Antique blown glass topette with original stopper from an old French bar holding two doses or portions. 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 he or she consumed. This topette was hand blown in heavy lead glass, has a mark from the pontil on the bottom. This one is 4 3/4 inches tall to the top of the stopper, and dates from about 1900 or earlier...
Extremely rare French bar saucer with 30 centime price for use under an absinthe glass. There is a green edge with a silver hairline inside. This is a 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. You sat at the bar and drank, each drink being served on a priced saucer...
Very important collection of Tiffany Favrile glass, a collection formed by James Coats and the Brian Connelly of New York. Sold by Parke-Bernet on October 21, 1966. Color and black and white photographs. Area of water damage at bottom left about 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches high. List of prices realized affixed to inside of front cover. Prices noted in pencil next to first four items. A very rare catalog of spectacular collection.
French absinthe era bar saucer with 1 franc 25 centime price with light blue rim and mostly worn gilt line decoration. 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 a priced saucer...
A scarce and interesting book on the setting, arrangements and customs of the English dinner table during the years from 1400 to 1900. Loads of illustrations, details. Book is like new. Published 1969 by Archon Books. Dimensions are 10 inches by 8 inches, 144pp.
The American Bank Note Company Archives United States Possessions, Latin America and Worldwide -- Sale held in New York by Christies Robson Lowe on September 12, 1990. The catalog describes the sale as "an unprecedented offering of design materials, proofs, and specimens of postage stamps and revenue stamps." Heavily illustrated, 835 lots, includes list of prices realized. Shipping by Priority Mail in the USA will be $6.00.
Handsome French bar saucer from the absinthe period (pre-1915) with 60-centime price and blue border edged by black hairlines. This is a 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. You sat at the bar and drank, each drink being served on a priced saucer...
Funny French satirical transfer plate making fun of the sport of archery, a very amusing collectible and great gift for the enthusiast of the sport. In this scene one of the archers says it is difficult to shoot in misty climates and that he is always fearful of losing his arrow in the clouds. Dating from about 1925, this plate is 7 3/4 inches in diameter and is marked on the back with the stamp for St. Amand Grands Etablisements Ceramiques. Very good impression of the transfer...
"Guía de Pescados y Mariscos de consumo usual en España" is a very interesting and useful guide to the fish and seafood available in Spain. We used it to good advantage on a six-week drive through the country; we had found it difficult to translate the names of all the menu offerings. This is a laminated hardback, 7 7/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches — pocketable. It contains information on 197 items: drawings, names in other languages, size, distribution and quality of taste...
Beautifully bound in green half-leather with green buckram, ribbed spine, bright gilt titles and spine decorations. This is the 1914 edition published by T. N. Foulis of London, Edinburgh & Boston with 12 tipped-in color illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. You will be very pleased with this copy.
Fine quality absinthe spoon, Les Carrés #10, circa 1900 with the maker’s poinçon or mark on the back of the handle (the mark, however, is struck poorly so it is difficult to read). These spoons were placed over a glass with a sugar cube on top, and the water was poured over the cube to reduce the bitterness of the absinthe. This is guaranteed to be a period absinthe spoon from a French bar; it is not one of the many reproductions which are being sold on the Internet...
Vintage French absinthe spoon, Les Feuilles #1, circa 1900. These spoons were placed over a glass with a sugar cube on top, and the water was poured over the cube to reduce the bitterness of the absinthe. This is guaranteed to be a period absinthe spoon from a French bar; it is not one of the many reproductions which are being sold on the Internet. It is in very good condition, showing some stains and oxidation from use...
New coy of "The English Garden in our time: from Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe," by Jane Brown. Inscribed on title page, "With best wishes, Jane Brown." Large, richly illustrated volume published by the Antique Collectors" Club in 1986 (this copy is 1987 reprinting).
Very slim hardcover catalog with brief history of the diamond and the emperor and two photos of the gem, one under fluorescent light. Scan is not very good in terms of color because the lettering and decoration is gold gilt on glossy dark blue which did not reproduce well.
Handsome and useful book. Ex-Library with usual associated stamps, labels, pockets, etc., with protective cover on dust jacket. Flap from dj pasted on ffep. Book itself in very good condition with only a few marks on title and copyright page. Useful information on the marks on the pottery. About 60 plates, many showing more than one object. Published in 1962 by Tuttle.
We just got this great octagonal bistrot or absinthe saucer in France. It has a wonderful, bold price of 1.50 francs, a raised star (rare) in the center, and a silvered border which is somewhat worn. There is a small silver circle, also worn, in the center, making this a very elegant and high-end saucer. The saucer has a Limoges mark as well as the mark of J...
Fully illustrated in color, this catalog includes 231 lots. The Greenfield Collection of Russian Enamels was the largest such collection to appear at auction. Catalog is in mint condition and includes the list of prices realized.
Catalog from Northeast Auctions (Ronald Bourgeault) of "The Kilcup Collection of Americana" held on August 6, 2006. There were 315 lots all of which are illustrated in full color. Includes the prices realized list from the sale. Mint condition, unmarked. Price includes free Priority Mail shipping within the USA.