Blackbird Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
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 : 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...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1920 item #1072479 (stock #jc2)
Blackbird Antiques
$1,600.00

Measurements:

21 1/2" tall to the top of the finial x 5" diameter base x 6.5" width of lighting armature.

11" tall candlestick portion.

8.5" tall figures.

I am not certain of the composition of the dark figures (bronze??). The gold dore is over brass.

Recently rewired with original lighting fixtures, but not original finials.

The style is Greco/Roman dating to 1880-1920.

The lighting portion can be detached to reveal a pair of figural candlesticks.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1910 item #1077839
Blackbird Antiques
$115.00

Measurements: 2 troy oz. of silver.

2" tall x 1 3/8" diameter base and 1 1/2" tall x 1 " diameter base. Hallmarked on the inside and outside of each goblet and under the bases.

Matching hand engraved designs.

Unpolished and without repairs.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Bakelite : Pre 1960 item #1078090 (stock #72/5)
Blackbird Antiques
$195.00

Measurements: 3 3/8" wide x 1 1/2"

Very good original condition without repairs. The front of the brooch has mellowed to a soft, almost yellow green with faint marbling. The back shows the bright green original color - 75 years ago.

Note that the mother of pearl disc and bakelite button are anchored with a screw and that the pin stem and clasp are also anchored with screws. This is consistent with the earlier pieces of well made bakelite jewelry.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1081786 (stock #90/96)
Blackbird Antiques
$165.00

Measurements:

Total length when uncoiled: 16" x 2.25" at the front/widest measurement x 1" at the back/narrowest measurement.

As the photographs show, the beads are strung on coiled "memory" wire. This construction allows the necklace to adjust to fit almost any size neck comfortably without pinching.

Because of the design, I have labeled the necklace as Native American...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1950 item #1081987 (stock #002)
Blackbird Antiques
$22.00

Measurements:

6.25" x 2.75" x .75" deep.

In good condition for its age with only minor wear to the black rim edge surrounding the hand painted river scene. The scene is painted in a soft gold, orange, green, brown palette. The bottom of the pin tray also shows wear consistent with age. No cracks, chips, flakes or hairlines.

This is the type of dish my grandmother used for her hair pins which is why I named it a pin tray. There may be a more traditional usage, but I don't know it...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1910 item #1086044 (stock #147/20)
Blackbird Antiques
$125.00

Measurements:

5 3/4" x 7 1/2" x approximately 1" deep.

Containing 16 pages not including the scrap attached to the front and back inside covers. The ephemera contained in the scrapbook are all original and Victorian and include: 8 black and white litho engravings; 20 holiday cards - various; 30 individual pieces of scrap in full color; and one Centennial Souvenir.

Also included in the price of this item is a group of 3 separate pieces of scrap of sailing/steam boats.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1900 item #1086125 (stock #145a/120)
Blackbird Antiques
$20.00

Measurements: Largest figure: 2" x 3"

All original Victorian scrap. Minor damage (see photo enlargement). Wonderful detail.

More scrap available. Please ask.