In the 1950s, fashionable ladies were wearing cameos, as did Grandmother some 50 years prior. This pair features some white molded plastic figures on a black plastic background mounted in yellow gold filled screw back earrings for a look that is timeless. These earrings are in good condition with the exception of one that has a slight chip on the black base, but you have to look very closely to find it. These are straight out of an estate, have not even been washed, let alone steamed, and will benefit greatly from cleaning. The mountings are in good condition and ready to wear.
The name is in the almost center of the bottom and hard to read, I am guessing at it but may be wrong. It is no doubt 150 years of age and very appealing. The entire image is appealing with an elderly gentleman in a top hat riding a horse. The colors in the horse are simply fantastic with hues of light reflecting on the obviously brown major color. The horses hoofs and legs are extremely well detailed and there is a graphite sketched background. Original frame, pine with incised or inlaid lines, this is a fine piece of horse art and collectors for this type of image would be thrilled to own this.
An interesting method of caring for antiques from Sothebys and there is a lot of good information here on what not to do to antiques.
Historical novels about Pontius Pilate and his times are always interesting this one has lots of stories during Roman occupation of the Holy Land 450+ pages of text.
During the fourth quarter of the 19th century, Victorians loved to decorate the interiors of their homes with decorative themes usually depicting nature. The colors of green ranging from dark emerald to lighter apple tones were frequently seen inside residences. This hand made emerald green glass vase is especially rich, the glass has a good shine to it and there is a fluted or crimped top edge, a gold leaf decoration with white enamel highlights on the body and there is also the pontil mark on the base. Probably from Pennsylvannia and an unknown maker, this is in really wonderful shape and would be easy to use today.
This plate was originally decorated from a Sun Ray design, gold band edge applied gold leafing to the veinw of each flower and the edge petal is outlined as well. The detail work is unbelievable. The markings on the back include NJ or RV #1221 RN656
Copyright 1919 by A. L. Burt Company this book tells the story of a remembrance of fighting in WWI throughout France and Belgium. Well written and 248 pages.
Many years ago, a couple purchased this reverse painting while on a tour of Germany. It got broken coming back to the US. They reframed it in its original frame behind another piece of old glass and even though the break is visible, the pieces are now secure and able to be displayed. It appears to be some sort of church and a saint type of figure is shown with a golden bucket trying to put out a fire that is coming from the windows. There is a tulip shaped flower coming from the top of the smoke making one possibly think of the Dutch. This reverse painting on glass is at least 150 years of age and there is no doubt that it is old and not a modern copy.
Star Pattern Center Bowl, the bowl features stars of 4 graduated sizes starting from large working its way down in concentric circles to the smaller in the base with one large star in the center. The mold marks have been polished away and the edges are in mint condition. The glass is highly relfective and has small bubbles in the surface that add to the play of light.
The most discreet roach clip one could ever own. The head tilts forward and the arm moves down to hold whatever the owner wishes to inhale. A second more discreet use is as a keychain.