In the 1600's Japanese men wore robes that had no pockets. Since they needed to carry personal items, they used containers that they hung from their sashes. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a toggle called a netsuke. Later these toggles became popular collectibles and the Japanese began carving netsukes as artwork. People have collected these tiny works of art for many years...
Exquisite American Brilliant cut glass center bowl by Clark, circa turn of the century. The bowl features a geometric design and scalloped edge. It is signed on the bottom interior. The bowl measures 9" in diameter and 3 1/2" deep, and is in excellent condition. *Call our store to process order,
Historic District Antiques
Gorgeous sterling silver center bowl with brass flower frog, circa 1925. The sterling bowl is in the "Empire" pattern by Frank M. Whiting. This set measures 7 1/4" in diameter and 5 1/2" tall. It is in very good condition. *Call our store to process order,
Historic District Antiques
A Ming dynasty, Wanli period, blue and white big bowl, decorated with under glaze blue flower and tree motif at exterior, inner wall with branches of grape and center with flower spray motif, glazed base. Bowl is in good condition, no chip, no crack, no restoration. Size: 18.2 cm diameter, 9 cm height.
A sterling silver reticulated scrolling mount embellishes the end of the horn corkscrew. A beaded cap further enhances the horn tip. Hallmarks for Hamilton & Hamilton, Rhode Island, circa 1900. Dimensions: 5 3/8" W., 4 1/4" L.
Beautiful example of an antique blonde staghorn corkscrew with a sterling silver mount. The mount has abundant florals in high relief upon the waving edge. Walker bell. Made by J.F. Fradley in New York, circa 1900. Dimensions: 7 3/4" W., 6 3/4" L.
Beautiful 19th century Continental allegorical figurine representing “The Oceans”. Standing nude, possibly Amphitrite the goddess queen of the sea and the wife of King Poseidon. Fine detail all over with particular attention to the hands. 131/2” tall. Excellent condition.
Superb ovoid vase with round base,decorated with raised acanthus garland. The body has a blush ivory color with delicate hand colored flowers on the obverse and reverse. A two mask handle with gilt on each side. The base has the Royal Worcester backstamp with five dots , a 1895 date mark. 10 ½” tall and 5” wide. In excellent condition.
An exceptional large English Regency two-arm convex mirror, circa 1800-1820, with and ebonized eagle pediment above the circular frame with intertwined dolphins on the base, circa 1800-1820...
An extremely rare set of American Federal brass fireplace tools, with a serpentine fender, New York City, circa 1800-1810. Complete sets of American fireplace tools are very uncommon. This set must have been made for an unusually well-furnished home of a grand scale for the 1800-1815 era as the screen is 60″ long. The andirons are 20″ tall and 20.5″ deep. The screen is also 20″ tall. The form of the legs point to a New York origin.
A classic Baccarat cut crystal perfume bottle in a cranberry-cut-to-clear cane pattern. While several American and European companies cut this pattern, the stopper of this bottle is a known Baccarat design. It appeared in a Baccarat pattern book under the name “Stella.” The stopper has a blown teardrop in the interior and is accented with a star pattern at the top. Baccarat products were marked only with a paper label until logo until around 1930.
Origin: France, ca. 1890...
A wonderful American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Match Safe in an unusual roses and leaves design
Signed on the lip STERLING-F 186 (Fairchild & Co. - out of business c. 1922)
2 1/2" x 1 3/8"
Condition: Very good - very minor wear on the sides - nothing serious
Earthenware. Of circular form, raised on a circular pedestal base. Light green ground overlaid with an all over, hand-coloured, printed design of exotic birds, butterflies and fruits amidst flowers leaves and stems. The comport stands 4 inches high and measures 9 inches in diameter. The base is unmarked. In perfect, original, sound condition with no wear to the decoration...
A delightful early 19th century French silver tastevin featuring a 1770 Louis XV coin and a wonderfully decorated handle. The handle decoration depicts a man seated atop a wine barrel grasping a wine bottle in one hand and a Cupid's arrow in the other. The design is completed with the legend "Vive l'amour et le vin" ("Long live love and wine."). This type of handle was developed in the early 1700s and was used mostly in the Burgundy region...
PRICED at $45.
Our Dealer No. 71 offers this Yellow Ware Teapot; missing the tip of the lid's finial.
Please inquire for details.
19c chinese export porcelain familie rose daoguang bowl and two saucers very fine painted with figures, calligraphy, signed on the base, diameter of the bowl-8,2cm, the height-7,4cm, diameter of the saucer-12,6cm, 12,8cm, the condition-bowl has one tiny hairline, one saucer has one tiny hairline,other saucer has one hairline and has one invisible short four way crack-this is a very difficult to see.
These 10 porcelain double handled cups and saucers were produced in Germany by the Helena Wolfsohn Dresden decorating studio in the 1890s. The saucers have a diameter of 5 1/2 inches and the cups are 2 inches high. There are Rococo style molded designs in the delicate, translucent porcelain. The handles are also done in that ornate fashion. Each piece is beautifully hand painted with pastoral scenes of young lovers in gardens...
This set of 12 crystal plates was produced in England by Webb around 1900. They are not signed but this is a known pattern Webb used. They measure 9 inches in diameter. The crystal is hand blown and quite substantial in weight. There is an indentation 1 3/4 inches from the rim to capture dressing from over flowing on the table. The entire surface of each plate is deeply hand engraved with an ornate pattern...