A Japanese brass and copper snuff box: the hinged lid depicting an engraved interior with a drummer and a round-bellied masked dancer in copper relief, the box with fruit, flowers and birds. Meiji (1868-1912). Width "3 / 7,5 cm, height " 1 ¼ /2,8 cm. Condition: fine.
American stag horn and sterling silver corkscrew, c 1900. The silver end with impressed marks 393, Sterling and cross mark for J.F. Fradley & Co (New York, 1866-1937). Length "8 / 20 cm. Condition: the original screw has been replaced.
Three Dutch little sterling silver spoons, mid 19th century, all in Baroque style, all with pseudo 17th or 18th century hallmarks. Spoon ends with cast figures of saints or prophets. Many silversmiths in Holland went on working in the old style of the Dutch Golden Age, and this kind of spoon was very much liked during the first half of the 19th century. Three more spoons without ends to go with the first three (cf. the last photo). Length "4 – 4 ½ / 10,5 – 11 cm. Condition: fine.
A French carving set; knife and fork with silver handles, beautifully engraved and crafted. Made in Paris in the 1880’s, in the classicist Louis XVI style so much “en vogue” at the time. The fork made of ivory or bone, the sharp steel blade of the knife marked Paris. Minerva head hall mark and a maker’s mark of a bird, possibly, and E. Length of knife "13 ¼ / 33,5 cm. Condition: the little knob of the fork seems to be replaced, otherwise fine.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Scandinavian : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1241870
A pair of Royal Copenhagen candlesticks / candle holders, hand painted in the Saxon Flowers pattern (Danish: Saksisk Blomst), inspired by the 18th century production of Meissen, in Saxony, Germany. Royal Copenhagen mark for the period after 1922, model number 3334, pattern 493 and painter’s signature. Width “3 ¾ / 9,8 cm and height “2 ¼ / 5,8 cm. Condition: fine.
A Russian silver walking stick handle with niello scroll work. The end of the handle with engraved initials of the original owner, whereas the shield within the ornamented design has been left blank. Cyrillic lettering in the design forms the Russian word for Souvenir or In Remembrance. 1896 – 1908 assayers “84” mark for Liba Oleksa, Kiev and maker’s mark YC. Length: " 4 ¾ / 12,2 cm. Condition: fine.
A pair of English silver basket bowls in Neo Rococo style. Engraved inscription indicating that they formed the 2nd prize at an event (sports?) in Topsham, Devon, in 1899. Marks for John Millward Banks in Birmingham 1896. Length: "5 ¼ / 13 cm. Condition: fine.
Pair of oval silver salts, the clean and simple design with straight sides and a classical border of stylized leaves (kymation) around the rim. Early 20th century, with Swedish import hall marks and possibly by Bernhard Hertz whose company was based in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Length "2/ 5,5 cm. Condition: no liners.
A toy size, miniature milk jug with lobed rim and scroll legs in Rococo style. Unknown age; the Dutch importation mark was used from the early 19th century till well into the 20th. Condition: the handle is a recent reconstruction. Height: "1 ½ / 3,5 cm.
A silver plated miniature bowl and sterling silver spoon. The bowl fluted, with flaring rim, inside with traces of gilt. Unmarked, England, late 19th century. The diminutive spoon is a rat-tail spoon, an 18th century model, but the hall marks are for Birmingham 1960. Length of spoon "1 ¾ / 4,7 cm, diam. of bowl "1 ½ / 3,7 cm. Condition: fine.
Sterling silver miniature bowl, boat shaped in late 18th c style. A toy size candy or sweetmeat bowl. Maker’s mark JMB for John Millward Banks, q = 1890 and anchor mark for Birmingham. Almond shaped, the sides fluted. Width / "2 ¼ / 6 cm. Condition: fine.
A very pretty ladies pocket watch, made in Switzerland, antique. The face is heart shaped, decorated in silver and gilt, the case all over finely engraved with floral ornaments. On the back are traces of enamel. The movement marked SWISSMADE. Case and cuvette both numbered 32086 over 5 and stamped 925, with London import marks for 1908, the cuvette also GS, initials that are part of the assay mark. Diameter "1 ¼ / 3,3 cm. Condition: at present it does not run.
A hand hammered brass teapot with rattan wrapped handle. Germany, c 1910, unsigned. Height: "7 ½/ 19, width "8/ 20 cm. Condition: fine.
An enamel on copper cup or beaker and a small dish. Both are Italian modernist pieces (1950’s), both enameled in tomato red with black speckles (the back of the dish in gilt and white). The cup marked with a small metal sign in the way of Paolo de Poli, stamped Made in Italy, the dish with impressed mark. The height of the cup "2/ 5 cm, the diameter of the dish bowl: "3 ½ / 8,7 cm. Condition: fine.
A very small cast iron wall plaque, a miniature version of the decorative reliefs sometimes preserved from old German cast iron ovens. The details of this casting are extremely fine. The scene is of a forest road with coal wagons being pulled by horses, followed by a man with a whip. In the foreground another man (most probably the owner of the woods) sits in a laid-back position, smoking his pipe. Cast signature in the left corner: C S v(on) Schwarzenborn in Halberstadt sc(ulpsit)...
A Danish hand hammered footed pewter bowl. Designed by Georg Nilsson and produced by the big Dutch cutlery manufacturer Gero in the Danish factory they had purchased in1922 and where GN (trained by Georg Jensen) was the chief designer. Marked Gerotin (tin is Danish for pewter). Height: "5 ¼ / 13 cm. Condition: fine.
Two hand hammered pewter vases of the same model, of different size. Designed by Georg Nilsson and produced by the big Dutch cutlery manufacturer Gero in the Danish factory they had purchased in1922 and where GN (trained by Georg Jensen) was the chief designer. Marked Gerotin (tin is Danish for pewter). Height: "3 ¼ / 8 and "2 ¼ / 6 cm. Condition: fine.
Cutlery set: roast fork, carving knife and sharpener, a bottle opener and a cheese knife, all with ringed brass handles. Georg Jensen, c 1970, all with impressed and/or etched marks. Length: "6 ¾ / 17,5 - "12 ¼ / 31 cm. Condition: some wear to the brass handles.