Antique 18th century George III English sterling Silver gilt Apostle Spoon, by William Collings, London 1774.ovoid bowl with tapering faceted stem, and topped by a figural apostle terminal.
Hallmarks: Marked with maker's mark in a rectangle punch WC for William Collings, London assay office. Lion passant, leopard’s head and date letter what correspond to 1774.
LENGTH: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in)
WEIGHT in, approx: 51 grams. 1.3/4 troy oz...
Authentic antique 19th century dated 1825 .A.D. set of brass nesting apothecary's weights with hinged lid and containing a series of weights; each weight stamped in the interior with numbers and the date 1825. 1, 2, 4, 8, the interior of the master cup is stamped with 16...
Large German Silvered bronze inkwell-silver shows minor wear-ceramic retort is gone-no repairs-piece comes apart for transport-ca 1860s-very ornate and detailed casting with masks and rich intricate design-inkwell is surmounted by two putti on orbs--this is type of inkwell that was used at important official event signings- e.g.,treaties and surrender documents-11 inches in diameter and 9 inches high=believed to be unique
This is the first Basket Fired box we have come across in 45 years collecting
22.5 inches in HEIGHT
18 inches in DEPTH
17 inches in WIDTH
It was necessary to GOOGLE : "BASKET FIRED"
Here is a brief description of a basket fired.
China Artisan Style Basket-Fired Green Tea
To begin the processing of basket fired green tea, a small amount of fresh
leaf (about 2 lbs.) is placed in an upright bamboo or reed basket, u...
An Early American duck decoy
Measuring 13.5 by 5.75 inches.
A very Early Waterbury Steeple Clock
The DIMENSIONS are 20 inches TALL.
and 10 inches in WIDTH.
Eight (8) Day Movement
In Good working condition
A late Victorian original gilt cast metal standup 11" desk or table thermometer complete with a cherub and fancy swing-out foot. It has a loop for hanging on a wall and the original mercury thermometer is intact and working fine. It is SIGNED B&H 3590 on the back, and it is in very good condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor gilding loss and the loss of some of the silvering on the dial. We kind of like the BLOOD HEAT label...
Very nice pewter SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS
A fine example of an early Mortar and Pestle
Great Condition with Original Finish
7.75 inches HIGH
6.25 inches in DIAMETER
Offered is a late 19th century, French, Asthma Cure tin with original contents. Extraordinary in its detailed graphics, the tin contains eight, complete and unused boxes of William's Matches with labeling both in English and in French.
The cover sports a wonderful image of a French gypsy benefiting from the inhalation of Williams curative powder.
The tin measures 4.5" L x 2.75" W x 1" H and is in very nice condition, most particularly the cover. Rarely found with original contents!
Antique Refracting Brass and Mahogany 4-draw Telescope with a Brass Tripod Tablestand, and having slides to cover both lens and eyepiece. English, late 19th C.
Provenance: The Harry Z. Isaacs Collection from Historic Long Branch Estate, Virginia and James Kennedy Antiques., Ltd., Durham NC.
Length Open: 36"
Height with Stand: 15.5"
Long Branch was built on property surveyed by a young George Washington for Lord Fairfax...
A George III gilt brass and intaglio glass seal fob circa 1780-1800. This 1-3/16" high desk writing accessory features an inset intaglio carved carnelian glass portrait of the English King George III of England. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than the expected dirt and manufacturing irregularities seen in hand made items of this age, and the loss of most of the gilding of which some traces remain...
These 3 traditional Chinese spoons were used for spooning out powdered herbs and other ingredients when mixing Chinese medicines. The spoon pictured in the middle is bone and the 2 on either side on it are wood. They are a nice ethnographic artifact of former time and place
A 19th Century American coin silver pocket fruit knife.
Dimensions closed: 3 1/4"
Dimensions open: 5 1/2" long
Condition: very good. Looks crisp and clean
Circa 1890 Antique English Sterling crumber made in Sheffield. English silver mark on back A & D S. This Crumber features Beautiful Engraving with a un-monogramed crest and a exquisitely carved bone handle. The end of handle has a mark-- P75139. Overall length is 14 1/2". Excellent Condition.
Circa 1850 Lustre Ware Pitcher in Excellent Condition. Measures 3 1/2" In Height. The opening diameter is 3 3/4" and the Base Measures 3 1/2". Fresh out of a house that had five (5) Luster Ware Pitchers. This one is the BEST. The others will be sold in Lot of FOUR.
This Victorian walking stick boasts an ivory handle with a seated dog carved in relief. The dog has glass eyes and sits obediently. The handle itself is 4-3/8 x 1-1/4 inches and tops a rosewood shaft and 1-1/4-inch bi-metal tip. Overall length is 35-1/2 inches.
Offered is a handsome, wooden case of homeopathic medicine pill bottles dating to the 1880's, containing a variety of remedies commonly found in the 19th century.
All but one bottle are re-purposed and sport "OTIS CLAPP & SON" embossing on one side. One bottle sports the original Otis Clapp & Son paper label (SEPIA). One bottle is round and not original to case...