These items are unique, often rare and occasionally the only one of their kind. Most you will not find anywhere else! If there is something you are looking for, please enquire – we can usually track down most things…(special orders must be paid for in full before we acquire them).
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A Hart (or male Red Deer) is the fourth-largest deer species behind Moose, Elk and Sambar Deer. Hart is the older term for a Stag old enough to be hunted (more than 5 years in age) and was considered a “beast of venery” representing the most prestigious form of hunting. These skulls have been sustainably collected and prepared by First Nations peoples. The antlers have been removed for other traditional uses. Each skull is approximately 14″ long with excellent teeth (no lower jaw).
One only: $80 CAD
From the private collection of Professor Burnaby Q. Orbax we have acquired three Shuar Tribal Shrunken Heads!*
The Shuar tribe is one of four sub-tribes of the Jivaro People; indigenous to the Amazon region of Ecuador & Peru – and the only culture known to shrink heads.
Called Tsantsa, shrunken heads originally had religious significance – those who collected and shrank the heads were less interested in the head itself than the energy & spirit contained within. It was also said to prevent the soul from avenging the death of the owner.
These are unique pieces that you will not find anywhere else (after all, like your own head, every head is different).
* Please note these are not actual human heads, but made in the design & spirit of traditional Tsantsa. These are Museum quality reproductions…and about 1/10 the price of a real one – if we could find it!
ONLY ONE REMAINING! $130 CAD
Many of these are quite rare and come in their original packaging – and while the packaging may show some wear, the cards are all in exceptional condition! A number of them have accompanying books in addition to small instructional papers. A select few have handmade fabric pouches.
These are originals…not recent reproductions – once they are gone, we will be unlikely to replace them with anything other than recent reprints – some, not at all.
** PLEASE NOTE: there are only ONE of each deck (with the exception of the New Orleans Voodoo Tarot, there are TWO only). Price does not include shipping.
- $150 Tarot Balbi (c. 1976) EXTREMELY RARE out of print
- $40 1JJ Swiss Tarot (Marseilles variant – made by A.G. Müller, Switzerland c. 1970) EXTREMELY RARE
- $60 Shakespearian Tarot (Box Set c. 1993, new condition – no, that’s not a typo, this one is spelled with an “i”)
- $30 Daughters of The Moon Tarot (w. Book c.1991)
- $30 Clay Runes (Handmade) in Wooden Box
A spectacular consignment piece has just come in; a one-of-a-kind, signed original, glass mosaic – made by Canadian Artist, Joeanne Pearson. Featuring one of the most iconic spiritual images, St. Michael The Archangel, having defeated “evil”. St. Michael is revered for his powers of protection from all forms of harm – in many of the world’s major Religions (and some not so major ones).
Painstakingly handmade in it’s entirety by the Artist – from her original drawing, to the design and cut of the glass, even the board it’s mounted on. This is an incredibly skilled piece of work signed both front & back by the Artist (along with the note that it is “1 of only1″) and rendered in the Medieval style. All pieces are hand-cut opaque stained glass with additional design painted & baked on. Measures 24″ x 14”.
Only one (original work): $200 CAD
Finely detailed, this delightful plate series portrays 6 popular Fairy Tales in rich, vivid colour. Very lovely leaf and floral detail on the rim of each plate.
The “Once Upon A Time” series was limited to 150 firing days. Each plate comes to you in original box, numbered with Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 8 1/2”
Artist: Karen Pritchett
Manufacturer: Edwin M. Knowles China Company.
Complete 6 plate collector series includes:
- Red Riding Hood
- Beauty & the Beast
- Three Little Pigs
- Princess & the Pea
Complete Set: $250 CAD
Finely detailed, this delightful plate series portrays 3 classic Santa memories in rich, vivid colour.
The “Sundblom Santa Series” was limited to 150 firing days. Each plate comes to you in original box, numbered with Certificate of Authenticity and plate hanger.
Artist: Haddon Sundblom
Manufacturer: Edwin M. Knowles China Company
Complete 3 plate collector series includes:
- Christmas Vigil
- On His Way
Complete Set: $150 CAD
HIGHLY collectable antique – “Amphora Bohemia”, 1900 original Art Nouveau vase
Woman with Water Jug by Dorhrid
Signed and numbered (#10111)
24kt Gold detail (gilding)
In stunning condition, appraised for auction at $3,400.00 (Authenticated by R & T Appraisers Ltd.)
18″ high base 9″ across
Estate piece perfect for any collector of RARE Amphora pieces!
There is a hairline crack across the underside of the base, professionally repaired. No visible damage.
One Only: $1800 CAD
Now you can have your very own (miniature) cemetery to study – with our unique centrepieces – Cemetery Under Glass™. A moment in time forever frozen – tombstones, trees, even mourners! The best thing is, you never have to cut the grass!
Macabre? Certainly. A unique conversation piece? Definitely!
Each Cemetery Under Glass™ is housed in a glass Apothecary Jar (with lid) and contains Spanish Moss, Organic Black Earth, a selection of foliage & tombstones; some may also contain figures. Every Cemetery Under Glass™ is hand assembled – no two are ever alike – and comes with a magnifying glass for closer inspections! Please note: these cannot be safely shipped and should be picked up with a thought for transporting them carefully (we may be able to deliver if you’re in the greater Hamilton area).
These may be made to order, please enquire.
This one is presently available:
Large-01: 18″ tall, 6.5″ radius (includes Minister, Mourners, Coffin, Gravedigger, Large Trees, Shrubbery) – $110
One Of A Kind, Original, Handcrafted and Handpainted
“Betty” is approx. 14″ tall and ready for someone to love.
She is hand painted with the vine and heart occult motif, popular in the mid 1800s.
Parlour Pallor Poppets™ are inspired by Victorian era “Stump Dolls”. Stump dolls originated in the late 17th century – though they have ties to the origins of all dolls. Stump dolls were of a single piece construction – usually without limbs attached (though some included arms and legs attached to the clothing). Early versions were made from wood (carved or turned) and had a very “flat” appearance with little shape. Later they were made from swaddling cloth or old bits of material left over which made them more “cuddly” and thus more popular!
Currently ONE available (pictured). For new orders, please remember – each doll is individually created; no two are alike – as such, your doll may vary slightly from the photograph and may take up to 2 weeks for delivery.
One Only: $150 CAD
A set of six, fine porcelain, collector plates featuring the fabulous Art Deco fashions of M. Erté! This limited, hand numbered set was produced by the Franklin Mint in honour of the Art Deco fashions favoured by Erté. These plates are trimmed in platinum and gold and were limited to only 45 firing days c.1995. They are in excellent condition, in original packing shells and measure 10″ around. House of Erté is a Trademark of Sevenarts Ltd.
Raised in the glittering cultural milieu of St. Petersburg, Russia, Romain de Tirtoff was enthralled by the fine and theatrical arts even as a young child. His elegantly dressed mother served as an inspiration to pursue a career in fashion. Choosing not to continue in the distinguished heritage of his family, Romain emigrated to Paris in 1912. The French pronunciation of “R” for Romain and “T” for Tirtoff combined to make Erté – a name that became prominent in the world of theatre and fashion in both the U.S. and Europe.
Erté’s world of fantasy was formed in his childhood when he spent countless hours immersed in a book of Persian miniatures in his father’s library or transfixed by the delicate lines of the figures on Greek vases in the Heritage Museum. Fascinated by the ballet and opera in St. Petersburg, he was also strongly influenced by the Ballets Russes in Paris. Because the artist’s sense of design was so accomplished, singer and fashionable socialite Ganna Walska commissioned Erté – who she called “the most imaginative man in the world” – to create many of the opera costumes on display in this exhibition.
Erté moved to France at the age of 18 to work in the world’s centre of art and fashion. Beginning his career under Paul Poiret, the most respected couturier in Paris at the time, Erté went on to work for Harper’s Bazaar for twenty-two years where he created more than 240 magazine covers. His reputation earned him the patronage of Mata Hari, Pavlova, and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, as he became a major contributor to the fashions of the twentieth century.
Erté has often been called the “Father of Art Deco,” the style that came into vogue internationally in the 1920’s. Erté defined it as a fusion of the curvilinear designs of Art Nouveau of the 19th Century with the Cubist, Constructivist, and geometrical designs of modernity. He was also influenced by Persian miniatures and would often use a brush with a single hair to complete his gouache paintings. His imagination was limitless, and Erté designed costumes, stage sets, jewellery, objet d’art, sculpture and ceramics. Unlike many artists who work freely before a canvas or sketchpad, Erté developed his own unique process: he would visualize the entire work of art in his mind until it was completed to every detail, and then create the work from his “mind’s eye.” At the time of his death at the age of 98, he was considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. (from Eden Taylor & Park West Gallery)
Original condition, original packaging, numbered
Complete Set: $160 CAD