Author Archives: Nevan O Shaughnessy

19C Continental Turquoise Glass Box with Miniature of Palace Scene

19C Continental Turquoise Glass Box with Miniature of Palace Scene. Nice continental ring or pill box…….circa 1820……turquoise blue glass base…..gilt metal mounts……with lovely chasing enclosing the glass box. Hand-painted miniature Palace Scene on plaque and under glass, in the center of the lid  (possibly Austrian….Vienna). The lid is hinged and has a clasp to open and…

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19C Russian Faberge Style 24ct Gold and Enamel Prayer Dish

19C Russian Faberge Style 24ct Gold and Enamel Prayer Dish. Words cannot describe the beauty of this little dish !! SIMPLY STUNNING !! It is probably Russian Orthodox……used most likely for church alms or prayer offerings…………..it is made of a 24ct gold filigree dish with glorious enamel work……most definitely in the style and quality of…

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19C British Ladies Brass Pocket Notebook

19C British Ladies Brass Pocket Notebook. Pictures do not do a service to this cute little notepad/notebook from the late 19th Century. 19C British Ladies Brass Pocket Notebook. Made of brass…..complete with original pencil and notepad…….beautifully chased………beautifully designed as a lady’s compendium…….so cute…….and RARE AS HEN’S TEETH  ! The case is spring hinged with the…

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Early 19C French Gold Box with Enamel and Miniature Portrait

Early 19C French Gold Box with Enamel and Miniature Portrait. Another gorgeous little Early 19th Century French Powder-Snuff Box. Box made with 18ct Gold with beautiful chasing around the sides. Hinged lid profusely inlaid with green mirafiori style enamel buttons or semi-domes …… emerald green with gold flecks and topped with red semi-precious stones. Also inlaid…

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18C French Palais Royal Perfume Bottle – Gold & Ruby Glass & Gem Stones

18C French Palais Royal Perfume Bottle. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Perfume/Scent Bottle from the 18th Century. Either French or Italian…….and most likely another keepsake from the Grand Tour. In our opinion it is French Palais Royale style. The Gold (we think is 14ct gold plating) filigree work is stunning. The sides have gold filigree branches that fall…

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19C Italian Ruby Glass Box with Miniature of Basilica

19C Italian Ruby Glass Box with Miniature of Basilica.   Lovely little 19th Century Ring Jar or Pill box made of a thick wine colored ruby glass.   It is from circa 1830…… most likely a keepsake from the Grand Tour. In the past “Grand Tour” was the name of the journey that the European…

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18C French Louis XVI Gold and MOP Box with Miniature Portrait of Lady

18C French Louis XVI Gold and MOP Box with Miniature Portrait of Lady. STUNNING little French Ring Box……………… 18th Century French Louis XVI Gold and MOP Box with Miniature Portrait of Lady. Gold (18ct) Box inlaid with mother of Pearl and miniature portrait of a Lady of Importance, in period costume on the lid……18th Century.…

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19C Irish Gilt Metal and Green Enamel Ring Box

19C Irish Gilt Metal and Green Enamel Ring Box. Gorgeous little gilt metal ring box with green enamel on lid with golden 4 Leaf Clovers for ‘Luck’. Irish……hence the Lucky Clovers……..from circa 1880. Interior is lined with padded fabric to protect jewelry from damage. Rare little piece. 19C Irish Gilt Metal and Green Enamel Ring…

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19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna

19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Gorgeous little Indo-Persian Mosaic Trinket Box from circa 1870. 19C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box with Amboyna. Mosaic inlay with gold, semi precious stone, pewter, etc. The box has a very Persian feel and influence to it. The geometric mosaic is similar to Bombay Sadeli mosaic work…..but ever…

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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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