Offered is an extremely RARE, 19th century, cast-brass, coffin fitting that has been very finely modeled in the form of the head of an African-American man. The man's bust is surrounded by a funerary wreath of flowers. Exquisite detailing! Height is 2.5 inches. Wonderful condition!
German imperial military bronze with profile of Federick the IInd, the last grand duke of Baden-obverse has words FUR VIERDIENST centered in laurel wreath-silk ribbon has soiling, otherwise no condition problems-early 20thc before WWI
Detailed model of the ship Amerigo Vespucci.
32 x 47 inches. Circa 1895 By Paolo Henri. An authentic turn of the century vintage stone lithographic bicycle poster. This image is also available in a small yellow colored format. An invaluable period piece with wonderful illustrations and instant appeal for the product. Please feel free to contact us to view the yellow version...we will be happy to send you a photo of that poster which is also for sale. Both are in excellent condition and preserved and archivally mounted on linen.
Commemorative Medal. French Historic Figure. Dated 1816. Reads: J. Benigne Bossuet. Ne a Dijon en MDCXXVII . Mort en MDCCIV. Reverse: Galerie Metallique des Grands hommes Francais.
Statue with function. Solid cast iron 'stove pieces' served (ca 1860)to radiate heat. Overall height 13", round base 4" diameter. Weighs approx 20 lbs.
This is an attractive, quality order-presumed military-worn on the neck or chest as sash-origin is unknown-medal is gilt bronze with blue enamel-profile of unknown bearded gentleman-obverse is plain=hole in medal to pin to stabilize when worn-3 inches in diameter- blue silk ribbon in tatters-medal no condition problems
In this outstanding example of early stone lithography, a hotel summons vacationers to enjoy their facilities. The circa 1890's poster by Trianon is linen backed, measures 29" x 41" and is in excellent condition.
A beautiful antique Tunbridge Ware sewing box with implements. Completely inlaid with a tumbling blocks design on the top, and a floral design around the base of the box. Truly an exceptional piece. The inside of the lid has a fancy Tunbridge Ware design border with a crinkled velvet center.
There are Tunbridge Ware fittings on the inside of the box which provide covers for the various sections...
The Koummya is a variant of the Jambiyya which Christopher Spring calls,"an essential element of the formal attire of every adult man in Arabia and Maghrib countries of North Africa"...
This Ethnic Minority Chinese arm guard was formed using elephant hide leather. There is a slit running down the side which permit the guard to expand when being put on or removed. The ethnic minority Chinese were in frequent conflicts and wars with their Han neighbors. This arm guard is from the Yi ethnic minority group. It shows the wear and tear of use...
This fine Art Nouveau poster was created circa 1890 and really shows the quality of early lithography. The poster is linen backed, measures 24" x 34" and is in excellent condition.
Jules Cheret (1836-1932) perfected the technique of color stone lithography. His posters are in demand and this Kola Marque, created in 1895 is no exception. The poster is linen backed, measures 33" x 47" and is in excellent condition with slight color and paper restoration.
This is a grouping of the rarest Royalty commemmorative souvenirs we have encountered - this is a large covered sugar bowl, creamer and two cups and saucers in English pearlware celebrating the birth of (future) King Edward VII in 1841. Given the title Prince of Wales immediately following his birth, this set features the Prince of Wales feathers and a scene with ICH DIEN ("I Serve") on a banner and depictions of the Princess Royal and the Prince of Wales...
pair of 19th century napoleon III Franz Joseph Commemorative Plates
By Petrus Regout Maastricht De La Sesia 1859.
This pair of plates are very interesting...