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All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1950 item #1325582 (stock #548vd)
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Made in Italy for J. E. Caldwell of Philadelphia, this sterling chamberstick and snuffer measures 4 3/8" across the base (5 1/2" including the handle) and is just over 3" high. It weighs between 4 1/2 and 5 troy ounces. Regency revival, it has nice detailing around the base, top, center and handle, with light chasing on the snuffer. It is stamped on the base with the Caldwell name, sterling silver, 925, and a small cartouche with numbers...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1910 item #1325580 (stock #547fs)
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Measuring 9" high, with glass eyes, this seated pug dog is terracotta, and is Continental, likely Germany or Austria. It is cold painted, as is typical of terracotta figures from this region and era. The face and stance are well done, and portray the energy and alertness of this breed...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1940 item #1322797 (stock #542vr)
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Measuring 4 1/2" and 4 3/4" high, and 2 1/8" x 2 1/4" wide and deep, this pair of Foo Lions or Dogs are well carved with incised floral, foliate and bird designs on all sides. The bases are not carved with seals. Both are of tan colored soapstone, one with darker striations in the stone, as is visible in the photos...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #1320720 (stock #540vr)
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From the Akan people of the Ashanti tribes of Ghana, Africa,this large brass vessel is a kuodo, or ritual vessel in which valuables were kept, and often buried with the owner. Owned by Kings and other powerful members of the tribe, they are cast in the lost wax process, and are usually decorated with symbolic designs and figures to honor the owner. This vessel depicts a king or high ranking official, seated under an umbrella while playing a game of Mancala, a traditional game throughout Africa...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 2000 item #1320506 (stock #537nc)
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Emilia Castillo is the daughter of Antonio Castillo and niece of Chaco, the original founders of Los Castillo in Taxco and Mexico City. Growing up in Taxco, Emilia was surrounded by fine artistry in the family workshop and that of others in the town. She is renowned for a wide range of design excellence, from jewelry to Silver sculpture, holloware, unusual objects, and ceramic wares with silver overlay. This lovely platter is dated '96 and is from her line of "Plata Pura"...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1320026 (stock #536ar)
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Known primarily for ginbari or basse-taille works, Hayakawa Komejiro perfected this technique, creating very fine vases, often in the deep red Pigeons Blood color. The translucent red enamel covers the detailed silver design, of bamboo leaves and stalks over a stippled background. The vase measures 3 1/2" high by 3" wide, with a foot of 1 1/2" in diameteter. It is signed on the base...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1320025 (stock #535ar)
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Very finely carved and measuring 4 1/2" high by 5"wide, this figure depicts Liu Hai, the young boy with his three legged frog. The wood is dark, very dense and fine grained, and may be boxwood, with a darker stain (some lighter wood shows through in areas where it has been rubbed). The figure holds a coin in his right hand, and is seated upon the frog, his hat on his back. Very nice carving, the face is particularly nice, with deep dimples enhancing his smile...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1940 item #1320024 (stock #534vr)
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Nicely carved in brown toned soapstone, with some variation in color, from yellowish to grey and green, this sculpture depicts two figures, scholars or immortals, seated next to a basket, one holding a ruyi scepter and the other smoking a pipe. Both are bearded, with hair in top knots. It sits on a carved hardwood stand, which appears to be original. The figure measures 6" x 4" x 2", with the stand measuring 7 1/4" x 3 1/8" x 3/4"...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1980 item #1318567 (stock #532vr)
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From the Nordic Zoo (Skansen) Series, this bear was designed by Lisa Larson of Gustavsberg, the famous porcelain factory in Sweden. Lisa was a designer for Gustavsberg from 1953 to 1980, when she opened her own studio. Like many of her designs, the figure is stylized and slightly whimsical, and reflects the sleek modernism of the era and the factory...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1318565 (stock #531ar)
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Measuring 6 1/2" high, and roughly 2 3/4" diameter at the base, this figure is a depiction of one of the Mansion House Dwarfs, figures who were paid to stand outside Mansion House in London with advertisements for the public. The form comes from 17th century engravings of Jacques Callot, who produced such figures, all in Cavalier clothing and large hats...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1980 item #1318476 (stock #529vd)
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Made by S. Kirk and Sons of Baltimore, MD, this figurine depicts a grizzly bear, with his mouth open and left paw raised. The figure measures 2" wide x 1 1/2" high and is solid silver, weighing approximately 113 grams. With fine details, the bear is well sculpted, with a life like pose. Marked on the feet with the Kirk and Sons and Sterling. Excellent condition, some tarnish in recessed areas.
All Items : Archives : Estate Jewelry : Pre 1960 item #1318214 (stock #528es)
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By the renowned Mexican silversmith Salvador Teran, this pair of earrings are the epitome of the excellent mid-century designs which were produced in Mexico by the famous metalsmiths of Taxco and Mexico City. They are stamped on the back "Sterling Mexico Salvador 164". They measure 1 1/4" x 1" and are in excellent condition, with functioning screw back fasteners.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1317521 (stock #526ad)
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With lovely detail, and movable wings, this spice container measures 8 3/4" long and is 3 3/4" high. The head detaches to show a shaker stopper and the wings are hinged to open. The feathered body is embossed all over, and at the ends of the wings, the tail, and the head feathers, there are raised tendrils, giving more depth and detail to the figure...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1316850 (stock #525ar)
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Finely cast in solid bronze, this pair of Komainu figures, also referred to as Shishi or guardian lions, are diminutive in size, measuring 3 1/8" high x 3", but maintain the fierce and powerful demeanor for which they are known. They have the traditional stance, and one has an open mouth, the other closed, with richly sculpted manes and tails. The patina is very dark, with some verdigris evident in the crevasses, and very light wear where they were handled. Similar to other forms that represe...
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1315064 (stock #508ar)
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Measuring 4 3/4" (12cm) high, this Mamluk revival censor contains a removable insert, and is inlaid with silver and copper, with incised designs over the surface of the brass. The inlay is heavy, and is in high relief, with no losses, though the silver has some tarnish. Has some wear and minor dents from usage, but in good condition with nice patina. A rare form, this censer dates to the 19th century.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1930 item #1314340 (stock #507pm)
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This cast iron soap holder was made by Hubley and depicts an African American woman dressed in red with yellow shawl with a wicker basket on her head. A rare form, and in good condition, given the kind of usage and exposure to water and soap. With the basket it measures 5" high, and the basket is 3 5/8" wide. There are paint losses, all visible in photos, with more loss and wear where the basket rests on her head. Because the basket just rests in the head, it can be tilted slightly, to vary a...
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1980 item #1314332 (stock #506vd)
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Measuring 3 7/8" x 2 3/4", this lidded porcelain box is signed under the glaze with the Meissen crossed swords, and has an additional small blue mark near the edge of the bottom. Of 20th century origin, it is nicely painted and in perfect condition. The top of the box shows some dimpling in the glaze over the painted blue pattern, and foot is unglazed.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Pre 1940 item #1314222 (stock #505vd)
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This group of five Wedgewood dinner plates is a group of the original twelve that were created in 1937 to commemorate the centennial of Duke University. They each measure 10 1/2" in diameter and each is stamped with the name of the scene, the Wedgwood mark, and other information, visible in one of the photos. The five listed here include The Library, School of Medicine, Crowell Dorm Tower, Vista of Chapel, and East Duke Building. All are in excellent condition, with the exception of the last o...