Measurements: HEIGHT: 5.5" - WIDTH: 9" at the greatest width - DEPTH: 10" - RECTANGULAR BASE: 7.5" x 4.5" - HANDLE: 2" when raised - WEIGHT: 1 pound 10 ounces
This is one AMAZING basket - without damages or repairs. Great patina on the bent willow (see the close up of photo #1) and lovely, multi colored shading throughout the sisal roping...
Measurements: - 6.5" x 7" x 1 1/4" deep - 5" x 5" opening
I believe that the wooden layers are of either cigar box wood or other vintage thin wood packaging such as a box to hold soap.
All in good, solid condition. The thin strips of wood forming the back of the holder for the image is also original. Not original, is the metal hanger (you can see the two holes where the original hanger must have been) and my metal points holding the image in place...
Measurements: HEIGHT: 4.5" x WIDTH: 8" x DEPTH: 5.5"
Made from old wooden cigar boxes of German origin.
Each intricate pyramid is made up of nine layers of hand carved, notched cigar wood. Each side of the box is designed with 4 matched smaller pyramid shapes in each corner with a larger central pyramid.
The interior lid is lined with old paper...
Measurements: LENGTH: 3 1/4" - HEIGHT: 2" - DEPTH: 1"
No stem or carry case.
The design is of a full figured Victorian woman showing a bit of leg with boots and exposed lower arms - perhaps a Victorian actress or music hall performer? Exposed legs and arms were considered very sexy and NOT characteristic of a society lady's clothing.
Undamaged; no repairs. Well used with lovely patina.
Measurements: 6" x 1/2" at the widest dimension - WEIGHT: 1.3 oz.
Hallmarked with the number 12 and "S.R." I have been unable to identify the country of origin, but I purchased two yad from the same estate and the other was pre-1900 Germany.
The torah pointer or YAD (the Hebrew word for hand) is part of the Jewish ceremony of reading a portion of the torah. It is a decorated rod used in the synagogue to indicate the text of the torah that is being read in the day's service...
Measurements: BLADE: 8" x 4" crescent - WOODEN HANDLE: 5" long - WEIGHT: 8.8oz.
An elegant, hand forged primitive kitchen tool for chopping food and herbs. Over a hundred years old and still in fine, usable condition.
Unpolished, so there is some rust showing. Easily removed.
The handle shows no damage or repairs - its metal rivet still tight and stable.
American made - New England origin.
Measurements: 1/2 troy oz. of sterling silver (not including non silver grooming tool) - LENGTH: 3 1/8" x DIAMETER: 1/4"
No damages or repairs and the nail grooming tool appears to be original.
Tight closure, very little surface wear.
Use as a grooming tool container or to hold sewing needles, small pills, or.....
Photographed unpolished as are all of my vintage silver pieces.
Measurements: 4 5/8" x 7/8" at its widest - 3/4 oz. total weight
Marked as "sterling," although the mark is very worn...
Measurements: 1 1/2" x 1 1/8" x 3/8" - WEIGHT: 1/2 oz.
Clearly marked "sterling" but no manufacturer's name.
I date this adorable postage stamp box to the early 1900's. The ring and jump ring suggest that the box was used on a chatelaine. Now it could be used as an unusual pendant or simply carried in a pocket and used to hold pills. Very secure closure.
Arts and Crafts Movement style lettering.
Measurements: BIRD: 4 7/8" long x 1 1/4" wide x 2" tall from the branch to the top of the bird's head - BRANCH: total length: 5" - FLOWER POT BASE: 2" X 2" x 1 1/2" greatest depth descending to 5/8"
The bird's legs and the wall hanger loop on the pot are metal. NOTE the intricately looped metal feet.
Both the bird and pot show clear signs of having been hand carved.
American late 19th c...
Measurements: 3 1/4" long x 1 1/4" tall x 1" wide
Black lacquered papier mache shoe snuff box with silver wire pique and MOP inlay.
Great surface without cracks or chips.
Victorian vintage - possibly c.1850.
Wonderful addition to a collection of boxes or shoes.
Measurements: 18" wide x 10.5" tall x 4" depth
WEIGHT: 1# 13 oz. (unboxed)
Wonderfully fierce American eagle carving with wide spread wings and remnants of the original gilding.
Wear to the surface as obvious from the photographs as is the excellent patina.
This carving was obviously part of a larger piece - either a mirror or a cabinet. However, as an object, it is a "stand alone" design - although the forward leaning design does NOT allow the eagle to actually stand alone...