Big Boy Toy: Hinged wood bow having three hand-colored paper scales, circa 1800, the lid with alphabetical table of European cities and their latitudes, the vertical face with printed scale, the horizontal face with a central inset compass and hour scale in Roman and Arabic numerals. Glass cover over the dial, unsigned. Measures 3 3/8 in. x 2 in. Condition: Paper toned and with loss, missing string gnomon, one latch missing, flakes to glass cover. 3 3/8 inches x 2 inches
A spectacular set of 15 hand blown crystal cordial glasses manufactured in Bohemia by Moser circa 1880, each hand cut and decorated with elaborate raised gold flowers and leaves, comprising a mixture of colors, shapes and stems. The glasses measure 4 inches high and the diameter of the openings vary between 1 1/2 inches to 1 3/4"inches. The lip and base of each piece is banded. Excellent antique condition. Minor gold loss to some of banding. Extremely delicate and a rare find but will sep ...click for details
A fine sterling silver cigar holder tube having an engine-turned design and slide off cap. Stamped 925 and Makers Mark and Anchor on tube and inside cap. Measures 7 1/4" long. Very good condition with minor depressions near tip. Wt. 67.7g. A class act waiting for a monogram on cap.
A nicely designed American Aesthetic Period sterling silver pocket or fruit knife with sterling blade and seed pick, marked STERLING and makers mark. Monogrammed HELEN. Size is 3 1/8" long closed, 5 3/8" long with blade unfolded.
In excellent original condition with clear, crisp detail, this protective and functional little knife is a handbag keeper.
Originally made for fruit circa 1860, today this antique Coin Silver folding knife might become a handy tool for another use. Small and lightweight, one side of the delicate silver engraved handle is monogrammed in script CGT, the other side awaits the initials of a new owner. One fairly sharp blade marked COIN and the other blade used for picking seeds or as a toothpick. The blade can be sharpened to hold an edge that can cut anything easily. Excellent condition, cleaning on request. Measures 3 ...click for details
Function and form prevail with this lovely Continental silver shoe horn. It features a decorative
intricately brite-cut floral pattern enhanced with a centered design bird on a fence. The finish looks like brocade and the sweet design stands out subtly from the silver. Monogrammed JKS brings the past into the present and scalloped edges add even more interest. Measuring 6 7/8" in length x 1 3/4" at the widest point, it weighs 60.8 grams. Unmarked but tested 850. Near perfect condi ...click for details
An eye catching Victorian pique locket, circa 1860 made of thick tortoise shell and inlaid with gold and sterling silver to form a whimsical rose and rose leaves design, on a tortoise shell bail. The locket opens to store two photos or lock of hair. Each frame rimmed with twisted gold and glass covered. The locket measures 1 3/4 inches in long from the top of the bail to the bottom of the locket and one inch at its widest point.
It is in very good condition with age appropriate wear, havi ...click for details
This handled American coin silver cup was made by William K. Vanderslice in San Francisco, CA, circa 1870, consisting of a simple tapered cylindrical form with rope banding around rim and base. Vanderslice was an early California silversmith, working in the mid 19th century. He became widely acclaimed for his fine silverwork. This cup is marked with his name, San Francisco, makers mark and Pure Coin. The cup measures 3 1/2" high, 4 5/8" across including handle, and weighs a little over ...click for details
A fine turn of the century Arita serving bowl and cover, the bowl with molded and reticulated border of interlocking rings, wachigai, forming a band of auspicious “shippo”, the interior decorated in blue, orange and beige fish and lilies, auspicious symbols of longevity and good fortune. The underside marked with a lucky symbol. The bowl is in good condition, having some flaking on the perforated cover. No restoration or chips. The dish measures 12" diameter x 2 3/4" high.