I got A LOT of stuff this week.
In the category of various birds:
|L-R: tiny ironwood pelican; tiny Howard Pierce quail; David Stewart for Lion's Valley chicken planter; Pigeon Forge owl.
|L-R: cast iron geisha; pair long-haired kokeshis; wood carved weeping buddha.
|A set of bookends pictured with a relative available in our shop.
|Clockwise from top-left: Fireking; Kilncraft English Heritage Stonehenge; Bits & Bytes; Newer Taylor & Ng; hexagonal rainbow mug with older T&N circular "JAPAN" embossing.
|L-R: Ben Siebel for Jenfred-Ware copper-plated candlesticks; Takahashi lacquered turned wood teardrop salt and pepper shakers; William Bounds PepArt pepper mill; stained wood French double-action corkscrew (relative in our shop); two William Bounds PepArt Shakers
In the category of mostly-flat objects of varying uses:
|Front Row, Clockwise: Arabia Saara plates; enamel dish signed "Gunne Sault Ste Marie Canada"; Fleetwood Designer knives; enamel dish signed J. M. Gabriel. Back Row: four Taylor & Ng Classy Critters tile trivets.
|Pair Christais Sao Marcos Molinari handblown glass squirrels; pair ceramic MMA William the blue hippo ornaments.
I'll wrap this up with objects added to our personal collections this week:
|The vase on the left is shown next to a larger vase for reference. I love its pinched form and glaze, and had to have it when I picked it up and almost threw it in the air due to its weighing a quarter what it looked like it should.
|The bottom two objects are previously collected carved alligator heads that were cut from decommissioned Papua New Guinean canoes and traded; the top object is a miniature version of said canoes which I picked up in an antique mall this past weekend.
|A grouping of recently-collected kachinas, with the left-most fellow having been acquired this weekend. He is notable for an intact feather (missing on all our others) and close-positioned hands, implying older provenance than the others.