Exquisite, antique wood carving of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of creation) with elephants that spray her with holy water. The image of Gajalaksmi (as this is called) is often placed over the doors of temples because it is a powerful, protective icon that represents abundance, prosperity and peace. Carved wood: India, 19th C. 7-5/8" x 11"
These large, thin slabs of natural jade are shaped like mountains. They may be okimono, (Japanese for decorative object) for display within a tokonoma. Placed with a bonsai, the whole group gives the impression of a miniature landscape with a natural tree seen against distant mountains.
If you do not have a tokonomo, they will look marvelous on a shelf or sill or in your meditation space. 9-1/2" x 2" x 7-3/4; 9" x 2-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Chinese, hand carved jadeite amulet for long life. A crane riding on the back of a turtle is a powerful symbol that encourages health, prosperity and most of all long life. This 2" x 3" amulet is finely carved with minute details. The other side is green and carved with lotus buds. It hangs by silken cords in a wooden stand carved with double dragons. 4-1.2" x 1-7/8" x 7-3/8". Age unknown.
The Flower Madonna statuette from a design by Sister M.I. Hummel. There are several versions of this delicately cast figurine of St. Mary in a flowered cloak and the blue is the prettiest. It has many delicate features such as the hands, bird and lovely head of the sweet child. Made in Germany, by Goebbel, 1960s. 6-5/8" x 9.25" tall.
Complete set of 24, exquisite, hand crafted, Lenox Christmas tree ornaments of carousel animals. Each is minutely detailed and beautifully painted. Among the creatures are a unicorn, sea horse, polar bear, panda, giraffe, reindeer and swan as well as merry-go-round horses. Each is about 4” and has a brass pole and gold tassel. In original box of 3 compartmented trays. Made 1989 by Lenox.
An unforgettable gift from the sea—large, natural conch shell covered in sterling silver so it will compliment any room--modern, casual and traditional. The gleaming surface enhances the natural details and transform the mollusk into a work of art. 11.5" x 5.5" x 4.5
St Michael the Archangel, leader of the Heavenly Host, based on a medieval icon hand painted on gold. The warrior angel is the patron saint of Germany and Ukraine. He also protects the military police and paramedics. Made in Bulgaria. Artist signed on back. 9.5" x 13.5"
The store you love for home decor is also the place to find wonderful gifts and some unique Christmas decorating ideas. And we promise not play carols until 12/15!
Hand made sterling silver tea service with tray. The coffee pot, tea pot, creamer and sugar bowl were hammered by hand into their graceful footed forms. All pieces, including tay and sugar tongs, as stamped STERLING 950 (actually a higher silver content than standard sterling). No other hallmarks, manufacturer unknown.
Have yourself a campy little Christmas! Large, Pink ceramic Christmas tree covered with little lights. It's retro, it's kitschy, it's big and it's FABULOUS! Made in 3 parts with double lamp inside. Cast ceramic finished opalescent pink with glittery snow sprayed on the edges. 15" diameter, 29.5" tall.
Olmec style face mask covered with abalone mosaic. It's an enigmatic and fascinating decorative accent. Made in Mexico. 8-5/8" x 3-1/4" x 10-1/2"
Hand carved and painted icon of St George from Bulgaria. Very exciting depiction of St George stunning the dragon and recusing the princess from an ancient icon. The carving is skillfully executed in its fine details. He is the patron saint of Brazilians, Bulgarians, Englishmen, Ethiopians, Portuguese and Russians and soldiers, so this icon is a fine gift for any of them. Made in Tirvana, Bulgaria. 9.5" x 13.5"
Murano glass Judaica by Fusetti Diego in the old Ghetto of Venice. Free form glass plaque molded with a Medieval style menorah and "shalom" in Hebrew. Red, blue and black enamel, backed with gold leaf. Mounted on red velvet. Made in Italy. 8" x 9.5"
Set of Royal Worcester pot de creme cups with tray. These dainty white cups with covers are meant for serving custard or mousse or even thick, Spanish style hot chocolate. Made in England. Five 3-1/2" cups on 11" tray.
Lalique Ara Cockatoo. It’s a coy pose with the cockatoo looking over his shoulder and giving his tail a shake. A massive and magnificent sculpture of clear and frosted glass weighing 18 lbs. Made in France, mid 20th C. 11.25” x 6.5” x 11.25”
Yuan dynasty style vase with sublime blue and white decoration. A lone sparrow sings her song from a branch of a gnarled old cherry tree covered in masses of blossoms. 5.5" diameter x 14" tall.
Made in Italy for Neiman Marcus—hand painted, covered, casserole. The top is mounded with red onions , peppers, garlic and eggplant. More decorative than useful, but what's wrong with that? 14" x 10" x 9.25" tall.
Helgi Joensen (Norway, 1931—) creates fascinating vessels inspired by the relationship between land and see. Helgi has unique processes for the geologic-like surfaces and iridescence of his vases. Pewter: made in Norway, 1986. 9-1/2" x 1-5/8" x 9"
Vintage German porcelain Barn Swallows from Hutchenreuther. Life size and life-like, this loving pair with the distinctive scissor tails are modeled by Granget. Hand crafted in Bavaria, mid 20th C. 7.5” x 5” x 3.5”
Framed map of Ireland as attractive as it is fascinating. Reproduced from an 1837 map that shows almost every detail of Erin. In gold, wooden frame. Printed in Ireland. 19.5" x 23.5"
Little figurative boxes from Limoges, France, continue to be popular to give and too collect. Left is a hand painted fox terrier with fox clasp on the brass mountings; 3" x 2.25" x 3.5". Right is long eared rabbit hand painted in the style of Herend; 2" x 1.5" x 3.6"
For 7 decades The Duchess of Windsor (Wallis Simpson) was one of the most famous and stylish women in the world. After she died Sotheby’s needed 18 auctions to sell her possessions. The full color auction catalog provides a fascinating look at the glamorous but empty life of ex-king Edward VII and “the woman I love." 3 volumes in slip case including bid sheet, corrections, prices realized, etc.
You can't go wrong with champagne, and you can never go wrong with Baccarat crystal from France. Therefore this pair of "Dom Perignon" pattern champagne flutes in a vivid red Baccarat box is the perfect gift. Flutes are 9.25 tall. Box measures 8.75" x 11" x 4".
A vintage, acrylic ice bucket makes a useful and attractive house warming or hostess gift. Left: William Bounds "Cracked Ice" pattern acrylic, lidded ice bucket introduced in 2006. Grainware octagonal covered bucket with handle, 1990's.
Another great vintage ice bucket from Carisle Grainware. Tiara pattern designed by Judy Kruger has fins that sweep up and out to make a crown around the top. 9" diam. x 11" tall.
Sterling Silver and mahogany challah board. Hand chased tray set in a mahogany board and protected under glass. Made by Hadad Brothers in Israel. 19” x 15”
Eleventh hole at Mauna Kea Golf Club, Hawaii as seen by Peter Ellenshaw, the Academy Award winning artist best known for designing the idealized London of Marry Poppins (and Mary Poppins Returns). Limited edition lithograph from 1994. Signed and numbered by the artist. 43" x 31.25, framed.
TAXCO STERLING JEWELRY
by Spratling, Margot, Pineda and Los Castillo including this Mosaico Azteca Brooch. Olmec-style mask in sterling silver decorated with mosaic of pieced malachite, turquoise and or azurite. From a consignment of vintage Mid-century Mexican silver jewelry. Taxco Mexico, Los Castillo: 1960s.
Does someone you know collect hens and roosters? We have you gift for her! Our selection includes Lladro, Royal Copenhagen, Herend, cloisonné and Murano glass.
The Crane-On-Tortoise is a potent talisman across agency. Tsurukame, in Japan, represents in longevity. In Feng Shui, the combination of immortal crane and celestial turtle promote family stability and harmony as well as long life. Cast brass. 3.5" x 2" x 8.5".
Vintage moo juice pitchers with blue Delft decoration. The resting cow is from Germany; 7-7/8" x 2" x 3.5" tall. The larger cow has a windmill and sailboat painted on her sides. German or Dutch; 10.5" x 3.5" x 6.
Vintage toy space capsule. The astronaut inside spins weightless as the capsule rolls. Needs no batteries. Lithographed tin. Horikawa Ltd. Japan: 1961. 9-1/2" x 5.
Silver Salad Servers in the style of Georg Jensen. Beautiful shapes with the right amount of art nouveau decoration. These will complement several Danish style silver patterns such as Royal Danish and King Christian. Silver on copper, as marked. Mexico: mid 20th C. 12-1/2" x 3-3/8"
Jay Strongwater frames and home accessories are sold in high end stores with high prices. They are also at Fine Home Consignments, pre-owned, at much lower prices. Enamel and crystal picture frame, 6" x 6"
are an easy way to bring great art into your home and they can bring hours of enjoyment to you and your guests. Always a great gift idea.
Large, Baccarat type crystal jewelry casket. Thick, cut-to-clear green crystal with ormolu mounts. France, mid-to-late 19th C. 5.25 x 7.25" x 5.75" tall.
Plain and fancy collectible boxes of wood, porcelain, silver, leather and minerals in lots of different shapes and sizes.
Mata Ortiz pot by Genoveva Sandoval. Mata Ortiz is a type of artisan pottery made using historic, Paquimé techniques. The clay and pigments are found locally in the Casa Grande valley. All hand made. Mexico, late 20th C. 8" wide and tall.
Magnifying glass shaped like a peacock. Colorfully enameled and adorned with crystal jewels. 5-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 2"
A frame—with or without your picture—is always a welcome gift. We have many different sizes of picture frames in wood, enamel, porcelain, glass and even jeweled.
Swarovski Scotty terrier pin, brushed gold with clear and black Swarovski Austrian crystals and black enamel. 1-1/2" x 1-1/4"
Rare and beautiful Stromberg crystal cocktail Shaker. Stromberg made in Sweden 1946-1973, has a one-of-a-kind frosty, silver-blue tint that cools your drink before you shake it. 1950s. 3-3/4" x 11" tall.
Highly decorative vintage Russian lacquer boxes from the folk art centers of Fedoskino and Palekh. Hand painted with scenes from Russian fairy tales in kohlui style on paper machée. 1970's.
Vintage photo of some frat boys who have rushed outside in just the underwear to play in the snow. 1930's-40's. @ 9" x 7" in green and gold wood frame.
DESIGNER DOG LEADS
Fancy beaded leashes are a hobby of one of the world's leading breeders of Miniature Schnauzers, but this puppy bling can be worn by any pampered pet. Imported metal and glass beads on ultra strong nylon cord.
From our collection of sterling silver gift items—
Manchester Co. Baby cup engraved Bruce.
Cartier modern nut bowl
Kirk & Sons baby spoon
Vintage Miriam Haskell bracelet made of icy, bright lucite diamond beads. Just right for New Year's Eve.
"The Holly Tree" is a Charles Dickens Christmas story presented as a hand printed book with tooled leather cover. Made by the Roycroft Community, East Aurora, NY: 1903. 6" x 9"
Jade and rose quartz bead lavaliere. Pale pink and complimentary shades of green. 18" with 4" drop
Crystal gifts in the form of figurines, paperweights, bowls and candlesticks by Baccarat, Waterford, Orrefors, Steuben and other top makers.
This exquisitely realistic porcelain Rose Anthus kale was created by Katherine Houston using traditional, 18th C techniques. It has the delicacy, beauty and detail of antique Meissen. Hand crafted and hand painted. @9" diameter.
Traditional Tuscan style ceramic jar with delicately hand painted flowers and patterns. Made in Italy for Gumps, 1970s. 11" diameter, 7" tall.
San Roque Spanish Colonial Santos. 18th or 19th C Artist-made devotional carving depicts St. Roc, a 13th C Frenchman who tended plague victims after his own miraculous cure. The saint is depicted as a pilgrim and reveals marks of the plague on his thigh. He is joined by the dog who fed him in the wideness and the angel who cured him. From a defunct monastery, Luzon, Philippines. Polychromed wood, 15" tall.
Colonial Williamsburg 18th C brass spiked candle stands reproduced by Virginia Metalworks. These will look great with hurricane shades. 7-3/4" tall
Swarovski Crystal Siamese Fighting Fish
Stretch bracelet with rhinestones looks expensive but isn't.
Butterfly Brooch with Carved Jade Medallions for wings.
Christmas Tree pins and more fabulous, vintage costume jewelry.
Vintage Champion Rugby Team Photo. Circa 1930 from United Kingdom.
Magnificent crystal by Baccarat, Waterford, Lalique, Steuben, Orrefors and other great makers.