Today I'd like to show you some of my brother Mike Maran's treasures. He's an antique dealer too, and sells his wares at the Antiques Market of Williamston, here in Michigan. His booth is right behind the cashier, so you can't miss it! Mike always has a mix of Arts and Crafts furniture, art pottery, Native American art, and oil paintings.
These cast iron bookends depict Charles Lindburgh, "Lucky Lindy". He was a huge American hero in the 1920's:
This glowering portrait once hung in the Argonaut Club, a club for Detroit businessmen to meet and mingle years ago:
A beautiful matte green glaze bowl with matching flower frog, Bradley and Hubbard brass candlesticks, and a nice oil painting:
Cast iron ship bookends:
Weller art pottery:
I can't identify all of the pottery here, but the vase on the right with the yellow spears is Roseville's Mostique, a popular pattern with collectors:
A dramatic framed illustration from Harper's Bazaar:
Hand-hammered items are sought after by Arts and Crafts enthusiasts, like this serving set:
Native American pottery:
More Native American items:
I think it's fun how each dealer develops their own style based on their area of interest. Mike is very particular about what he puts in his booth. You would never find anything in there that doesn't belong with his theme. It's a carefully curated collection. If you are looking for Precious Moments figurines, you won't find them there!