By the Philadelphia PA silversmith, Christian Wiltberger (1766-1851), this lovely cream jug was likely made around 1800, as Wiltberger was active in Philadelphia from the 1790s until the early years of the 19th century.
It measures 5 1/8" high to top of handle, and is 4 1/4" wide.
Signed on the bottom with Wiltbergers stamp, and has a W etched into the front (probably the owners initial).
Lovely form, fluted in 12 sections, with helmet form to top and lip, with delicate and aesthetic applied ...
This 3 piece porcelain desk set was produced in Germany by the Royal Berlin Porcelain Manufactory, or KPM, in the 1920s. It has an impressed date marking that is illegible. The set consists of a rectangular tray, an ink blotter and inkwell with insert and lid. The finial on the lid of the ink well is the head of a stylish lady. She has a bit of the “flapper” look with bobbed hair and jewelry. The borders are painted to look like drapes with hanging tassels...
A magnificent vase by Wedgwood, the world renown British manufacturer of fine porcelain. This particular piece is decorated with a golden bird resting on vine (back and front); it is inspired by a 18th century plaque made by Wedgwood modeller William Hackwood (c...
Signed Sterling, with the number 136 and a makers mark that looks like a crown over a leaf, with a letter in the center.
It measures 10 1/4 high x 8 1/2" from spout to outer edge of handle, and the square base is 3 7/8"...
Sterling silver with gold wash interiors, this set of creamer and sugar is by Tiffany and Company, and the marks date the pieces to 1892-1902, under the management of Charles Tiffany...
19th century sterling creamer and sugar by Dominick and Haff, established in 1872,and considered one of the finer American silver companies.
The creamer measures just a tad under 6" wide to the ends of the handles, and it is 2 1/4" high to top of handle.
Both have a heavy border or scrolled designs, and ornate handles.
The interiors retain some of the original gilding.
Signed on the bottom with the their hallmark, sterling, and the number 438...
Large oval serving bowl, measures 13" wide, 8 1/4" deep and 2 1/2" high, by the American silver company, Bailey Banks and Biddle. The firm was consolidated under this name in 1878, and this piece is from the early period of the company...
By the London silversmith, John Keith, this ornate cream jug was made in 1853.
The hallmarks are all clear, and include the silver standard, Queen Victoria, the date mark and mark of Keith.
It measures 5 1/4" high and is 4 1/4" wide from tip of lip to handle.
Lovely rococo repousse designs, with the base standing on four feet in the shape of hooves.
There is a small bird engraved on the front, not clear in photos, and also worn.
Condition is good, with some tarnish visible, and slight dents...
An exceptional vase by Wedgwood, the world renown manufacturer of fine porcelain pieces...
A sublime Baccarat Crystal vase decorated with engraved, then gilded, galloping horses. This vase is one piece from a limited edition of 99 (number 38).
The vase was never taken out of its box by its previous owner...
An interesting vase by world renown Italian potter Pino Castagna (1932-2017).
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The vase will be shipped in a fitted wooden box made in Japan.
Size 12 x 25 cm (4.8 x 10 in)
Worldwide shipping, with insurance and tracking.
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Gold over red painted or lacquered wood frame 11 5/8" x 9 3/8"
Stone image 8 3/8" x 6 1/4"
Frame roughly 1 1/4" deep.
In original gilded wood frame, with label on back from seller, with instructions for care.
Well crafted mountain landscape with a variety of stone, good color and contrast.
Pietra dura is an ancient craft, and has continued in Italy to the present day, and such plaques have been desirable and collectible for centuries.
Landscapes are less common, and this one is vibrant and...
Gorgeous pair of porcelain figures by A. W. Fr. Kister of Scheibe-Alsbach in Germany.
16" high (one slightly shorter), with bases of 6" in diameter.
The mark of KPM with the crossed swords is from the Kister period, from 1863 to 1905.
One figure is signed R. Moller (1855-1902), who was an important designer who worked for various German porcelain companies in the late 19th century. He was an instructor at the Industry Porcelain School in the area...
This rare Herend tea service is for twelve, an unusually large service, with a teapot that is also a large size (12 inches from spout to handle, and 7" high). The pattern is Petit Bouquet de Rose, and is decorated in all green, which is rare, as the roses generally are pink or yellow. The mark is that used between 1939 and 1948, and most of the pieces also are impressed with the Herend stamp and a number identifying the particular piece...
Large in size at 10 1/4" high and roughly 5 1/2" in diameter (3 3/8" diameter across base).
The design is Pomegranate, and was created by William Moorcroft in 1910. As an early design by him, it is desirable and hard to find, especially in larger pieces...
10 Dinner plates by Black Knight porcelain company, Selb Bavaria, Germany.
The pattern number is BLK 37 and depicts floral swags between a framed cartouche with floral bouquet...
Very rare form of a Kate Greenaway figure by James Tufts Silverplate Company of Boston, ca 1880.
A sewing caddy or stand, with rods to hold spools of thread, a pincushion held by the young girl, and a very nice engraved tray in the Aesthetic Movement style.
It measures 5 1/4" high, and is 6 1/4" in diameter, with a nice flared foot of 3/8" high.
It is signed on the bottom with James Tufts name, city, the monogram with T, and the number 4143.
James Tufts opened his company in 1875, and creat...
Large size (11 3/4"), this bronze vase has applied sterling silver irises.
The finish is bronze with verde sections visible, a mottled or variegated finish often utilized on Heintz Art Metal products.
This piece is unsigned, and is early, prior to the patent pending and patent dates for this design, which is #3657.
Like all Heintz Art vases and other objects, the bronze is a nice heavy weight, and the silver designs are also heavy and in high relief.
In good condition, with a few minor scrap...