentucky stoneware is in great demand, and this small wax sealer is sure to please.

For Sale: $450

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Paul T. Sargent (1880-1946) Oil On Canvas Painting »

Circa 1906-1912: Sargent earned an art degree at Eastern Illinois University and then travelled to Chicago to study at the prestigious Art Institute from 1906 to 1912. It was there he completed this 23" x 27" study of a nude wman reclining. Although known for his landscape paintings and extensive work with the Brown County Indiana Art Society, this early student work of a highly unusual subject matter for Sargent shows his confident use of color and brushwork, especially the long brush strokes evident in his later paintings. Bold, heavy application of subdued colors harken to the arts and crafts era. This may be the only known Sargent oil on canvas female nude yet to surface and is a rare find for collectors of Illinois and Indiana art.

For Sale: $2150

One Gallon Antique American Stoneware Crock James Hamilton and Company Greensboro PA For Sale

James Hamilton & Co. Greensboro PA 1 Gallon Blue Decorated Storage Jar »

Circa 1870s: Profuse cobalt blue stenciled decoration and stellar condtion define this handsome 10" tall one gallon James Hamilton and Company storage jar. Exuberant and clear decoration adorns almost all of the field, making this one gallon Southwestern Pennsylvania storage jar very desirable. Additionally, this 19th century crock has no chips, cracks, or repairs and is guaranteed to please.

For Sale: $495

Enoch Fowler Beaver County Pennsylvania 3 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Churn For Sale

Enoch Fowler Beaver County PA 3 Gallon Blue Decorated Churn »

Circa 1850s: Enoch Fowler is one of Beaver County, Pennsylvania's most celebrated potters, and this hefty three gallon cobalt decorated churn is super well potted and beautifully decorated to boot, showing why wares from Fowler's kiln were so popular in Western Pennsylvania.

For Sale: $795

19th Century American Folk Art Budget Box of The Linnaean Literary Society

Antique Folk Art Budget Box of The Linnaean Literary Society »

Circa 1814-1822: This wonderful paint decorated folk art Budget Box of The Linnaean Literary Society is a rare and unusual slice of 19th century history. According to Wikipedia, "The Linnaean Society of New England...was established in Boston, Massachusetts, to promote natural history. The societry organized a natural history museum and also arranged lectures and excursions for its members."

For Sale: $1250

Antique American Doll Sled with Original Painted Surface For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Paint Decorated Doll Sled in Original Surface »

Circa 1890-1910: Measurung a petite 14 1/2" long, 5" wide, and 3 1/4" in tall, this five color polychromatic painted doll sled boasts floral decoration surrounded by a double border of gold stenciling inside a blue pinstripe. Its cast iron runners in original green have red striping, and the sled even includes its original rope so that a little girl of the daycould pull her favorite doll through the snow on a bright winter day. This gorgeous doll sled was gently used and exhibits the good honest wear that advanced collectors desire in their antiques.

For Sale: $1,450

Early 19th Century Watercolor Portrait Woman in Blue Dress Man with Top Hat and Watch Fob

Early 19th Century Full length Double Watercolor Portrait »

Circa 1830: Here, an unknown itinerant artist makes use of his talent in this interesting tale of a tall, portly gentleman holding his hat and making eye contact with a petite, educated, slightly older lady, book in hand, in an amazingly vivid blue dress as they stand on a boldly decorated carpet. Each gazing forward with their own purpose and past, this unlikely duo is captured in this charming early watercolor.

For Sale: $2350

Antique Nantucket Basket Original Sewing Fabric Ferdinand Sylvaro Lightship Basket for Sale

Antique Ferdinand Sylvaro Nantucket Lightship Sewing Basket »

Circa 1930: Measuring 7" wide by 8 1/2" tall to the top of the handle, this unusual Nantucket Lightship sewing basket made by Ferdinand Sylvaro is a sight to behold. The basket still retains its orginal fabric and looks as if it has never been used. When Mitchell Ray retired from basket making in the first decade of the 20th century, he sold his basket molds to Sylvaro, who in turn made high quality baskets in Rhode Island for the next three decades.

For Sale: $1650

Williams and Reppert Greensboro PA 2 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Stoneware Crock

2 Gallon Williams & Reppert Greensboro PA Blue Decorated Storage Jar »

Circa 1880s: Here is a nice example of a two gallon storage jar potted by the Greensboro, Pennsylvania firm of Williams and Reppert. This crock is made from red clay prevalent in Southwestern PA and has the usual dark slip with freehand and stencil cobalt decoration.

For Sale: $395

Tammany Antique Mechanical Bank For Sale

Original Paint Decorated Cast Iron Tammany Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1873: One of the most popular mechanical banks ever produced, the J. & E. Stevens Company Tammany mechanical bank portrays crooked New York politician William M. "Boss" Tweed and retains over 90% of its original paint, an unusually high amount for this particular bank.

For Sale: $750

Stump Speaker Antique 19th Century Original Cast Iron Painted Mechanical Bank For Sale Black Americana

Antique Cast Iron "Stump Speaker" Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1886: Designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams Jr., the Stump Speaker is perhaps the greatest Black Americana mechanical bank ever produced. The Stump Speaker, adorned with his tiny and comical tophat and bright green suit, stands on a four by five inch grey, red and gold base.

For Sale: $2950

Antique Nantucket Basket Original 19th Century Mitchell Ray Rhode Island Wooden Bottom Lightship Baskets for Sale

Original Mitchell Ray Antique Nantucket Lightship Basket »

Circa 1900: This superbly patinated Nantucket basket has the wooden bull's eye basket bottom usually attributed to Mitchell Ray, the most famous of the early Rhode Island basket makers, and the early wooden staves associated with lightship baskets made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Measures 7 1/2" wide by 9 1/2" tall to the top of the handle.

For Sale: $1950

Hamilton and Jones Blue Decorated Rose Stencil Salt Glazed Wax Sealer Stoneware Crock

Hamilton & Jones Rose Stencil Blue Decorated Stoneware Crock »

Circa 1870-1880: This 10", 1 gallon, Hamilton & Jones stoneware crock is decorated with a large rose stencil. No chips, cracks or restoration, minor crazing over surface, on this popular Hamilton and Jones motif. James and William ‘Leet’ Hamilton, arrived from New Brighton, Pennsylvania, around 1850 to start a pottery manufactory of their own.

For Sale: $495

Early Antique Staffordshire Earthworm Decorated Multi-colored Mochaware Bowl: Large, Rare For Sale

Antique Mochaware Earthworm Pearlware Bowl »

Circa 1840-1860: Brilliant blue ground is stunning with rich black striping. This mochaware footed bowl features gorgeous slip decoration, and its whopping 11 inch diameter makes it a very rare find. This bowl is incredilbly eye catching and could serve as the centerpiece in any collection of early decorated slipware.

For Sale: $1,495

Stephen B. Sweeney, Henrico County Virginia 2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Crock

S. Sweeney, Henrico County Virginia 2 Gallon Stoneware Crock »

Circa 1840-1860: Stephen B. Sweeney (1799-1863) Henrico County, Virginia. The Sweeney pottery included several kilns and he expanded and flurished until the Civil War when most of his property was destroyed. Sweeney died in 1862, and his remaining stock was sold at auction. Sweeney’s Hotel & Pottery lives to this day as a noted landmark in the diaries and accounts of Civil War soldiers. This 2-gallon storage jar is indicitive of the Sweeney pottery. Measures 12"h

For Sale: $675

Early Antique Staffordshire Earthworm Decorated Multi-colored Mochaware Bowl: Large, Rare For Sale

Early Staffordshire Mochaware Bowl with Earthworm Decoration »

Circa 1840-1860: Pearlware Bowl with Tri-Color Decoration. This lovely mochaware bowl features blue and white earthworm decoration on a blue-green ground and is bordered on top and bottom with dark brown-black stripes.

For Sale: $750

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Gamboard in Salmon, Apple Green, and Black Paint »

Circa Late 19th Century: Both sides of this striking 16 1/4" x 16" handmade antique gameboard are pleasingly graphic. The Old Mill Game, also known as Cowboy Checkers, Nine Men's Morris, Marelles, and a host of other monikers, is an ancient board game that can be traced back at least as far as the Roman Empire. This handsome board consists black lines on an unusual salmon ground, with the checkerboard in apple green with inpainting similiar to grain painting.

For Sale: $1250

Dark Town Battery Mechanical Bank For Sale

Antique 19th Century Mechanical Bank Two Frogs »

Circa 1882: Originally marketed as the Bullfrog Bank and the Frog Bank, James H. Bowen’s strikingly visual Two Frogs mechanical bank was manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut bank giant J. & E. Stevens Company and imitates, in comic fashion, a frog catching its prey, in this case a child’s coin... nearly mint untouched paint decorated surface.

For Sale: $4,950

1830s Ovoid Ohio Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware Storage Jar with Freehand Decoration

Early Ohio Two Gallon Ovoid Salt Glazed Storage Jar  »

Circa 1830s: This lovely cobalt decorated ovoid storage crock is the country decorator's dream. The rustic mottled gray of the glaze, the primitive cobalt tulip, the stone pops and pock marks of a 180 year history, and its early ovoid form combine to make this ruggedly handsome storage jar a perfect fit on painted crock bench or in an old open cupboard.

For Sale: $695

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Original Hall's Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1869: Designed by John Hall and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J. & E. Stevens Company, the Hall's Excelsior Bank is one of the earliest and most puplar of the great mechanical banks. As a testament to its popularity, the bank was made in at least 12 different hand-painted color schemes.

For Sale: $550

Early American Antique Painted Tin Toy Elephant on Base with Wheels

Early American Antique Painted Elephant on Platform Pull Tin Toy »

Late Nineteenth Century: Collectors of early American tin will appreciate the larger size of this elephent on wheels and the abundance of original, untouched paint left on its surface. Lovely pink details decorate the mouth and trunk and a bright red sadle is trimmed in yellow. This antique American tin pulltoy will make a nice addition to any collection. Measures 8" long x 6" tall.

For Sale: $1,450

Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank For Sale

Scarce J. & E. Stevens Co. Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1891: Designed by James H. Bowen and manufactured by the storied J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut, the cat and mouse mechanical bank is difficult to find. This example of the cat balancing variation has an original base, retains over 80% of its completely original paint, and contains no chips, cracks, or repairs. The action of this bank is simple but surprising and works extremely well. One places the coin on the platform below the mouse's head and clicks the lever on the front of the bank. Quickly, the mouse strikes at the coin, and the cat appears with a mouse and ball between its legs. This handsome and appealing antique mechanical bank will be a welcome addition to any fine collection of banks, toys, or early American antiques.

For Sale: $2850

Highly Painted Pintail Duck Decoy

Illinois River Hen Mallard Decoy Edgar Vale, Pekin, Illinois »

Circa 1939-1941: Born in 1902, Pekin, Illinois' Edgar Vale was a machinist by trade, and this skill, along with his knowledge of local waterfowl, undoubtedly helped him perfect his decoy carving skills. Vale carved the final 50-60 birds, "produced from 1939-1941, completely of wood, using two hollowed out sections of hemlock for the body." This fine 13" turned head mallard hen has a completely untouched original surface and is one of very few produced by this talented and folksy relatively little known carver. This is a rare opportunity to own a very scarce folk art Illinois River decoy made in the heart of our home state's carving territory.

For Sale: $595

 

Patriotoic Americana Watercolor Folk Art Painting Racing Schooner Joseph Pulitizer New York 1896 American Flag Race Boat

Patriotic Painting of Racing Schooner Ship Joseph Pulitzer »

Circa 1896: Measuring a compact and desirable 11 1/2" x 14" in its original 14 3/8" x 16 5/8" frame and housed under good, old wavy glass, this superbly rendered folk art guache or heavy watercolor painting of the racing schooner Joseph Pulitzer retains its vibrant colors, is labeled with Mr. Pulitzer's name three times, and is pictured with its American flag waving in the Atalantic Ocean's summer breeze.

For Sale: $1,850

Antique American Scherenschnitte John Walker Brown United Papercut 19th Century 1840s Heath Pease Families Ohio

John Brown Walker Antique Papercut Scherenschnitte »

Circa 1849: John Brown Walker(1815-1908) was an itinerant artist who cut fancy paper designs in the rural areas of Pennsylvania, northeastern Ohio, Indiana and Michigan between the years of about 1880 to 1907. This example of one of his scherenschnitte's unites the Heath and Pease families in 1849.

For Sale: $2,450

Novelty Bank Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Antique 19th Century Cast Iron J. & E. Stevens Novelty Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1873: The J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut manufactured Charles H. Johnson’s Novelty Bank in many color patterns, and this handsome red, yellow, and blue variation is a real stunner. This is a terrific Novelty Bank from the beginnings of the great age of mechanical banks and will be a fine addition to any collection of antique banks, early toys, or American antiques.

For Sale: $1,750

Antique American Felt Needlework Greyhound Whippet Worcester Mass Phillipps

Antique American Felt Needlework of Greyhound Whippet »

Circa 1840: This early American antique felt needlework picture of a greyhound whippet is a fun and charming piece. Exquisite details include colorful pink and red stiching for the nose, mouth and teats. Simple, yet energetic needlework decorates the foundation in whimsical flowers and leaf paterns. Scribed on the reverse "Worked by Priscilla Phillips, ... Worcester Mass 1793- ... from Alice ... Phillipps ... Jan. ... 1841"

For Sale: $2,450

Red white and blue Patriotic American Antique Parcheesi Folk Art Gameboard For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Red, White, and Blue Centennial Parcheesi Board in Original Paint »

Circa 1876: 19th century patriotic American antiques are difficult to find because of their popularity amongst collectors, and this red, white, and blue original paint decorated Parcheesi board with a labeled home square will not disappoint. The surface is untouched with wonderful use history.

For Sale: $2,450

Rare Folk Art Warsaw Illinois Early American Sampler Signed Clarinda Park 1834

Early American Antique House Sampler from Warsaw Illinois »

Circa 1834: Rare piece of early American folk art— Illinois samplers are rare and desirable, and Clarinda Park's incredibly eye catching 1834 house sampler from Warsaw is an early example from already rare and hard to find Illinois samplers.

For Sale: $6,500

19th Century Antique Oil Paiting on Canvas Portraits from Monmouth Illinois Rare Pair 1830s Midwestern Portraits Americana

Boy with Hoop Toy Early American Folk Art Oil on Canvas Portrait »

Circa 1840s: Fine early American folk art paintings of children with their toys are especially desirable, and this spectacular oil portrait of a young man with hoop toy from Androscoggin County, Maine, measures 30" tall by 25" wide and is housed in a 38 1/2" x 33 1/2" frame. When this portrait was sold in 1963, the dealer noted in a letter to his client that the sitter is P. Record of Turner Center, Maine and that the painting was purchased from the sitter's father, who himself was 91 years of age at the time of the sale. The anonymous artist who brought this likeness to life has depicted his sitter with a pleasingly calm and knowing expression while the twilight's last remaining embers glow orange above Maine's silhouetted, tree-lined mountains and the sky spreads its nightly blanket upon the countryside.

For Sale: $5,500

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Bank I Always Did Spise a Mule

I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1897: Patented to James Bowen on April 72, 1897 and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J & E Stevens Company , the iconic boy on bench variation of the I Always Did 'Spise a Mule cast iron mechanical bank stands as one of the most recognizable pieces of 19th century Black Americana and is a must have for all collectors of antique mechanical banks and Black Americana.

For Sale: $2850

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique 3 Color Pennsylvania Parcheesi Board »

Circa 1880s: The excellent compass decoration on this 19th century folk art gameboard is a sure sign that it has a Pennsylvania origin as this type of design can be traced back to 18th century Pennsylvania German immigrants. Fine detailed lines in bright mustard yellow and vibrant bittersweet on an oxidized red ground with original molding with great hand forged square nails make this a perfectly original game board. Great crackling in the paint and excellent condition on the original paint decoration. Measures 23" square.

For Sale: $2,350

Highly Painted Pintail Duck Decoy

Turned Head Illinois River Decoy »

Circa 1920s-1940s: Here is a wonderful Illinois River mallard hen decoy in the turned head form that features completely original and untouched painted surface. The decoy is done in the typical hollowed out two-piece construction common to Illinois River birds and has a flat bottom that would make it balance well in turbulent conditons.

For Sale: $395

 

Antique Hamilton and Jones 2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar from Greensboro Pennsylvania PA

Hamilton and Jones 2 Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

Circa 1880s: Standing 12" in height, with 5 blue freehand stripes and nice, well done stencil decoration, this is a classic example of the highly collected Hamilton and Jones pottery.

For Sale: $485

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board

Double Sided Parcheesi and Checkers Antique Game Board »

Circa 1900: Both sides of this striking and large handmade antique gameboard are incredibly graphic with super visual pop, high contrast, and the best original painted surface. The unusual corner blocks on the Parcheesi board attract the eye and point the viewer to the game's central home square. The reverse is equally pleasing with its over-sized Nova Scotian checkerboard and its wide expanse of dark Indian red paint. This handsome example of turn of the century utilitarian folk art is sure to please even the most advanced collector.

For Sale: $2250

Antique Drug Store Paint Decorated 19th Century American Countertop Apothecary Cabinet with Original Surface

Antique American Paint Decorated Apothecary Cabinet »

Circa 1880s: This highly unusual Victorian era countertop apothecary retaining its superb original red and black paint decoration was most probably perched in an old Midwestern pharmacy. The lead weightsthat help the tambour door work properly are signed "Raymond Lead Co. Chicago Ill." and point to the petitie cupboard's Midwestern origins. In 1880, the Raymond Lead Company opened its doors in the windy city a scant eight years after the great Chicago fire, and the dark red and black paint scheme is consistent with furniture made in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania during that time frame. The cabinet also utilizes both square and round nail construction, which also points to its fourth quarter 19th century origin. A mortar and pestle, the traditional pharmacy trade sign morif, adorns the cabinet's crown and is flanked by a pair of cut out four leaf clovers, a symbol of good luck for whoever might purchase the pharmacy's tinctures. This lovely paint decorated cupboard would make a perfect spice cabinet and would be at home in any fine collection of early American advertising, trade signs, or country store merchandise.

For Sale: $2,950

Antique Game 19th Century McLoughlin Brothers Mother Goose Picture Cubes

Antique Picture Games Puzzle Blocks by McLoughlin Bros. »

Copyright 1898: McLoughlin Brothers picture puzzle game in original box and spectacular condition

For Sale: $895

Fok Art Schoolgirl Drawing Pen and Ink 1911

"Going to School" Pen and Ink Drawing »

Signed O.W. Clark 1911 on back: A charming red cloaked girl ties her boots and says, "Wait for me." Her lunch pail at her feet and a little petticoat showing. Sweet, naive watercolor, ink and graphite.


For Sale: $295

Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Antique Country Primitive Checkerboard with Mustard and Black Borders »

Circa 1910-1940: This antique American checkerboard has an unusual seven board construction and great black and mustard borders with black squares over a brown ground. The round nails are oxidized and point to an early 20th century construction. This great gameboard is in its untouched original conditon and is priced to sell. Measures 24 1/2" x 20 1/2".

For Sale: $450

Antique Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Antique Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank »

Circa 1886: Shepard Hardware's Uncle Sam mechanical bank is the most widely recognized patriotic 19th century toy, which makes it highly prized among today's collectors of mechanical banks, cast iron toys, and patriotic Americana. This iconic mechanical bank is in completely original condition with no repairs and all original paint. This is a very fine bank in exellent condition.

For Sale: $2650

Early 18th Century New York Female Association School Sampler

Historically Important 1819 New York Female Association School Sampler »

Circa 1819: Susan Anderson's rare and important antique American Quaker sampler has distinctive motifs that make it part of the important group of samplers described in Betty Ring's book (Vol ll,page 318) as The New York Female Association School group .What makes this so significant is the naming of the instructress Rebecca Leggett, the needlerwork teacher responsible for creating these highly identifiable motifs documented on the other  known examples.

For Sale: $2,750


Antique American Five Color Painted Game Board Red Black Gold Green Brown

Early American Red, Brown, and Mustard Checkerboard »

Circa 1840-1860: This 12" square poplar checkerboard in orignal three color paint decoration is the earliest gameboard we have owned. This delightful board has great use wear and dates from before the Civil War when most homemade folksy boards were small, light, and completely utilitarian in function, and it will be completely at home in a collection of early American country antiques and primitives.

For Sale: $350

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Portrait of Palla’s Fish Eagle »

Circa 1900-1925: Measuring 28 ¼” x 17 ¼” including its original frame, this folksy rendition of Haliaeetus Leucoryphus, commonly known as Palla’s fish eagle and native to Asia, is the second example of this anonymous American folk artist’s bird portraits to pass through our hands.

For Sale: $1,250

Rare Berlinware Early American Paint Decorated Document Box in Rare Blue Ground, Group Four Berlin Conneticut 19th Century Toleware Tinware for Sale

Rare Berlinware Early American
Paint Decorated Document Box »

Circa 1810: Paint decorated tinware box with rare blue ground from Berlin Conneticut, attributed to the group IV makers in Berlin, CT.

For Sale: $2,795

Antique Cast Iron Fire Truck Original Red Paint Hubley For Sale

Antique Hubley Cast Iron Fire Truck »

Circa 1930: 14" Long, Original Red Paint. Hubley cast iron fire truck in original red paint, circa 1930. Hubley was the largest and longest producer of cast iron toys and it is here, in the fired departments ladder truck that Hubley celebrates the growing efforts of the early 20th century volunteer fireman. Three drivers, cast in great detail.

For Sale: $1,195

Antique Uncle Sam Patriotic Nodder Large German Americana Toy

Antique Uncle Sam Patriotic Americana Nodder »

Late Nineteenth Century: This large antique German Uncle Sam nodder is a fantastic find. The great long legs harken to the Palmer Cox Brownie figures of the era. Wonderful Red and White striped pants and a bright yellow vest with little black buttons, a fancy blue tail coat, white gloves and a tall top hat dress up this wonderful antique Americana toy.

For Sale: $1,650

A. Conrad New Geneva PA Antique Blue Decorated Stoneware

A. Conrad New Geneva Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar »

One Gallon: Standing 10" in height, with a blue freehand stripe painted under the rim and nice A. Conrad New Geneva stencil with decoration on the front.

For Sale: $295

Historical Staffordshire American Scene Philadelphia Library JW Ridgway

Historical Staffordshire Beauties of America Scenes »

Philadelphia Library: Blue and White Historical Staffordshire J and W Ridgway makers.

For Sale: $485



Historical Staffordshire American Scenes Fairmount Near Philadelphia
Antique Humpback Teddy Bear, Early American Bear for Sale

Early Humped Back Teddy Bear »

Circa 1910-1925: Long arms, long snout, long mohair and humped back bring great character to this old bear. Measures 12" tall.

For Sale: $795

19th Century Early American Antique Wallpaper Boxes

19th Century Wallpaper Box »

Circa 1870s: Great Color on this early wallpaper box. Wonderful greens, mustards, golds and browns wrap around this delightful lidded wallpaper box.

For Sale: $495

Sleepy Eye Blue and White Decorated Pitcher: Signed and Dated 1910 by Frank Haw

Important Frank Haws Western Stoneware Old Sleepy Eye
Blue & White Folk Art Lunch Hour Pitcher Signed FH 1910 »

Circa 1910: Here is the finest Western Stoneware lunch hour piece we have ever seen. Frank Haws, one of the most prolific, highly skilled, and important of Western's potters, crafted this exuberantly cobalt decorated Old Sleepy Pitcher in 1910. Lunch hour pitchers from Western Stoneware are highly prized, and pieces signed by known potters are extremely rare and desirable. This stunning one of a kind Illinois folk art stoneware pitcher is a fabulopus example of American folk art and could be the centerpiece in any advanced collection of Illinois stoneware or blue and white potttery.

For Sale: $2,250

Antique American Original Paint Decorated Folk Art Memory Jugs

Best Pair of Antique American Folk Art Memory Jugs »

Circa 1900, Outstanding Decoration: Standing 13" in height, this pair of highly decorated folk art memory jugsis an impressive sight to behold. Each jug is filled with a myriad of delightful turn of the last century trinkets, including dolls, tokens, silverware, small ears of corn, and much much more! To top it off, these whimsical jugs were set upon nine inch tin plates so that the maker (or makers as the case may be) could have even more room for decoration.

For Sale: $950

Rare Antique Sampler from Kokomo Indiana 1854 Woolwork

Kokomo, Indiana 1854 Sarah Jenkins Woolwork American Sampler »

Circa 1854: Signed “Sarah Jenkins, her work aged 11 done in the year of our Lord 1854.” Adornment on this sampler includes a young girl holding a puppy in her lap, a man standing in front of a house, three birds, two butterflies, a buck deer, flowers, a vine border, rows of alphabets, numbers, family initials, and the inscription “Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth.”

For Sale: $895


New Geneva PA Highly Decorated 7 Inch Tanware Pitcher For Sale: Pennsylvania Brown Paint Decorated Flower Design Tourist Pottery

New Geneva PA Highly Decorated 7 Inch Tanware Pitcher »

Circa 1880-1900: Tanware was manufactured in New Geneva, Pennsylvania from approximately 1880 until just after the turn of the 20th century and was sold mainly to tourists as souvenirs. Thus, great care was taken in making beautiful and elaborate hand-painted decoration on these pieces, and this is why Pennsylvania tanware ranks as some of the most highly prized and collectible antique American stoneware.

For Sale: $1,495

Antique Santa Belsnickle Candy Container Marked Germany

Antique Santa Belsnickle Candy Containter »

Marked "Germany": This turn of the century German made paper composition Santa candy container is darling. Great details and craftsmanship on his painted face include blue eyes, red lips and lots of fine coloring. A nice size, measuring 8" and perfect condition make this a nice example for Antique Chrismtas and candy container collectors.

For Sale: $485

Large Antique Ovoid Stoneware Jug with Blue Freehand Decoration, Incluing Striped Handle, Large Wisteria Flower, Inscribed No. 5

5 Gallon Ohio Blue Decorated Antique Ovoid Stoneware Jug »

Circa 1830-1850: Measuring 15 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" wide, this rugged 5 gallon Ohio ovoid jug with floral decoration and a neat decorated handle is a sight to behold. The charming floral decoration approximates the wisteria and counterpoints the masculine beauty of this formidable hunk of early American stoneware.

For Sale: $495

Wilkins Cast Iron Horse Drawn Broadway Lines Trolley Car  Circa 1890-1894

Wilkins Cast Iron Horse Drawn Broadway Trolley Car »

Circa 1890-1894 | Wilkins Cast Iron Horse Drawn Broadway Lines Trolley Car with white horse.

For Sale: $1,895

Antique Miniature Three Drawer American Empire Chest | circa 1830-1850

Miniature Three Drawer American Chest »

Circa 1850: Great original porcelain knobs and simple tappered legs set apart this hand made American miniture chest.

15" H x 15 3/4" W x 8 1/2" D

For Sale: $895

Historical StaffordshirePottery Platter Oxford Views Ridgway Blue and White 19th Century Ceramics

Historical Staffordshire Platter: Wadham College
from J&W Ridgway's Oxford Scenes »

Circa 1835 | Ridgway Historic Scene Large historical Staffordshire pottery platter of Wadham College. The "Oxford Views" series by Ridgway. Marked on reverse "Opaque China Wadham College Oxford J & W Ridgway

For Sale: $795



Hudson River Valley Historical Staffordshire

Park Theatre, New York | Historical Staffordshire »

Circa 1825-1832: Dark blue Historical Staffordshire ten inch dinner plate with acorn border from Stevenson and Williams.

For Sale: $550

Antique American Advertising Store Display Tin with Eagle in Red, Gold, Black and White from Denver Colorados 1920s Eagle Mills

Antique Eagle Mills General Store Countertop Spice Tin »

Circa 1920s: This neat 9 ¾” tall by 6 ¾” wide by 5” deep Denver, Colorado, Eagle Mills Pure Ground Country Store Spice Tin is a colorful example of roaring twenties advertising from the Mile High City’s burgeoning Platte River Valley mill industry in the post World War I American West. The bright gold, red, black, and white four-color paint scheme features an aggressive bald eagle standing proudly atop an American stars and bars shield. This tin beckons back to the high running patriotism in the booming economy between the first world war and the stock market crash of 1929. This wonderfully colorful reminder of the early 20th century west will fit perfectly into a country kitchen or country store collection.

For Sale: $225

Beauties of America Library Philadelphia J and W Ridgeway 8 Dark Blue Historical Staffordshire Plate For Sale

J. & W. Ridgway "Beauties of America" Series »

Circa 1820s-1830s: Dark blue historical Staffordshire transferware with American scenes are the most collected and desirable of the English transferware made for the American market, and smaller plates, such as this lovely 8 1/4" plate depicting the Philadelphia library are more difficult to find than their larger counterparts. This example from the Beauties of America series features Ridgway's floral border and is in excellent condition

For Sale: $495

Cobalt Blue Decorated Tulip Freehand Four Gallon Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock
19th Century Antique American Chestnut Gathering Basket Country Primitive

Antique American Pigeon Carrier Basket »

Circa 1880-1900: This extremely rare pigeon carrier basket is the most interesting unusual example of early American basketry we have yet to offer to the buying public. With bentwood handle, footed bottom, round construction, and topside opening, this basket was meant to use carry homing pigeons. The construction of this unusual primitve basket is absolutely ingenius.

For Sale: $950

Alexandria VA Virginia John Swann Antqiue American Southern Stoneware Cobalt One Gallon Storage Jar For Sale

Early One Gallon Blue Decorated Stoneware Storage Jar
Possibly Attributed to John Swann, Alexandria, Virginia »

Circa 1820-1830: Standing ten inches in height, this early and interesting one gallon stoneware storage jar sports a simple but unusual dotted cobalt decoration around its shoulder. Although unsigned, the decoration, glaze color, and form of this jar resemble the work of Alexandria, Virginia's master potterJohn Swann. Swann is known to have begun decoratiing his pottery in order to compete with the potters in Baltimore, who already specialized in blue decorated wares.

For Sale: $695

Folk Art Hooked Rug Horse Antique For Sale

Folk Art Horse Hooked Rug »

Circa 1890-1910: This fabulously folky and naive hooked rug depicts one full-bodied horse and one horse's head. The rug measures 25" by 17 1/2" including its unusual hand woven burlap fringe.

For Sale: $895

Antique Sampler with House, Alphabets, Birds, Lions and Keys

Early 19th Century Georgian Silk Embroidered Picture »

Circa 1810-1830: Silk and Watercolor on Silk with Exceptional Stitching: This captivating silk embroidered picture depicts a seated woman flanked by a donkey and a lion and measures 12 iches by 10 inches, not including the frame.

For Sale: $1495

Original Dark Green Painted Antique American Pantry Box For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Pantry Box in Original Green Painted Surface »

Circa 1870-1880: Measuring 10 1/2"W x 5 1/2"H, this hefty thick-walled pantry box in its original coat of dark green paint will fit perfectly into an antique country primitive setting. The box is in excelllent condition and retains its original hand cut square wooden pegs around the lid.

For Sale: $550

Santa Clause At Chimney Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale Shepard Hardware Company

Santa Claus Mechanical Bank Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo, New York »

Circa 1889: Buffalo's Shepard Hardware Co. maufactired a lot of mechanical banks, but the iconic Santa Claus standing at the chimney remains one of its most popular and endearing models. The bank's movement is very simple, but no child could grow tired of Santa Clause dropping the gift of money into the chimney chute. This antique mechanical bank is completely original with no paint touch-ups, chips, cracks, or repairs and has great cross over appeal into several areas of collecting, thus making examples of this quality ighly desirable and especially difficult to find on the open market.

For Sale: $1850

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