Bronze applique, probably from a cabinet, representing a memento mori : two puttis holding a skull.
Flanders, 17th century, around François Duquesnoy workshop.
Height : 2.4 inches (6 cm)
Length : 3.9 inches (10 cm)
Condition: Very good condition.
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 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"
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 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...
Stunning art nouveau celluloid box, dating from the first quarter of the 20th century. The deep crimson box features a gorgeous silver-tinted cameo of a classical woman on the top, with leaves entwined in her flowing hair. On the inside of the lid is pasted a photograph of a woman, dated 1913. The box is covered with a grape and floral motif and is signed on the bottom “T.P. Danbine Paris”. Measures 2 1/4” by 1 3/4”.
Lovely vintage lipstick case, probably Italian, c.1920. Enamel decoration on silver gilt depicting 18th century style lovers, glass thumb piece, hand engraved. Marked 800. Length approximately 2 inches, depth approximately 3/4 inches, height approximately 3/4 inch. Good estate condition, wear to gold wash, with fractures to 'malachite' enamel near thumb piece, internal cracks in enamel at man's face.
An outstanding 19th Century print eglomise showing a young woman sitting as for a portrait. She is in a fashionable gown and wearing bracelets. her hair is done in the Empire style, and the background shows a basket of freshly picked flowers. The print is surrounded by a silver mirrored cartouche, which itself is surrounded by shades of bronze and gold. the whole effect is striking and very pretty. The condition is excellent, and the picture is19 1/2 by 16.
So wonderful for your dressing table, or even on the wall this peachy tray is so unique! I purchased 2 similar ones,and one has sold before I listed them. Soooo Italian! Measures 14 1/2" x 91/2" Late 1800's