An Arts and Crafts period 800 silver and cut glass claret jug circa 1900. This antique large claret decanter has a heavy silver handle and hinged top with a ball thumb rest setd on a cut crystal decanter. It measures 13-7/8" in height and 5-1/2" across the base. It is stamped Gebr. Friedland, a Berlin jewellery retai firml, operated by the sons after the death of the founder Friedland in 1829. It has the German silver quality marks (post-1888 crescent & crown stamp), 800 silver, 49961 and the m...
Ca 1900 Arts & Crafts stained oak frame with copper flower embellishments and a Moseley Ware (stamped on back) painted glass insert.(This is possibly George Moseley, one of the Terrible Seven apprentices at the Royal Worcester factory.) The back label reads " William Talbot, Carver, Guilder and Picture Frame Manufacturer. Old work re-guilt and made equal to new. 24 Market Street Bury." At one point, there was a small split in the wood that was professionally restored - the repair is not evide...
In the manner of Liberty, here is a wonderful turquoise with matrix pendant framed in a sterling and gold floral setting. The Arts and Crafts pendant measures 2" x 1-7/8"; the 18" period paper link chain is marked sterling. The pendant is unmarked.
An Arts & Crafts Hand Wrought Copper Box from the workshops of the Forest Craft Guild in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Measures about 5 1/2" by 3", green patina with original leather interior. A fine example of their work.
A great hammered silver vase with small knobs around the shoulders, soft hammer marks covering the surface of the vase.
Signed on the bottom with a chiseled signature by the artist, Shiro, together with Mitsukoshi stamp, Silver and Sterling.
Enclosed in the original tomobako, the original box, inscribed Silver vase on the exterior of the lid and signed and sealed on the inside.
Size: H 20 x W 22 cm.
Condition: perfect, with good silver oxidation patina.
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Paedra Peter Bramhall, Vermont studio art glass sphere sculpture. Dated 1982. Size: 13 in. diameter. Paedra Peter Bramhall was born in 1942 and is a glass sculptor and painter who resides in Bridgewater Corners, VT. This hand blown sphere exhibits a peacock feather motif in colored glass.
This sophisticated vintage bracelet was designed by one of Italy's premier atellier jewelers, Orlando Orlandini. It is 1 3/4" wide and is 9 1/2" long with a wearable interior measurement of 8". It is hand crafted from polished sterling silver and it is in excellent condition. It is hallmarked "800" with "O.P. Orlandini" on the inner buckle.
Although not marked, this art glass piece bears the styling and quality of Victorian pieces made by the Stevens and Williams Ltd of England and in the 1870s under the direction of John Northwood (son Harry Northwood was a glass maker in America). The body is an oval pill-shaped translucent light turquoise glass with an open oval top that is bordered with a scalloped ribbon crest. At each narrow end is a small applique of amber glass. The piece is also supported with four pinched amber glass feet...
Made in USA. All metal hand hammered in the American Modernist or Arts & Crafts metal art smith tradition, this face motif free standing 116 grams copper metal sculpture can hold a vase or can be worn as a cuff bracelet. All hammered by one set of hands from beginning to end resulting in this art work by this metal art smith and signed: HANDMADE MIMI DEE.
See Image 2: Can be displayed on a table or in a shelf to hold a small bud vase or worn as a massive cuff bracelet. 116 grams.
Very rare and fine, museum quality 19th century Straits Chinese peranakan sirih or tobacco box.
Silver with gilded decoration details.
A wonderful and outstanding work of silver art. D : 9 cm.
A 950 silver Komai damascene panels bracelet circa 1900 1920. This scarce bracelet from Japan features eleven 1-1/16" x 3/8" loop-linked panels with inlaid silver and gold on a black matte (actually iron) ground. The panels resemble those in room dividing screens, and each has a different design and a simple engraved design on the back of the silver sections. It also has a long safety chain and a box clasp which is stamped 950 SILVER. This bracelet measures 7-1/8" x 1/1/8". It is in excellent...
Large amber pin set in silver dating from the art nouveau period, amber is a golden warm shade of orange, excellent condition, a real statement piece.
A silver necklace with six small and one large fused glass on clay jewels by noted modernist jeweler, Elsa Freund, (1912-2001).
Measures about 15" around. Central drop measures 1 3/4" long and 1 1/4" across. This drop is signed Elsa on the back.
Classic Elsaramics sparkling amber colored jewels. Hook closure on the back fastens securely. A necklace extender could be added to the clasp if needed. Has a little tarnish. Lays wonderfully on the collar.
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A beautiful in color, our "Queen Ann" turquoise paste necklace is set in silver and crafted of an unusual turquoise paste. Though dating to the mid 18th century, this style of jewelry was named for Queen Ann, who reigned during an earlier time, 1695 to 1714. The vivid foiled paste stones are faceted as cushion cuts. The necklace with its original fittings fastens with a black velvet ribbon. The silver closed back of the turquoise pastes are a work of art unto themselves. Exquisite.
Vintage 1950's sterling silver & onyx necklace designed & signed by Taxco, Mexico modernist Antonio Pineda. Interior wearable length is 16 inches. Both stones & silver are in beautiful condition. Clasp is tight & secure. Fully hallmarked on reverse. Truly a museum quality wearable work of art, this design was included in the recent museum exhibit SILVER SEDUCTION: THE ART OF MODERNIST ANTONIO PINEDA and is pictured on p. 133 in the book of the same name by Gobi Stromberg.
Art Deco wood lined metal hinged cigarette box. A perfect example of art deco design. Measures 3.25" x 4.5"
Outstanding multi-colored and threaded art glass vase by Durand. Gorgeous golden yellow ground flows into grapefruit pink glass with applied glass threading. The vase is in excellent condition and approximately 8 1/4" h. Though unsigned, this vase corresponds with many known Durand pieces using this decorative technique and color scheme. An alternative maker would be Steuben, but were are 99% certain that this vase is by Durand, and American glass maker operating 1924-31.
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A beautiful Chinese Peking overlay glass meiping vase from the 19th century Qing Dynasty. Excellent carving by hand.
"Chinese Overlay Carved Glass, also known as Peking Glass (Tao Liao Ping in Chinese), is a traditional form of art that starts with a one-color glass base, dipped into contrasting colored glass one layer at a time. The artist then carves away portions of the overlaid glass to reveal layers of other colors underneath, following certain designs. It is a lengthy and tedious pr...