Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1960 item #1052238 (stock #168/38)
Blackbird Antiques
$315.00

Measurements:

2" interior diameter; 1" width; 3/8" thickness

Cut 1/8" from black bakelite into a soft red/orange bakelite

No damages.

Dating to Mid Century.

Also, view a similar pair of clip earrings of the same vintage and coloration. Priced separately.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1960 item #1053946 (stock #920087)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements:

1 3/8" diameter x 1/2" dome height

No damages or repairs.

Intricately designed to be very three dimensional.

Deeply carved.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1900 item #1055477 (stock #259a13)
Blackbird Antiques
$1450.00

Measurements:

Top diameter including handles: 22" - not including handles: 14" Base diameter: 10" Height: 11"

This chalice form is hand hammered with applied top and base rings. The top edge is decorated with square and round repousse plaques which have been enameled (some enamel "as is"); the round plaques are centered by semi precious stones: moonstone, opal and mother of pearl.

In "as found" condition except for having professional conservation done on the base ring...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1960 item #1057151 (stock #100-1-9987)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements:

1.5" tall x 3/4" long x 3/8" with two parts of the original "tape measure" ribbon.

Glass is signed "Schiaparelli/France"

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Pre 2000 item #1057274 (stock #hf/jt)
Blackbird Antiques
$29.00
Published in 1999 by Stuart , Tabori & Chang with 153 pages. Co-authors: Helaine Fendelman and Jonathan Taylor. Detailed color photographs on almost every page. Separate price guide also available. An excellent resource for any collector of Tramp Art.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1900 item #1057526 (stock #273/88)
Blackbird Antiques
$345.00

Measurements:

5 1/2" tall x 6" base diameter

This is an elegant design for a chamber stick - reflecting the classic designs of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

The metals used are brass and copper...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1058593 (stock #177/2)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements:

5 7/8" long x 1 1/4" at the widest point. Lenses open to 4 1/8" wide.

Gorgeous Nouveau/Edwardian design of scrollwork, leaves, and gadroon beading. With a tight closure. However, spring opening is slow - so that one needs to give the lorgnette a small shake to complete the opening of the lenses.

Clearly marked "sterling."

The silver case is undamaged and without repairs. Only slight surface scuffing consistent with age and usage - easily buffed off...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Portraits : Pre 1900 item #1058982 (stock #274/10)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements:

1 1/4" diameter

A "sweetheart" locket showing a handsome Victorian couple with lightly tinted rosy cheeks. She is wearing a cameo; he is wearing an amazing bow tie? with stickpin. There appears to have been a third woman (notice the gloved hand!) who didn't make the final portrait.

The back of the case shows silver under the gold vermeil. I believe that the wear to the back of the case was created as people tried to open the back - which does not open...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Fashion : Accessories : Pre 1960 item #1059424 (stock #927)
Blackbird Antiques
$145.00

Measurements: 4" total length including the dangles, 1 7/8" at the widest point, 3/4" diameter watch face/case

The watch is clearly marked "Tourneau" and is in working condition (with second hand sweep).

I am not sure how to describe the unusual watch pin except to say it has foliate scrollwork, a bow, a lyre shape and is topped by a starburst.

All of the stones appear to be original. None missing.

NOTE: There is an old repair to the back which appears to be gold...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1940 item #1060567 (stock #271a164)
Blackbird Antiques
$295.00

Measurements:

9" tall; 6.5" x 4.5" at the widest points with the rectangular base measuring: 4.5" x 2.5"

This is one adorable figural bank - marked with the French word "DEPOSE." Judging from the wooden shoes, she appears to be an apple cheeked Dutch girl on market day.

The bank is without cracks or repairs, but does have one corner in the back with a 1/8" chip missing. Also, small flakes of paint are missing - not enough to detract from the overall appearance...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1920 item #1060755 (stock #239a-30)
Blackbird Antiques
$245.00

Measurements:

Closed: 9.5" Open: 29" with a diameter of 2"

People refer to this type of telescope as maritime. I was unable to find any maker's mark to verify the telescope's intended usage. I do know that the barrels are brass, the protective slide cover over the eye piece is intact, and that the optics are excellent - with the original lens cap.

The largest barrel is covered with a burled walnut veneer.

Dating to the Edwardian era - possibly earlier.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1950 item #1061367 (stock #170/16)
Blackbird Antiques
$225.00

Measurements:

13" base to top of the brass cap; base diameter: 5.5" with a 10" harp (which is easily changed.

Note that the lamp has been rewired with fabric wound cord and that the base has been replaced. The original base was also Chinese style, but was badly damaged.

The colors (warmer than shown in the photos) are a pale yellow - almost custard - background with light green dogwood flowers and light brown branches...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1960 item #1061733 (stock #250/10)
Blackbird Antiques
$250.00

Measurements:

10" tall x 10" top diameter x 6" base diameter.

No dings, dents, or wear to the silver plate.

Gorgeous repousse lip with a floral and scroll design.

Lion head handles are wonderfully detailed and fierce!

Use as a wine cooler, and ice bucket or a base for a floral centerpiece. Totally elegant no matter what the use.

Polishes beautifully. Will work with the best of any sterling table setting.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1950 item #1061901 (stock #638)
Blackbird Antiques
$30.00
Great looking bakelite bead bits. I would call them "end caps." Only your imagination will limit your ideas for the ways to use these sweeties.

*****A kind internet dealer told me that these "beads" are umbrella tips. You decide!

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1063426 (stock #2754/16)
Blackbird Antiques
$150.00

Measurements:

4" tall x 6 1/4" top diameter x 2 3/4" base diameter

An interesting piece of vintage kitchen cookery with wonderful advertising, instructions, and clear illustrations.

Undamaged even though 100 years old! No chips, cracks, hairlines. Only the string closure is missing (and according to the instructions you can use soft bread as seal if you don't have any string).

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1066572 (stock #156/8)
Blackbird Antiques
$245.00

Measurements:

1 3/8" x 1 3/8" x 3/8" depth

A very three dimensional brooch dating to the early 1900's - without hallmarks or manufacturer's mark, but guaranteed to be both silver and gold.

An equestrian, horse themed design of horse head, riding crop and lariat/rope. With a wonderful sparkly eye.

Outstanding!

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1067781 (stock #273/6)
Blackbird Antiques
$285.00

Measurements:

2 1/2" tall x 5 1/4" square base x 3" square lid with 2" diameter original bronze/glass inkwell insert.

No damages, dents or repairs. Unpolished condition.

A beautiful addition to any Arts and Crafts Movement desk.

All Items : New Century : Furniture : Pre 1970 item #1068644 (stock #244a)
Blackbird Antiques
$45.00

Measurements:

4 1/2" tall with an oval base of 1 5/8" wide x 3 1/8" ** Note that the top of the piece is slightly angled.

Each round opening is 1 1/4" diameter.

I believe that this piece is Scandinavian though the sticker is missing from the bottom. The round "shadow" of the sticker is just visible.

When I purchased this piece, it was being used for pens and pencils...