John Coker, LTD - Est. 1971
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Good Luck Horseshoe shaped faux stones pin, this reflects a horse lovers interest, flowers and stones all in one neat pin. The pin is unmarked, probably yellow gold filled and in good condition. The backing is original and ready to wear todayl
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Beautiful blue opalescent center or fruit bowl with detailed pressed decorations of foliage that looks to be cattails, leaves, stalks and flowers. This bowl is in excellent shape and the blue coloring is wonderful. Only a slight chip on base that is not noticeable at all unless picked up and inspected closely. One method of telling the difference in modern and old opalescent is the amount of fire in the edges and this piece has blazing fire in the sides of the glass.
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5 branches with lions heads at center shaft not marked but appears to be Edwardian. The candlelabra personifies elegance and is in mint shape. No markings are visible but this is very high quality silver and could easily be sterling.
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Both pieces have a grape and vine etched into either side of each piece. These items are in remarkably good shape for their age and show only normal wear from use. These appear to date from early 20th century, there is a well defined star in the base and there is etching in the side panels. The handles are applied and the condition does show wear
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The Aztec Calendar motif and human faces are all handcut and engraved in what is called bright cutting to the bracelet. The weight is heavy and the quality is very apparent.
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Nice quality clear glass candy bowl with a loop finger handle. Very elaborate detail on the pressed pattern with a saw tooth rim and pressed stars and zipper cuts among the many patterns. Rim has one chip. Marked on bottom pres cut . Today, Nappys have many uses from candy to soap dishes with some collectors using them for dresser and jewelry holders.
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An interesting shape of alternating colored ribbons of pink and white in a vertical pattern with a grape vine twisted handle, clusters of grapes and twists of vines off the sides. There are 2 places that have damage to the twists of vines otherwise the surface is intact. The details of the modeling on the grapes and veining on the leaves is very much evident in the surface. The handle is intact and the effect is definately Victorian.
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An interesting mounting of gold filled leaves and jeweled dotting along with a carved shell crest above the cameo. The lady is shown facing right with a flowing gown at her shoulders. The shell carved figure is well detailed and has no surface flaws. The pendant is not with a chain and the back could easily be adapted to be used as a pin as well as pendant.
A good group photo of the 1929 Committee on Judiciary from Connecticut showing the committee and where each is from along with their name. Signed lower right on the legend part of the image The Johnstone Studio. The original black frame is in excellent condition, and the photo is ready to hang.
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The Colton map series are regarded as some of the most accurate of American maps of the world. They were colored in borders of countries and the historical changes of boundaries make these interesting to viewers today.