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. Laplaine, Ste Livrade sur Lot, possibly the wholesaler...
This is the Reagan Inaugural commemorative catalog for the sale of the Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie's on 12 December 1980. The codex was purchased by Armand Hammer and lent to the Presidential Inaugural of Ronald Reagan. Pasted on the title pages is a label reading: "Nancy and I are very pleased that this major work, Leonardo's The Codex Leicester, has been made available to our Presidential Inaugural celebration enabling so many Americans to share in his diverse genius...
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.
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).
This major collection of folk art was sold on October 27, 2007, by Northeast Auctions in Manchester, New Hampshire. All lots are illustrated in color. includes works by such luminaries as Jacob Maentel, Joseph H. Davis, Zedekiah Belknap, Rufus Porter and Ammi Phillips plus several other famous artists. Includes list of prices realized.
Nice small ladle by Blackinton with pierced decoration in the bowl. Length is 5 inches. There is a single script letter lightly engraved on the handle. We have not been able to identify the pattern.
It is 9 3/4 inches tall.
HARDCOVER Christie's Catalogue for "Magnificent Silver Sold on behalf of the Republic of the Philippines through the Presidential Commission on Good Government.". Sale was held in New York on January 10. 1991. This was, of course, the ill-gotten collection of Ferdinand E. Marcos. There were 78 items in the sale, lavishly illustrated in color, including many fold-outs. The official prices realized sheet is included. The price of $45 includes free Priority Mail shipping within the USA.
One of the classic early views of Harvard College. Under the image it says, "A Westerly View of the Colledges in Cambridge New England." This is an original etching, not a reproduction, from the second quarter of the 19th century. It was made for a book, but there were extra copies left over after the book was published and bound. We purchased a number of these prints which came from the descendants of the family that owned the publishing house...
Rare Lincoln item -- sale of the only signed, titled and dated version of the Gettysburg Address manuscript in existence. "The Unique and Final Holograph Manuscript Known as the Bliss Copy Together with An Album of Other Manuscripts and Autograph Letters all Written and Brought Together for Benefit of the Sanitary Commission Fair Baltimore - 1864." This catalog was for a sale on April 27, 1949, at Parke-Bernet Galleries (predecessor to Sotheby's) in New York City...
Catalog from Northeast Auctions (Ronald Bourgeault) of "Property from the Collection of Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg" held on August 3, 2003. The Ginsburgs were very important antique dealers and antiquarians and had amassed an impressive collection. Includes the prices realized list from the sale. Very good condition with some notations inside the front cover and on the last page which is an absentee bid form. Price includes free Priority Mail shipping within the USA.
Softcover. Clean, tight, unread; minor foxing at top of cover. Crease (in the making) at bottom left of first few pages. This is a superb copy of the early Down East Magazine edition.
"Few area illustrate the evolution of American architecture,both public and domestic, so ideally as Long Island," it says on the back cover. Very interesting book published in 1992 by the AIA. This is a Dover paperback, quarto size, 205 pp. Condition is like new with some very minor wear to cover.
Profusely illustrated, excellent book on the Colman Collection of Silver Mustard Pots from 18th to 20th century with detailed photographs of 153 examples including hallmarks. It also includes a chapter on the history and making of mustard and how a mustard pot is constructed. Introduction by John Culme, noted scholar. Brand new, first edition, 1979, 143 pp. This volume ought to be in every serious collection of books on silver. It is interesting and useful.
"important Shaker Furniture and Related Decorative Arts: The William L. Lassiter Collection." Catalog from sale held at Sotheby's in New York City on November 13, 1981. Sale included 179 lots, most of which are illustrated. Includes list of prices realized.
Scarce and important reference, this booklet on Concord, NH, furniture, constituted the entire Spring 1990 issue of Historical New Hampshire. The main text is by Donna-Belle Garvin. Heavily illustrated, 108 pp. New, bought directly from the New Hampshire Historical Society.
Checklist for 1988 exhibit celebrating the gift to Yale by the Kossack family of American silver encompassing at the time almost 4,400 objects dating from about 1720 to 1890. It included 1,965 tea, 774 table, 207 dessert, 199 salt and 49 mustard and other small spoons; 467 sugar shells and tongs; 269 ladles; 151 pieces of holloware; 126 forks; 46 knives; 43 spectacles; 36 serving pieces, and 35 pieces of jewelry representing the work of approximately 1,100 silversmiths...
Large quarto book (12 3/8 by 9 1/2 inches) by Elemore Morgan, a professional photographer and father of the well-known landscape painter Elemore Morgan, Jr. Described on the dust wrapper as "A Study in Photographs and Words" by Elemore Morgan and Ed Kerr. Printed on high quality paper, it contains 101 duo-tone photos. each one occupying a page. Published in 1962 by Claitor Book Store, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.