Very nice example of this highly collected corkscrew. The blue green and ivory striped celluloid stockings are in fine condition. Nickel mounts and high button boots. Influenced by the "Can-Can" dancers in 19th Century Moulin Rouge era Paris. Made in Germany circa 1895. Dimensions: 2 5/8" L Closed, 5 1/4" W Fully Open.
This lovely sterling brush has a marquise-shaped porcelain insert with a blue and white Dutch windmill scene. It was manufactured by the Alvin Manufacturing Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This company, currently a division of Gorham, was founded in 1886 and was known for its sterling flatware, hollow ware, toilet ware, and novelties. The brush bears two marks for the company along with STERLING, 250 C, and Pat app for.
Rare English Silver plate and Ruby Glass Bee Honey Pot and spoon (Elkington & Co), England C.1910, Alexander Clark Co. The honey pot with hinged wings and detachable removable ruby glass body conforming in shape, protruding antennae on six realistically textured legs attached to the thorax. Length: 6.5 inches. Height: 3.5 inches Stamped underneath, The Alexr Clark Co Ltd London.
Very fine Antique Erotic Enamel Snuff Box, probably Austrian, C.1910. The enamel depicting female nude looking in hand mirror adjusting head band. Stamped 935. Signed lower left enamel insignia within circle. Measures: 3 x 1 5/8 x 1 inches. Weight: 113 gm.
Civil War Era Water Color c1863 24" x 13" Framed under glass. Bold colors unsigned. Unusual and rare Civil War era water color.
Antique French Leather & Glass Jewelry Box
Circa. 1880 France French leather with original satin interior and bevelled glass top. The box is 11 inches long, 3 1/2 inches deep, 3 inches high. The hinged lid is 3/4 inch. 1 pound. In excellent original condition.
Pair of Antique Botanicals - Butterflies and flowers Circa. 1850 British Framed pair of botancials. Hand-colored lithographs with butterflies and yellow flowers. Frames are new. The pair measure 12 3/4 inches high x 10 3/8 inches wide. The botanicals without matte and frame measure 9 1/4 inches high x 7 1/4 inches wide. Perfect for any room in the house including the bath. In pristine original condition
"A Very Rare set of Four Folio Edition Engravings of The Gardens of Fountains of Versailles, published by Gile De Mortain, 1714"
Taken from the book "Les Plans, Profils, Et Elevations des Ville et Chateau de Versailles", these rare folio edition engravings, now framed in shadow box form, display the beauty, opulence, and extreme extravagance of the French King Louis XIV when he built the the Palace of Versailles of the the late seventeenth century...
A great many ferns on the very pretty paper covering this antique case that probably held a scent bottle at one time. The interior of the bottom unit and uppermost interior surface of the top unit are covered in green velvet to cushion the bottle inside. All the exterior surfaces are papered, and the piece has a delicate, feminine look. It was made in Scotland circa 1870, measures about 3-1/2 inches in height, and is in very excellent condition, with no splits or cracks...
The stylized French curassier helmet with mother of pearl set in an engraved gilt metal frame and set on an onyx conforming base. The interior with a cradled blue opaline perfume. The eglomised lid insert missing- stopper present, otherwise excellent condition. Napoleon III 4.25" x 6.25" x 3.50"
17TH Century Circa 1664 Architectural Fountain Engraving. Published in Nuremberg, Germany in 1664 by Paul Furst. This original engraving is from the work of work by George Andreas Bockler(1648-1685)titled "Architectura Curiosa Nova." Architectura Curiosa Nova is a comprehensive 17TH-Century Overview of Fountains of Europe. It shows many examples of fountains and the differing effects that can be created by the flow of water through them...
Very sweet compact, pre 1920, decorated with engine turning and hand-painted flowers. The enamel is probably on copper. With silver plated details, polished steel mirror, goldtone interior. Approximately 1 3/4 inches square. Excellent estate condition with minor scratching to enamel, remnants of powder.
Lovely Victorian Scent Bottle with fancy tortoise with sterling overlay top and fittings. It measures 4.5" tall. Has original tiny stopper with ball top. Condition is very good. There is some moisture in bottle. There are also a couple of very small black smudges inside bottle, which could be removed w/pipecleaner. There are no chips or cracks, even on stopper. Hallmarks of Lion Passant, d, C&S?, and Lion for London on side of fitting.
the book of horses. s.sidney with additional section on veterinary principals.this book has full page coloured illustrations and numerous wood engravings.the publisher is cassell&company ltd of london,paris,new york & melbourne.published in 1907! the book dimensions are11.25"x9"x2.1/8".the plate size 10.75"x8.1/8".there are 28 colour plates & 130 wood engravings.
Very nice antique daguerreotype 1/2 plate of an English gentleman and 2 ladies with refined clothing. The gentleman has a waistcoat on with a bow tie and vest and the woman on the right has a lovely dress on with her hair pinned up and holding a book possibly a bible. The woman on the left has a nice dress on with her hair pinned back holding what I think is perhaps needlwork. The 1/2 plate measures 3.25" x 3.75" and has nice brass (copper?) frame and the back of the case I believe is leather...