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Good Rookwood Covered Box w. Cream-Colored Fish Design

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 513322 (stock# 1085)

Good Rookwood Covered Box w. Cream-Colored Fish Design
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Rookwood box, 1945, with removable cover and cream-colored fish design. These boxes are attractive and very useful objects, and were favorites of ours, but we're focusing on metalwork and jewelry these days. 4-5/8" L and 3-1/8" W and 1-3/4" H. [Rookwood mark] / XLV -- Under lid: XLV / 6857


Amazing Rookwood Dark Blue Elephant Paperweight

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 513321 (stock# 1084)

Amazing Rookwood Dark Blue Elephant Paperweight
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Rookwood elephant paperweight, 1931, dark blue, standing posture, on thick base. A great object that we're sad to part with but we're focusing on metalwork and jewelry these days. 4-1/8" L and 2-5/8" W and 3-3/8" H. [Rookwood mark] / XXXI / 2797


Wonderful Rookwood Dark Blue Dog or Wolf Paperweight

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 513320 (stock# 1083)

Wonderful Rookwood Dark Blue Dog or Wolf Paperweight
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Rookwood dog or wolf paperweight, 1934, dark blue, sitting posture, on thick base. Paper label still partly visible. Note: This was purchased as a "repaired / restored" piece (seller's original label noting this is still there), but the repair was excellent and not very noticeable. We're not even sure where it is -- most likely the head was reattached. Price reflects an imperfect object, but we still love it. 5-1/2" L and 2-3/8" W and 2-1/4" H. [Rookwood m ...click for details


Gyllenberg and Swanson Arts & Crafts Napkin Ring

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1940   item# 512609 (stock# 1079)

Gyllenberg and Swanson Arts & Crafts Napkin Ring
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Gyllenberg and Swanson napkin ring, heavy, rectangular with rounded corners, with applied chicken on one side and engraved BETSY on the other. Frederick J. R. Gyllenberg was a leading early metalsmith in Boston's Handicraft Shop. In the mid-1920s he became partners with Alfred H. Swanson. Their work is well executed and respected. Napkin rings are simple objects, but the wonderfully worked chicken makes this special. 2" L and 7/8" W and 15/16" H.


Gyllenberg and Swanson Arts & Crafts Silver Salts (2)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1940   item# 512607 (stock# 1078)

Gyllenberg and Swanson Arts & Crafts Silver Salts (2)
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Gyllenberg and Swanson salts, pair (2), porringer form with small flat-bottomed bowls and pierced handles. Heavy for their size, and in fine condition. Frederick J. R. Gyllenberg was a leading early metalsmith in Boston's Handicraft Shop. In the mid-1920s he became partners with Alfred H. Swanson. Their work is well executed and respected. The saw-pierced handles in these small pieces are very impressive. 3" L and 2" W and 13/16" H.


Roycroft Cigar Ashtray

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Copper: Pre 1940   item# 512602 (stock# 1077)

Roycroft Cigar Ashtray
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Roycroft ashtray, round, with high steep sides and three cigar rests on edge. Nice hammering and patina. 4-5/16" W and 7/8" H.


Fish Dish (E.T.C) with Unusual Surface

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Brass: Pre 1950   item# 512465 (stock# 1063)

Fish Dish (E.T.C) with Unusual Surface
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E.T.C. Fish dish with slightly domed center and slightly upturned edge. Heavily hammered brass. We found this with its interesting stain that the seller thought was a spattered enamel decoration (!), and kept it rather than fiddling with the patina. Very heavy piece. 7-7/8" W.


Fabulous Dirk Van Erp Silver Valentine Love / Heart Box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1940   item# 512462 (stock# 1062)

Fabulous Dirk Van Erp Silver Valentine Love / Heart Box
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This piece is an absolute knockout. The perfect Valentine or anniversary gift for a sweetheart. Round silver box with removable flat lid. Applied heart-shaped finial on lid. Chased pattern of hearts around the outside edge. Heavy and wonderful. Currently has a lightly engraved inscription on the underside of the lid: "From / May to Dick / December 4th 1938." This could be kept intact for historical reasons or could easily be buffed out and re-inscribed. 3-1/4" W and 1-1/2 ...click for details


Dirk Van Erp Arts & Crafts Hammered Silver Child's Fork

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1950   item# 512457 (stock# 1060)

Dirk Van Erp Arts & Crafts Hammered Silver Child's Fork
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Dirk Van Erp sterling child's fork, very modern looking, with thick blunted tines and handle that curves back dramatically at the end to form a rest. Nicely hammered surfaces. Sterling DVE objects are uncommon. Engraved "LARRY" on underside of handle. 4-1/8" L and 1" W.


Dirk Van Erp Arts & Crafts Low Copper Bowl w Brass Foot

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Copper: Pre 1940   item# 512453 (stock# 1061)

Dirk Van Erp Arts & Crafts Low Copper Bowl w Brass Foot
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Dirk Van Erp low bowl, copper, small, with brass ring foot. Lovely shape and proportions. Hammered surfaces. May have been cleaned long ago, but patina is coming back. Some verdigris and discoloration inside. Still, a favorite piece of ours. 6-3/8" W and 1-1/2" H.

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