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...
Rare 17thc bronze astrolabe used in early navigation replaced later by sextant-6 inches high-4 inches wide-minor wear and oxidation-center brass screw possible replacement-has intricate engraving on both sides-real thing
One of the most beautiful and unusual clocks I've ever had the pleasure to sell, this marble and bronze clock was made by Vincenti et Cie. in France, and was a silver and bronze medal winner according to the marks on the back of the works. It was made in the middle part of the 19th century, and measures 22 1/2" tall x l7" wide x 9" deep...
This is a very attractive pair of small silver handled sewing scissors by Theodore Foster & Bros. Co of Providence, Rhode Island. The silver handles are decorated with a swirling arrangement of shells and scrolls and are in very good condition. They are stamped with the initials "F & B" and "STERLING". The blades are steel, which has a very small amount of tarnish, and one point has been slightly bent. The overall length is 80mm and the width is 43mm. C1900.
This is a marvelous set of six vintage sterling silver and gilt teaspoons, all beautifully decorated with colorful enamel and placed in a vintage, original, and custom made box decorated with a soft beige velour textile.
Each spoon is a work of art with a unique enamel color on the handle...
This is a magnificent set of six vintage sterling silver and gilt teaspoons made by the famous Norwegian Goldsmith Jacob Ulrich Torstrup (1779–1860), all beautifully decorated with colorful enamel and placed in a vintage box decorated with a black velour textile. The box is not original but each spoon fits perfectly in its place.
Each spoon is a work of art with a unique enamel color on the top and handle. The hallmarks of the maker, J. Torstrup, Sterling, Norway are visible on reverse...
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE ANTIQUE MINIATURE CRYSTAL BEADED HANDLED BASKET FOR FRENCH FASHION DOLLS!
This GORGEOUS little gem will be coveted by your most PAMPERED POUPEE as a decorative centerpiece for her dining room table or sideboard, or as an accessory item to accompany her while gathering fruits or flowers!
The basket measures a DIMINUTIVE 1 3/4" tall to the top of it's container, 3 1/2" tall including it's CENTER HANDLE, is approximately 3 1/4...
Lovely line marker used in Chinese building construction with, China’s most famous poet, Li Po daydreaming between two pots of wine carved on the side. Complete with no damage and still functional. Circa late Qing Dynasty- this is third one I have ever seen outside of a museum and the only one with Li Po. L: 14cm/5.5in and H: 6cm/2.4in.
Impressive late Victorian silver-mounted horn-handled treen walking stick or cane. The horse hoof-form handle over silver collar hallmarked London, 1892, maker's mark indistinct, to a tapering shaft with brass ferrule, 34", (86cm) long. Condition Report; Some tarnishing/wear to silver collar, otherwise good.
Impressive 19th century gilt metal-topped treen walking stick or cane. The mushroom top with a relief mask over entwined serpent, to a tapering shaft, 33.5", (85cm) long. Condition Report; Missing ferrule.
Fine Victorian horn-handled novelty walking stick or cane. Modelled as the head of a greyhound or whippet, with glass eyes, to a metal collar and rootwood shaft, 33.5", (85cm) long. Condition Report; Later rubber ferrule. Minor losses to top edge of metal collar.
A namban iron tsuba, octagonal in form and ingeniously overlaid in the rogin style. Pursuing the sacred tama, stylized dragons are superimposed upon its intricate scrollwork, the seppa dai and hitsu ana foliated with a cross-hatching design. This intriguing tsuba is in good condition with some wear to the iron visible along the edge – expected - because of its age and usage.
Length: 3”, width: 2.75”
19th Century, Japan
This late 19th century ladies porcelain travelling inkwell is decorated with a band of (now faded) orange lustre, bordered top and bottom with two black bands. Above this is a band of hand painted flowers which is also featured on the top of the lid. The lid and body are connected by a gilt brass collar, with the gilding slightly worn. There is a small firing crack to the lid and a crack to the inner rim of the well. It stands 70mm high and has a diameter of 78mm. Possibly French.
Very well carved ivory erotic dress cane-Ca. 1900-Ivory crook handle depicting the intimate organ of a man, well streaked and richly colored rosewood shaft with a slender beaded silver wire ring collar and a stag horn ferrule. Size; Handle is H. 4 ¼” x 3 ¼”, overall length is 37 inches. Condition Report; Condition is consistent with age.
Impressive carved ivory Owl container cane-Ca. 1890-Well and micro carved owl perched on a book over a larger cylindrical stem, well figured malacca shaft and a stag horn ferrule. The owl shows the typical flat face with large forward-facing eyes and conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye, ear-holes with upright feathers, a hawk-like beak. It pulls out to reveal a cavity in the cylindrical stem which might have been intended for snuff tobacco or drugs. Size; Handle is H...
Finely crafted Ivory Lion Cane-Ca. 1880-L-shaped ivory handle carved in the taste of the Roman statuary with a large lion mask and Vitruvian scrolls. Malacca shaft with a metal collar and an ivory ferrule. Used but not abused, this cane boasts a powerful presence and aged well and with a uniform and glazed patina. Size; Handle is H. 6” x 4 ¾”, overall length is 34 ¼ inches.
Very well crafted Ebony and Ivory Dress Cane-Ca. 1870-Longer and straight ivory handle topped by a widening integral pommel finely engraved with acanthus leaves centered by an inset mother of pearl roundel on a superbly figured Makassar ebony shaft with a metal ferrule. Size; Handle is H. 3 ½” x 1 ¼”, overall length is 35 ¼ inches, great condition.
. Warthog Ivory Figural Cane-Ca. 1900-Large warthog tooth carved with a large aquatic reptile which could be a crocodile or a varan, ebony shaft with a bound leather collar and a stag horn ferrule. The animal has an impressive head with two inset glass eyes, powerful jaws and a body with thick and scaly skin and mighty claws. Size; Handle is H. 5 ¼” x 2 ¾”, overall length is 37 ½ inches, no condition issues noted.