A scarce survivor. This is a 1-3/4 x 1-3/8" egg-shaped nutmeg grater in sterling silver with the original gilt rasp and interior. Nutmeg was a valuable spice and a sterling nutmeg grater was a sign of prosperity. This example features fine hand-engraving and a dedication saying Z.S.J. to M.M.J. 25th. Dec 1893. A fine Christmas gift indeed...
This is a beautiful medium size antique silver box illustrating knights in a courtroom setting. A series of repetitive cylinders embellish throughout the box with an accent guilt interior giving the antique silver box a lovely contrast.
This attractive antique silver box measures 10.5 cm x 7cm x 2.5 (4.13" x 2.7" x 1") and weighs 156 grams.
Offered is a stunning French silver box with a beautiful repoussé of Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821), the famed French emperor whose military and political actions shaped greatly the European politics in the early 19th century.
The relief of "Napoleon Empereur Des Français Et Roi D'Italie", (Napoleon the emperor of the French people and king of Italy) is visible on the cover centering the profile of Napoleon Bonaparte in his famous laurel wreath decoration...
Professional walking sticks were designed for professionals such as doctors who wanted to carry a small assortment of medical supplies or tools. This particular cane has a filter on the end that screws off and scents can be added to the small sponge in the chamber. This stick was used for smelling in the sick ward in hospitals. Also, aromatic powders could be inhaled as a method of prevention contagion while treating patients at hospitals as well...
This is a huge tortoise shell walking stick. Very fat around, about 1" diameter all the way around this fantastic stick. What a stunner! This amazing stick measures 36" x 6" x 1". What a stick!
This is a very rare walking stick that becomes a percussion rifle with sights. You drop powder in the J handle. Grab the hammer with the tip to cock. Banana shoulder holster. This rare stick measures 36" x 4" x 1". The handle itself is 4 1/2" x 4" x 1". The ferrule is 4". With the banana holster attached it makes the overall length 46".
This is a fantastic walking stick that becomes a short 410 gage shotgun. The tip goes in the receiver in the handle to cock the gun, there is no other trigger, you shoot with your thumb. Snakeskin shaft. This great stick measures 36" x 4 1/2" x 1". The handle itself measures 5" x 4 1/2" x 1". The collar is 1" and the ferrule is 4". Fully extended with the shoulder triangle holster the stick measures 48". What a find!
This is a very interesting stick that features a dragon wrapped around the handle. This stick measures 37" x 4 1/2" x 1". The handle is 3" x 4 1/2" x 1". The collar is 1/8" and the ferrule is 1 1/4". A very nice stick.
This is a wonderfully carved walking stick that features a dog and wolf stacked on top of each other. Some really good carving and detail. This stick measures 35 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 3/4". The handle itself measures 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 3/4". The collar is 1 1/4" and the ferrule is 1". A really great stick!
This is a fantastic gadget walking stick for any collector! This stick features the symbol for medicine on the front of this ivory handle and if you screw off the top, there are places for 6 tiny viles. Old empty cocaine viles are inside of this great stick. This stick measures 35 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". The handle itself measures 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". There is no collar and the ferrule measures 1 1/2". This is a very unique stick indeed!
This is a marvelous antique oriental silver box (most likely from China) with an astonishing silver repoussé and all hammered chased work to form detailed reliefs of birds on the top and each corner. A lovely design of flowers follow this unique highly repoussé silver chasing throughout the box. A nice old patina embellishes the interior and exterior of this box.
This exclusive antique silver box from the early 1900s measures 16 cm x 10 cm x 6 cm (6.30" x 4" x 2.36") and weighs 400 grams...
This is a marvelous silver box dated 1896 depicting a scene from the Greek mythology illustrating in detail Venus, the Greek goddess and her angels.
This antique silver box is large for its kind and era with a beautiful wood work interior and an uneven patina on the back.
It is truly a gem for any connoisseur antique collector and Greek mythology passionate.
Length 8 1/4 inches - 21 cm
Width 3 3/4 inches - 9.5 cm
Height 2 3/4 inch - 7 cm
Weight 874 grams
An unusual folding silver lorgnette with nose pads. In excellent condition including the glass, they come with their original case. Chain is sterling. A very interesting piece for the collector. The lenses measure 1.5" in diameter. Dates circa 1920
A very rare huanghuali wood Chinese "violin" called an erhu. The main body and neck are carved from a single piece of huanghuali wood, its top stretched with snake skin of beautiful patterning. The bottom of the main body has a sound hole with an openwork carving of a stylized "shou" character meaning longevity (this bottom panel is a separate piece of wood)...
A striking iron Soten School sukashi tsuba. On its openwork ground, samurai in full battle regalia with swords in hand spar near a river over rockwork, a flowing waterfall in the background. Gilt nunome zogan detailing throughout with high relief sculpting. Incised signature of Goshu Kikone Ju on front. This tsuba is in good condition with some minor rubbing to the gilt, commensurate with age and use.
Length: 3”, width: 2.75”
19th Century, Japan
Circa 1840, English porcelain Staffordshire quill pen holder depicting a confetti coleslaw nest with a dove protecting 2 hatchlings from a snake. The inkwell has one hole for the quill and is in excellent condition. Any imperfections are firing flaws, typical of early Staffordshire pieces. Measures about 2.5" high and 2.75" diameter.
English porcelain Staffordshire quill holder featuring a confetti coleslaw nest with 3 spotted eggs, a bird, and a green snake. The inkwell has one hole for a quill and is in excellent condition. Any imperfections are firing flaws, typical of early Staffordshire pieces. Measures about is 2.5" high and 2.75" diameter. Circa 1840.
Large English Staffordshire Bull Terrier ivory walking stick handle. Inset glass eyes, the ivory was skillfully carved to emphasize the strong, muscular body, and intense stare, both of which are characteristic of this sensitive and loving breed. Embossed collar is gold plated. The ivory handle is thick and has very good weight. Measuring 4.5 inches long. No chips. Circa late 19th England.