A well made tablecloth in a desirable size. All cotton interesting pattern and in good condition. Someone really worked hard and long hours to get this as detailed and pretty.
The matador is holding the cape and is wearing a well-detailed vest at the tip end of this spoon. His face is even detailed. The marking on this is 900 Fine Silver with what appears to be the number 12 over a capital B or perhaps an 8. Even the back of the matadors vest is detailed and the condition is really crisp.
Collectors of Occupied Japan really love the miniature doll tea sets. This one features the tray with the red painted flowers and greenery, the teapot, creamer and sugar (all without lids if they ever had them, but the size is so small it is not likely that they ever were here) and two cups. All fitting nicely on the tray. No chips, cracks or damage. These are simply adorable and in excellent condition. These came straight from an estate and have not been passed around the circuit.
Originally made by Kollmorgen Optical Corp. This 16x QM. Spyglass for U. S. N. - BU Ships. Serial number 6861 is in the original oak dovetailed box. At some point the 16x opticals were converted to 25x opticals by the DuMaurier Co. and now the telescope is extremely powerful. An adjustment of some sort needs to be made to clean this but the vision of looking at leaves on trees is unbelievable. The original Oak dovetailed box remains and is in excellent condition.
This is a great little book for the party host. It tells what to do and what not to do when you have guests over for dinner, cocktail parties, & evening drinks. It tells how to mix the drinks, how much alcohol to use, how to serve them and what type of glasses to use for serving. This is a grat book and in good condition.
The plate has character marks. It has some light scratches on the surface. It has about a 1 inches mark in the middle of the plate. The plate on the back bears the mark of the end of the word london and 3 other touch marks that are almost unreadable but can be seen in the inserts. There is on the edge a folded lip and a dropped center for food use.
Elegant leaf motif glassware from the 1930s that is still useful and beautiful. This set of 6 glasses is in mint condition and would make a drink of anything taste better as the glass is thin and attractive. The set of 6 is priced as one unit and we have some other pieces from the set such as on the rocks stemmed water glasses and juices. If the collector is interested in other pieces we may be able to help complete a set.
Louis Macouillard was a San Francisco artist whose work was featured in Life magazine, among other commercial venues. He also designed postage stamps. This image shows people on a street car with a suited gentleman standing out talking to one of them on the street. One of the riders is shown reading the news paper and the name of the trolly is clearly visible on the back facing the viewer. The black and white tones make the entire image one a very retro and vintage appealing scene.
1979 A Man of Genius The Art of Washington Allston 1779-1843 by William H. Gerdts and Theodore E. Stebbins Jr.- $95
Out of print this book has good color illustrations as well as black and white plates the artist is well covered both in biographical information and art work. The book is considered a standard reference material and for a collector of American art from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Allston is a well known artist and this is a good data on the artist.
The fiery brilliance of this compote has hobstars fans cross-cut triangular panels all above a zipper cut stem. The base has a hobstar cut in the center that reflects all over the piece.