Antique European Porcelain, Pottery and more offered for sale by China Rose Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1442661 (stock #3622)
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A$2,500.00
This very attractive sterling silver ink stand was made by John Grinsell & Sons of London in 1895. The hallmarks on the front of the base are slightly worn, but the marks on the other components are very crisp as can be seen in the photos below. All pieces in this inkstand are marked-the candlestick and its sconce as well as the pierced enclosures containing the ink wells and their lids...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1800 item #1440915 (stock #2116)
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A$550.00
This late Georgian reel holder is veneered in mahogany and has a single full depth drawer.It stands on four ball feet and is 233 mm (9.5 inches) high to the top of the reel posts. The width is 147 mm (5.75 inches), and the depth is 186 mm ( 7.25 inches). It has retained its original patina. The reels are supported on thick copper wire. There are several names written in pencil on the sides and bottom of the drawer-perhaps previous owners. C 1780.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1440039 (stock #4581)
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A$200.00
This silver propelling pencil was made by the noted silver firm of Sampson Mordan & Co. of London. The top of the pencil, mounted with banded agate, unscrews to reveal the receptacles for the pencil lead. The extended length is 113 mm (4.5 inches), the retracted length is 88 mm (3.5 inches) and it weighs 12 gms. It is in very good condition. It is stamped with the mark "Sampson Mordan & Co. Makers" which indicates that it dates from the period 1845-52.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1837 VR item #1440037 (stock #4519)
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A$195.00
This is a very pretty English porcelain boat shaped inkstand. The exterior is coloured an apple green, whilst the interior is decorated with sprays of hand painted flowers, all sitting on a leaf moulded and ribbed base which is enhanced with gilding. It would have sat on a lady's desk with the two tubes holding her quills or pens, and the ink residing in the lidded liner inserted into the round hole. Unfortunately the liner and lid are now missing...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1440036 (stock #4326)
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A$395.00
This inticately cast brass ink stand measures 200 mm (8 inches) square and stands 115 mm (4.5 inches) high, and features a red marble insert. It is a good quality item and weighs 1.8 kg 4 pounds). There is a foundry mark under the base with the latin motto "Carpe Diem" inside a six spoked wheel together with a square and dividers. It is missing the insert to hold the ink and the hinge for the lid is a bit loose, but overall it is in very good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1837 VR item #1439761 (stock #4126)
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A$140.00
This straw work needlecase was made in the early part of the nineteenth century and was decorated by applying individual pieces of dyed straw on to a cardboard base to form an intricate pattern. Items like this were made by French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic Wars to obtain money for necessities, but they had also been made both prior to, and after the wars...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439760 (stock #4447)
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A$165.00
This brass novelty sewing tape measure in the form of a Victorian bathing box. It stands 47 mm (just under 2 inches) high, is 32 mm (1.25 inches) wide and 70 mm (2.75 inches) long. It has lost the base of the box and the tab on the end of the tape. It would date from the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Sea bathing was popular in the late Victorian through to the Edwardian age...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439759 (stock #4201)
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A$120.00
A very pretty Worcester hand painted porcelain thimble decorated with dog roses and finished off with hand gilding. It is 25 mm (1 inch) high, with a diameter at the base of 20 mm (3/4 of an inch). It is unsigned and would date from the 1880's.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439758 (stock #4561)
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A$220.00
This souvenir pin cushion is decorated on both sides with reverse painted scenes from Kings College Cambridge. On the front is a view of the chapel, and on the reverse, a depiction of the college's coat of arms. Reverse painting is done on the underside of the glass so that the glass protects the painting from wear. In this case very fine strips of foil were applied to the glass then painted over, giving an impression of the sun glinting on the building...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439757 (stock #4504)
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A$275.00
Made of mahogany, this revolving cotton reel holder has been fashioned in the shape of a table of the early to middle part of the nineteenth century. There are seven spindles to hold cotton reels, a central thimble holder and around the edge of the table top is a pin cushion. It stands 122 mm (5 inches) high to the top of the spindles, and has a diameter of 132 mm (5.5 inches). It is in very good condition, but I suspect a couple of the spindles have been replaced. c 1850.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1439756 (stock #4503)
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A$275.00
Made of mahogany, this revolving cotton reel holder has been fashioned in the shape of a table of the early to middle part of the nineteenth century. There are seven spindles to hold cotton reels, a central thimble holder and around the edge of the table top is a pin cushion. It stands 122 mm (5 inches) high to the top of the spindles, and has a diameter of 132 mm (5.5 inches). It is in very good condition, but I think a couple of the spindles have been replaced. c 1850.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1439215 (stock #4491)
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A$660.00
This beautifully made wooden paper knife features as the handle, a violin scroll end and peg box. Joined to this is the long blade which is probably walnut, or possibly olive wood. Whether the handle is made from the scroll end of a violin, I don't know-perhaps it was made for a musician or a music lover. The length is 396 mm (15.5 inches) and it is 32 mm (1.25 inches) wide where the handle joins the blade. It is in wonderful condition...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1328633 (stock #3671)
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A$395.00
This large Bois Durci ink stand features an intricately moulded base, upon which sit two glass inkwells and a central urn shaped container. The glass inkwells are fitted with bois durci tops set into silver plated mounts and collars. The urn shaped container has been gilded and the lid and handles are inset with a duck egg blue enamel...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1900 item #1320284 (stock #2013)
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A$120.00
This late 19th century ladies porcelain travelling inkwell is decorated with a band of (now faded) orange lustre, bordered top and bottom with two black bands. Above this is a band of hand painted flowers which is also featured on the top of the lid. The lid and body are connected by a gilt brass collar, with the gilding slightly worn. There is a small firing crack to the lid and a crack to the inner rim of the well. It stands 70mm high and has a diameter of 78mm. Possibly French.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1837 VR item #1311596 (stock #1779)
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A$480.00
This very attractive early nineteenth century inlaid rosewood veneer desk set stands 72mm high, is 240mm long and 140mm wide. The base for the veneer appears to be mahogany. Internally there is a central lidded cavity with an ivory knob, flanked by two glass inkwells and in front of the inkwells are two spaces, one lidded, for pens. The two internal lids appear to be replacements. The top folding lid has warped slightly...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1910 item #1311594 (stock #3590)
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A$850.00
Sitting on a footed champleve enamel and ormolu base is a moulded slab of onyx, upon which rests another small slab of onyx set in a collar of champleve enamel and atop this is the champleve enamel and ormolu lidded inkstand. The main slab of onyx features a groove on either side as a pen rest. It stands 135mm high, is 225mm long and 130mm wide. The white porcelain inkwell is a replacement, but it is an antique one. There is a small bit of damage to one corner of the onyx as shown in the photo...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1910 item #1299125 (stock #3587)
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A$495.00
This obelisk shaped desk thermometer stands 172mm high and the stepped plinth base measures 63mm square. It is veneered with tortoiseshell, and the thermometer sits on a graduated bone backing. It has lost a very small area of tortoiseshell from the corner of the plinth, and the thermometer, which still reacts to temperature changes, appears to have lost the top of the tube. C1900.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Sewing : Pre 1900 item #1289851 (stock #3537)
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A$425.00
The base of this early Victorian sewing reel stand and pincushion is veneered with a geometric pattern and the scalloped edge features contrasting light and dark timber. It stands 160mm high, the width of the base is 175mm, it rests on three round brass feet and the reel pins are brass. The base has warped, but because of the three feet it it still stable. It has retained its original patina but has lost a piece of veneer, as can be seen in the photos. C1840.