Coin silver, wine items, absinthe items at Richards Antiques
All Items : Books and Publications : Fiction : Pre 1930 item #1119529
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$200
Dust wrapper with original price of $2.50. Two small, clean tears on ffep (barely noticeable). An extraordinary copy I purchased in 1959.
All Items : Books and Publications : Fiction : Pre 1970 item #1096038
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$200
This is a first edition of Philip Roth's famous Portnoy's Complaint, the author's fourth book, a comic novel, published in 1969. It was made into a movie of the same name in 1972, starring Richard Benjamin and Karen Black. Book in fine condition. Dustwrapper is unfaded with clipped corner but first issue price of $6.95 present (this is right for the first issue of this book). Also 2/69 date on rear flap. Very slightest bit of wear evident at top front of dw. An excellent copy of this rare state.
All Items : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1247825
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$200
We have seen single pieces from this set of toy plates but never a set of six. They are stencil and sponge ware decorated 4-inch plates made in the early 20th century by the famous Creil Montereau factory in France. The pattern name is Rabbits and Carrots and there are a few different scenes on the various pieces. This set has decoration of a rabbit with a fork. We have other rare pieces of this set which we can offer if you are interested. The plates are all in good condition...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1025052
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$195
I have long felt that Gorham's Newcastle pattern, which dates from 1895, was underrated. It is a handsome beaded design with interesting serving pieces, and the pieces are usually hefty. This fork and spoon in this set measure a tad longer than 9 inches and retain their original gilt in the bowls. There is a period script monogram "T" on the handles (a photograph of the monogram is available and can be emailed on request)...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Smalls : Pre 1900 item #661221
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$195
Very good quality cast Sterling Madeira wine ticket in the vine and tendril shape made by Gorham in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, bearing the company's date mark for 1895. Being cast, this has a substantial feel rather than the tinniness one encounters in stamped labels. Maximum width is 3 inches.
All Items : Metalware : Brass : Pre 1900 item #1164325
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$175
Beautifully crafted barley twist or spiral bell metal candlestick, nice patina. Made in two pieces. Height is 7 inches. There is a small ½-inch pushed-in bruise on the sharp top edge of the base but this is barely noticeable. Early 19th century. Detailed photographs are available and can be emailed on request.
All Items : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1082448
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$160
Lovely Victorian rolled gold retractable pencil that hung from a pin or chatelaine. Nice quality, attractive. At the end is a lovely rose-colored stone which may be a garnet. Overall condition is very good. The pencil is 2 1/2 inches long closed and 3 5/16 inches long open.
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #971114
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$150
Rare antique glass from a French bar used to serve absinthe. This style is known as an East glass because it was supposedly used in the East of France, in areas around Lyon. This is a heavy, hand-blown glass with a polished pontil. It has a dose mark marking the level to which it was filled with absinthe. Water was added to the liquor, making a cloudy drink. I personally like the glasses with dose marks because you can be sure they were used for a drink like absinthe to which water was added...
All Items : Advertising : Beer and Alchohol : Pre 1910 item #1166528
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$150
Handsome and very graphic placard advertising Jules Bertier & Cie champagne. This is on heavy cardboard stock, retaining the original pink ribbon used to hang it in a bar of wine store. It is in excellent condition with just a couple of small, light stains on the bottom border which can be seen in the photograph. The design is by Max Sidaine which operated in Bordeaux from 1880 to 1923. It is in the great tradition of French Art Nouveau graphics...
All Items : Architectural Antiques : Pre 1910 item #1147335
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$150
These are three very good looking and heavy brass plated wall brackets which would hold a one-inch diameter rod which could be metal, glass or wood. They would make a stunning statement in a powder room or bathroom. They feel very hefty — each one weighs about one pound, fourteen ounces for a total of five pounds, ten ounces. The brackets would protrude 9¾ inches from a wall. The bases of the brackets are 5½ inches high by 2¾ inches wide. I would think these date from around 1910...
All Items : Books and Publications : Fiction : Pre 1960 item #1120287
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$125
Privately printed in 1960, this is #111 of 500 printed. It reproduces inscriptions from Eugene O'Neill, America's greatest playwright, to his wife, Carlotta Monterey O'Neill. They inscriptions of on copies of books, photographs, love notes, etc. The originals were given by Carlotta O'Neill to the Yale Library for the Eugene O'Neill Collection. This copy was purchased when it was published. It is in "like new" condition...
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1900 item #1026000
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$125
Handsome cold meat fork, 7 13/16 inches long, in the Watteau pattern by Durgin, which was patented in 1891. Condition is excellent. Monogrammed. More photos, including closeups on the handle and marks, are available and can be emailed on request.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1800 item #1023199
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$125
Good gravy or sauce ladle by prominent London silversmith George Smith made in 1798. Inn the Old English pattern, popular at the time, it is in fine condition fully hallmarked, with a well-executed period script monogram on the handle. Length is 7 inches.j
All Items : Silver : Plate : Pre 1837 VR item #660540
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$125
Charming sauce label for Ketchup in Old Sheffield Plate (OSP), circa 1810, with nice engraved lettering and beaded border. Wouldn't this look great on your Heinz bottle? Condition is excellent with just a touch of blush on the beading. Width is 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Animals : Dogs : Pre 1900 item #775321
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$125
Framed original color chromolithograph print from the famous Cassell's Book of the Dog, published around 1880. The caption on the print reads: Irish Setter "Grouse II" The Property of the Revd.R. O'Callaghan, R.N.. This is framed in a gold and mahogany frame using archival materials. The mat color is Celadon in Bainbridge Alphamat...
All Items : Books and Publications : Fiction : Pre 1960 item #906855
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$125
First Edition, First Printing of this remarkable one-act play, written in 1941 but not performed until 1958 in Sweden and first published in 1959. Jason Robards played the lead when the play was first performed in New York City in 1964. This is a mint condition copy in dust wrapper (dust wrapper protected by mylar cover). O'Neill, considered by many to be America's greatest dramatist, won three Pulitzer Prizes and is the only American to have won the Nobel Prize for literature.
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #1021026
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$125
Antique blown glass topette with eight rings from an old French bar. Each ring represented a dose, or one drink, of absinthe, which was diluted with water, often poured over a sugar cube, before drinking. The bar patron was charged for however many doses were consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a nice polished pontil on the bottom and shows the wear marks on the bottom one likes to see on antique pieces. It is 7 inches tall and dates from about 1900 or earlier -- a han...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1910 item #928257
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$110
French absinthe era bar saucer with 5 franc price and scarce silver-gilt rim and line decoration. Less saucers were made with high prices on them and are consequently harder to find. Most saucers of this pre-ban period had considerably lower prices on them. This is a guaranteed genuine turn-of-the-century saucer or soucoupe from the Belle Epoque when poets and artists drank the addictive wormwood-based drink absinthe, which was banned in France in 1915. When you ordered, each drink was served on...
 
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