Ever been to a dinner get together that included all the fine silver, crystal and china? Well, certainly the cloth napkins were carefully inserted into beautiful silver napkin rings like this one. Leaf base nicely accented by a tulip on the edge. The ring itself is securely attached to base by a small stem. Overall in wonderful condition. The surface is in original condition, some will use it as it is, some will replate it, the napkin ring is close to 100 years of age and for its age is in excellent condition.
The blush of a peach ripening is the color of the front and peach leaves and blossoms form the top of the pitcher. A vine forms the handle and the German mark is impressed into the bottom. There is an age crack to one side of the spout, otherwise, the piece is mint. The colors just look like a real peach and the leaves clustered together form the spout.
The colored surface of this bag has purple yellow green and violet as primary colors. The frame has designs of bell flowers in oblong cartouches and trailing 3 petaled leaves along the edges. The liner is in good condition as is the chain. The base has a fringe of mesh that is a good decorative accessory.
Detailed porcelain china plate depicting a pagoda next to a stream with birds flying overhead and a beautiful peacock standing close by and three individuals strolling over a bridge. The temple has the multi-tiered roof that is associated with oriental temples and the sidewalk leading to the temple is almost portrayed as an oriental rug shape with borders. The plate is probably a good decorative American piece from the first quarter of the 20th century.
Well made Japanese porcelain basket in a cream color with applied flowers and leaves to side. Detailed flowers are handpainted in a colorful array of green, red and orange. Basket has holes that probably secured a handle, but handle is missing. No damage to holes or basket. Original label on bottom reads SICO House of Novelties.
This is an unusual variety of colors, textures and forms, from round turquoise beads to silver beads to brass ball beads to silver colored tubing and either brass or wood finished tubing, it is all here. Pure 1960s, interesting, heavy, and ready to wear except needing to be cleaned. The original clasp is very much intact and useable, the necklace is very noticeable and would work well with most any apparel.
Most Roman Catholic Churchs feature bingo halls with opportunities of chance for fund raisers. This classic hour glass cage has a set of dice that the entire hour glass form spins on a form that is easily turned and offers an attractive view of the dice turning. This is a fun piece and if you have a home recreation area this would be lots of fun to play with all sorts of games, not just those suggested. It could also be used for shooting craps as well as many board games such as Monopoly.
1901 Niagara Poster of the Buffalo Pan American Exhibition is showing an Art Nouveau Lady standing with the famed falls making a romantic mist in the background. The colors of blue are especially noticeable in this and there is no question that this is old and not a reprint.
The handle of this fork on the crest has a bird in flight with its wings extended. There are other engravings of flowers and geometric shapes.
A Russian immigrant to Eastern Tennessee brought this with them from Europe and felt that is from Poland. The scene shows footprints in snow along a fence with the bare limbs of trees in the background against a very cold sky. The painting is signed in the lower right J. Haften and there are numerous old tears that have been repaired. The image has a lot of charm and the viewer certainly feels the effect of winter.