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Antique Commemorative Tankard of Wrought Copper

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Copper: Pre 1800   item# 1215637 (stock# 524AOG)

Antique Commemorative Tankard of Wrought Copper
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$720 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique tankard is a 17th Century piece made when wrought copper domestic utensils were enjoying a period of prosperity.[103A] The splendid repousse, which extends from the embossed band completing the cover seal to the base embossed bands, displays a commemorative of the joint reign of William and Mary over England, Scotland and Ireland.[179B, WIKC] King William III and Queen Mary II began their joint reign in 1689 after William's successful invasion of Engl ...click for details


Antique French Finely Carved Ivory Pill Box

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Organics: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1181853 (stock# 498AOG)

Antique French Finely Carved Ivory Pill Box
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$325 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's round ivory pill box was hand carved on the cover as well as the sides and bottom of the box in micro-fine old French motifs. The ornamental designs on the bottom and sides can also be observed on 15th to 17th Century French repousse, champleve enamels and accessories to paintings.[206A] The square fret work is found in 18th Century ceramic patterns.[26B] The cover seems to be an armorial design totally symmetrical through the center of the fountain with birds, ...click for details


Antique Damascene Calligraphy Ink Box, Mughal

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Brass: Pre 1920   item# 1181435 (stock# 497AOG)

Antique Damascene Calligraphy Ink Box, Mughal
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$390 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's calligraphy ink box is made of solid brass with Damascene silver inlay work on the cover, sides and the inside well covers. Decorative techniques using contrasting metals can be traced back to the craftsmen of ancient China and Egypt. The inlaying of silver and gold into copper alloys, like bronze and brass, was a widely practiced art in Damascus, hence, the name Damascene.[162A] This metal craft came to India from Persia and Kabul.[169B] Our box is mostly co ...click for details


Antique German Centerpiece, Pierced and Appliqued

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: German: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 1177791 (stock# 482AOG)

Antique German Centerpiece, Pierced and Appliqued
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$475 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's hand enameled porcelain pierced bowl was made in the Meissen-style, generally of the Kuehn Period (1833-70).[138A] That is, illustrations of similar pierced dessert ware with applied floral and enameled flower groups are referenced during the period when Kuehn was Director of the Meissen kilns.[39B, 138C] Many other porcelain manufactories from that area and even England and France produced Meissen-style wares at lower prices because of its popularity in the 19th ...click for details


Pair Gamet Signed French Enamel Limnings

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Enamelware: Pre 1920   item# 1175327 (stock# 481AOG)

Pair Gamet Signed French Enamel Limnings
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$1795 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's limnings, or miniature paintings, are the quintessence of 'email des peintres', that is, enamels painted on plaques.[8A, 13B] These miniatures display radiant luminosity through the predominant use of 'a jour' enameling, i.e. transparent enamels which exploits the shine of the underlying metals.[13C] Various degrees of chromatic intensity from light of the setting summer skies reflect in pink skin tones of the figures, flowing water, and satiny dr ...click for details


Large Middle Eastern Antiquity Carved Pietre Tenere

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Religious Artifacts: Judaica: Pre 1920   item# 1170277 (stock# 458AOG)

Large Middle Eastern Antiquity Carved Pietre Tenere
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$495 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique carving appears to be Middle Eastern, possibly 5th-6th Century A.D. A similar looking antiquity was found in Hadda, Afghanistan and is now in Musee Guimet in Paris.[106A] Both images are of a bearded ascetic, such as one from the Jewish sect of Essenes.[181B] Our figure is carved out of translucent, fluorescent (yellow, see photo) alabaster, a pietre tenere of hardness of 2 or less.[95C, 97D, 96E] Alabaster is a compact variation of gypsum, a hydrated cal ...click for details


Antique Voigt Brothers Porcelain Bowl with Putti

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: German: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1169482 (stock# 452AOG)

Antique Voigt Brothers Porcelain Bowl with Putti
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$1795 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique bowl is a floral encrusted work of Decorative Art made of porcelain in Sitzendorf in the Meissen style.[149A, 39B] This ornamental bowl, or basket, has the blue under glaze crossed lines of the Voigt Brothers used between 1884-1896 in Sitzendorf, Thuringia, Germany, known for their decorative porcelain work of the Meissen style.[7C, 59D, 50E] Our decorative art piece is covered with pastel glazed rose vines, leaves and flowers from its foot to the pinched ...click for details


Antique Rudolstadt Cobalt and Gilt Tripod Vase

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: German: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 1162778 (stock# 430AOG)

Antique Rudolstadt Cobalt and Gilt Tripod Vase
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$385 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's German cobalt glazed vase has a modified brazer style. Three body-length handles run down into an elaborate tripod ring base with an inverted finial under the vase. The antique has a true Rudolstadt blue underglaze mark used between 1882-1918 by the company "New York-Rudolstadt Pottery", co-owners.[59A, 7AA, 5B, 49C] The Company can be traced to 1720 Thuringia, Germany starting as faience factory. In the 19th Century it moved to Rudolstadt, Germany.[178 ...click for details


Art Nouveau Pair of Silver Overlay Engraved Glasses

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: Pre 1920   item# 1159163 (stock# 419AOG)

Art Nouveau Pair of Silver Overlay Engraved Glasses
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$245 for Pair 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's pair of tall colorless Art Nouveau Period glasses are engraved on all sides and mounted in silver overlay.[41A, 99B] A grape plant motif grows over the surface of these serviceable pieces of art glass. Three patterns of grapes on stems are engraved in the top half of each glass. The bottom half of the glasses are encased in silver in patterns of grapes, vines and leaves. These patterns of grapes, etc. were stamped out of sterling silver, incised for detail, and ...click for details


Set of Four Antique Limoges Demitasse

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: French: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 1157020 (stock# 411AOG)

Set of Four Antique Limoges Demitasse
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$995 or Best Offer 

The Art and Orchid Gallery is selling four Limoges translucent porcelain cups and saucers with the 1906-1920 Limoges/Coronet mark.[36A] This demitasse set has a translucent white body with alternating gold and green fillets around a gold frieze of contemporary floral scroll. This design is around the rim of the cups and saucers. Gold handles complete this simple and classical motif. All pieces have a good ring, no cracks, no chips, but worn gold on rims and saucer centers. The frieze and handles ...click for details

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