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VISIT US IN PENNSYLVANIA ! TearDrop Memories a most unusual antique shop, combining our 2 other TIAS shops, North Fork Pets And Antiques & Maidens Memoirs under one roof. Our shop is located in historic Bucks County Pennsylvania, along the scenic Delaware River:



12 West Mechanic St. 1C New Hope Pa. 18938. (215) 862-3401



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Antique Mask Dragon Dance Tormentor Larger then life size hand made devil mask from the 1920's. This would have been worn for New Year and other important eastern occaisions to spur on the mighty serpent dragon. In fine condition for it's age , it still retains the original mouth bit. Vivid colors and a rare yet decorative primitive mask.

Tear Drop Memories offers fine Postmortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art and death related books. Please visit our other two Tias web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrap books and vintage diaries. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you!

Die of a rose in aromatic pain. Alexander Pope
 

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Primitive Puppet Tribal Art Antique Ramayana Indonesian Ramayana Wayan Golek hand carved and artist signed puppet head of King Ravana circa 1900. Weighty wooden mannequin like head, with demon like stare. This rare boldly fashioned primitive stands about fourteen inches tall, with massive presence.

Incredible museum display quality, with exciting hand painted details. Blues reds and warm golden hues mix like friendly adversaries, with the sweet patina of aged wood. Deep carving of high style is seen in the eyes, beard, mustache and ears. Fierce dragons serve as crown epaulettes flanking the sides of Ravana’s head.

Now let me tell you the story…
The Ramayana, a classic epic lesson from ancient India was first written about 500 B.C.E. by a poet named Valmiki. The evil King Ravana, whose head you are considering kidnapped the Hero Rama’s virtuous wife Sita a.k.a. Shinta, a real prize I might add. He ran away with there to his kingdom in Sri Lanka. Lord Rama, a.k.a. The Prince Of Ayutthaya was quite the South Asian Prodigal Son. He left home early, as his Brahma Mom and Dad, Visrawasa and Kaikasi felt he was not exactly ready for power. During his exile, temporary spousal separation and final reuniting he became a majestic leader. Making alliances with his brother Vibhishana and Hanuman the monkey General King.

The Ramayana or story of Rama is also known in Thailand as the Ramakien. There Ravana was called Tosakanth. This gospel spread through out South Asia into the western Pacific Rim. The main players, each with their own devotees have distinctly recognizable attributes, any one from the region would recognize. Ravana, with his dark beard and mustashe and his dragon laden countenance, are in particular, a big hit when played by the dalang or puppet master. Ravana signified scholarly wisdom, and could play the Vienna a musical instrument. Only if he used his wit for niceness instead of evil as Maxwell Smart agent 86 would say.

Wayan Golek or Javanes Opera is a traditional performance art in Bali, Java and several other regions of the Malay Peninsula. To celebrate the Ramayana at festivals weddings and circumcisions, these ancient heroes were made by artisans with unusual skill. Pride was especially evident, as this piece is boldly carved and signed DILUKISOLEHMANDA, which VERY loosely translated from the language of Indonesia, Bahasa means, This was created by M. It is unlikely the tribal or primitive art collector will find a rarity of this magnitude.

God Bless Spell Check!

Tear Drop Memories offers fine Postmortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art and death related books. Please visit our other two Tias web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrap books and vintage diaries. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you!

 

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Day Of The Dead Antique Skeleton Día de Los Muertos Antique skeleton articulated bones and hinged joints. Old skeletons in fine condition like Bones here are rare. Well aged wood with the fine patina of age offset the bold yet somewhat morbid multi color paint work of this Calaca.Twenty one inches tall and in fine condition.

Dating back to pre Aztec and Mayan times this rejuvinated Catholic holiday is celebrated in the Phillipenes, where it is known as, Araw ng mga Patay. It is big business in Brazil Mexico and many parts of Latin America.

Tear Drop Memories offers fine Post Mortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art, vintage Halloween and death related books. Please visit our other two Tias web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrap Book and vintage diaries. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you!
 

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Gandalf Wizard Pottery Mask Never bored of the Rings with this heavy old ceramic mask.Rosy cheeks, pointed ears, though a bit elf like and great pointed hood with shiney bead at tip, this decorative mask measures almost ten inches long. Perfect wall hanging decoration. Crazing under glaze verifies vintage.

Tear Drop Memories offers fine Post Mortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art and death related books. Please visit our other two Tias web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrapBooks and vintage diaries. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you!

 

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Antique Mask IOOF Oddfellows Sporting Platinum blonde hair, albeit horse, this antique 19th century theatrical drama mask is quite rare. From late Victorian Mid West an actor would really make some statement. Used by fraternal organization, I.O.O.F. Independent Order Of Odd Fellows in tragedies, dramas and plays, it looks like a cross between Macbeth and Thor the Viking. Secure and well made this mask is hand painted on ultra fine mesh wire and still usable today. Perfect for that Screen Actors Guild costume party.

Tear Drop Memories offers fine Post Mortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art, vintage Halloween and death related books. Please visit our other two TIAS web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage Dog, animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrap Books, vintage diaries and circus freak photos. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you!

Manufacturer: IOOF  

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Charlie McCarthy Puppet Head Early Charlie McCarthy Vintage Ventriloquist Puppet Doll head and post. Likely Juro Novelty Company. With little artsy imagination, how cool would this look monted on a wood block mounted table top. Certainly Avant Garde decoration. Great dummy.

Tear Drop Memories offers fine Post Mortem photography, rare funeral collectibles and interesting cemetery art, vintage Halloween and death related books. Please visit our other two TIAS web shops ; North Fork Pets And Antiques, a great shop for antique Victorian bird cages and vintage Dog, animal collectibles and Maidens Memoirs, the place for old Love letters, Victorian scrap Books, vintage diaries and circus freak photos. Email us for our phone number we are dying to hear from you!


 

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Antique Armor Bearer Fraternal Hat Helmut Strange antique Ceremonial hat.
No makers mark but likely a: Loyal Order of God Knows What cap?
Look crazy with out the tin foil!
 

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1950's Prom Dress YELLOW Parked at the Passion Pit, remember the back seat of THAT special Buick Roadmaster Riviera?
This vintage original 1950's dress is perfect for any Dick Clark's American Bandstand show,
Happy Days reunion or Sock Hop! This is one amazing vintage fashion find.
Photo shows our New Hope antique shop customer's giving their seal of approval.

TearDrop Memories offers Victorian Postmortem photography, fine mourning jewelry,
rare funeral collectibles, theatrical props, cemetery art and death related books.

Please visit our 2 other TIAS web shops;
North Fork Pets And Antiques,
Antique Victorian bird cages and vintage Pet animal collectibles.

Maidens Memoirs,
Old Love letters, Victorian Scrap Books, vintage Diaries and Circus freak photos.

Size: 6
Manufacturer: Vintage  

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Top Hat Beaver Felt Silk Young Bros. Real Undertaker, Halloween or Medicine show formal antique hat.
Your always in fashion with this well worn old topper by Young Brothers of New York.
Manufacturer: Young Brothers N.Y.  

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Antique Derby Bowler Hat Be All That Jazz Bob Fosse with this fine antique Derby Bowler hat by Dierkes Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Famous Bowler hat wearers; Curly Howard, Lou Costello, Stymie, Charlie Chaplin, Hercule Poirot, Laurel and Hardy, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Droog Malcolm McDowell and Droogs in Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. Associated with butlers, servants, valet or the gentleman’s man.

Manufacturer: Dierkes Philadelphia Pa.  

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Early Puppet Theater circa 1940 Vintage mid century Puppet Theater with 9 puppets.
Few missing costumes or appendages, this great old puppet master theater has years more fun still attached. Curtain rings still slide well.
Some pretty scary hand puppets and a few rather goofy ones too.
Remember King Friday Xlll on Mr. Rogers?

 

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Prisoner Of Love Antique Shackle Leg Irons Will the Prisoner please rise, antique Leg Irons, Heavy, Dark, Foreboding, well that’s just me! Show some restraint. No mere role play Toy. Deliciously old, Medieval in comfort, this Victorian jail, chain gang or dungeon forged fashion statement is modeled by our Lovely Mechanic St. New Hope Pa. neighbor Make Up Artist and Medical Tattoo professional, Delia of Delia’s Make Up!
Circa: 1880
 

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12 West Mechanic St. 2B
New Hope, PA 18938
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(215) 862-3401

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