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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Victorian valentine

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Victorian valentine

Chromolithographed paper valentine created between 1890 and 1900.

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Hmong wooden top

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Hmong wooden top

Wooden top made in June of 1983 by Sying Yang, a Hmong immigrant to St. Paul, when he was 13 years old.

For details, view the top in our online collections database.

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Lace-making pillow

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Lace-making pillow

Bobbin lace-making pillow and wooden stand.  Used during the 1890s by an Austrian immigrant to the United States.

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Pleating iron

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Pleating iron

Pleating iron consisting of two elements:  a handled roller and a base.  Pleating or fluting irons were used during the nineteenth century to press permanent, decorative pleats into cloth.  Made in Geneva, Illinois in 1866.

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Clothespin dolls

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Clothespin dolls

Set of clothespin dolls (the Pinn family) designed by Emily T. Myers of Mahtomedi, Minnesota in the 1930s.  The dolls’ heads are made of wooden balls and their bodies are wooden blocks.  Their arms and legs are round wooden clothespins.

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