This ladle was formed from a single steer horn and has been polished by years of use in service culinary soups and stews etc...Origins British Isles probably Scottish. There is a crack in the bowl but it retains its beauty as an object of the domestic arts.
Set of Eight Chinese Export Fitzhugh
Pots De Creme. Fresh out of a Family Estate. Provence: Purchased from Israel Sack, Inc. in 1995
Here you find a lovely maple feast ladle dating to the 1800's. The handle is carved into a well detailed head. European brass trade tacks were used for the eyes. Has a beautiful rich patina from age and use. Measures 9.5 inches in length.
Feasts were important ceremonies among the Woodlands people and their purpose was to give thanks for what they took from nature in order to live...
A sterling silver nutmeg grater circa 1890s. It may actually be older. This American antique 1-3/4" x 1-3/8" egg shaped sterling grater has the original interior gilt rasp and interior gilding. Nutmeg was an expensive imported spice when first introduced to Europe and to North America, and it became enormously popular as a condiment...
Antique English Regency Tole Samovar with Chinoiserie decoration of flowers and butterflies; having lion’s head handles, spigot from a lion’s head and brass lion paw feet. The hot water cylinder rests on a pierced warmer for coals. Circa 1820 (losses to decoration, lacking coal tray)
Antique brass balance scale with elaborate design of Serpent or Dolphin Fish motif. Complete with weights set in solid brass base. Dimensions 8" L x 18" W x 24" H
Low grade silver. 14.5" long. Unmarked, of unknown ethnic origin.
Finely wrought of steel and ebony, this handsome and rare "manche-a-gigot" would allow the carver-at-table to hold steady a leg-of-lamb. (This problem of service unfortunately led to the rolled-and-tied boneless -- and less succulent -- cut of lamb served at tables nowadays. And alas, no meaty bone for next-day's Scotch broth!) French, Second Empire, circa third quarter of the Nineteenth Century, approximately seven inches long.
Treen Covered Sugar Bowl with LID
6.5 inches TALL ... 5 inches in DIAMETER
A LARGE hand carved treen tankard
11 inches TALL and 9 inches in diameter,
Difficult to find ... and Early 19th Century IRON GAME HANGER
15 inches LONG
8.5 inches in DIAMETER
When I found this giant beauty more than half-a-century ago in the window of a Manhattan antiques shop it was holding a vase of daisies. The clerk explained that it had a cover and offered me a discount. It was the largest piece of treen I had seen (it still is) and I dragged it back to my cubicle in the Madison Avenue advertising agency for which I worked...
W. Gale & Son Sterling Silver / Bone, Medallion Coffee Pitcher, New York ca. 1853 - 1866. 12” High x 9 ½ Wide x 6” Deep Monogrammed “M” in Period Style Egyptian Sphinx, Classical Face, & two rings of bone on pouring handle. Classical Bearded Male on spout. Condition: One small dimple on monogrammed side and three or four dimples on the reverse side.
Absolutely terrific colonial American corkscrew. Business end is very magnetic hand forged iron. In general design it is crude but it has some very attractive ridges and rings and a nice central bulge which is very nicely beveled. Certainly made by a blacksmith with some skill. The handle is hollowed bone with some groove work on the sides and to a lesser degree in the center. A minor degree of chipping on the edges but nothing disfiguring or even unexpected in a piece with this age...
A small ironstone pudding or jelly mold with a pineapple motif and fluted sides, with the impressed mark "MINTON" and incised numbers 57 and 4. The mark indicates this mold was made in England prior to 1873. There is one small hairline in the interior where the side is thinner and would have cracked during manufacture, and no other damage or signs of use. The mold measures 4-1/4 by 3 inches across the top, 2-3/4 inches in height, and 1-7/8 by 1-3/8 inches at the base.
A 19thc English ironstone pudding or jelly mold with a spray of roses motif. Around the sides of the mold are a series of arches. In perfect condition the mold measures 4-1/2 by 3-5/8 inches across the top, 3 inches in height, and stands on a base that measures 2 by 1-1/2 inches.
These two extraordinary sterling silver berry servers are fully hallmarked dating them to London, 1742, maker's mark a crowned Gothic C. The handles are deeply engraved with swirling foliate rococo garlands, the bowls with high-relief and highly detailed fruits and, of course, berries. About eight inches in length, they come in a velvet-lined
case (not original)Moroccan leather presentation case that shows some signs of age; the spoons are in splendid condition.