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. 332pp.
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.
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"
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.
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".
A colorful African scene signed by Gallin. The frame which shows some wear and chipping is missing its glass.
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.
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.
Coin silver amber necklace that was purchased in Africa during the early '70's. Three of the blue glass embellishments are missing; one bell on the bottom of the pendant is also missing. The chain measures 21";the pendant hangs 4". 62 grams.
An unusual frame with characters and "beading." There is some wood loss on the characters and restoration may be needed. The frame with glass measures 25-1/2" x 21"; the unsigned print, 20" x 16".
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.
A wonderful etched bakelite box that simulates wood. There are scenes on all sides, top and bottom. Stamped on the bottom. Unfortunately, the piece is mottled with stains. Measures 5" x 3-1/2" x 2-1/2"
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.
Signed ELLIS in block letters in the lower right corner. A small brown spot is in the upper right corner. Professionally framed and matted under glass. Frame measures 11" x 21"
Published by Chronicle Books 2007, an oversized hard cover with dust jacket... A comprehensive chronicle of the house of Cartier. "Long out of print, Nadelhoffer's exhaustive research has been revived with lush new photography and design sketches of the world's most distinctive and finely crafted jewelry. Through charming and compelling anecdotes, these famed gems and the elite clientele who don them are brought to life...