Sweet petite antique bow shaped collar pin, circa 1920, in 10k white gold filigree lace with a green paste simulated emerald at the center.Pin measures 30mm (1-3/16 inch) wide and 9mm (3/8 inch) high at the points of the bow.Marked 10K on the safety closure, a closure style popular through the 1920s...
Recognizing 20 years of service, a 20-year Western Electric telephone employee service pin in 14K gold, featuring an American Eagle holding a candlestick phone, manufactured for AT&T and Bell, with that image superimposed on an outline map of the United States.Typically worn on the lapel, this anniversary pin for employees is marked 14K and believed to date to the late 1920s or 1930s.Measures 1/2" wide and 1/2" tall. In excellent condition.Weight: 2 grams..
A sweet old postcard featuring two tabby cats or kittens in the middle of a wood shaving pile, a brick wall serving as the backdrop. This postcard has a landscape layout and is entitled A Frolic, showing the image/design number of 6204 in the bottom right corner.Maker unknown, this postcard has a divided back and is postally unused.Measures 5-1/2 inch x 3-1/2 inch and in good condition, with some wear and specs of image peelings at the edges, and a crease in the bottom left c..
Stunning antique 1920s art deco diamond brooch in 14k white gold and platinum with a fine delicate filigree design, elegant as Belgian lace and the perfect setting for the featured old European cut diamond. Across the center of the brooch is a narrow open bar, with outstretched ends that come to a point, allowing the garment fabric to be an accenting backdrop for and play peek-a-boo around the .30 cwt European cut diamond. For those who appreciate the elegance of old, th..
A wonderful English pitcher or jug, likely from the Staffordshire region, with an unusual decorative mix. Around the body of the jug is a raised rope design forming four 6-sided polygon frames, three of which have brown transferware images of what I speculate are English warriors, each image having a golden luster finish. (The fourth panel is where the handle joins the jug body.) At the rim of the pitcher, both inside and out, is a lovely brown lattice and turquoise scroll de..
Octagon-shaped art deco mother of pearl cufflinks with seed pearl halves at the center and a textured silver frame to contrast the dark iridescent / pearlescent abalone mother of pearl surface.Undersides are gold-filled and show a four-leaf clover / four petal mark (presumably a maker's mark) on one of the cufflinks, along with a Platinum Front mark showing on both. Circa late 1920s, cufflinks measure 14mm (9/16 inch) in diameter...
Decorative antique wall plate by Victoria Schmidt & Co. of Austria, its featured scene styled after Beauty Directed by Prudence rejects with Scorn the Solicitations of Folly as depicted by Angelica Kauffman. (Angelica Kauffman is a name occasionally found as Kauffmann or Kaufman.) Dating to the early 1900s, this decorative wall plate is in excellent display condition — no nicks, chips, or cracks. Measures a respectable 9-3/4 inch in diameter with a curved shallow 1 inch b..
A sweet sterling silver salt spoon with a gilt bowl, the teardrop handle showing a floral decoration at the handle base and again at midpoint, with what appears to be a spread of English ivy at the curled handle tip.Measuring 3-1/4 inch long, the back of the handle is marked Sterling Baird-North Co., which, according to the Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, was largely a distributor in the early 1900s, potentially leaving the true maker of this sweet sterling..
Sweet sterling silver dessert spoon set in the original satin-lined box, consisting of six dainty individual dessert spoons and a matching sauce ladle, each with a slender waving pattern at the handle featuring two forget-me-not flowers. Dessert spoons measure 4-1/4 inch long, with the spoon bowl measuring 1 inch wide and 1-3/8 inch long — slightly larger than a demitasse spoon. The ladle measures 6 inch long, with the ladle scoop or bowl measuring 1-5/16 inch in diamete..
Oh so elegant, this tall, trumpet-shaped flower vase is a beautiful example of the Chantilly pattern produced by the Cambridge Glass Company from the late 1930s until the mid-1950s. Standing 12-1/4 inch tall, this flower holder has a weighted sterling base to support the 10" glass vase that rises above it. The rim has a diameter of 4-3/8 inch and is free of any nicks, chips, or cracks. Simply stunning!..
A beautiful blue handkerchief that is decorated corner to corner with large white dogwood flowers, their rich brown stems and green leaves adding depth to the hanky's appeal. Finished with a white machine stitched hem, this hanky measures 13" x 13-1/4". There is a small shallow section of slight discoloration (about 1/2" long) at the hem near one corner, so subtle you're not likely to notice it unless you're looking for it. Appearing near new, there is no label to indicate fa..
For those who love vintage ephemera, here's a beautiful 1894 antique Woolson Spice Easter Greetings For Grandma chromolithograph trade card featuring a sweet curly-haired girl carrying a small wicker basket in one hand and a white flower in the other. Her wide brim Easter hat is topped with billowy white feathers. I couldn't find another online offering of this particular trade card in my research, but the illustration quality is near that of Maud Humphrey or Frances Bru..
Fostoria Navarre clear glass footed creamer and sugar set, finished in an acid etched Navarre pattern. The footed creamer (#2440) stands approx. 4-1/4 inch high at the spout and measures 4-3/4 from the handle to spout. The double handle footed sugar ( #2440) measures approx. 3-5/8 inch high and approx. 5 inch wide, handle to handle.Both pieces are in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, cracks or cloudiness noted.Please note, for those looking to finish their..
It's time to bring on the flowers! Offering a lovely Keller & Guerin cabinet plate decorated with gorgeous purple and yellow primroses at various stages of bloom against a graduating green ground to light powdery green at the top and a dark solid green at the rim and bottom half. Measuring 10 inch in diameter, this plate is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks, and showing only fine, overall crazing and moderate wear to the gilt rim. Circa 1900, this ..
A beautiful antique German Roemer hock wine glass goblet with a cup that has been wheel etched with a bow and laurel garland all the way around. Most fabulous is the apple green spiral twisted rib stem; you don't even need a blacklight to know that this one is loaded with uranium. (It fluoresces a bright yellow-green.)Standing 6-3/8 inches tall (the stem is about 4 inches high), this lovely antique Roemer is in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks. ..
At 11 inches in diameter, this gorgeous stretch glass bowl is one of the larger ones produced by the H. Northwood & Company of Wheeling, West Virginia, during its stretch glass years, 1916-1925. In Northwood's fabulous jade blue, the delicate iridescence adds a sparkling appeal to the stretch finish at the outer rim of the bowl.Measures 3-1/2 inches high, with a rim diameter of 11 inches and a base diameter of 3-3/8 inches. There is a small, shallow (1/8 x 1/16) nick at t..
For those hungry man mealtimes, here we have a large old Majestic brown and white spatter graniteware kettle cooker or deep pot that certainly lives up to its Majestic name. Measuring 7-5/8 inch high and 10 inch in diameter, the weight on this iron cooker comes in just under 5 pounds! The base color is an espresso or rich dark chocolate brown with a fine spattering of white. There is a tag that swivels on one side of the rim that's marked with the Majestic name. Helen Greguir..
Another fabulous old piece of graniteware in a rich brown and white spatter, this piece being a large drainer pan insert, appearing to be almost identical to the drainer pan shown on page 212 of Helen Greguire's second book, in the brown and white section. As with the drain bucket (shown below), the colors to this piece are spectacular, with the base color an espresso or rich dark chocolate brown, enhanced by a spattering of creamy chocolate brown and topped with a splash of ..
Kohn & Co. oval-shaped double-sided men's cufflinks in 10k white gold with a fine engine-turned engraving in vertical stripes.A fabulous understated style for the vintage groom, these formal button cufflinks measure 18mm long, 11mm wide, with each connector marked 10k (the 'k' in the center - 1k0), the mark of Kohn & Company, a New Jersey jewelry company known for its gold cuff links in the early 1900s (their last trademark entry was in 1931).Weight: 4.8 gram...
Another Peltier beauty, this one with a split of white foamy waves across its transparent base and a couple of wispy red ribbons floating near the surface amidst a globe full of sparkling tiny bubbles. Measures just over 18mm (3/4 inch) in diameter. In near mint condition, with a couple of tiny nicks and a few as-made dimples...
Anyone who collects or deals in old transferware china for any length of time knows and routinely encounters reference to Petra Williams work. (I'd be lost without mine!) Her love for and dedication toward preserving the history of transfer china is evidenced in every page of this massive volume, with numbered pages topping out at 695 and weighing a little over 3 lbs (prepacked).This hardbound, out-of-print book on Staffordshire romantic transfer patterns is the suppleme..
Add a bit of 1940s charm with this fabulous boxed set of eight bath salt tubes from Shulton in its Friendship's Garden fragrance. Ready to hang on the wall, the scalloped-edge box front is decorated with two inwardly facing blue birds, each sitting on a spray of roses in full bloom, with a third matching bird hovering above the tubes. A sprinkling of delicate pink hearts, simplistic in form, add a touch of sweet color to the background. Measuring just under 8-1/2" inches..
Rogers Lunt & Bowlen sterling silver teaspoon in the Monticello pattern, measuring 5-3/4 inch long. Handle front has no monogram; back of handle is marked with the RLB logo – Sterling - Pat. Jan.28,08. In excellent vintage condition. Weight: 19 grams...
Reminiscent of the Royal Worcester Evesham pattern, this miniature creamer actually appears to be part of the Delecta line produced by Royal Worcester, in the Coburg shape. Decorated with various colored fruit, dainty bluebells, a couple of petite butterflies, and a lone beetle, this sweet little bone china creamer resembles an oaken bucket with staves and a branch handle.In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks. Measures 3-1/4 inch high with a base diamete..
A set of 3 medium-sized green enamel vintage metal flower curtain tie backs, with a round sculpted rosebud-type plastic flower center in what looks to be yellow and orange. Slightly smaller than the other curtain tie backs I have available, these measure 1-5/8 inches in diameter, point to point. Push pin back measures just under 1/2" long. In good condition, with light chipping to the enameling, but nothing that severely detracts from their shabby chic..
A spectacular Mt Washington / Smith Brothers melon ribbed art glass biscuit jar, circa 1880 to 1900 and signed with the Smith Brothers Trademark rampant lion in shield mark. The mold-blown jar is made with an opal milk-white glass that is then brought to its full glory with a flat satin finish and hand-painted with pink roses, front and back.The jar stands 5-1/2" high to the rim that measures 4-3/4" in diameter. The inner edge of the rim is unpolished and somewhat rough, and ..
Another fabulous, unused flocked Christmas card from Norcross, this two-sided standing Santa holds a miniature Christmas tree with ornaments, and a gift tag on the front that says Hi! Merry Christmas, while the reverse side shows Happy New Year, Too! The card is constructed with a horizontal slot at the base of the card back and an attached flab at the base of the front half that has a tab to insert into the back to help it stand.The message inside the card reads:Coming..
A nice vintage honeycomb tissue paper heart, pierced by Cupid's arrow that reads in two parts With Love - To My Valentine. The heart opens up to have a flat back and has a string at the top so it will hang on the wall. Measures 8-3/4" long. The center spine is marked Made USA - Patent 1809593, a patent number for this heart-shaped Folding Ornament of Expansible Tissue filed by (Henry) H.E. Luhrs in February 1930. (For those not familiar with the Luhrs name, he was the..
Gorgeous vintage Alfredo Barbini Murano art glass bowl, its gold aventurine adding sparkle to the quilted bullicante pattern of controlled bubbles, circa 1950. Measures approx. 6-3/4 inch in diameter at the widest point and 2 inch high.A great addition to any vintage Italian art glass collection, this bowl displays beautifully as a collection centerpiece or accent stand alone. Unsigned but typical of the work by Barbini, with a polished pontil. In excellent condition, having..
In a sea of antique and vintage cameos, this beautiful, signed hand teardrop carved shell cameo brooch pendant gracefully stands out!Beauty and elegance meet in this estate teardrop or pear-shaped 14k yellow gold shell cameo brooch pin pendant. Featuring a young lady with a slightly upturned slim nose, the soft curls of her hair are finished with a flower and band. At her neck is a carved bead or pearl necklace and a flower to her left shoulder. The lower left-han..
This precious pottery pig demonstrates all of the quality of Hagen Renaker and other noted makers of miniature figurines from decades past, yet I find no marks or any other sibling pieces in my search to give hint of its lineage. From what I understand through the original owner, this pig figure has got quite a few years on her, seeming to date to or around the 1970s. Glazed in white with eye features hand-painted in black. Measures 3-5/8 inch long and 1-7/8 inch high. In exc..
Antique pocket watches have always held a bit of magic for me, especially when - like this ladies Waltham 14K hunter pocket watch - they're engraved. December 2, 1883 to Nellie ... Given the etch engraved church-like imagery on the back cover, this was likely a wedding gift from and to a very special someone, their bond as solid as 14k gold. But who they really were to each other or what their story was, only the watch now knows. This American Waltham Watch Co..
A lovely and petite fine bone china demitasse cup and saucer set by Paragon China in its Corinthian pattern, dating to the 1930s, and offered here in green. The inner panel of the teacup displays a wide band of a classic Roman pattern of urns and acanthus leaves in tan and brown, set against a green background. This band is then bordered by an alternating diamond and oval pattern of brown and goldenrod, all against a creamy white china form. The same lovely pattern is found o..
A sweet 1940s vintage aqua crest flared crimped 7" bowl, introduced by Fenton Art Glass in 1941 as # 203 and discontinued a couple of years later (1943). Measuring 7-1/8" wide at the widest point, the crimped edge is done in a graceful rolling wave at two sides, reaching its highest point at 3-1/4". The foot is 2-1/4" wide.In fabulous condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks noted. Unmarked, as was the case with all Fenton glass until the 1970s...
1954 vintage Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings depicting Mr. Fezziwig's ball, in its original box and with original information insert. The plate front has a lightly colored drawing of Mr. Fezziwig's Ball, a script painted banner message reading "May you have a joyful holiday" across the center of the image. The insert card cover reads "The limited editions of The Christmas Carol series of pla..
1958 Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Plate depicting the artwork of Buffalo China artist Rix Jennings with a flurry of activity in the poulterers' shops as the people prepare for Christmas day. The outer edge of the plate reads "The Poulterers' shops were still half open, and the Fruiterers' were radiant in their glory. The Grocers'! oh the Grocers'! ... everything was good to eat and in its Christmas dress: ..."NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am ..