This is a lovely ceramic basket in a pale green luster. It has a cute little putto on one side and a spray of carnations on the other. The decorations are decals, with hand painted gold accents around the cherub. The basket has a highly textured, woodland design. I believe this is 19th century German, but it is not marked. The condition is excellent – no cracks or repairs – but the surface luster has some wear and there is one fleabite chip that is hardly noticeable...
Carved wooden statue with gesso, polychrome paint and partial gilt. He is a priest or friar dressed in flowing robes with glass eyes. Condition is very good, with some paint chips, minor cracks and possibly missing his halo. Height: approx. 12 5/8 inches. Probably late 1800s.
Beautiful red strawberry with green leaves, made entirely of glass micro mosaic set into black glass, or black jet, and set in an oval gilded brass bezel. The bezel is quite fancy, being surrounded by an attached ribbon with flowers and berries. The micro mosaic is of excellent quality, and would qualify as being called pietra dura. The pin has a C-clasp and a tubular hinge. Unfortunately the black glass is damaged, with three cracks and a couple of tiny chips. Measures approx...
This is a late Victorian belt buckle with a scrolling vine design. All the faceted, cut steel studs are riveted into place onto a brass backing plate. Unmarked, but probably French. Measures about 3 1/8 x 3 inches. Excellent condition, with a wonderful patina and just a tiny hint of rust.
Superb little oval brushed Continental silver frame with a Bakelite easel back. The frame measures about 2 inches tall x 1 1/2 inches wide. Marked on the side of the brushed silver frame: 800/star 336 FI. Excellent condition.
This is a superb Victorian mahogany sewing box from the late-1800s. It features a rotating pincushion, eight thread spool holders and escutcheons to pull thread, a drawer, a pull out mirror and bone finials. Nicely made with light inlaid wood and bone (ivory?) finials and escutcheons. Sits on four ball feet. Measures about 7 inches wide, 5-1/4 inches deep and 7 inches tall to the top of the pincushion...
This delicate sterling silver spoon is hand tooled with an elaborate pierced and twisted handle. The handle and bowl are two pieces. The bowl is monogrammed “Minnie.” The piece is simply marked: Sterling. Overall length is 4 7/8 inches. Excellent condition.
This is a wonderful little Victorian antique sewing item. It is from the late 19th Century (1850-1890). The Pincushion is turned, hand carved and pierced. The cobalt blue velvet pincushion is hand sewn onto the vegetable ivory base...
This is a lovely, delicate pair of round screw-on earrings made from seed pearl beads that are threaded individually using horsehair onto a mother-of-pearl backing which is attached to a gilded brass (or silver) frame. The round florette of each earring is about 11/16 inch across. Excellent condition.
Fantastic coin silver repousse box used for slaked lime. The box is heavily decorated on top with flowers, tendrils and vines. The body has nice molding. The piece contains no marks or inscription.
The box is in the shape of an elongated oval (elliptical). It measures about 2.75 x 1.75 inches and 2 inches tall. Excellent condition. There is a small accumulation of slaked lime residue inside the box.
Beautifully crafted bronze dog figure with original patination. Every muscle and skeletal detail carefully delineated. Unmarked, but most probably Austrian, c1900. Measures about 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Excellent condition.
Superb little sterling silver frame. Marked on the back of the foot Sterling / 141. The frame measures about 2 inches in diameter with a 3/16-inch border. The opening is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The easel back is fabric covered. Glass included. Excellent condition.
This is a late Victorian belt buckle that has been re-fashioned into a brooch. All the faceted, cut steel studs are riveted into place onto a steel backing plate and frame. The brass buckle fittings are still on the piece, which now has a pin-back glued to it. Unmarked, but probably French. Measures about 2 x 2 inches. Excellent condition, with a wonderful patina and just a hint of rust overall, and a few rusted studs under the top layer.
Carved wooden statue of an angel in robes holding a lid-form object. Condition: one broken arm, missing wings, losses to most of the paint and some insect damage at the base. Height: approx. 13 inches. Probably late 1800s.
Fine antique lap desk with sewing items, in coromandel wood veneer, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, abalone and brass. Hinged top and fold out lower section with a fitted interior of ebonized wood with the original tooled velvet writing slope, compartments for pens, inkwells with silver lids, sewing implements and thimbles (not included), thread/twine holders of mother-of-pearl and bone, a sleeve in the lid to store stationery and two additional divided compartments. Circa 1860...
This is a beautifully carved wood architectural piece that has been crafted into a sconce. The acanthus leaf surface has some in dark green, pink and yellow highlights added. The Corinthian column style acanthus leaf top is probably from the early-1900s or earlier, with the top shelf and molding a later addition to make it into a sconce. Excellent condition. Measure about 9 1/4 inches tall with the top shelf of 6-1/4 x 6 inches.
This strawberry fork was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in the late-1800s. This is probably one of the most sought after pieces. It is a strawberry fork in the Strawberry pattern! Beautifully decorated on both sides. Marked on the back: T. & Co. /Stg. Overall length is 4 3/8 inches. Excellent condition.
I have listed two of these for sale.
This is a nice long strand of graduated egg shaped black jet faceted beads. Each bead is individually knotted in place. The beads graduate in size from the smallest at about 3/8 inch long and 1/4 inch in diameter to the largest at about 1-1/8 inch long and 7/8 inch in diameter. The necklace is about 34 inches long. There is minor wear to a few of the largest beads.