Carved ivory okimono of a Japanese peddler with a pack slung over his back and carrying a fish. Probably Meiji period. Fine detailing to his facial features, to the two rats, and to the patterns on his clothing. Excellent condition. Size: 7 inches ht. (excluding wooden stand). Artist signed on under side of base.
Exceptional Irish sterling silver baluster form coffee pot by silversmith William Williamson, Dublin. Circa 1752-1754. Size: 10.75 inches ht. x 9.5 inches across spout x 4.5 inches in diameter. Approx. 30.5 troy ounces total weight, including wooden scroll handle. Excellent condition, no repairs. Hallmarks struck near the handle, including a maker's mark (somewhat rubbed), figure of Hibernia and crowned Irish harp...
George III sterling silver sauceboat by famous English female silversmith Hester Bateman. London. 1783. Serrated rim with flying scroll handle and supported on three hoof feet. Engraved with a family crest of an arm dexter holding wheat. Size: 5 1/2 inches length x 3 1/2 inches ht. x 3 1/8 inches depth. Condition: one foot slightly bent. No repairs. Legible hallmarks on underside. 5.71 troy ounces.
A Pair of Large Brass Renaissance Revival Candelabra. Dimensions; 16.5" high x 7" wide x 5" deep (at the base); weight, a substantial 120 ounces, total. American, circa 1880; no mark.
Ornate plique a jour translucent enamel coffee spoon in unmarked gilt silver. Probably Norwegian. Early 20th century. The bowl decorated in polychrome enamels with a blue enamel border and with a foliate and berry center that mirrors the floral enamel finial. Condition: missing a portion of one cell in the enamel border of the bowl. Size: 4.75 inches.
Plique a jour enamel and gilt sterling silver coffee spoon by Norwegian silversmith David Andersen. Circa 1924-1937. Size: 4.5 inches. This delicate spoon is fashioned in gilded sterling silver with a shaded, translucent enamel bellflower finial. It is hallmarked with the .925 sterling stamp and with an early stamp of David Andersen. Excellent condition.
Gilt silver and plique a jour enamel hors d'oeuvre fork by the famous Norwegian silversmith Marius Hammer. Circa 1890-1930. Size: 4.5 inch length. Condition: some minor lines and nicks in the enamel. This small two-tined fork has a twisted gilt silver stem, with a finial decorated in shaded, translucent enamels in the form of red berries and leaves that shade from blue to green. Hallmarked on the tines with the initials of Marius Hammer and the .900 silver standard.
This wonderful Durand vase has an intricate coil pattern in gold against a white background. It dates to circa 1915 and is form number 1720 as referenced in Meschi, Durand The Man and His Glass on page 166. The vase stands just over 10" high and is 4" at its widest point. It is in excellent condition and has no chips or cracks. Fire polished rim and polished pontil.
An extremely fine vase reminiscent of the Cytisus pattern by Loetz, but in a decorated decor on a Mandarin Red base glass. The vase stands 4" high and is 3" at its widest. Its in excellent condition with a fire polished rim and polished pontil. Possibly contemporary by the likes of Charles Lotton.
Wonderful vintage mannequin from France. Linen covered body has some staining and tears, this beauty has been used, but has a lot of life left in her. Nothing to detract from the charm of this vintage dressform. Circa 1900's, it rests on a rare ribbed-style stand. Overall a wonderful decorative (or usable!) piece. Stands just over 5 feet (can extend up). Body is 31" long, waist is 27" around, bust 32" hips 34".
This beautifully decorated gold aurene on calcite vase, c.1915. American in origin, it's most likely made by one of the major glass companies such as Steuben or Quezal. The vase is in fine condition with no chips or cracks. Fire polished rim and polished pontil. It measures 7 1/2" tall and is about 4" at its widest.
Beautiful vintage double sided school poster from France - was used in classroom for lessons circa 1940's-50's. In good overall condition for its age - some edgewear & light scuffs, light yellowing - nothing major. Also marked "Editions Rossignol Montmorillon Vienne." This is poster #9/10 "Les Fruits" & "La Graine". Measures 35-1/2" x 29-1/2" (90cm x 75cm).
This is a very dainty miniature basket made of the celebrated Japanese Hirado porcelain. The basket has a double bale handle that slants slightly to one side. Both ends have relief Hirado blue butterflies applied. On two sides of the main body of the basket there are large relief mums with Hirado blue leaves. As is almost every the case for Hirado pieces with applied relief mums, there are a couple of the petals that have chipped ends...
This vase is a very fine example of Durand's blue hanging hearts done on a base of gold lustre, c.1915. Signed on the underside of the foot "Durand 2028 1/2 - 8". The vase is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. It has a polished pontil and fire polished rim. The vase stands 8 1/4" tall and is about 3 1/4" at its widest point. It may be referenced in Meschi's book Drand The Man and His Glass.
Hand carved sterling silver dinner bell designed and signed (c.1940's) by Taxco, Mexico artist William Spratling(1900-67). 3 1/2" tall X 1 3/4" wide. Mayan design on both front and back. Beautiful condition with no dents or dings. Fully hallmarked with Spratling's 1940'S mark and STERLING. Featured in the recent museum exhibit WILLIAM SPRATLING AND THE MEXICAN SILVER RENAISSANCE and pictured on p. 230 of the museum catalog by Penny Morrill...