Cast iron horse head hitch pair painted black with excellent patina and preservation for their ages which we estimate to date to the 19th C. Unmarked. These horse heads would be fantastic garden conversation pieces.
Dimensions: 13" h
A very fine Bohemian ruby cut to clear goblet featuring a sylvan deer at rest frosted with fine texture and relief. The base is scalloped rising to a short faceted stem supporting a large cylindrical ruby bowl. The glass is in excellent condition with no material damage and only the faintest of wear.
This glass belonged to the goblet collection of a socially prominent matron whose family settled in north Georgia where she died in 1939. Her original identification tag is still on the base...
Louis Auguste Moreau, along with his brother Hippolyte, produced bronzes, the former of whom established a reputation for fine neo-classical figural work, of which these two vases are an example. The brothers produced spelter copies of their bronzes for broader sales, as is the case with our pair. They feature mythological characters - possibly Eros and Venus - ledged upon the bulbous portion of the vase...
An exquisitely designed pair of neo-classical bronze urns on terraced plinth covered with invertible lid converted to candlestick holder. Excellent condition.
A bronze sculpture of Salvation Army founder William Booth (1829-1912) standing erect in his general's regalia with a Bible in one hand and spectacles in the other. He is depicted as he appeared in his later years. We cautiously attribute this bronze to George Edward Wade who created the bigger than life size sculpture of him outside William Booth Memorial Training College, London. Wade was also famous for his commissions of royalty and political figures...
Very fine bronze cast recumbent lion with dark brown patination, mounted on granite plinth. Good condition with minor abrasions to patina in mane. Underneath still retains part of the Bloomingdale's tag from where it was sold. We date this lion to mid to late 19th C. Unsigned, yet excellent specimen.
Dimensions: 6" on plinth
We don't come across these too jars too often, so we are pleased to present one in practically perfect condition. We are tentatively classifying this jar as a cologne which makes it even more special. It is decorated with pinwheels, cross hatching, and fans and is finished with a star burst underside. The hollow stopper is decorated in diamond cut pattern which fits nicely in the wide lipped opening. The jar is most lovely for display.
Dimension: 5 3/8" h
This richly cut celery tray readily sparkless with its prismatic cuts. The slightly beveled sawtooth rims encompass about a bowl with 3 stars which are criss crossed by strongly cut vesicas and other finely crafted details. The condition is excellent with no known chips are cracks. We do observe some minute nips with a 10x loupe.
Dimensions: 11 1/2"
Don't let the small size of this cut glass bon bon dish fool you into thinking that it is but a trifle. The elaborate cuts of this period piece American Brilliant Cut Glass dish are excellent by any measure, having a richness and elegance which you simply cannot find today.
Condition is excellent without cracks, chips, or breaks.
Dimensions: 6" d
If you are looking for a superior example of copper luster, this pitcher with its hand painted floral arrangements is a fine choice. It is early 19th century and in excellent condition without discernible damaage. There are minor marks, discolorations, and age signs one would expect of an object this old.
Height: 5 3/4"
Here is an intriguing cigarette case with niello enamel. It has a flower motif on both sides, and a blank space for a monogram on one side. It is marked (and tests as) sterling silver. The piece measures 3-7/8 x 2-15/16”, and weighs in at 4.92 ounces. In excellent condition, though since the elastic is in such good condition, it may be a replacement. We believe this case is pre-1920, but would welcome other opinions. The photos are part of the description, so please examine them carefully...
A superb example of early ceramic polychrome wares, this bowl retains all of the handmade charms of the golden years of ceramic production, such as the uneven rims and visible undulations in the rim of the bowl. It is decorated with the Indian Tree pattern - a very popular design throughout the 19th C.
Condition is excellent - without chips, fractures, or physical damage. Back is stamped BB (Barr & Barr) with red hand painted numbers.
A finely cast iron lion en passant with modeling in the animalier style screw mounted on rectangular base. Very good condition with slight oxidation and minor blemishes to patina, mostly on base. We date this sculpture to mid 19th C., unmarked.
Length: 11 1/4"
The beauty and vivid rendering of this basket of flowers belies its construction from solid cast iron and its use as a doorstop. The back is stamped 818 and is well documented as a Hubley piece dating from the early 20th century. The condition is generally very fine but paint has worn moderately on some of the high points, particularly on the basket.
Height: 9 1/2"
A superbly hand painted porcelain charger with a central reserve of Augustus and Cleopatra circumscribed by heavy gold frame with iridescent colors in cavetto and more rich gilding around rim. Back is marked Austria with "beehive", Augustus in Cleopatra, and has hanger. The center of the plate suffers a small paint chip; otherwise in excellent condition. The colors and quality of enameling is of the highest caliber.
L.C. Tiffany Favrile intaglio cut glass bowl. New York circa 1905. 6 1/8" W., 2 1/4" H. Details forthcoming...
American Brilliant Cut Glass Pitcher richly cut with deep vessicas, stars, and other embellishments. The bulbous body tapers to wide neck with scalloped rim. The attached heavily faceted handle has a flat top. The underside has 32 point star. The blank is very clear. Condition is superb. Marked Libbey on the handle top.
This pitcher is a superior example of brilliant cut glass in general but of hollow ware in particular.
Height: 7 1/2"
A superior cut glass compote or tazza sits on a round slightly conical foot which rises to a faceted bulging thick stem which supports a shallow bowl with undulating saw tooth rim. The foot has a rare 32 point star while the bowl is decorated with stars, fans, and zippers. The condition is excellent with no observable flaws.
Dimensions: 7 1/8" h, 8 3/8" d