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similar to VeryRare 1890s Kesslers SMOOTH AS SILK WHISKEY TopHat Advertising Sign

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1900 item #433910 (stock #G550)
Offered for sale is a very rare, circa 1890s, trade sign or display advertisement for “KESSLER’S – SMOOTH AS SILK“ WHISKEY-- shaped in the form of a TOP HAT!

This fabulous advertising piece is made of papier mache’, is painted black, and sports cream-colored lettering on both sides of the hat.

The firm of Julius Kessler Dist. Co., Inc., in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, originated in 1888 and created an American blended whiskey known for its silky smoothness!

The condition of this fab ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1960 item #1243070 (stock #M1268i)
If you are looking for a pharmacy sign that is nearly mint and sports great graphics, you can stop searching!

This awesome example dates to 1955, is painted and has a reflective finish on the large lettering. This sign is new-old-stock, was never used and was acquired directly from the family of the former proprietor of the now-defunct, Stanley, North Dakota, Rexall Pharmacy!!!

This beauty measures 36" long x 18" wide and was manufactured by the Continental Sign and Advertising Company of M...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Mexican : Pre 1970 item #1461848 (stock #JJ4320)
An amazing 970 silver necklace with crescent shaped bezel set onyx cabochons in a cascading design by Antonio Pineda.

This necklace measures about 16 1/4" around with a diameter of about 5". Drops down in front about 2 1/2". Each crescent is about 1 5/8" across.

Has a secure box clasp.

Marked with 970, Pineda Crown, Silver, Hecho en Mexico, Eagle 17 and style number YY 456.

Has some tarnish and minor signs of wear. The stones feel smooth with only one tiny flake to one point. Wei...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1450426 (stock #M1414)
Presented in a frame is the highly colorful, visually-appealing and patriotic cover of an 83 page song book advertising BROMO-SELTZER. Prominently featured is the American flag waving beside the iconic, cobalt blue colored BROMO-SELTZER bottle!

This cleverly-designed image dates to the late 1890s to the early 1900s as it advertises the product as a CURE for all headaches. The passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act requiring that foods and drugs bear truthful labeling statements and meet ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1460041 (stock #11068)
Hanging scroll. Painting of two noble men on horseback. The men and the horses are dressed up beautifully and are obviously competing with each other in one way or another. Probably a scene on a horse track, the men shortly before or after a race.

Ink and mineral colors on silk, in a gold brocade mounting with bone scroll ends.

Signed in lower right: Shogai. Two red seals: Tani-shi Hidemasa; Shogai no in.

Silk: H 49 x W 16.5 in.
Mounting: H 77 x W 21.5 in.
W at the ...

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1430872 (stock #M1406)
Offered is a very rare, highly ornate and meticulously detailed, 1887, medicine advertising mirror made for the G.G. Green Pharmaceutical Manufacturer of Woodbury, New Jersey. It features 3 PATENT MEDICINES, patent-owned and offered by Surgeon, Colonel G.G. Green. (brief Bio below)

This gorgeous advertising mirror was gifted to select pharmacists who were required to sign a contract promising to consistently offer the particular Green's medicines that were imprinted on the mirror's frame...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1426193 (stock #TRC210304)
Seated in meditation with open and compassionate heart, this bodhisattva is on a spiritual journey, postponing his own salvation in order to remain on earth to help others achieve enlightenment. In contrast to some images of the Japanese Bodhisattva (Bosatsu), often depicted as austere and inward looking, here, Kimura depicts the Bodhisattva as playful, carefree, and decidedly ornate. The inverted image of white contrast dye on black silk also makes for a striking composition.

A mas...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1970 item #1409233
Dowry cloth, pillow cover

Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, Sindh people, Mahar group, 20th century

Hand woven cotton, cotton and silk floss, mirrors, khaarek, interlacing and jat embroidery

A highly decorative squarish piece of lavish embroidery on handwoven red cotton, pieced from three pieces of cloth (see image 2 for the joins). Its design consists of a central square surrounded by 8 squares, all patterned with khaarek silk embroidery in differ...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1970 item #757297 (stock #171)
Intandane ltd
£650.00
A charming, signed, pastel portrait by Dorothy Colles (1917-2003) who was (according to an obituary published in the Independent newspaper) "gifted in portraits of children". This picture was drawn circa 1963 (please see our other Colles picture) and was a commissioned piece for an advertising poster. Dorothy Colles has exhibited through the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painting. Condition - excellent. The picture 20 inches by 17.7 inches (51cm x 45cm). The original frame - 23...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1465483 (stock #17)
This museum quality chawan dates from 1640 to the1690’s. Though well known, this almost Iga like deep green glaze is more uncommon than the usual warmer tones. It is typical of this time period. As pictured, it comes with a later signed box giving its name “Chill”. The translation of what is on the inside of the lid is as follows: Shigaraki Tsutsu Chawan (Cylindrical tea bowl make at the Shigaraki kiln) Chill (Its name) (Sei vei which means ‘Chill’) Haku so – tenth gen...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Serigraphs : Pre 1990 item #1461929 (stock #12056)
The sheet size: 33 3/4"H x 39"W
The image size: 26 5/8" H x 32 3/4" W
The title: "Garden Memories"
Artist: Susan Rios (American)
Medium: 100% Arches paper, Unframed.
Signed by artist: Lower right in pencil
Edition Numbered : HC21/60, in pencil
HC mean Hors de commerce. Not for sale
but it is like AP (Atist Proof). Total Edition 545 exist.
The year made: 1988
Publisher: Martin Lawrence Limited Edition
The condition: Mint, never been ...
All Items : Artists : Prints : Pre 1990 item #1438238 (stock #12053)
The sheet size: 39 1/8" H x 32" W
The image size: 31 3/4" H x 26" W
The title: "Creature Comfort"
Artist: Susan Rios (American)
Medium: 100% Arches paper, Unframed.
Signed by artist: Lower right in pencil
Edition Numbered : M 5/20, in pencil
The year made: 1990
Publisher: Martin Lawrence Limited Edition
as last photo with COA showing.
The condition: Mint, never been framed.
This is her best work created.

The serigraph was...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1436903 (stock #MA498)
BRIAN PAGE ORIENTAL ART
GBP £1,000.00
SALE PRICE – Was £1500
Fine LARGE Chinese Neolithic Painted Pottery Jar - Machang (Liuwan type) with Oxford TL Test

This large and impressive pottery jar was made over 4,000 years ago during the Machang Phase (c. 2300 - 2000 BC) of the Majiayao culture, also known as the Gansu-Yangshao culture, from present day Gansu or Qinghai province. It is "heavily-potted" and relatively highly-fired. This jar has a wide body with two sturdy loop handles on opposing sides at its waist. The flat base has some impressions in it...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #637592 (stock #5318)
A Victorian 15k diamond hair brooch circa 1870. This great example of Victorian period sentimental or mourning hair jewellery is in 15k yellow gold with a centrally set genuine 12 pt. rose cut diamond and a compartment on the back containing a curl of blonde hair with a silk cord. The brooch is unmarked but tested and is guaranteed to be gold, and the diamond has been checked with a gemologist. The hair compartment on this 1-7/8" x 1-1/8" pin has the original bevelled glass, and this pin weigh...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Wristwatches : Pre 1980 item #1465685 (stock #VW1813)
Watch Company
$650.00
Rare. ERNEST BORRELL Automatic DATE Quick Set by Synchron Gold Filled CUSHION Design Case. Circa: Approx. 1978. 14-sided screw off stainless steel back. Mechanical Automatic movement with a quick set date. This was the last and highest grade of the Ernest Borrell Series beginning in the early 1960s. Models always featured a Culdoscope dial in content motion, providing a three-dimensional effect. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET. BUY SOMETHING PROVEN IN TIME. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1465636 (stock #MB860)
Rare Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Painted Pottery Dragon

This very rare and unusual pottery model of a seated dragon was made during the 13th - 14th centuries, during either the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or the following Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368), and comes from Yunnan province. It is made from a grey pottery and is finely-detailed. It has been cold-painted with base coat of a creamy-white pigment with faint traces remaining of orange and red pigments on top.

Length 12 cm, height 1...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1465608 (stock #T91)
Very Rare LARGE Burmese 14th - 16th Century Monochrome Glazed Stoneware Dish (Ex. Lammers Collection)

This large and imposing stoneware dish was made during the 14th - 16th century. It is heavily-potted and coated in a finely-crackled cream glaze. The unglazed base has fired to a deep red where there are signs that this dish was placed on a large circular pontil during firing. To the inner well of the dish are incised circular bands. Note also the deeply incised decorative rings that surroun...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1465561 (stock #BNJkirinH2O)
June Hastings
$1,800.00
A Japanese Hirado underglaze blue porcelain Mizusashi (water jar) of "barrel" form with a flat, circular cover bearing a spherical knop. The jar is decorated with two kirin galloping across stylized waves. The mouth and the cover bear bands of formalized, archaistic dragons and dots with the recessed foot surrounded by a band of stylized lotus flowers. Dates Late Meiji Period (1880-1900). Measures 8 inches high. 6.5" diameter. In excellent condition.