This very attractive early nineteenth century inlaid rosewood veneer desk set stands 72mm high, is 240mm long and 140mm wide. The base for the veneer appears to be mahogany. Internally there is a central lidded cavity with an ivory knob, flanked by two glass inkwells and in front of the inkwells are two spaces, one lidded, for pens. The two internal lids appear to be replacements. The top folding lid has warped slightly...
Sitting on a footed champleve enamel and ormolu base is a moulded slab of onyx, upon which rests another small slab of onyx set in a collar of champleve enamel and atop this is the champleve enamel and ormolu lidded inkstand. The main slab of onyx features a groove on either side as a pen rest. It stands 135mm high, is 225mm long and 130mm wide. The white porcelain inkwell is a replacement, but it is an antique one. There is a small bit of damage to one corner of the onyx as shown in the photo...
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE SET OF 4 ANTIQUE/VINTAGE COBALT BLUE GLASS & RHINESTONE BUTTONS!
This DRAMATIC SET would appeal to both collectors of antique SEWING EPHEMERA as well as to ANTIQUE DOLL enthusiasts who would delight in using these decorative buttons as FASHIONABLE STATEMENTS on a Bebe's coat or even hat: these are even pretty enough to stand on their own!
The buttons measure approximately 3/4" in diameter across the front, 5/8" across the b...
Offered is a stunning silver hand chased repoussé work of dragon design depicting in detail the body, scale, and claws of a dragon beautifully sitting on a on a top or a cover.
This marvelous Chinese top/cover is from the late 19th to early 20th century. It is nicely toned and in excellent condition.
It weighs 72 grams and measures 88.5 cm or 3 1/4 inches.
Offered is marvelous and rare spectacle/eyeglasses case depicting in very fine repoussé incredible floral and foliate decoration on case. A long link chain with decorated cast silver clip is attached to the main case.
A beautiful original dark purple velvet lining embellishes the interior of the glass case.
The case is made of solid sterling silver with present hallmark as "Sterling 2116" on the reverse of the brooch...
Offered is a beautiful large vintage sterling silver salt shaker standing tall on four legs, hallmarked Sterling 925, with three series of holes for convenience.
This magnificent vintage Mexican shaker is lightly toned and in excellent condition.
It measures 17.5 cm or approx. 7 inches and weighs 264 grams.
This attractive pin cushion was a souvenir from the 1862 International Exhibition in London. Measuring 52mm (or 2 inches) in diameter it features a portrait of Queen Victoria on the front, whilst the reverse shows a depiction of the building, it's cost and dimensions. It would have hung from the waist on a ribbon or chatelaine.
This is a fantastic Ca. 1860 pommel shaped handle walking stick. This stick features a continuous panel with deep and lively carving that depicts two hunting dogs against a tree background. The carving is very detailed indeed! This stick has a malacca shaft with ivory eyelets and a braided loop. This very well cared for stick measures 35 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". The handle itself measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". The ferrule is an impressive 5".
This is a wonderful all ivory walking stick that features a Pharaoh for a handle. This simple but elegant stick measures 35 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 1". The handle itself measures 3" x 1 1/2" x 1".
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!