Extensively detailed, fine silver overlay work adorns this heavily overlaid emerald green vase. The tall, inward-curving trumpet form is supported by a foot completely covered in silver. Chased, open flower heads and interlacing foliates complete the stunning Art Nouveau design. Stamped marks for the Alvin silver workshop of Rhode Island, circa 1900. 10" H.
A tall, gourd-shaped green-glazed porcelain vase with exquisite purple flowers, its delicate white-glazed leaves contrasting against the pastel ground. This uniquely- formed vase is signed on the base by the renowned Imperial Court Artist Makuzu Kozan whose 19th century creations were so much ahead of their time. This perfect example of his work is in excellent condition.
Meiji Period, Japan
Pair of English Ironstone Plates, 8" diameter.
Pair of Japanese Imari Plates, 19th Century.
Soup plate with chinoiserie garden figures.
English Ironstone Platter with Imari Decorations. Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 14"
A most wonderful twisted raw wool doll with fur hair, bead eyes, defined stitched fingers, little leather shoes, lace dress with all the underpinnings, a necklace, and she is holding a purse. She has the dearest little face with a pinched nose and a tiny stitched mouth. She is a gauze bonnet that is starting to shred. She is 5" long and is circa 1870 and very special.
This black doorstop bottle doll has a great embroidered face. The stitches are big and bold and raised. She has on a cream colored dress and a pinafore over the dress. The kerchief around her neck might have been added but the one on her head is original. She is 15" tall and is on what feels to be a double necked bottle. I don't see these bottles often but they do work really well for doorstop doll. She is circa 1890-1900
Rococo sterling silver trinket box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Drum-form with gently curved sides and cover. Applied floral garlands and art trophies, and repousse chubby cherubs. A tactile interpretation of 18th-century French design. Hallmark includes no. 8793 and director’s letter C (1902-7). Very good patina and definition.
Dimensions: H 3 5/8 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 9.5 troy ounces. BO663
Beautiful clear glass claret jug with grape motif in silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence, ca 1890. Upward tapering cylinder, spread base, and scroll handle. Dense and fruiting grapevine with bunches and leaves. Asymmetrical scrolled cartouche with script monogram Hallmarked with no. 3834 on bottom edge. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 9 3/8 x W 5 1/2 x D 4 3/4 in. BM571
I have always really liked the black bottle doll doorstops. They are something I keep more than I sell. I am offering of few of mine for sale so here is the first one.
She is 13" tall, has button eyes, tear drop shaped nose with two little dots for nostril, and oval mouth that is open a little and maybe the red is for her tongue. To me she looks like she is singing her heart out while she looks to the heavens. She has embroidered ears that are priceless...
Sterling silver vase with brass frog. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass., ca 1915. Round bowl with turned-down rim and stepped foot. Rim has low-relief leaf-and-dart border and floral garland alternating with pierced horizontal lines. Frog has ornamental piercing. Hallmark includes no. 945A. Very good condition.
Dimensions (without frog): H 4 x D 9 3/4 in. Weight (silver only): 14 troy ounces. BO615
Sterling silver sugar sifter in Broom Corn pattern. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. The handle has curvilinear lines inspired by wild grasses. Oval bowl with scalloped rim and ornamental piercing. An early piece in this pattern, which was designed by John T. Curran, and in production from 1890 to the early 20th century. Hallmark includes director’s letter M (1873-91). Nice patina and definition.
Length: 5 3/4 in. Weight: 1.4 troy ounces. BH696
Japonesque applied sterling silver creamer and sugar. Made by Shiebler in New York, ca 1890. Both: wrap-around leaf with engraved veins and wavy ruffled rim that evokes the wispy fragility and irregularities of a real leaf. Applied bugs and twisted and scrolled twig handles. Interior lightly gilt. Script monogram. Hallmark includes no. 452. Very good condition and patina.
Dimensions: Creamer: H 3 3/8 x W 3 1/2 x D 2 1/2 in. Sugar: H 3 W 5 1/2 x D 3 3/4 in. Total weight: 8.9 troy ounces...
Georgian sterling silver snuffbox. Made by Lawrence & Co. in Birmingham in 1822. Rectangular with inset reeded sides and hinged cover. Large oval agate plaques inset on cover and bottom bordered by engraved flower petals. Interior richly gilt. Hallmark includes George III duty mark and date letter “y” (that is, 1822). Very good condition and patina.
Dimensions: H 1 1/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 2 1/8 in. Total weight: 5.5 troy ounces. BM733
This very bold Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) quilt is made even more so by the intense blue background. It is what is referred to as "double blue" and seen most often in the quilts of southeastern Pennsylvania. The inward facing sawtooth border is an unusual twist. Most often, the triangles are facing out. It is well pieced and quilted.
The quilt is in unwashed, pristine condition. Measurements are 80" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
A nice antique patinated bronze figure of winged Mercury after Clodion, on a marble and bronze base. "Signed" Clodion; Italian early twentieth century. Overall height 22.5", base diameter 5"; actual figure height is 17". In good condition.
Postage stamp blocks make a wonderful combination in this Double Nine Patch quilt. Each block is less than 3/4" to a side. The smaller blocks are combined to a larger Nine Patch pattern. Small Nines between the larger ones make it a very unified design. The browns and pinks together form a lovely, warm palette. The quilt measures 76" x 86". There is a light smudged area along one border but no other condition apologies. Made circa 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.