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Exquisite English Edwardian Rhinestone Clasp Bag

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Accessories: Pre 1910   item# 348366

Exquisite English Edwardian Rhinestone Clasp Bag
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This enchanting antique English purse revives Georgian neo-classicism, adding the airy elegance of Edwardian design. It has the most gorgeous clasp I've ever seen, shimmering with brilliant old paste rhinestones. The oval wreath shape - an inch tall and almost that wide - frames a central flower amid graceful leaves and is beautifully detailed with beaded edges. The pale white metal has the look of platinum, so is probably rhodium or chromium, which come from the same family).

Many things tell us this bag has seen very little use: the positive action of the clasp, the spring that remains in the elasticated inner pocket and, of course, the flawless condition of the fabric. Even the handle isn't worn. Finding a bag this old in such superb condition is almost miraculous, frankly. Size is about 5" tall (or 9" including handle) and width is 7 1/2" at the bottom. The tag inside had a logo including the letters G, F and R, along with the words "Made in England".

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English Medieval Gilt Bronze Buckle Great as Pendant

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1492   item# 328178

English Medieval Gilt Bronze Buckle Great as Pendant
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This medieval buckle was quite a fancy one in its day (the 1300s or 1400s). You can still see vestiges of glittering gold around its holes -- and notice how artistically made it is. I love the scalloped edge and there's even a groove formed in that section, into which the witchy gothic prong settles safely. No doubt that's why its pointed tip is still intact after so many centuries.

Beautifully patinated by time and measuring about 1" by 1 1/8", this treasure remains quite sturdy enough to enjoy as a necklace pendant. You'll be the envy of all when you wear something so exceptional. Just tie on a leather thong or cord - or maybe a ribbon to match your outfit.

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Very Fine Gilt Bronze Buckle from 1300s or 1400s

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1492   item# 327871

Very Fine Gilt Bronze Buckle from 1300s or 1400s
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This opulent and extremely refined medieval bronze buckle was without any doubt handcrafted for an aristocrat. Its shape is lyrical and vestiges of gilding remain strongly present on the plate, still attached to one side of the buckle, showing that very pure gold was originally applied overall.

This is more a display piece than for use as a jewel, although you could carefully wear it on a ribbon or cord for special occasions. While the remaining attachment of plate to buckle seems sturdy, you wouldn't want to risk losing that incredible plate that's still *glittering* under the lamp as I write this. It's truly astounding that this delicate treasure has survived six or seven centuries in such remarkable condition. Size is about 1 1/4" by 7/8" and provenance is our favorite antiquities dealer in England.

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Ancient Bronze Buckle and Plate Pendant 14th or 15th c

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1700   item# 327868

Ancient Bronze Buckle and Plate Pendant 14th or 15th c
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Ancient bronze buckles make great conversation-piece pendants for both men and women, so we acquired quite a few from our English antiquities dealer. Most are medieval, but a few are Tudor (English Renaissance) or Georgian. The one shown here dates from the 14th or 15th century. With both plate and pin intact intact (which is rare), it's large - measuring more than 2 inches by about 1 1/4" - and so beautifully patinated that its touch is like silk.

It's still quite sturdy enough to enjoy as a necklace pendant and you'll be the envy of all when you wear something so exceptional. Just tie on a cord or ribbon and you're good to go.

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Our Largest Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 309026

Our Largest Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman
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The city of Rome was only beginning to take shape during the period when this bronze brooch was produced - between the 8th-5th Centuries BCE. An amazing survivor of the Empire's rise and fall, this richly patinated beauty came through it all with pin intact! This treasure measures a sizeable 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" and has a beautiful, sculptural form.

As you may know, the fibula was originally a Celtic jewel, introduced into Italy by the Etruscans -- a people gradually assimilated by the Romans, who secured their garments with fibulae for centuries. They're seen on virtually every Imperial Roman bust, but this example dates well before Imperial times.

We were lucky enough to acquire, from the same European source, two more brooches of this type: One measures about 1 3/8" by 7/8" and will still open! The other measures about 1 3/16" by 3/4". Their similarity would make these a wonderful collection for the tabletop, desktop or vitrine - or they could be worn as pendants, suspended by their hinges. If you're interested in all three, please e-mail and we can work out special pricing.

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Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 309025

Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman
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$115.
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During the period when this bronze brooch was produced - between the 8th-5th Centuries BCE - the city of Rome (founded in 753 BCE) was only beginning to take shape. An amazing survivor of the Empire's rise and fall, this richly patinated beauty came through it all with pin intact -- AND it still opens! This rarity measures about 1 3/8" by 7/8" and has a beautiful, sculptural form.

As you may know, the fibula was originally a Celtic jewel, introduced into Italy by the Etruscans -- a people gradually assimilated by the Romans, who secured their garments with fibulae for centuries. They're seen on virtually every Imperial Roman bust, but this example dates well before Imperial times.

We were lucky enough to acquire, from the same European source, two more brooches of this type: The largest measures about 2 1/2" by 1 1/2", while the other measures 1 3/16" by 3/4". Their similarity would make them a wonderful collection for the tabletop, desktop or vitrine - or they could be worn as pendants, suspended by their hinges. If interested in all three, we can work out special pricing. There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift wrap is also free whenever desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 309023

Fine Ancient Italian Bronze Fibula - Pre-Roman
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$95.
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During the period when this bronze brooch was produced - between the 8th-5th Centuries BCE - the city of Rome(founded in 753 BCE) was only beginning to take shape. An amazing survivor of the Empire's rise and fall, this richly patinated beauty came through it all with pin intact! It measures about 1 3/16" by 3/4" and has a beautiful, sculptural form.

As you may know, the fibula was originally a Celtic jewel, introduced into Italy by the Etruscans -- a people gradually assimilated by the Romans, who secured their garments with fibulae for centuries. They're seen on virtually every Imperial Roman bust, but this example dates well before Imperial times. Judging from its size, I expect it was worn by a child.

We were lucky enough to acquire, from the same European source, two more brooches of this type: The largest measures about 2 1/2" by 1 1/2", while the other - which still opens - is a dainty 1 3/8" by 7/8". Their similarity would make them a wonderful collection for the tabletop, desktop or vitrine - or they could be worn as pendants, suspended by their hinges. If interested in all three, please e-mail and we'll work out special pricing.

There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift wrap is also free whenever desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



English Antique Candlesticks - Pair, Edwardian or Older

Catalogue: Antiques: Furnishings: Lighting: Tabletop: Candlesticks: Pre 1910   item# 303022

English Antique Candlesticks - Pair, Edwardian or Older
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Dating from around 1900, these impressive oak twist candlesticks measure 10 1/4" tall, have good heavy bases and are accented with elaborately cast white metal. Far more affordable than their sterling counterparts, they're also lots easier to manage in today's butler-less households. They'll always look their best - with no polishing, ever!

We found these at auction in Suffolk, along with a similar pair that has a darker finish. If you need a set to complement mahogany or another dark wood, please have a peek at those.

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Victorian Art Nouveau Cast Iron Jewelry Stand

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Iron: Pre 1900   item# 159235

Victorian Art Nouveau Cast Iron Jewelry Stand
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I've never before seen anything exactly like this, but assume it's a stand for hatpins, stickpins and such. Obviously it dates from the Art Nouveau period (probably the 1880s or 1890s), given its ornate scrollwork and other ornaments. I particularly enjoy the lion-like gargoyle figures at the corners of the base. The piece is about 3" wide and 6 1/2" tall, including the budlike finial on top which unscrews for some reason. Quite heavy for its size, it can hold a LOT of jewelry and remain stable. Present color is matte black, but it's just a spritz away from being any color you like. Past shades visible inside the base are fern green and cinnabar red.

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Lovely Antique Ivory Silk and Lace Camisole c 1900

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Apparel: Pre 1910   item# 151712

Lovely Antique Ivory Silk and Lace Camisole c 1900
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$45, reduced from $75.
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This antique Victorian or Edwardian ivory silk camisole trimmed lavishly with cotton lace is a rare find -- pretty enough to wear as a blouse, not just a luxurious undergarment. In near-perfect condition, it needs only new ribbons at the shoulders and waist. Since the straps and drawstring should be precisely fitted to the new owner, I haven't replaced them. The silk is in superb shape, with only a few teensy holes toward the waist that don't look worth worrying about but need to be mentioned. Lying flat, the piece measures 17-1/2 inches across the lace, so would fit up to a 35-inch bust. Waistline, ungathered, measures about the same. You could put a thin elastic there, instead of a ribbon drawstring, if you prefer. Provenance is a Minnesota estate.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount for international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free on request. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos.Thanks for looking!


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