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WPA Bowl

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

A carved and painted decorative wood bowl with a polychrome floral motif. The artist’s signature “KRISTOF SLANINA” is painted in block letters near the rim. Handwritten on base is “W.P.A. HANDICRAFT / DIST 3 NO 11″. This is one of two similar bowls found at the Riverview Public Library in the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Punchbowl Set

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

A china punch bowl set hand-painted by Magdalene Sherin of Minneapolis, Minnesota, circa 1910-1919. Set consists of a punchbowl and five cups. All feature gold grape and leaf designs with opalescent interiors.

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Bracelet

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

A beaded bracelet designed and made by Minnesota sculptor Judy Onofrio in 2004.

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Glass Dish

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Transparent green glass dish created by Michael Tonder of Two Harbors, Minnesota in 1996. The dish is assembled from many small pieces of recycled glass fused together and sand blasted.

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Bresnahan Teapot

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

A flat Tanegashima teapot (A) with lid (B) and silicon dioxide stone feet and lid handle made by Minnesota artist Richard Bresnahan in 1989. Handle made by Minnesota artist Paul Krueger.

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Vase

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

A tumbler-shaped earthenware vase with line drawings of stylized fish made by Minnesota artist Amy Sabrina in 1999.

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Tiffany Lamp

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

A Tiffany Studios “The Twilight” kerosene lamp consisting of (.A) decagonal base of mold blown favrile glass with Tiffany sticker and “2393″ etched into the base, (.B) a cylindrical insert of pearlescent glass and gold-colored kerosene apparatus at top, ‘TIFFANY’ on wick adjustment knob and ‘THE TWILIGHT/PAT MAY 22. 1894′ on shade frame, (.C) a small chimney of amber favrile glass, and (.D) a crenellated glass shade with “2638″ scratched vertically onto the lip. Circa 1894.

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Arts and Crafts Tile

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A ceramic tile in the Arts and Crafts style, hand built by Gladys Pattee of Minneapolis, MN in the early 1900s.

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Coffee Service

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A copper coffee service, consisting of a tray (.1), coffee pot (.2), creamer (.3) and sugar bowl (.4) made by the Handicraft Guild, Minneapolis, MN circa 1911.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this coffee service in our collections database.

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Necklace

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

“Kiwi” fiber necklace with flame worked beads suspended from the edge of the necklace. Macrame necklace of bonded nylon thread with faceted beads woven into the center. Made by Bernadette Mahfood of Winona, Minnesota in 2008.

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