A Hudson Valley mid-19th century Wooden Primitive Work Chest, brass fittings. Dimensions; 20" wide x 13" deep x 9" high. Condition is appropriate to the age.
Antique, 19th century Mother of Pearl Shell Carvings, Palestinian. Bethlehem Christian Icon of convex oval form, finely hand carved in low relief with a central raised panel depicting the “The Nativity”, with the winged angel above.
Shells such as these were sold in the 18th -19th century to Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, where they were carved in relief and pierced by hand by local Palestinian craftsmen...
From our European Collection, a very fine and large Victorian silver tea tray by W.W. Harrison (Sheffield) 1883. The tray is of oval shape with beaded borders and handles of acanthus leaf motifs...
A classic 19th century French silver tastevin of traditional form and the bottom inset with a silver coin from the reign of Louis XV. The sides of the tastevin are decorated with the traditional raised "perles", recessed "cupules" and elgongated "godrons" for viewing the depth of color in a wine...
A Lowestoft Redgrave Pattern Tea Bowl and Saucer. Decorated in the typical palette. Lowestoft C1785. Diameter saucer: 12.0 cm. Condition: excellent, small firing fault on the base of the tea bowl
A Georgian Sterling Silver Tea Set by Samuel Hennell (son of Robert). Hallmarked London, 1812/1815. It is of fluted design, stands on ball feet, and has gadroon detailing to the rims. The teapot is marked 1812 and the sugar and creamer 1815, all of identical design. The sugar bowl and cream jug have gilded interiors. Total weight 34.7 Troy ounces. Excellent condition.
A hand hammered brass teapot with rattan wrapped handle, probably Germany, c 1910. Together with a burner by Jan Eisenlöffel, c 1900. The burner with “hammered” dark blue glass walls made in the 1990’s to fit the exact style of the original. Height of teapot "7½/ 19 cm, width "8/ 20 cm, width of burner "5¼/ 13 cm. Condition: fine.
Superb gilt bronze figural inkstand depicting a still pond afloat with water lilies. Separately cast lily pads float just above the surface of the bronze "water", three buds in various stages of development rise above the leaves, and the whole is topped off by a fabulous full-blown waterlily inkwell with a honeybee finial. One of the buds serves as a pen holder...
A beautiful three-piece cameo glass set, made by Bohemian master, Moser, around 1920. The vases are signed with the Moser insignia and also with a conjoined 'MK' (for Moser Karlsbad). The vases are in good condition. There is a fabrication flaw (see last picture)
An extremely rare triple series opaque twist (TSOT) English glass wine goblet. The capacious round funnel bowl is above a stem that has a pair of 8 ply spiral bands outside of a central solid spiral core surrounded by a spiral gauze. This configuration, with 3 distinct twists, is so uncommon that L. M. Bickerton, in his classic book, did not even address the question of triple series opaque twists.
The glass stands 7 1/4" tall, with a bowl diameter of 3 5/16" and a foot diameter of 3 3/8"...
Victorian brooch or pin, a bunch of fruit an d flowers made up of Gutta Percha. This dark brown material, a predecessor of bakelite - was first introduced in the great Crystal Palace exhibition in 1851 and was often used in mourning jewelry pieces after the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, in 1861. Made from the sap of a Malayan tree. Width " 1 ½ / 4 cm. Condition: a leaf or two missing under the biggest fruit (cf. pics).
Finely crafted German porcelain cabinet plate, 9.75 inches in diameter, from late 19th/early 20th century period, Berlin mark on reverse. Condition Report; Sign of age wear to the painting.
Capodimonte porcelain hinged box in high-relief with hand-painted frolicking cherubs and satyrs with a dark grey horse and on the lid are cherubs playing with a goat. Condition: the front panel has a firing flaw and is indented. On the base is a marked verso with a blue letter N over a crown. It was made in Naples Italy.
Age: Late 19th Century
Size: 4 ¾” ht. x 5 5/8” w. x 4” d. (12.06 x 14.6 x10.16 cm)
This is a sparkling 19th Century American Brilliant period cut glass bowl in an intricate sixteen point hobstar motif with skillfully executed deep miter cuts. Condition: several very tiny chips on the rim edge; barely noticeable. Measurement: 4" high x 8" diam.
Wonderful silver cuff depicting a classical arch design including rose gold flowers and yellow gold arches with etched tendrils growing in between. There is a Vaughton's Patent trademark inscription on the inside. Vaughton's was an English manufacturer in Birmingham, still in existence, which made silver jewelry to appeal to all classes of society, including the "working" girl...
A WALLACE SILVER FLASK
R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Connecticut, circa 1900
Marks: (stag's head) RW & S, STERLING, 93
5-1/4 inches high (13.3 cm)
4.37 troy ounces
From the Estate of John O. Antonelli
The flask with chased repoussé medieval scene of two men drinking to front.
Turn-of-the-century European silver bell. Tulip-bowl with twisted gadrooning. Figural handle depicting an old-fashioned countryman holding two live fowl. Here’s dinner—eventually. Substantial and tactile with melodious ting-a-ling. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x D 1 7/8 in. Weight: 5 troy ounces. #BN700
A Chinese magnifying glass with its handle of light green jade and silver ( stamped Silver) and its circular surrounds embellished with colored hardstones and embossed silver decoration. Age : C. 1900, size: 15.5 cm long. condition: very good, no restoration, no breaks. provenance: from the collection of Michael Sherrard QC, OBE ( 1928-2012)