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; LID diameter: 2 1/4" - PURSE diameter: 2 7/8" - DEPTH when empty: 3/4"
Marked: Pat. Mar. 25, 1896
The frame of this little purse (sometimes called a "miser's purse") is made of silver over brass. The lid is a very traditional Art Nouveau repousse design showing water lilies, leaves, and curved shell edges topped by a lovely female face with flowing hair entwined within the natural forms...
Measurements: OVERALL HEIGHT: 7.5" x TOTAL WIDTH including metal armature: 7.5" - HEIGHT OF FIGURE: 5.5" x WIDTH: 1 1/4"
Pressed into the underside of the wooden platform: "National Toy Company, Boston, Ma. USA, Patented March 10, 1915"
Hand painted. Without damage or repair to the figure except for a bit of the black paint missing from the coat collar and the back of the coat at its base...
Measurements: 1/2 troy oz. 800 (Continental) silver - HEIGHT: 1 1/2" - WIDTH: 2" - OVAL BASE: 1 1/4" x 7/8"
European hallmarked miniature with lovely overall repousse design.
No damages or repairs.
Very slight surface abrasions consistent with age and usage.
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...
Measurements: BASE diameter: 2" - TOP diameter: 2.5" - HEIGHT: 3"
In undamaged condition with that wonderful "ring" sound characteristic to flint glass.
EAPG pattern "ribbed ivy" dating to the 1850's.
Size indication for a whiskey glass.
Several others available. This listing is for ONE.
Measurements: CASE; 1 7/8" square x 1/2" - IMAGE: 1 1/2" X 1 1/4"
This tintype case is unusual in that most cases were made of molded gutta percha, while this case was created from tortoise shell, mother of pearl and ivory lined with burgundy velvet which was impressed with a lovely image of flowers in a garden urn.
No identification as to manufacturer or photographic studio.
The cases opens easily and closes with a tight click,
The tintype image has no painted coloration...
Measurements: 5" to the top of the burner x 2 1/2" base diameter x 3 1/2" midsection diameter
Complete and undamaged miniature BASE & BURNER ONLY in the Cosmos pattern.
The knob on the burner reads: Acorn - P. & A. Mfg. Co.
4 part mold blown c.1880.
Measurements: 3/4 troy oz. of sterling
1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 2" - DEPTH: 1/16"
Dating to the early 1900's.
Elegant repousse design - almost like wings or the rays of the sun.
Crimping marks on the back of each corner where it was applied to.......?
Photographed unpolished with original patina.***Note: view my two previous items to see other corners and get one idea as to how they may be used.