Pair of chalk african man & woman busts. These are a matched set. I'm not sure of the age, but most likely 40+ years of age. They are solid cast, with nice weight. They measure about 9 1/4" tall. Nicely sculpted to appear life like. Good condition with the exception of a few chips on the bottom.( These are not noticeable when sitting on the table. Nice example of African art. Email for more photos.
This is an awesome handpainted piece of pottery. It measures 7 1/4" diameter,and is signed on the back by the artist. I have included a photo of the signature though I cannot make it out. It is Australian, I believe. It depicts the profile of a warriers face, spears, and distant trees which appears to be the outback.There is crazing in the glaze. No damages, chips, or cracks. Such a wonderful item! Not sure of the age. I have personally had it 15+ years, and aquired it at a tag sale.
Old hand carved tribal art pieces made of wood and embellished with beads. Figures measures 12 1/2" tall and are in great condition with the exception of the stick is missing that was in the man's hand. The clothing they are wearing appears to be decorated with natural dyes. No cracks or splits or chips missing. Wood is of a medium weight. No signatures or marks that I can see. No idea how old these actually are, but they are old. E mail me if you would like to see a closeup of the tunic design...
Wonderful cover featuring Lena Horne, with Cab Calloway and his band, & Bill Robinson. From the 1930s Fox production Stormy Weather. Very nice condition with the exception of a pencil written name at the top. Lyric by Andy Razaf and music by Thomas Waller and Harry Brooks.
Extremely rare bakelite pin is a cross over collectible. It is a clown, but has a black face. Eyes are moveable. Measures 3 1/4" tall. Very nice condition. Gotta love that applesauce coloring. He is truely a find, I have had him for over 40 years and had got him at a flea market when my parents vended in San Jose. I have never seen another, nor has anyone else I know. He was old and special then, but not sure exactly of his decade made. Now it is time for someone else to enjoy him...
These are more contemporary. Three little figurines measuring 3-3 1/2" each. Made of resin, and hand painted. Good condition. Family of 6, Mom,Dad,and 4 children of various ages.
Old porcelain figurine of little black baby going potty. He is perched on top of the toilet instead of sitting on it in a regular way. On the front of the toilet it says You-R-Next. Measures 3 1/4" tall. Japan stamp, no damages as far as cracks or chips. Light spot on the tummy and hand where it had been missed when originally painted.
This ceramic cookie jar measures about 12" tall. He wears white chef hat, apron, and pants with a blue shirt. He stands sternly with his hands on his hips. A little flaking in some areas of the cold paint. I would say 98% of the paint is in nice condition. He has no chips or cracks. A great addition to your black memorabilia collection. He has no marks or stickers. I could not id him in any of the books I have. Not even sure of date.
A nice full cover photo of famous black recording artist Nat King Cole.Come closer to me (Ac`ercate M`as) Music and spanish lyrics by Osvaldo Farres, and english lyrics by Al Stewart.Initials on cover and inside musical key notes. Music is in very nice condition.
Take a look at these wonderful Black Native salt and pepper shakers. They are perfect and still have their original brass hoop earrings and nasco stickers, and original corks. Hand painted detailing is excellent and not flaked. Back of heads are flat and shakers are meant to be stood back to back. These are quite tall measuring 6". Foil stickers read: Del Coronado Nasco product Japan.
Great all over condition of this 1922 music selection. Autographed Photo of Henry Bussee on the deco art cover by SK.
Music that was recorded by the legendary Nat King Cole.(Cover photo). Music and words by Cy Coleman and Joseph Allen McCarthy. Good condition other than two handwritten names on the cover.
Sheet music from 1936. Is it true what they say about Dixie by Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner, & Gerald Marks. This is a great black americana collectible also. The cover art is by hhk(??) Looks like Al Jolson. Terriffic condition, a small bend on lower right corner.
RARE Josef Originals figurine Bongo. The little African native stands 4 1/2" tall and has a large shield and spear in hand. Cold paint accents are in wonderful condition. It has the Josef Originals California black foil sticker and a gold sticker that says BONGO. On the bottom is a stamp W.J. George. There appears to be another stamp too, but is too faded to read. No damages or crazing I can see. It is in wonderful condition, and a true rarity.
I would believe these were quite rare shakers. Made Of heavy pottery, Shawnee I believe. I have had several identical sets over the years but the black faces and hands were very dark. These are the exact mold and features and measure 5" tall, with the exception that the skin is lighter. They are very old and one has the original cork inside. Perfect condition. Would make an excellent addition to your Black Americana collection.
Little rag doll measures just 9 1/2" tall but she is cute. blue & white calico dress, muslin apron and matching pantaloons and head scarf. Simple embroidery eyes and mouth. Nice condition, and no rips or tears. Ready to travel to your kitchen.
You will love this quality made doll. her hair is braided and embellished with little rags to match her calico dress. Muslin apron and pantaloons with a puffy heart o her apron to show her love/ Measures 15" tall and still has her original tag Handmade in USA by Creations by Viki of Indiana. She is perfect and quality made. Her eyes and mouth are embroiderd too. Nice, clean, no rips or repairs.
Tin advertising sign for Remy Martin grand Cru cognac. Design is in relief and graphics are nice and sign is not scratched or dented, with exception of a couple of minor dings at two oposite corners. Graphics are bright and not faded. Slogan reads: Get with the cru, and shows 2 black men and a lady having fun at a party and enjoying Remy Grand Cru cognac. One small bend on the edge. Factory holes on each corner for hanging. Measures 14 1/4" x 24".