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...
Featuring a beautiful antique Victorian 14k solid gold, pearl brooch pin and pendant made by the fine Krementz company of New Jersey who also made pieces for Tiffany & Co. 9 fine high luster pearls are prong set. 72 seed pearls are set in 8 petals. Circa 1900. Stamped 14k and the Krementz hall mark. Can be worn as a brooch or pendant. The pendant ring is on a hinge that swivels up and down. Excellent condition. All original with no replacements or damages. Safety clasp works well. Dimensions: 13...
This collection incorporates some of the most significant biblical coins of the Holy Land from 103 BC to the 4th Century AD. Please find a detailed description of the coins and their significance below.
1) TWO WIDOW’S MITE PRUTAH OF ALEXANDER JANNAEUS
Reign of Alexander Jannaeus as King of Judea (103-76 BC)
Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU around inverted anchor.
Reverse: Eight-rayed star surrounded by diadem, Hebrew inscription "Yehonatan the king" between the rays.
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 ...
Reign of Emperor Flavius Phocas Augustus (602-610 A.D.)
From the Mint of Constantinople, 603-607 A.D.
Obverse: Crowned, draped, and cuirassed frontal facing bust, holding globus cruciger.
Reverse: Angel standing front facing, holding staff surmounted by a Christogram and globus cruciger.
Coin found in Bethlehem. In very good condition. Set in modern handmade 18K gold flexible bezel, crafted by the finest Armenian jeweler in Jerusalem.
29 mm diameter; 12.6 g
Set of 8 Chinese porcelain plates, each decorated in Kangxi style with a peacock standing in a landscape with its tail fanned out and encircled by an elaborate band with fan and lozenge shaped vignettes of blossoming and fruiting sprigs within diaper bands. All in excellent antique condition with very little wear to the enamels. No chips, no cracks, no hairlines. Measure 8.5" diameter x 1 high.
Anyone who appreciates antique jewelry would love this fabulous platinum and diamond ring from the 1920-s. The non certified center stone is an approximately 1.30Ct brilliant cut diamond that has H color and I1 clarity. The masterfully crafted delicate openwork platinum setting is decorated by 18 single cut diamonds. The approximate total weight of all diamonds is 1.65 Ct. The ring is a size 8 and can easily be sized.
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
Fantastic Shino Ware tea bowl with great feel. It has a design featuring mountains and pine trees which symbolize longevity. The bowl has a milky-white glaze showing ash marks in the glaze. It has the characteristic nest holes (suana).The citron skin finish (yuzuhada) is highly favored by Tea Masters. Condition: Excellent. Height: 3.2" (aprox 8 cm). Width: 5" (12.7 cm). Weight: (730 gr).
Over the years we have taken a special interest in Raku-ware and especially in works produced by the Tamamizu kiln, such as the 300+ year old ceremonial tea bowl seen here. The first in this line of potters was Yahē (1662 - 1722), an illegitimate son of Kichizaemon Ichinyu (1615 - 1768) who studied under his father and then left to open his own kiln in the village of Tamamizu (known today as Ide-cho). Though he is the first potter of this branch, he is sometimes referred to as Tamamizu VI, deno...
This Engagement Ring is from a Virginia USA Estate. Setting is Platinum with an .86 Carat Old European Cut Diamond, VS1 clarity, GH color. There are another 8 Full Cut Diamonds 4 on each side adding another 1/4 Carat Diamond weight or 1.30 Carats total diamond weight. Beautiful Platinum Diamond Ring
A set of 11 standing devas (Jp. ten) in polychromed wood arrayed in two rows on a gilt-wood platform. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Old minor loss to the polychrome, as well as loss to the hands of three deva figures.
Height of each figure: 10.5 cm
Height of gilt-wood platform: 10.5 cm
Width of platform: 29 cm
Depth of platform: 8.5 cm
The two figures on either end of the upper level of the two-tier platform, distinct from the other nine pieces inasmuch as they have no rock and lotus-l...
Lovely Georgian garnet cluster ring set in 18K gold. The garnets are a bright and lively color giving the ring great panache. The ring is a size 8 and measures 5/8" at its widest.
A Chinese silver vase with elaborate handles and decorated in repousse work with a phoenix on a hammered ground and the sides showing flowers and foliage, the back with a plain shield. Size: 23 cm high. weight ; 8 1/4 oz. two maker's stamps in Chinese characters on the base. It reads YUAN BEI which was an artisan workshop in Tianjin. The middle set of marks reads"wen yen" meaning "cash silver" and indicating a standard similar to Sterling. We pay credit and respect for this identification to Ad...
Fabulous early statement size YSL bracelet in heavy cast goldtone metal with faux mabe pearls in sculpted settings. Marked YSL and MADE IN FRANCE. Late
1970s or early 1980s, designed by Robert Goossens, who has designed jewelry for decades for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and other couturiers. Early foldover
clasp. 8 inches long, just under 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. Excellent condition. Photos enlarged to show detail. Display form is life size.
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...
Conceived by 20th century master ceramicist Kawai Kanjiro—here an abstract depiction of flowers is used to adorn an exquisite “henko” shaped vase. The glaze used is known as “tetsu-yu” for its use of iron compounds to achieve this distinctive look. Though many pieces by Kanjiro remain today, this exact combination of style, shape, and glazing is uncommon, making this a must-have work for serious collectors.
Like so many greats throughout history, Kanjiro (1890 - 1966) was ...
A pair of Bloor Derby armorial plates from a dinner service commissioned for the marriage in 1821 of Charles John Kemeys-Tynte, of Cefn Mably in Co. Glamorganshire, Wales, and of Halsewell, Somerset, and Elizabeth Swinnerton, daughter an co-heir of Thomas Swinnerton of Butterton Hall, Staffordshire. Size: 8 1/8 inches diameter. Marked with the scarce gold painted Derby crossed batons and crown mark, which was reserved for high quality, commissioned porcelain at Derby. Each plate is adorned with...