Red lacquered papier mache tray made in France circa 1900, decorated with classical devices: a type of amphora holding fruit and leaves, fringed drapery as the border, and flower vines around the rim and scattered about, all burnished with gilding. The tray measures about 12 inches in diameter. The condition is good with small spots of missing lacquer that could be restored, no splits, chips or cracks.
A wonderful as found untouched oil on canvas of a European woman sitting at a table smoking a pipe. The is 18th C., the colors are strong and the work is schooled. The painting is not framed and I don't see evidence that it ever was. It is 10" by 13". Please look at all the pictures and I will be glad to send you more. It is not signed.
The grouping with reticulated and filigreed framework,with enameling, applied faux faceted and cabochon gemstones and pearls. The powder and perfume with amethyst cut to clear glass bases. Tip of perfume stopper missing, and a few of the pearls replaced on mirror. The mirror while probably not original to the grouping, does not significantly compromise it. Austria mark incised in the metal. Powder -4 /4 x 3 1/2 inches, Perfume - 10 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches Mirror - 10 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
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.
"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...
Very nice real photo postcard of Belgium people on a nice trip to Lourdes dated 1926 in a nice Banque metal frame. It is dated on the back Souvenir de mon beau voyage a Lourdes le 1926 Flore. The frame is engraved Banque Commerciale D'escompte Charleroi Telephones: 31,25,27 et 32,97,01. Very nice.
AESTHETIC MOULDED GESSO FRAME WITH SQUARE CORNER FINIALS AND LOW RELIEF MOULDED FERN LIKE LEAVES
This is a stunning and unusual American moulded gesso frame from the 1880s. Probably just preceding the Adirondack period, as I think the leaves and seed pods are a native American plant. The frame is in excellent condition. The finish is an old gold color, which was probably replaced in its lifetime. The beveled mirror is original and is not a replacement...
American folk art parade ax, painted wood and tin, late 19th century.
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.
Lovely Georgian dragee box, circa the early 19th century. These boxes were usually filled with sugared almonds and were often given at weddings. This box features a glass top displaying a white dove holding an envelope with a heart in its beak. It is surrounded by a flower, a heart and what appears to be a flag, all bordered by a circle of flowers. The box is decorated with gilded card around the sides and a marbled card base...