A late 19th century sterling silver desk seal. Circa 1890. Decorated in repousse style with a scroll design. Circular base engraved with the initials A O. Stamped STERLING and with maker's initials D C. Fine condition. Measures 1 1/4 inches in length.
A Staffordshire child's toy blue and white plate by Ridgways, (1902). Marked on reverse, in blue, "Ridgways" with the full "Humphrey's Clock" mark and initials "W.R.S.& Co., England - and, "Scenes From Chas. Dickens/ Old Curiosity/ Shop" (see enlargement picture # 2). Also on reverse is an impressed date mark for Jan. 1902. The plate features a country scene with houses in the background and two figures watching a horse leaping about. Pictured in Mi ...click for details
A RARE DINNER PLATE designed by "PHIZ" (pseudonym of HABLOT KNIGHT BROWNE). Made by William Brownfield, Cobridge, Staffordshire, 1862. With an impressed mark on reverse - "W.B." and registration mark for March 14, 1862 stamped in brown. Also stamped in brown, "The Drawings for this Dinner Service (all within a banner)/ ARE BY/ "PHIZ"./ H.K.BROWNE." The plate has a rim decorated with fruits and leaves and edged in turquoise. The center features classical fi ...click for details