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Unusual Objects … Objects of Curiosity

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. PRESENTING AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 18th Century blue and white gilded 2 handled mug…..probably Continental European……possibly German. No makers mark…..only mark is “58”. 18C Continental 2 Handled Blue and White Mug with gilding. Very reminiscent of Meissen !! We are of the opinion that this piece…

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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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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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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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