It has wonderful proportions, a beautifully scalloped back, demi-lune molded shelves, & a paneled door lower section featuring H hinges & intricate pewter locking mechanism designed & created by Jim Ison at Harmony Forge, which I've never seen used on pieces by anyone else. It is truly wonderful & looks MUCH better in person IMO as the flash changes the color a bit.
POTTERY- The redware included is beautiful & some of these pieces rarely come up now. From the top: pair of glazed redware cups, yellow turtle bottle, slip trailed plate 2nd: handled basket, bird bank, Moravian canister, slip trailed plate 3rd: Moravian pot/jar with bird lid, rare yellow fox caster (very few of these made) & I gave her the photo of original 19th C. Design which makes me especially proud of this piece, Jar with raised floral decoration & bird lid, slip trailed plate 4th: Jar with raised border decoration & bird lid, lady bottle with removable head cork, Moravian pot/jar, & slip trailed plate Inside Bottom: Large glazed one-handled jug, & pair of Sgraffito mugs one with deer on each side, other with deer on one side & horse on the other & this is something I've never seen before in another of her cups & makes it rare. POTTERY MAKER- Though Jane Graber is planning to fully retire soon & has lowered production, she is still an active Artisan of the IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans) & has been making miniature replicas of 18th- and 19th-century American salt-glaze stoneware for more than 36 years, hand-throwing each piece on a potter's wheel, then painting and signing her work.She is internationally recognized for her craft, has been featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly, and regularly does solo and group shows in the U. Her work is extraordinary; she is widely recognized as the best living miniaturist potter & without question is definitely the best in terms of stoneware & redware. In the later-1980s, Jane began hand-throwing replicas of early American sgraffito redware, which is quite popular among her collectors and others who love Americana. Her pieces have great potential for increasing in value & I completely adore them. CUPBOARD MAKER- James Edward Ison b.
July 15, 1926-February 12, 2017 was an amazing artisan & miniaturist for over 70 years. Jim was a good student and graduated high school at the age of 16. He received a special exemption and enlisted into the US Navy right after high school, serving on a mine sweeper. After his honorable discharge, he attended the Chicago Institute of Design majoring in architecture and later worked for the Kirsch Company as an Art Director and Display Manager, working in residential design, trade show exhibits, & store planning, retiring after 30 years. He constructed models of automobiles, ships, railroads, & airplanes & developed an interest in miniatures.
His skill grew & he was involved in the very beginning of artisan miniatures. He was later given the highest rank in the IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans) as a Fellow (denoting ones work shows little to no need of improvement) and was a teacher at the Guild School. He started marking furniture in the 1970's. He became a full time artisan in 1982 & taught classes for years at the Guild school in Castine, Maine, for NAME, & for area clubs near New Harmony.On August 22, 1989 his metalworking hobby became Harmony Forge in New Harmony, IN. He studied & made reproductions of significant pieces of tinware, wrought iron, & cast iron found in museums and private collections. He worked to duplicate the rough surfaces created by the blacksmith's hammer, handcrafting them from pewter alloy for detail, strength and longevity.
He made door, cabinet, & chest hardware. He also made hinges, fireplace andirons, accessories, cookware, lighting, shutter hinges, fences, wall shelves and more. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures features work from the time Ison collaborated in 1989 with Therese Bahl to create the 2 room (roombox) A Tribute to the Classic Period of American Folk Art, which is based on the parlor and hall of the 1830's Ezra Carroll House formerly in central New York. It is truly a masterpiece & can be seen by going to the Toy & Miniature Museum website & searching Jim Ison or by visiting the museum, which I highly recommend. They need your patronage & you need to see it & also the Kaye Browning Miniature collection at the Gateway museum here in my state at Maysville, KY.Jim will be severely missed but his wonderful work survives as a testament to his amazing skill & effort. I will be listing one of his amazing windsor chairs soon so keep an eye out for it. Perhaps you found your way to us from our HTGTminis FB page. We hope you will choose to do business with us. Thus, the price on this one will probably not go down here & if it does, it won't be by very much. Our previous 21 years experience with antiques enables us to have a discerning eye when it comes to proper scale in miniatures. CONDITION- The cupboard is in excellent, used condition, being almost 42 years old, very old for an artisan miniature. The Graber pottery is all in original excellent condition. This way you are protected and so are we.
We describe our items thoroughly & offer many photos. Our description is our description, no need to study our clear photos to try to see damage we didn't describe, as we always do our best to look closely for issues beforehand so you won't have to upon arrival. The item "1979 Jim Ison Dollhouse Miniature Cupboard + 19 pcs Jane Graber Redware Rare Fox" is in sale since Monday, March 8, 2021.
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