Some people would call this a napkin holder. Others would refer to this as a small center bowl for bananas and fruit. The pattern of this is one of the old American favorites - panel thistle. This is not one of the modern reproductions. The condition appears to be perfect and the design is very well executed.
Gorham made some wonderful hair brushes around the turn of the century and this is certainly no exception. One minor repair where the handle attaches to the main shape of the brush and there are only very minor dents in the silver on the handle. A really pretty monogram in fancy script is in the center of a cartouche and it could easily have been your grandmothers. This almost has a Victorian look and would look great in a restored marble top bedroom.
On the back of the spoon miners picks agricultural implements canoes and natural foliage show the beauty of Montana. On the front is depicted mountains and a person with a hoe and undoubtedly a state flower. Livingston is engraved in the bowl. This is a very well-preserved spoon.
52 pages of biographical data on artists as well as the plates themselves as make for good material in this reference book. Hardbound and very interesting. The book shows numerous drawings both by artists and soldiers from the Civil War.
The reflective surface of this 19th century goblet shows a great pattern and it would be a good addition to any collection.
Post-war Britain was well-known for beautifully made silver with enameling. These spoons almost have an Art Deco view with a design that almost resembles two diamonds in enamel on the handle with a black diamond in the center of the two larger diamonds. Six different colors of enamel are displayed and the condition of the enamel is perfect.
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 This is an interesting historical document and for family genealogy and travelers this is an interesting view of changes in the last 150 years.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.
Interesting 300+ page novel/story book with lots of great illustrations the book would be a great study of late Victorian ideas.
This book tells about types of tuna, tuna fishing, and is a good advertising piece for Star-Kist & French Sardine Company (packers of Star-Kist Tuna) On the front cover, it shows a 300-ton all steel Tuna Clipper and the book tells many interesting things about boating signals, rope knots, and much more. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
One very minor flea bite with a hairline crack off the nick to the shaped scallop of the top, otherwise, appears to be perfect. The colors are crisp and the piece very appealing.