Cameos are one of the most popular pieces of jewelry ever made everyone wants their grandmothers and you did not get it at the reading of the will. Well this one may be bigger better carved and can be worn either as a pin or pendant as it has the popup on the top. The lady is shown facing to her left and looking at a flower on her shoulder there is a carved flower behind her heck that is visible and adds interest to the overall composition. There is a carved signature on the back from the maker and the bezel mounting appears to be original. The lady has classical styled curled hair. The features of her face are fine and this is a very nice large cameo. The mounting is a 14K yellow gold bezel style that has both a popup and pin mounting ability.
The ice bucket is signed inches Newark inches and has gently tapering sides. The hobstar and fan cutting is well done and this is an unusual form to find. It is possible that this is a salesmans sample.
One can just imagine standing in this area, looking out to the sea, feeling the mist on your skin and smelling the salty air. England at its best, so pretty. There is a slightly impressionistic quality to this scene and the tranquility and timelessness of the ocean is very evident here. The oil on canvas has been cleaned and rebacked years ago and is in an old, if not original frame with some good age markings to it as well. This painting is a good 100 years of age and there is no signature.
The twisting of this handle reflects light beautifully and the feel is one of quality to the users hand. The twists actually go two different ways and meet in the middle.
The yellow gold goes well in the diagonally mounted faux topaz and much darker than appearing sapphire. The ring is not tall to the wearers hand and would certainly be an attractive addition to most outfits. Ethel & Lucy would have really loved this ring and would probably fought over it at the jewelry store sale.
Vintage toys are always interesting to see and this tin old Halloween pumpkin decorated tambourine is a good example of party favors. This has 3 sections of 3 bells to clang together and the surface does have some nicks, scratches and a vew blisters on the paint but is basically in good condition. No overpaint, no restoration, probably 90% good condition, this is an really good decorative piece.
The detail on this foo dog is very well done. With mouth open, nostrils flaring and one paw up this beast is ready to do its job. Coloring is an interesting blend of green, yellow and brown. The figures foot stands on a round ball or garden bench, an allusion or illusion to the carved concentric balls that are associated with the Orient. This has a partial appearance of a mud figure and the entire surface is one of interest, both in texture and color.
An exceptional, high quality art glass inkwell with brass lid. This pyramid shaped inkwell is a beautiful dark irridescent green, blue and purple with an Art Nouveau flowing, curvy random pattern over the entire surface. Hinged lid is molded into the glass and the glass ink insert appears to be original. Bottom has original retailers label that reads Lancasters the Gift Shop Victrolas Jeweler Stationers Opticians Greeneville Tenn . A fabulous item. The lid appears to be either brass or bronze that has been gilt and is in good working order. Even the inkwell is intact here and the possibility does exist that this could be a Tiffany work.
A Colonial Dames in Alabama project this hardbound book of 400 plus pages is a gold mine of early painters working in the South. Many of the portraits shown here are now in another generation of owners and the information on the sitters would be lost. This is a classic book showing portraits by many different artists and the styles and time periods shown here would be good for an art historian, collector, or genealogist. This is a very well detailed book, heavy and in mint condition.
A unique mounting with ladder chain forming the edge and hanging device of this print mounted directly on glass from the back. The gentleman is shown in a very early hat and the detail to his boots and the ladies ruffles on the front of her dress straw hat and pink umbrella are very attractive. The impression of this print is one of pure Victorian and it is in such good shape. The entire outer edge of the glass is wrapped in chain the kind of chain that would have been on an antique Victorian ceiling light fixture.