Monday, January 31, 2011

David Rase Pipe Axe

The pipe axe is my interpretation of what a N.C. applied tip banded pipe axe might of looked like.  The steel bit that is dovetailed into the cast brass head is made from a piece of file.  The haft is curly maple and includes a carved bee hive above the brass head.  The cleanout plug is an ebony fiddle peg.  The three bands on the haft are turned from the black tip of a horn.  The 2 piece applied tip consists of a turned collar made of mule deer with an elk antler mouth piece.  All bands and the tip are secured with steel pins.

Copy and photos supplied by David Rase.

Mark Thomas Knife

The pierced silver overlaid on brass scales are influenced by some of the 17th-18th c. cutlery. Blending a utilitarian designed blade to give a somewhat modern feel balanced with the floral engraving to flow onto the blade. 

Copy and photos supplied by Mark Thomas.

Morgans Glen at the Lake Cumberland Mini CLA Show

horn maker, Bob Wiegand, joins in

Photographed at the 2010 Lake Cumberland Mini CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

18th Century Artisan Show in Lewisburg, PA

This event is a showcase of some of the finest Contemporary American Folk Art America has to offer. This includes period jewelers, potters, furniture makers, flintlock rifle and powderhorn makers and more! 100 tables of Contemporary and Antique folk art: displaying antique and contemporary muzzleloading rifles, powder horns, hunting bags, knives and accoutrements. Also redware pottery, handmade furniture, copperware, tinware, hand forged knives, silver work, art, books, and more. Below are some of the people who will be in attendance at this years show.

Copy and photos supplied by 18th Century Artisan Show.

Powder Measures by Brian Barker

Seven antler, two steel, and one fancy brass measure. They range from 22 grs. to 75 grs.

Photo supplied by Brian Barker.

Medals from the Collection of Kim Robinson

All the medals are copies in my collection or borrowed to reproduce in sterling or bronze. Above is St. Anne early 18th century.

crucifix early 18th century, silver

Jesus and Mary medal, silver

Magicians coin 18th century, silver

Photos supplied by Kim Robinson.

Washington Reviewing the Western Army, at Fort Cumberland, Maryland, after 1795

Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer (German, ca. 1755–1821) Oil on canvas
On October 16, 1794, Washington called upon the militia at Fort Cumberland, Maryland, to suppress a rebellion in western Pennsylvania. The conflict was precipitated by the 1792 excise laws regarding the sale of distilled spirits. The Scottish-Irish immigrants who made their living from the sale and barter of whiskey deemed the laws discriminatory and their protests turned into full-scale riots. Upon Washington's arrival to review his troops, the resistance vanished. The episode went down in history as one of the crucial early tests of central government and as a reminder of Washington's power. Source:Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer: Washington Reviewing the Western Army, at Fort Cumberland, Maryland (63.201.2) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, January 29, 2011

George Sluder Quilled Bag

Photos supplied by George Sluder.

Elizabeth Lee Gaul Cardinal

Photographed at the 2010 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Door Hinge, 1700-1750

American; Upstate New York
Wrought iron

This design, based on ironwork used throughout the Netherlands in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, is characteristic of hinges produced in Dutch communities in the Hudson River Valley.
Source:Door hinge [American; Upstate New York] (49.117.46) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, January 28, 2011

Frank Willis Bag with Antique Bag

antique bag left with the Frank bag on the right

Photographed at the 2010 CLA Show by Jan Riser.