Signed by the painter A. Pini for Ginorin the creamer is a really pretty white floral blossom with green foliate background the gilded handle has a very shaped design at the point of attachment.
Close to 100 years of age, this stick pin has no marking and appears to be a crescent moon surrounding a petal in the center holding a pearl. The condition is excellent, the point on the pin sharp ready for use, and the main part is that it has a great Victorian look. This would be outstanding on a very tailored outfit.
This pretty plate has the marking of Austria HUB and features black trim, a color that is somewhat difficult to find in Victorian or old china. The detail is really well done and the plate would be attractive to hang on a wall. Plates similar to this were brought into the US in the late 19th century and today are treasured by collectors because they were of high quality porcelain. Often residents of the US painted the decorations and that adds to their charm of naïve painting.
Written on the stretcher on the back is the notation in Latin, As She Was At 17in. And, she was lovely. Almond eyes, well curled hair in an upswept fashion, pierced earrings, satin, embroidery and pearls, she was very attractive. The painting has never been cleaned, relined, or touched up. The surface could use cleaning, but the darkness adds a sense of mystery. The image shows a very confident young lady viewing the world with an elegance that reflects education and intelligence. The folds of the dress and lace edges of the costume resemble late 18th century, and without a doubt, this oil on canvas is either Italian or perhaps Portuguese. The painting has been reframed in a classic frame, probably in the 1940s.
The bird is out of the cage, and the cats may have gotten it. Entitled Happy Bird Day and Dick Nodell, it also says June Charles A & Your Everloving Wife, and Today Is Thursday, Oct. 7, 1976 as well as Romana El Gatto. The cats are shown sitting on a floral tiled floor with the hanging bird cage open and feathers sort of flying in the air. The cats look happy and the pencil drawing is extremely well done showing all sorts of work. The frame is the original and in good condition.
Interesting shape to this 100+ year old piece of pottery, handmade, probably in Tennessee, Virginia or North Carolina in the late 19th century, this is a color resembling Oatmeal except slightly darker, There is a flake out of the pottery on the top that was done prior to firing and otherwise, it seems to be intact. This appears to be a salt glazed piece and would probably hold about a half gallon.
Each of the elongated decorative portions of the necklace have a Greek key and cutout work with serrated edges both top and bottom. The hanging decorative circles are engraved with flowers and leaves both front and back. The effect is nostalgic and this could easily have been your grandmothers favorite necklace.
Pretty little glass cream pitcher with a fluted edge and pointed jewel embellishments on the sides and along the bottom. Handle and base is ribbed or notched. A very visually appealing piece, condition is quite good with just a hint of roughness along some of the edges.
A black lacquered scrolled brass foot case for this 8 day half hour strike Cathedral Gong Sessions clock shows side columns of which one is missing and an ornate French style face. The works are in good order and the clock has a period look.
Mrs. Della Luckenback, former owner of this trophy loving cup, had a charmed life. Married 8 times to as she called them wealthy and loving husbands, she settled for the finest she could afford. She raced yachts, horses, cars, and once made the statement that she had never met a vice she did not like. This loving cup has a small twist to the base, but is in no way structurally unsound for standing, and the quality of the cup is undeniable when seen.