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To expedite the Christian Crusade to "liberate" the Holy Land from the "infidels" gold coins in imitation of the dinar of Caliph al-Amir were minted in fine gold. No city is cited, but they were probably coined in Jerusalum. Ironically, the faulty kufic inscriptions extol the power and and virtues of Mohammad. First phrase, 1100-1131 AD. Approximately 7/8 inch in diameter, 3.92 g.wt. EF condition.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Dolls and Figures : Pre 1900 item #853251
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Dolls are rarely my thing, I find them usually creepy or sentimental. But these two are alive with spirit and deep feeling...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #969139
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This handsome label in the form of a quarter-board, its details created by engraving, was created the Massachusetts yacht "Athena" early in the last century. American, ca. 1910, approximately 2-3/4 by 7/8 inches.
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Moghul jewelry is exceedingly rare, having been "recycled" for its pure gold and fine gemstones during centuries of war and political upheaval. This exquisite example of Persian artistry has a central floral motif set with diamonds on a pavee of rubies. Each of the eight points of its star are set with diamond., sapphires, an emerald, a carnelian, a topaz and a pearl. The finely detailed back features a champlevee design of a bird and floral motifs. Circa 1630.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1910 item #531243
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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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #15245 (stock #85AAA)
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The charm of this generously sized sterling silver bowl is its simplicity. The only ornamentation is a beautiful torqued band running almost free-standing around the rim. Of excellent weight and condition, it bears the hallmark of Towle. Made around 1940 to 1950. Approximately ten inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches deep.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #446836
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In order to access the tobacco within, the snuff-taker must know the right moves unlock and disengage the cover. The box is carved in the shape of a long, elegant slipper, originally red and black, with a nice low heel and a relief carving of a stylized plant with flowers and “fruit” of two bizarre demons’ heads. In superb condition, it is of Continental manufacture, late Eighteenth or early Nineteenth and measures 5-1/4 inches long, 1-1/2 inches high and 1-5/8 inches wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #518312
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In Leona Davis Boylan's landmark "Spanish Colonial Silver" (Museum of New Mexico Press,1974), there is illustrated a similar silver water pot. This rare example is uncovered and measures approximately 3-3/4 inches (9-1/2 cm) high and seven inches (18 cm)in diameter at the handles, with a weight of 271 grams. It is offered in "as-found" condition, although to my eye the marks of time only make the piece more appealing. However, for the more fastidious the bumps can easily be planched out...