Authentic early American country store mortar and pestle circa 1820. The mortar is turned from a single block of American walnut. Fine untouched original condition. The mortar is 5.25 x 7.25", and the pestle is 9.75 x 2.25". Together they are 11.5" high.
Paul Lipp oil on board painting of an interior with a shaker desk and chair by a window. The frame measures 15.5 x 13.5 inches and the painting measures 9.5 x 7.5 inches. Paul Lipp is a New Haven, Connecticut, artist working in the classic realist tradition. His paintings reflect trips throughout the small towns and boroughs of New England. Born in 1937 in West Haven, CT, Paul served 3 years in the Marine Corps, after which he attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, CT. He graduated as valedictorian of his class and was invited back for a fifth-year scholarship in advanced illustration. Paier immediately recruited the talented young student to become an assistant professor. Paul taught art for 18 years while pursuing his own fine art skills and accepting private commissions from such leading publications as Golf Digest and PGA magazine. He has exhibited his work in major shows at the Connecticut Academy, Springfield Museum, Mystic Maritime Gallery, Quinnipiac University and the Lyme Art Association, to name a few. He has received awards from the National Society of Illustrators, the Benedictine Fine Arts Competition and the Mount Carmel Art Association. In June 2008, his painting, “Peaceful Cove,” won best-in-show at the Sylvan Gallery’s exhibition, “A Sense of Place,” juried by Lou Bonamarte. Corporate clients include Bunker Ramo, Connecticut Distributors, Merrill Lynch, Conoco, Alberta Gas, Olin, IBM, Microdot, American Tobacco, Exxon, Pfizer and Pitney Bowes. Lipp’s paintings are in over 500 private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860 by Sue McKechnie, 1978. First published in 1978 by Wilson Publishers, Ltd, for Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications. Houston Library discard. Book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Measures 12 x 9 x 3 inches.
Antique Victorian tole painted tin tray circa 1880. Painted free hand, not stenciled. Measures 28.75 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep. Excellent condition. Elaborate gilt scrolls surround a floral medallion, with floral swags and a pair of exotic birds in flight.
Vintage African tribal ceremonial spoon circa 1950. Carved from single stock African hardwood. Lovely old patina. Measures 24" long x 4.75" wide x 2" deep.