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Antiques and Folk Art made from Found Objects, "Make Do" pieces

Bottle cap rabbits jazz band
Bottle cap rabbits jazz band
Memory jug by Mr. Imagination
Memory jug by Mr. Imagination
with sandstone carvings
Memory ware shard pedestal stand
Memory ware shard
pedestal stand
Bottle cap basket
Bottle cap basket
Bottle cap pitcher
Bottle cap pitcher
Memory jar
Early 1900's memory jug
Popsicle stick lamp
Popsicle stick lamp
Political memory bottle
1970's Political memory bottle
Bottle cap basket
Bottle cap basket
Bottle cap basket
Bottle cap basket built on a jar
VASE
Shell covered salt and pepper set
Popsicle stick bowl
Popsicle stick bowl
Memory jug
1920's/30's Memory jug
Popsicle stick lamp
Popsicle stick lamp
with tiles
Art Deco dresser box
Layered Art Deco dresser box
built from plywood strips
TV Memory bottle
TV Memory bottle
Antiques and Folk Art made from Found Objects, "Make Do" pieces

Memory, Shard, and Shell:


Memory jarThis is an exceptional 2-handled memory jug with wonderful and unusual decoration. It includes beads, shells, costume jewelry, buttons, babies and people, emblems, polished stones, and much more. This jug was likely made in the early 1900's and is in excellent almost perfect condition with minor loss of only a few pieces. This wonderful example is about 10" high by 9" in diameter at the widest point. It has great form and an extremely nice aged surface. The price is $650.00. Inventory Code: CCHW.   Memory jar ... Second view ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... Seventh view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Memory jar ... Second view ... Third view ... Fourth view ... Fifth view ... Sixth view ... Seventh view ... From above ... Another view from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Memory jug by Mr. ImaginationThis is a memory jug elaborately decorated by Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack). It is covered with found objects including lots of his sandstone carvings, doll arms and legs, plastic dinosaur and spider, bottle caps, and much more. The stone carvings depict Indian heads, Egyptian designs, bearded men, eyes, hands, "CHI" "CAGO", and a heart painted "I Love You". There are also a couple of small wood plaques he painted with scarabs and other Egyptian motifs. It is signed with paint on the bottom, and with a sandstone carved "Mr. I" embedded on one side. It was built over a gallon size glass jug, and measures 12 1/2" high by about 6 1/2" in diameter. The condition seems to be excellent. There is a small area at the bottom that is not decorated, but it looks to us like it was never covered in the first place. The price is $1500.00. Inventory Code: CTTS.   See a slideshow of several views [745k] ... Memory jug by Mr. Imagination ... Another angle ... Third angle ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Memory jug by Mr. Imagination ... Another angle ... Third angle ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... From above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

Memory ware shard pedestal standThis is a really beautiful and detailed memory ware pedestal. It is covered with a particularly rich variety of shards from very fine china, as well as doll heads, baby figurines, patterned glass, a china frog and rooster's head, a lady's watch, and a doll's cup and pitcher. The spaces between the shards are painted in an old, dark, oxidized gold. In the center top is a heavy hammered copper ashtray that is not attached. It lifts off to reveal a round open space. While probably not original to the stand, this is how we found it, so we are offering it as is.

There is a fair amount of loss around the lower edges of the top, with a lesser amount on the edges of the base. This is not at all obvious or intrusive to us, we had to look closely to see some of it. Take a look at the many closeup images to see the great detail for yourself, and if you have any questions, give us a call. This wonderful stand was made in the early 1900's. Some of the decoration appears to be much older. It measures 28" high by about 9" by 9". The price is $775.00. Inventory Code: THHA.   See a slideshow of several views [1.2 Mb] ... Memory ware pedestal stand ... The other sides ... Closeup of the top ... Closeup of the base ... Closeup of the middle ... From above ... From above, ashtray removed ... Another overall view from above ... Closeup of top, 2nd side ... Closeup of top, 3rd side ... Closeup of top, 4th side ... Closeup of base, 2nd side ... Closeup of base, 3rd side ... Closeup of base, 4th side ... Top, from below ... Another closeup of top, ashtray removed ... Final closeup of top ... Another closeup of base, from above ... Extreme closeup of base.

Memory jugThis is an attractive memory jar built over a stoneware container. It is decorated with shards of floral china, fancy textured colored glass, mirror, and beads. It stands 10" high by 7" in diameter. Some of the smallest beads are missing, along with a few flakes of the putty around the rim. The overall condition and look are very good. This piece was probably made in the 1920's or 30's. The price is $350.00. Inventory Code: TAHA.   Memory jar ... Second side ... Third side ... Fourth side ... Closeup ... Another closeup ... Third closeup ... Fourth closeup ... Closeup of upper rim ... Another closeup of top ... Another overall view ... From above ... From below.

TV Memory bottleThis is a well constructed memory bottle decorated with multicolor beads, shells, and includes two portions of football trading cards and two collecting cards from the TV shows Knight Rider and Dallas. They are dated 1981 and 1982, which appears to be about when it was made. The bottle is in excellent condition with no loss. It is 13" high and 5 1/2" in diameter. The price is $125.00. Inventory Code: AWHA.   Image ... Second view - "Knight Rider" ... Third view - "Dallas" ... Fourth view ... From above ... From below.

Shell decorated salt and pepper shakersThis is a salt and pepper set decorated with shells and coral. They are finished with a light coat of varnish, and are in excellent condition, with a few small chips, but no missing pieces. They are from the 1950's or 60's and are each 4" high by 3" in diameter. The price of the salt and pepper set is $45.00. Inventory Code: ATHH.   Shell covered salt and pepper shakers ... Another view ... From above.

Political memory bottleRemember the 70's? This political memory bottle is covered with Republican campaign buttons, flags, plastic marching band figures, bullets, a soldier, "Official U.S. Taxpayer G.O.P" buttons, and little plastic critters, some with wiggly eyes. From the late 70's, it is in excellent condition, 12" tall by 4 1/4" by 3". The price is $225.00. Inventory Code: POCT.   Image.

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Bottle Cap


Bottle cap rabbits jazz bandThis is a wonderfully folky set of rabbit musicians made from bottle caps and found objects. There is a piano, drums, banjo, base, saxophone, and one rabbit who is singing and/or directing. The ears, tails, arms, and legs are bottle caps folded in half. Their whiskers are wire, the noses are tiny screws painted red at the tips. There are several larger plastic caps in the drum set, and the black keys on the piano are short lengths of heavy wire. Each figure is free standing, they can be rearranged on the wooden base. The individual rabbits range from about 5" to 6" tall. The wooden base is 11 1/2" wide by 9 1/4" deep, with the upper platform 4 3/4" high. The age appears to be c. 1970's. The condition is good. The platform the drummer sits on has lost some sequins, and a couple of the bottle cap feet appear to have been replaced. The price is $1300.00. Inventory Code: CCCP.   Bottle cap rabbits jazz band ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rabbits off of the base ... Closeup of 3 rabbits ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of the other three ... The other three from back ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Bottle cap rabbits jazz band ... Another angle ... A third view ... Side view ... The other side ... Back view ... From above ... Another view from above ... The rabbits off of the base ... Closeup of 3 rabbits ... Closeup from back ... Closeup of the other three ... The other three from back ... With a soda can for scale.

Bottle cap basketThis is a sculptural looking bottle cap basket. It has good form, color, and size, and is in excellent condition. The basket is made from old cork lined caps. It is 13" high by 11" wide by 9" deep, and was likely made around the 1940's. The price is $245.00. Inventory Code: CSSO.   See a slideshow of several views [626k] ... Basket made from bottle caps ... Another angle ... Third view ... From above ... Closeup, showing some caps and cork lining ... From below ... Another view from below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Basket made from bottle caps ... Another angle ... Third view ... Closeup, showing some caps and cork lining.

Bottle cap pitcherThis is a pitcher made from bottle caps, with a large can lid for the bottom. It has very good form, and is painted a dark, oxidized gold. This is an older piece, made from cork-lined caps. You can just make out that one or two of the caps are from Coca-Cola. The pitcher is in very good condition with minor paint wear. It stands 7 1/4" high by 11" long by 7" wide. The price is $275.00. Inventory Code: TCHC.   Bottle cap pitcher ... Side view ... The other side ... From above ... Two front views ... Back view ... From below ... Closeup from above ... Closeup from below.

Bottle cap basketThis is nice looking bottle cap basket with good color and form. It is old, sturdy and very functional. It is about 12" high by 10 1/4" wide and 8" deep and was constructed from old, cork-lined caps. Probably made in the 1940's or 50's, it has been more recently repainted. It is in very good condition, although it has a slight break in the bottom rim. That is still strong. The price is $175.00. Inventory Code: THSK.   Bottle cap basket ... Turned a little ... Turned again ... Turned more.

Bottle cap basketThis is a nice old two-handled bottle cap basket made from cork-lined caps. It is built around a glass jar. Most of the caps have taken on a dark old rust color, but many still have some of the original colors. These include red, green, yellow and orange, and are primarily on the lower handles and bottom. The basket measures 3 1/2" high by 9" wide by 5" deep, and is in excellent condition. It was likely made about the 1940's. The price is $85.00. Inventory Code: PCPT.   Bottle cap basket ... The other side ... End view ... Another angle ... From above ... Top view ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.

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Popsicle, Spool, and Match Stick


Popsicle stick lampThis is a nice old popsicle stick lamp. It is well made with good form and decoration, including 8-pointed stars on the shade. The metal finial contains a blue and white swirled marble. The lamp is in very good condition although has a loss of part of one stick. It was probably made about the 1970's and is about 18" high including the finial. The shade is 10" across. The price is $95.00. Inventory Code: TWHT.   Popsicle stick lamp ... Two more sides ... Another view ... From above ... Closeup of the shade ... Another closeup of the shade ... Closeup of the base ... The base, from above ... From below ... With a soda can for scale ... Larger overall photo.

Popsicle stick bowlThis popsicle stick bowl has colored gravel, like aquarium gravel glued down to line the bottom. The sticks are finished with a light stain or varnish. There are some darker areas inside, visible in the top view. It appears to be roughly 30 years old and is in excellent condition. The price is $25.00. Inventory Code: POKH.   Image ... Another view ... From above ... Side view.

Popsicle stick lampThis is a popsicle stick lamp decorated with small, glossy black tiles. It stands 13" high, the base is 4 1/2" high by 8 1/2" by 8 1/2". It comes with a green plaid shade (as we found it), and is in fine working order and condition, with three missing tiles. It was found in northern Alabama, and is probably about 20 to 30 years old. The price is $50.00. Inventory Code: PRCC.   Image ... Without the shade ... From above.

Art Deco dresser boxThis is a three drawer Art Deco style dresser box with unusual construction. The front, sides, back, and top are built up from strips of plywood. The strips were turned so that the edges of the layers show, giving an effect similar to inlay or matchstick work. It is also related to the "flat work" style of tramp art, except that the layers are not carved. The initials "M.E.C." are incised and then painted on the top. The back crest is cut out in steps, with incised lines. A mirror is set into the upper back. The box is finished in a light varnish, darkened slightly with age. It was made in the first half of the 20th century, and measures 10 3/4" high by 12" wide by 7 1/2" deep. The condition is excellent with the exception of a sliver missing from the top of the mirror and a little bit of the silvering, as seen in the closeup. The price is $325.00. Inventory Code: CATP.   See a slideshow of several views [741k] ... Layered Art Deco dresser box ... Front view ... From above ... Another angle ... One side ... The other side ... Back view ... Another view from above ... Drawers open ... Closeup of the mirror ... From below ... With a soda can for scale.
Some much larger photos:   Layered Art Deco dresser box ... Front view ... From above ... Another angle ... One side ... The other side ... Back view ... Another view from above.

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