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An exceptionally fine piece of Dutch East Indian metalwork is this large, handsomely shaped and engraved punch bowl made for the European market. The outer surfaces have a fine, polished golden color, while the interior and bottom have the patina of old bronze. Over much of the outside are designs of trails of foliage, diaper patterns and stylized leaves on a punched ground. It is in very fine condition, and measures approximately 8-1/2 inches in diameter and 3-1/2 inches high...
With a chiseled design of prunus blossoms on a ground of cracked ice, symbols of spring, this gem bears the mark the silversmith, Luen Wo, and is in excellent condition. Approximately 4-1/4 inches tall and 2-3/4 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Coin : Pre 1900 item #355751 (stock #386AAA)
A graceful example of Gorham mastery is this neoclassic Medallion vase in coin silver, circa 1865. The swagged applied decoration meets at two high-relief heads, a man and a woman. Fine condition, with only very minor signs of age, and typical good weight. Approximately 6-1/2 inches tall and 2-1/2 inches wide.
After years of standing in for his sick father, years of impatience and excess, HRH the Prince Regent finally succeeded to the throne with the death of his father, "Mad" King George III, in 1820. This splendid little likeness in gleaming rich ormolu, based on the official -- and quite flattering -- full-length coronation portrait by Sir Thomas Laurence (1821.) With outstanding detail, considering that its full size with plinth is only 3-14 inches! The condition is also remarkable.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #15241 (stock #82AAA)
Rather like something out of "The Last Days of Pompeii" is this wonderful sterling silver tripod tazza, with its Neo-Classical and Psuedo-Renaissance elements combined in great style. Attached chains and pinecones hang between a collar below and a pierced one above with ginko leaves. There is an exquisite monogram very much in the style of the tazza. Gorham Manufacturing Company, date mark for 1870. Superb condition. Approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches in diameter.
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Replete with myriad romantic subjects – people, animals, flowers, insects and birds – this finely crafted sampler is impressive. Probably British and dating from the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, it is beautifully preserved and has been given full conservation treatment and mounting to keep it that way. The image size is approximately 15 inches by 17 inches, 22 inches by 23 inches in its burl maple and gilt fillet frame.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1920 item #163127 (stock #312AAA)
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Shou Lao, the Daoist god of long life is portrayed in this elegant carving in fine blue-gray jade. There is an expression of true joy and delight on his little face and his heavy earlobes and prominent belly speak of the promise of prosperity he can offer. Chinese, Eighteenth Century. About 3-1/2 inches tall by 2-1/4 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches deep
This top-quality serving tray from noted Hong Kong silversmith Wang Hing is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear. A finely engraved dragon-in-clouds circles around the center an attached high-relief pie-crust border. Approximately eight inches in diameter and a half-inch deep.
Hand-fashioned in the Nineteenth Century for ceremonial food service, this Chinese sweetmeats box is in the form of a brilliant acid green melon, the glaze skillfully powdered on to create a natural "orange-skin" texture and depth of color. (Photographically illusive, the color is more intense than shown.) The compartmented interior is glazed in rich turquoise...
Bearing hallmarks of St Petersburg, 1878, this refined heavyweight, solid silver salver has a lustrous, matted finish of old salt-applied gilt, lending it the tone of green gold. In excellent condition, it is approximately 8-1/2 inches in diameter and half-an-inch deep, and is of 84 zolodniks purity.
This group is so Etruscan that I am certain they are German. The prints are elaborately framed in ebonized wood with gilt mounts and chains, but the extraordinary thing is the laurel-bedecked verre eglomise (painted and gilded glass) mats. They are in superb condition, the full set is about 31-3/4 inches high and 39 inches wide. The larger piece is 16 inches by 39 inches and each of the other two is 13 inches by 19 inches. Approximately 1840.
A graceful and well-balanced piece of nautical hand work, this fine dipper features a fluted and inscribed -- "GIVE" on the rim -- coconut cup and delicately turned wooden handle. Approximately 13 inches in length, the cup is about four inches tall by 3-1/4 inches wide. American, Nineteenth Century.