Category Archives: Bric a Brac

Unusual Objects … Objects of Curiosity

20C British Burgess and Leigh Burslem Floral Vase

20C British Burgess and Leigh Burslem Floral Vase. REALLY PRETTY hand-painted English Pottery – Burleigh Ware – Vase…….Circa 1900. Hand painted floral pattern with gilding. Burgess & Leigh, Burslem pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, England. HISTORY OF BURGESS & LEIGH: Founded in 1851 under the name Hulme and Booth and it was not until 1877 that the name…

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19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods

19C Burmese Highly Carved Wooden Floor or Wall Shelf ft Hindu Gods. OUTSTANDING and VERY RARE !! Early 19th Century…….circa 1810……probably Burmese (Myanmar) carved rosewood floor or wall shelf. Can be hung on wall or used on the floor as depicted in the photos. Incredibly carved wood…..front has hand-carved statues depicting the Hindu Gods……..gold paint…

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19C Indo Persian Framed Marble Plaque of Wild Boar Hunt

19C Indo Persian Framed Marble Plaque of Wild Boar Hunt. Really nice framed marble plaque. We think the frame is later…..but the plaque is definitely 19th Century. Either Indian or Persian, depicting wild boar hunt scene with dogs and Army Officer and Natives on horseback. From Circa 1870……………..the time of the Raj ! TIME OF…

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19C Pair of Large Staffordshire Ironstone Floor Vases

19C Pair of Large Staffordshire Ironstone Floor Vases. Nice pair of Large 19th Century Ironstone Blue and White Floor Vases…….made in Staffordshire, Britain in the Chinese style. Trailing foliage with birds on each. Large tulip style handles on each. Natural crazing indicates age. Made circa 1860.   STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY: Staffordshire pottery is pottery that is…

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19C French Palissyware Clam Dish

19C French Palissyware Clam Dish. Classic French pottery ……known as palissyware……the use of fauna, grass etc…..in the majolica style. PALISSYWARE: Palissy ware is a 19th-century term for ceramics produced in the style of the famous French potter Bernard Palissy (c. 1510–90), who referred to his own work in the familiar manner as rustique. Palissy’s distinctive…

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19C British 8 Day Fusee Railway or School Wall Clock

19C British 8 Day Fusee Railway or School Wall Clock. Really good British wall clock…..made circa 1880 for use in a Railway Station House or a School House. This is an 8 day fusee pendulum clock. Great Condition……the face and case are perfect…..the interior clock mechanism is fully complete and in great condition. It only needs…

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20C Chinese Profusely Handcarved Faux Elephant Tusks

20C Chinese Profusely Handcarved Faux Elephant Tusks. Before we start…..you can RELAX…..these are not real elephant tusks and are MOST DEFINITELY NOT made of ivory !!! They are 100% Legal !!! These are ‘faux’ tusks…..hand-carved sections of bone placed onto a wooden carcass in the shape of a tusk …………… to ‘mimic’ a large elephant…

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Mid Century Globe Bar Classic 1950s

Mid Century Globe Bar Classic 1950s. Not made to deceive……………but deceive it does………….. in classic 1950’s ‘kitch’ !!! This Globe was made in the 1950’s probably in the UK……. copying 15th Century Italian Renaissance style Globes. At first glance it appears to be simply that…..a replica of a 15th Century Italian Globe. The Globe portion spins…

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19C Set of 10 Sterling Silver Shot Glasses by W Comyn & Sons – RARE

19C Set of 10 Sterling Silver Shot Glasses by W Comyn. Yes……shot glasses existed in 1898 !!! They were more likely used, however, for sherry or port instead of ‘Jaeger’ !!! LOL Still in their original box and all 100% intact……IMMACULATE MINT CONDITION  !! The shot glasses are held in a solid silver repousse base…

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18C Continental 2 Handled Blue and White Mug with gilding

18C Continental 2 Handled Blue and White Mug with gilding. Lovely 18th Century blue and white gilded 2 handled mug…..probably continental……possibly German. No makers mark…..only mark is “58”. 18C Continental 2 Handled Blue and White Mug with gilding. Very reminiscent of Meissen !! HISTORY OF POTTERY AND PORCELAIN The European quest for porcelain: 16th-18th century…

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