This book presents vintage, often whimsical, and one-of-a-kind wooden figurine carvings by ANRI, the world-renowned company founded in 1912 in the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy. Among the more than 2,500 carvings featured are bottle stoppers, bottle openers and corkscrews, bar sets, calendars, letter openers, bookends, humidors, ashtrays, lighters, cigarette boxes, pipe rests, salt and pepper sets, pepper mills, napkin rings, timers, toothpick holders, brushes, salt and serving spoons, spoon and key racks, door knockers, and figurines, including monks and characters from novels by Charles Dickens. Collectors with a wide range of interests will be delighted with the amazing number of woodcarvings shown. This book will amuse and inspire today's woodcarvers and collectors, novices and experienced devotees alike.
Philly Rains discovered vintage ANRI in the mid-1980s and her collection now numbers over 1,200 items. She is the owner of Black Cat Antiques in Arkansas. Don Bull is a well-known expert on corkscrews, openers, and advertising who has previously authored six books for Schiffer Publishing. Don? home is in Virginia.