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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1900 item #1170664 (stock #TB00105)
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An Emil Puirforcat French first standard (.950) silver round box with a gold washed interior. The surface of the exterior covered with engine turning and engraved wreaths punctuated with blossoms. 3 3/8 inches (8.5 cm) diameter and 1 inch (2.5 cm) tall. Weight approx. 154 grams.

Marked on the interior of the lid with the first standard mark for after 1838, the “EP” touch for Emil Puiforcat and the number 2308. Around the rim of the bottom section are the makers mark and the first st...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Pre 1920 item #1170656 (stock #TB00104)
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A late 19th or early 20th century sterling silver sauce ladle with a round bowl, marked on the back of the handle, “STERLING, J.E. CALDWELL & (the rest of the punch missing) PATENT.” The front of the handle decorated with a long tailed bird (Jay?) in foliage. On the back is more foliage, the marks, and the engraved initial “F.” Approx. 7 inches long. Approx. 60 grams. Condition: Some wear. Decoration still crisp. J.E. Caldwell were a major Philadelphia maker and retailer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1157801 (stock #Tb00102)
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Iron tsuba with gold and copper highlights with a boy with a fan standing below a figure with his arms tucked into the sleeves of his kimono while a child peers around his legs. On the other side are a few branches and an engraved mountain. It is 2 ¾ inches by 2 9/16 inches (7 x 6.5 cm)

Condition; some surface rust and wear to the highlights.

Interesting and humorous, perhaps the tsuba of a shy child now a samurai.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1157797 (stock #TB00101)
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Two closely related soft metal (bronze or brass) tsuba from Edo period (1603-1867). These are from the 19th century. Each is approx. 2 5/8 inches long and 2 3/8 inches wide (6.5 X 6 cm). Both depict an eagle hunting two small birds in tufts of grass on one side. On the other side the eagle is poised over an empty landscape. Both with gilt highlights.

Condition: good condition with minor scratches, uneven oxidation, and wear. The gilding is worn in places, but overall good condition.


All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1940 item #1156075 (stock #TD 00101)
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A tightly hooked rug, American, perhaps Amish, from the 1930’s. Wool on burlap with hand attached black cotton backing. 29 inches long by 22 inches wide. The unusual free hand pattern shows black stars with pale blue crosses in an integrated geometric pattern.

Condition: Overall excellent condition with one professional darned repair on the border between one star and cross (see close up image). One tiny loss of a hooked tuft, a little wear at one edge otherwise very clean with good ...