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..
This antique blue Jefferson Glass opalescent ruffled bowl is a luscious example of its Many Loops pattern, dating to circa 1908. According to the Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass, this distinctive design of 'spirograph-like pattern of overlapping loops, bordered by zig-zag threading' was listed as pattern 247 and is found in crystal as well as opalescent colors of white, blue, and green. Measures approx. 8-1/2 inch in diameter and 2-3/4 inch at the highest point. In..
Beautiful antique Coiffe Borgfeldt Coronet Limoges cake plate decorated with a ring of delicate hand-painted pink wild roses and a small bouquet of matching flowers at the center. This porcelain cake plate is then trimmed with brushed gold on an embossed scroll border decoration. Plate measures approx. 10-3/4 inch in diameter, across the cutout handles and 10 inch wide measuring side to side. In very good condition, with a small nick on the underside edge, not detected when ..
A wonderful large English earthenware 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 t..
Shown on page 92 of McCaslin's "Royal Bayreuth - A Collectors Guide," this gorgeous vase (#1039) is the Royal Bayreuth Christmas Cactus Tapestry vase or toothbrush holder, produced 1902-1945. Delicate white and pink blooms of a Christmas cactus grace the body of this vase in spiral form and splendid fashion. Measures approx. 4-1/2" high, and in excellent condition. This blue two-lion, two-shield "Royal Bayreuth" mark was first used in 1902. McCaslin's 1998 value guide lis..
Lovely antique silver tone repousse butterfly-shaped nurse's buckle from the Art Nouveau / Belle Epoque era. This unusual belt buckle has a woven lattice pattern framed by a loop fringe trim, enhanced by a rich patina of many years. Made of a metallic material presumed to be steel, this buckle measures 3 inch wide and 2-1/2 inch tall. In very good, pre-owned condition...
This open oval trinket dish is a sweet gem, perfect for adding a soft, feminine touch to almost any room. The powdery blue pierced rim delicately frames a hand-painted floral tuft that sweeps, equally soft and sweet, across the dish floor. Measuring 7" long and 5" wide, this gorgeous piece is large enough to capture attention, small enough to accent almost any space. Dating to the early 1900s, this is Rontgen mark #2025, used by Porcelain Factory Schonwald of Arzberg, B..
A beautiful and rather unusual star-shaped art glass basket, likely a nut or sweetmeat dish dating to the late Victorian era. The cased basket has an inner white lining that has been rolled in frit of various colors - pink, yellow, plum red, and sage green - with the added sparkle of silver foil flecks, all cased in a layer of crystal clear glass. The clear reeded handle is pulled to an inverted V form and applied at the sides with a pressed starburst-type design. Unsigned, b..
Oh so charming, this Woolson Spice trade card shows a sleeping Santa, dressed in brown boots and a green suit, his red bag now empty, the presents delivered. Hovered around him are five young girls, delighted and intrigued by their discovery, with one daring girl tapping Santa's cap with a pointed bough of Christmas holly. With a landscape orientation, this card is in very good condition, with a crease in the upper right-hand corner; a short tear in the bottom edge, to the..
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...
Send Christmas cheer to that dear aunt with this unused vintage Norcross die cut Christmas card featuring a white rabbit tucked away in a red boot trimmed with white flocked "fur" and evergreen garnish with Christmas bells. The card cover says, "Hello, Auntie!" and the message inside reads:But everyone would like to have an auntie just like you because you're nice as you can be and you do such nice things, too! Merry Christmas, Auntie - Here's lots of love.Back of card has th..
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..
A beautiful blue opalescent footed salver in the Tokyo pattern by Jefferson Glass, a gorgeous antique piece of glass that I have seen referred to as a card receiver, compote, tidbit tray, and even a donut plate. However, an old advertisement for Jefferson's "Best" and ever-popular opalescent assortment lists this treasure as a 6-5/8" high footed salver. The Tokyo pattern is one that causes a bit of confusion for some, given one book's vague reference to potential reproduct..
A wonderful Akro Agate teapot from the line of children's toy dishes, in blue, softly marbleized with wisps of white showing here and there. According to The Complete Line of the Akro Agate Co., the smaller size pieces had 18 interior panels while the larger had 16. The dart-shaped ribbons (which are not always found on the serving pieces) are in groups of 5 on the small size, with 7 ribbons on the larger size.This is the smaller version, with each side of this child-size toy..
Signed light pink iridescent art glass oil lamp by Gary Levi of the Levay Intaglio Art Glass Studio. Given the vertical spine-like strips, I'm speculating the glass itself has a tinge of pink in it, with the iridescent treatment then an added finish, but it's possible it's actually clear glass with a pink iridescent finish.Measures just shy of 4 inches high and almost 4 inches in diameter. There is a white spec inclusion of some sort in the side of the globe, but otherwise th..
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..
With a Japanese influence so typical of the aesthetic movement, this antique Brownhills teapot was apparently a carryover of days gone by some two decades later. Dating to the 1920s, the stippled body is decorated with an overglaze enamel pattern of alternating zig-zag and fan vertical bands that flank colorful floral panels all around. Each of the two sides features one lone bright flower believed to be a cherry blossom or clematis, fuchsia in color that fades to white, wit..
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!..
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 a fabulous Celeste-type 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 the..
Almost perfectly preserved and downright adorable, this old Christmas candy boot appears to be made of a thin cardboard, painted white, and then coated in a tiny white popcorn beading with gold glitter accents. Riding on the front of the Christmas boot is a red chenille Santa, with a sprig of holly to add a touch of green. At the top of the boot is a loop satin thread trim with a white netting to allow the boot to be filled beyond the brim, with candy and other goodies kept s..
A fabulous Woolson Spice chromolithograph trade card dating to 1893 and featuring a gorgeous curly-haired girl Writing the Letter to Santa. The white border frame around her holds visions of buggies, candy canes, Christmas trees, dolls, and more as she, at the center, ponders with quill pen in hand just what she should write. In researching this little beauty, I didn't find this particular trade card, but I did find another illustrated by Frances Brundage, that (to me)..
Beautiful unused 1950s mid century vintage Sunshine greeting card in blue, gold and white, with three wise men kneeling and standing in reference to the Christmas star shining bright above the palatial city of Bethlehem. An angel hovers over the three kings in the upper left-hand corner, while this greeting of A Child is Born fills the oval center:A Child is BornIt happened so long ago it's hard to believethat because of it, tonight candles are lit,bells ring, children sing -..
This dashing young male head/bust figurine is a wonderful example of porcelain art from the Cordey China Co., the earlier studio of Boleslaw Cybis, founded in the early 1940s. Research indicates that this bust form (#5034) is a Cordey 'Raleigh,' which I believe to be explorer and poet Sir Walter Raleigh. This young gentleman bust sits atop a short creamy white pedestal decorated by a gilt trim, with a lone pink flower at his waist. Measures 7 inches high. In very good co..
Adorable vintage die cut Hallmark Christmas greeting card depicting the cutest of young reindeer, with the spotted fawn sporting little golden antler knobs atop his head. Around his neck is an evergreen Christmas wreath with a variety of colorful holiday ornaments. The top-folding card reads "Hi, Brother!" above his head, with the inside greeting of: Wishing you a Christmas That is happy all day through, Because it's so much fun to have A brother as nice as you! ..
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..
This Fenton treasure is the 9 inch crimped fruit bowl (ware #846) in mandarin red, a piece and opaque color combination that was produced only in 1934, long before Fenton began marking its glassware. According to Whitmyer's 'Fenton Art Glass 1907-1939,' mandarin red had a short production run, from 1933 through 1935, with these marbled pieces causing the 'greatest excitement' among collectors.This fabulous flared rim, crimped bowl stands 3-1/2" high and measures 9 inches in d..
A cute, happy vintage clown paperweight figurine by Fenton Art Glass in a sweet blush pink, Fenton's Sunset iridized color. With an overall look of contentment, the smiling clown has his face resting in his hand.In excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks.Measures 3-1/2 inch high and retains the Fenton label.You'll find my other Fenton glass items featured below...
Beautiful Fenton Spiral Optic cupped crimped glass vase in cranberry and a gorgeous example of the 201 shape. With a yummy Fenton opalescent crimped top, this vase was part of the cranberry spiral optic line that enjoyed a short run, which began in late 1938 and was discontinued by early 1940, at a time long before Fenton marked its wares. For those who love and collect Fenton cranberry opalescent glass, this is a real collection beauty! Stands approx. 4-3/4 inch high and 5 ..
Fenton first produced its 3917 hobnail star-shaped creamer and sugar set in the mid-1950s, with the milk glass version discontinued in 1984. This Fenton hobnail milk glass creamer and sugar set is in excellent condition, with both the star-shaped rims and all of the hobs free of damage. Standing approximately 2-3/4 inch high, the sugar is 5 inch in diameter (handle to handle), while the creamer is 4-1/4 inch across, handle to pour spout. Manufactured prior to the early 1970..
Send love and Christmas greetings to your nephew with this unused vintage Norcross die cut Christmas card featuring a young boy wearing flocked red footed pajamas and matching stocking hat, delighted with his haul of Christmas toys. The card cover reads: "For You, Nephew Merry Christmas." Open the card to find a 3D tree at the fold, with a message inside that reads: "For such a very nice Nephew, Christmas should be just right. So here comes love and a big wish, to..
A gorgeous crystal art glass cordial liquor decanter with rich red enameled grape vines, all hand-painted and trimmed in gold around the decanter's teardrop belly. The short tapered foot, spout rim, bubble stopper, and handle all have a gilt trim, with both ends of the applied handle adorned by a trefoil leaf. Standing 9" high to the stopper top, I'm uncertain as to whether this decanter would have been used for dessert wine, as a vinegar cruet, or simply for display. ..