David Anthony
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Modernism : Pre 1970 item #1435853
David Anthony
Fabulous vintage oval angel skin pink coral cabochon ring with 4 diamonds flanking each side. Marked 14k. Thick shank and large size (7+) makes resizing feasible for smaller fingers. The main photo shows the best likeness of the color which is angel skin. Very good to excellent condition. Mass is 6.4 g.

This ring appraised for 1675 USD in December 2020. From the appraisal: "Ladies 14 karat yellow gold ring stamped 585, containing one round cabochon cut bezel set Pink Coral measurin...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Pre 1960 item #1435787
David Anthony
This package is the ultimate Graflex Speed Graphic bundle - there is almost too much here to list. For starters, this offering includes the camera, the Graflex flash, the original case, the flash cord, 2 Edna Lite lens filters, Kodak retaining ring, 2 unknown devices, straps, Graflite instruction manual, instruction book for Weston Master II exposure meter, service repair record, depth of field chart, sales brochure, sales equipment supplement, a flash bulb, and a couple of photos taken by the o...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1900 item #1435762
David Anthony
A striking pose of Louis XVI, the French monarch who lost his life at the guillotine in 1793. This 19th C. miniature is based on several portraits of the Bourbon king by Antoine-Francois Callet and his followers during and after Louis' life time.

The king is wearing a crimson coat richly embroidered in gold, and featuring the Huguenot cross. Nature provides the background. The painting is signed at the right n. Callet, which is roughly translated After Callet.

The portr...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pattern Glass : Pre 1900 item #1435707
David Anthony
This high standard compote is of extra generous size to show off its many virtues. The bowl is McKee and Brothers (1853-99) Shell pattern also known as Fans with Diamonds. It would date to c. 1880.

The ring of the lid and its weight indicate lead or flint. It is decorated with beautifully designed stippled fruits such as pears, cherries, apples, and berries with detailed leaves.

The compote is in very good condition, but the lid has a few small frits at the lip where ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pattern Glass : Pre 1900 item #1435706
David Anthony
This exceptional low standard compote is a regal treasure of high craftsmanship. It stands on a broad circular foot from which rises a short stem which supports a wide bowl decorated in three bands, the lower being hatched diamonds, the main having a stippled ground with molded flowers, scrolls, and highly stylized fleur de lys, and the final band being of clear glass. The lid is similarly designed topped with a rich acorn-like finial.

The pattern is DUNCAN & MILLER NO. 41 EARLY AME...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1970 item #1435410
David Anthony
A very fine painting of a rural homestead with miles of quiet and seclusion around. There appears to be a bend in the road proving access to the house, but without visitors, the owner could feast his eyes on the surrounding beauty of the mountains, woods, and the open fields.

The style is slightly naive expressionism - vivid colors with sweet charm.

The oil on board painting is signed but obscured by the framing. However, using the notes on the back, I conclude that the...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Iron : Pre 1900 item #1435403
David Anthony
A visually rich patinated antique cast iron fireback depicting a young woman accompanied by her faithful dog and a pet bird perched on her hand. The main image is framed by 3 layers of bordering whose elaborate detail only adds to beautiful vignette cast in high relief.

The condition of the fireback is good with notable oxidation areas which should be notable in the images we provided. The back has its original strong chain which allows hanging. It is beautiful enough to be displaye...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1800 item #1435370
David Anthony
A large Chinese export porcelain tea caddy painted with a shield and bird motif encircled with a gold wreath. The bird holds a branch - perhaps of olive - in its mouth. The shield is enameled with gold flowers and leaves. The top of the caddy is painted with a continuous serpentine garland below whose apexes are flower and leaves. The shoulder of the caddy is painted with green trim at the edges. Both large sides are decorated similarly.

I would date the caddy to c. 1790-1800 or so....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1800 item #1435369
David Anthony
Although it is smaller than other examples of this genre, this tea caddy packs a big punch with its gorgeous blue and white hand painted Chinese scenery. It depicts both natural scenery as well as different structures such as home and pagoda. The rim of the shoulder is accented with pale gold enamel.

The cannister is constructed of two halves fused together. The painting is naïve, covering the caddy in the round.

Condition is excellent with no cracks, chips, or fractur...
All Items : New Century : Glass : Decorative : Pre 1990 item #1435187
David Anthony
A Daum crystal model of a European TVG train, prevalent throughout the continent, designed by Xavier Froissart for the famed crystal maker's 1989 line. This series included 6 models, of which we have another American engine. The condition is excellent with pads on the underside to protect surfaces.

9 1/2" l
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1930 item #1435175
David Anthony
A fantastic pair of Armor Bronze book ends of Dante and Beatrice, elctroformed using the company's well known process of electrostatically applying a bronze patina to various objects. The surface is wonderfully textured, giving it an antique aura and feel, even when new in c. 1925. The pair still contain their original maker tags part of which is illegible.

Armor Bronze offered a range of book ends originally selling between 5 - 15 or so dollars for a set in the early 1920s. For an ...
All Items : New Century : Glass : Decorative : Pre 1990 item #1435166
David Anthony
Daum crystal train engine, entitled Far West, commemorating the old steam engines of the 19th C. The 4-4-0 glass steam engine was designed by Xavier Froissart for introduction in 1989. The engine is a solid mold produced crystal. Condition is excellent - without damage. Its previous owner applied 4 pads to the underside which has protected the base of the crystal.

7 1/4" l

This crystal engine was one in a series of 6.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1435083
David Anthony
This hard to find engraving is based on a watercolor portrait of Poe done c. 1843/4 in Philadelphia. The poet wrote to J R Lowell that he thought that engraving looked better than the portrait. The engraving I offer is based upon the first engraving after the portrait published 1845. My specimen is probably mid to late 19th C. but could be as late as early 20th C. This version is the one for which Getty Images offers rights beginning at 499 USD.

This engraving was done by H B Hall &...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Games : Pre 1900 item #1435071
David Anthony
The game of authors had considerable history before its incarnation as an offering from McLoughlin Bros., but this version is a slick, packaged production with dazzling color for which the firm was justly famous. This game appears in an undated catalog believed to be published for the 1894 year.

The game includes a box, 54 cards, and instructions all of which are in very good to excellent condition for their age. The lid is somewhat concave, there is toning on the box, the insides p...
David Anthony
A wonderful figure of a girl putting on her ice skates, using a boulder of snow as a seat. Who better to produce such a vignette than a firm working in a nation where ice skating is a natural? The porcelain is in excellent condition. The back stamp dates the piece to c. 1965.

6" h.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Games : Pre 1900 item #1434969
David Anthony
The Game of Authors by Parker Brothers with 52 cards and rules. The box is in fair condition meaning that it is intact and solid, but it shows considerable fraying and shrinkage, and has a small break at the seam shown in one of the picture. On the other hand, this game is a gem and very desirable. Parker Brothers produced its first version of this game in 1897.

The following is my opinion and I do not warrant the information. I believe that this is the first edition of the game pro...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Costume : Rhinestone : Pre 1960 item #1434713
David Anthony
Weiss rhinestone brooch with 4-prong set emerald and brilliant cut stones. In excellent condition. Weiss plaque on back. 2 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #1434661
David Anthony
Purple transfer Staffordshire is harder to find than the more common blue, but it is surely as attractive and adds nice variety. This pitcher is decorated with a hamlet scene in the round. Greek keys separate the major design elements. Its octagonal form flares out from the mouth where it flanges near the base. The angular applied handle rises above the mouth to give it fancy airs. The quality of this production can be seen by decoration on the interior of the mouth.

The condition o...