At the risk of giving our faithful readers whiplash (and damaging our very prestigious-- Ahem!!--brand) by moving from splendid Shiebler to shabby chic, I must mention that this item has various dings and dents. However, you won't feel badly about dropping it on the bathroom floor and adding one or two more!
Our resident fashion consultant tells me that rose gold colored items (it is gilt inside and out) such as this are currently "in".
Alas, mainly a decorative item as no hole has been drilled for the spout to function.
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These bear the craftsman's mark of Reynolds F. Senior, son of ONC's founder Elmer Senior. A splendid gift for the North Shore bride.
This was probably a custom made item.
We've examined both doggies carefully with a high power loupe, and they appear to be 14k. No, we're not going to test them...
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Though it may only win second prize in a beauty contest, the price is attractive and we've certainly seen uglier ones.
For those of you who like comparison shopping, check item 192469545712 on the Bay of Eees, which weighed not even half as much and measured a mere inch an a quarter in diameter.
With faux alligator skin, and applied silver matte finish "calling card."
Some twit put a drop of silver-test acid right inside the cartouche and left a slight stain, but aside from this the condition is exemplary.
We've made a brief attempt to find a pair of socialites who were married that Winter Wednesday and come up empty handed, but you dear reader may have the pleasure of continuing this search, once these are safely in your collection.
Please note that our price is for the pair (!).
Perfect for the aspiring collector of mid-century modern furniture who has wisely chosen to live in a tiny house. Should you care for more info on the original, please note that this chair is so famous as to warrant its own Wikipedia entry.
For those who favor comparison shopping, a similar though inferior pair by this same maker weighing only 5.7 oz. Troy sold at Julien's for 875.00 (See catalogue of the Ronnie & Jo Wood collection, 10/26/2012, lot 308).
This piece bears the craftsman's mark of both Robert Bean and Fletcher Carter. Also, let's give a shout out to the good folks at ONC, still going strong in Amesbury after one hundred years, who were kind enough to identify this cup as the "Roly Poly cordial."
The perfect gift for your wine loving friend, who will appreciate that the muslin ring remains present, when the time comes to decant that special bottle of port...
It is an unusual pleasure to find an object which is engraved ("J. Diprose, EsqR / from J.J.G. Bombay") with both a name and a location, to lend it an added sense of history.
This item is superb in both design and execution. Though we always hesitate to say "flawless condition," one would be hard-pressed to find fault...