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All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1950 item #1244718 (stock #3213)
Anita S. Taub
$48.00
This is a decorative pillow 16" x 17-1/2" with a wonderful round needlepoint 9-1/4" in diameter of two kittens focusing on a small ball. The fabric on the back and two corners on the front is charcoal gray velvet. There is a lot of hand stitching where the different fabrics are joined together. The needlepoint is in excellent condition. Some of the old fabrics have a little wear, and one corner of the velvet on the back has a small repair. The fabrics on the front look like they date to about the 1940's. Anyway, this is a charming and special pillow that would enhance a window seat, bed or sofa.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Cut Glass : Pre 1900 item #1243950 (stock #5299)
Anita S. Taub
$95.00
This American Brilliant Cut glass pitcher or vase is 8-1/2" high. There are stars and fans all around the piece, and the entire bottom is cut as a star. I have not found a mark. The piece dates to about 1890-1900, and the condition is excellent, no chips or cracks. I have examined it and have not found any scratches, but please remember that this item is over 100 years old, and there may be some tiny imperfection that I have missed. This piece would make a great bedside water pitcher or a container for dried or live flowers.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1910 item #1243421 (stock #5221g)
Anita S. Taub
$55.00
This is a men's Victorian gold filled watch fob chain with a fancy twist toggle for insertion in the buttonhole. There are two chains of different design. The one with the swivel is about 2" long including the swivel, which is marked HFB on the inside. The chain with the two fobs is 2-1/2" long. One fob is a cube with incised decoration on all sides. The other is a round slide with bezel set seed pearls alternating with red stones which might be rubies, but let's call them red glass, since I cannot be sure. Everything is in very good antique condition, which means that there may be tiny imperfections that come with age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1243105 (stock #3205g)
Anita S. Taub
$165.00
This elaborate, detailed transfer printed plate in lavender is titled Millenium on the back and is 9" in diameter, made by Ralph Stevenson & Son, c. 1832-35. The plate is described in the first volume of the book Staffordshire by Petra Williams, et al. on page 645: "This pattern was made to illustrate the biblical prophecy believed by the early Christians to predict the second coming of Christ who would rule for a thousand years before the last judgment. The open Bible is shown at top under the large eye of God. The stippled border is covered with flowers and plants that produce grain. In the center picture a child is seem embracing a lion. Lambs and other domestic animals, as well as a wild beast lie nearby. Above them, in the rays emanating from Heaven a banner proclaims 'Peace on Earth' as a dove carrying an olive branch flies on high. In the white area beneath the figural group is printed 'Give us this day our daily bread' in a curved line under the body of a praying man." On page 668 of the second volume of Staffordshire, the authors point out that the bible at the top of the plate under the eye of God is open to Isaiah Chapter 2, VI and refers to "The wolf shall also dwell with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Williams observes that the smaller 6" version of this plate eliminates most of the central scene. The mark on the back contains the title Millenium in a cartouche with an impressed number 18 in the center. The condition is excellent antique condition, no chips or cracks. There are a couple of stilt marks on the back. There is a minor miss in the transfer pattern at the bottom edge, and there is a slight bluish tint in the print just above the eyebrow at the top. These are just characteristics of old transfer ware. This is a wonderful plate, and the deep lavender color makes it especially desirable.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1242429 (stock #5264t)
Anita S. Taub
$750.00
This unusually tall Orrefors fish graal vase is 7-3/4" high with a narrow opening at the top. The vase itself weighs over 6 lbs. This is an art glass sculpture and was not necessarily intended to be used as a vase. It has an engraved mark on the bottom that reads Orrefors/Graal Ha 635R/Edward Hald, which dates the vase to 1961. The designer Hald worked for Orrefors from 1917-1978. This vase has a clever design of fish, seashells, seaweed rendered in black and soft green on the parison or blank, which is then further cased in thick, clear glass. The images go all around the vase, and the clear cased glass creates the effect that the viewer is looking at the images under water. The condition is excellent with just the usual minor scratches on the base, consistent with an age of 53 years.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1242227 (stock #3166b)
Anita S. Taub
$145.00
This lovely bracelet with fancy, pierced links is 7-3/4" long and weighs 10.5 g or 6.8 dwt. The bracelet is light weight and comfortable to wear. The fine lobster claw clasp is marked 925 for sterling. Two of the links have two cartouche marks: one looks like JZ and the other mark is indistinct. I have tested the links and guarantee that the bracelet is sterling. The design is the same on both sides. It has been very lightly hand polished. This bracelet was made from an antique watch chain that dates to about 1880-1900. The condition is excellent.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1241474 (stock #3012)
Anita S. Taub
$65.00
This Meissen Rose dinner plate is 9-1/2" in diameter. There is a large rose in the center with three rose buds around the rim, which is trimmed in gold which is all intact. The crossed swords mark on the back dates the plate to the late 19th - early 20th century. There are two scores through the swords. There is a pattern number 135 in orange and an impressed mark 82, which may denote the painter. The plate is in excellent condition with just a minor dimple on the top under the glaze.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1240946 (stock #5493c)
Anita S. Taub
$600.00
This pair of Korean crackle ware vases is 12" high. The decoration is raised enamel birds and flowers. This is a true pair, since the birds face in opposite directions on each vase. They are in excellent condition, with just a minor nick or too in the enamel. There are no marks on the bottom, but I have showed the vases to a dealer in Asian antiques, who said that they date to about 1880 or so.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1930 item #1240853 (stock #3570i)
Anita S. Taub
$1395.00
This pen & ink drawing is 9-3/4" x 17-3/4" or 17" x 25-1/4" with the frame. It is signed Walt Kuhn 28 on the right . Walt Kuhn is a well known artist and was one of the main organizers of the famous and controversial Armory Show of 1913 in New York, which introduced modern art to the U.S. on a grand scale. The gallery label on the back is from a Madison Avenue gallery in New York City from the early 1950's. It is interesting that recently a young man in New York told me that a friend of his mother was the model for this drawing. The drawing is in excellent condition with no visible tears or foxing. This is an opportunity to own a work by an important American artist at a reasonable price.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #1240636 (stock #5500r)
Anita S. Taub
$195.00
This relief molded parian jug in lavender with raised figures in white with a white inside is 5" high, 4-1/2" wide at the top. Parian is a material that was developed in 1842 and is more akin to porcelain than stoneware or earthenware. Made by Samuel Alcock & Co. in England, it dates to about 1845 and commemorates the Battle of Acre in 1799 when the British Navy assisted the people of Acre in resisting the attack of Napoleon's troops. Alcock frequently utilized the lavender background. In the 19th century, in the absence of plentiful glass or plastic bottles, relief molded jugs were used for liquids such as beer or wine. The current jug was probably utilized for cream or syrup. It is in excellent condition, all the more amazing for its age of almost 170 years.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1837 VR item #1240494 (stock #5500p)
Anita S. Taub
$195.00
This fine porcelain plate is 10-1/2" in diameter with a colorful English coat of arms in the center which I have not identified, along with the Latin motto Spes Tuttissima Coelis or "The Surest Hope is in Heaven". The mark on the back is somewhat unusual in that it combines a Chamberlains Worcester mark used from 1816-1845 and a Spode mark for 1796-1833, so the plate should date to about 1833. The condition is excellent antique condition. The plate appears to have been little used, if at all. The gadrooned border has a gilded finish which is in pristine condition, as is the coat of arms in the center. There are three or four tiny with flecks in the brownish red border, very minor in an antique piece that is almost 200 years old. There are no cracks or chips.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1240412 (stock #5500k)
Anita S. Taub
$195.00
This is an English Prattware pottery pot lid, 4" in diameter, 7-1/4" with the frame which is 1-1/8" thick. The wide oak frame, which is probably original, has a split, which is an indication of age. This lid is listed as No. 192 in Under Glaze Colour Picture Prints on Staffordshire Pottery by Harold George Clarke and described as "seven circular scenes, depicting Shakespeare's seven ages from 'As You Like It' . . . . We see first the child in his mother's lap . . . .; then the reluctant school-boy dragging his books on the floor, and a dog by his side; next the love-sick swain composing lines to his fair one; and after that the stern soldier storming a fort at the head of his men. The next little picture shows the justice, with an ample meal before him, and then the old slippered man with his stick and a boy at his side; and finally the toothless invalid, all wrapped-up, sitting in his arm-chair, while a woman attends on him. . . . The spaces between the circles are purple . . . .' The edges of the lid are covered by the frame which obscures the title "The Seven Ages of Man" and "As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII" at the bottom. The condition of the lid is excellent, with three stilt marks on the back. There is fine, overall crazing, which, according to Clarke, is a sign that the lid is genuinely old and not a later reproduction. The lid dates to about 1880 and is rated Very Rare by Clarke. Originally small pots with lids were used in the mid 19th century to hold bear grease, which was used as a pomade for hair. Later in the 19th century the pots were used for fish paste, potted shrimp and meat. The lids came to be prized for their own sake. The fine detail in the pictures results from the transfer printing from copper plate engravings. Each color is applied in a separate, painstaking process which demanded great skill. These lids are truly miniature works of art.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Other Metals : Period : Pre 1900 item #1239990 (stock #5221c)
Anita S. Taub
$68.00
This Victorian gold filled ladies watch chain has a gold filled slide with 4 seed pearls that is 3/8" long by 3/16" wide. The chain is 46" long with a swivel chain at the bottom that is marked HDM Co. The condition is excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #1239830 (stock #3183m)
Anita S. Taub
$125.00
This Japanese incense burner in Hirado porcelain is 3.5" high, 4.5" wide. It is rendered in a fine white porcelain body with a complex pattern of piercing and a few strategically placed decorations of underglaze blue decoration. Hirado is famous for the high quality of its white porcelain body. It has two animal masks, possibly lions, as the handles and sits on three feet. It dates to about the late 19th or early 20th century. The condition is excellent, and it appears to be unused.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Scandinavian : Pre 1970 item #1239714 (stock #5263t)
Anita S. Taub
$350.00
This unusual form Flygsfors bowl or sculpture from Sweden is 18.25" long, 7" wide, 4" high. The colors are cranberry, white and clear. The bottom is signed Flygsfors 61 Coquille. The Coquille mark is not pictured. The piece dates to 1961, and the condition is excellent, with some normal scratches on the bottom. This is a dramatic piece which would look equally great on a glass shelf, coffee table or a sideboard. While it is basically an art sculpture, it can still function as a bowl.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1239562 (stock #1521)
Anita S. Taub
$95.00
This sterling silver table or serving spoon by William Bateman is 8-1/2" long and weighs 67.5 g or 2.17 troy oz. or 43.4 dwt. The monogram on the tip of the handle is WHA. The marks on the back are deep and clear and date the spoon to 1819, during the reign of William III, almost 200 years old. The condition is excellent with virtually no wear, just minor surface scratching, which could be professionally polished out, if desired.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Scandinavian : Pre 1980 item #1239441 (stock #5263w)
Anita S. Taub
$150.00
This art glass vase in the shape of a large martini glass is 7" high, 4-3/4" in diameter across the top. It is signed on the bottom Kosta Boda Artist Coll B. Vallien 99695 and has a clear Kosta Boda paper label on the base. The designation Artist Collection indicates that this is a limited edition. Bertil Vallien is one of the most prominent Swedish art glass artists, and his work appears in many museums in the U.S. This unusual piece dates to about the 1970's, and the condition is excellent, no chips, cracks or other damage. This is primarily a decorative art glass sculpture, although it could conceivably be utilized by a very thirsty drinker.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1239354 (stock #3183)
Anita S. Taub
$1695.00
This miniature Japanese two piece celadon incense burner is 6" high, 5" in diameter. A dragon is rearing his head from the upper cup. The body is fine white porcelain with embossed designs covered in a light green celadon glaze. This exact piece is pictured on the website of the Daruma Museum in Japan and identified as most probably Hirado. There are no makers' marks. 19th century.