Measurements: 6.5" tall x 4.5" wide x 4" deep
No maker's label; only an almost illegible number 10 cast into the base
Beautifully detailed matte over-overpaint --- except for the gloss black glaze used to create sparkle in the eyes of the child and kitten.
Dating to the 1950's.
No damages or repairs.
Measurements: 2 1/4" diameter with a depth of 3/8" in the shape of a miniature saucer.
Was this part of a child's tea set? I have no idea. I have used it on my dresser for years to hold small pairs of pierced earrings.
The guilloche enamel is undamaged - and a lovely color of medium blue. The only damage I see are two small scratches into the white enamel rim.
As always, photographed unpolished.
No maker's mark. No silver mark...
Measurements: WEIGHT of holder without the glass insert: 11 oz. each - HEIGHT: 4 1/4" to the top of the handle - BASE DIAMETER: 3 1/4" - WIDTH - handle to lip: 4 1/4"
This pair of holders is made of heavy pressed metal (brass??) which has been silver plated. Both sides have the same design of grape leaves and grape clusters. The front of of the holder has a wonderfully detailed design including rockets, the Kremlin, and Sputnik...
Measurements: LENGTH tip of beak to tail: 3 1/4" - WIDTH: 1 3/8" - HEIGHT: 1 3/8"
This is a walrus ivory miniature decoy carving signed by Ted Mayac, Jr. dating to the 1970's. Ted Mayac, Jr. is a well known Alaskan Eskimo (Inupiat) carver, as was his father, Ted Mayac, Sr.
Both carvers worked in ivory and bone as well as manmade substances...
Measurements: BEAK TO TAIL: 4" - BODY DIAMETER: 3" - HEIGHT: 3 1/2" - BASE DIAMETER: 2 1/2" - WEIGHT EACH: 4 oz.
19th century Italian Venetian blown glass "master" salt dishes (larger than individual salt dishes) with the characteristic rough pontil on the base of each.
This listing is for FOUR swans: 2 pale pink, one pale yellow (not photographed), and one a very pale aqua - all with lutz gold flakes...
Measurements: 4" diameter x 2" height
Delicate pin rose color with white leafy vine trim set into a shallow scalloped edge bowl.
No damages or repairs.
Perfect for anyone who loves pink - particularly to hold a special Valentine's Day gift.
Measurements: 2" x 1 1/2" x 5/8" diameter of cat head
3/4 oz. of 925 silver
This key holder is not only functionally useful, but totally adorable! Created in the 1950's, it is a figural cat with head and curly tail. The face of the cat is somewhat abstract showing lush whiskers, a cat smile, and a big wink...
Measurements: 3" tall on an oval base: 2" x 1 3/8"
Beautifully hand painted (no painting on the interior).
The female bust suggests a 1920's Flapper Girl with serious attitude! But this is just my perception.
With the traditional bronze trim at the join of the two parts of the box.
The bottom of the box shows the decorator's initials M C and the words "Peint Main" as well as the genuine "Limoges, France" mark.
I date the box to the 1950's according to the estate from which it was p...
Measurements: 6" x 3 1/4" x 1 1/4" deep
Queen Victoria pattern c.1930. Curvy rim with a feathered gilt edge
Decorated with birds, butterflies and moths.
Excellent condition without chips, cracks or hairlines.
Measurements: 4" long x 3/8" at the widest dimension.
The mechanism allows a pull on the sterling surround to eject the cigarette. The mechanical element works smoothly.
Very gently used condition.
I am not certain what the black element is - perhaps black onyx?
Measurements: 6" tall x approximately 7" x 7" with a 15" handle
The body of the basket is made of either split reed or black ash which was painted a dark teal. No splits or breaks in the reed.
The bottom is a thin, solid piece of wood - also painted teal...
Measurements: 1 1/8" diameter x 3/8" depth
I am referring to this small figural box as a vinaigrette because of the open work top and the cotton which was originally held within the box. In vinaigrettes, the cotton would be soaked in scent - cologne or perfume.
The tiny knob is used pull apart the top and bottom halves.
Although unmarked, I tested the metal and it is silver - guaranteed as such...