Description: We are very pleased to offer this beautiful silk screen for your consideration. This four panel screen features three delicate birds perched on flowering branches on a golden yellow background. The image has gorgeous details and charm. Each panel has a centered brass hanger. It measures 70? x 35? x .75? fully extended. It is in great condition showing only a few spots. The colors are vivid and will be an eye-catching addition to many décors. Measurements: 70 X 35 X .75 Folded size is 17.5 X 35 X 3.5 Weight : 7#
Condition Report: minor surface & edge wear - few spots - see photo #10View additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to present this stunning 1960's vintage Czechoslovakian cased and secondarily fired threaded furnace glass teardrop vase. Our brilliant example is the son of the technique invented by the great bohemian glass houses in the 1930's. Our teardrop style long stem rose vase features a classic cased glass body, and was applied with Art Deco surface threading & coin dots, then re-fired for proper cohesion. One differing factor between the 1930s & 1950s+ efforts, is the rim finish, found in a flush ground sharp radius on early models, and a somewhat rounder & gentler rim on the post war firings. This is a truly dynamic display piece for any location, and is in wonderful condition. Weight :4# 10 oz. / Measurements:6.5 X 5 X 14.25 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx During the 1930s, the great Czechoslovakian glass houses developed new techniques for spatter or mottled glass, and for the opaque coloring and surface threading of the base glass, in lieu of single fired cased pieces. This Furnace Glass was truly an innovative Art Deco art form, which ran the gamut from deep opaque formulas to quasi transparent vessels, and was widely considered as the most brilliant base glass in history (considered gaudy by some). By combining the vast color array with innovative and distinctive forms, created a new standard in hand & mold blown glass. The proprietary re-firing process, also afforded the opportunity to apply special heavy exterior accent enamels, further enhancing the overall brilliance & depth of the finished product. The opaque formulas appeared much like the opaque Murano glass with the mottled spatter appearing to be surface blended. The genius of the double firing process also allowed for tinted transparency of the base glass, and the mottling thereby giving the appearance of being central inclusions. Originally considered Avant Garde, perhaps eve faddish glass, the Czech Furnace Glass has become a truly valuable collectible art form. Research consulted: Collectible Bohemian Glass Volume I, 1880 to 1940 & Volume II 1915 to1945 / both by Robert & Deborah Truitt; Moser Artistic Glass II / by Gary Baldwin; Bohemian Glass 1400 to1989 / by Sylva Petrova and Jean Luc Olivie; Glass Museum Passau, European Glassware 1650 ? 1950 Guide To The Museum / by Georg Holtl.
Condition Report: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are extremely pleased to present this RARE dated 1941 German model M1935 steel Kriegsmarine helmet in size ET66, and carrying the owners name! The interior band is marked 1941, and there is an accompanying #228 on this fine example featuring the early Aluminum reinforced liner bands, and a proper Gold over base factory decal. We believe this one is real as the silver eagle standard decals, even though turning to a golden hue, will show inconsistencies. Our eagle definitely appears original gold. The helmet measures 11.5 X 9 X 6.25" tall and weighs 3# 6 oz. The exterior seems to have been given a camo coating of some kind. Please see the fine historical data below, supplied by Brian Bell's classic web site, www.german-helmets.com. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The M1935 single decal German Naval (Kriegsmarine) helmet is considered as rare, and was primarily used in German coastal gun emplacements. Much like the French, German bunker harbor & coastal batteries fell under the command of the German Navy. The helmet itself was produced in 1940 / 1941 and bears one of the last reinforced aluminum liner bands to be used prior to the production of zinc plated steel liner bands. The paint finish is factory done and the helmet was clearly produced with texture and intended to be a single decal helmet (as opposed to the many helmets that were factory produced as double decal helmets and then later repainted). The decal clearly illustrates the golden color that is associated with German Naval helmets. Many SE factory produced helmets (including ET helmets) manufactured for the Germany Army are falsely identified as naval helmets due to the yellow tarnishing that occurs over time and also due to the yellowing of the lacquer finish applied over the decal. SE and ET produced army decals used a "bronze pulver" for the silver portions of the insignia and over the years this bronze color tones down to a golden color. In reality, there are very few German Naval helmets in existence and far less than one would commonly assume based on misidentification. Original Kriegsmarine helmet decals utilize gold leaf (not bronze pulver) as their metallic backing.
Condition Report: surface wear and interior leather worn, no chin strapView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this lovely ladies boudoir of night lamp combining a pretty hand painted pink & blue floral gilded porcelain base, and matched with a beautiful 1960's Fenton Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail shade. Our 6 X 6 X 11.5" tall is also perfect for a shelf lamp giving a soft Cranberry glow. The lamp woks perfectly, and is in excellent + condition, and weighs 3#.
Condition Report: Excellent condition - lamp worksView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to present this fine pair of 1940s vintage Hull Pottery pastel colored vases, including a 9.25" dual handled & paneled Mardi Gras Grenada vase marked USA 48-9, and produced from 1938-1946. The smaller 6.5" handled vase is the well regarded Magnolia pattern representing a USA 12-6, produced only from 1946-1947. The Grenada books between $85 and $110, and the Magnolia books at $75-$100. Both are in VG condition, with 1 small glaze skip on each. The Grenada measures 6 x 3.75 x 9.25" tall, with a total weight of 4# 6 oz.
Condition Report: Grenada vase has glaze skip on rim Magnolia vase has upper rim glaze skipView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this six piece collection of sterling silver flatware for your consideration. We have attempted to identify the patterns. Included are two Lunt Sterling silver salad forks (English Shell), three Gorham sterling teaspoons (Buttercup), and one Stieff Sterling cream ladle (Betsy Patterson). The Stieff ladle is monogrammed "G". These pieces are in very good condition showing only minor wear. 2 Lunt English Shell salad forks- 6.25" - 69.6 grams 1 Stieff Betsy Patterson monogrammed ladle - 6" - 47 grams 3 Gorham Buttercup teaspoons- 5.75" - 94.2 grams Total weight - 9 oz - approx 211 grams
Condition Report: very good / minor wearView additional info »
Description: Here we have a hand painted and signed wooden magazine holder/rack for your consideration. This outstanding vintage wooden magazine holder features a nicely detailed, hand painted Yorkshire Terrier on one end. It was painted in acrylic by Kenise Rhodes in 2000. This fantastic magazine rack measures 15.5 x 10 x 15.5 and weighs 6.5 pounds. The ends are solid and the sides have beautiful open designs. The center divider has an open center handle. This one of a kind Magazine Rack or holder came from the estate of an avid collector and Yorkshire Terrier enthusiast. This delightful Timmy Woods Yorkshire Terrier wooden purse came from the estate of an avid collector and Yorkshire Terrier enthusiast. Her collection focused on these adorable little dogs and include designer brands, gold jewelry and many OOAK (one-of-a-kind) items. We are offering more Yorkie collectibles from her estate this week. Please check out our other listings. And we will have more from her estate in future auctions as well. Measurements : 15.5 X 10 X 15 Weight : 6# 8 oz.
Condition Report: minor surface and edge wearView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this striking formed Copper traditional Beefeater Tower of London guard fireplace tool holder. The breast plate of the guard carries the proper crown & English royal emblem,and he holds a fanciful pike staff, with the Tower of London perched on the end. There are 2 hooks on the back, and this great conversation piece weighs 20# and measures 11 X 6.25 X 32.25" tall.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, minor surface wearView additional info »
Description: Here we a boxed set of B.A. Ballou & Company 14KT gold overlay monogrammed buttons for your consideration. There are 7 buttons in the set, 4 small buttons measuring about 5/8? in diameter and 3 buttons measuring about 3/4?. These buttons feature a ?B? monogrammed. They are in excellent condition, one is loose from the card, the others are still attached 3 - 3/4" X 3/4" X 1/4" 4 - 5/8" X 5/8" X 1/4" Total Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 23 grams
Condition Report: Excellent condition - original boxView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this handsome pair of Roseville Pottery 1947+ brown Snowberry items, including a beautiful IFH-7 cornucopia style flower holder, plus an attractive 1 AT 5.25" ash tray. The (62) Snowberry pattern examples, were in major part, molds borrowed from other Roseville lines, and modified to the distinctive white berry clusters + sparce green leaves and brown branches theme. Most of the pointed handled Snowberry's, such as our IFH-7 were additions to the traditional forms. Both pieces are properly marked 'Roseville USA', and sport rich colors and dynamic molds. The IFH-7 stands 9 x 3.5 x 7.5" tall, and the total weight is 2# 10 oz. The IFH-7 books for $150-$175, and the ash tray for $75-$90. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The Roseville Pottery Company was founded in 1890 at Roseville, Ohio by J.F. (John Frederic) Weaver, and (3) local potter / businessmen. 1891 saw the addition of George F. Young as a company salesman. The Firm was incorporated as the Roseville Pottery Company on January 4 1892, and the officers included President C.F. Allison, VP J.F. Weaver, Treasurer Thomas Brown, the aforementioned George F. Young as Secretary & general Manager, with a J.L. Pugh on the Board of Directors. Roseville initially produced simple utilitarian ware such as flower pots, stoneware, umbrella stands, cuspidors, and limited painted ware. Major expansion was accomplished in the 1890s, including the purchase of the J.B. Owens plant, Midland Pottery, and Clark Stoneware Co. on Linden Ave in Zanesville, Ohio allowing for the relocation of the offices, shipping and some production / development to that facility in 1898. This move was highly significant, as the Linden Ave. plant was the birthplace of the Rozane & Rozane Royal high gloss glazes, developed by Ross C. Purdy, and introduced in 1900. These were Roseville?s first truly high quality signature art pottery lines. In 1901, Roseville acquired the former Mosaic tile Co. and in 1902, completed the basic tri fecta, with the purchase of the Peters & Reed Muskingum Stoneware Plant in Zanesville. In 1904, Frederick Rhead became art director for Roseville pottery, and was responsible for the production of scarce art pottery lines such as Fudji, Crystalis, Della Robbia, and Aztec. In the early teens as demand for the more expensive, hand-crafted art pottery declined Roseville pottery shifted production to more commercially produced pottery. In 1919, Frank Ferrel succeeded Harry Rhead (Frederick?s brother) as art director for Roseville pottery. Frank Ferrel and George Krause combined to produce many of today?s most popular patterns including Dahlrose, Rosecraft, Ferella, Sunflower, Blackberry, Cherry Blossom, and Wisteria. Roseville pottery introduced Pine Cone in 1935, which became the most successful and highest volume pattern in Roseville history, including over 150 different shapes in blue, brown, and green. History records that the Pine Cone line alone was responsible for the survival of Roseville through the dark days of the latter 1930s. World War II required production changes for Roseville pottery, so during this period, Roseville introduced such patterns as Fuchsia, Cosmos, Columbine, White Rose, Bittersweet, and Zephyr Lily. While these patterns were still the best quality art pottery in the market at this time, it was not enough to save the company. In a final effort to reclaim past glory, Roseville reintroduced the blue Pine Cone line in 1953, designated as Pine Cone Modern, but despite its immediate success, was not able to save the company. Roseville Pottery regrettably ceased operations in 1954.
Condition Report: Flower holder is Excellent condition with some minor crazing, and the ash tray is VG condition, with one rim glaze skip.View additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally pleased to present this stunning 1922-1928 matched pair of United States Glass dolphin candlesticks in their exclusive Rose pink formula. Our examples both have the Factory R, Tiffin Glass wavy plinth tops and base roundels, and both are in spectacular condition. It is difficult to find these large dolphins without damage, nonetheless the pair! Each stands 3.75 X 3.75 X 7.75" tall with a total weight of 2# 14 oz. This gorgeous pair can be found on page #228 of The Glass Candlestick Book, Volume 3 / by Tom Felt and Elaine & Rich Stoer, listing the Rose Pink at $80 each, or $160 for the pair. This is a great opportunity to acquire a minty pair of Rare & beautiful early 1920's dolphin candle holders. Research consulted: The Glass Candlestick Book, Volumes 1 ? 3 / by Tom Felt and Elaine & Rich Stoer; Glass Candlesticks of the Depression Era / by Gene Florence. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The United States Glass Company was formed in 1891, founded in Tiffin, Ohio, when 19 separate glass companies combined to try to survive collectively the trying economic times. While the formula for incorporation was sound, the coordination and supervision of sales, production & logistics was a nightmare, considering the fact that the associated plants were scattered throughout the states of Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. This was too vast an area to manage well and as a result chaos often prevailed. After the companies combined, two new plants were built, including an automatic facility at Gas City, Indiana, and a hand operation at Tiffin, Ohio. These two companies along with the Glassport, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh plants became the important U.S. Glass producers. General office and salesrooms were located at, Ninth and Bingham Streets, Southside, Pittsburgh. Tiffin Glass became the defining facility of U.S. Glass, producing elegant glassware with varied delicate etchings, as well as diverse colored forms. The Gas City branch produced machine made kitchenware, and dinnerware in colored glass through the 1930s, while the factories in Pittsburgh were known for their decorating of lamps, tableware and a large line of colored glassware and crystal. In 1938 the U.S. Glass main offices were relocated to Tiffin, Ohio, and by 1951, Tiffin was the only plant still in operation.
Condition Report: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally pleased to present this magnificent tapered American primitive hand made Pennsylvania Dutch form ladies sewing box with the signature heart shaped handle, and dual hinged lid style. Due to the taper, and no compartmentalization, this wonderful box is not a utensil caddie, but was designed for darning needles, balls of yarn and the like. The incredible hand cut dovetail jointing validates the age on this scarce and valuable piece of primitive American woodwork. Our box measures 15.25 X 10.5 X 7.25" tall and weighs 3# 10 oz.
Condition Report: VG condition, surface and edge wearView additional info »
Description: We are very proud to present this original (blade re-coated) 1934-1938 German Officers Saber by the inimitable Eickhorn. Marked GES. GESCH (gesetzlich geschützt) literally meaning a regulated or registered Patent, our Eickhorn saber was finished in Solingen Steel (the very best) with a proper Nazi Eagle + Swastika & sharp radius shield, and represents Model #1693, and is called the "WRANGEL". Carl Eickhorn of Solingen maintained his business from 1865-1883, he then took on partners (Freidrich and Reinhart Eickhorn) then becomming Carl Eickhorn & Co. from 1883-1920. The corporate name changed again, becomming Carl Eickhorn Waffenfabrik from 1920-1976. Our fine example measures 37.5" long & 1.25" wide with the hilt 3.75" X 5.75", and the saber weighs 2# 6 oz. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Traditionally German Army Officers had worn a sword / saber as part of the uniform dress and this tradition was carried on through the Weimar Reichswehr era, (National Defence Force, Circa 1919-1933), and on into the Third Reich. The sword / saber is an age old military tradition, that evolved from a functional weapon into an item of uniform dress ornamentation by the start of WWI. This strong tradition continues in many armies to this day as a symbol of strength and power. After Hitler?s rise to power in January 1933 and the reintroduction of conscription in March 1935, a wide variety of new sword and saber designs were introduced to outfit the rapidly growing Wehrmacht, (Armed Forces). This revival in sword / saber production resulted in the numerous blade manufacturers, mainly located in Solingen, to develop a wide variety of ornate designs in an attempt to compete for the lucrative manufacturing contracts which resulted in over one hundred different patterns of the army sword / saber being produced during the Third Reich era. Dress regulations for Officers and senior NCO?s prescribed wear of side arms as a component of particular forms of dress. Along with the newly designed swords and sabers corresponding new portepees were also introduced. The sword / saber portepees were originally introduced in the Prussian army in 1808, and continued to be worn with the Dress uniform, as a tradition and identifying item through WWI, the Weimar Reichswehr era and on into the Third Reich, with minor modifications. Originally designed as a functional item to secure the blade sidearm to the holders wrist the troddels and portepees evolved into a purely decorative accessory. The Third Reich era Officer?s sword / saber portepee was permitted for wear by Senior NCO?s Officer candidates, Officers and Officials with comparable ranks. Production of the sword / saber portepees was discontinued as per regulations of April 1ST 1943 and, as a result of the war situation, further regulations of May 27TH 1943 discontinued manufacture of swords and sabers altogether, although those already in service could still be worn on ceremonial occasions. Additional regulations of December 23RD 1944 indicated that all officers ranks were to wear a more practical, loaded, pistol in place of the sword / saber or the dress dagger.
Condition Report: VG condition, blade with minor nicks & blade has been re coatedView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this fine set of (6) Roseville Pottery pieces, beginning with a handsome 1950 Silhouette 768-8 window box, finished in the lovely orange leaf floral pattern. We also have a 1952-1954 Capri line #529-9 shell bowl, and a Raymor 3 pc. set of a bread & butter plate, + an individual covered ramekin. The Capri shell dish is measured for ref., and is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.75" tall, with a total weight of 4# 4 oz.
Condition Report: The Silhouette & Capri are in excellent condition, and the Raymor is only good with a lid chip & under-plate rim chipView additional info »
Description: Here we have a 10 piece collection of sterling silver for your consideration. Included you will have a charming set of five floral demitasse 4?spoons, all are marked Primans.ALP Sweeden, each has a different floral end (43.5 grams). There is a beautiful reticulated 8.5? Bon Bon or Nut spoon marked Sterling Silver (78.3 grams). There is a Child?s set with a 4.25? fork & 4.75? spoon - R. Blackington & Co. (set 39.7 grams). We have an ornate 4? demitasse spoon with an Aztec design, marked Sterling 924 MF-03 FFF (13 grams). And last but not least a Sterling Silver Letter Opener, marked St. Thomas School of Nursing and monogrammed initials ? S. A. H. 58. This elegant letter opener is 8.25? long (102.5 grams). This is a great lot with a nice variety, perfect for the collector or dealer. Total gram weight for the entire lot is approximately 277 grams.
Condition Report: very good / minor wearView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this fabulous Timmy Woods of Beverly Hills wooden Yorkshire Terrier purse for your consideration. This purse is new with tags and comes with its International Certificate of Originality, and its draw string dust bag. The shoulder cord fits neatly inside the purse for display. The purse measures 7-1/2 x 6-1/2?. The tag reads ?Original Designs by Timmy Woods ? The wood is un-endangered Acacia. All marks are natural. It takes 30 days to dry the wood. Your bag is an art-piece. HANDMADE ? Limited Edition Pat. Pending 3076.? This beautiful wood is protected with a high gloss finish. These handcrafted collectible bags are a statement in fashion and sculpted pieces of art. This delightful Timmy Woods Yorkshire Terrier wooden purse came from the estate of an avid collector and Yorkshire Terrier enthusiast. Her collection focused on these adorable little dogs and include designer brands, gold jewelry and many OOAK (one-of-a-kind) items. We are offering more Yorkie collectibles from her estate this week. Please check out our other listings. And we will have more from her estate in future auctions as well. Weight:1# 3 oz. Measurements:7 X 4 X 6.25
Condition Report: Excellent Condition - very gently used, if at all.View additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally proud to Showcase this first (see Lot #19) of an incredible matched pair of 1911 Fenton Art Glass Carnival swung 16.5" tall x ~ 5" base qualified funeral vases, finished in the signature hobnail Rustic pattern prior to swinging. Both of our vases are virtually mint and measure within 1/16 of an inch of each other - ACCURACY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WITH HAND SWUNG VASES! Collectors will know that the 16.5" qualifies as the top size range produced by Fenton, and both our examples are in a deep Purple glass, with exceptionally rich salts and wonderfully crisp molds. Noted Fenton authorities agree that in mint condition with no weak salt areas, plus an almost unheard of mirror image, that these two spectacular vases fall into the $1,000-$1,200 range each. MIke Carwile in his Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass (12th Edition) does not distinguish between the violet & purple colors, and as these are the 5" nominal bases lists them at $2000 each! Dave Doty's renowned web site shows results as low as the $650-$700 several years ago, climbing well into the $1,000+ ranges. It would be wonderful, and probably appropriate, if this pair were to be purchased by the same individual. This may be the finest pair of rustics you will ever find, and is certainly the best we have seen in years! Each funeral vase measures 4.875 X 4.875 X 16.5" tall and weigh 2# 8 oz. Research consulted: Fenton Art Glass 1907 to 1939, 2nd Ed. / by Margaret & Kenn Whitmyer; Fenton Glass, The First, Second & Third 25 Years / by William Heacock James Measell and Frank Fenton; Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass (2010, 12th ed.) / by Mike Carwile; Dave Dotys incredible Carnival Glass web site http://www.ddoty.com/index.html.
Condition Report: Excellent condition 1 unseen straw mark on baseView additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally proud to Showcase this second (see Lot #18) of an incredible matched pair of 1911 Fenton Art Glass Carnival swung 16.5" tall x 5" base qualified funeral vases, finished in the signature hobnail Rustic pattern prior to swinging. Both of our vases are virtually mint and measure within 1/16 of an inch of each other - ACCURACY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WITH HAND SWUNG VASES! Collectors will know that the 16.5" qualifies as the top size range produced by Fenton, and both our examples are in a deep Purple glass, with exceptionally rich salts and wonderfully crisp molds. Noted Fenton authorities agree that in mint condition with no weak salt areas, plus an almost unheard of mirror image, that these two spectacular vases fall into the $1,000-$1,200 range each. MIke Carwile in his Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass (12th Edition) does not distinguish between the violet & purple colors, and as these are the 5" nominal bases lists them at $2000 each! Dave Doty's renowned web site shows results as low as the $650-$700 several years ago, climbing well into the $1,000+ ranges. It would be wonderful, and probably appropriate, if this pair were to be purchased by the same individual. This may be the finest pair of rustics you will ever find, and is certainly the best we have seen in years! Each funeral vase measures 5 X 5 X 16.5" tall and weigh 2# 10 oz. Research consulted: Fenton Art Glass 1907 to 1939, 2nd Ed. / by Margaret & Kenn Whitmyer; Fenton Glass, The First, Second & Third 25 Years / by William Heacock James Measell and Frank Fenton; Standard Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass (2010, 12th ed.) / by Mike Carwile; Dave Dotys incredible Carnival Glass web site http://www.ddoty.com/index.html.
Condition Report: excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: These authentic engravings and etchings have been hand-produced using genuine steel or copper intaglio plates, some of which date from as far back as the eighteenth century. Each impression is crafted individually and entirely by hand, in the same manner as the copperplate printer of centuries ago. The colored versions of these prints are then hand-colored by skilled artists, to create an extremely high quality collector's item. These hand-colored restrike etching art prints is based on an original work of Tho. McLean prints. This is print No. 4 in the five part color portfolio as numbered in the upper right of the print. The print is not signed by the artist but at the base reads "London, Published by Tho. McLean"
Condition Report: minor frame wear, Measurements : 14.25 x 12.25 x 1 Total Weight : 4#View additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this handsome 1880s reproduction of a U.S. Army Cavalry officer's saber + scabbard, marked 'Corps Line' & Spain Stainless on the blade near hilt. This is the type of saber that was made for parades,movie props and as I went to Culver Military Academy, the import quality is somewhat excellent. Nonetheless, it is a fine replica display, measuring 32" long & 1.25" wide / hand guard is 4" X 6", and weighing 2#
Condition Report: Blade has minor nicks / wear. Grip is slightly loose & scabbard shows tarnish, minor rust & wearView additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally pleased to offer this Rare original Guangxu Reign of the Qing Dynasty (1875-1908), large and copiously hand carved russet brown / amber jade wind chime. This late 19th century treasure measures 10.25" wide X 5.75" tall and .5" thick, weighing a prominent 2#. The artistry of this large chime is spectacular, featuring two top centered winged sinuous dragons, topping a Chinese lucky symbol for either longevity or health, and flanked by (5) bats of good fortune. This handsome chime also features wispy clouds, and a V arch below the symbol. A close look will confirm the base rim is adorned with two splendid Chilong as well. This Chinese Guangxu antique is in excellent condition, with only a few very small edge nicks. We haven't seen a chime of this quality in a long time. Research consulted: Chinese Jades: Archaic and Modern from the Minneapolis Institute of Art / by Charles E. Tuttle Co.; Jade Essence of Hills and Streams, The Von Oertzen Collection of Chinese and Indian Jades / by S. Howard Hansford; Jade Of The East / by Geoffrey Wills; Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art Bath, England / by Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney; Jade 5000 B.C. to 1912 A.D. / by Mircea Veleanu; Chinese Jade From The Neolithic To The Qing / by Jessica Rawson; Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman / by Robert Kleiner
Condition Report: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally proud to showcase this fantastic piece of valuable Coca-Cola memorabilia in the form of this Giant 24 X 48 X 2" deep blown out metal 1950's glass bottle with its original wooden frame. This incredible advertising display is Evolution Bottle #8, seen from the early to mid-1950's, with the important "MIN CONTENTS 6 - FL. OZS." words on the bottle. Our rare wall plaque has the appropriate glass bottle Hobbleskirt, and the bottle cap (crown) no longer employed old fashioned cork as a seal, but incorporate the new rubber gasket. PAT D - 105529. The bottle is in excellent condition, and the total weight is 17#. We are very grateful to the Coca-Cola bottle history found on the classic http://www.angelfire.com/ website.
Condition Report: Bottle excellent condition - VG frame minor wearView additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally pleased to offer this spectacular pair of highly specialized dry-point tonal Mezzotint wall plaques, from original late 18th century Roman portraits by the famed Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807). The one is entitled Cupid's Revenge & 1 is a Roman portrait. They measure 15 x 15 x 1.25 and 14.5 x 14.5 x 1 respectively, and weight : 2# 10 oz. Maria Anna Angelika Katharina Kauffman and Madame Vigee Lebrun were perhaps the finest Neo-classical & portrait artists of their time, and images of their work have been used consistently for 200 years. Our Mezzotints, are a Rare art form, and this pair is quite valuable (please see data below). xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Mezzotint is a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a drypoint method. It was the first tonal method to be used, enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.
Condition Report: Images are excellent, frame wear - beading & trim chipsView additional info »
Description: We are delighted to offer this large lot of Vintage Sterling Silver Jewelry and Accessories, a total EIGHT pieces in all(measurements and full markings detailed below). This lot includes a gorgeous (ladies?) pen-knife with engraved Grape Cable design and a center oval for a Monogram. This small knife has British Registry marks and is sterling silver. There are two ID style bracelets, one designer signed with seed pearl accents, the other is signed and dated 1945. There is a modern sterling 3 twist braided bracelet and a Hard Rock Cafe sterling bracelet in the original package. Also a Pendant necklace designer signed .925 Sterling and an Anson Sterling Buckle. There are also two rings, a floral silver ring and a mans Sterling Silver ring from Columbia Military Academy. All are sterling silver and in very good to excellent condition. Your bid is for the entire lot, see below for additional details and measurements. ................................................. Link Bracelet ? pearls on side links ? clasp marked sterling ? monogrammed Delma ? monogram faint ? scratches & wear Measurements : 6.5 X .25 X .25 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 20.4 grams Necklace ? Pendant monogrammed AK ? back marked t Foree .925 no clasp Measurements : 16.5 X .25 X .25 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 20 grams Braided silver bracelet ? 925 Italy SU Measurements : 7.25 X .25 X .25 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 4.3 grams ID Sterling bracelet ? Harry Stone Jr - May 30 1945 Measurements : 8 X .25 X .25 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 24 grams Buckle Anson Sterling ? monogrammed L Measurements : 2 X 1.25 X .25 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 20.7 grams Floral ring ? Sterling Measurements : 1.25 X .75 X 1 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 9.2 grams Men?s Columbia Military Academy, Columbia Tenn ring? marked sterling - Measurements :1.25 X 1 X .75 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 16.8 grams 1 folding knife ? hallmarked TM - Measurements : 3.25 X .75 X .25 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 22.6 grams 1 Hard Rock Café sterling bracelet in orig packaging. - Measurements : 2.5 X 2.5 X .25 Weight : approx. 1 oz. / 10 grams
Condition Report: minor wear & tarnishView additional info »
Description: We are extremely pleased to present this spectacular and giant American Folk Art hand made and painted 11 X 15 X 43.5" tall stop light. Weighing 24#, this is a perfect display for any den or rec room, and the base of sign signed 221 Stoplight C.1 6453.
Condition Report: minor dry wood cracks, surface & edge wear, scuffsView additional info »
Description: Here we have 6 linen napkins and 1 Nottingham lace handkerchief for your bidding consideration. The napkins and handkerchief each feature a cute little Yorkshire Terrier. The Nottingham Lace Handkerchief in its original packaging and it measures 16.25? square. The creamy white linen napkins measure 10? square. These are all in excellent condition, with light discoloring on the folds of the handkerchief. We have not attempted to clean. These Yorkie Napkins and Yorkie Nottingham lace hankie came from the estate of an avid collector and Yorkshire Terrier enthusiast. Her collection focused on these adorable little dogs and include designer brands, gold jewelry and many OOAK (one-of-a-kind) items. We are offering more Yorkie collectibles from her estate this week. Please check out our other listings. And we will have more from her estate in future auctions as well. Hankie measures 10 X 10 Napkin measures 16.25 X 16.25 Total Weight : 12 oz.
Condition Report: Very Good to Excellent condition - very light discoloringView additional info »
Description: Offered for you consideration a set of 2 Modigliani Framed Prints , titled Young Girl with Braids and Portrait of a Woman , I believe #4 , (the the label on the back says Girl with Brown Hair but I believe this is wrong). Excellent pairing. BIOGRAPHY : Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (1884 - 1920) was born into a Jewish family at Livorno, in Tuscany. His mother was, in many ways, instrumental in his ability to pursue art as a vocation. When he was eleven years of age, she had noted in her diary: "The child's character is still so unformed that I cannot say what I think of it. He behaves like a spoiled child, but he does not lack intelligence. We shall have to wait and see what is inside this chrysalis. Perhaps an artist?". In 1901, whilst in Rome, Modigliani admired the work of Domenico Morelli, a painter of melodramatic Biblical studies and scenes from great literature. It is ironic that he should be so struck by Morelli, as this painter had served as an inspiration for a group of iconoclasts who went known by the title "the Macchiaioli" (from macchia -"dash of colour", or, more derogatively, "stain"), and Modigliani had already been exposed to the influences of the Macchiaioli. In 1906 Modigliani moved to Paris, then the focal point of the avant-garde. In fact, his arrival at the centre of artistic experimentation coincided with the arrival of two other foreigners who were also to leave their marks upon the art world: Gino Severini and Juan Gris. During his early years in Paris, Modigliani worked at a furious pace. He was constantly sketching, making as many as a hundred drawings a day. However, many of his works were lost-destroyed by him as inferior, left behind in his frequent changes of address, or given to girlfriends who did not keep them. Although he continued to paint, Modigliani's health was deteriorating rapidly, and his alcohol-induced blackouts became more frequent. In 1920, after not hearing from him for several days, his downstairs neighbor checked on the family and found Modigliani in bed delirious and holding onto Hebuterne who was nearly nine months pregnant. They summoned a doctor, but little could be done because Modigliani was dying of the then-incurable disease tubercular meningitis. Modigliani died on January 24, 1920. There was an enormous funeral, attended by many from the artistic communities in Montmartre and Montparnasse. He influenced Picasso/Rivera and many others.
Condition Report: very minor frame wear, Measurements of the untitled framed print: 15.75 x 17.5 x 1 Weight: 7# 2 oz.View additional info »
Description: We are proud to present this 1970s to 1980s vintage Giant hand free form salad serving bowl, finished in a striking brown / tan mottled base & green & Ivory drip combination glaze. Our huge bowl sits 15.5 X 15.5 X 6.25" high and weighs a prominent 7#. The base seems to be signed with the initials JMA, but we have been unable to ID the potter. This incredible functional server & display is truly quality workmanship.
Condition Report: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to present this gorgeous pair of original Fenton Art Glass Royal blue #950 cornucopia candlesticks, designed as 2/3 of a centerpiece set, with the large #950 11" custom JIP console bowl (See Lot #33). Our candlesticks are in excellent condition, and the Royal blue is classic Fenton. The Royal blue color is actually one of the oldest in Fenton's arsenal, having been first used in Carnival glass, then in stretch glass ca. 1917. Our cornucopia measure 4.5 X 4.5 X 5.75" tall and weighing 2#. This excellent pair books somewhere in the $120-$150 range. Please see Lot #33 for the accompanying JIP console bowl.
Condition Report: Excellent condiitonView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to present this gorgeous original Fenton Art Glass Royal blue #950 1934 10" custom Jack in the Pulpit designed as 2/3 of a centerpiece set, with the large #950 10" custom JIP console bowl intended as 1/3 of the centerpiece set with a matching pair of cornucopia candlesticks (See Lot #32). Our collar based console bowl is in excellent condition, and the Royal blue is classic Fenton. The Royal blue color is actually one of the oldest in Fenton's arsenal, having been first used in Carnival glass, then in stretch glass ca. 1917. Our JIP measures 10 X 8 X 5.5" tall, weighing 2# 4 oz. This excellent console display books somewhere in the $80-$95 range. Please see Lot #32 for the accompanying candlesticks.
Condition Report: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are proud to present this stunning Raku Japanese style vase potted in the 1980's, and finished in a gorgeous brown with pink and orange mottling, in a soothing matte glaze. This beautiful vase measures 8 X 8 X 5.25" tall and weighs 2# 5 oz. This Raku vase will be a great display in any environment.
Condition Report: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this 1930s model all metal McGill High-Speed 1c, 5c, 10c, & 25c four barrel Changer, originally supplied by J.L.Galef New York, who was the Sole Distributor. It measures 5.5 x 1.75 x 3.75" tall and weighs 1#. It is in VG+ condition, and works well needing only a little oil and some steel wool for minor surface oxidation. Weight: 1# Measurements: 5.5 x 1.75 x 3.75
Condition Report: VG+ condition, minor wear & rustView additional info »
Description: We are extremely pleased to present this ca. 1900-1910 4 tier with drawer and mirror Mahogany entrance hall vanity, in the classic German Biedermeier styling. The intent of this shelf was to accommodate lady's & gentleman's gloves and scarves + keys in the drawer, with the top beveled mirror used to primp and comb the visitors' hair, apres chapeau. This wonderful antique vanity features subtle floral carving, and measures 21.5 x 13.75 x 57" tall weighing 20#. It can be partially disassembled for shipping. This is a magnificent late Victorian entrance vanity.
Condition Report: VG condition surface and edge wear, one shelf has minor raised areasView additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally pleased to present this spectacular early vintage Ertl Mfg. John Deere pedal tractor & matching trailer. Please note the open to air engine (no shroud) and the only horizontal ribbed radiator intakes we have ever seen. All the new models have engine shrouds, and vertical air flow ribs. Our completed unit measures 62 X 18 X 22" tall, and the trailer by itself is 29.5 X 14.5 X 8.5", and the total weight is 28#.
Condition Report: The tractor in Excellent & working condition with minor wear. The trailer id VG with some small areas of surface rust, paint wear, and 4 of 6 original bolts.View additional info and full condition report »
Description: We are exceptionally proud to present this lot of (5) 4 piece place settings in the valuable Lenox Fine China discontinued Weatherly pattern, featuring the signature swirl design and Platinum rims. This collectible pattern was produced from 1959 until the mid 1980's, and Purchased individually, our 20 pieces would generally run between $125 and $140 / setting. At Replacements Ltd., the dinner plated alone sell for $54 + shipping!! The Cups measure 5 X 4 X 2, saucers measure 6 X 6 X .75, salad plates measures 8 X 8 X .75, and the dinner plates measure 10.5 X 10.5 X .75, with a total weight of 12# 5 oz.
Condition Report: Excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this beautiful 1982 English porcelain delft style Finlandia transfer pattern tea serving set by Myott Son & Co. from the Hanley Staffordshire Potteries. Our lovely set features an oval platter measuring 12.5 X 9.75 X 1.25", plus a matching creamer & covered sugar. our classic set is in excellent condition, with only very minor wear, and the total group weighs 3# 2 oz. Our Myott set can be a beautiful display or a fully functional tea accessory pairing.
Condition Report: Excellent condition - minor wearView additional info »
Description: We are exceptionally pleased to offer this latter Victorian, Georgian style hand made wooden hanging candle box. This large box measures 13.75 X 5.5 X 11.25" tall and weighs 4#. This fine antique is validated by the rare space and angled box jointing, which was used in the last half of the 19th century.
Condition Report: VG condition, chips , surface & edge wearView additional info »
Description: Offered for your consideration this Matched set of 2 Antique Colored Engravings. They are from Tomblesons Views of the Thames River England by William Tombleson (published in Boston: Hedsor Ld) book with engravings in 1832, titled "Chelsea Hospital , & Middlesex" , from Hedsor Ld, Boston . Wonderful color and fine detailing make this a exceptional group for display. Professionally framed matching gilt wood frames, each measuring 13.75 x 11.75 , 1830 to 1840's. William Tombleson (1795 - c. 1846) was an English topographical and architectural artist, illustrator, copper and steel engraver, writer and printmaker, based in London. In the 1830s, his topographical drawings of the upper and middle River Rhine in Germany, and of the rivers Thames and Medway in England were published as engraved prints and books. For volume 2 of Views of the Thames he provided illustrations - the book was also published in French and German editions. Engravers who worked on Tomblesons drawings included Thomas Clark, John Cleghorn, T. Cox, R. Harris, W. Hood, J. Howe, W. Lacey, O. Smith, Shenfield, J. Stokes, D. Thompson, W. Tombleson, W. Watts, R. Wilson, and H. Winkles Measurements : 13.75 x 11.75 x .75 Total Weight : 3# 6 oz. (BE)
Condition Report: minor frame wearView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to present this fantastic & large 12.25" 1957-1966 vintage fused glass serving bowl in the Classic Line, from the incomparable studio of Higgins Glass. Our unique example features a classic thick Opalescent glass line & bulb pattern, finished in gilt banded accents. The bowl sits 12.25 X 12.25 X 3.25" tall and weighs a substantial 2#, while sporting the proper gold higgins long-hand script Dearborn period signature. The condition is excellent and our gorgeous bowl lists in the prime collectible category according to both the Donald-Brian Johnson & Leslie Pina classics, higgins Adventures in Glass, AND higgins Poetry in Glass. Current prices ar running in the $225-$275 range. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Higgins Glass Studio of Riverside, Illinois was founded in 1948, and has become an American institution in the production of unique modern miracles with everyday glass. Specializing in fused glass gift-ware and art objects, Higgins Glass today continues to build on the artistic legacy of pioneering glass craftsmen Michael and Frances Higgins. Higgins Glass refers to any piece of art glass or fused glass fashioned by Michael and Frances Higgins, of Chicago, Illinois, USA, during the last half of the 20th century. Their work combines a Kandinsky-esque visual aesthetic with an emphasis on functionality of the finished pieces. The glass is especially prized for two reasons: first, its distinctive aesthetic virtue, and second, the uniqueness of the fused glass processes first developed and used by the Higginses. Following World War II Michael Higgins was named Head of Visual Design at the Chicago Institute of Design. Frances Stewart was an assistant professor of Art at the University of Georgia. While working towards her master's degree, Frances studied under Michael at the Institute and their mutual fascination with glass fusing techniques quickly led to a personal as well as professional relationship. They were married in 1948 and immediately set up a studio to cooperatively explore the then-unknown field of modern glass fusing. As they worked so closely together in the studio, all of their work is simply signed "higgins" which is understood to mean "Michael and Frances Higgins?. Because it is so labor-intensive, fusing had, by the mid-twentieth century, been all but abandoned in favor of glass blowing. Essentially, fusing is the creation of a ?glass sandwich?. On one piece of enamel-coated glass, a design is created, either drawn with colored enamels, or pieced with glass segments. Over this, another piece of enameled glass is laid. Placed on a mold, the object is then heated. Under heat, the glass ?slumps? to the shape of the mold. The design itself is fused between the outer glass pieces, with additional layers often adding to the texture and color complexity. Originally the Studio operated out of the Higgins? Chicago apartment on Oak Street (1948), with kilns set up behind the sofa. Everyday items, such as bowls and plates, were transformed, through an arresting mix of geometric and curved lines, and bold use of color, into objects still useful, yet also visually vibrant and exciting. Promoted as ?an exclamation point in your decorating scheme?, the unique blend of artistry and practicality that Higgins glassware offered quickly attracted buyers. in 1951, a move to Wells street allowed working round-the-clock in split shifts, so Michael and Fran could meet the ever-increasing orders from such major retailers as Marshall Field?s, Georg Jensen, and Bullock?s Wilshire. Their Studio operation moved to more traditional surroundings in 1957, thanks to a partnership with Dearborn Glass Company of Chicago. The Higgins name received national exposure through Dearborn?s extensive, and heavily promoted, line of ?Higginsware?. The line included, in addition to a full range of tableware, everything from lamps and ashtrays, to candleholders and Rondelays. These fused glass circles and squares were designed as mobiles to attach in sections, for use as room dividers, window treatments, and other décor applications, and are still staples of the Higgins Studio today. The richly varied output of the Higgins Studio has also included, at one point or another, clocks, bookends, paperweights, glass-topped ceramic dishes, tables, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, ?dropout? vases, wall plaques, mobiles, free-standing sculptures, mirrors, church windows, room dividers, and even exterior building ornamentation. Durring this period, the famed Higgins longhand script gold Dearborn signature will be found, sometimes accompanied by the ?dancing man? TM. In 1966, following their Dearborn tenure, and a brief stay at Haeger Potteries, Michael and Frances Higgins elected to return to private studio work. Here, they were free to set their own goals, meet their own standards, and design in the direction their hearts and minds led them. Since 1966, the Higgins Glass Studio has been located in Riverside, Illinois. Michael Higgins passed in 1999, and Frances Higgins in 2004. The Higgins Studio is now, as per the Higgins? wishes, under the ownership and direction of longtime design associates Louise and Jonathan Wimmer. Louise Wimmer, who joined the Studio in 1978, learned the intricacies of glass decoration from Fran, soon becoming an accomplished decorator in her own right. Jon first experienced the Studio as a child, joining his mother Louise there after school. His interest in working with glass soon attracted the attention of Michael, who became his mentor. Today, Jonathan?s bowls, plates, mobiles, and other pieces, which build and expand on Michael?s techniques, are avidly sought by collectors. As Jon notes, ?we are really the only ones in the world that do this. There are a lot of people that fuse, but nobody else has the glass. We make our own. Everything is unique to the Higgins Studio. We want to keep what we do one-of-a-kind handcrafted art.? Today, Higgins Glass, at 33 East Quincy Street, is part of the Riverside fabric of life. Higgins pieces are included in the collections of, among others, the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan, and the Corning Glass Museum.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, very minor wearView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this fine pair of 20th century glass oil lamps, including a marvelous 1920s cased pink over opal glass + wave relief example with a square base and a matching round globe shade. Our second example is a lovely banquet lamp (no shade) finished in white hand painted glass with a standard 1950s cast metal base. The banquet is 8.25 X 8.25 X 22.25" tall and 3# 4 oz. The miniature lamp is 4 X 4 X 8.5" tall and 1# 5 oz.
Condition Report: The mini is VG with small globe rim chips, & no knob. the banquet has minor paint loss, and wear.View additional info »
Description: We are extremely pleased to showcase this RARE original late 1920's to early 1930's Planters lacquered peanut fiber board general store counter top dispenser. This fantastic advertising container is pre Mr. Peanut, as by ca. 1933, virtually all of Planters items featured the Mr Peanut with top hat, spats, cane, gloves & monocle. After the founding of Planters in 1906, in 1916 the company held a contest to create a company logo. A fourteen year-old schoolboy named Antonio Gentile won the contest with his drawing of a Peanut Man (naming him Bartholomew Richard Fitzgerald-Smythe) and an artist, Frank P. Krize, made the final adjustments to the figure now recognized world-wide. Our excellent condition dispenser measures 5 X 4.5 X 9.5" tall and weighs a scant 7 oz.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, minor wearView additional info »
Description: We are delighted to feature this sunny blown & hand-painted glass egg shaped cordial serving set for 6. This oval decanter service measures approx 8 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" at widest part, and has a brass closure in center with a positive clasp. The lid lifts and inside you will find a small 5 inch cordial bottle with the original ground stopper along with six tiny tumblers. The tumblers and egg still bear a small sticker reading Made in Czechoslovakia. It is unusual to find a complete set of glassware such as this. The decoration is a bright reverse painted yellow on the egg with enameling and a coralene design with blue birds, prunus and buds on twigs, in soft shades of beige and light brown. There are golden accents on the finial and in a ring on the base. These eggs were typically used at christening parties Weight : 2# Measurements: 10 x 5.25 dia/ cups 2.25 & 1 inch diameter
Condition Report: excellent, minor paint lossView additional info »
Description: Offered for your consideration this Matched set of 2 Antique Colored Engravings. They are from Tomblesons Views of the Thames River England by William Tombleson (published in Boston: Hedsor Ld) book with engravings in 1832, titled 'Old Windsor Locks' & 'Park Place Henley' , from Hedsor Ld, Boston . Wonderful color and fine detailing make this a exceptional group for display. Professionally framed matching gilt wood frames, each measuring 13.75 x 11.75 , 1830 to 1840's. William Tombleson (1795 - c. 1846) was an English topographical and architectural artist, illustrator, copper and steel engraver, writer and printmaker, based in London. In the 1830s, his topographical drawings of the upper and middle River Rhine in Germany, and of the rivers Thames and Medway in England were published as engraved prints and books. For volume 2 of Views of the Thames , he provided illustrations - the book was also published in French and German editions. Engravers who worked on Tomblesons drawings included Thomas Clark, John Cleghorn, T. Cox, R. Harris, W. Hood, J. Howe, W. Lacey, O. Smith, Shenfield, J. Stokes, D. Thompson, W. Tombleson, W. Watts, R. Wilson, and H. Winkles Measurements : 13.75 x 11.75 x .75 Total Weight : 3# 6 oz. (BE)
Condition Report: minor frame wear, Measurements : 13.75 x 11.75 x .75 Total Weight :3# 10 oz.View additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this handsome lot of antique & early wooden mixing bowls including pre 1910 6" and 10" hand turned examples, as well as 2 machined 1915-1930 10.5", and the fine 12.5 x 3.75" tall Parrish signed dough bowl. We also have a 5" x 4.5" hard wood scoop that has a curved end for resting on pot rim. The Parrish bowl is somewhat of an enigma, as the company is reputed to have been located either in Northern Indiana, or in the Chicago area. Along with Parrish, another bowl maker of excellent repute was Munising. It is said that a stock of Parrish bowls was discovered in an abandoned building in the 1970s, and supposition was that this was the original plant which had closed during the depression. Supposedly it was located in Indiana. Parrish bowls sometimes are marked with the name in a triangle on the bottom, but one of the main differences seems to be the size of the bottom of the bowl, with the Parrish seating rim having a larger circumference than other manufacturers. Total weight of the lot is 7#.
Condition Report: All items VG condition with minor surface & edge wear, stainsView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this spectacular and giant wide angle photograph of the inaugural Yager Stadium football game vs. Western Michigan at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on October 1, 1983. This wide angle photo was taken with a special & rare pre WW II German camera, allowing for a single image with proper perspective. The attendance was 28,230, which still ranks as the third highest total in Miami history, following only the epic battles with Marshall University in 1997 & 1999. W. Michigan was the victor on that day, 20 to 18. Weight : 6# 5 oz. Measurements:47 X 12.25 X .75
Condition Report: excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this latter 1970's vintage metal enameled red & white Miami University Redskins Avenue road sign, prior to Miami gutlessly caving in to ridiculous politically correct pressure, and becoming the ludicrous Redhawks. My great Grandfather, Grandfather, Father, and I all played football at Miami, so I do not recognize some stupid bird! Go Skins!! Measurements : 35.5 X 6 X .25 Weight : 3#
Condition Report: excellent conditionView additional info »
Description: We are delighted to offer this tall Murano Duck standing proudly on an Amber Glass base. This duck is an incredibly symmetrical Lattimo design on clear glass with Amber and heavy Aventurine accents. Weight : 4# MEASUREMENTS: 11 x 10 x 3.75 inches
Condition Report: excellent, minor wearView additional info »
Description: Genuine antique sepia printed mezzotint with etching on laid paper by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) after the drawings of Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellee 1604-1682) from Liber Veritatis or a Collection of Two Hundred Prints, after the Original Desgins of Claude le Lorrain, in the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire, executed by Richard Earlom in the manner and taste of the Drawings...Published by the Proprietor, John Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Condition Report: very minor frame wear, Measurements : 18.5 x 16.5 x 1.5 Weight : 2# 12 oz.View additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this hand-stitched quilt in the Sunbonnet Sue pattern. This quilt measures 68"x 82" x .5" and features 30 Sunbonnet Sues bordered in a medium blue. Each ?Sue? has hand embroidered details and outlines, making it even more delightful, unique and desirable vintage quilt. A fabulous addition to a quilt collection. Antique and Vintage Quilts have both a functional and social significance, they were made from a variety of materials, from elaborate fabrics to scraps of old clothing and sometimes old feedsacks. Groups of women often gathered to create quilts together, and the finished result was sometimes given as a gift for a special occasion (like a wedding) or as a symbol of friendship. Quilts can also document a family?s history as the pieces sewn together can come from baby blankets, old clothes, etc. Antique quilts are typically categorized by style (broad classification) and pattern (of the individual blocks). Some notable styles include central motif, log cabin, album, circular, star, patriotic, thematic, representational, whole-cloth, charm, utility, signature, medallion, redwork, applique small block, applique 4-block, striped, Colonial Revival, Amish and crazy quilts, among others. Reference: The Revised Catalog of American Antiques by William Ketchum, Weight : Measurements:
Condition Report: Very good condition minor stainsView additional info »
Description: We are very pleased to offer this lot showcasing an absolutely Stunning original RARE antique RS Prussia treasure, in the form of this spectacular full sized hand decorated bowl finished in a gorgeous autumn floral motif, on the traditional triple blossom cluster RS Steeple mold #5. Our excellent condition bowl measures 9.75 X 9.75 X 2.5" tall and weighs 1# 2 oz., and features absolutely brilliant fall colors. The steeple molds and marks were used at the Tillowitz factory from ca. 1895 to 1914 / 1915 (the final date used varies depending upon the source consulted), thereby predating and becoming the father of the fabled RS Prussia molds (ca. 1903 to 1914). For an exact mold match see Gaston Series 4, Page 26, Plate #47, and Page 40, Plate #102 showing a 12? celery tray, and a 10.5? relish dish. Excellent to mint RS pieces are always prized, and command top selling prices. Research consulted: The vast majority of mark and mold verification, plus pricing data come from the inimitable, Capers? Notes on the Marks of Prussia / by R.H. Capers ? 1996, as well as the classic references R.S. Prussia Popular Lines, and The Collectors Encyclopedia of R.S. Prussia (Series 1 to 4) / all by Mary Frank Gaston; R S Prussia & More (Schlegelmilch Porcelain Featuring Cobalt) / by Mary McCaslin; R.S. Prussia The Early Years, + R.S. Prussia The Formative Years, + R.S. Prussia The Art Nouveau Years, AND R.S. Prussia The Wreath and Star / all by Leland & Carol Marple; Collecting R.S. Prussia / by George W. Terrell; and Handbook of R S Prussia, R S Germany and Oscar Schlegelmilch Porcelain Marks / by Clifford J. Schlegelmilch
Condition Report: Excellent condition - very minor wear and gilt lossView additional info »