Lovely Victorian, carved mother-of-pearl visiting card case. The lustrous diamond-pattern case is engraved with florals. A silver button upon the side allows for opening and closing of the hinged top. England circa 1880. 3 1/8" W., 4" H.
A Dutch Delft polychrome vase of octagonal baluster form, with tall garlic neck, painted with Chinese figures in gardens above stylised floral designs, the neck with stiff leaves and panels of flowers. Height 11.5in., 29cms. Late 18th century.
Good condition with the usual frits to the rim and foot.
Vibrant blue enamel sterling silver letter opener. Chased silver opener blade. Hallmarks: Hawkesworth Eyre, Sheffield 1873. 9" L.
This geometric quilt appears to be an original pattern. It is well pieced and finely quilted with feather patterning throughout. The double sawtooth border makes a wonderful frame and is another indication of the meticulous care taken by the maker.
Measurements are 72" x 82"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
17" high. Thought to be either from New York or Boston, ca. 1815-1825. Available discount prices; add $100 if you would like them polished.
This hand carved cane says the following" Proclaim liberty throughout all land unto all the inhabitants thereof 1776 Massachusetts New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia". The cane is carved of walnut and measures 35 inches in length and the top of the handle is 1 3/8 inches in diameter. Condition is excellent; probably made late 19th century; Virginia origin.
This green glass eyed theorem cat is about as good as you can get. She has strong stripes, nice aging of the velvet, still has her ears and her tail and a bell around her neck. I am sure that was added later but it looks like it has been there a very long time. She is 6" long by 3 1/2" tall. Circa 1880
How often do you see a flame stitch mat? This one still has vibrant color. The foundation is a loomed homespun. It has a spider web fringe that is so fine and beautiful. I have taken pictures of the 3 areas of with condition problems. There are two small holes and one larger one. The fringe also is sparse in many areas around the mat. That said this is a rare form of flame stitch and is paper thin and very finely woven. It is mid 1700's and is 6" by 11".
This strawberry pin cushion is old and nice. It has tiny red glass beads sewn all over it. There is some wear to the top layer of cream fabric but there is a more durable under layer there to protect it. This is not really bad in fact I have never noticed it until I took close up pictures of the pin cushion. The top of the strawberry is a fine old thin velvet in a dark green and is sewn on with very tiny stitches. I am not sure what it is stuffed with...
A very pretty wire basket full of 21 old emeries and a pincushion. (I dropped one so it isn't in the pictures but it will be in the basket.) They are all good some earlier than other but they are all old. When you figure the cost of $375 it puts the cost of the emeries at $17 each not ever counting the very nice early wire basket that has some old white paint left on it. The basket is 6 1/4" diameter and is 5" to the top of the handle. The basket is late 19th C...
Sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1900. Ovoid body, flared mouth, and c-scroll handles with realistic leaf and bud mounts. Spread foot has same applied to four supports. Interior has gilt wash. A fine design with lots of room for engraving. Hallmark includes pattern no. 14417 (first produced in 1900) and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 10 x W 10 1/2 x D 6 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 54.4 troy ounces. #BP562
Art Nouveau sterling silver hand mirror. Made by Unger Bros in Newark, ca 1900. Circular with shaped ring handle. On back Venus (shown here as a full-figured gal) erupts out of the foaming waves with sunrise in background and scaly sea creature trodden underfoot. A remarkable testament to the power of female beauty. Hallmarked. Fine condition with deep patina.
Dimensions: H 6 1/2 in. Mirror frame diameter: 5 in. #BO564
Art Nouveau emerald glass vase with silver overlay. Made by La Pierre (part of International) in Newark, ca 1900. Baluster with flared rim and flat circular foot. Richly colored glass overlaid by engraved silver pattern: naturalistic blossoming branches and trefoils on the body contrast with abstract lines and loops on the foot. Asymmetrical frame (vacant). Hallmarked. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 8 1/4 x D 2 7/8 in. #BE527
Pretty Edwardian sterling silver basket. Made by Frank W. Smith in Gardner, Mass., ca 1910. Circular solid well and flared and tapering sides with pierced abstract scrollwork. Reeded swing handle. Solid spread foot. Very sweet – a perfect hostess or housewarming gift. Hallmark includes no. 3043 and Boston retailer’s name Smith, Patterson & Co. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H (with handle) 6 7/8 x D 6 1/8 in. Weight: 6 troy ounces. #BP717
Modern sterling silver bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Tapering sides and flared rim. Short and straight foot. Spare and fluid with stylized ornament. Exterior has incised vertical bands of leaves and berries that run from rim through foot. Hallmark includes pattern no. 16667 and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 4 1/2 x D 9 1/8 in. Heavy weight: 30 troy ounces. #BP646
Aesthetic sterling silver scent bottle. Made by Shiebler in New York, ca 1880. Squat tapering bowl with short neck. Cover tall and conical with lift-up cap for daubing scent. Applied wrap-around chrysanthemums. Advanced design and ornament. Hallmark includes no. 5740. Fine patina and definition.
Dimensions: H 4 3/8 x D 2 1/4 in. Weight: 2.8 troy ounces. #BP422
Victorian sterling silver nutmeg grater. Made in Birmingham in 1853. Ovoid and hinged with alternating plain and worked floral bands. Interior has hinged rasp. Indistinct maker’s mark - possibly Hilliard & Thomason. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 1 5/8 x D 1 7/8 in. #BN205
Pair of German 800 silver apple trees, ca 1900. Each: Upward tapering cylindrical trunk with engraved bark rooted in mossy flower-strewn ground. Gnarly branches with dense leaves and forbidden fruit. The connection between apples and temptation is especially appropriate with these trees, which were acquired from the Joan Rivers Estate. Priceless table ornaments guaranteed to set waspish wit flowing. A great gift for the wit missing the late great Miss Rivers. Hallmarked...