This little sewing implement is called an emery: steel needles and pins could be stuck into the velvet covered ends to be cleaned and sharpened. Made in Scotland circa 1870 the emery is in very good used condition with two tight splits on the tartan areas and minor losses to the velvet material. It measures 2-7/8 inches in circumference and 1-1/2 inches in length.
This small tartan egg is complete, with an interior spindle to hold threads and needles, including the cap for the needle chamber. It is in gently used condition, with minor scuffing and tartan loss and a small split in the chamber cap, which can be seen in the photos. Paper printed with the Sinclair tartan was carefully applied to form a blue six-pointed star at the broad end of the egg and a green six-pointed star at the pointed end...
This 6-3/4 inch tartan rule is in excellent condition except for missing its black label to identify the tartan - my best research picks Royal Stewart. It was made in Scotland in the last quarter of the 19th century (circa 1880), and its function would be to roll over blotted ink (rather than to measure); also it could be used to draw a short straight line. This is one solid piece of sycamore wood covered in the printed tartan paper.
This is a fantastic carved ivory horse head themed walking stick. This stick does show some signs of wear - a few cracks for a very old stick - 1886 according to the inscription on the collar. The inscription reads "Father, July 21st, 1886". Exotic wood shaft and horn ferrule. This stick measures 36 1/2" x 4 3/4" x 1 1/2". The handle itself is 4 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 2 1/4". The collar is 1 1/2" and the ferrule is 1 1/2" as well.
A miniature ironstone mold made in England by Minton in the 1800's, this size used for individual aspic novelties rather than for steamed puddings. In addition to the impressed Minton mark there is an impressed number mark (939?). The decorative motif is a quatrefoil or four-leaf clover. The mold is in good condition with a tight hairline. It measures about 1-3/4 inches in height and 3-1/8 by 2-1/8 inches across the top.
An ironstone mold made in England in the late 1800's or early 1900's that was used for steamed puddings. This mold has an attractive motif of a branch with leaves and fruit or possibly nuts that would decorate the top of the unmolded dessert. It is a heavyweight ironstone ceramic, indicating its date is late Victorian. The condition is excellent with no damage. The mold measures 4-1/4 inches in height and 6-1/2 by 5-5/8 inches across the top.
Offered is a very nice, late 19th century, pharmacy tool-of-the-trade. Prescription scales such as these were convenient, portable instruments often used for measuring medicine doses.
The hardwood case measures 10" L x 5.5" W x 2" H and is in very good condition sporting a wonderful patina. The drawer stores the scale components which easily attach to the top support. The scale does not evidence any maker's marks or labeling.
Offered are two, vintage, white ceramic, pharmacy pill tiles produced circa 1920. Each tile is priced separately.
Both pill tiles have identical marking on the back side as follows: "GERMANY" and "Trademark 'M' PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK".
The smaller tile measures 8" x 10" and is in excellent condition, priced at $165.00.
The larger tile measures 10" x 12" and is in nice condition with the exception of a small 1/2" chip on the top front edge. Priced at $145.00...
Offered are two, decorative, late 19th century, English, porcelain, dental tooth paste pot lid containers. They are priced separately with the ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE pot lid offered at $115.00, and the WOODS CHERRY TOOTH PASTE pot lid offered at $75.00.
The ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE pot lid measures about 3 inches in diameter, sports a marbled exterior and is in very nice condition with a few faint edge chips to the base. There is a slight variance in color between the top and base...
An extraordinary and large Scottish Hunting Horn etched all around with Stag hunting scenes and bound with massive brass collars with carrying rings. The horn is from a long haired Highland beast and is 32 ins. long on the curved surface. It is in good condition although there is some age cracking. It dates from the early 19th. century.
Offered is a wonderful, 19th century, cased, Homeopathic Doctor's Medicine Case. This small size container is covered in a black leather-like material and is embellished with a gold strip on top.
The interior houses twelve corked bottles that are embossed "OTIS CLAPP" on one side. Three bottles have minor chips on the lip and eight bottles sport labels on the neck. Five corks have printed names on top...
Offered is a scarce, vintage, boxed case of SS White Dental Burs from the 1920 era.
This awesome tool of the trade includes many unused burs housed in their original, individual boxes. A detailed, complete label is pasted on the interior lid and is in good condition.
The hardwood case measures 11" L x 5.5" W x 3" H and has wear to the finish commensurate with age and use.
This is a very appealing cobalt blue apothecary bottle measuring a diminutive 5.5" tall. The bottle sports an undamaged, label under glass style label with minor, unobtrusive paint separation.
Overall, there is no damage to the bottle. The base is embossed as follows: "Pat. APR 1889 - WTC APR 2".
An attractive bottle seldom found!
Wonderful old inkwell by Grey & Co., circa 1908. The inkwell features a heavy glass base with pen rest, and has a hinged sterling and tortoise shell lid. It measures 4 5/8" long x 2 3/4" wide x 2 1/4" tall. It is in good condition but has a tiny chip on the front right corner of the base (see photo).
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Historic District Antiques
LARGE ENGLISH TELESCOPE SIGNED BY JOHN DOLLAND OF LONDON
Measures: 93 cm L x 6 cm d...
Offered is a pair of fabulous, highly decorative, 19th century apothecary / pharmacy show globes that were recently acquired from an individual who has owned them since the early 1960s!
Both show globes sport hand-blown glass globes that are surrounded and adorned by very fancy, plated brass. Each globe measures 22 inches high from the bottom finial to the top. Inclusive of the chain hanger, the globes measure 36 inches from base finial to the tip of original hanger...
A Victorian or Edwardian Ladies Remontoir (10 Ruby) Pocket Watch with finely Enameled Dial and 18 Carat Gold Case. This watch was made in France during either the late 19th or early 20th Century, circa 1875-1910.
Condition: very good - there is minor age wear to the case; the dial is in excellent undamaged condition and the movement is in very good working order.
2.5cm (1 inch) diameter
Total weight: 21 grams (0.75 ounces)
A beauty of a Nautical Clock and Barometer Set by Seth Thomas
A previous owner has installed this Clock and Barometer Set on a "WHEEL" HOUSE PLAQUE
Dials are 4 inches
Spokes are 8.5 inches
Plaque is 19 inches in Width and 11 inches in Height
Ship Bells Movement
8 Day Movement.
A 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 very nice looking gold filled 1-5/8" pocket watch with a 1-1/4" movement. It was made in 1903 by the American Waltham Watch Company, it appears to be a size 6 Model 1890 (11 jewels) and the hunter case is attractively engraved. It has the same design on both sides and it has a script monogram on one side. The case is a Waltham Cashier 25 year hunter and the movement has the serial number 12285339...
Spectacular hour glass--actually sand measures about forty five minutes-tall enough to serve as side table-even has water rings on top to prove it-23 inches high-10.5 diameter-rare to find hour glass this large-no repairs or condition problem-it really workse
Contents not included
A fine quality writing box, beautifully fitted to home your personal stationary.
The decorated leather lid has a push fitting brass carrying handle, when open the underside has webbing to hold notes and envelopes.
Inside is a fitted tray containing a leather covered inkwell with a brass handle inscribed ‘Ink’ opposite, another similar inscribed ‘Light’ for matches. Both inscribed with gilt lettering ‘Berry’s Patent’...
The silver handle shows the friendly long eared animal dressed in a ringing parade harness with tassels, shells and bells. It is well modeled in high relief, hand chased and engraved in fine detail and fitted with an ebony faux sprig shaft and metal ferrule. Rarely encountered in such a beautiful quality, this charming cane survived in glorious condition and with all its original parts including a silver shield applied on the shaft with the engraved initials of its first owner under a coronet...
This is a very nice Bakelite parrot done in bright red. This stick has some extra flash with some leather tassels with beads at the end. This stick is in very good condition and measures 36 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". The handle itself measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". The Collar is very detailed and measures 2" and the ferrule is 3/4".
Elgin MASONIC Custom Dial to fit 12 size Elgin Waltham. Blue Lodge Masonic Order custom Dial. Created for the 1920s Elgin or Waltham Pocket Watch movement. Masonic Order symbols in place of figures created especially for the Masonic Members. Mint custom masonic dial only. Mint original condition...
Early 19thc pedestal mantel clock-inlaid wood-pedestals have ormolu bronze fittings on top and bottom of four Corinthian columns-17 inches high 9 inches wide and 5.25 inches deep-works marked-no key-working condition unknown-sold as is-has richly cast pendulum-minor wear to bronze fittings
This is a great carved bone frog stick. The frog features wonderful details and glass eyes. The stick measures 35" x 4 1/4" x 1" overall. The handle itself is 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 1". The collar is 1/4" and the ferrule is 1 1/2".
This is a fantastic walking stick featuring a carved bird done in ivory. This bird is not large - 5" tall by 1 1/2", but is very nicely carved with fine details. This delicate bird measures 35 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1" overall. The handle is 5" x 1 1/2" x 1". There is no collar and the ferrule is 1". This is a very nice stick!
This is a great frog carved out of tiger eye with a small hammered metal collar. The frog handle fits very nicely in your hand. An interesting and unique stick. This stick measures 36" x 4" x 2 1/4". The frog handle itself measures 1 1/2" x 4" x 2 1/4". The collar is about 1/8" and the ferrule is 1".
19th C. British Navy Fire Bucket Oak Brass Nautical Grog
English Oak Rope Handle Maritime
You are looking at what I believe is an English Navel Ship, Fire Bucket made in the early 19th century or earlier. This heavy dark Oak bucket is made from 8 panels of 4 inch wide wood. It is decorated on the front with brass letters, “FIRE”. It is bound with brass strips. It has an old twisted rope handle. It has a chipped label on the bottom, Parkhouse, Old Curiosity Shop, Plymouth, that is ma...
AN IMPORTANT AND UNUSUALLY LARGE NORTH EUROPEAN BELL-METAL CAULDRON, DATING C. 1650-1680.
A huge and finely executed cauldron in bell metal, which came to use earlier than brass in European cooking. Terrific concentric decoration, renaissance or gothic handles, standing on stylized animal paws and a makers mark or owners mark near one handle.
An early example of North European kitchen ware from the early period. There's not many surviving items in bell metal from this period in Europ...
One has a Stag handle with engraved nickel silver collar mounted on a fine whangee bamboo shaft. Circa 1920. The other has a Carved Horn Handle Dog's Head with teeth. Has a concealed steel probe or dagger inside shaft. Circa 1900. Condition (Very Good Condition). Size Largest" 26 - 1/2" L.
North American Folk Art cane with pig carved on the handle and a Federal Style Eagle on the shaft. All glass eyes are present. Circa 1840. Size; Overall length is 35 inches, minor cracks to the shaft.
Montezuma cane from Mexico City, Mexico. Has eagle with a snake in its mouth. It tells the story of how Mexico City was found and establish. Circa 1900.Size; Overall length of cane is 35 inches, no condition issues.
This cane is made of extremely strong hardwood and unfolds with the push of your thumb. The seats were made of canvas and rarely survive. Can be easily replaced. This model has a very clever mechanism. There have been more patents filed for seat canes than any other type of cane known. Pat. in 1860s. Condition (Excellent). Size 35" L.