A figure walking down a lane with Birch Trees overhead and small child beside. The visual appeal here is undeniable. The watercolor originated in the state of Maine.
Henry Clay was one of Americas greatest orators. His image was on many items and his rhetoric was legendary. This cup plate is possibly by Sandwich and there are edge chips The glass is probably flint and there is a great ring to the quality of the glass. The piece dates to around the Civil War.
The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads, lakes, and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
It seems like everybody wants head vases these days. This resembles a Victorian style toby and has a cigar in the mouth as well as curly brown hair. No makers mark or label, the surface is in good condition.
A hinged 14K Tiffany match box showing the fashion exuberance of the 1920s with an elegant presentation in striped design and different colored rose gold. The quality is outstanding, the visual appeal undeniable, and the weight is Tiffany quality.
The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads lakes and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
Currier & Ives were one of Americas leading print makers in the mid 19th century. Their images featured all sorts of views of towns, baseball games, ships, horse races and children. This image entitled Grandpapas Cane is in the original frame and would date from about 1860-70. The child is shown holding a cane with a gold tip, a doll in her left hand, and is wearing a gold beaded necklace. She has pretty ringlets in her hair. The top of the print has an old tear from about the part of her hair to the top margin and another tear in the top of her crown to the top margin and either a fold or crease on the letter e of Cane extending to the base of the margin. The notation on the bottom is Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., New York. There is mild foxing and some surface silverfish bites, but the central image is in good condition, the child is very attractive and this piece is over 125 years of age. The print has been placed in an acid free backing and is now in an enviroment that will not cause further deteoriation.
This Indian made bracelet in silver has distinctive markings that probably a collector of Indian jewelry could identify. The quality is good and the feel is one that would be comfortable to the wearer.
Imagine the glamour of the times when these pins were created. Zigfield Follies and pure sensual forms were the norm and these have a feel and look that is just cool and elegant. The pair started in life together and are going to remain so. The weight of the pin is very good, surface excellent and the overall feel one of seeing an elegant lady out on a walk with her pets.
This funny little figure is made of pipe cleaners for arms and legs, holding some sort of bent tin? For an accordian and wearing a popeye the sailor hat. One glass eye, and the figure seems to be seated ona half a spool that has been turned. Quite artistic and really humourous when viewed for what it is, kitch.