Coin silver, wine items, absinthe items at Richards Antiques
All Items : Books and Publications : Pre 2000 item #1092287
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Book by Joyce Bourne provides a guide to over 2,500 characters from over 270 operas -- not only the standard repertoire, but also important and interesting rarities. From Arabella to Wozzeck, entries give a description of the role, its vocal category, by whom the part was created, and notable performers. First edition, published by oxford University Press, 457 pp. Handsome book. Mint condition.
All Items : Books and Publications : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1117723
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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.
All Items : Silver : Sterling : Flatware : Pre 1910 item #1028892
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Cake serving knife with a sterling handle in the Wallace Violet pattern and a new stainless blade. Wallace first made this Art Nouveau style in 1904. Overall length is 9 ½ inches.
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1920 item #1027227
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Bin labels were used to identify sections or bins in wine cellars. This is a vintage French enamel on metal bin label, dating from the early 1900’s, for CHAMPAGNE. Bin labels for champagne are among the most desirable. It was used for decades and shows some chipping to the enamel (which is usual on enamel labels, especially around the holes where nails were used to affix them). On this one there is some in-painting to some of the damage on some letters...
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1920 item #917168
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French absinthe era bar saucer with 2 franc price, blue rim decoration and gold gilt hairline circles inside. 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...
All Items : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1082448
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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 : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1086247
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Handsome set of mother of pearl cufflinks and shirt studs. The cufflinks are 9/16 in diameter while the studs are 5/16 in diameter. These probably date from around 1900. There is a maker's mark (see photograph) but I have not been able to identify it. Other photographs are available and can be emailed on request.
All Items : Miscellaneous : Pre 1900 item #914318
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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...
All Items : Metalware : Brass : Pre 1800 item #1162081
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Smart-looking heavy cast brass candlestick made about 1730 in Northwestern Europe, possibly in Denmark. Made in two pieces that come apart; you can see the hand-made threads. The parts fit very tightly. Overall quality is very high. Note how carefully it is finished with finely engraved lines on the base and the shaft...
All Items : Metalware : Bronze : Pre 1700 item #659409
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Very nice early 17th century bronze mortar and pestle, probably from the Le Puy area of central France which had many foundries in that era. Note the good detail in the vertical elements. It is about 2.8 inches tall while the top diameter is 4.7 inches. It is heavy and has a good patina. We believe the pestle is original to the mortar.
All Items : Books and Publications : Travel : Pre 1990 item #1087342
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"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...
All Items : Postcards : Real Photo : Pre 1930 item #904785
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These two cards depict Tuckerman Ravine from Bootts Spur, Mt. Washington, and Hermit Lake in Tuckerman Ravine. The first is numbered 553 on the front while the second is numbered 507. Both were produced by The Shorey Studio of Gorham, New Hampshire. Both appear to be in very good, unused condition (there are minor smudge on back on first card, visible in scan). I am not a postcard specialist so cannot give the condition in terms used by postcard dealers...
All Items : Postcards : Pre 1990 item #920987
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Two attractive color post cards from Nova Scotia: Fishermen Mending Nets, Peggy's Cove and Coastal View, Near Yarmouth. They are marked on the back as Majestic, a brand name. They are numbers KS-7126 and KS-7694. I am also including, at no charge, a card that came with them, apparently torn out from a booklet of cards, that depicts Cape Rouge on the Scenic Cabot Trail. The cards are all unused, in very good condition.
All Items : Coins and Stamps : Coins : Pre 1900 item #680880
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Nice coin. We are not coin dealers but the AU grading was verified by a local coin dealer. Scans should tell you what you need to know. Shipping by Priority Mail with insurance will be $10 within the USA,
All Items : Art : Prints : Pre 1990 item #1147693
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Brand new copy of this beautiful catalogue raisonné of the complete graphic works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec whose prints, posters and other works on paper demonstrate his superb skills as a draughtsman. This very large book is 12⅜ inches high by 9⅞ inches wide and very heavy...
All Items : Architectural Antiques : Pre 1910 item #1147335
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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 : : Pre 1970 item #909800
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Stated First Edition of Hardcover in dustwrapper by the illustrious correspondent. Published in 1964 by McGraw-Hill Book Company. 306 pp. Dustwrapper is in very good condition with clean one-inch tear at top. Shipping by media mail will be $4.00 within the USA.
All Items : Books and Publications : Historical : Pre 1990 item #1093303
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By Nigel Calder, this book is described as "a fascinating voyage that explores the history, the political intrigue, the scientific and nautical lore of the world's most celebrated waters." Published by Viking in 1986. 373pp. In "like new" condition with price-clipped dust jacket.
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