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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #12216
Kensington House Antiques
$265.00
Cold-painted Viennese bronze sculpture of a satyr. This half-goat half-man figure is very well detailed, even showing the individual vertebrae along his back and the curls of his hair. 2.25" tall. Condition: near mint with only the tiniest surface rubs at sharp points such as the fingertips.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1900 item #12221
Kensington House Antiques
$165.00
American amberina glass tumbler of extraordinary coloring. The slightly ribbed outer surface complements the thumbprint interior design, creating an interesting optical effect. The glass is heavy and free of defects. The bottom has a concave polished pontil. Origin: New England. Size: 3-5/16" tall. Condition: mint.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #12225
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
Charming Stafforshire child's cup decorated with a transfer design of two children dressed up as a soldier and his lady taking an amorous walk through the countryside. Plain strap handle. Ca. 1860. Origin: England. Size: 2.5" tall. Condition: There is a thinning of the glaze at the rim, which may be a manufacturing defect; otherwise mint.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #12226
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
Lovely Renaissance style gilt copper jewel casket by Jenning Brothers. The interior is fitted with the original blue velvet lining. The center of the lid features a coat of arms. Origin: America. The decorative bottom is marked "JB" with the pattern number "1377". Size: 4.5" long; 3" wide; 2" tall. Condition: Slight rubs through gilding to copper base at corners.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1900 item #12230
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
Fabulous hard paste porcelain inkwell in the form of a lady's head. Nicely decorated in overglaze enamels with gilt accents. 19th century. Origin: Probably France. Size: 2-5/16" tall. Condition: Mint.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Minerals : Hardstone : Pre 1960 item #12233
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
Silver mounted agate sculpture in the form of a Kiwi or a similar bird. The silver is well worked and complements the rich brown shadings of the agate. The silver mountings are marked "P. Rata 833". 20th century. Size: 2.25" tall. Condition: Excellent, with some natural pits in the stone are exposed to the surface (lower right of last photograph).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #12234
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
Two-handled celadon jarlet; the glaze extending halfway down the body and in a soft green shade. The exposed earthenware is a reddish hue. Two applied strap handles connect the jar's lip to the shoulders. 15th-16th century. Origin: Southeast Asia, possibly Thailand. Size: 2.5" tall. Condition: Excellent.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #12516
Kensington House Antiques
$135.00
Porcelain vase in a squared baluster form by Coalport. The medium pink color is offset by a beautifully modeled and gilt snail and gilt details along the rim and the base. Ca. 1890. Origin: England. Size: 5-5/8" tall. Condition: some discoloration to the interior; light glaze crazing; no chips, cracks, etc.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1920 item #12955
Kensington House Antiques
$150.00
Porcelain plate by Carl Schumann, ca. 1918, in a variation of the "Dresden Flowers" pattern. The scalloped border is reticulated and has a gilt rim. Origin: Bavaria. Size: 11" diameter. Condition: Mint.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1920 item #12957
Kensington House Antiques
$150.00
Porcelain plate by Carl Schumann, ca. 1918, in a variation of the "Dresden Flowers" pattern. The scalloped border is reticulated and has a gilt rim. Origin: Bavaria. Size: 11" diameter. Condition: Mint.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #13046
Kensington House Antiques
$295.00
Superb Staffordshire figural group/spill vase portraying a hunter and his lady. The hunter has his rifle, while the lady as his catch in her lap. Beautifully decorated in bright colors, this grouping is as fine as one is likely to see. Origin: England, mid-19th century. Size: 7-5/8" tall; 4-1/4" wide; 2" deep. Condition: excellent, no damage or repairs.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #13048
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
Very rare Staffordshire figural inkwell in the form of two birds nesting amongst flowers. A beautifully modeled and painted tulip stands upright between the birds. It is possible that the tulip was intended as a candlestick, because the quill holders are in the base near the birds' tails. Origin: England, ca. 1870. Size: 2-3/4" diameter; 3" tall. Condition: excellent, no damage or repairs.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1960 item #13059
Kensington House Antiques
$165.00
Lithographed tin Halloween tambourine featuring a leering Devil head surrounded with little dancing devils. The devil is red against a bright yellow background. The sides and cymals are orange with black trim. Marked along top edge "Kirchhof 'Life of the Party' Products/Kirchhof, Newark, N.J., Made in USA" Origin: America, ca. 1940s. Size: 6.5" diameter. Condition: very good, particularly the bright coloring; some scratches near the devil's eyes.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #13060
Kensington House Antiques
$135.00
Rare composition owl Halloween candy container. Well-modeled with glass eyes. Origin: unmarked, but likely Germany, ca. 1920. Size: 4.25" tall. Condition: very nice, but some cracking along side seams and a flake at the top back edge of the container opening.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #13062
Kensington House Antiques
$225.00
Early composition black cat Halloween candy container. The composition cat sits on the red paperboard container. The bottom of the container once had a pricetag on it that scuffed up a bit of the paper, so there's no longer a mark, but I'm certain this is a German piece. The condition is very nice--there's a little paint flaking and a small chip on the right ear. 3-3/4" tall. It'll be a great addition to your Halloween collection. MEEOW!
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #13063
Kensington House Antiques
$110.00
Outstanding Halloween pressed paper noisemaker horn in the form of a carrot. Marked "Germany". Origin: Germany, ca. 1925. Size: 8" tall. Condition: excellent, working condition, all original.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1920 item #13681
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
Topaz Steuben crystal compote in a classic form by Frederick Carder. Unsigned. Excellent condition with only the very slightest surface wear in the bowl. 6" diam.; 4-1/8" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1900 item #14438
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
Banded mochaware bowl in blue and brown. Very nicely formed, with a crisply shaped foot rim. The rim has one 1" hairline, and there is some discoloration to the interior (note that the discoloration visible near the rim is actually very thick bluish glaze, and not staining), but otherwise the bowl is in very good condition. 6-3/8" diam; 3-1/8" high.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #15072
Kensington House Antiques
$40.00
Lovely sterling silver ladle with a masque of Bacchus or some other satyr on the end of the handle. Decorative beading outlines the handle and the bowl. The reverse is marked "925 Sterling 1000". Although by an unknown American maker, this piece probably dates to the late 19th century when Gorham, Tiffany and other quality silversmiths were using lots of mythological motifs. No monogram and in excellent condition. 5" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #15076
Kensington House Antiques
$80.00
Outstanding sterling silver pastry serving fork in Alvin's rare Art Nouveau "Majestic" pattern. Created in 1900, this pattern was a multi-motif design--each piece was decorated with a slightly different floral pattern. This piece features beautifully detailed daffodils and sinuous foliage. Excellent condition with sharp details and no monogram. 7-1/4" long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1940 item #15096
Kensington House Antiques
$100.00
These lovely sterling silver spoons are in a Colonial Revival pattern, simply decorated with a shell at the tip of the handle. The backs are stamped with the high-end retailer's name "Bigelow, Kennard & Co." of Boston, indicating a date before 1922. The backs of the handles also have a monogram "T" in a style that would point to ca. 1890-1900, and the mark 925/1000 which would also support that date range.

Although the maker is unknown, it is very similar to a number of patterns called "Shell" that were made by virtually all the more important silver manufacturers at the time (Gorham in 1890; Reed & Barton in 1900; Towle in 1889; Frank Smith in 1890; Mt. Vernon in 1865; and Lunt in 1888). It appears most similar to Frank Smith's version, but would work nicely with any of these or other Colonial Revival patterns.

Excellent condition. 8.5" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1920 item #15185
Kensington House Antiques
$250.00
Stunning set of four enameled cocktail glasses, almost certainly by Moser. The quality of the glass is superlative. The enameled rooster motif is magnified through the thick glass of the base, so that it looks quite large from inside the bowl (it might be a bit frightening after drinking an entire martini!) The bowls are lightly paneled and are edged in a thin line of gilding.

One glass has a flake at the bottom edge (see photo) and two pinpoint roughnesses along the top rim. Another has a couple of pinpoint roughnesses underneath the bottom edge (not noticeable from the top).

3-1/2" tall.

These are certainly among the finest cocktail glasses we've seen and would look great with a classic cocktail shaker featuring a rooster motif.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #18361
Kensington House Antiques
$135.00
Porcelain decanter in the shape of a bellhop, complete with his ring of keys, decorated with overglaze red, black and pink enamels. The bottom is marked "Germany" and also has a decorator's mark.

Origin: Germany, ca. 1920. Condition: Light glaze crazing; a small chip on the cap and three small flakes at the bottom edge are visible in the photos (all could be easily repaired). Size: 9-1/2" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Low Countries : Pre 1920 item #18362
Kensington House Antiques
$325.00
Figural majolica tobacco humidor in the form of a ball player. The piece is decorated in beautiful, rich colors under the shiny tin glaze. The base is impressed "10830II" and is also painted with the decorator's mark.

Origin: Continental, probably the Low Countries, France or Germany, ca. 1900. Condition: Mint. Size: 6" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #18364
Kensington House Antiques
$425.00
Rare Staffordshire spaniel head bank. The spaniel is highlighed with copper lustre spots and a copper luster neck chain/padlock.

Origin: England, last quarter 19th century. Condition: Mint, except for 3/8" flake on the bottom of the foot rim (not visible from the top or side); appropriate glaze crazing for the age. Size: 4-1/4" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #18387
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$75.00
Terrific enameled sherry bottle/decanter label. The enamel is applied over metal and has polychrome floral decoration. The chain is brass.

Origin: probably English, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 2.5" x 1/5".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #18388
Kensington House Antiques
$75.00
Terrific Battersea-style enameled gin bottle/decanter label. The enamel is applied over metal and has polychrome floral decoration. The chain is brass.

Origin: probably English, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent. Size: 2.5" x 1/5".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1800 item #18390
Kensington House Antiques
$265.00
Rare four-lobed copper bowl decorated in painted enamel. The decoration pictures three ancient Chinese warriors in a landscape. Like nearly all enamelware, this piece has suffered from the ravages of time, but the fine detail of the decoration and the rarity of the form more than compensate for the condition.

Origin: China, late 18th century. Condition: numerous chips and cracks, particularly along edges. Size: 4-1/2" diam., 2-1/8" high.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pre 1920 item #18391
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
Lovely 3-tier chintz cake stand in a unknown pattern. The bottom of each piece is marked in blue/green "B/Royal Tudor Ware/Barker Bros. L'td/England" along with a crown. The stem is brass. The whole stand is approximately 12-1/2" tall. The plates are approximately 10", 8" and 6" in diameter. Mint condition--even the gilding around the edges of the plates. Ca. 1920's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #18682
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$75.00
4 hand enameled cocktail glasses featuring colorful roosters. Unlike most rooster glasses, these do not depict a cock fight--so none of the glasses has a dead chicken on it!

The glasses have gilding along the rims and around the feet. Very colorful!

Origin: American, ca. 1930's. Condition: excellent condition, except the gilding has a bit of wear and one glass has a tiny nick at the edge of the foot. Size: 3-5/8" tall.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #19137
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$450.00
1924 watercolor painting of Red Mountain, California, by listed artist Arthur J. Hammond (signed and titled lower left). This is a beautiful work employing soft desert colors in shades of blues, greens, and purples.

The frame is not comtemporary to the piece.

Hammond was born in Vernon, Connecticut in 1875 but lived mostly in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Listed in

  • AskART.com's "The Artists Bluebook: 23,000 North American Artists", 2000
  • P.H. Falk's "Who Was Who In American Art: 1564-1975", 1999, p. 7433
  • the National Academy of Design's "Annual Exhibition Record: 1901-1950", 1990, p. 622
  • Falk's "Dictionary of Signatures & Mongrams", 1988, p. 556
  • G.B. Opitz' "Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, et. al.", 1986, p. 1081
  • Falk's "Who Was Who in American Art: Artists Active 1898-1947", 1985, p. 707
  • Opitz' "Dictionary of American Artists", 1982, p. 372
  • P. & H. Samuels' "Encyclopedia Artists American West", 1976, p. 549
  • D.T. Mallett's "Index of Artists", 1948, p. 811.

Sight size 11"x8-3/4". Condition: excellent, although it appears to have two 3/4" paint runs immediately above the roof of the house (visible in the enlargement); more vivid and brightly colored than it appears in the photographs.

We will soon be offering another oil painting of a Rocky Mountain scene by Hammond.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #19143
Kensington House Antiques
$175.00
Stunning 2nd Empire pink opaline glass chalice with gilt and enamel decoration. The outside surface has a matte finish except along the lip, the foot rim and the knop rim, each of which is decorated with gilt lines. The primary decoration, however, fills nearly the entire surface with built-up layers of gilding accented with black enamel. The base has a slightly concave polished pontil.

Origin: France, possibly Baccarat, ca. 1840. Condition: glass has three tiny flakes (1 is 1/8"; 2 are 1/16") flakes on the inside edge of the top rim; the primary decoration is completely intact, gilt lines along rims show 20% wear. Size: 6" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1900 item #19149
Kensington House Antiques
$100.00
Very rare Imperial Russian silver child's fork with vermeil and engraved floral decoration. In fact, I've never before seen a piece of Russian children's flatware. The maker's hallmark on the back is slightly obscured by the design, but the assayer's mark (AA/1895), the standard mark (84), and the city mark (Moscow) are very clear.

Origin: Moscow, 1895. Condition: mint. Size: 4-3/4" long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1900 item #19159
Kensington House Antiques
$265.00
Outstanding Victorian figural picture frame in the form of a map of Australia! The metal is very heavy gauge and the coloring is white (I believe it is constructed of white brass with a yellow-tinted lacquer). The detail is superb, including outlines of rivers, the political boundaries (Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria), and the locations of cities (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane).

The reverse side is stamped "R. Golding/Rd. No. 30/Tasmania". The back has an easel which is removable for hanging on the wall with the attached hook.

Origin: Tasmania, Australia, late 19th century. Condition: excellent, with some wear to lacquer around edges. Size: 8" x 6-1/4".

A matching frame (missing the glass) is also available.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1900 item #19191
Kensington House Antiques
$195.00
Victorian brass figural picture frame in the form of a medieval knight's shield with a halbeard and lance. Cut from heavy-gauge brass, this frame shows great originality and design sense. The back has a hinged easel.

Origin: England, ca. 1880. Condition: excellent. Size: 8" x 5".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1980 item #19192
Kensington House Antiques
$98.00
Art Deco style sterling silver cake comb, used to serve spongy cakes such as angel food. The pattern would blend nicely with many of the Jensen designs. Marked "Web Sterling Handle."

Origin: Philadelphia, PA, 1950-65. Condition: excellent. Size: 11" long.