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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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 ..
A fabulous pair of Limoges cabinet plates by Tressemann & Vogt (also frequently referenced as Tressemanes & Vogt), each depicting a pair of fish in a net. Wonderful display plates, these have a creamy ivory backdrop for slightly different hand-decorated images of two fish swimming beyond a golden fishnet, with underwater foliage and seaweed enhancing the view. The plate rims and fish are gilt trimmed, with each plate draped with a gold net. Not quite round yet not qu..
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...
A fabulous standing figurine by Royal Dux of Bohemia featuring a young Turk at the edge of a rocky mound, his large Turkish water jug ready for the rush, when the boy bends to scoop up fresh water. With a rich cream underglaze, this figure is finished in colors of olive brown (garments), tan and light orange (hair and facial features), with gilt details in the hand-painted trim and delicately sponged gold.
Standing approx. 12-1/2 inch high with a base diameter of 4-1/8 inch,..
A sweet elongated cameo lavalier pendant with a white carved cameo profile applied to a black onyx base in an open 10k yellow gold art deco setting, and seed pearls top and bottom, with another dangling below.Measures 1-1/8 inch long, not including the bail and dangler.This dainty vintage lavalier / lavaliere pendant makes for a perfect birthday gift for special women in your life or for mom on Mother's Day!Signed 10K on the bail.Weight: 1.5 grams..
Antique Charles Ahrenfeldt Limoges porcelain demitasse cup and saucer set featuring pink roses and an array of colorful wild flowers around the outer rim, with ribbons of green and a touch of gold gilt to add a final accent touch. Dating somewhere after 1894 and to the 1930s, both the cup and saucer are marked with the green Charles Ahrenfeldt overglaze mark (Mark 7), with the saucer marked again with the green CA monogram above France, Depose (Mark 6).The cup measures 1-7/8 ..
A spectacularly ornate and large antique (late 1800s) Davis & Galt sterling silver pierced / slotted serving spoon in a paisley design, featuring an 1876 British India Victoria Empress rupee coin at the center, with a coin design of A/II 0/1 (Victoria Empress bust design A, reverse design II, and dot pattern 0/1). The hand-cut piercings on the slotted spoon bowl resemble a simplistic V-shaped tulip, with a circle of dots to add to the openwork. Most breathtaking, however,..
Stunning 1914 antique 14k multi-color Elgin hunter case pocket watch featuring four gold colors - yellow, rose, green and white - and a diamond accented flower. The pocket watch hunting case is elegantly embossed and etched with a matching oval frame on both sides featuring an arrangement of three flowers at the top and a fancy flourish embellishment at the base. The front cover is decorated with a floral wreath around a smooth polish shield bearing no monogram or other marki..
A wonderful pair of vintage Dresden porcelain figurine ormolu bedroom lamps, a young man and lady / boy and girl standing on a metal base, with the lamp pole wrapped with metal and two leaves, a single flower (appearing to be a rose) at the front. I have included as many photos as the gallery allows, but have numerous others showing all sides, including top and bottom view, as well as the original wire plugs. Each lamp stands approx. 10-1/2" high with a base diameter of 4"...
Beautiful antique Doulton (Royal Doulton) Florence transferware oval covered vegetable server or possibly soup tureen decorated with alternating cartouche images featuring what appears to be cherubs and floral urns in the medallions. The transfer pattern is designed with warm colors of tan and reddish brown against a creamy ivory background, which is then finished with ornate scrolled leaves for the handles on each side and the lid finial.Measuring 7-1/2 inch wide, 10-3/8 inc..
Antique Gorham sterling silver demitasse spoon from the Fontainebleau pattern, a fabulous pattern designed by Antoine Heller in the late 1800s (1880) and depicting various medieval courtyard scenes. The demitasse spoon features a man, in courtly attire, holding and stirring a large sauce pot. Spoon measures 4-1/4 inch long, and weighs 14.7 grams. The back of the handle is marked Sterling along with Gorham's rampant lion hallmark, with the handle side marked Copyrighted. T..
Antique glass kerosene oil lamp in the Quartered Block pattern dating to the 1880s, in a single-piece construction, finished off with a smooth, plain-top chimney. This lamp is shown on pg. 299 of Thuro's book on Oil Lamps.The kerosene lamp base has a footprint of 5-1/2" in diameter, an oil reservoir width of 6-1/2", and stands 6-3/4" high to the rim, approx. 10-1/4" high to the top of the burner. The chimney takes the lamp to its full 18-1/4" height. In excellent condi..
A lovely pair of antique Gorham salt and pepper shakers, the base wrapped in an intricate four-panel aesthetic band, trimmed by a row of thin beads and a smooth band. The straight-sided, cylindrical form is simple and sleek at the center, bearing no monogram. Near the top, at the base of the lift-off lid, is another band that, at first glance, appears to be swastikas but is actually a patchwork of offset Ts, their bases all pointing inward. The final touch of elegance is foun..
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..
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..
Featured in the Standard Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass (with a BV of $325+), this gorgeous Decorated Harlequin art glass ewer is in a soft array of colors, with the bulbous base in a diamond-within-diamond opalescent pattern decorated with a wrap of light green leaves around a clear and cranberry applied flower. The neck of the ewer transitions to a light blue opalescent fluted top, in a luscious color that whispers paradise. The blown glass handle matches the green leaves..
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..
Sweet antique Wedgwood pearlware soup plate in a blue transfer Botanical pattern, featuring three sprigs of flowers stationed around the inner surface of the bowl. Wide enough to be classified as a deep plate, this measures 9-3/4 inch wide and is 1-1/4 inch high at the rim.In beautiful condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks, and only a tiny pre-glaze fissure at the rim and a couple of small glaze flakes on the underside edges.Dating to the 1800s (others date this particul..
A fabulous old granite ware drain pan, maybe more properly referred to as a shallow straining pan or bucket, as it has a wire bail. The colors 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 white. Measuring a respectable size of 3-5/8 inch deep and 8-7/8 inch in diameter at the rim, it seems possible if not likely that this played some role in the canning process, t..
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. With wide-eyed charm and beauty, she's just precious!
The condition of the card is quite good, especially considering its age. There are a coupl..
A large antique hard paste porcelain bowl decorated with a hand-painted chintz pattern on a blue ground and finished with a gilt trim on all visible surfaces. The bowl shape and colors appear to be in a Chinese style. This bowl has the blue beehive mark (circa 1845-1905) of French manufacturer, Edme Samson & Co., known for the reproduction of ancient pieces typically found in private collections and museums. (Mark #3528 of Rontgen's Marks on German, Bohemia and Austrian ..
A fabulous footed antique Japanese cloisonne jar with a three-clawed dragon encircling the jar's body. The dragon's long serpent-shaped body is composed of a deep green cloisonne that is brought to life with gold or copper flecks, while the dragon belly is a contrasting white. Deep blue pointed fins add a spirited touch to his rolling topside as well as the tail that stretches back and around, near the return to his ominous open jaw.Cobalt blue clouds float amidst the tr..
A fabulous antique Amphora Elite art pottery vase, with an organic lollipop motif, representing the creative vision of Paul Dachsel, circa 1902-1904, when he was still with Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel (RStK) and prior to leaving the family business to venture out on his own.
Standing 11-3/4" high, this vase has four shoots that come out of and grow up from the base, each stem tapering to a squared tubular form that rejoins the vase body then arches outward again,..
Antique Shiebler sterling silver demitasse spoon with a tapered handle that resembles a twisted two-strand braid that finishes with an open flared end that opens to the side. Spoon measures 4-1/8 inch long, and weighs 12.5 grams. The back of the handle is marked Sterling along with Shiebler's 'S' within wings hallmark, and has a sweet script monogram of TTR.George W. Shiebler & Co. was founded in 1876 and dissolved in 1910. ..
Get lost in the captivating elegance of this antique 14k sunburst diamond seed pearl brooch pin pendant, with 12 full hand-crafted rays, each painstakingly adorned by 4 seed pearls, alternating with diamond-shaped spacers. Each of the starburst spacers is set with a single seed pearl, bringing the seed pearl count to an impressive total of 60. Nestled at the center of the pin is a round mine cut diamond approx. 3.5mm (0.15 carat, I in color and SI1 in clarity), drawing the ey..
Elegant antique women's art deco black onyx ring with diamond, set in filigree 18k white gold. The raised mounting features a lavish and lacy filigree design — a perfect pedestal for the near-oval (flat end) black onyx stone, inset with a 2.5mm diamond. The setting on this circa 1920 estate ring measures 22mm (7/8 inch) long, 14mm wide, and has a rise of 6mm. Size 7. In excellent pre-owned condition.Marked 18kWeight: 4.7 grams. A NOTE ON SHIPPING:This ring will ship via USPS ..