Tiny 19th century carved bone needle sewing case. The piece measures 2 1/2 inches tall and ia spproximately 3/8 of an inch wide. The threading works smoothly and the top is easy to remove and replace. The case contains several needles but I am unsure of the age of the needles. The finish on the case is very smooth and feels polished, possibly for use over time.
This piece came from the same estate as the bone rouge pot I have also listed in my shop...
A superb, unusual vintage Georgian whiskey or ale cask figural string holder c1800s-30s. String was a valuable and useful item in the Georgian home, and this holder could also have held embroidery thread for sewing. Made of beautifully figured rosewood with a great patina and trimmed with gilt brass bands held with hand made nails, this string dispenser has a detailed brass spigot through which the string emerges...
Masterwork Japanese Lacquer kettle for sake circa 1875-1920. Painted with bamboo, chrysanthemum, sakura, and iris. Excellent condition, really a jewel and the best one I have seen froths period. ,17 centimeters long including spout, diameter 13 cm, height 16cm. Superb Condition.
Probably American, restored.
The base of this early Victorian sewing reel stand and pincushion is veneered with a geometric pattern and the scalloped edge features contrasting light and dark timber. It stands 160mm high, the width of the base is 175mm, it rests on three round brass feet and the reel pins are brass. The base has warped, but because of the three feet it it still stable. It has retained its original patina but has lost a piece of veneer, as can be seen in the photos. C1840.
A 19th century Scottish napkin ring, made of sycamore wood and decorated with the Cameron tartan. It is in excellent condition and has the typical name label, which in this case is very tiny. The ring measures 2 inches in diameter.
An uncommon tartan napkin ring made of wood and covered with printed paper, from Scotland and dating to circa 1870. This ring is in mint condition, measures 2 inches in diameter.
A wooden napkin ring made in Scotland circa 1860, covered with paper printed with the Prince Charlie tartan, and bearing the typical label. The ring is in nearly untouched condition with no nicks or tears, measures 2 inches in diameter.
'Horagai', a large conch shell used for religious purposes by Buddhist monks or as a signal for samurai, as the only traditional lip-vibrated instrument found in Japan.
Fitted with a wooden mouthpiece covering with black lacquer as an old type, in working condition if you can blow.
A Japanized form of the vibration and its undulation, as also a decorative essence.
Set of architect's drawing instruments of 'K. Hattori & Co Manufacturs' circa early 20th century,
which is the initial company of 'Seiko' of today (before naming as 'K...
Some times great things come in small packages. Offered is a graphically appealing 1920 patent medicine sporting a wonderful label. This unwrapped tonic bottle measures about 3.5 inches and like many patent medicines claims to treat more than one condition. If you need a blood and nerve or anemia remedy, this is it.
The label is complete, a bit faded in one area (red printed portion) but otherwise sports great lithography.
An unusual find for those who collect narcotic bottles. This circa 1920s Opium hypodermic tablet boxed medicine is a nice find. There are 2 remaining vials that sport complete labels as seen. The box measures around 3 inches and has a label marked PANTOPON 'Roche'.
The vials are empty.
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE FRENCH MINIATURE ORMOLU SEWING EGG ETUI WITH TINY 14K GOLD THIMBLE!
We hardly EVER come across these wonderful miniature items, as they are coveted by both collectors of antique FASHION DOLLS as well as antique SEWING EPHEMERA , and this RARE and TINY set was acquired with several AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE Fashion accessories that came in their original trunk, some of which we will offering for sale shortly, so please check o...
Offered is a terrific large Eli Lilly circa 1910 - 1920s Diamond Antiseptic pharmacy poison bottles. The taller corked example measures about 5 inches high and are the more scarce as compared to the 3.5 inch example.
The bottle is corked, unused and sport as complete label. It is 3 sided, ribbed on the edge and embossed with the word POISON on the back. No damage. A wonderful find. Priced Large = $35.00
*** There is only one bottle left. ***
A large solid teak rudder from a Mekong River cargo barge.
Excellent condition with all metal fittings.
Original auspicious symbols including a "navigating eye"
Comlete with a custom steel stand.
Rare deep water Diver helmet .
Very fine original condition with only minor abrasions and natural metal patination .
Size : 35/40/44 cm , weight 16 kg
Helmet have an inscription in japanese .
Offered is a scarce group of 4 early 20th century pharmacy narcotic vials which are being offered separately. Each vial measures approximately 3 inches long sporting complete labels and are all empty. The Lilly morphine and Dilaudid vials retain their narcotic tax labels.
Cocaine $45.00 - Morphine $40.00 Dilaudid $40.00
Having a locking option, 13,5" x 5" x 11,5"