On Monday January 3, 1752, the Dutch East India Company, (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC) ship Geldermalsen, struck a reef on her return journey to the Netherlands and sank in the South China Sea...
The Vũng Tàu shipwreck is a shipwreck that was found in the South China Sea off the islands of Côn Đảo about 100 miles from Vũng Tàu, Vietnam in 1692. The wreck was of alorcha boat—a Chinese vessel with Portuguese influences that has been dated to about 1690. It was found by a fisherman who had picked up numerous pieces of porcelain from the wreck while fishing. Sverker Hallstrom identified the wreck and its cargo in 1990...
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
Cartouche-shaped black marble plaque inset with oval micromosaic panels depicting Roman archaeological scenes (clockwise from upper left): the Coliseum, the Temple of Hercules, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. Those four panels surround the Doves of Pliny, an image often used in micromosaics, which comes from a Roman floor mosaic at Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli and is believed to be a copy of a lost ancient Greek mosaic at Pergamon described by Pliny the elder...
Exceptional Burled Walnut cave-à-liqueur having hinged top and front panel opening to an interior with removable tray fitted with gilt decanters and glasses. French, late 19th century.
Fine George II Silver Tea Caddy, by Samuel Taylor, having a reverse pear-form body embossed with floral garlands centering a blank cartouche on each side, removable lid with shell-form finial. Marked on underside of base.
Samuel was the son of Thomas Taylor and started his apprenticeship with John Newton in 1737. His first marks was entered in 1744...
Antique Handmade American Ship Model in a wood and glass case.
Fine Antique Grand Tour Souvenir Column, having a square marble base and turned marble shaft with laurel leaf decorated gilt metal base and a Corinthian capital.
Base 4.5" x 4.5"
(once mounted as
a whale oil-lamp,
Rare Chinese export carved wood tea caddy
in the form of an eggplant with leaf form
screw lid. Early 19th century.
Model of a Royal Carriage, realistically detailed with an ebonized carved wood and gilt decorated coach with one working door. Resting on a working metal suspension undercarriage and wheels, one removable trunk.
Late 19th/Early 20 C
H 13 in. x W 41 in. over all, coach 28 in. x D 9 in.
Rare Rockingham hound
handled pitcher with molded scenes of stag and boar hunts
and a grapevine design
decorating the neck.
Attributed to the Salamander
New Jersey, 1840-50...
Antique Spode Pottery Transfer Decorated Ceramic Wine Cooler,* oval with applied handles, ribbed body and rope turned rim, the whole with yellow and blue transfer decoration. English, circa 1810.
(two tiny chips, numerous frits)
*Originally designed as a footbath, these large basins are today used as wine coolers.
18.5" x 12" x 8" tall
Ware pitcher in the form
of a seated dog. American, circa 1860-80.
Eveleth/ Summerford Estate,
See: Collectors Guide to Yellow Ware, Book III by Lisa McAllister, page 103 for another example of this pitcher.
Humorous Staffordshire Pottery "Admiral Nelson" Pitcher moulded in the form of Lord Nelson (but missing the wrong arm) with a rather strategically placed spout, and a Rockingham mottled brown glaze. Probably English, circa 1850.
8" x 4" x 9.5" tall
Rare Blue Willow Creamer and Cover in the shape of a cow standing on a grassy knoll with stenciled blue willow decoration.
English, circa 1840.
French, 19th century, Samson. The crossed “S” marks on the interior lid of this nineteenth-century snuff box indicates that this was, in fact, a product of the Samson factory. Edmé Samson founded the House of Samson in 1845 to decorate porcelain. However, it was Edmé’s son, Emile, who expanded the firm to include the reproduction of eighteenth-century English enamels...
Art Nouveau Vase by the Amphora Pottery, Turn Teplitz, Austria, decorated with moulded leaves with gilt stems, stamped base. Circa 1905-10, attributed to Paul Daschel.
English, most likely Bilston, eighteenth century. The elongated oval shape, all over floral decoration, and the unusual brown painted panels are not infrequent characteristics of Bilston’s “gingham finish” enamel boxes, hence the Bilston attribution.
Fine cracks to enamel, and small losses on both sides and back.
Susan Benjamin. English Enamel Boxes. (1976.)