This fanciful Art Nouveau style brass desk box was originally made to hold stamps but would be a great place to store a special ring, cufflinks or a secret. Rectangular shaped, standing on four feet, the hinged cover has a centered sunflower surrounded by leaves and vines, two compartments inside, unmarked. Measures 3 in. x 1 5/8 in. x 1 1/4 in. high.
Condition is near perfect.
This magnificent handcrafted Art Nouveau figural brass letter opener is the nicest one I have seen, with intricate detailed "Spirit of Life" maiden wearing a flowing, draped gown, one arm resting on back of head, the other catching her windswept gown, standing on a base of sinewy bark surrounded by clover, circa 1890's, very heavy. Measurements: 10 in. high. Condition is near perfect.
In the tradition of the Victorian taste for taxidermy and the macabre, this unusual brass page turner is in the form of a chicken foot holding a feather, beautifully detailed and in perfect condition., circa 1890. Measures 9 3/8 in high. This is a wonderful desk accessory.
Desk decorating? Can't duplicate this original Victorian set of large nickel plated newspaper cutting scissors and letter opener with matching sheath in the style of WMF, circa 1900, the handles and sheath of beautifully cast with Art Nouveau style; blades are steel-cut and marked "Schnefel Bros, Germany;" condition: sheath case and handles in excellent condition, some minor nicks; measurement:, 11 3/4 inches in sheath. Letter opener- 8 3/8 in high.
This is an outstanding American sterling silver repousse napkin ring in the style of Kirk although the mark is too worn to distinguish, ca 1880, heavily repousse with centered monogram GLJ, Wt. 18.9g; Condition is excellent; Measurement: 1 5/8 in. diam. x 1 in. high.
This is an elegant set of 10 antique Haviland Limoges porcelain dessert plates, ca.1914, having a transfer printed gold rose and fern swag design caught with ribbons, scallop rim with a double row of gilt banding; all plates have an overglaze mark of Theodore Haviland, Limoges, France Patent Applied For in red inside an impressed raised double ring; also impressed marked T H . These plates have been used. Overall good condition with some wear to pattern and gilt wear on couped part of rim; one ...click for details
If you love beautiful workmanship, this brush will make you happy. This oval shaped silver repousse clothes brush is wonderfully detailed with rasberry vines, leaves and flowers on a textured background, circa 1910, natural bristle intact, no marks; Good condition with wear to the plating, minor rim dents, classic shabby chic. Measurements-5 in long x 3 1/4 in wide x 1 1/2 in high
This is a Limoges cabinet plate, ca. 1890, bearing the Limoges mark of the Coiffe porcelain factory as well as that of Guerin-Pouyat-Elite; featuring molded borders in pale pink within gilt rims and centered with a delicately handpainted spray of lilacs; condition: excellent, no chips, cracks, or crazing; gilt on rims is faded; measurement: 9 inches diam.
This is a beautiful Limoges cabinet plate, ca.1890, bearing the Limoges mark of the Coiffe porcelain factory as well as that of Guerin-Pouyat-Elite; featuring molded borders in pale blue within gilt rims and centered with a delicately handpainted spray of lilacs; condition: excellent, no chips, cracks, or crazing; gilt on rims is faded; measurement: 9 inches diam.
This is a striking Japanese Imari porcelain hexagonal plate boldly decorated with an underglaze cobalt blue large scale design reminiscent of a textile pattern, having a broad scalloped border rim, wavy potting on top of plate, very heavy, greige ground color, the base having a single spur mark, measuring 10 in x 11 3/4 in; Original condition, several rim chips.