An antique English Imari or "Japan" pattern cup and saucer, circa 1805. Unmarked. Imari colors of underglaze blue with overglaze cobalt blue, iron red, green, and gilt accents. There is a small firing flaw to the rim of the cup (see enlargement 6) and the saucer has a surface 1 inch hairline which is on the underside rim of the saucer and does not go through to the front decoration. The gilt shows some wear but still a bright and attractive early example. The saucer measures 5 1/2 inch ...click for details
A sterling silver ceremonial spoon commemorating King Edward V. This spoon is somewhat of a "mystery". It is possibly a reproduction of a very early spoon - its only marks are: BM within a rectangle, lower case "r" in a shield-shaped punch surmounted by a triangular punch containing a device, and a third mark which cannot be identified (see enlargement 5). The spoon has a large oval bowl featuring a very detailed image inside a beaded border of the young King Edward V wearin ...click for details
A salt spoon by Dominick and Haff in the Mazarin pattern, circa 1892. Gadroon edge with an oval and bead decoration on the terminal. Scrolled-edge bowl. Stamped with Dominick and Haff's mark, STERLING, and Pat 92. Measures 3 3/8 inches in length.
A fine sterling silver desk seal, circa 1880. American. Stamped: STERLING. Ornately decorated in a scrolled repousse floral design featuring roses. The circular base is engraved with an initial "M". In very fine condition. Measures 3 3/8 inches in length.
A Cantonese carved ivory needlecase, circa 1860. Screw-top tapered cylindrical shape. There is a very slight and insignificant chip to the top and also to the edge of the base. Age-soiled. Measures 3 1/8 inches in length.
ANTIQUE WEDGWOOD PURPLE LUSTER SET of creamer, sugar and dish. 1910. Each item is marked on the bottom with the pattern number A5367. Only the dish, however, has additional marks and they are: WEDGWOOD (impressed) and 3CM (impressed, i.e. 1910). Each item in the set is decorated with a wide band containing an all-over pattern of purple luster dots scattered with a floral design. Purple luster trim. The creamer and dish are in perfect condition but the sugar has three short hairlines. The dish me ...click for details
A late 19th century sterling silver desk seal. Circa 1890. Decorated in repousse style with a scroll design. Circular base engraved with the initials A O. Stamped STERLING and with maker's initials D C. Fine condition. Measures 1 1/4 inches in length.
A Staffordshire child's toy blue and white plate by Ridgways, (1902). Marked on reverse, in blue, "Ridgways" with the full "Humphrey's Clock" mark and initials "W.R.S.& Co., England - and, "Scenes From Chas. Dickens/ Old Curiosity/ Shop" (see enlargement picture # 2). Also on reverse is an impressed date mark for Jan. 1902. The plate features a country scene with houses in the background and two figures watching a horse leaping about. Pictured in Mi ...click for details
A RARE DINNER PLATE designed by "PHIZ" (pseudonym of HABLOT KNIGHT BROWNE). Made by William Brownfield, Cobridge, Staffordshire, 1862. With an impressed mark on reverse - "W.B." and registration mark for March 14, 1862 stamped in brown. Also stamped in brown, "The Drawings for this Dinner Service (all within a banner)/ ARE BY/ "PHIZ"./ H.K.BROWNE." The plate has a rim decorated with fruits and leaves and edged in turquoise. The center features classical fi ...click for details
A LATE 18Th OR EARLY 19th CENTURY PATCH BOX. A fine tortoiseshell patch box of circular form with the inlaid gold crest of the powerful and important MEDICI family on the center of the lid. For many centuries, the Medicis had noble and royal titles. This box was probably used as a patch box and measures 1 5/8 inches in diameter. In very fine condition. I regret this item cannot be shipped outside the USA