Three finely engraved Chinese characters are featured on a delicately hammered ground. Elegantly simple, the piece is of excellent weight and in fine condition. Approximately 3-3/4 inches in diameter and a half-inch high, it has a maker's mark "C.J."(?),"Sterling" and a Chinese character.
A fine Native American (Navajo)belt with 22 conchas formed from dimes and a matching half-dollar buckle, backings all in copper. Each sliding concha is approximately one inch by 7/8 inch, the buckle approximately 1-3/4 inches by 1-5/8 inches. Overall length is around 42 inches. Hallmark not traced. Circa mid-20th Century.
Highly detailed and finely finished, these heavily gilded tiebacks are excellent in detail and execution. They are heavy in construction and could even be used as door handles. The reticulated cage of laurels forming the central boss reveal the gilding below, each element detachable for the other for cleaning. French, early Twentieth Century. Approximately 4-3/4 inches in length, 2/12 inches in diameter.
Minted at Geneva in 1710, this splendid Swiss silver 21 sol coin is in excellent condition, gradable at VF to EF. Approximately 27mm in diameter, it weighs 4.78 grams. Obverse: Illuminated Christogram (IHS) above arms of Geneva (Crowned Eagle / Key) within foliage. Date below. Legend: RESPUBLIC GENEVENS . 17 - 10 . Reverse: Illuminated Christogram ("IHS") above motto in three lines and value (21) within foliage...
If you saw the delightful film "Julie and Julia" you will recall the showing of this bible of French cookery, as great an event as Julia Child's epic "Master the Art of French Cooking" many years later. This landmark tome became and has remained the main reference for professionals and skilled amateurs in the field...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 2000 item #22623 (stock #159AAA)
Perfect for a very grand doll’s house is this tiny sterling montieth bowl and matching tray in Seventeenth Century style. Both pieces bear incredibly exact details: articulated mask handles, gadrooning and fluting. Of recent manufacture, they are numbered as being 213 out of an edition of 500. Bowl is 7/8 of an inch tall and 1-1/4 inches in diameter; tray is 1-5/8 inches in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1940 item #314952 (stock #363AAA)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1800 item #156281 (stock #283AAA)
A small cup of high-purity mine silver, this graceful example of Andean silver dates from the late 18th Century. It is in sharp condition with only a quarter-inch rim crack. Approximately 3-3/8 inches diameter at the handle and two inches high.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1900 item #272758 (stock #336AAA)
The bespectacled character protrayed on this antiques nutcracker could possibly be an old woman, but I choose to think that it Guisseppe, the widower who fashioned his "son" Pinocchio to ease his loneliness. Whichever and whatever, the carving is full of character. Tyrolean or Swiss, late Nineteenth Century, it is in fine condition, with only minor wear and no repairs, and is about eight inches in length and 1-3/4 inches wide and three inches deep.
Here is a fine pale-celadon vase with an elegant Buddhist lion (shi-shi)painted in underglaze blue, frolicking in clouds. Dating from the latter half of the Nineteenth Century, it is in excellent condition and measures approximately 9-3/4 inches tall and 4-1/2 inches in diameter at the widest point.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #22603 (stock #154AAA)
Bearing the Copenhagen silver standard mark for the year 1887, this elegant small tumbler is decorated with subtly bright-cut engraving of floral branches centering on the name “Ingeborg.” Other mark indicate the maker, “C.Hertz,” and the assay master’s cipher. Excellent condition. Approximately three inches tall and 2-5/8 inches in diameter at the rim.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1940 item #43670 (stock #223AAA)
This is a superb example of bamboo work: a food container from Mindanao Island, Philippine Archipelago. The central body is strengthened by bands of woven rattan that are, in turn, supplemented by finer-woven band forming supports, an elaborate handle and an implement holder. Probably early Twentieth Century, approximately 12-1/2 inches tall by five inches in diameter. A beautiful addition to any collection of Oceanic art.