Pretty antique micro mosaic round pin/brooch, circa 1900, featuring detailed brightly colored tesserae tiles with a centered flower set on a brass metal backing. Older safety pin clasp, marked Italy. Measures 1 1/4" diameter. Micro mosaics in perfect condition, clasp has been re-sodered.
A collectible vintage sterling silver pounce pot or "sander" shaker desk accessory used for sprinkling fine sand on ink from a fountain pen to absorb the excess and dry it, circa 1950, marked Whiting, Sterling. Size: 2"; Condition with excellent. The shaker top lifts off easily and fits snugly. A handsome addition to any desk!
A fun sterling silver pill box . this is a realistic looking brushed sterling silver peanut-form case, made in Mexico, comprised of a twist off cap marked STERLING, MEXICO, 925, JACOB and Makers Mark. . Measurements- 2" long x 5/8" wide. Like new condition. WT-13.7grams
A whimsical swirled enamel sewing kit etui with original blue silk tassel, circa 1930, Made in Germany The brass base etui multicolored in shades of gray, white, blue and red, opens to reveal a tiny sewing kit including thread on a spool with a place for needles under the cap and a brass thimble. Size: 2" long. Overall good condition with the exception of some minor enamel loss.
A beautiful example of Victorian bead work, this was originally a purse. Now without a frame, this double sided stylized oval shaped Czechoslovakia glass cut bead design is composed of richly colored purple plum, lavender, gold, bronze, brown and charcoal black floral bouquets on tree limbs made up of horizontal and vertical rows of bead work, original brown silk lining, beaded fringe. Easily restored, might also make a lovely center applique on a special pillow, dress or jacket. Measurements: ...click for details
Vintage Folk Art Chinese silk doily embroidered with good luck symbols of butterflies and bats and a centered peony, framed in a black linen border with gray silk binding in period shades of green, purple and hot pink, natural linen backing, easily opens to make a pillow if desired. Size: 13 1/2" x 9 1/4". Pretty design and soft colors, embroidery in fine condition; freyed binding and moderate run of thread colors on silk.
Lovely antique silk Chinese panel embroidered with metallic wires framing flowers and butterflies in jewel tones of purple, blue, raspberry, and gold, natural linen backing, black silk border, easily opens to make a pillow if desired. Size: 12 1/4" x 8 1/4". Condition is good overall. Loose metallic wires, border seams need re-stitching, some loose embroidery threads.
This mid 19th century folk art crazy quilt is a wonderful mix of richly colored silks and hand embellished surface stitches. The back is a green cotton sateen fabric tied with floss. Eighty seven silk tags create a whimsical border around the entire piece. Taken from a house used as part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, we believe this piece was the energetic work of a child learning how to sew. Lovely flower signed Jane among the varied and heavily embroidered pieces. Size: 55 ...click for details
This lovely 14K yellow gold and diamond butterfly trembler brooch seems ready to fly away because of a fluttering wing design created by a spring mechanism between the wings. Finely executed openwork wings with scroll banding, diamond body and antenae, 585 stamped on back, safety-style clasp. Wt: 8.8 g; Measures 2" long x 1 3/8" wide. Excellent condition.