The box with gilt bronze mounts, polished agate sides, beveled agate base and lid, set on gilt post form side mountings and raised agate ball feet. Scotland Late 19th century. 3 1/4"x 2 1/8"x 1 1/2" Good condition.
The center showing painted scene of ferret /weasel with snake in a landscape. The edge of dark cobalt blue and gilt design, and with 6 slight equidistant indentations. Marked on the verso in underglaze red "The Foumar" Rubbing to gilding. 8 1/2 inches. Coalport porcelain England 1808-09
The bowl with embossed pansies circling and protruding around the smooth center surface. The piece of a period of botanical influence in silver. Manufactured in Bridgeport, Conn. by Whiting, 1910-26. Sold to Gorham in 1926. 7 5/8 " Excellent condition.
The mesh sides with raised ball accents set on a splayed bottom edge and protruding ball feet. The hardstone floral bouquet on a black slate ground. Mid 19th century. 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 2" A minute adjustment to one foot, with little detection. Good condition. Dupois incised on the base.
The box is a visual explosion of dense polychrome enameling.The acanthus scrollwork enameling could be attributed to three Bohemian companies, Meyer's Neffe, Graf Harrach,or Lobmeyer. See Gary Baldwins book on Moser Artistic Glass, Plate 204. The beveled bronze color glass is set in a quadruple plate frame with makers marks for the American company Meriden Britannia (Est.1852). There is a geometric design on the silver plate of the frame, opener, and the splayed feet. The interior silk li ...click for details
The very finely painted floral bouquets on green enamel plaques are enhanced with raised jewel borders, within an ormolu decorative framework. The interior silk tufting is original and shows wear. The exterior is in excellent condition and is an exceptional piece of 19th c. enameling of a significant size. 8" x 4" x 3 1/4" France Late 19th century
The box with a design surface of inner twining dragons and a repeating floral motif. The iron or steel base where threads of mixed metals are hammered into the surface is called Japenese hira-zogan).
There were other artists working in this medium but the Komai family set the standards, thus the reference to this style of metal working. This piece is signed Made by Fujii on the underside. The under side has wear, and unfortunately on the one side the lid and base have a slight indentation. (S ...click for details