June 29, 2013

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring Little Boy with Dog

Victorian Figural Napkin Ring Little Boy with Dog
Picked up this nice Victorian Figural Napkin Ring up at an antique auction last night for $120.00

It is Meridian Britannia Co. #199 and is a little boy in a skirt or kilt. He's holding a treat in his hand while his dog sits up and begs. It is valued at $350.00





Shakespearean Subject Pratt Pot Lid

Shakespearean Subject Pratt Pot Lid
Shottery,
the residence of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife.
This group of pot lids covers the various buildings associated with Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon.

These lids were produced by the Pratt Factory in the late 1850s and very early 1860s. 

This particular pot lid was given to my Aunt Lily by her mother, my grandmother and then to me. It would have belonged to my great-great grandmother in Ramsgate England.

It is still in its original round black frame.

These were lids from fish jars, and often saved by women as decorative art pieces. I own four that once belonged to my great grandmother and/or her mother. Another Aunt owns two more from the same household.

It has a leaf and scroll border (others with the same picture have a pearl dot border or gold lines) and was valued at $300.00-$500.00 in 2003

Figural Bird on Leaf Victorian Napkin Ring

Figural Bird on Leaf Victorian Napkin Ring
Meridian Britannia Co. Number 202

Long tailed bird resting on stem of large leaf. A leaf design on the holder has space for engraving

Valued at $350.00 for best condition in 1996

June 25, 2013

Eagles Figural Victorian Napkin Ring Meridian Britannia Company

Eagles Figural Victorian Napkin Ring Meridian Britannia Company
Meridian Britannia Co. Number 146. Matching pair of small eagles mounted on each side of napkin holder on plain rectangular base. Very common. Valued under $200.00 in 1996

June 24, 2013

Wooden Box carved with little boy and chickens

Wooden Box carved with little boy and chickens in relief. We think this might be a snuff box but are not sure.
Massey Collection
Wooden Box carved with little boy and chickens



June 23, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #2

One of the Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

Antique Red Turkey Brand Coffee Tin

Red Turkey Brand Coffee Tin packed by J. B. Maltby, Corning New York
Red Turkey Brand Coffee Tin packed by J. B. Maltby, Corning New York

6" x 4 1/4" Worth $250.00 in 1996

Charles R. Maltby with his brothers Jerome and Erastus, was a wholesale grocer in Corning New York in the 1860s. They developed the Red Turkey brand of food products.

Between 1910 and the 1930s they sold their own brand of Red Turkey coffee. 











1916 Letter with Red Turkey Food Products logo and J. B. Maltby Inc. name

June 22, 2013

Art Deco Armoire Wardrobe For Sale

Art Deco Wardrobe For Sale
This lovely 1920s or 1930s Art Deco wardrobe is for sale. It's in great condition, not perfect, but it only has a few minor dings and scratches. It's been treated gently in its 150+ years

Surface is veneer, in good shape. All original hardware. Appears to be the original finish interior and exterior. Made by Palatial Furniture Company and has the company logo.

$550.00. Pick up only. Contact me at lorines AT gmail DOT com  More closeup photos are available including photos of the few tiny dings and the one scratch on the top.

You can get some idea of size of wardrobe as the man standing beside it is 6 feet 4 inches tall.






Art Deco Wardrobe For Sale






June 21, 2013

End of Day Glassware Pitcher

End of Day Glassware Pitcher
This is a very pretty example of End of Day Glassware.

At the end of the day, glass blowers would gather the molten leftovers of glass - the bits and pieces of coloured glass left from the day's work . With those pieces they would  create vases, pitchers and other objects.

Thus the term "End of Day" came into being.

The name is often misapplied to other glass items that are not true End of Day.

For example in the photo below, you see three vases.  The green and white one on the left is not End of Day.

The pink one on the right is also not End of Day. It was produced in a factory from a mold and was not hand done

The smaller pink and green vase in the middle is hand made and is in the style of End of Day but it was made with deliberation.

That is, with a deliberate choice of colours by the glassblower, not from the bits and pieces left on the floor or in the pots.







June 20, 2013

Snuff Box Engraved Thomas Watters, Miller

 This is a gorgeous round snuff box which is engraved with a man (a miller no doubt) with his tools. On the front is the name "Thomas Watters, Miller" and a heart with a bird and other objects. It's a tricky one to open as there is a secret method.

Snuff Box Engraved Thomas Watters, Miller

Personal Collection. L. Massey

Bone Snuff Box

Snuff Box made from bone with ring on lid
Personal Collection L. Massey

Bone Snuff Box


June 16, 2013

English Snuff Box ca 1780


 English Snuff Box ca 1780. Copper and Brass. Fish carved into decorative top.
Personal Collection L. Massey
English Snuff Box ca 1780