In as-made mint condition, this eye-catching marble is a Ravenswood swirl in three colors - white, caramel (burnt orange), and a brilliant sky blue in delicate swirling wisps.
Size: 16 mm in diameter (5/8 inches)
Condition: Mint as made, with no nicks, only some grime embedded in the surface...
Just way too cool (and super colorful!) this vintage 1950s Gibson holiday Christmas money greeting card takes on the form of a Christmas Circus Train, with the card folding out into three panels to reveal a variety of circus animals - giraffe, seal, elephant, and tiger - hanging out of the train windows along with two circus clowns, all decorated with glistening mica to provide a wonderful finishing touch. As with the other money cards I have available, this card is designed ..
Akro Popeye corkscrew marble in a blue, yellow, and white corkscrew banding, with the blue being wider and more prominent, the yellow closely hugging one edge of the blue, and a feathering white filling in much of the remaining space amidst a transparent wraparound band.
Size: 19 mm in diameter (3/4 inches)
Condition: Good; there are a number of tiny surface nicks around this one (as well as the common bubbles within the glass), but none are a glaring detraction...
Akro Agate carnelian corkscrew marble, with a translucent vaseline-colored base wrapped in a wispy carnelian orange corkscrew -- a look that gives it almost an orangeade or grenadine floater appearance.
Size: just under 15 mm (< 5/8 inches in diameter)
Condition: Very good, with a few tiny nicks and one small donut-shaped impression, as made...
A yummy Akro Prize Name corkscrew marble with a bright yellow base and a deep red somewhat translucent spiraling snake.
Size: 17 mm in diameter (just over 5/8 inch)
Condition: Near mint; I detect only one small nick in the yellow and an under-surface hit/bruise in the red, as show in the last two photos...
Akro Agate Popeye corkscrew marble in a yellow, green, and white corkscrew banding, with a transparent wraparound band to add to its visual appeal.
Size: 17 mm in diameter (or just short of 11/16 inches)
Condition: Very good, with three tiny contact points detected under loupe inspection...
Akro Agate corkscrew marble with a milky white base wrapped in a tart yellow spiral band.
Size: 16 mm in diameter (5/8 inches)
Condition: Mint condition; under loupe inspection I detect just a couple of pinpoint marks, all appearing to be as made...
A beautiful Alley Agate superman marble with an opaque blue base brought to life with a swirl of red and yellow, at points blending to an awesome orange color.
Size: 15 mm in diameter (just under 5/8 inch)
Condition: Near mint; there is a cluster of four small nicks (one crescent moon and three tiny fleabites) on one side, which I've circled in the last photo, and an under-surface hit/bruise that is only detectable under bright light...
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..
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..
Featuring one of the Three Graces motifs of Angelica Kauffmann paintings (a name occasionally found as Kauffman or Kaufman), this lovely antique wall plate by Victoria Schmidt & Co. of Austria dates to the early 1900s and is in excellent display condition — no nicks, chips, or cracks. Measures a respectable 9-3/4" in diameter with a curved shallow 1" bowl-type form. This beauty is all ready to hang, with the wiring still intact. (I've left the remnants of some original pa..
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" 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 s..
A wonderful and original piece of Black Americana from the late 1940s / early 1950s. This young black boy sits with his knees drawn and arms outstretched to keep the partially cut watermelon secure on his lap. He wears red overalls and a matching red cap, with the slice from the watermelon serving as the coin slot.Stands 12" high and is in excellent condition, with only a few minor nicks in the paint, the two most notable ones being at the watermelon rim. There's not even..
Bold black jeweled Valerie Modes pillbox hat dating to the 1960s, with a fine tinsel-like fabric that is finished with a rhinestone and ribbed ribbon bow offset near the front, and covered in a spotted black net veil, with miniature pom poms scattered on the front.In very good vintage condition, appearing to have seen little wear, with a couple of small, easy-to-miss holes in the netting near the front. Hat opening measures 7-1/2" front to back, 6-3/4" side to side, w..
A wonderful Akro Agate teapot from the line of children's toy dishes, in cobalt 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.
Each side of this child-size toy teapot is decorated ..
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..