Black Dog Antiques
First edition hardcover published in 1881 by Hougton Mifflin & Co.- The Riverside Press Co. Cambridge, MA. Green boards with gilt lettering. The boards show light wear on the corners and spine, and there is light smudging on the front. Inscription and stamped name on the front flyleaf and some foxing on the first few and last pages... A nice tight copy.
A waxy green jade pendant or charm. The Buddha is wearing a textured gold hat accented by a red stone. Marked 14k on the bottom of the frame. 1" x 1"
A signed Japanese watercolor housed in a green wooden frame with glass. The picture is accented by a green silk mat. The frame measures 17" x 23-1/4"
A bloomed gold Victorian bar pin. Marked 9c. In mint condition. 2-3/8" x 1/2"
An excellent reference book signed by the author, Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and published in 1982 by Dodd Meade. The jacket has a few tears ( see photos) however, this hardcover is in nice tight condition. A fine history of the Gorham Company (Providence, Rhode Island) and their silverware products. There are 295 b&w photographs, 8 color plates, 40 photographs of marks, photographs of 313 flatware patterns. 332pgs.
An eight coin bracelet that features seven Ethiopian coins and a five (5) corona coin, Franz Joseph IV Kaiser Schiede Munze 1858. The 1 Ghersh Ethiopian coins have Menelik II on one side side and the lion of Judah with flag on the other. The Austrian coin is the center coin. The coins show signs of wear appropriate for age.
One of a kind gypsy outfit with long, colorful chiffon skirt, matching taffeta slip and a small bustier encrusted with sequins and stones.Made in the early '80's by a New York seamstress who designed for Las Vegas showgirls.
Ca 1900 Oil on board. Signed in pencil " Mt. Abraham from back pasture in Strong, Maine painted by Aunt Gertrude Record circa 1900." Some craquelure and minor chipping on the gilt frame. Picture measures 9" x 12"; frame, 12" x 15".
Entitled "Saturday at Kingston AC" (Providence College vs University of Rhode Island). Written in pencil " Fight of the Week" and on the bottom "4 Col Sports Thursday Bulletin (1964). A signed pen and ink drawing by noted sports cartoonist, Frank Lanning (1906-1987). Lanning worked for the Providence Journal.Sold unframed it measures 11 x 14.
Here is a whimsical piece of folk art, possibly depicting an Australian Cassowary. A plastic coconut shell serves as the body, the feathered tail and headdress are accented by a furry brown material while the spindly neck and legs made from sticks. Unsigned.
A vintage sterling pen designed by Elsa Peretti and sold by Tiffany. Additional cartridge and pouch included.
"Friar Menagerie" 102-78 (Providence College vs Boston College). Written in pencil " Newest Tenant" and on the bottom "4 Col Sports Wednesday Bulletin (1964). A signed pen and ink drawing by noted sports cartoonist, Frank Lanning (1906-1987). Lanning worked for the Providence Journal.Sold unframed it measures 11 x 14.
An original print by listed artist and Rhode Island native, Karnig Nalbandian (1916- 1989.) The etching measures 10" x 7-1/2"; the frame,13" x 16". Signed in pencil. On the back, there is a copy of his obituary which highlights his career.
CA 1940 A heavy sterling four-panel bracelet with pyramid design. There are eight rows of "lentil" connectors. Marked Sterling Taxco 925. 7-1/2" x 1-1/4". 46 grams.
Soft blue suede outfit. Flared paints with shirt jacket. Studs with faux turquoise. Size 4/6~ Waist 24"; pant leg (waist to bottom) 41"; shirt~ shoulder to shoulder seam 15-1/2"; length( center/back collar to bottom) 26"; arms~ shoulder seam to cuff 22". This outfit has never been professionally cleaned.
Ca 1960 A fantastic sodalite pendant marked R.S.925 Hecho en Mexico DF. The eagle mark is obscured. The silver has light scratches. It measures approximately 3-1/2" x 3" excluding the bale ~ 16 grams.
Dainty solid gold earrings that were purchased in Europe. The pendants measure 1/2". Unmarked but acid test 18kt. Total weight: 2 grams.
Here is an exceptional, heavy pewter necklace with solid horse shoe nail pendants. We were told it was designed by a Rhode Island School of Design alum but unfortunately no name was given. There is a W mark on the pendants - possibly part of the design or the designer's mark. The necklace is approximately 22"; the centerpiece hangs an additional 3-1/2". Weighs 5.6ozs.