Author Archives: Nevan O Shaughnessy

19C Anglo Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case

19C Anglo Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case. Lovely 19th Century Anglo-Indian Sadeli Mosaic Calling Card Case. Circa 1880…..made in Bombay…..renowned for this type of mosaic known as sadeli. The ancient art of Sadeli Mosaic is said to have been introduced from Shiraz in Persia via Sind to Bombay, a long time before the Anglo Indian…

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19C Anglo Indian Ebony Calling Card Case

19C Anglo Indian Ebony Calling Card Case. Pretty 19th Century Anglo-Indian hand-carved wooden calling card case……circa 1880. Floral and bird carving……complete with 3 original calling cards still inside the case……Mr. William Varley of Huddersfield, UK. Dark wood….possibly ebony. Interior covered in dark blue velvet. VICTORIAN CALLING CARD ETHIQUETTE: It is generally understood that women leave their husband’s…

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19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns

19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns. Nice pair of Anglo-Indian…..hand-carved spice/tobacco jars. 19C Anglo Indian Pair of Carved Wooden Spice Urns. 19th Century…….circa 1890…….floral carvings in rosewood. HISTORY OF SPICES: The spice trade developed throughout South Asia and Middle East in around 2000 BCE with cinnamon and pepper, and in East Asia…

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19C Anglo Indian Rosewood Caddy with Solid Silver Mounts

19C Anglo Indian Rosewood Caddy with Solid Silver Mounts. Really nice and unusual 19th Century Anglo-Indian Spice or Tea Caddy…….from circa 1890. Made of solid rosewood with solid silver mounts on base and lid. The lid has 3 silver studs and a central silver large clasp which connect to a wooden finial underneath. The lid…

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1966 Irish Sterling Silver Bowl for 50th Anniversary of 1916 Rising

1966 Irish Sterling Silver Bowl for 50th Anniversary of 1916 Rising. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE solid silver commemorative Sugar Bowl…….commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising. Fully Hallmarked…..Made in Dublin 1966…….with most desirable commemorative Irish hallmark for “The 1916 Rising”. Maker: Royal Irish Silver Ltd. Front of the Bowl has an engraved motif of a Unicorn…

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19C Scottish Horn Ink Standish with Solid Silver Inkwell and pocket watch display

19C Scottish Horn Ink Standish. One for our Celtic Brethren !!!! Highly unusual and rare piece. A DEFINITE CONVERSATION PIECE !!! Ink Standish with solid oak base…..two Highland Cow horns form the centerpiece of this unusual and gorgeous display……leading to 2 rings for Pocket Watch & Fob display. The Horns are banded in old plated…

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19C Chinese Soapstone Carving

19C Chinese Soapstone Carving. Lovely 19th Century Chinese Soapstone carving……in double vase form……with floral arrangement. Beautiful deep umber and jade green colors. Circa 1840……GREAT CONDITION !! Soapstone is a soft rock, that has been carved by the Chinese for centuries, and is still being carved today. The name derives from the soap-like feel that some…

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19C Anglo Indian Solid Silver Perfume Bottle

19C Anglo Indian Solid Silver Perfume Bottle. Lovely 19th Century Anglo-Indian solid silver perfume bottle case with profuse repousse work and green glass perfume bottle inside. Not hallmarked because it was made in Colonial India……but solid silver and beautifully made. Lid removes to reveal a green glass perfume bottle. Both the Base and the lid…

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British Porcelain Masons Ironstone Mandalay 2 Handled Scent Urn or Pot Pourri Jar with Domed Lid

British Porcelain Masons Ironstone Mandalay 2 Handled Scent Urn. Pretty Early 20th Century 2 handled Scent Urn or Pot Pourri Jar with domed lid or cover ….British porcelain…..Masons Ironstone…..Mandalay Pattern…..fully marked. Hand-painted with Floral design with cobalt blue, deep oranges, green, yellow and magentas with gilded edgings. Lid has a gilded Foo Dog as a…

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Pair of British Porcelain Masons Ironstone Mandalay Bon Bon Dishes

Pair of British Porcelain Masons Ironstone Mandalay Bon Bon Dishes. Pretty Early 20th Century pair of Bon Bon dishes…..British porcelain…..Masons Ironstone…..Mandalay Pattern…..fully marked. Hand-painted with Floral design with cobalt blue, deep oranges, green, yellow and magentas with gilded edgings. Circa 1920. Mason’s Ironstone was made by the English pottery of Charles J. Mason after 1813.…

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