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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1363358 (stock #654ad)
E & M Perez
Likely Grant Tour items, this pair of bronze Neptune figures each hold a Scallop or clam shell, together forming a tazza. The dark marble base measures 7" x 3" x 3/4", and the entire form is 5 1/2" at the highest point (the section where the two shells are joined). Both bronze figures have good quality detail and a nice dark patina, and the marble base is charcoal with lighter striations. The base has a few small chips on one bottom corner and a few other tiny spots along edges...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #1357731 (stock #634ad)
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Measuring 8 1/4" at the widest point, and weighing 16 troy ounces, this salver bears the hallmark of London 1902, with a makers mark. On three curved and scrolled feet, the salver is in the Chippendale style, with heavy and wide border around the edge. It is engraved in the center with the Birch family crest, which depicts a fleur de lis with a snake entwined and facing to the left. Of heavy gauge silver, it is in fine condition, with minor scrapes to the surface from general usage...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1355550 (stock #620ad)
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Complete with original lid, this tea caddy is signed with the conjoined initials V R on the base, and measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/8" (is slightly deeper on one side). Hand made and painted in the Desvres/Rouen area of France, and is typical of the faience from that area...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1900 item #1355548 (stock #619ad)
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Of heavy weight, and typical of the very fine silver plate works by Elkington & Co. of the 19th century, this oval serving dish is beautifully designed and executed. Measuring 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" x 1 3/4", it is marked on the deep foot, with makers marks and number, and the date mark is 1888. The rounded border is heavily stamped and repoussed with floral and foliate scrolled designs, and includes two oval cartouches on the sides...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1355547 (stock #618ad)
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Finely detailed and painted, this bronze sparrow measures 5 1/4" long and is stamped "Austria" on the body. The paint is in excellent condition, with good color remaining, and the bird is remarkably life like in form and stance. One toe on the right foot is bent slightly upward, though it stands firmly, and the tip of the beak is missing some paint. A very nice example of this genre of Austrian bronzes, this bird looks like he would fly off at any moment.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1920 item #1351716 (stock #606ad)
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This pair of cast repousse copper plaques depict Bacchanalian celebrations, with drunken children and young satyrs carrying grapes, drinking, playing, and cavorting in a pastoral setting. The panels are well cast, with good detail, and have a raised edge. Unsigned, they are likely Grand Tour souvenirs. Each plaque measures 4 1/4" x 6" and has an attached loop for hanging. One has an attached piece of tape, which appears to be information about who they were given to...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Shell : Pre 1900 item #1351528 (stock #603ad)
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Measuring 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", in a decorated brass setting, this well carved cameo is carved in iridescent mother of pearl, with the darker rose colored sections in high relief and the background of white shell. The carving is set into a velvet mount in a brass frame measuring 4 1/2" square. It stands freely, and the back is stamped "Pat Sept 14 97". Likely a souvenir of the Grand Tour in Italy, where cameos were commonly carved for sale, and usually set into mounts as jewelry...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1920 item #1350804 (stock #598ad)
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Measuring 12" high and 3 7/8" in diameter at the base, this hammered copper vase has two iron bands with copper rivets at the lip on top, and around the base. Turned upside down, it functions as a candlestick, and has been used as such. Unsigned, it is constructed with heavy gauge copper, and shows good workmanship throughout. It has a nice rich patina, with some spotting and slight variation in color, and there is wax residue on the inside of the candle cup.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1837 VR item #1333662 (stock #567ar)
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On a 30" hand made silver chain, this pectoral cross is Byzantine in style, and exhibits considerable wear, as do the Greek coins attached. The coins bear the head of King Otto, and are likely those minted in his honor in 1833. The cross may be earlier, and also is similar to Russian crosses of the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the coins is a 1/2 drachma, the other two 1/4 drachmas. There is tarnish on the chain, the cross, and coins, but the patina of the old silver is evident.