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Japanese glass ojime in a form of tombodama bead with white core and two birds on a long branch with leaves and flowers. Tombodama can be translated as “dragonfly ball” and the name is thought to come about because when the molten glass is applied to the core bead it resembles a dragonfly’s eye. Superbly made piece - see the individual petals and leaves, in perfect condition. Height 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1900 item #1429781 (stock #BT548)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$12,025.00
Listed Price $18,500.00
Meiji-era Japanese silver and enamel centerpiece bowl, ca 1890. Curved sides with flat and scalloped rim; foot raised with cutout ogee scrolls and 4 shaped feet. Engraved rippling water and grassy turf with sinuous trunk; supporting applied silver branches with pink enamel prunus blossoms. On other side are meandering branches with white and purple pendant flowers. A few birds, too. Japanese mark. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/4 x D 9 1/2 in. Gross weight: 33.5 troy ounces. #BT548 ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1430438 (stock #BT578)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau glass vase with engraved silver overlay. Made by Alvin in Providence. Conical on flat round foot. Dense vertical overlay in form of entwined tendrils and leafing and flowering branches. Glass is dark green. Pontil mark. Fully marked and numbered G297. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 12 x D 4 1/2 in. #BT578

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1430422 (stock #BT470)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$486.50
Listed Price $695.00
American Art Nouveau inkwell with engraved silver overlay, ca 1886. Bellied and faceted; short neck in silver collar and hinged and faceted silver cover. Overlay in form of dense and connected leafing and flowering branches. Glass is light purple (amethyst). Marked “Sterling Silver” and patent date “Jan. 5 86”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x D 3 1/4 in. #BT470

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1425040 (stock #BT309)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$385.00
Listed Price $550.00
Pair of American sterling silver and clear glass swan bowls, ca 1920. Each: Ovoid clear glass body with carved tail. Sterling silver mount with plumy wings and graceful s-scroll neck. Marked “Sterling”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 3/4 x W 2 1/4 x D 3 7/8 in. #BT309

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1910 item #1411716 (stock #BR435)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$5,950.00
Listed Price $8,500.00
Chinese silver centerpiece bowl, ca 1900. Curved sides and raised and spread foot. One front bamboo, birds, blossoming prunus branch, and robed and bearded sage: Modish motifs on stippled ground. On back large and shaped tubular frame (vacant). Handwork and hammering. Marked with Chinese characters. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 3/8 x D 10 1/4 in. Weight: 36.4 troy ounces. #BR435

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1196787 (stock #AR427)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,050.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Gilt and polychrome bronze frame with exotic fronds, ca. 1910. Rectangular with colored and etched fronds, flowers, bamboo, and grape bunches. Exciting Japanese-inspired design. With glass, silk lining, brass back and hinged support for vertical display. Support is marked ‘MV’ with hammer. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 12 x W 7 in. Window: H 7 ½ x W 3 ¾ in. AR427

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1910 item #1424371 (stock #BT255)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$346.50
Listed Price $495.00
Turn-of-the-century Chinese export silver serving fork. Retailed by Tuck Chang in Shanghai. Scalloped 4-tine shank engraved with fish and grass. Handle tapering and hollow. Double-sided ornament with birds perched on blossoming prunus branches. Marked. Very good condition.

Length: 9 5/8 in. Weight: 5.5 troy ounces. #BT255

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1387439 (stock #BM820)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
Mixed metal copper and silver Turkish coffeepot with Japonesque ornament. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1882.

Traditional copper vessel comprising ovoid body, s-scroll spout, c-scroll handle, cylindrical neck, and hinged onion-dome cover. Applied silver butterflies (one gilt), birds, fronds, and blossoming prunus branch. Tooled band with stylized leaves and flowers at neck base. Allover honeycomb hand hammering. Finish shades from brown to red. A striking synthesis of two modishly exotic sty...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1930 item #1391017 (stock #BQ697)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Art Deco sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Oval window and flat surround encircled with acid-etched stylized leaf-and-berry branch. A modernized traditional motif. With glass, silk lining, and stained-wood back and hinged support. Hallmark includes pattern no. 19798 (first produced in 1920) and director’s letter m (1907-47). Very good condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 9 3/4 x W 7 1/8 in. Window: H 8 3/8 x W 5 3/4 in. #BQ697

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1398304 (stock #1157)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$2,625.00
Listed Price $3,750.00
Charming figural silver brooch in form of bird. The bird is covered with inlaid rose-cut diamonds and faceted rubies on head, tail, and wing tips. Beak is gold as is ruby-encrusted crown – exquisite touches. The bird is perched on c-scroll branch covered with more rose-cut diamonds and eight larger miner-cut diamonds. Gold back. England, ca 1880. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 1 3/4 in. #1157

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : English : Pre 1910 item #1378776 (stock #BQ335)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
English cameo glass perfume with American sterling silver collar and cover. Yellow v-form vial with raised white vertical ornament: Sinuous stem with bluebell blossoms and leaves. On back is v-form leafing and branches. Cover threaded and engraved with same. Clear glass stopper with frosted plug. Hallmarked Theodore B. Starr of New York. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 7 x W 1 3/8 x D 1 1/8 in. #BQ335

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1421505 (stock #BR681)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$5,250.00
Listed Price $7,500.00
Large Japanese silver vase, ca 1910. Ovoid with short neck and turned-down rim. On front chased chrysanthemum flower heads with veined, serrated, and overlapping petals, blossoming prunus branch, and leaves. The decoration meanders around the sides. Back plain. Japanese marks. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 14 3/4 x D 8 1/2 in. Weight: 69 troy ounces. #BR681

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1920 item #1420617 (stock #BR583)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Chinese export silver picture frame. Rectangular window in same surround with arched top comprising pierced and dense blossoming prunus branches with scrolled branches at base and 3 rondels inset with Chinese characters at top. With glass, silk lining, and hinged bamboo-style support. Marks include maker’s stamp for Wang Hing, who was active in Hong Kong in the late 19th and early 20th century. Very good condition.

Dimensions: Frame: H 7 7/8 x W 5 1/4 in. Window: H 4 5/8 x W 3 in. #BR583 ...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1910 item #1429761 (stock #BR704)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$4,200.00
Listed Price $6,000.00
Pair of turn-of-the-century art glass vases by historic maker Loetz. Each: Slender with tapering sides and inset neck with flared mouth. Glass iridescent green with oil-style fracture pattern. On front is engraved silver overlay in form of Japonesque blossoming branch. Pontil mark. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 9 3/8 x D 3 1/2 in. #BR704

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1404865 (stock #BS735)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
Japonesque sterling silver and mixed metal hand mirror. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1878. Curved and upward tapering handle and oval frame inset with beveled glass. Front has honeycomb hand hammering and is applied with modish insects (beetle and butterfly) and flowers (blossoming prunus branches and irises). Back has subtle and shimmering hammering, and is acid-etched with same plants and butterfly fluttering by. Also, on back are engraved initials. Fully marked including pattern no. ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1429747 (stock #BS951)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$2,660.00
Listed Price $3,800.00
Pair of turn-of-the-century American brilliant-cut glass bowls with sterling silver collar. Made by Wilcox (a division of International) in Meriden, Conn. Each: Curved with fans and stars bordering large star comprising diaper inset triangles. Collar has irregular rim with applied fruiting berry branch. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 7/8 x D 11 1/8 in. #BS951

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1425353 (stock #BR641)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$350.00
Listed Price $500.00
Japanese sterling silver master butter. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Flat handle with double-sided reeding that terminates in flower stems on terminal. On terminal front is perched bird. Terminal back vacant with flower on heel. Blade has engraved stylized ornament. A great piece in the sought-after pattern pattern that was in production from 1871 to before 1904, and revived as Audubon in the 1950s. The designer was Edward C. Moore, who was a connoisseur and scholar of Japanese art. Fully ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Asia Trade : Pre 1930 item #1389133 (stock #BQ401)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
Set of 4 Southeast Asian export silver compotes, ca 1920. Each: Shallow bowl with pierced and chased birds and flowers. Enameled rim with raised scallops interspersed with berries and leaves. Support has ribbed knop. Foot raised with applied foliate medallions with polychrome enamel. Foot rim encircled with animals scurrying along leafing branch (also applied). Striking and unusual. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x D 6 3/8 in. Total weight: 41 troy ounces. #BQ401