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Unusual Objects … Objects of Curiosity

Chinese Ceramic Guan Yin with gold overlay

Chinese Ceramic Guan Yin with gold overlay. PRESENTING A LOVELY Chinese Ceramic Guan Yin with gold overlay. This porcelain Statue is hand-painted and hand-gilded. It depicts the Buddhist Goddess of ‘GUAN YIN’.   The figure is in a seated pose, with hands crossed holding a sacred urn or offering. She is wearing a hat with…

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Pair of Mid Century Oil on Boards by Les Dykes of Pool Hall & Arcade

Pair of Mid Century Oil on Boards by Les Dykes of Pool Hall & Arcade. PRESENTING a  VERY RARE Pair of EXTREMELY LARGE Mid-Century Oil on Boards…..painted by British Artist, Les Dykes……….featuring a pool hall scene and an arcade scene from circa 1950. The paintings are in GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION.   The First Painting is…

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19C British Plated Silver & Glass Bon Bon Dish

19C British Plated Silver & Glass Bon Bon Dish. PRESENTING a lovely 19th Century piece of British Plated Silver Handled Bon Bon Dish complete with original glass inserts. From circa 1890. Beautifully pieced gallery. Most likely made in Sheffield, England, maker unknown. In EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION !! Really pretty piece for any fine home !!!…

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Jefferson Davis Portrait

Jefferson Davis Portrait. PRESENTING a UNIQUE and ORIGINAL piece of AMERICAN HISTORY……..an ORIGINAL print of a very rare Portrait of an early Jefferson Davis by Enoch Wood Perry together with accompanying letter from Jefferson Davis’ Grandson Jefferson Hayes Davis dated 2nd April 1935…..with signature. THIS IS AN HISTORIC FRAMED ORIGINAL PRINT! The print has a…

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Jefferson Davis Capitol Statue

Jefferson Davis Capitol Statue. PRESENTING a UNIQUE and ORIGINAL piece of AMERICAN HISTORY……..an ORIGINAL photograph of the unveiling of the Jefferson Davis Statue in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. with Jefferson Davis’s Great Grand-daughter … we are confident is Margaret Josephine Young (1912 – 1979), in the frame (clearly with the honor of carrying out…

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Zanzibar Dowry Chest

Zanzibar Dowry Chest. PRESENTING a STUNNING EXAMPLE of an Early 20th Century Zanzibar Dowry Chest from circa 1920. The chest is in the classic shape and design of what is commonly known as a ‘Zanzibar Chest’………but it was most likely made in the Middle East…Probably Oman. Oman is geographically close to the island of Zanzibar.…

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Art Deco Australian Tea Cart

Art Deco Australian Tea Cart. PRESENTING a stunning and extremely RARE Australian Antique…………..an Art Deco Australian Tea Cart from circa 1920-25. Made of Burl Wood, Walnut, Tiger and Birch with marquetry inlay of map of Australia and Tasmania with Kangaroo and Emu and armorial crest. The top of the cart and the back face are…

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Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx

Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. PRESENTING an Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. The Bowl is solid brass. It is hand decorated with hand beaten nail pins in a ‘folk art manner’ depicting the Sphinx and other people. We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older!…

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Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs

Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. PRESENTING an Early 20C Chinese Brass Tray with Glifs. The Bowl is solid brass. It has Chinese symbols on it’s face (but we cannot decipher them).   We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older! It is part of the Lida Calvert…

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19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug

19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug. Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 19C Copper Rum Cup or Mug or measuring mug. Large mug….It holds 96 Fl Ounces or 3 Quarts.. From circa 1880 and made of solid copper, with large copper handles attached by way of rivets. Larger than most rum cups or mugs…..but most definitely in the same…

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