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Rebecca the Water Bearer

   

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This plaster of Paris stature was given as a wedding gift in 1910 and brought to us in 72 pieces by the 84 year old daughter of the owner.


Diablada


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Diabladas were originally figures constructed by Peruvian and Bolivian peasants to protect themselves when enslaved and forced by the Spaniards to work in the silver mines. Mid 20th c. Attributed to Antonio Viscarra.


Kashmir Tray


     

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Indian decorative tray constructed of a laminate over bronzing powder and ink on press board.


Marionette


 

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This 19th c. marionette suffered decay from termite infestation at the shoulder causing the right arm to separate from the body.


Gharkey House


       

   

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The Gharkey House, owned by a former Mayor of Santa Cruz, suffered water damage to the ceiling in the parlor after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.


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