A 60's jade and pearl set with "shamrock" earrings and circle pin. All pieces are signed with the DeCurtis logo, Sterling. The pin measures 1-1/2" round, the earrings are screwbacks. There is a faint glue line on one of the pin's pearls.
Copyright 1892. The title page is missing along with the front free papers. The leather cover is worn and a bit tattered however, this book is sold for its maps. There is a map of the US which has a small tear on the bottom of page 9. The individual states are show later in the book- all are dated 1892 Copyright-King. The pages are gilt edge and all maps are intact. Sold as is.
An interesting pair of sterling earrings marked 925. They measures 2-1/8" and are for pierced ears. Total weight 7.3 grams.
Ca 1940 A rare brown jewelry case stamped "Carl Ruopoli Manufacturer of Artistic Jewelry NY" on the padded satin lining. The bottom lining is missing but there is a black felt insert.9-1/2" x 2-3/4". Light wear and faint staining on the satin.
Late 19thC. An etched round, quadruple plate silver picture frame with niello. The frame shows some wear,the back stand is a replacement and the glass has a tiny nick. Marked Simpson HM & Co. American Quad with a production number of 629. Measures 4" round.
A lovely little jar with top that measures 2" x 2-7/8". Label reads"Made in Japan". Light wear.
Published in 1990 by LUCORAL. Hard cover catalogue with dust jacket featuring the 1989-1990 collection. The company was formed 1963 by Ching-Shui Lu, Chairman of the Taiwan Pescadores Fisherman's Association. Jade, pearls, coral and other various gemstones, cloisonne items and watches are pictured along with costume jewelry. The book is in good condition, just the board edges show wear; however, the dust jacket has some small tears. Original price $88 (USD). 119 pgs.
An oval pin featuring a shepherd with two maidens. Signed on the back in gold. Old safety pin style clasp.2" x 1-1/4"
A cream colored bead bag with satin lining.One small bead is missing next to the frame otherwise in great condition.
The pink front/cover banner is slightly creased along the edge -the book itself is in mint condition.
Painted wooden toucan necklace with matching earrings. Not new.
An interesting tourist piece made during the early 20th C. The back reads "Reins la Cathedral Made in France 2196". White metal with a bronze finish(some white spotting on the front). 4" x 2-3/4"
Ca 1880 Aesthetic period hand hammered thistle and holly salad set. There is some discoloration at the handle tips and within the bowls (though not that noticeable.) Marked SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE. 9" ; 99 grams
A large sugar ( top may/may not be missing) and creamer marked Meriden B. Company with a production number of 1931. Lovely pieces that unfortunately require a replating.4-1/4" x 6" Total weight: 1.7 lbs.
An oversized soft cover catalog that features ceramics, ivories, fine and decorative arts. Published in association with Julius Bohler and Brimo de Laroussilhe. 128+ full color plates. 250 pgs. A small tear is on front cover ( see photo) otherwise in fine condition.
"The Porcelain Collection of Augustus the Strong: Porcelain Art from China/ Famille Rose." A highly collectible softcover book with German text. Published by Klinkhardt & Biermann 1993. Includes 165 illustrations (52 are colored.) 136 pgs. Very good condition.
Highly collectible first edition softcover published in 1998 by Aaron Galleries, Chicago, IL. The book features the collection of WPA artist, Thomas Hart Benton and his wife. 34 color illustrations. Text by Berardi.Near fine condition.
A sumptuous coffee table book published in 1988 by Oxmoor. Harcover with dustjacket. Mint condition. 256pp.