Antique Week

The beautiful enamel bottle made for China’s Emperor Qianlong in the 18th century was part of a collection put together by George and Mary Bloch. The sale proves the strength of the Chinese market. The bottle is just 1. One the other side is a woman with a basket of flowers and fruit and another young boy, with buildings and the tree-clad banks of a stream behind her. All the figures look European and the condition of the piece was described as ‘perfect’. The sale was Bonhams’ first ever Golden Gavel Auction, with every item sold. The couple purchased the first of the decorative Chinese bottles in the s and by the time George Bloch died last year they had more than 1,

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Lovely plain style and very good weight. Gilt interior and inscription to the inside rim. Weight grams, Height 29 cms to top of lid ,

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If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. This is one of several fine antique snuff boxes I am listing this week so please take a look at my other auctions. This is a rare and early combination puzzle snuff box with two dials, made of brass and dating to the late 18th to early 19th Century. The mechanism is in good working order with the correct combination shown in the photos. This is a lovely early snuff box for the collector offered at a low start price and with no reserve.

Light wear to all parts as you might expect and the plate which would have covered the mechanism is missing but that is quite often the case with these snuff boxes. No major damage of note. More than just a pretty picture. Try Vendio Image Hosting. W possible I will of course combine shipping for multiple purchases however if, for example, you win a walking stick and a box of some description this wouldn’t be very practical!

Please enquire with postage queries, requirements or any other questions you may have prior to bidding. I also accept cheques, postal orders and money orders. If paying by cheque I will use an exchange rate on the day of the auction end and invoice you with the Sterling total.

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Tibetan Antique Wooden Furniture In ancient Tibet, widespread use of wooden furniture was less famous as it was restricted openly in monasteries so Tibetan peoples commonly. The next is less density of Tibetans and after China invaded Tibet number of artists run away either Nepal or in India. Tibet had number of people belonging art work. To paint artwork even in wooden was highly recommended like as in Thangka Paintings.

After the China invaded Tibet Nepal become even more popular in art and culture.

FEATURED Halcyon Days Gladys Deacon Navy Silk Scarf. The design of this exquisite % silk shawl is inspired by the beautiful ceiling in The North Portico at Blenheim Palace which is painted with the eye of the Duchess of Marlborough (née Gladys Deacon).

Typical examples include a genuinely old and hallmarked base married to a later and less valuable handle, or vice versa. These can be very skilfully executed and, until you gain experience from looking at and handling silver, marriages are difficult to spot. Decorative embellishments Engraved armorials, initials or dedications add provenance to a piece and almost invariably add value.

But watch out for later additions deliberately designed to enhance the price. These can be difficult to detect, but may appear more brilliantly sharp especially under magnification compared to any original decoration on a piece. Also note that original decorations such as this were sometimes erased or replaced as fashions changed, and this will also detract from value. Telltale signs include a patch or thin section where the silver has been worn away.

Leading British makers It’s an old adage that fashions come and go, but quality pieces retain their value throughout. This is particularly true if they are by a leading designer or maker. Some desirable British makers include: Hester Bateman active One of the most successful of London’s silver workshops in the late 18th century. Best known for tea and coffee pots, spoons, and other domestic wares. Matthew Boulton and John Fothergill founded a Birmingham factory in which traded until the mid th century.

They produced domestic wares in silver and Sheffield plate, notably in the Neoclassical Adam style.

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To solace me when alone, A poor blind man och on! By my only surviving son O’Three John”. The Engraving on the Cover Provenance of original ownership is always extremely important and adds so much to the history of any item. This would have been a gift from his third son John Hall Jnr. While noted in the inscription as being “blind”, this could just as easily have been cataracts. After John’s death in this box, along with his engraved gold carnelian intaglio wax seal, were kept as keepsakes by his daughter who had married my Great Great Grandfather pictured below in

CHINESE ANTIQUE STYLE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE SOLDIER PAINTING Find this Pin and more on Snuff Bottles by Invaluable. See more dating back to the 20th-century Find this Pin and more on Snuff Bottles by Invaluable. See more Find this Pin and more on Snuff Bottles and Snuff Boxes by Beverly Townes. See more.

Highest price first Whatever it is that you need to store safely, securely or perhaps away from prying eyes, Regent Antiques are sure to have an antique box or antique … Whatever it is that you need to store safely, securely or perhaps away from prying eyes, Regent Antiques are sure to have an antique box or antique casket to suit your requirements.

Used to keep the family jewels in one place, usually lockable, jewellery boxes varied in size and shape but were often small and light enough to accompany the lady to which they belonged on her travels. Sometimes they would be fitted with a musical mechanism, and they often featured a small figure of a ballerina dancing which activated when the box’s lid was opened.

It is true to say that the jewellery box was often as decorative, and sometimes as precious, as the jewellery that was stored within it and we have many examples of antique jewellery boxes that are works of art in their own right – just browse this category to see what we mean. Tea Caddies – Storage For A Rare and Precious and expensive Commodity In days gone by, what is now an everyday item, Tea, was a very precious and costly commodity, far out of reach for all but the wealthiest of English folk.

As such, it had to be carefully stored and protected, all of which led to the introduction of the Tea Caddy once shipments of tea to the UK began in volume during the early s. Tea caddies come in many forms ranging from elaborate and bejewelled, often made from precious metals including silver or even gold. However, they also came in more sensible formats as well, often being crafted from woods such as mahogany and walnut.

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Before the late 17th century, when pewter, silver and ceramics were used as tableware, the majority of items used were from carved wood. Treen has become highly collectable due to its fine patina and tactile appeal. Antique Treen – a brief history In the latter half of the twentieth century, interest in treen and other wooden bygone objects grew considerably, as with interest in antiques in general.

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Tobacco Tin Value Guide We buy all types of tobacco tins and tobacciana and not only do we pay more money than other dealers, in most situations we can pay you before you have to ship anything to us. We are most interested in rarer and high grade tins because we can get common or mid-grade tins pretty easily. If you believe you have tins or tobacciana that we might be interested in, then please contact us via email, phone, or use our contact form.

The rarity of any collectible item will drastically affect its value. Tins with only a few known examples will naturally bring higher prices from collectors than tins that you can buy by the box or that always have 10 or 20 for sale on ebay at all times. How can you know if your tin is rare or common?

Check the categories below and see if your tin is shown, if not check elsewhere on the site, most tins listed on AntiqueTobacco. The second main factor affecting the price of collectibles is demand. To achieve high prices, you need both rarity AND demand from collectors. Many people get hung up on the idea of whether something is rare, without considering if anyone out there actually wants to buy it. The design of a tin also affects its value, collectors love to see tins with attractive designs and good colors.

There are valuable tins out there as well with rather simple designs as well but those are the exception rather than the rule.

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If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. Preview photo of similar items we have listed this week. In centuries past, tobacco was kept in small boxes, tucked into the pocket of a man’s waistcoat or a daring woman’s gown.

Vintage Tin Cans. For Sale. In Business Since Appraiser on the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. Click on photo to enlarge.

To trace the history of Naples Porcelain you have to look at the origin of Capodimonte Porcelain, the wares and the crowned N mark and periods. And; how production of Capodimonte Porcelain Figurines and floral displays dates back to the early eighteenth century and to the Kingdom of Naples. Charles was coronated King of Naples and Sicily on August 3rd. His desire was to create a porcelain manufactory of a quality comparable with the electors factory in Saxony, and whose methods and ingredients were only known by the chemist Bottger Charles initially allocated a small building in the Royal Palace to be dedicated to porcelain production under the direction of Giovanni Caselli and the chemist Livio Ottavio Schepers, who had originally worked at the Neapolitan Mint.

In spite of many efforts, including underhand methods, the formula remained a mystery and after many investigations Charles finally concluded that the conditions in his little building were not suitable for porcelain production, there being insufficient space for the ovens and driers. In , Charles commissioned the construction of a new factory in the Royal Wood of Capodimonte, by the architect Ferdinando Sanfelice. The History of Capo di Monte Porcelain After vast research conducted throughout Italy to find a suitable substance to manufacture porcelain of a quality equal to the Chinese porcelain, deposits of kaolin were finally discovered at Fuscaldo and Paola in the Province of Catanzaro.

Charles VII immediately ordered brushes and painting equipment from Dresda; gold used for gilding was obtained from crushed Ungheris and Zecchinis.

Antique Silver Snuff Boxes

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. May Learn how and when to remove this template message Nineteenth century carved walnut treen snuff box Treen, literally “of a tree” is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood.

Treen is distinct from furniture , such as chairs , and cabinetry , as well as clocks and cupboards.

Description A good, antique, Scottish Silver mounted Ram’s Horn Snuff Mull dating from c The snuff mull is of conventional form, the hinged silver mounted lid with a central circular disc with engraved initials “From WD to PD, “.

Hopefully this guide will give you some tips on how to value your specific box. Feel free to email us directly to ask any questions. The era of the Russian snuff box really begins in when Peter the Great imported goldsmiths from countries in Western Europe to come work for him personally. Several snuff boxes do exist that can be tied to Peter the Great and most of them are held in institutional collections. Snuff boxes from to are occasionally available.

Almost every both from this time period was made by French and German goldsmiths. Expect to find many precious stones on these boxes. This has made the identification and appreciation of boxes from the time of Elizabeth and onwards much easier. Silver boxes were made for the middle class. One reason that so many both rare and common Russian snuff boxes exist is thanks to the gift giving nature of the Russian people.

For year or more any important visitor was typically welcomed to the country with a gift.

Masonic Silver Snuff Box Hand Engraved by Shaun Hughes