A beautifully cast Art Nouveau maiden with flowing hair in the style of Alphonse Mucha forms the handle of the letter opener. The lovely silvered pewter sculptural opener was made by the well-known WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalog, reprinted by the Antiques Collectors Club, page 270. 8 1/8" L.
American sterling silver motoring days flask, ca 1910. Rectangular with curved sides and short neck with hinged and cork-lined cover. On front in relief is a turn-of-the-century automobile put-putting along a country road. Fully marked including maker’s stamp (R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.), no. 1412, and volume (1 pint). Wallace was active in Wallingford, Connecticut, beginning in 1870s. Very good condition with nice patina.
Dimensions: H 7 x W 4 x D 1 1/2 in. Weight: 7.8 troy ounces. #BS816
Elegant Classical sterling silver baby cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Gently upward tapering sides with skirted foot. Raised half fluting and leaf-mounted c-scroll handle with ribbed cap. Rim interior ribbed. Elegant with plenty of room for engraving. Fully marked including pattern no. 8001 (first produced in 1884) and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 3 3/4 x W 4 x D 2 3/4 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BR365
Offering this small 18th century English wine glass with a trumpet bowl on opaque color twist stem with two spiral threads, red and white, over a vertical gauze. A perfect, no chips, and unusual little glass, it measures 4.25 inches high, base and rim 2" diameter. Circa 1760. More photos and information upon request.
This Birds in the Air quilt has the smallest triangles I have seen with this pattern. Each triangle measures 3/4" to a side. It is made with a large variety of fabrics in excellent condition.
The large white triangles are beautifully quilted with
feather patterning. The quilt is dated "Feb 9."1887." in tiny brown stitches. That is likely the date the maker was able to put down her needle!
Measurements are 78" x 82"; Ohio origin.
A Davenport 2614 Old Imari 2451 style pattern cup and saucer from 1870-1887. This wonderful fully hand painted English bone china 2-5/8" tall cup and matching 5-5/8" saucer has lush gold, cobalt and orange decoration. The pattern was later copied by Royal Crown Derby as "Old Imari" or "Traditional Imari" (in production from 1902-2014)...
A set of 4 Chinese Qing dynasty tea bowls and saucers. These antique porcelain blue and white 1-5/8" tall tea bowls or cups and 4-5/8" wide saucers date from 1736-1795. It is possible they are slightly older. This antique Chinese porcelain set has a man on a horse holding a small twig, followed by a servant carrying provisions. The background shows a tree starting to flower. My interpretation is that he was looking for indications that winter is over, so the important work of spring can begin...
Very Rare 18th century English double knopped air twist wine glass with a stem featuring a pair of white spiral threads outside a vertical gauze, multi-ply spiral cable. In excellent condition, this wonderful glass measures 6" tall, base 2 3/4" diameter, and rim 2 3/8" across.
Dates circa 1750. More photos and information upon request.
An early and beautiful, carved Mangle board, Danish, dating to the late 18th...
This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.
A beautiful and also unusual Scottish Baroque Baptismal Brass Dish, ca. 18th. century.
The dish finely chiselled with the image of a fine lady in a gown and wearing two strand necklace and holding flowers on either side of her two smaller portrait bust of 18th. century living men we suppose.
Beneath, the enigmatic title Ralf of T. is chisseled inside a carthouche. Hinged at the top, perhaps made a little later than the dish itself.
Size: 43 cm...
This Evening Stars quilt is well pieced and finely quilted. Each miniature star is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. The white blocks echo the format of the groups of five stars with five miniature wreaths in quilting.
Measurements are 89" x 92". Made circa 1879; condition is excellent.
Twist-stem combination condiment fork and cocktail spoon. The antique utensil with its central classic medallion is stamped sterling. American circa 1880. 10 1/4" L.
Early and beautiful Danish or Norvegian mangle board in solid Oak with fine Baroque carved decoration, and horse handle, late Baroque period, 1680-1720.
A very unusual board with splendid carved (not chipped as is typical for 18th.-19th. century boards) floral decoration in the finest baroque style...
Cast Iron Owl andirons complete with the correct log holders and glass eyes with pupils that allow the fire light to glow through. Photo # 12 show the original patent date. Sept. 14, 1887. From the Connecticut foundry Peck, Stow and Wilcox. No breaks or rust. One log holder has been replaced with a custom made exact copy of the the other.
15" High, 9 1/2" wide (each owl at the base), 18" Overall Depth, 16" Log Holder Depth. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED...
Elaborately pierced, hand-chased florals reveal the cobalt crystal liner of the sterling silver mustard pot. The hinged, slotted cover is all silver. Stamped sterling along with maker mark; American circa 1900. 2 3/4" H. Antique English spoon included. 2 3/4" H.
Wonderful marabou figural cigar cutter. Designed by Ignatius Taschner (Germany, 1871-1913), known for his animal sculptures. The hammered steel bird has a guillotine-design beak. Raise beak, insert cigar into the eye, drop beak to cut, and allow cigar tip to fall into waiting copper bowl beneath. Clever and whimsical. Germany circa 1905. 5" W., 6 1/8" H.; 8" H. (beak extended)
Extraordinary Jugendstil large wine jug made by the Carl Deffner workshop of Esslingen, Germany, circa 1905. A multi-segmented monkey guards the domed top, while its long tail forms a curved, open handle. The silvered tankard is enhanced with Jugendstil whiplash designs in relief. The monkey, as well as the spout and round foot, are all gilded. Firm's marks beneath. 5 7/8" W., 15 1/2" H.