Alexandria, VA had a thriving salt-glazed stoneware industry throughout most of the 19th Century. Many pieces are marked with the makers name and "ALEXa" or "DC/ALEXa". Some common makers were John Swann, B.C. Milburne, H.C. Smith and E.J.Miller (a retailer). We are always interested in purchasing examples of Alexandria stoneware. If you have something you would like to sell, please send us a photo including the makers mark, size, condition and the price (we do not make offers).
Carved Wooden Top Hat
(Early 20th C., some scratches
12.25” x 10” x 6.75” tall
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. In addition, the later attribution is confirmed by the milled metal banding, the lug on the hinge, and the inferior qu...
Antique Chinese Export Rouge Lacquer Tea Caddy with faux painted brass banding; rectangular with brass carrying handles and gilt decoration, the hinged lid opening to a large pewter removable box with hinged lid and engraved decoration of figures in a landscape. Circa 1870. (rubbing to painted banding)
11.5" x 7.75" x 5.5" tall
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,
Unusual Rookwood matt-glazes tazza, with impressed mark and date - 1906 (?).
18th-century English Transferware Patch Box; Now known as Royal Leamington Spa, the town of Leamington began its prodigious spa industry in 1784 when it began building baths around its salt springs. Consequently, the image on this patch box displays a Classical figure holding a caduceus, a symbol of the medical community dating back the sixteenth century. Thus, it is safe to say that this could have been produced no earlier than the last quarter of the eighteenth century. In addition, this box...
Large antique English brass candlestick with ring turned shaft and rectangular rounded corner base. Circa 1860, now wired as a lamp.
Height: 22” (to shade)
Antique Continental Demilune carved and gilt wood wall bracket.
Late 19th century.
Antique American Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy, in mahogany the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid.
See #10802 for another caddy by the same unknown maker
Antique English Polychrome Porcelain Tea Caddy with ribbed body and decoration with floral motif. Circa 1790. Provenance: From the Estate of Baroness Rengers, Alexandria, VA.
Antique American Late Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy in mahogany; the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid. Circa 1830 (see #5036 for another by the same unknown maker)
Antique Handmade American Ship Model in a wood and glass case.
Fine Antique French Inkwell or Standish in Ormolu; having a hinged lid and circular stepped body with applied cast floral decoration, and raised on three toupie feet. Circa 1850.
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
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
Antique Gilt Silver and Green Chalcedony Mounted Crystal and Mahogany Umbrella Handle in the Secessionist taste. European, Circa 1900, now mounted on a carved wood base.
FinePair of Italian Grand Tour Bronze Candlesticks with nicely detailed foliate decoration and with good patina and fine castings. Having a removable ormolu drip pan above a bronze candle cup and supported by a turned and foliate decorated column with a tripartite scrolling ormolu base and mounted on a tripartite bronze plinth. These would have been brought home as a souvenir by someone who had made the Grand Tour. Italy, circa 1870.