A vintage George III gilt brass and intaglio glass seal fob c1780-1800. This 1-3/16" high desk writing accessory features an inset intaglio carved carnelian glass portrait of the King. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than the expected dirt and manufacturing irregularities seen in hand made items of this age, and the loss of most of the gilding of which some traces remain. An interesting artifact...
Normally fish sets like this are either sterling silver or silver plate. This set is coin silver (I tested them with a silver test kit's nitric acid and the blades are solid coin silver). Another feature that makes them unique is that the silver openwork, the silver engraving and the eagles engraved on the ivory are all hand done, this makes each knife truly unique. From the hall mark stamped onto each knife they were made by William Hutton & Sons of Sheffield England between 1886 to 1893...
These 3 traditional Chinese spoons were used for spooning out powdered herbs and other ingredients when mixing Chinese medicines. The spoon pictured in the middle is bone and the 2 on either side on it are wood. They are a nice ethnographic artifact of former time and place
Neolithic polished stone adze from Southeast Asia and we commonly used during the bronze age and some were placed as mortuary offerings. Size: L. 13 cm. W. 8.5cm.
Condition: Normal chips along the edges.
Iran, 19th century, polychrome on lacquered papier-mache, with rounded ends and sliding tray, painted with a vertical composition of a woman in a field, the sides feature a continuous, repeated depiction of two figures in a landscape, the black base with gilt decoration, fitted with a silvered inkwell, lg. 8 1/2 in. Condition Report; Minor cracking and general wear.
Persian, 19th century, polychrome on lacquered papier-mache, with rounded ends and sliding tray, the top of box painted with a central cartouche of a figure holding a teacup, with two pairs of cartouches each depicting a bird and a deer, the sides with vignettes of landscapes and hares, the black base with gilt decorations, lg. 8 1/4. Condition Report; Minor cracking and general wear.
A 19th Century American coin silver pocket fruit knife.
Dimensions closed: 3 1/4"
Dimensions open: 5 1/2" long
Condition: very good. Looks crisp and clean
This is an antique temperature guage made for Ford Motor company in the early 1920’s. Hermann Schlaich invented this radiator thermometer to solve a nagging issue that all drivers of that time had. Whenever the driver needed to know how hot their radiator was, they actually had to get out of their vehicles in order to read the thermometer. This brilliant invention allowed them to read the temperature from the comfort of the driver’s seat...
Circa 1890 Antique English Sterling crumber made in Sheffield. English silver mark on back A & D S. This Crumber features Beautiful Engraving with a un-monogramed crest and a exquisitely carved bone handle. The end of handle has a mark-- P75139. Overall length is 14 1/2". Excellent Condition.
This lovely Victorian ink stand depicts a six point stag on a naturalistic base mounted on to a
decorative base with four splayed feet decorated with fierce male faces, two removable lidded glass inkwells.
The silver plating shows signs of wear but does not detract from the utter charm of the piece.
The six matching point stag quill stand compliments this nice set.
Size: ink stand 18cm by 13cm Quill stand: 12.5cm tall.
Offered is a fabulous, appealing, four drawer, late 19th century, pharmacy label cabinet!
This very well-made, heavy, wooden cabinet sports small, typed labels on the front of the cabinet above each large drawer indicating the label contents of that particular drawer. Each individual drawer contains 18 compartments, most of which continue to retain their original labels from the early, B.O. Heath Pharmacy, Rochester, New York...
The long handle composed of an art nouveau pattern of intricate ribbon and azalea pattern leading to a flower shaped end marked by an azalea. The large, petal shaped bowl was originally lined with gold and is perfect for serving fruit. There are no maker’s markings on the piece, but the Azalea patterning is distinctly Blackinton Sterling. The verso is marked “STERLING” and “PAT...
Remarkably well-preserved, this fine relic of the Napoleonic Wars was made by an imprisoned sailor on one of the prison ships (pontons) in Britain. It boasts a pair of under-glass (sous-verre) paintings of a Directoire dandy (un Incroyable) and a fashionable woman (une Merveilleuse) of the late Eighteenth Century on its sliding covers, which enclose the set of tiles. Bone with wooden secondary elements.Minor chips and one old corner repair...
Circa 1850 Lustre Ware Pitcher in Excellent Condition. Measures 3 1/2" In Height. The opening diameter is 3 3/4" and the Base Measures 3 1/2". Fresh out of a house that had five (5) Luster Ware Pitchers. This one is the BEST. The others will be sold in Lot of FOUR.
Back in the day, folks would often purchase eye exam kits by mail order. The kits came with directions and the individual would take the measurements and send the details back to the company for their prescription eyeglasses to be made.
This instrument dated 1928 has survived in very nice condition sporting a miniature paper optical chart. The wooden tool measures about 11.5 inches, complete with a good optical lens and functions like new.
This lovely late Victorian walking stick was and still is the perfect accessory. The stamped sterling silver repoussé handle is extremely long, measuring 7" long x 1 1/2", and bears a beautiful period monogram CHH. The handle tops a slender ebony shaft and bi-metal tip. This stick measures 35 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". The ferrule measures 1".
-A 2 inches round ivory knob cane, rosewood shaft and a 3 ¼” brass ferrule. Overall length of cane is 36 inches, in good condition.
Finely Carved Ivory Dachshund Cane-19th Century-Ivory Sunday golfer with a dachshund front part on one side and his back part on the other to give the impression that the canine goes through the handle. Ebony shaft with an ivory-ferrule. Size; the handle measures 1 3/4"H x 3 1/4" W and overall length of cane is 35 3/4 inches, good condition with some age hairlines.