All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1960 item #12233
Silver mounted agate sculpture in the form of a Kiwi or a similar bird. The silver is well worked and complements the rich brown shadings of the agate. The silver mountings are marked "P. Rata 833". 20th century. Size: 2.25" tall. Condition: Excellent, with some natural pits in the stone are exposed to the surface (lower right of last photograph).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Scandinavian : Pre 1960 item #13659 (stock #FARSTA05)
A superb and important example of Wilhelm Kage's Farsta series. This vase measures 8 1/4" high and 6 1/2" wide. The glaze is in browns and tans and the decorations is of incised squares, rectangles and vertical lines; it is truly a work of art. On the underside is incised Farsta nine times, Kage, the Gustavsberg hand, Studio, and the letter Y, which dates this piece to 1954. Condition is mint. Museum quality.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #15096
These lovely sterling silver spoons are in a Colonial Revival pattern, simply decorated with a shell at the tip of the handle. The backs are stamped with the high-end retailer's name "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." of Boston, indicating a date before 1922. The backs of the handles also have a monogram "T" in a style that would point to ca...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #18682
4 hand enameled cocktail glasses featuring colorful roosters. Unlike most rooster glasses, these do not depict a cock fight--so none of the glasses has a dead chicken on it!

The glasses have gilding along the rims and around the feet. Very colorful!

Origin: American, ca. 1930's. Condition: excellent condition, except the gilding has a bit of wear and one glass has a tiny nick at the edge of the foot. Size: 3-5/8" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #19192
Art Deco style sterling silver cake comb, used to serve spongy cakes such as angel food. The pattern would blend nicely with many of the Jensen designs. Marked "Web Sterling Handle."

Origin: Philadelphia, PA, 1950-65. Condition: excellent. Size: 11" long.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1960 item #19735
Colorful pottery sardine box decorated with all manner of seashells in shades of brown, red, blue and grey. The bottom is marked "Handpainted Occupied Japan" around a peacock logo.

Origin: Japan, ca. 1945-52. Condition: excellent. Size: 5" x 3-3/4" x 2-3/4".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1940 item #19742
Lovely gilt bronze-mounted oval dresser tray with handmade lace insert. The bottom is marked "Apollo Made in U.S.A. 2697 12."

Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, except a small area of lace has a tear and slight discoloration (12 o'clock position in second photo). Size: 13-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 3/4".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #19768
Outstanding three-piece sterling silver dresser set with guilloche enamel. Both brushes have natural bristles and the jar is panel-cut. All pieces are fully hallmarked for "G. Bros." London and Birmingham, 1928. The markings also indicate the pieces were made for export to America.

Origin: London & Birmingham, England, 1928. Condition: excellent, including the bristles; absolutely no problems with the enamel. Size: hairbrush 9" long; clothesbrush 6-1/4" long; jar 2" diam.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1960 item #20335
Six 17th century style sterling silver coffee spoons in the original velvet and satin lined box. The finials are in the shape of globe artichokes. Each spoon is fully hallmarked for London, 1946. Both the spoons and the box are in mint condition. Spoons 4" long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1960 item #22368
Lovely glass paperweight button featuring a swirled pink and white rose set off by three green leaves and adventurine on an opaque white ground.

Origin:Possibly Charles Kaziun, Brockton, Mass., ca. 1950s but more likely Czechoslovokia, 1920's. Charles Kaziun produced this same style paperweight button with 4 leaves instead of three and with a looped wire shank without a shankplate. Condition: mint. Size: 7/16" diam.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #23330
Excellent squat Rookwood vase with raised decoration featuring large three-leaf clovers and flowers. The flowers, particularly, are molded in fairy high relief, so that the glaze is thinner over the tips of the petals, creating lovely shading. The glaze is shiny, but with an orange peel texture, and is colored a medium chocolate brown...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #23928
Six sterling silver demitasse spoons in their original velvet- and silk-lined fitted case. The spoons bear full hallmarks for Sheffield, 1934, along with design registry numbers for 1918 and the maker's mark for Mappin & Webb. One of England's leading silversmiths, Mappin & Webb is the official silversmith and jeweler to England's royal family. The inside of the box's lid is marked with their logo.

The spoons are in mint condition; the box has slight wear on the inside lid...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #24885
Elegant sterling silver sauce pan with a turned mahogany handle and a matching sterling underplate. The bottom of both pieces are hallmarked for Fisher Silversmiths of Jersey City, NJ. Circa 1940. Excellent condition; no monogram. Underplate: 5.75" diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Iron : Pre 1940 item #25109
Cast iron boot scrape in the form of a Scottie in its original blue paint. The two long spikes that hold the boot scrape in the ground are marked "Copyrighted 1927 By Household Patent Co. Morristown, PA." The company made a variety of metal products such as weather vanes and boot scrapes. Excellent condition; about 5% paint loss; the back side has remnants of old fabric-based adhesive tape that could be removed. 10" wide; 15.5" tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1940 item #25595
Fascinating watercolor set in the form of a 1930's automobile with working wheels. The top lifts to reveal containers for paints and water; an area for mixing; and a storage compartment for brushes. The back of the car is embossed "Betel Motor Car/Patent No. 75086/Open & Close Type/BF".

Origin: England, circa 1930...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #26174
Lovely sterling silver low bowl in the "Repousse" pattern by Kirk. Beautifully accented with a scrolling border of shells, the heavily decorated border features roses, daisies, wild roses and other flowers with foliage. The bottom is stamped "Hand Decorated/S. Kirk & Son Inc./Sterling/714".

Origin: Baltimore, Maryland, 1925-32. Condition: excellent; no monograms or removals. Size: 8.25" diam.; 1.25" high. Weight: 8.8 troy ounces.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1940 item #28641
Outstanding weather vane with a figure of a male golfer preparing to tee off. The vane is constructed of cast white metal with a coppery brown painted finish. The vane is attributed to be from the clubhouse of an American golf and country club built in 1935.

Origin: American, circa 1935. Condition: excellent, paint wear appropriate to age. Size: 26" long; 19-1/2" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #30279 (stock #DG198)
This depression era cocktail mixer is part of the Sportsman series that was made by Hazel Atlas Company in the 1930's. Sometimes mistaken for an ice bowl, this is the cocktail mixer and includes a cobalt blue glass stirrer. The glass is in excellent condition, the decorations are bright white with no wear or discoloration at all. See my other listings for more in this pattern.