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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Dutch : Pre 1940 item #636587
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$2,250.00
Early 20th century Dutch harbor scene by Gerard Wiegman (1875-1964). The painting depicts a large cargo ship moored at harbor and surrounded by a variety of smaller ships, fishing boats and tugs. The sky is painted in moody shades of ochres and grays that echo the colors found in the water. This choice of coloring suggests the obvious industrial nature of this unidentified harbor. The impasto lends nice texture and depth. Signed lower right “G. Wiegman”. The painting is framed in a mid-century giltwood frame with a linen liner.

Though not Jewish, Gerard Wiegman was forced to escape Holland at the beginning of the Nazi invasion. He smuggled a small number of paintings out with him. Both this painting and the other harbor scene we are offering were among the paintings he smuggled out and kept for his own collection. Eventually, he settled in upstate New York, where he lived until his death. This painting was acquired from the family of the artist.

Origin: Holland, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent. Size: canvas, 19” x 27”; frame, 24” x 31-3/4”.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #636487
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$225.00
A fine pair of sterling silver sugar tongs in the classic “Kings” pattern. The design is very nicely worked and the tongs are generously sized. The inside of the tongs are fully hallmarked for London, 1837. They also bear the William IV duty mark. This mark, used in conjunction with the 1837 date mark, was used for only 22 days before being changed to the Victoria duty mark. The maker’s mark is that of either William Barber or William Barrett II.

Origin: England, 1837. Condition: excellent, sharp detail, no monogram. Size: 6” long. Weight: 59.0 grams.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #634013
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$250.00
A pretty pair of Dresden porcelain candlesticks with traditional hand-painted floral decoration. Dresden candlesticks are rather uncommon. The squared bases are intricately pierced and decorated with flowers and gilt highlights. The columns are similarly decorated. Bobeches separate the columns from the candle sockets. The bobeches are original and have not been repaired, but at some point, a previous owner decided to paint her own flowers on the bottom sides of the bobeches and to add more gilding along the rim. Each candlestick is marked by an unidentified maker in underglaze blue, and is also marked "Dresden Germany".

Origin: Germany, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent with alternations as noted above. Size: 9-1/2" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1910 item #634008
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$330.00
A lovely pair of hyacinth vases in teal blue glass. The classic shape is slightly conical with a widely flaring rim for resting the bulb over the water. These vases are especially attractive because of their rich color. Forcing hyacinths and other bulbs to bloom indoors was something of a Victorian passion that continued well into the 20th century.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 7" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Pre 1910 item #634006
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$795.00
Very nice Imperial Russian peacock blue pressed glass tea box. Glass tea caddies are difficult to find in this color. The design features fans, strawberry diamonds and Russian cane motifs. The box is bound with silverplated mountings and a lock. The box was almost certainly made by the “OtyM.F. Atelier”. Locked tea boxes were a holdover from earlier days when tea was a precious commodity that had to be kept safe from marauding servants.

Origin: Russia, ca. 1900. Condition: very good, some roughnesses along the bottom edge; normal wear to the plating. Size: 4-7/8” x 3-7/8” x 4-1/8”.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #633976
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$675.00
An elegant pair of Victorian 14K yellow gold earrings set with Mediterranean coral. The floriform surmounts are engraved and set with small coral bars decorated with an applied vine motif. Long pear-shaped drops dangle from the surmounts and are decorated in a matching fashion. The drops are removeable so that the surmounts can be worn separately for a more restrained daytime appearance. Tested and guaranteed 14K gold.

Origin: America or England, ca. 1860. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-5/8" long (top of wire to bottom of drop); 11/16" long (top of wire to bottom of surmount). Weight: 5.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Period : Pre 1940 item #633927
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A very good 14K yellow gold brooch featuring an enameled four-leaf clover. The clover's petals are beautifully detailed with enamel decoration and are centered with a prong-set round brilliant cut diamond of very fine quality. The clover is surrounded by a chunky round gold border. The back retains the original pinstem and clasp, and is hallmarked by Krementz.

Origin: America, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent; no enamel damage; a tiny ding on the outer edge of the circle. Size: 1-11/16" diameter. Weight: 10.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .08 carat.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1940 item #633020
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$165.00
Intensely colored amethyst glass inkwell finished with a gilt brass collar. The severe cubic form is relieved by canted, curved corners. The base is acid-stamped "Made In Czecho-Slovakia", indicating a date between the World Wars.

Origin: Czechoslovakia, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, all original, no chips or cracks. Size: 2" x 2" x 2".

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1950 item #633012
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$295.00
A very handsomely decorated set of 12 sterling silver demitasse spoons. The handles are finely decorated with a cast and pierced stylized bellflower. The swirling character of the finial design nicely contrasts with the more angular line of the lower handles and the oval bowls. The backs are fully marked with Swedish hallmarks for 830 silver, including the town mark for Norberg.

Origin: Sweden, ca. 1940. Condition: excellent, all original, no monograms. Size: 4-1/16" long. Weight: 92.0 grams.

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$195.00
A handsome pair of Art Deco sterling silver cufflinks, the faces decorated with an applied vine and berry motif slightly reminiscent of Jensen's "Blossom" pattern. The faces are joined by solid connectors to the hinged backs that are simply decorated with scored parallel lines. The connectors are marked "930S/Sterling" and have the maker's mark "W. KR".

Origin: Scandinavia, probably Denmark or Norway, ca. 1940. Size: 23/32" x 17/32". Weight: 14.5 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1980 item #611106
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$2,250.00
Superb Mikimoto 18K yellow gold and pearl brooch in the shape of a cello. The cello’s body is set with 25 fine AA pearls graduating from 3.8 to 5.2 millimeters, and the tailpiece is studded with three round brilliant-cut diamonds. The f-holes, fingerboard, pegs and scroll are worked in gold and are beautifully detailed. The pearls are of exceptional quality with light cream body color and rosé overtones. The luster is very bright and the pearls are well matched. The diamonds are SI1/2 clarity and G/H color. Mikimto figural brooches are very rare. The back is marked with Mikimoto’s hallmark and “750” for 18K gold. An equally fine brooch in our collection, in the shape of a harp (Item #514948) was appraised in March 2006 by the Mikimoto specialist at Bailey, Banks & Biddle for $3,250.

Origin: Japan, ca. 1990. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-1/4” x 1-1/8”. Weight: 10.5 grams. Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .1 carat.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1960 item #606972
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A handsome pair of 18K yellow gold knot cufflinks. The ropetwist texture distinguishes these cufflinks from other knot style pairs. The toggle backs are 14K gold, but the knots are tested and guaranteed 18K.

Origin: America, ca. 1950. Condition: excellent. Size: 1" x 1/2". Weight: 20.0 grams.

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Cufflinks and Accessories : Gold : Pre 1940 item #604221
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$495.00
A very handsome and unusual pair of cufflinks comprised of moss agate discs with 18K gold mountings. The stones are nicely colored, with lots of green “moss” suspended in the translucent background. The fronts are accented with decorative gold scrollwork. The faces are connected with chains to plain gold bar backs. Tested and guaranteed 18K gold.

Ca. 1930. Origin: Europe. Condition: excellent, one face has a 1/8” flake on the back side of the edge. Size: 5/8” diameter. Weight: 6.0 grams.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1930 item #604216
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$395.00
A delightful and very rare cobal glass figural bottle in the shape of a Belsnickle. The bottle was cast in a three-part mold and is very nicely detailed to show the texture of Santa's long fur coat and flowing beard. The front center of his robe is decorated with a chromolithographed winter scene bordered with holly leaves. The glass has a very rich color.

Origin: America, ca. 1920. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, original paper label. Size: 12" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Blown Glass : Pre 1900 item #593870
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$1,850.00
A classic Sandwich glass hyacinth vase in a rich amethyst shade. The vase is entirely hand blown, shows the traces of hand marvering, and has a large oblong bubble on one side about two inches above the bottom. The deeply concave base has a rough pontil and a basal ring showing the expected wear. Hyacinth vases, sometimes called tuplip vases or bulb vases, were used to force flowering bulbs for wintertime blooms indoors. They were quite the rage and some Victorian homes had numbers of vases arrayed on windowsills. Pieces by Sandwich are uncommon. An identical example to this, except in cobalt blue and with a large rim chip, sold at auction in July 2006 for $2127.50.

Origin: America, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 9" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Blown Glass : Pre 1900 item #593868
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$1,750.00
A classic Sandwich glass hyacinth vase in a rich teal shade. The vase is entirely hand blown and shows the traces of hand marvering. The deeply concave base has a rough pontil and a basal ring showing the expected wear. Hyacinth vases, sometimes called tuplip vases or bulb vases, were used to force flowering bulbs for wintertime blooms indoors. They were quite the rage and some Victorian homes had numbers of vases arrayed on windowsills. Pieces by Sandwich are uncommon. An identical example to this, except in cobalt blue and with a large rim chip, sold at auction in July 2006 for $2127.50.

Origin: America, ca. 1870. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 9-1/4" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1910 item #592675
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$395.00
A fine boxed set of 12 sterling silver demitasse spoons in Gorham's 1896 "Maryland" pattern. The fronts of the handles are decorated scrolls, shells and pendant bouquets, while the backs are accented with simple scrolling and a shell motif near the bowls. The bowls are parcel gilt. This is a particularly lovely pattern--ornate, but not over the top. The spoons are presented in their original fitted box, the inside lid of which is marked with the logo of Gorham's New York City retail store. Each spoon is stamped with an older Gorham hallmark and the patent date.

Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original, no monograms. Size: 4-1/16" long. Weight: 104.5 grams.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : Bohemian : Pre 1900 item #591457
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$595.00
A beautiful Victorian art glass short vase or cachepot in luscious shades of caramel. The vase is made in the manner of plated amberina, except that the color shades from a light toffee at the bottom to a dark nut brown at the rim. The interior plating is pale caramel. The vase is blown into a twisted four-lobed shape with a slightly everted rim. The sides are elegantly decorated with handpainted apple blossoms and foliage in restrained shades to complement the colors of the glass. The quality of decoration is easily on par with the best Wavecrest, Royal Flemish or other major American art glass types. The base has a polished concave pontil and has a painted decorator's mark "P.671/3."

Origin: probably Bohemian, possibly English, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, no glass or enamel damage. Size: 6" x 6" x 5-3/8" tall.