The diagonal mounting in white gold of these faux amethysts makes an attractive presentation on the wearers hand. A Retro lover would find this ring very appealing.
Around 1900, stylish ladies used shells in various forms of accessory. This shell either miniature or change purse is hinged, has a chain, painting in enamels on the shell surface and silver plated bands. The shell has an almost abalone surface or finish, and the sides of the purse appear to be a carmel color of leather. This piece is just plain cute, interesting and different. The catch is working perfectly on this piece and is the apparant original. A purse collector would simply adore this.
Last week, you were at your Grandparents rummaging through the drawers and found great great Aunt Hilda. She is a tin type with painted cheeks and is in perfect condition. She has a center parted hair, white collar above a dark Victorian dress and would date from aroun 1850-65. She is in her original gold washed frame that was made to fit in a case that has long since torn up and gone by the wayside. This could not be in better condition and is the really rare and desirable small size that collectors love.
This silver plated mesh purse has cabacheon sapphires on top of the closures. There has been one old repair that is quite good and does not show unless you are specifically looking for it. The Fringe seems to be a very decorative extension of the mesh and is in a different format.
No Date, but appears to be around 1900. This book has lots of benefits from education shown in the story. The title and publishing pages are missing and the spine is separated, but there and the text very tightly still together. 350+ pages.
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.
A wonderful set of salt and pepper shakers, classic in form and would go with any flatware you could place with the pair. Glass inserts keep the salt from eating the silver. Priced for the pair.
1988 Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection by Ulf G. Johnson- $40
Published as a catalogue exhibition this book shows great color as well as black and white images in this collection. From early to modern this covers the gamet from late 18th century on up to early 20th century.
The classic restraint of French silver is well-exhibited here with simple beading and design work to the edges. The overall impression is one of subdued elegance.
The parrott is in the style of Royal Bayreuth but not marked well executed and decorated. Probably German and late 19th century.