A nice 1937 Canadian silver dollar $1 coin with the double strike HP in VF+ condition. It has good detail and it is a nice example. All coin and banknote gradings are subjective and are included as guides only, and are based on published grading charts. Please refer to the hi-res scans included in our listings for accurate sight grading of our items. All scans are sized only and they are absolutely unaltered and unenhanced. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all conditio...
MELROSE WATCH CO.
Melrose, Massachusetts (1866-1868)
In late 1866 the Tremont Watch Co. moved from Boston., Mass. By Aaron L. Dennison and changed its name to Melrose Watch Co., and began producing the complete watch movements, movement engraved, “Melrose Watch Co.” and dials marked “Tremont Watch Co.” About 3,000 were produced. Serial No. range 30,000 and higher. In 1868, the Melrose Watch Co. runs short on capital and requests the stockholders to contribute more money. After he fa...
A Chinese Bronze Censer figure of buffalo and the figurine, Qing Dynasty. The figure of buffalo length approximately 12.6 cm and height approximately 7 cm. There's an old repaired at the one of buffalo horn. Decorated silver wire inlaid. The figurine height approximately 7.8 cm. Decorated silver wire inlaid. The figurine has few cracks around 1 cm (2 parts) and few small chips at the bottom.
This is an extremely rare set of master die or Hobs used to create the dies for striking a coin to commemorate the Apollo 8 mission. These are from 1968 and are in good condition. One side has the seal of the United States of America while the other side has the names and busts of the astronauts, Anders, Borman and Lovell. Please email if you need any additional photos of information. This would be a great addition to any space or Apollo collection. Certainly one-of-a-kind. The coin face is 1.5...
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.
A unique piece of jewelry fro...
A vintage mid century modernist pair of salad servers in sterling silver and exotic wood by William Spratling. One is an open slotted spoon/fork and the other is a large serving spoon.
They each measure 12 1/4" long and 2 14" across the bowls. Marked with the conjoined 'WS', Taxco and 925. These were the marks used between 1933-40, the first design period.
Made of thick lightly hammered sterling with three small balls near where the silver is attached to the wood.
There is some tarnis...
This necklace measures 24 1/2" long.
The breastplate measures 9" by 6".
The large beads measure 2 1/2" long and the smaller silver beads measure 1" long.
The heart shape breastplate is probably late 19th century or earlier 20th century.
The necklace and breastplate are silver but the purity is unknown.
There is carnelian and a gold wash on the breastplate /pendant.
The necklace part may have been restrung at one point.
This is an antique Turkman Asyk pendant.
Lugdunum (Lyons) Mint, c. AD 14-37
Obverse: Laureate bust of Tiberius facing right. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AUGUSTUS.
Reverse: Seated female figure (generally thought to be Livia or Pax) facing right on a plain chair, holding a long scepter in her right hand and a palm branch in her left. PONTIF MAXIM.
Coin in extremely fine condition.
Set in 18K gold swivel pendant with .75 karat black diamond. Handmade in Jerusalem.
Diameter: 27 mm without pendant; Weight: 13.6 g
This is one of the prettiest Schiaparelli sets I have ever had. It is shiny silver plated, likely rhodium and it has an intricate flower design done with sparkling clear rhinestones, ruby red cabochons, and big faux pearls each with a rhinestone in the top. The brooch is 3" x 2 1/2". The matching earrings are clips about 1 1/4" long with a red cabochon on the ear and one of the large pearls with clear rhinestones as a dangle. The set is in excellent condition. The brooch is marked with Schi...
Wow! This goes to the top of the list of my favorite pieces of jewelry. It is a beautiful pink Guilloche enamel over Sterling Silver Locket with matching chain w/enamel links. Accented w/marcasite work on face. The condition is excellent. The locket measures 1 3/8" diameter excluding bale and the chain is appx 24". Hallmarked Sterl Germany on loop on chain. Enamel is excellent, no damage to report on locket, front or back or chain links. The interior has original vintage fabric lining and bevele...
Antique Japanese silver kanzashi, the upper design part is gold plated with finely engraved three oak leaves. *This was one of the most popular crests among the warrior samurai class particularily among close devotees of Shinto. Top quality hand cut metal work. Circa (we think) Meiji period (1868-1912). 6 3/4" long and 1 3/8" in width.
*The Elements of Japanese Desgn by John W. Dower
Year 3; 134-135 A.D.
Obverse: Paleo-Hebrew inscription “Shimon” within wreath. Pearl border. Remnants of Roman inscription on edge.
Reverse: Two upright trumpets with a dot in between. Inscription “For the freedom of Jerusalem”. Pearl border. Remnants of Roman inscription.
In excellent and original condition. Slight splitting of coin due to overstrike. Found in Hebron.
Set in 18K gold swivel pendant with 75 point black diamonds. Pendant handmade in Jerusalem ...
Year 3; 134-135 A.D.
Obverse: Paleo-Hebrew inscription “Shimon” within wreath. Pearl border.
Reverse: Single-handled jug with palm branch to right. Paleo-Hebrew inscription “For the freedom of Jerusalem”. Pearl border.
In excellent and original condition. Found in Hebron.
Set in handmade 18K gold pendant with 15 point black diamonds. Pendant made in Jerusalem.
Diameter: 22 mm without pendant; Weight: 7.8 g
Tall vessel of square shape, cut out of a section of a Paulownia (kiri) tree showing knots on three sides, where side branches used to be. The wood is stained dark brown. One side of the vessel is decorated with inlays/appliques and lacquer paint. The appliques colored with gold sprinkle, silver flakes and green lacquer.
A sparrow is sitting on a bamboo stalk.
Red patinated copper liner.
Japan, Taisho era, 1920s
H 11.75 x W ca. 5 x D ca. 5 in.
On the bottom of the kir...
This appliqué Mahakala mask was one of four decorating a ritual dancer’s cloud collar. The background silk used is a very fragile silver thread brocade possibly dating from the 13th century. This would account for the cloud collar having become fragmentary.
Height: 18 in/47 cm
Width: 20 in/51 cm)
A truly superb antique microbeaded purse featuring an abstract design deriving from either Persian rug motifs or Berlin wool work patterns. The lack of borders surrounding the central medallion -- it is surrounded by flowers and vines instead -- points to the latter. It is a stunning piece composed of richly colored glass beads; Prussian blue for the background, with figures worked in salmon, red, green, cream, and black. Wonderful original frame with flower baskets outside and a monogram (FSW...
A Chinese silver goblet of monumental size and magnificent craftsmanship, the cup with a diameter of 12.8 cm is chased and embossed with a continuous scene of numerous foot soldiers, warriors on horesback and courtiers in pavilions- all against a dense background of trees, mountains and pagodas. The stem is applied with finely cast dragons, showing minute details of face and skin. This is a rare and singular example of Chinese silversmith's art in the 19th C, standing at a lofty height of 29 cm ...
Circa 1860, Dutch tortoiseshell & sterling silver spoon box with its original key. The hand engraved sterling spoon set includes 10 teaspoons, 10 demitasse coffee spoons, one sugar scoop, and one tea scoop.
The interior bottom of this antique tortoiseshell spoon box is lined with red velvet and shaped to hold the 20 spoons and 2 scoops securely, and a place to put the key. It has its original red silk cushion to protect the transparent tortoiseshell lid and to help keep the sterlin...