Monday, May 26, 2008

Russian Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case

Russian Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case,CA 1910 Pan Slavic Style, Set with enamel and various stones. Hallmarked Moscow 84 silver standard, with master's initials Cyrillic 'P.M" for Peter Milyukov. Peter Milyukov owned a silver workshop in Moscow between 1877 and 1912SOLD thank you Moscow

Delft Drug Jar

Delft Drug Jar, Polychrome Decoration, Dated 1700

Phrenology Head Ca 1870

Original LN FowlerPhrenology Head Ca 1870, 12 inches tall

How to distinguish an original Phrenology head as opposed to a reproduction .
1. It is Staffordshire pottery, you can see the inside on an original, it has a white glaze, the reproductions have a white porcelain body.
2 The reproductions are smaller and much less defined. Compare the neck and the eyes.
3 The original has small indentations dots in the body to aid the
decorators in the exact positioning of the transfers. The copies do not.
4 The original is much lighter in weight as the body is much thinner.
5. The base will show evidence of wear that you would expect with age.
6 There are more labels on an original than a reproduction

Spool Holder

Brass spool holder Ca 1860,18 inches
sold thanks Australia

Carafe, Enameled Armorial by Beilby

Carafe, Enameled Armorial, Sandeman family crest by William Beilby

Ault "Peruvian Vase" Dr Christoper Dresser

Ault "Peruvian Vase" Dr Christopher Dresser Ca 1893

E. Balon ,Blois vase

E. Balon metallic crackle glaze vase with stylized floral designs made in Blois, France. Marked “E. Balon Blois” in slip on the bottom. Height 6 inches

Pair of Arican Bronzes Ashante ???

Pair of Arican Bronzes Ashante ???

Early Tattooed Maori Portrait

Maori Portrait,Ca 1840, Watercolor on paper , Inscribed "Maki New Zealander " image measures 11 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches. the unusual neck tattoo has been identified as Tongan, suggesting "Maki" at sometime visited Tonga, possibly as a crew member of a whaling ship.

Large WW11 Tapa

Large WWII tapa cloth. 36" wide by 116" long. Unique!!!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Provenance Samuel Rogers, London;
His deceased sale, London, Christie's, 28 April – 20 May 1856
from a local collection

Samuel Rogers was born in 1763, the son of a London banker. He entered the family business when still young, but not long after his father's death in 1793 he retired with a comfortable income and devoted himself to literary and artistic pursuits.In 1803 Rogers moved to 22 St James’s Place. His poetry enjoyed a popularity during his lifetime which has since been eclipsed by the works of the literary giants with whom he associated; he is chiefly remembered now for his breakfast parties and as the butt of Byron's satire. To Rogers's breakfasts were invited many of the wits and chief literary figures of the day,including Byron, Lamb, Wordsworth, Scott, Shelley, Coleridge among others,
Rogers lived in the house for over fifty years and died there in December 1855.His collection, which consisted of ancient and modern pictures, drawings, engravings, coins, objets d'art and photographs (including one of his house), his library, plate and furniture were sold in 1856 by Messrs. Christie and Manson. The sale lasted for twenty-two days and realized over £45,000. This plate was purchased with others at this important sale.

Old collectors label, also marked "SWANSEA' in red and pattern #257

Pair of German faience plates, Bayreuth, 1750

Pair of German faience plates, Bayreuth, 1750

Sumida Gawa Ware vase

Large Sumida Gawa vase, Japan 1900
SOLD thank you Virginia

Large Arts & Crafts Clock ca 1890

Impressive English Arts & Crafts clock attributed to Charles Voysey, 8 day,three train French movement,brass dial, cast bezel, Westminster chimes, strikes on the quarter, 22 inches

sold thanks chch

Large Royal Doulton Vase by Francis Pope

Large Royal Doulton Vase by Francis Pope 13 inches tall

sold thanks Hong Kong

French Sailors Sea Chest Ca 1840

French Sailors Sea Chest, ca 1840, with a ship portrait on the underside of the lid, nice rope work beckets, pine with domed teak lid.

sold thank you Lincoln

Large Qajar Tile

Large Qajar Wall Tile 18 inches by 12 1/2, unusually large, the center was originally mirrored.
sold thanks Christchurch

Large Sumida Gawa Ware vase

Large Sumida Gawa Ware vase 17 inches tallSOLD thank you Virginia

Pair of decorated Stoneware Bellarmines

Unique pair of pair decorated late 17th century stoneware Bellarmines, overpainted in oil probably Holland 1750 17 inches high and in perfect condition.

Automaton Singing Bird, Coin-op by Bontems, France 1870

Automaton Singing Bird, Coin-op by Bontems, France 1870, 21 inches high, fully restored

French Prisoner of War Bone Model Ca 1810

French Prisoner of War Bone Model Ca 1810 under glass dome. Made in Dartmoor Prison by French Napoleonic War sailors captured by the British. 20 inches wide
sold thanks chch

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Majolica casket by Lonitz

Large Majolica casket by Lonitz, in the Renaissance style 30 cm wide perfect condition
sold thanks USA

Scottish Burl Snuff Box

Scottish Burl Table Snuff in Yew wood with finely painted ball scene. The box stamped with makers mark, Russel, Glasgow. more photos


Imperial Satsuma Plate

Imperial Satsuma Plate with raised dragons, 22cm
sold thanks Ch Ch

William de Morgan Charger

A fine William de Morgan charger by Charles Passenger, Fulham Pottery, 40cm, ca 1890. From a local collection

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