Description: For the ladies in the house this Vintage Sterling Silver Broach with a Filigree open design , a blooming display of flowers accented by a single baby pearl , sterling silver finished with a gold wash. Weighing in at 8.5 grams.
Condition Report: minor tarnishView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this Vintage 20th Century American Eagle Patriotic Needlepoint Footstool. The stool was made by Vander Ley Brothers. one of the Historic Grand Rapids Furniture Makers, who were in business from 1921 to 1951. With a stunning American Eagle E Pluribis Unum Patriotic 1957 needlepoint cushion on a taupe background. Retains the original label from Vander Lay. These small, versatile stools fit anywhere in any room. Age appropriate wear.
Condition Report: age expected wear- antique, split undersideView additional info »
Description: The Estate Road Show is proud to showcase this original 1840s to 1850s English Spongeware milk pitcher, in an ULTRA RARE early Georgian style unmolded yellow ware clay, with light green eccentric dabbing. This austere pitcher is without the 1870s + era banded and diamond (trellis) exterior, BUT does have the first version of the short radius base seating rim, plus the partial interior sponged finish. The early to mid Victorian Scottish / English molded serving pieces are few and far between. Furthermore, 90% + of the wares from that era were finished in one of the four disciplines exclusively, those being Brush Stroke, Spattering, Dabbing, or Sponge Spattering (Stick Spattering) / please see the history below. Our special antique is strictly early hand Dabbing and is a truly valuable collectible. Research consulted: Spongeware 1835 â¿¿ 1935 Makers Marks & patterns / by Henry E. Kelly, Arnold & Dorothy E. Kowalsky; Spongeware & Spatterware 3rd Edition / by Kevin McConnell x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Spongeware is a specific decorating discipline that officially originated in Scotland ca. 1835. The technique was amenable to early earthenwares, but would also later apply to Ironstone, and English semi pporcelain, which fostered a century long love affair with the finished products. Manufactured In the numerous factories of early Industrial-era England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales the art form was well received whenever it was discovewred. The term Spongeware was strictly Scottish / English in lineage, while the term Spatterware became first associated with, and then supplanted the Spongeware reference in America. This information is taken from the classic reference by Henry Kelly and Arnold and Dorothy Kowalsky, Spongeware 1835-1935. Spongeware or Spatterware was first recorded in Scotland ca. 1835, as potteries in Glasgow began producing utilitarian ware for the frugal Northern British Isles clientele. The pieces were highly successful, and soon production began in Staffordshire, England, and to other countries in Europe and eventually the U.S.A. Although the pieces were rarely marked, most of the lines were produced for export to America, and was highly sought after in the Eastern German & Pennsylvania Dutch communitiesSpongware was decorated using one or a combination of four methods:1) Hand painting or brushstroke finish decoration was done by semi skilled artisans.2) Spattering was the application of color by blowing a powder onto the body using a pipe. This was expensive and required skill.3) Consequently, the procedure was altered and achieved the same essential look by Dabbing on the color with an ordinary sponge. Oddly enough, this hand finish art is called Dabbing. 4) Stick Spatter or Sponge Printing was more assembly line in nature than the three previous disciplines, being quicker, and involving stamping a pattern using a piece of cut sponge on a stick. The most common colors were blue, red and green, with yellow being very Rare. In Scotland purple and brown became exceptionally popular, and shortly thereafter, pink and black were introduced. The English & Scotish Spongeware from the early to mid Victorian period ca. 1835 to 1870, are the most valuable, and sought after of all examples. Some (not all) of the fine potters marketing Songeware from this period are as follows: Scotland; Scot Methvens Links Pottery, Llanelly Pottery, Bells Pottery, Bo ness Pottery, Auld Heather Ware Scotland â¿¿ the Links Pottery at Kirkcaldy // England; C.T. Mailing, Wm. Adams, George Jones, Baker & Co., Elsmore & Foster, Edge Malkin & Co., Allertons, J.G. Meakin, Clementson Bros, and Davenport.
Condition Report: General crazing, several hairlinesView additional info »
Description: Offered for your consideration this Antique Wooden Toy Delivery / Farm Truck, there is a number and what appears to be a signature , the cab shape is early 1900s.
Condition Report: age expected wear- antique, paint lossView additional info »
Description: We are pleased to offer this Vintage Work Basket with curly woven splints, very delicate weave, some original vegetable pigment still visible. Most likely Native American, Penobscot or Chippewa in origin, the basket is in good condition as shown in photos. This basket has a beautiful patina and is very clean. Excellent basket for the collector of Americana, Country antiques, Indian baskets, Northeast & MIdwest baskets, Oak splint baskets.Research Consulted: American Antiques by Dorothy Hammond, 22nd Edition, Page 117
Condition Report: minor wearView additional info »