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.
Buttock Erotic Cane-Ca. 1890-L-shaped erotic ivory handle with the backside of a woman deeply carved on its vertical stem, malacca shaft a slender turned ivory collar and a long stag horn ferrule. A one-of-a-kind erotic which has that touch of eccentricity that never goes amiss and praised by striking character lines to the ivory handle. Size Handle is H. 3 ½” x 2 ½”, overall length 36 ¾ inches. No imperfections noted.
Impressive Silver Art Nouveau Dress Cane-Ca. 1910-Long silver handle topped by a tapering loop ending with a flower, ebony shaft and a metal ferule. The upswept petals of the flower show some traces of gilding and speak for a cyclamen, and, the floral twig with buds applied on the vertical stem hints in that direction as well. German hallmarks. Size; Handle is H. 7” x 3”, overall length 36 ¼ inches. Great condition.
Feminine Silver Dress Cane-Ca. 1890-Silver handle hand chased and engraved with various panels of different flowers, scrolls and shells on its stretching stem and with a crown of flowers on the round and flattened knob, mahogany shaft and a copper ferrule. Superb condition. Size; Handle is H. 3” x 1”, overall length 40 ½ inches.
Antique Silver Dress Cane-Ca. 1880-Long, vertical and tapering silver handle totally hand chased and engraved with scrolls, foliage and blooms, coco palm wood shaft and a brass ferrule. An exceptional size paired with a high relief and fine surface detail make of this scepter-like Anglo-Indian Kutch cane a desirable and first rate collectible. Size; Handle is H. 7 ¼” x 1”, overall length is 35 ¼ inches, no condition issues noted.
Ivory Figural Cane-Ca. 1880-Ivory knob carved to depict the head of a young girl with chubby face and long hear wearing a riding cap, plain turned metal collar, mahogany shaft and a stag horn ferrule. Delightful child portraiture and emphasized by a century old patina. Size; Handle is H. 2” x 1 ¼”, overall length is 39 ¾ inches. Condition is consistent with age.
Well crafted Ivory French Bulldog Cane-Ca. 1890-Opera shaped handle carved with a prone French Bulldog. The canine shows all the characteristics of the breed and has cut ears and tail. A slightly cartooned approach to the carving as well as two dark red eyes inset wide apart lend it charm and vivacity. The handle aged well with a smooth surface and uniform, natural patina and comes on a dark rosewood shaft with a plain silver collar and a horn ferrule. Possibly French. Size; Handle is H...
Ivory and Mother of Pearl Cane-Ca. 1900-Straight ivory handle fashioned in a flattened shape with faux sprig and applied with a cavorting Cupid among engraved floral. Ebony shaft with a metal collar and an ivory ferrule. Delicate and decorative feminine of a most likely French origin-H. 4” x ¾”, overall length is 38 ¾ inches, good condition.
Finely crafted Ivory Cat and Mouse Cane- Ca. 1900. A carved ivory cat atop what appears to be a tree trunk which is about to jump upon a large rat, gold filled lower handle engraved “Mrs. Captain. G.” exotic wood shaft, brass ferrule. Size; H- 1 1/8” x 2 ½”, overall length is 34 ¼ inches. Condition Report; Very good condition.
Stag Snake Cake- Ca. 20th century- An expert carving of a snake entwined on a deer antler, signed sterling collar, beautiful snake-wood shaft and a 3“ stage ferrule. Size; H- 4 ¼“ x 3“. overall length is 36 inches. Condition Report; Excellent condition.
Well crafted antique ivory Dress Cane- Ca. 1875- A high relief carved handle with belt buckle collar, probably also used as a riding crop but cane length, malacca shaft and 4” ivory ferrule H- 5 ½” x ¾” O.L- 36”
This is a pair of antique silver Dutch salt and pepper shakers in form of a young girl and a boy statue dressed beautifully in their traditional attires. The shakers have 800 silver stamp on their feet with an overall delightful old patina and in excellent condition for their age relating to 1920s. Their feet are conveniently movable to pour salt and pepper.
This lovely set of Dutch shakers has the following dimensions and weight:
This very attractive sterling silver ink stand was made by John Grinsell & Sons of London in 1895. The hallmarks on the front of the base are slightly worn, but the marks on the other components are very crisp as can be seen in the photos below. All pieces in this inkstand are marked-the candlestick and its sconce as well as the pierced enclosures containing the ink wells and their lids...
This is a great walking stick with a silver top that pulls out to reveal a sword. With a fancy monogram on the top, this very handsome stick has a briggs sword blade that measures 17 1/2" long. The stick itself measures 37 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". The collar is 1/8". The ferrule is 1 1/4". the handle is 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".
This is a great "Tipplers" walking stick from the late 19th Century. A nice firm example with both glass and tube, copper handle and collar, maple shaft and an iron ferrule. Used to carry ones beverage on a walk! This stick measures 36" x 1" x 1". The inside glass vile is 15". The glass topper is 2 1/2". The handle itself is 1" x 1" x 1", and the ferrule is 1" as well.
This is a wonderful silver handle mermaid walking stick that pulls out to reveal a sword. Great detail and design on the mermaid. The sword is 19" long. The stick measures 34" x 3 1/2" x 1". The handle is 3" x 3 1/2" x 1". The ferrule is 1". A really unusual stick!
This is a great sword walking stick that features an alligator as the handle. The blade on this stick is 14 5/8". The stick itself measures 34 1/4' x 4" x 1 5/8". The horn tip is 5/8".
This is a great carved ivory walking stick that is also a sword stick. The blade of this sword is 25 1/4" long. The stick itself measures 36 1/2" x 4 1/8" x 1 3/4". The ferrule is ivory and measures 3/8".
This is a great carved ivory cockatoo that is also a sword. The blade is 26 1/2" long. Notice the wonderful carving and glass eyes of the bird. This stick measures 36" x 3 1/2" x 1 5/8". The ferrule is 5/8" and is also ivory.