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Consisting of five elements -- deep warming base, pewter splash guard, primary dish, cover and detachable finial this impressive covered entree dish converts into two service dishes when required. The mechanically applied silver plate is original and shows the wear common to well-cared-for Sheffield plate. The applied cast sterling details and overlapping rims are in excellent condition. Sterling panels for engraving are inset on either side of the cover. Hallmarked with the hand symbol of J...
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Well-known for his etchings, William Lewis Clarke was represented in the 1935 opening exhibition of the San Francisco Museum of Art, as well as the city's Golden Gate International Exhibit of Art, 1939-40, on Treasure Island. Image approximately 10-1/4 inches by six inches. Inscribed lower right-hand corner: To Gene William Clarke Original frame.
Méthode simple et facile pour lever les plans, suivie d’un traité du nivellement et d’un abrégé des règles du lavis. F. Lecoy, published by Chez Duponcet, quai de la Greve, 34, Paris, 1805. First edition of an important text on map-making and architectural and landscaping rendering, it is profusely illustrated with 12 fold-out plates, most of them hand-colored. Condition is superb for a volume of this age, with only minor fading and flaws -- even the silk bookmark is intact.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1837 VR item #866848
Charming feet of an Indian deity in nicely detailed brass. Late Eighteenth - Early Nineteenth Centuries, India. Approximately 5-3/4 inches long by 2-1/2 inches wide by three inches high.
Quite different in feel from the other tape in our collection (956288), this soft and warm band of red, russet brown, black and white vicuna wool reverses to the same stepped design. It is in very fine, healthy condition, with several holes where it was attached to the main wrappings of the mummy. (It is here that is revealed the original blue-gray color of the black.) Chimu Culture, ca. 1200. 1-1/4 inches wide and approximately 225 inches long.
One of the most sought-after promotional items is the Huntley & Palmer lithographed tin biscuit box that masquerades as a collection of the Waverley novels of Sir Walter Scott, “Rob Roy,” “Ivanhoe,” “Guy Mannering,” etc. Here is a remarkably well-preserved example, the colors brilliant and the “leather belt” and gilt edges in pristine condition. With the height and width of approximately 6-1/2 inches and the depth 4-3/4 inches, it is English and dates from about 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #162615 (stock #309AAA)
This excellent little example of ancient Roman glass was uncovered in Southern France. Probably a cosmetic bottle, its bulbous little body bears three bold applied bosses of lions heads, all in a fine shade of blue-green. Approximately 2-1/4 inches tall and the same wide, it is in excellent condition, with a generalized iridescence of age. First or Second Century.
Wonderfully sturdy but with a delicate air is this lovely chamberstick, French. mid-Eighteenth Century. The base and candle cup are almost identical to Figure C on page 205 of THE BRASS BOOK by Peter, Nancy and Herbert Schiffer (1978, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.), but the shell-decorated handle is pierced and counterbalanced with a finger hold underneath. Excellent condition, approximately 7-1/2 inches long by 3-1/4 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1837 VR item #156440 (stock #288AAA)
This elegantly hand-wrought Bolivian bombilla (sipping tube for yerba mate) dates from the first years of the 19th Century and is in heavy mine silver of excellent purity. The classically simple design extends even to the basket-weave detailing on the insertion section that allows the tube to be pulled apart for cleaning. It is approximately nine inches in length.
This finely made five-light wrought iron chandelier can be hung or used on a table, either indoors or out. It is boldly made, with skillful details, and is French, Nineteenth Century, in excellent condition. Approximately 26 inches tall and 22 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #320900 (stock #372AAA)
Dating from around 700 to 500 B.C., his jaunty little antlered figure is an excellent example of Luristan (Western Iran) bronze art. Pierced for suspension, it is in beautiful condition, with a clear dark-green patina, and is approximately 1-1/2 inch high, exclusive of the (recent) ivory stand.
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Profusely carved with stylized flowers and hearts, this superb wooden snuff box was created in Wales in the Eighteenth Century. In splendid condition, it measure abou four inches long, 1-1/2 inches high and 1-1/4 inches wide.