"Tijuana Bible" is the name given to palm-size, explicit comic books from the 1920s. They are raunchy, sophomoric, rude and often feature cartoon characters such as Betty Boop, and Popeye (pornographers don't care about copyrights). A perfect gift for any lewd, nasty, dirty friend.
Silver miniature sedan chair with carriers hand crafted in China. Sedan chairs and palanquins were seen in China hundreds of years. Nobles, court officials, and the wealthy were carried through crowded cities and over roads in a comfortable covered chair held and propelled by 2 or 4 men. There is some amazing detail here such as the faces of the barefoot bearers and the woven cane of the chair. Made in China, early 20th C. 3-3/4" x 1" x 2"
VINTAGE MAN'S WATCH
Cameron is a classic Hamilton design. It has a white metallic face with raised gold numerals and hands and a sweep in the 6 position.
This watch has a Hamilton 17 jewels 980 movement and Wadsworth 10K gold fill case (also by Hamilton). The watch looks like new and has a new Kreisler lizard band. 1940s in Lancaster, PA.
Hand crafted silver bracelet with a large piece of butterscotch amber. The cuff bracelet has an airy, natural design that might be called fairy or elfin jewelry. It features long leaves and delicate tendrils with tiny buds. The natural chunk of amber is striped light and dark gold.
It has a safety chain. Made late 20th C, in Europe--possibly Norway. Measures 2.5" x 2.5" x 1.25". Adjustable fit.
Perfect for Mom
Single strand of beautiful, textured and lustrous 5-8mm fresh water pearls. Not as fancy (or pricey) as cultured pearls for casual everyday wear. 16-3/4" long.
JAPANESE LUCKY BELL
Japanese ball bell (like a sleigh bell) with a carnelian bead could be a pendant, a watch fob to wear on a vest, a key ring or a a fob to dangle from the key to breakfront or cabinet.
The bell is silver (probably .800) and is engraved with a cherry blossom and traditional Japanese motifs. Attached to it is a bead in shades of coral and white. The charm is said to attract good luck and money.
Made in Japan: as early as circa 1900. Measures 2.75" x 1-1/8"
These earrings made of sterling silver and silver gilt remind us of the insignias on Star Trek, which makes them great for Trekkie fan or cosplayer. Pierced. 7/8" x 1-3/16" x 3/16"
Jazz Age, Art Deco cocktail sterling ring by Theda. The ring is in the form of an oval dome studded with marcasites within in a border of slightly larger stones with etched in between. Made in Providence, RI; 1920s. Stamped STERLING and THEDA (a brand name for Ideal Manufacturing) inside band. 1/2” x 7/8” x 1”. SIZE 7-1/4.
Op Art sterling silver enamel earrings. The gorgeous blues and clever design really make them pop! Stamped .925 (sterling grade) on back. Made 1970's, artist unknown. For pierced ears. 1.25" x 1.25"
Sailor's Valentine, a keepsake box completed decorated with little white clam shells and tiny whelks. A delightful accessory to your coastal or eclectic decor. 9.5" x 7" x 4"
Maitland-Smith lizard trinket box. The life-like greenish bronze reptile is bound to elicit some gasps or screams from guests. It stands on the polished top of a rough, black granite base. that opens to reveal a mahogany box inside. 10.5" x 6.5" x 6.25"
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. 8" x 1-5/8" x 7-3/8"
Skyhook balance sailor. The brave helmsman in his yellow slicker steers his ship as it swings back and forth in monstrous waves. Folk art style hand painted metal. 9" x 4" x 20.5"
This is the tropics, so skip the evergreen boughs and celebrate the season with a garland of tropical shells instead. Hempen twine with many varieties of shells. @70"
Ladislav Ehrlich (Czech 1886—1965)
Small, plain are oil sketch showing bluffs above the Mediterranean or Adriatic sea. 20th C. 7.5" x 5.5" in gold frame.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.