The noted map maker Gotha: Justus Perthes did engravings of the world and Stielers hand atlas and many countries borders have changed since the mid-19th century. This is an interesting historical document and for family genealogy and travelers this is an interesting view of changes in the last 150 years. These were also created by S. con Stulpnagel.
Seven highly lustrous white and colored pearls are artistically displayed in a unique custom gold setting. Each of the pearls are drilled from the base and attached to threaded screws for safety and the design is very wearable. The retro effect is classic, and the quality of the pearls is top rate. They simply shimmer in the yellow gold mounting and this is a very elegant ring.
Both pieces have a grape and vine etched into either side of each piece. These items are in remarkably good shape for their age and show only normal wear from use. These appear to date from early 20th century, there is a well defined star in the base and there is etching in the side panels. The handles are applied and the condition does show wear
This is a lovely pink jewelry box made in England by Royal Adderley. It has a brass colored inlay around the top, surrounding the pink rose and green leaf. This is perfect for rings or other small jewelry, or just for collecting. There is one very tiny nick on the edge of the shaped top but is not noticeable unless searching for it and the flowers on the top are in mint condition.
A highly desirable Champleve enameled urn/vase form with stylized elephant trunk handles have very open work above brass with light green colors above a clay reddish color atop cobalt blue. No marking exists on the piece but it is without a doubt Chinese or Japanese.
1870s Victoria D. Still Pastel Portrait; A pouting child looks at the world in a Victorian frame an inscription from the front states VDS at 3. The pastel is in good condition and the sitter is from Knoxville Tennessee and was possibly painted by Lloyd Branson. The Walnut victorian frame has good carving on the outer edges and is in excellent condition.
3 mold mark goblet with a sawtooth and leaf pattern in arch cut shapes around the lower half of goblet. A classic look that would look good on your table. Small chip on base edge. This goblet would date to the last quarter of the 19th century and the overall impact is one of normal weight. The nick in the base could be polished out but is there.
This highly desirable colonial style door display could easily be used on a door needing hardware replacement but would far more interesting as a bookend or piece of sculpture. How often do you see these? The Oak wood has a good old look to it and the condition could not be better.
The rose gold is rich in color surrounding this approximate 1/4 carat garnet and the exterior designs of two sides of this mounting have foliage beautifully engraved. The pin would exemplify late Victorian styling but would still be classic enough for modern wear. This is a style of ring that could have come from Grandmother or a legacy prior to her and this is a very attractive as well as classic piece of jewelry.
Red hanging hall lights were some of the favorites of the Victorians especially for upstairs hallways. They felt it cast a friendly and warm glow on both people and furniture. Red lights got a slightly different meaning in later years but with walnut and cherry woods reds do make a rich color. The bulls eye theme in the glass was a desirable Victorian theme and the brass frame is all original.