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
Add your prescription and monogram to this elegant antique Victorian Period tortoise shell lorgnette, comprising nicely grained and richly colored back and front tortoise panels, each side with a center silver oval design, no monogram, holding silver-tone metal framed, prescription glass spectacles, suspended on a hard-to-lose silver chain. Circa 1880. Measurements: 4 1/2" L x 1 1/8" W; Very good condition with minor surface scratches, chip on edge of one glass lens, easily replaced. ...click for details
Spectacular Victorian 14K solid multicolor gold Illinois pocket watch, circa 1884, comprising a yellow gold 6 Size Hunter Case, the front engraved with a pink/rose gold monogrammed shield surrounded with intricate green gold flowers. The case back decorated with a highly detailed bee hive scene design, scrolled, textured border. Inside: White porcelain dial, black Roman numerals, blued steel hands, marked ILLINOIS WATCH COMPANY, SPRINGFIELD,1145370. Compensated balance, stem wind, lever set, 15 ...click for details
This one-of-a-kind desk accessory is rare and unique. An antique Victorian sterling silver wax seal with petrified tooth-form handle, Monogram EMQ, banding marked STERLING and 925/1000, American, C.1890. Size: 3 5/8" x 1/2"; Condition is excellent.