A very rare wood and pewter bar caraffe or decanter with glass thermos liner and Swiss made musical movement which plays "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss. This item was designed by Aldo Tura for Macabo of Milan, Northern Italy, and made circa 1958.
Condition: excellent - there is a little rusting to the movement which is in good working condition; there are no damages and no repairs or restoration.
32cm (12.6 inches) high.
A very rare Lalique glass "le Heure Bleue" Eau de Cologne bottle produced by Guerlain, Paris, circa 1914.
Condition: excellent - no damages and with some of its original 'perfume'.
16.5cm (6.5 inches) high.
The Schlevogt and Hoffman Companies produced this Czech pressed art glass in the 1920-1940 period. The perfumes are Schlevogt and the mirror and brushes are Hoffman. Perfumes are 5.25 x 3.25 inches and 6.25 x 3.50 inches. Mirror is 15 x 6.25 inches, brushes are 10.75 x 3 inches and 6.50 x 2.50 inches. Stopper with chip, other wise excellent condition.
Asian lamp with carved figure in soapstone or possibly jade, mounted on a carved base possible granite or other natural stone. It was mounted as a lamp originally. It recently has been added to a verde green base with new hardware and electric elements. The figure and its base are in original vintage condition. I have listed it as pre 1960 but it easily could be 20's or 30's. The lamp measures 23.5" to the top of the custom finial, 11.5" to the top of the figure, the base is 5" wide...
Stunning antique Art Deco handbag with a beaded design of a Jazz musician mouse (Mickey Mouse?) playing a double bass, made 1930’s. The double-sided bag is constructed of various beads with some being iridescent. It measures 20 cm high and 15 cm wide. The condition is excellent with no loss of beads and the interior material is also in excellent condition. The popper catch is rusty due to the bags age, please see last photograph. The photographs show the bag from both sides...
A Set of Vintage Octagonal Eglomise Plaques
The plaques are paired up and joined by metal rings. Each plaque is framed in an elegant gold tone frame. The plaques of black glass are decorated from the reverse with Neo-Classical designs.
Size: 7 ¼” diameter (each plaque) 15 ¼” high (for one pair)
Condition: Excellent, minor wear
A wooden shadow box containing a model 1908 Mercedes Grand Prix racecar figure, as well as newspaper articles, race flags, spark plug and other items pertaining to that particular race car. The items inside seem to be old but the wooden case would suggest a 50's time period of construction. This box measures approx. 20-1/2 " long x 11" height. There are some dings in the edges of the box but the glass and interior are in perfect shape.
Gatefold, a page larger than the others in a magazine or book,bound so it could be unfolded and opened out like a gate. Well that is a dictionary definition, but the reality was a little different. Esquires gatefolds for the most part used only two pages, unlike Playboy's centerfold that uses three pages of the centerfold. The benefit of Esquires approach is no staple holes in the picture, only a page fold...
Early to Mid 29TH Century Pair of Wonderful Architectural Columns Engravings. No doubt these were part of a large set. Very nicely framed. Size of each frame is 18 1/2" X 21". One framed is titled DV PORTIQVE DV PANETHEON A ROME and the other is titled DV TEMPLE DE VESTA A ROME. Both are matted nicely and the framing quality is Excellent.
Measurements: 4" diameter x 1 3/8" depth
c. A very French style (Louis XVI?) design dating from the early 1900's. In very good, unpolished condition, with original, undamaged cushioned velvet lining.
The delicate miniature portrait and the pink, marbled background are both lithographed onto celluloid. The metal is gilt over a base metal - probably copper.
Outstanding design detail of floral swags and bows.
No damages or repairs...
A black and silver metal mesh evening bag, 1930's, probably French. Zig-Zag pattern, lock with chain and a transparent glass bead, White, ring-shaped plastic handle. Length:"8 ¾/ 22 cm. Condition: fine.
Gorgeous deco Whiting and Davis mesh purse, featuring double walled round armor mesh. The purse features a double layer of metallic silver mesh, with a floral pattern in blue, orange and yellow. Great enamel fringe, also in orange and blue. Mesh is in very good condition; a few dropped links at the frame terminals; only two fleabites to enamel panels on frame, but silver metal is worn, Twist chain handle. Measures 6 3/4” from clasp to bottom.
Fabulous rare victorian gold mesh vanity purse with a unique square shape and mirror inside. It is gold plate and in very good condtion. Lovely sapphire cabachon clasp. Some discoloration to mirror. It measures almost 8" from tip of purse frame to bottom of purse excluding the tassle. Hallmarked Armor Mesh and an M in a diamond.
This is a vintage Chinese hand mirror made of a silvered metal. Made about 1920's. Inlaid with real turquoise and large coral cabochon. The handle of a carved jade belt hook in the form of a chi dragon, made earlier than the mirror (1900 or earlier).
Good condition, some loss to the mirror silvering. Length 8 inches.
1976 Etched crystal bell with a metal bird handle, with etched detail about the base of the bell. It stands 6" high and circumference is about 2-3/4" and is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or other damage.
Asprey & Co Silver Plate Cocktail Shaker in the form of a Ship's Lantern, C.1940. The Lantern with turned wood swing handle, internal strainer, stopper and cup as cover; red glass liner for `Port'. Marked on base A & Co Asprey London 6331 Made in England Reg No 862460. Height: 10.5 inches (excluding handle). Later custom fitted box