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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1274886 (stock #390)
This porcelain demitasse cup and saucer was produced in France by Charles Ahrenfeldt Limoges between 1881 and 1893. The saucer has a diameter of 4 3/8 inches and the cup is 2 inches high. The saucer is scalloped and has molded ribs. The cup is ribbed and has a blown out shape. The set is hand painted with tiny spays of roses and other types of flowers that trail down the sides of the cup. There are raised gilded ornaments separating the trailing flowers...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1274885 (stock #389)
This porcelain tea cup and saucer was produced in England by Minton in 1851. There is a date cipher that identifies this year of manufacture. The saucer has a diameter of 5 1/2 inches and the cup is 2 3/4 inches high. It is made of fine, white bone china. The set is hand decorated with bunches of pink roses and gilded leaves. Strings of turquoise enamel beads wind down across the porcelain. Gilded acanthus leaves encircle the center of the saucer and the bottom of the cup...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1274822 (stock #20414)
Porcelain. White ground. Decorated with a border of continuous red leaves and stems interspersed with gilt ovals containing a single red flower and leaves. The coffee can stands 2 1/2 inches high and measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter. This piece is unmarked. In perfect, original, sound condition with no wear to the decoration. Please Note: the purchase price includes the cost of packing and postage via Royal Mail International Signed For service.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1837 VR item #1274799
A very rare Napoleonic prisoner of war carved bone domino box with three sliding lids and a Napoleonic eagle carved to the centre of the middle lid. Fine piercing and best quality carving on a wood carcass with gold, red and green paper showing through the bone lids and sides. The set includes dominoes (double 9 - 47 of the 55 remaining),a wonderful set of thin bone cards (almost complete as photographed) and turned bone skittles (9)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Horn : Pre 1800 item #1274786
A rare 1st quarter 18th Century English pressed horn snuff box. It is unsigned but almost certainly by the famous maker John Obrisset and modelled after the 17th Century medal of Charles I by John Roettiers. It has a piece missing to the rim of the lid but is a rare box and a worthwhile restoration project. It measures about 3.9" / 9.8cms long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1274785
A rare late 18th or early 19th Century snuff box carved from coquilla nut and in the form of a bearded monkey with inlaid eyes and with an excellent patina. It stands about 2.5" / 6.3cms tall and is in good condition - the feet are chipped at the toes but the hinge is in good working order. The lid doesn't close tightly due to some minor warping but all in all it looks great.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1920 item #1274711
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Stunning design. Secession fluted bowl is supported by three spheres. A complementing curved geometrically incised base upholds the spheres. Remarkable design by the Arthur Krupp Berndorf workshop in Esslingen, Germany circa 1915. A distinctive Josef Hoffman influence. Firm's marks beneath. Dimensions: 5 3/4" W., 8 3/4" H.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1274706 (stock #p1123)
A superb example of a Dr. Wall First Period mustard pot printed with the "Fence" pattern. The cover has a flower finial with molded leaves. The height of the pot is 3 7/8" (plus the lid) and the diameter is 2 1/2".

Not much needs to be said about this piece, other than the condition is truly excellent, with no chips, cracks, paint loss, or restoration. The type mustard spoon that would be used in this pot is shown as item p1124 in this category...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1274701 (stock #p1124)
A fine and rare Dr. Wall First Period mustard or condiment spoon. The leaf molded and scrolled handle is picked out in blue enamel, while the circular basin of the spoon features a cell border around a central flower head. This is the type spoon that would be used with a mustard pot shown as item p1123 in this category, and is shown with the pot in the last photo for this item.

The length of the spoon is 3 7/8". Condition is superb, with no chips, cracks, or restoration...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1920 item #1274551
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A fine exapmle for the collector of figural cocktail shakers. Rare early artillery shell form cocktail shaker made by the Gorham Silver Company of Rhode Island circa 1918. The silvered brass shaker has a copper band at the lower section. The removable strainer section with incised bands and its cap are brass. A striking realistic design...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1920 item #1274468
Luscious color makes this one of the prettiest antique evening purses we've ever seen. Of peach silk, painstakingly hand-beaded with white and peachy-pink pearls, it measures about 7 inches by 4 1/2 inches. Probable dating would be the World War I era, since the bag's refined delicacy shows Edwardian influence, along with a hint of Art Deco. It's in superb condition, with no flaws except a few faint stains on the moire interior, hard to notice...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1274437
More than 100 years old but in near-mint condition, this bag can be firmly dated by its very round shape. Certain interior details also tell us we're looking at a *really* old purse, exquisitely made. Its pearl satin lining is hand-gathered (like the outer pouch) and an attached coin purse is present, lined to match the outer bag. There's hardly a spot anywhere, no stitches are loose and even the frame shows only minimal wear and snaps tightly shut around the prismic crystal clasp...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1274425
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Lovely quatrefoil form sterling silver Art Nouveau hand mirror. Fluid tendrils and vines in relief dance about the elegant form. Vines emerge into abundant clusters of open blossoms. Hallmarks: Charles Henry Dumenil, London 1906. Dimensions: 4 3/4" W., 10 3/4" L.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1837 VR item #1274406 (stock #17414)
Earthenware. A round 'shining black' cream jug with embossed floral decoration and moulded, scroll handle. The jug stands 4 inches high and measures 5 inches from spout to handle. This piece is unmarked. In excellent, original, sound condition apart from a tiny chip to the underside of the spout. Please Note: the purchase price includes the cost of packing and postage via Royal Mail International Signed For Service.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1274336 (stock #3433)
This sterling silver commemerative trowel was made by George Unite, Birmingham in 1866 and was engraved to celebrate the laying of the cornerstone of St James church in Flockton, Yorkshire in 1867. The inscription reads "The corner stone of St. James Church Flockton was laid by Ann Walker, wife of Henry William Stansfeld of the Manor House May 9th 1867. An offering from nearly 100 inhabitants of Flockton rum(sic) Denby Grange." The trowel measures 277mm in length and is 79mm wide. It is unusual ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1274332 (stock #3456)
This stoneware hunting jug is decorated with several well defined and crisply moulded applied sprigs of trees, topers and a fox hunting scene around the base. It stands 186mm high, with a grooved strap handle and a handle terminal found at the likes of the Mortlake and Vauxhall potteries. It has a buff base and a brown dip glaze to the top. It is in excellent condition and dates from around 1840.