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Larry and Carole
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Early Figural Cast Iron
Sprinklers / Crackers & More

Past Sales Archive

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Special Note Concerning Prices Seen Below:
Most prices seen reflect actual sale results from this website.
Prices seen span a long time and may not reflect current values.  Some are selling for more, many now sell for less.
On other pieces you will see no price, or a price range, with or without an explanation.  The reasons for that are discussed on the FAQ page.

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Wood Duck Cast Iron Water SprinklerWood Duck Cast Iron Sprinkler   Condition!  Condition! Condition! Surely one of the finest condition of these antique water sprinklers that has survived the years. Actually, this one is so nice that I doubt it ever even saw the end of a garden hose.  It illustrates a prime lesson in a most important aspect of antique collecting, a lesson that is sometimes hard to learn, and seemingly impossible to explain to people as they are offering you something that looks as though a truck ran over it.  Condition  is singularly the most important aspect to developing and maintaining a desirable collection at any level and in nearly every category of antiques.  We love the condition of this piece

Good + . . . . .$1000.00          SOLD!





Cast Iron Turtle Water Sprinkler  This super piece of figural cast iron has a great look and feel to it with original patina.  Unusual lawn sprinklers are a favorite with the figural crowd as well as the cast iron and the more focused  and specific sprinkler collectors.   These unusual pieces come in a variety of forms and in the coming weeks we will be adding a few more animal related examples  as well as some other  interesting mechanical ones.

Good + . . . . .$450.00         SOLD!




vintage water sprinklerCast Iron W. D. Allen Red Arrow Figural Water Sprinkler   This is a hard to find example from a large and well known maker of these things.   The overall condition is nice.

Excellent . . . . . $175.00        SOLD!








Wood Duck Cast Iron Water SprinklerCast Iron Figural Alligator Water Sprinkler   This sprinkler is in nice original condition and retains nearly all of its original finish.  There is one more in this series that I know of, that being the flat duck that is the same basic design and size and is being reproduced and offered for sale these days.  I have been told this is a repop as well but do not believe it.   The tops that are found on them can differ, and they offered both the harp style and the three armed style but this was either a aftermarket or off the shelf decision at the time of purchase.  Other interesting figural sprinklers are the Wood Duck in the upright position, and the Frog sitting on the World or a ball, and some even rarer models like the mermaid that are seldom seen.  All examples are becoming very hard to find these days, and I doubt you will ever see one in this condition again.


Good + . . . . .$295.00           SOLD!



Antique Water SprinklerTurtle Cast Iron Sprinkler  These cast iron figural water sprinklers are usually found all worn out and with no finish left, or you now see reproductions, but this one is legit, and in like new condition.  A rare find!!

Good + . . . . .$395.00           SOLD!







Alligator Cast Iron Sprinkler  We love figural cast iron, and these early and exquisite pieces from near the turn of the century are amongst our favorites.  This cast iron figural sprinkler has a wonderful rich patina and will display very well in almost any setting, be it the garden, near the pool, entry, or anywhere else that strikes your fancy.

Good + . . . . .$295.00            SOLD!



Squirrel Water SprinklerCast Squirrel Sprinkler  This interesting and rare sprinkler is made of lead or some similar heavy non-magnetic metal as a magnet does not stick---perhaps it is gold.....but I think not.  The original condition is super including the original gold wash finish.  Overall he stands just about 8" tall, and there is no damage, cracking, chipping or other problems common to alloy or white metal pieces.  He is definitely quality-constructed, very realistic looking, and a super figural piece.  Hook him up at the rear and a fine watering pattern comes out of the series of holes in the top of his head.  Use him or display him, he will be a welcome addition to almost any decor.

Good + . . . . .$395.00                   SOLD!



Blake Patent Figural Alligator Nut Cracker  The Blake Nut Cracker is by the same fellow who held the first patent in America for a corkscrew.  He made at least two different versions of his nutcracker, and the plain Jane non-figural version was well received and is considered quite common, as you can find one if not more at just about every antique show that you go to.  That is not the case with this, his figural alligator version, which must have been produced in very limited quantities as this is only the third one I have seen in many years of looking.  The condition of this example is excellent, and is has a nice even / smooth patina that only comes with 100+ years of careful storage and use.

Good + . . . . .$295.00                 SOLD!

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This is just a sample of the many antiques & collectibles we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antiques Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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