We have a very nice piece of English folk art, a hand painted clock face from the mid 1800's. It has the name of the maker, J. Edgecumbe, from Bristol. The paint and old coat of varnish are a bit crackled and chippy, but it has a wonderful primitive look. A nice piece to add to your collection! It is, of course, very heavy, and measures 13 inches square.
A colorful, useful, antique sugar shaker from England. Painted a bright cheerful yellow, it is decorated with a transferred hunt scene and has a silverplate pierced top. This piece is in very good condition with just some age crazing to the finish. No chips, cracks, or repairs. Ready to brighten up a breakfast table! Original price was $175.
This is a really unusual, very early, primitive inkwell. The glass reservoir is sunk into a block of wood and is topped with an ill-fitting stopper that features a tarnished silver fox mask that is remarkably well defined. Very charming!
This is a wonderful, rare pair of very old bowls, that appear to be dog feeding bowls, dating back to the mid 1800's at least. They are made primarily of cast iron, with the bowl portion being lined in porcelain and the outer area being lined in hand wrought bronze. They are very primitive, yet very elegant when one considers what sort of dog was lucky enough to be fed from these sorts of bowls back in the 19th century. Certainly the pampered pets of a privileged household.
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This antique English page turner, or paper knife, features an exquisite, highly detailed hunt painting. Unfortunately this clever piece does not appear to be signed, but the talent involved is obvious with lots of action continuing down the entire length, which is a bit over 14.5 inches. I considered mounting this in a shadow box, but haven't gotten around to it, however that would be an outstanding way to display this fantastic work of art. The Victorians were quite fond of large page tu ...click for details
This is a gorgeous, ornate crystal inkwell displaying a horse on the heavy brass lid. Dating to the late 1800's this inkwell measures 3.25 inches square and is 2.25 inches tall, including the lid. The condition is very good, with no cracks or chips. The lid shows some minor scratches as well as some discoloration and residue from being polished in the past, but the somewhat worn patina only adds to the charm. Original price was 235.00.
A lovely matched pair of crystal inkwells with silver plate lids in the form of jockey caps. These date to the late 1800's. There are some significant chips on one of the inkwells and both have scratches from use. Almost 2 inches square. A handsome pair for a desktop.
This is a stunning, large clock face or dial, from an English long clock or grandfather clock, as we call them in America. It is richly decorated with warm, beautiful, hand painted scenes depicting symbols of the time in English culture. There is a traditional English landscape painted on the central arch while the four corners show scenes that are more exotic, suggesting faraway places overseas, such as the middle east. This clock face dates to the first quarter of the 1800's and is in ...click for details