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..
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..
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..
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..
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!..
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 -..
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..
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. ..
Lovely crystal Fostoria divided two-part relish dish (#2496), in the Baroque pattern and finished with the Navarre etching (#327). Dish measures 8 inch long, handle to handle, 6-1/4 inches wide, and 1-5/8 inches high. In very good condition, with a shallow flake-type chip on the underside of one foot (there's no notable rough edges) and minimal signs of use. Please note, for those looking to finish their dining table settings, I do have other pieces in this same pattern, as s..
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. ..
Demitasse sterling silver Chicago souvenir spoon with an enamel handle that is reminiscent of a Russian design, a twisted waffle texture stem, and gilt finish. Spoon measures 4-1/8 inch long; marked Sterling. Weight: 8 grams...
Sterling silver demitasse spoon from International Silver in the Masterpiece pattern, introduced in 1963 and discontinued in the mid-1990s. Measures 4-1/8 inches long. Marked International Sterling. In excellent, used condition; no monogram. Weight: 15 grams...
Wonderful lobed ironstone biscuit jar, its melon form decorated on two sides with brown transferware floral sprays of daisies and petite wild flowers. The single-color transfer pattern inspires a colorful overlay of imaginative thought, while taste buds long for a sampling of the treats kept safe within. A scalloped cap-like ridge encircles the crown of the semi-porcelain jar, which is topped by a most unusual embossed tin lid — a perfect fit in all respects. At the center o..
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..
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..
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 ..
A large (22 mm) vintage Czech marble with swirling thin yellow and red frosted stripes coming around from both sides, leaving a thin window to reveal the translucent center. Adding variety to its intriguing look, one view of this mib shows the stripes diving more toward the center, with a lone, stray thread of green/blue/black tagging along. I've seen some of these referred to as bullet mold marbles, but don't know if that term is more accurate and appropriate than to sa..
A super sweet, square miniature Russian lacquer box exquisitely decorated with a hand-painted image of a firebird, standing tall and stately with outspread wings and what appears to be a ring of fire halo around his head, or possibly a dark silhouette of the sun. The certificate that accompanies the box states: "This article has been painted in Russia exclusively for The Lucy Maxym Collection. It is guaranteed to be Genuine Russian Lacquer," going on to list the artist as Dom..
For the collector of old graniteware, here we have a wonderful speckled white double boiler with tiny flecks of black mixed into the white enamel ware finish that is found top to bottom and inside out. Standing approx. 8 inch to the top of the lid, this granite ware double boiler has a seamless body and rounded belly or base that measures 7 inch in diameter, with a 6-1/2 inch handle. This double boiler likely dates to the 1950s, possibly 1960s. When I first found this, b..
A lovely oval Russian lacquer papier-mâché box from the Russian village of Kholui, exquisitely decorated with a hand-painted image of Ivan and his loyal, magic pony as they came upon the bright glowing feather of the fabled firebird. Hand-painted by artist T. Gordienko, this box is most unusual in that the artist chose a deep mahogany brown background on which to portray this captivating fairy tale scene. (Serious collectors will likely recognize that this is indeed a hard-to..