Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1920 item #1243427 (stock #bat991)
Blackbird Antiques
$95.00

Measurements: 1 7/8" x 1 1/4" x 1/2" - WEIGHT OF BOX AND CHAIN: 1 oz. - LENGTH of Chain: 22" - ADDITIONAL LENGTH of chain attachment: 1/2"

Marked only with the word "China" - before the requirement to mark imports as "made in."

The box is of light blue enamel on silver over copper. I believe that the female figure shown on the lid is Quan Yin (Kwan Yin), the Goddess of mercy and protectress of children...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1242888 (stock #91-)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements: Exterior dimensions: 8" x 9.5" x 6mm - Interior opening dimensions: 8" x 6.5" - Mirror - 1/2" bevel

English Hallmarks: Birmingham, 1917. Maker's mark : C & C

Photographed unpolished except for photo #2. I took the second photo after polishing the frame because looking at the first photo, the frame appeared to have several large dents, WHICH IT DOES NOT. The only "damages" are two very tiny dimples at the top edge of the frame - right and left sides...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1920 item #1242236 (stock #jtatlt)
Blackbird Antiques
$75.00

Measurements: Set of 6 English Sheffield Plate "Dessert" Knives - Total LENGTH: 9" - MOP Handle LENGTH: 2 3/4 - Blade WIDTH: 3/4" - Handle WIDTH: 5/8" - COLLAR: 1/2" X 3/4"

The six knives are in good, but used, condition - light surface abrasion to the blades - note photo #4 for a nick out of the plating on one blade and a tiny bit of missing plate from a second blade.

Mother of pearl handles are in undamaged condition.

A lovely addition to an elegant table setting.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pressed Glass : Pre 1910 item #1241719 (stock #203)
Blackbird Antiques
$14.00

Measurements: TOP DIAMETER: 1 7/8" - approx. BASE DIAMETER: 1" (base shape is actually triangular) - HEIGHT: 1"

In good condition without chips, flakes, cracks.

The size indicates that this is an individual salt dish or salt cellar. An individual salt dish was placed at each table setting; then a larger, master salt would be placed in the center of the table or at each end. Very Victorian and/or Edwardian table dressing.

EAPG stands for Early American Pattern Glass c.1900 and earlier...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1241267 (stock #313.32)
Blackbird Antiques
$495.00

Measurements: Total WEIGHT: 4.5 oz. - Chatelaine only: .5 oz. - LENGTH from chatelaine to bottom of purse: 8.5" - WIDTH of purse: 5.5" at the base - 4.25" frame width - CHATELAINE front 1.75" x 1" - Chatelaine tongue: 2"

In fine and undamaged condition both inside and out...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1240389 (stock #268-13)
Blackbird Antiques
$525.00

Measurements: TOTAL WEIGHT: 9.5 oz. - LENGTH: 12.5" - approximate DIAMETER OF BOWL: 4"

This is one of the most beautiful and ornate of the Art Nouveau designs produced by the Gorham Silver Company in the late 1800's. The design is a combination of all that is Art Nouveau: shells, scrolls, leaves, flowers, fruit, puti and a semi nude woman holding a lyre...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1239065 (stock #313)
Blackbird Antiques
$725.00

Measurements: BASE: 14.5" x 11" - LETTER BOX: 12" x 5" - Glass INKWELLS: 2.5" square x 3" tall

Lacquered tartan paper over wood, forming an inkstand, pen tray and standing mail or stationery holder. I believe that the pattern is Stewart.

Dating to 1880-1910.

In lovely condition with a few tiny scuff marks - consistent with age and usage. See photo #3 and #4 for a close up view of the age crackled surface.

No missing paper...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1910 item #1238813 (stock #301)
Blackbird Antiques
$650.00

Measurements: LENGTH: 44" - HEIGHT - 23" - DIAMETER PIPE: 5/8"

Molded sheet copper with lovely, original verdigris patina except on the end of the arrow feathers.

No damages (such as bullet holes), but it would appear that the top of the vane has been repaired with (probably) lead solder used to re-create the original finial form. (photo#4)

Local pickup or shipper available

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1900 item #1238663 (stock #jtatlt)
Blackbird Antiques
$375.00

Measurements: DIAMETER: 17" - DEPTH: 5" - METAL BASE: 12" square - METAL ROD: 4" WEIGHT: 60 Pounds.

Not included, but also available, is the wooden and marble pedestal shown in the photo which measures 33" tall with a 16" square marble top.

Millstones, or mill stones, are hand shaped stones used in 19th century grist mills, for grinding wheat or other grains.

When mounted on a display stand, the mill stone becomes a true example of primitive American folk art - reminiscent of elega...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1910 item #1235802 (stock #b.AT90)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements: DIAMETER: 4/1/2"- DEPTH: 7/8" (including tripod legs)

This small sculpture is made of cast bronze with an artist's signature on the back, which is partially illegible (no foundry mark). I can read: "W.H. JR" and the lower case letters "o - m - e."

The sculpted bas relief is very three dimensional and very detailed without any of the blurring seen in less well made castings. All edges are rounded and smooth; beautifully finished...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1230663 (stock #jd)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1225876 (stock #287x.7)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1219751 (stock #jtat)
Blackbird Antiques
$225.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Clay : Pre 1910 item #1210959 (stock #298a18)
Blackbird Antiques
$245.00

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.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1910 item #1200864 (stock #79)
Blackbird Antiques
$345.00

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...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1193062 (stock #jg5)
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

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.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1187155 (stock #287c.30)
Blackbird Antiques
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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.

Lovely overall patina and a super example of American folk art.

I am guessing that the bir...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1184152 (stock #174/4woiat)
Blackbird Antiques
$215.00

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.