The Colton map series are regarded as some of the most accurate of American maps of the world. They were colored in borders of countries and the historical changes of boundaries make these interesting to viewers today.
Three speckled Trout are shown at different angles going to the bottom to the plant feeding ground. The artist A. Perry has signed his work in the center of the bottom and the fish are shown in profiles with red accented gills and fins.
Late in the 19th century, collectors loved pattern glass with diamonds and fans. Those were two basic motifs. This compote is large, has a good flare and is marked with the old 3 mold seams making it around 100 years of age. There are a very few small nicks to the outer edges of the fans, otherwise it is in good condition. The bse is very reflective and the entire piece shows good skill in making.
A pretty child in a white hat and cloak has a holly decoration in her hat. The burnt wood plaque all around the print is in the shape and style of a checker board. The effect is one of charm and nostalgia.
This antique map of South Glastenbury Connecticut shows specific residences and businesses along major streets. Their identifications were by subscription and are of major interest to residents and their descendants today.
The pendant on the sterling chain appears to be handmade with individual stones set in bezels rope designs around each bezel and the hangers are twisted silver in the shape of small beads. The whole effect is one of a trip to India momento.
The motif of this appears to be the top of a racket of some sort, maybe Tennis without all the strings, there is a stylized laurel wreath around the outer edges, and the material is yellow gold filled with some wear, but certainly useable. The motif of this is raised, and has 3 vertical lines in an inverted tear shaped motif. Interesting to say the least.
Beautifully illustrated French Fashion print showing ladies in fancy trims drapes musical instruments and salon settings for dressing. These prints showed American women how to design and wear exotic Victorian clothing and have remained popular. Many of these have been reproduced over the years and there is no question that this is an authentic engraving.
This cut glass bowl sadly has a crack in the center of the bottom and the design of the flowers on the edge is perfectly executed. The piece could easily be used as a candy bowl and the damage would never show.
This is an attractive Demitasse spoon. The clean lines of this would work with any other spoons used for coffees.