This is a fascinating Persian lacquer papier mache scribe box, qalamdan or ghalamdan in Persian, offered in beautiful rich original colors of the early to mid Qajar era depicting on the cover, two lovely young women, one holding her glass of wine while an old master observes...
Offered is an excellent Roman figurine bronze of Fortuna, the goddess personifying luck or chance, standing tall on its base belonging to the 1st century AD.
This fabulous figurine is in pristine condition for its time and era, with a beautiful style and a nice original green patina all over. The Fortuna figurine is intact with no sign of restoration which is very rare to find for statuettes of this time period.
Measurement with stand 9.5 cm (approx. 4") and without 7.5 cm (3")...
Offered is a beautiful and rare Roman bronze figurine depicting a young male with his cap, in fine detail work on body and face.
This fabulous figurine belongs to the 1st century AD, is in nice condition for its time and era, with a beautiful style and a nice original reddish brown patina all over.
It measures 9.2 cm (3.5") x 3 cm (1.25") and weighs 119.44 grams.
Offered is an extremely rare to find Roman oil lamp depicting a horse with its very fine detail work on upper body, face and hair.
This fabulous horse lamp belongs to the 1st century AD, is in pristine condition for its time and era, with a beautiful style and a nice original olive green patina all over.
It measures 9 cm (3.5") x 4.2 cm (1.75") and weighs 142.50 grams.
Offered is an excellent Roman figurine bronze of Mercury, the Roman god of eloquence, skill, trading, standing tall on its original base belonging to the 1st century AD.
This fabulous figurine is in pristine condition for its time and era, with a beautiful style and a nice original green patina all over. The piece is intact with no sigh of restoration which is very rare to find for statuettes of this time period.
It measures 11.5 cm (4.5") x 5 cm (2").
It weighs 180.18 grams.
This marvelous match safe from Gilbert depicts in very fine detail repoussé a series of insulating lines intersected by swimming fish atop a waving pattern ground on front and verso. The match strike is on the bottom.
Marks: STERLING, G
This unique Gilbert match safe from circa 1900 is in excellent condition, weighing 20.05 grams and measuring 64mm x 40 mm x 10 mm.
This magnificent match safe from Unger Brothers depicts in very fine detail repoussé the beautiful face of a mother with a lovely cherub, also interpreted as her child, or love's dream on front. The match strike is on the bottom.
Unger Brothers has catered to Art Nouveau connoisseurs in America from 1872-1910. The firm advertised as manufacturing jewelers, silversmiths, and glass cutters...
This attractive sterling silver match safe depicts in fine detail repoussé the beautiful coiled motion of a serpent on front and continuing on verso. A magnificent red stone illuminates the eye of the serpent making this antique match safe more alluring. The match strike is on the bottom.
Marks: C (within arrow), STERLING
This unique Carter & Howe match safe from circa 1890 is in excellent condition, weighing 31.36 grams, and measuring 65 mm x 37 mm x 12 mm.
Very large heavy wooden doll with nicely carved features. She is missing some paint on her face and her hair color is a heavier paint with maybe a bit of filler. Her body is covered with a early muslin fabric over what feels like an all wood body. The top half of her legs are the same heavy fabric firmly stuffed, the bottom half of her legs are carved wood including her carved blue boots. her arms from the elbows down are carved wood with individual fingers...
Antique french porcelain base, wooden cross, bisque jesus altar cross, c. 1900. Very unusual with an ornate porcelain base with a skull and an angel face with praying hands. The wooden cross rests securely to the base and has a bisque Jesus with 3 nails and a plaque with INRI nailed to the top of the cross. It measures 13" high and 5" wide at its widest. Very steady.
Measures about 9-13/4" tall
She isn't marked Heubach but some doll dealers have told me they believe she is. I've seen a few others over the years, different colors, unmarked and identified as Heubach. Excellent modeling and coloring. Intaglio eyes, sweet shy expression. In her winter clothing she fits right into any Christmas display. No damage.
Antique 19th C. french porcelain figurine of Madonna and Child Jesus. The faces have been hand painted and it has quite a smooth patina as one could imagine it has passed through many hands since the 1800's. It measures 12" high and 3.75" wide. The statue has a sturdy square ornate base and she has flowing robes and both have golden hair. I could find nothing wrong with it--no chips or cracks. Just a fabulous 19th C. piece!
Wonderful Arts and Crafts wooden sewing box hand decorated in ink with Arachne the talented weaver who was transformed into a spider by the Greek goddess Athena, the sides with chequered band and square knots, made 1900 possibly in Scotland. The interior is divided into two compartments for threads and tools and the top has a slot where the threads would have exited. The box measures 23.5cm x 6cm x 4cm and has the monogram of SMS of the artist or owner to one end...
Embossed around the body with writhing serpents depicting elephant like heads. The rear foot finial has a head resembling a duck as has the handle. Standing on scrolling feet. The whole is shaped as an ancient drinking horn and there is a vacant cartouche to the front. The screw top is pierced with star and stylised bat like shapes surround by a chain decoration...
A lovely set of matching single struck Victorian dessert spoons bearing the hallmarks for Exeter 1849 made by William Rawlings Sobey
Total Weight: 249g on kitchen scales
A beautiful little piece with embossed scroll and foliate detailing, two flowerheaded bells, whistle and suspension ring. Complete with a red coral teether. Bearing hallmarks for Birmingham 1903 and makers initials C&N
A most wonderful christening gift
Out of a local attic this big doll as in this house for about 100 years. She is firmly stuffed, very nicely made, with embroidered eyes and nose and some water color tinting. She is age stained and played with. Her age appropriate dress and bonnet are worn and shredding but fit the state she is in. She is a stately doll that has been through a lot and needs someone to appreciate what she was and accept what she is. She is very firmly packed with cotton. She sits but not easily...
sterling silver porringer. Made by Goodnow & Jenks for Bigelow, Kennard, both in Boston, ca 1900. Curved sides, flared rim, and foot ring. Symmetrical and openwork handle in shaped frame with scrolled mounts. A modernized turn-of-the-century version of a traditional (Colonial) form. Hallmark includes maker's and retailer's names and no. 30.
Dimensions: H 2 x W 7 1/4 x D 5 1/2 in. Weight: 7.5 troy ounces. BM364