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...
A cast iron doorstop of a cottage style house with climbing roses, shrubs and lawn. The details of the casting are sharp and the original paint is mostly intact. There is a maker's mark under white paint on the reverse side that is not clear enough to read: the numbers 124 and the copyright mark are reasonably distinct. Measurements are about nine inches wide, six inches high to the top of the chimney, and 1-7/8 inches deep.
Antique Gilt Silver with Agate, Turquoise, and Semi-Precious Stones Parasol Handle & Fitments
The handle is 8 inches (20.3 cm) long by 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. The fitments range from 1.2 inches (3.1 cm) wide to 0.9 inch (2.3 cm) wide. The total weight is 144 gram.
It is in good condition with no repairs, chips, cracks, or dents, except missing gilded flowers, turquoise, and stones (as seen in the photos).
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A gorgeous antique ladies Elgin 15 jewel pocket watch with a floral motif designed in relief using gold, yellow, and green golds. The inside is engraved "Edna Forbes, Feb 25,1913". In good working condition, this little beauty measures 1.5 inches in diameter.
Ladies blue enamel 800 silver with gold pendant watch that could be used as a pocket watch. The intricate leaf design on the back of the watch is comprised of silver, yellow gold, a green gold leaves. Circa 1900, it is in excellent working condition. It measures with 2.75" long, diameter of watch 1 1/8"
Rare 18K yellow gold P. S. Bartlett hunter case pocket watch. This is a key wind, key set, 12 size watch. It is a thick watch (see side view of photo). Made in Waltham, Mass and dated 1863, Waltham purchased American Watch Company. This watch has been in the original family since it was purchased. Engraved inside when it was gifted, photos are available upon request. Works and is in excellent condition.
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.
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.
Finely crafted carved ivory cane depicting a large snake with a rat in its mouth, signed sterling collar, thick malacca shaft and a metal ferrule-H. 2” x 2 ¼”, O.L. 36”
Finely crafted carved ivory seated lion with two color glass eyes, probably a boar tusk, cherry shaft and a metal ferrule-H. 4 ½” x 2 ¼”, O.L. 36”
Walrus Ivory Dog Cane-19th Century-Carved dog, silver collar and an ivory ferrule. Size; Dimensions as follows; H. 2 7/8” x 4 ½”, O.L. 35”, normal wear typical to the age.
Walrus Ivory Dog Cane-Ca. 1870-Carved walrus dog with original patina, original ornate brass collar, malacca shaft and no ferrule-H. 4” x 4”, O.L. 33 ¼”.
Offered is a very scarce, 19th century, strength measuring medical device known as a dynamometer that was manufactured by the G. Tiemann Company, New York, the most renown and respected surgical device manufacturers of the 19th century. Sold in the US by a gymnasium apparatus company out of St. Louis, the Fred Medart Company, the device was designed to assess the strength of the chest, back and legs up to a pull capacity of 1400 lbs...
This great stick features carved ivory bugs crawling all over the handle of this walking stick. The intertwining silver and carved bugs make for a very unusual stick. This stick measures 36" x 4 1/2" x 1". The handle itself measures 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1". The ferrule measures 1" and the collar is incorporated into the handle. A very neat stick!
This is a great stick featuring three ivory carved monkeys with glass eyes. This stick has great detail and has a monogram on one side that says Henry G. Schwarz 1006 Chestnut St. Phila. PA. Not sure if this refers to a store or a person. The sterling is marked Lyon Maker Sterling. This stick measures 35 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4". The handle itself measures 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4". The collar is 3/4" and the ferrule is 1".
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...
This is a Beautiful European HARP from the 1600's. It measures about 16" X 13" X 60" ( 40.8 cm X 33.2 cm X 153.0 cm ). The Harp needs to be assembled and needs new strings. Shipping is not included in price. Buyer can pick it up or pay shipping. MD Residents need to add 6% State Sales Tax.
Made for export around 1870, this 11-piece dressing set, in its original lacquer fitted case, is of extraordinary purity (approximately 950/1000) and weight, the powder box alone weighing in at about 11 ounces. Featuring finely martèle surfaces within plain borders, the decoration is elegantly reserved...