Stylish porcelain pitcher profusely decorated with different colorful flowers and foliage. Gold highlights around rim and spout. This pitcher has a paneled shaped body with a paneled designed spout and the porcelain is completely unmarked making it probably pre 1891 from Europe. This is a good early piece of porcelain and the look is probably from France or Germany. It is a good size and certainly appealing to the eye.
The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads lakes and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
Presented elegantly, this necklace is simply stunning. Cut and faceted stones, probably from Czechslovokia in the 1950s, make this shimmer and sparkle from every angle. The yellow necklace has very attractive louped gold chain links interlocking with a heavy spring ring that is worn from age but in excellent condition to hold the weight of this quality neck decoration. On bare skin this would catch attention, or on a dark solid fabric, it would be riveting. The stones are drilled through the top and a triangular shaped mounting holds each. This is very attractive and would make a statement out for an evening. Definately After 5.
Oleg Cassini was a premiere fashion designer and in the early sixties turned to jewelry as an accessory for his Couture collection. This pin exemplifies the grace of a zebra jumping in midair. There is some wear to the black enameling on this piece as it was a favorite of the former owner. This is a really interesting retro piece that has a good look and the animal motif is one that adds interest to the wearers ensemble.
Outstanding condition, thick stoneware mold handmade in the mid 19th century. This is a fine example of the era and patina, material and form are spectacular. Deep greenish, brown color with light surface crazing and some mold marks one would expect of a handmade piece. One edge flake and a few minor nicks from use that detract very little. Super item. The panels or ribbed designs are classics and could easily be used today. The maker is probably Southern and certainly a good 125+ years of age.
The rabbit and duck are shown in movement with the bunny rabbit having a jumping spree and upturned ears. The duck is shown with an open mouth looking at the ground. The basic colors are green background with some green on the handle. It is possible that this a part of a set.
This etching of a boat on the water by Virginia R. Van Voast shows a ship sitting on the water beside a dock. There are two small houses in the background and men working on the deck of the ship. This scene has a feeling of action as the viewer looks at the work going on on the deck.
This glass bead necklace is hard to describe in color, somewhere between a Rose and Claret, with a very clear shimmering glass bead strung on white cording. This could be doubled for wear. There is a very quality weight to this and the beads do have flat facets to their surface making them very reflective.
The marquise shaped stones in this bracelet are both amber and green with the outside border of amber round shapes. This would definitely not be for the faint hearted and if you love fashion with flare this could be a very attractive wardrobe accessory.
1852 Map of Santa Rosa Bay St. Andrews Bay St. Georges Sound and Appalachee Bay by the U. S. Coast Survey.- $250
A. D. Bache Superintendent presented Sketch G Showing the Progress of the Survey in Section VII >From 1849 to 1852. The detailing of the coastal regions is very minute and it appears that every little bay and harbor is noted.