A heavy molded glass box with a connecting diamond and loop etched pattern, and a scrolling leaf design on the bronze mounting. Slight rubbing to base corners, otherwise good condition. 5 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 4 inches
A fine decorative large floral form sterling repousse bowl with overlapping petals and center stamens. The mark on the base is for Meriden Britannia (Meriden Connecticut) holloware. Meriden purchased Wilcox & Evertsen in 1895, maker of fine sterling holloware. In 1898 Meriden was taken over by International Silver. The bowl is in excellent condition. 8.75 inches in diameter 2.75 inches high
Mingei arts in theory are hand crafted, folk art or arts of the people as defined by Yanagi Soetsu in 1927. The controversy now by scholars that it is a hybrid of occidental ideas which Bernard Leach 1887-1979 introduced in Japan in 1907, as a rediscovery of Japanese cultural origins, which in turn, this orientalism they applied to their own art and then projected to other oriental countries. The carvings are of Ebisu-wealth of the sea and patron to fishermen and Daikoku-Wealth of the soil and ...click for details
The mesh area of the frame with four scrolled appliques and raised dots, and surrounded by gadroon and beaded edges. The top area of the frame with torch, quiver, ribbon and laurel leaf. Merchandised by Stern Bros., New York, and marked accordingly as well as an incised France mark. 8.75 x 6.50 inches Good condition.
A hand hammered sterling bowl with the triangular Hewes mark and an inscribed presentation. Hewes exhibited 1897-1927. Silversmith and metalworker. Boston Society of Arts & Crafts 1928. Worked from 1908-27 Titusville. Pa. 3 3/4 inches by 1 inch. Excellent condition.
A bedside grouping intended for evening water, in a translucent blue opaline with gilt accents. The set consists of a plate, balustre shaped carafe, and a tumbler Illustrated in C Vincendeau's Les Opalines, page 63. Circa 1840-50 Carafe-8 1/2 inches, Plate-7 1/2 inches, Tumbler-4 1/2 inches. Excellent condition.