The Plum Picker
I developed a keen interest and appreciation of antiques while living in the Netherlands and shopping the markets of Amsterdam, Delft and Rotterdam. While I sought out antique blue and white tiles, I was not immune to the beautiful pewter, textiles and early primitives. Weekend trips to the markets of London and Paris only furthered my interest. On returning to the States, I continued to visit both the Midwest and New England shops and shows. It was not until 1984 that I began actively selling antiques under the business name of The Plum Picker. While I exhibit an eclectic selection of items at shows, I specialize in sterling silver, decorative tiles, American Country, Arts and Crafts and English smalls. Until my move to Northern Michigan I was a part of one of Michigan’s premier antique mall, The Antiques Market of Williamston. I have exhibited at the Pure and Simple Show, the Bloomfield Hills Antique Show, the Frontier Show, the Ann Arbor/Saline Antiques and Garden Show, the Turner House Historical Antique Show and the Petoskey Antique Show. Shipping is by Priority Mail, Insured (U.S. Sales Only). Michigan residents must add 6% Sales Tax or provide a MI. sales tax number. I accept checks and money orders. Items will be shipped when checks clear. Additional information on any items provided on request. Checks should be made payable to Mary Ann Ehinger. Prices listed are plus shipping. I can be reached at email@example.com; or 517-331-0403-please leave a voicemail if you do not reach me. As I also do antique appraisals I am not always able to give a same day response. Thank you for your interest and Happy Antiquing.
Light colored cotton circular rag rug. Handmade, approximately 21 inches in diameter. While the colors are faded it is still a charming accent piece for primitive settings.
Overshot Indigo and White Woven Coverlet. Two sections seamed at the middle, each section measuring 34 by 87 inches with intact age wear at the center seam. Unusual in Overshot Coverlets, the design pattern matches across the seam. The pattern is loosely based on a Cross and Window pattern. As most of these Coverlets were done by home weavers on small looms, exact dating is not always possible but is likely mid to late 19th. century.
Antique sugar nippers/cutters; pewter, measure approximately 3 1/2 by 6 inches at the handle, Victorian era; Sugar cone is from Colonial Williamsburg and measures 6 inches by 3 inches at the base. These are hand forged and show wear commensurate w/age.
Single bookend made by Clarence Crafters, Chicago, Ill. - c. 1908-1911. Inscription reads: "His Kingdom is his Inglenook, All this is his who hath a book".
Antique Tabac print Botanical. From the book "Les Fleurs Animees by the Parisian cartoonist J,J. Grandvilled published posthumously in 1847. The colors are fairly vivid though there is some toning on the paper commensurate with age. It is in a simple, aged brown wood frame that suits the print.
Very rough hand hewn working duck decoy. Head has been painted in the past. F14 inches long, 5 1/4 wide.
Pair of Bookends, made by Silver Crest, Arts and Crafts. Sterling Silver on Decorative Bronze. Perfect for the small/miniature book collector. Measures approximately 3 3/4 by 2 inches.
English copper two cup footed ice cream mold with a brass foot. It has been left unpolished and has a nice patina. For those who prefer their copper with a shine, it polishes beautifully. Measures 4 1/2 high by 4 inches across top.
1930 "Senior Track Championship" Sterling Silver trophy. Hallmarks indicate S/S.2 3/4 ' high by 4 1/2 including handles.
Charming Gorham sterling silver candlesticks, perfect for the miniature or sterling collector. Measures Height 2 1/2, Base 2 1/4
Price: 45.00 pair
Treen ware, set of two vintage sugar molds with handles, often called lollipops.both approximately 8 3/4 x 2 3/4.
Price: 45.00 pair
Rosewood and Brass wax seal with dot pattern, 3 3/4 inches long. Give your cards and letters an elegant touch.
English horn whiskey tot/jigger. Some small chips on the top; nice coloring. Measures approximately 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 at the top and 1 1/4 at the bottom. Leather change purse has the initial E; measures 5 1/2 x 3 1/4; white metal band and clasp which closes tightly. Would make charming additions to a primitive vignette or as accessories to a folk art Santa.
Price: 50.00 for the set
Research indicates probably Dutch in origin; Early Victorian Pewter Snuff Box. While it shows some wear, the hinge on the shoe lid is in working order; Incised decoration is clear. Measures 3 3/4 x1 x 1. Pewter has a soft, pleasing patina; shows some wear on the bottom. This particular shape is becoming more difficult to find and would be an excellent addition to your collection.
Well used metal Fire Dogs. Originally brass/brass tone; Blackened, would be an ideal addition to a primitive hearth. Measures approximately 9 inches high, 8 inches deep, six inches wide with a flat circular top
Hard wood oval snuff box. Metal bands and metal covering on one end. Lid has a slightly raised end for easy opening and it shuts tight. The box shows wear commensurate with wear. Box measures 3 x 1 3/4 x 3/4.
Wonderful heavily beaded Native American leather and bead double pouch dated 1908 in beadwork. Some very minor missing beadwork of approximately less than 1/2 inch.
Silhouette of Joseph f. Bassett, identifying signature on the back. From the estate of Rose-Grace Faucher of Ann Arbor, MI. Ms. Faucher spent 51 years working in the University of Michigan Library system,; the last 18 years as Director of the Undergraduate Library System. Her research made an attribution to Poole as the artist. It is in a gold wood frame with a wood backing, measuring approximately 3 3/4 inches by 4 3/4 inches. It would be a charming addition to any collection.
Rare matched set of six sterling silver salt spoons, monogram is MEF. mark indicates the Alvin Mfg. Co. ; started in 1886 by Wm. H. Jamounau in Providence, R.I. There were several name changes until the company was purchased by Gorham in 1928.
Price: 90.00 set
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