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Auction Description for Auctions at Showplace Antiques: Estate Auction, December 4
Auction Description:
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Estate Auction, December 4 (311 Lots)

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311 lots with images

December 4, 2016

Live Auction

New York, NY, USA

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Victorian Sterling & Glass Spirits Flask

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Description: The oval body in a faceted honeycomb pattern, with a hinged sterling silver ball cap and sleeve, both with Sheffield sterling marks, Victoria head duty marks, "U" date marks of 1887, and the "JD&S" maker's mark of James Dixon & Sons, active 1806-1930s. 6" H.

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Vintage 14K Gold, Nephrite Jade, & Diamond Ring

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Description: The yellow gold band broadening at the top of the finger to mount a teardrop- or pear-shaped green nephrite jade stone, flanked by two white diamond round brilliants, of asymmetric size; signed "Crosby" and marked 14K on the interior. Ring size 6.25. Total weight (including stones) approximately 2.5 DWT.

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Small Chinese Wanli Blue & White Porcelain Jar

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Description: The small baluster jar riotously decorated with pheasants, camellias, leaves, plants in urns, a ruyi / Greek key / stylized leaf collar, and a depiction of an architectural fence at the base, the top with a hexagonal rim and ball knop, the underside with a label from the famous 19th century Asian antiquities dealer A.A. Vantine, from his original Broadway and 18th Street location, which is ink-inscribed "Nanking;" also with a secondary, illegible label. 7.5" H. Hairline crack to body, lid a later replacement, and with several chips; knop broken off and repaired.

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Small Bohemian Lead Cut Crystal Ormolu-Mounted Box

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Description: The surface cut with rectangles in alternating plain or starburst-cut, and plain gilt metal banding. 3.25" H X 5" W X 3.75" D.

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Vintage Sterling Silver Chanukah Menorah

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Description: Sterling silver, the Judaica article with candleholders atop eight straight arms, each incised with twisting stripes in the manner of a barber's pole, emanating as rays from a central hexagonal silver plaque, the plaque itself connecting by a knop to a rectangular footed base; the base marked underneath "925" and "KPRIA" in Hebrew. 6" H X 11.25" W X 3.25" D. Weight approximately 8.4 troy ounces. Lacking the shamash, though maintaining its mount on the side of the focal plaque; some old wax to surface.

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Baccarat Crystal Squirrel-Form Paperweight

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Description: In the form of a seated squirrel with raised tail and paws clasped under its mouth. 4.5" H. Acid-etched "Baccarat" stamp on underside.

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Vintage Gorham Durgin Sterling Silver Tray, 1930

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Description: The round salver with a large bisected border enclosing the monogrammed letter "C," the underside stamped "Gorham Sterling," the Durgin "D" in a shield, and a 1930 elephant date mark. 11" diameter. Weight approximately 18.5 troy ounces.

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Pair of Vienna Marble Busts of Schiller & Goethe

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Description: 1920s, the German writers each depicted as a small bust, engraved on the back "Made in Austria," and with stock numbers, the undersides with gold metal oval plaques embossed "Goldscheider Austria" and with the company logo. Each: 6" H. Both with yellowing to stone, chips and losses.

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Pair Mary Gregory Teal Victorian Art Glass Vases

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Description: Each hand-blown piece with deeply ruffled and fluted mouths picked out in gilt paint, sides adorned with white cameo-like depictions of young girls ciutching grapes and flowers, the undersides with deep, ground out pontil marks. 8" H.

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Cartier Sterling Modernist Creamer

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Description: Sterling silver with a vermeil interior wash, in the form of a conical bucket with a swinging handle, open top and conical spout, the underside marked "Sterling/ 3037/ Cartier." 3.75" H. Weight approximately 2.5 troy ounces.

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Large Antique Shell Cameo in 14K Gold Frame

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Description: 19th century, carved shell and 14K yellow gold, the central plaque of convex shell carved to depict a Bacchante wearing grapes in her hair, the gold bezel allowing the cameo to be worn as a pendant or a brooch, marked "14K." 1.5" H. Total weight approximately 3.8 DWT.

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Antique Shell Cameo & 14K Gold Bracelet

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Description: Italian, circa 1880s, seven shell cameo busts of classical goddesses, graduating in size with the largest at center, all set in yellow gold frames connected by gold jump-rings. 6.75" L; the cameos ranging in size from .875" H - 1.25" H. Total weight approximately 17.7 DWT. Gold tested; safety chain near clasp is broken.

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Pair George III Weighted Sterling Candlesticks

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Description: Dated 1774, ornately cast with ribbed sconces, bands of Greek key patterning, and ribbed columns with ram heads and feet and oval escutcheons descending into square bases with more ram heads supporting laurel garlands and daisy pendants, each base stamped with London sterling marks, a 1774 "T" date letter, and the "IG" maker's mark of either John Gorham or Jeffrey Griffith, both active ca. 1732. 12" H.

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Baccarat Modernist Elephant-Form Paperweight

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Description: The crystal in the form of a modernist Asian elephant with trunk and legs appearing to meld together. 3"H X 3" L. Acid-etched "Baccarat" stamp on underside.

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2 Painted Papier Mâché Spectacle Cases, 19th C.

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Description: Each case with painted designs, one with a young woman with a white rose in her hair and wearing a red dress against a black background; the other a victorious soldier surrounded by a woman and a child in peasant dress against a bucolic background and the words "Die Familie des Soldaten" (The Soldier's Family) painted t the bottom of the design; the back of each case lacquered black with a gilt overall design in the form of circles in varied sizes; the front and back separated by leather gussets. Each case: 4" H X 2.75" W. The case with the woman with separation to the lower edge of the bottom of the case; the case with the soldier with minor cracking to the upper front of the case and wear to the sides and leather gussets.

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Heavy Silver Rope Necklace

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Description: A long rope-twist, ending in a hook and eye clasp, the rope approximately 3/8" thick; hallmarks near clasp heavily rubbed, silver tested. 33" L. Weight approximately 8.7 troy ounces.

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2 Baccarat Colored Crystal

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Description: Comprising one cobalt blue and one olive green butterfly, in their original cases. Approximately 3" square.

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Victorian English 14K Gold & Hair Memorial Brooch

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Description: Circa 1870s, the oval brooch centered around a dome, out of which radiate cylinders, above a two more stepped tiers, one mounting a gold rope twist, and the other, a bead-trimmed edge; the back with a glass-covered compartment of hair braided into a basket-woven oval, the back edge engraved "John Hancock Chaplin died 28 Mar. 1871 aged 64 Ys." 1.25" H X 1.625" W. Total weight (including hair) approximately 8.0 DWT.

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Tiny Georgian Russian Niello Silver Box

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Description: .875-silver, early 20th century, a diminutive hinged rectangular box stippled and enameled around the top and four sides to depict abstracted vines and geometric motifs, the top also with "Georgia" in Cyrillic and an empty shield, the interior with a bright vermeil wash, the whole raised on four ball feet; hallmarked inside with the Kokoshnik mark of Kiev used 1908-1918, "84" indicating .875-silver purity, and the unidentified maker's mark "LK" in Cyrillic. Weight approximately 2.3 troy ounces. 1" H X 2" W X 1.5" D. Occasional very minor niello loss.

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Large Bohemian Lead Cut Crystal Ormolu-Mounted Box

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Description: Rectangular in form, the surface cross-hatched with blunt-tip diamonds, the gilt brass rims impressed with roses and leaves, the whole on four paw feet. 5.75" H X 7" W X 5.75" D.

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Cartier Sterling Silver Pill Box

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Description: The diminutive sterling silver pillbox with hinged lid framed by a border of repoussé roses and leaves around a central raised interior circle, impressed "CARTIER" and STERLING" around the inner border of the bottom of the box. 1.25" diameter.

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10K Gold & Diamond Brooch-Pendant

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Description: In the form of a swirling pinwheel with six spiraling arms between curved spokes, the 10K yellow gold body mounting a round brilliant diamond at center, the reverse with a pin and a loop for hanging. 1" diameter. Total weight (including stone) approximately 2.3 DWT. Gold tested.

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Patricia von Musulin Vintage Vermeil Silver Brooch

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Description: Sterling silver with vermeil gold wash, the modernist ring-form pin in the form of a gestural, tapering ribbon curling into itself; marked on reverse "Von Musulin/ PVM/ Sterling/ 925" and with the maker's profile head mark. 2.75" W. Weight approximately 1.8 troy ounces.

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Georg Jensen USA Sterling Brooch #113 & Locket

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Description: Sterling silver, the pin at top in the form of twin leaves connected by two curling silver wires, from which suspend a Reed & Barton square sterling locket, monogrammed "ERC" on the front; the brooch marked on the reverse "Georg Jensen/ U.S.A./ Hand Wrought/ Sterling/ 113"; the locket marked "Sterling" and with Reed & Barton's maker's mark. 2.25" L. Weight approximately 0.6 troy ounces.

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Sterling, Amethyst, Garnet, & Citrine Necklace

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Description: Five sterling silver plaques, each mounted with twelve round brilliants of the semiprecious stones in a 3x4 grid interspersed with tiny silver domes, suspend in a Y-formation from a sterling chain; necklace and chain marked 925. 15.75" L. Total weight approximately 0.7 troy ounces. Lacking one citrine and two amethysts.

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Pair of Iradj Moini for Oscar de la Renta Earrings

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Description: Gold-tone metal and faux stones, the vintage costume lever-back pair centered around a faux turquoise cabochon accented at the four corners by yellow and orange rhinestones, and suspending three sparkling magenta crystal faceted drops; each signed "Iradj Moini for Oscar de la Renta ©" on the reverse. Each 1.25" H. Some scuffing to magenta drops, and some soiling to metal.

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Lalique Joueur Frosted Crystal

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Description: Model number 1217300, depicting the feline in an elongated pose, rump up, the underside inscribed "Lalique France," in the original box and with the original care instructions. 1.5" H X 3.5" L X 1.5" D.

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Gorham Sterling Ornate Carving Set

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Description: Sterling silver with steel blade and tines, a carving fork and knife with ornate Rococo-style handles, molded with putti, swags, beads, and curling acanthus leaves; each with Gorham marks. Longer: 14.25" L. Total weight (including steel) approximately 9.9 troy ounces. Each monogrammed "O'N."

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2 Tiffany & Co. Sterling Jewelry Items

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Description: Consisting of an Elsa Peretti sterling silver elongated circular teardrop-shaped scarf ring marked "Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti 925 SPAIN", and a heart-shaped brooch marked "Tiffany & Co. 925 Mexico". Scarf ring 1.75 diameter, the brooch .75 " H X 1" W. Total weight approximately 1 troy ounce.

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2 Dutch Antique Brass Snuff Boxes

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Description: 18th century, the first of columnar pedestal form, incised with anthemion, circles, leaves, and scallops, the second of peaked cylindrical form, opening at both ends, engraved with diamonds in crosshatch circles, triangles, and a running Latin inscription on the top and bottom of the cylinder. Longest: 3.25" L.

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Vintage Sterling Dreidel

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Description: Sterling silver, the Judaica piece for Chanukah in classic cubic form, each side chased with its Hebrew letter amid a frame of grapes and their leaves, the upper part of the handle marked "925 Sterling." 2.75" H. Weight approximately 1.2 troy ounces. The rounded point at bottom with a small dent, inhibiting the top's spinning.

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5 Victorian Gold Horseshoe Brooches

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Description: Gold ranging in purity from 9K to 15K, each piece composed of stacked planes depicting lucky horseshoes, bridling, riding crops, and floral motifs, one pin mounting tiny pearls and round turquoise stones, another mounting graduating pearls; together with a 10K gold horse-form charm; all but one piece hallmarked, the unmarked pieces tested as 10K and 14K. Largest: 2" W. Total weight of 14K-15K pins approximately 5 DWT; total weight of 9K-10K pins approximately 4 DWT.

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Silver Filigree Mezuzah Holder

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Description: Silver, the tubular scroll holder with walls of silver filigree, the tiny rings of silver thread interspersed with rows of solid silver diamond motifs, the holder with wall-mounting loops at the top and bottom, and an applied Hebrew letter shin just above the midpoint. 3.75" L. Weight approximately 0.5 troy ounces. Silver tested.

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English Silver Punch Bowl, ca. 1928

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Description: Sterling silver, the high-walled circular bowl, raised on a round stepped base, half-reeded with spiraling S-curve lobes and flutes; hallmarked near the rim Sheffield, 1928, with the maker's mark of Harrison Brothers & Howson. 5.5" H X 8.25" diameter. Weight approximately 24 troy ounces.

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Victorian Sterling & Glass Spirits Flask

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Description: The cut and faceted rectangular body with a hinged sterling silver ball cap and "TBP"-monogrammed sleeve, the cap with Sheffield sterling marks, a "B" date mark of 1919 and the "JD&S" maker's mark of James Dixon & Sons, active 1806-1930s, the sleeve with London sterling date marks, a Victoria duty head, an "F" maker's mark of 1881, and the "HTB" maker's mark of Henry Titterton Brockwell. 5.5" H. Neck broken inside the collar, hinged cap replaced, thus explaining why the marks on it differ from those on the sleeve.

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Roseville Pottery Pinecone Centerpiece Bowl

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Description: The bowl with rich shaded blue background and raised polychrome decoration depicting pine cones with pine needles on each side of bowl extending from the applied handles in the form of twisted and gnarled branches, with burnt orange glazed interior, on a footed base; impressed "Roseville 262-10" and "8" in the same blue oxide as the body, on flared footed base. 5.25" H X 12.5 diameter over handles. Tiny 1/8" rim chip and minor soiling.

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Ed Wiener Sterling Spiral Earring & Brooch Set

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Description: Sterling silver, circa 1940s-50s, the Mid-Century Modern suite comprising a pair of screw-back earrings and a large brooch, each mounting a squared spiral of flattened silver wire, the earrings a true mirror-image pair, the brooch signed "Ed Wiener," and all three marked "Sterling." Brooch: 2.25" square; earrings: 0.75" square. Total weight approximately 0.8 troy ounces.

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Italian Hand-Painted Ceramic Basket of Mushrooms

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Description: In the form of a white wicker basket filled with sphagnum moss, out of which sprout numerous porcine mushrooms, the underside inscribed "Italy," and with an old Lord & Taylor price sticker. 7" H X 9" W X 6.75" D.

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Lalique Joueur Frosted Crystal Kitten with Ball

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Description: Model number 1217200, depicting the seated feline with toy between its paws, the underside inscribed "Lalique France," in the original box and with the original care instructions. 1.5" H X 2.75" L X 1.2 5" D.

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Small Silver-Plate & Walnut Gallery Tray

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Description: The hexagonal pierced gallery enclosing a glass-covered walnut slab, the frame on flattened ball feet, one side stamped with the "JGS" maker's mark of John Gilbert & Sons, Birmingham and London, active from 1812. 1.5" H X 10" W X 7.25" D.

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3 Antique Dutch Brass Engraved Tobacco Boxes

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Description: 18th century, oval, the smallest incised with tavern scenes, the mid-sized with people in landscapes, the largest with foliate borders and edging, the first two further with heavily worn inscriptions. Largest: 1.5" H X 5" W X 3" D. All with wear to engravings; smallest with evidence of old re-soldering at hinge and on underside.

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Hermès Vintage Green

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Description: Silk, vintage 1970s, made to coincide with the great Tutankhamun exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the square scarf printed with the famous gold mummy mask, images of the jackal god Anubis, scarabs, the eye of Horus, coras, a uraeus, hieroglyphics, ankhs, vultures, earrings, and other symbols of ancient Egypt, against a brilliant green ground, the pattern designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko; marked "Hermès Paris ©" and signed "Rybal." 34.5" square. Light discoloration to the green, just above the central mask.

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Vintage Meissen Assembled Partial Coffee Set

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Description: All floral-decorated but consisting of several different patterns, and comprising six each cake plates and coffee cups, seven saucers, one tea cup, and four cookie plates; approximately 24 pieces. Cake plates: 7" diameter.

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Japanese

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Description: Made in Nagoya, vintage 1930s, consisting of a teapot, covered sugar, creamer, five cups, four saucers, and six cake plates, each covered with depictions of men in vividly-colored robes of green, blue, gold, and red, some areas with red and gilt floral designs, the undersides stamped "SNB / Made in Japan." Teapot: 6.75" H.

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6 Cut Lead Crystal Serving Pieces

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Description: Comprising a floral-cut and scallop-edge rectangular bread basket, two scallop-edge ornately-cut fruit / nut / sweetmeat dishes, two tooth-edge deep vegetables, and a small dish, all adorned with starbursts, slashes, diamonds, flowers, circles, and more; together with a small cut crystal candle plate. Largest: 3" H X 11" L X 10" W.

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Chulucana Peruvian Pottery Jar

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Description: The glazed copper-brown body with cream-colored cranes amidst cattails, the skies filled with flying birds, the underside signed and dated "Chulucana '99," now sand-filled and mounted as a lamp. Jar: 13.5' H; overall: 19" H. Heavy surface wear in places, small colored-in area.

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Vintage 1960s Hand-Painted Pottery Lamp

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Description: The body with green, brown, orange, and blue florals, mounted on a wood base. 18.5" H. Metal cap slipping to one side.

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Large Hand-Thrown & Glazed Pottery Table Lamp

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Description: The rotund body sponged in graduated mottled tones of cream, taupe, and brown. Overall: 30" H.

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Michael Nourot

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Description: The hand-blown, deeply ruffled bowl with a red and yellow-cream ground overlaid with brown and gilt swirling bands of color, the interior a shading ecru, the underside acid-etched "Nourot 95" and with a stock number, further with a large cut pontil mark; Nourot (1949-2015) was a premiere American art glass maker based in Benicia, CA, known since the 1960s for his innovative use of color and design. 5" H X 8.5" diameter.

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Vintage Gorham Sterling Tray, ca. 1935

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Description: The round tray with a reeded outer border and inner border of stylized feathers surrounding the monogram "GME,: with post-1933 Gorham marks and "Sterling." 10" diameter. Weight approximately 11.5 troy ounces.

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