Beautiful flower with petals and leaves made of faux tortoise (celluloid?) or nut casing. The flower is suspended on a spring on the end of the hairpin so that it trembles. The flower is about 2 inches by 2 3/4 inches and 3/4 inch deep – very 3-dimensional. The spring attaches to a 3 3/8 inch long two-prong hairpin. Condition is excellent for such an old, delicate piece. One petal has a spot of surface damage and one leaf is partially loose. Not much, considering …
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. Very good condition, with a couple of minor repairs, a piece missing from the pedestal holding...
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.
Nice old wax seal stamp with a hollow silver handle marked 800. The handle has a nice Arts & Crafts flower decoration. This is probably German, but could be Italian. The silver wax seal is DA (I think). Measures about 2-1/8 inches tall. Excellent condition, with a couple of small dents in the silver handle.
Very nice Art Deco scent bottle. The crystal bottle is octagonal and has a glass stopper as well as a sterling silver screw-on lid. The sterling silver lid has an Art Deco shield pattern. Marked: Sterling and the Webster silver Mfg. Co. logo. Measures about 1-1/4 inches across and 3 5/8 inches tall. Excellent condition, although the lid does have a small dent.
Very nice Art Deco scent bottle. The round crystal bottle has a glass stopper as well as a sterling silver screw-on lid. Marked: Sterling and the Webster Silver Mfg. Co. logo. Measures about 1-1/8 inches across and 2 3/8 inches tall. Excellent condition, although the rim of the bottle does have a small chip.
This berry or strawberry fork was introduced by Frank M. Whiting in 1894. It is a delicate three-tined fork, beautifully decorated on both sides. Marked on the back: Pat’d Feb.13, ’94 / Sterling / F. Whiting logo. Overall length is 4 7/8 inches. Excellent condition.
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 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.
Fine antique traveling vanity case in coromandel wood, inlaid with brass fittings. Hinged top with a fitted interior of ebonized wood partitions and compartments for three dresser jars, two crystal scent bottles, two dresser boxes, a pincushion and holder for accessories. Partitions open to lower compartments, a hidden/secret drawer and an original mirror in the blue velvet covered lid. Lids for the dresser jars and boxes are silver plated. Circa 1860.
Measures about 10 3/8 x 9 inches, 4 ...
19th Century English Silver Sugar and Creamer set in a silk and velvet lined leather presentation box from “Mappin Brothers Silversmiths / 35 St.Paul’s Churchyard & Regent Street”. Sugar and creamer have repousse decoration, with foliate scrolls in ovoid reserves and vermeil interior. Both pieces have a monogram ASA and are fully hallmarked, as shown. Makers Mark: C.E. for Charles Edwards of London. Date: 1886 and 1888. Height: 2 1⁄4 inches; weight: 3.82 OZT. Excellent condition.
Nice old wax seal stamp with a celluloid handle carved with flowers and vines. Measures about 3-1/8 inches tall. This is the handle only as the stamp is blank, so you would have to add one for yourself. Excellent condition.