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Hearth Blowpipe 

American, 18th c. and 19th c.

A perfect example of repurposing: an 18th-century musket barrel repurposed in the 19th century as a blowpipe to fire up the embers in your hearth. We used it for many years when we had a hearth and it did its job every time. The fork on the end is useful for shifting the logs as you blow them. Unusual, if not unique. Aged surface.

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Three Medieval Portraits on Bone 

English, 15th c.

A remarkable group of three profile portraits carved on marrow bones. Probably mounted on a table cabinet for valuables. They are so lifelike they might almost be portraits of the family. One of the most exceptional examples of medieval art that we've been able to offer. From an English collection formed in the 1970s.

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Alms Dish 

Dutch, 1600-1650

Moses' spies returning from Canaan carrying a huge bunch of grapes and a squat wine bottle to demonstrate the richness of the land. As usual, the ring of gothic script is decorative gibberish: it consists of a quadrant repeated four times to form a circle, but the lettering may be Dutch, not German.

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English Measure for American Use 

English, c.1750

An interesting piece of Colonial history. A half-pint measure made in England for use in New England. Original Y on lid validates it for York, and later CM on rim extends the validation to Maine. Good architectural thumbpiece of a capitol with volutes. A good looking piece with great historical interest.

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Doll's Cradle 

English, 1680-1720

"Cute" is not a word that crosses my lips very often -- but I can't avoid it here. What else could you call a doll's cradle as, well, cute as this one! Nice hooded form with cupid's bow rockers and finials to hold when you're rocking your teddy bear to sleep. Old, deep patina.

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