So sleek and elegant as to seem Art Deco this excellent rosewood is veneered in carefully matched palmyrawood and ebony veneers. Joins are made with ebony pegs. The full-length hinge and lock plate (no key) are superb quality. Interior is unlined and there is a pin-seal leatherette covering to the bottom. Condition is first rate, with few signs of age or use. Approximately 15-1/4 inches long by 4-7/8 inches wide by 3-3/4 inches to top of gently domed top.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #352798 (stock #384AAA)
Serene in meditation, Buddha sits upon a high-relief lotus with petals glazed in the prussian blue that is one of the signature colors of Kutani porcelain. Buddha’s elegant black robe is decorated in a lustrous black glaze that imitates fine brocade by its contrasting matte and gloss finishes. Repeated polychrome roundels of the wisteria mon (badge) brighten the robe. Japanese, Taisho Era, late Nineteenth to early Twentieth Centuries. Approximately 7-1/4 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide...
Still retaining the essence of the rose oil it once held, this flacon is magnificanet in it simplicity and balance. Approximately 3-34 inches tall and 1-1/4 inches in diameter, it was made in the Moghul Empire in the late Eighteenth Century.
Sold to by a collector who thought this stately item was a chess piece and was disgruntled to find its true intent, it is handsomely engraved and inlaid with red and ochre. Approximately 3-1/2 inches tall and 1-1/8 inches in diameter, it is Persian or Northern Indian and dates from the latter part of the Eighteenth Century.
The Little Corporal's boots, reinterpreted as table-match holders, stand by his boot-jack, which serves as striker. This finely crafted porcelain fantasy, probably French, is approximately 4/12 inches tall on a plinth about 4 inches by three inches. Condition is excellent, with only minor wear to the gilding at the top of the plinth, and a small under-glaze chip at the base.
Just in time for Christmas, here comes Santa Claus in the form of an excellently painted cut-out from our country’s first Christmas store, founded by Leonard Brynolf Johnson in 1932 at Smethport, Pennsylvania. Dating from around 1945, the jolly old man, with his bag of gifts and “Merry Christmas” scrolls is 61 inches tall and 39 inches wide. Hand-painted on construction board and bearing Johnson’s label, it is in excellent condition and unbolts into two parts for shipping and storage...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #21297 (stock #136AAA)
This is a lovely Aesthetic Movement mug by renowned San Francisco silversmiths Schulz & Fischer, and bearing their 3 mm hallmark of the California State Seal, along with “STERLING” and “S.F.CAL.” The unusual straight-sided body rises above the stepped foot to a broad, elaborate band of lattices and grapevines...
Here is an excellent example of Georgian handicraft: a penwork stationery box of simple black and gilt borders surrounding transfer scenes of a stately building, a fantasy London, a village and a holiday market square. In very fine, aged condition, it retains its original gilt fittings, its well-preserved wallpaper lining, even its original key. It is only a shame that the billets doux it no doubt harbored are no longer contained within. English, circa 1810...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #21295 (stock #135AAA)
On this truly fine Austrian beaker the flared body is delicately machine turned with a central shield inscribed, “Hoch,Ehre-Freiheit Recht!” An additional tribute is engraved on the rim of the base: “Am 20 October 1848 Pannasche” Beautiful condition with one slight dimple on the upper back, hardly noticeable. Hallmarks for Vienna 1847, maker “FT.” Approximately 5-1/4 inches tall and 3-1/4 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1800 item #156288 (stock #286AAA)
High-waisted and sporting a fine ogee handle, this hand-wrought Northern Provincial cup is of fine quality mine silver. An owner’s mark is ratchet-engraved on the bottom. It measures about three inches diameter at the handle and 2-3/4 inches tall. Late 18th Century. Excellent condition.
A graceful example of folk art is this antique wooden shoe mitt or winter stirrup carved out of hardwood, a real survivor, as is the crude strap-work reinforcements on both sides testify. Seventeenth Century, Scandinavia, about eight inches long and high by six inches wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #315505 (stock #366AAA)
This fine sterling silver letter-opener is marked, “Tiffany & Co. Makers,” with pattern and order numbers and the Old English “M” indicating it was made between 1907 and 1938. It is 7-1/4 inches long and 5/8 of an inch wide.