A dated 18th century meerschaum bag form pipe. There is no stem. The body of the pipe has a silver cap and stem and a full silver rim with an attached lid, the rim of which is pierced and tooled all around. The lid is engraved “P.H.” in script with
A 19th century horn snuff box or mull, in the form of a fish head. Natural horn, carved into a fish face with an inlaid eye, metal rim and horn cap or lid. Even the mount for the lid has decorative flourishes. In excellent, usable condition, the whole piece measures
Purchased in Austria, a very old oil painting on panel. Although this was done sometime later, the painting is Gothic in feel and style with the elongated fingers, gold highlights, pearls and pale white faces common in that period. I believe this is at least could be 18th century. The
Perhaps Tunbridge Wells work, this has a finely done layered wood mosaic body made of contrasting woods. Topped with a small cushion covered with blue velvet. So cute! About 1 1/8″ tall x 1″ wide. In very good old condition with light soil to the cushion.
I try to avoid over-the-top superlatives but, superlatives apply to this piece. Stunning! Museum quality! This is very fine wool needlepoint on what looks like a linen open-weave cloth. This could be nun’s or a devotee’s work. Religious art or needlework, this is a beautiful piece. Two panels; Christ at