Attributed to South Staffordshire, England, Possibly Bilston, late 18th century. The “gingham finish” was principally produced in this area. By placing a piece of cambric over solid ground color and then applying white enamel this finish was achieved. The three dimensional decoration was also found in the area. It was normally created by applying several layers of enamel. In addition, the unusual heart shape has been found in other Bilston boxes.
Chips to lid and side, loss to gildi...
Set of Four Hammered and Silvered Bronze Arts and Crafts Candlesticks, Early 20th Century, Unmarked. 13" high.
Antique Rosewood Tea Caddy inlaid with brass stars and opening to two lidded compartments.
Circa1850, probably French.
7.5" x 4.25" x 4.5" tall
Early 19th century English enamel on copper patch box of the HMS Victory. Keepsakes commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, which was considered the most decisive British victory during the Napoleonic Wars, were extremely popular. These keepsakes included patch boxes, like this one, which celebrated Nelson’s famous ship, the HMS Victory. IT IS OVAL IN FORM AND DEPICTS A POLYCHROME SCENE OF NELSON'S FLAG SHIP "THE VICTORY" IN FULL SAIL AFTER THE BATTLE OF 1805. ABOVE T...
Antique Tunbridge Ware Trinket Box in Rosewood having a hinged lid inlaid with a floral spray taken from Berlin woolwork patterns, framed by bandings of tessellated mosaic marquetry.
6.5" x 4" x 2" tall
Antique English small barrel in lignum vitae with ivory stopper and later brass spout. Early-mid 19th century.
Exceptional pair of antique French Gilt Bronze Fireplace Chenet in the form of Dionysian children seated on a plinth and eating grapes, and with foliate and cyma curved decoration. 18th/19th Century.
Each Approx.: 12.5" x 12.5" x 5.5 deep
The History of Virginia
by John Burke
Volumes 1 and 2 (of 4), printed for the author by Dickson & Pescud, Petersburg, Virginia, 1804 and 1805. Re-bound in blue cloth. Minor toning and foxing.
A rare early history of Virginia through 1710.
Fine Large Pair of Regency Wood and Brass Candlesticks with fluted shafts and turned, circular bases. English, 1800-1820
Two 1/2 gallon stoneware jugs from Alexandria Virginia, made at the Wilkes Street Pottery by Benedict C. Milburn, circa 1865: One with his stamp and "Alexa" the other with the stamp of the merchant E.J. Miller who had a ceramics shop on lower King Street. Height of each: 8"
Rare Ashworth Porcelain Trivit, square, with Imari style decoration, squashed bun feet and an impressed mark dating to 1862-80. Made by G.L. Ashworth and Bro., Hanley, England
Extremely Rare George III Tea Caddy in the shape of an urn-form knife box, in partridge wood with satnwood stringing, octagonal with pagoda shaped lid and acorn-form finial, urn-form body and turned socle with square plinth base having inlaid banding (lock replaced). Circa 1790. Provenance: The Terence J. Fox Collection of Tea Equipage, Formerly the Collection of Iroquois Brands, Ltd.. Height, 10.”
Most likely French, 19th century, snuff/pill box, However, it clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, as well as the loose hand-painted nature of the lid identify this box as a nineteenth century creation.
Very good condition. Some loss to interior enamel and on the underside.
Fine Antique Japanese Black Lacquer Tea Caddy, rectangular with rounded corners with polychrome and gilt decoration of figures engaged in various tasks. Circa 1870.
6.75" x 5" x 4" tall
Tunbridge Ware Trinket Box in rosewood having sides decorated in a band of Berlin woolwork floral pattern with a veneered lid and raised on bun feet.
5.5" x 3.5" x 2.25" tall
Antique Italian Carved and Gilt Wood Mirror having openwork foliate decoration. Minor distress to the
Plate. Circa 1860
Mirror: 18 ½” x 14 ½”
Frame: 28” x23”
5218-21: English, Bilston, late 18th century, patch box these memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, there decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. For example, by the 1790s Neoclassical style swags, doves, hearts, and borders were the most commonly used decoration of the day. This box reads "Unity is the bond of society."
Antique Sheraton Tea Caddy in mahogany, the rectangular top opens to two compartments, with inlaid fan patterae on front and lid and herringbone stringing. English, circa 1780.
Provenance: The Cockrell Collection, Arlington Virginia
7.5" x 4.25" x 4.80" tall