An elegant Kalo sterling porringer with a hand hammered finish. Marks indicate a date of manufacture of 1912 - 1916. Condition is very good with four small deflections of the metal; two shallow indentations to the side and two smaller ones to the bottom. Appropriate patina with a soft, hand hammered finish. Width is 5 1/4", height is 1 1/2", width with handle is 6 3/4". An identical piece is in the Design Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. A nice example of collectible Chicago silver.
German porcelain figural match strike with muzzled dogs and the title "According to the Rule 1875 - 76." This strike depicts the stringent muzzle law imposed in England and much of Europe in 1875 to combat a rabies outbreak. Unmuzzled dogs could be killed on sight. Condition is mint, with the slightest wear to the gilding. Size is 3 " long, 2 " wide and 2" tall. A strike for the advanced collector.
Glamorous, hand painted, hand blown art glass vase. This is likely European - French or Swedish - and very Hollywood Regency. Bright and matte gold, raised enamels and strong design give this vase character and presence. Height is 10 ", width at top is 6.5 " and condition is excellent with no damage. Glass rings nicely when tapped.
Finely painted pair of Kutani vases with opulently rich brocade decoration. These are 7" tall, 5 1/2" wide, 13/4" deep and have no condition issues beyond some "mellowing" to the gold on the creatures. These are the finest Kutani pottery pieces I have ever seen. Shinto priests and lovely geisha in landscapes are depicted in mirror imaged cartouches. Museum quality treasures for the advanced collector. Please write for more images.
High quality French Alencon lace tablecloth. Size is a generous 110" x 62", condition is excellent vintage. There are perhaps 6 TINY thread breaks (see images) and 2 visibly discolored spots (see images.)There are no holes bigger than a pencil point, no tears, no losses. Color is a rich ecru linen or cotton, this cloth likely dates from the first quarter of the 20th century when we entertained so elegantly. Heirloom lace for the bridal table or ultimate hostess.
A sveltly modeled Just Andersen Danish pewter tea set. Note the heart shape to the lid of the pot and the echo in the shape of the creamer. I would place this first third of mid-century with its streamlined form and graceful lines. Height of teapot is 6 5/8", width is 8". Condition is good vintage with a slight ding to teapot as shewn. Fine Danish design from a great maker.