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Unusual Objects … Objects of Curiosity

Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases

Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases. Pretty Pair of Anglo Indian Brass and Enameled Rose Vases. Hand-enameled in India circa 1900……….chased brass with red and green engraved and enameled floral design. Ribbed Vase rims……extending to a long neck ……………. bulbous mid-section…………tapering down to circular base. BRITISH RAJ: The British Raj (/rɑːdʒ/; from…

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19C Sterling Silver Snuffbox Birmingham 1848 by Rolason Bros

19C Sterling Silver Snuffbox Birmingham 1848 by Rolason Bros. Lovely little sterling silver snuffbox………fully hallmarked……..gold plated interior. Lovely chasing on lid and sides…..the central cartouche is blank….a bonus if you want to personalize it !! Both the base and lid have matching marks. Makers mark is “R.B”……probably Rolason Brothers…….Birmingham Anchor mark……Lion Passant…..1848 (‘Z”) HISTORY OF…

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20C Sterling Silver and Crystal Perfume Bottle Birmingham 1907 by H. Woodward & Co

20C Sterling Silver and Crystal Perfume Bottle Birmingham 1907. Pretty English sterling silver perfume bottle. Stopper and base are fully Hallmarked…….H.W. & Co. Ltd, Birmingham Anchor, Lion passant, and letter “h”. The stopper screws off and still retains its original cork. Beautiful repousse work throughout. Hobnail Cut lead crystal base. Horace Woodward & Co. Ltd…….Birmingham….1907.…

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20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame

20C Handpainted Persian Plaque in Khatam Mosaic Frame. Lovely little hand-painted bone plaque in Persian Khatam mosaic frame……Polo scene……circa 1960.   “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut geometrical shapes. Khatam is also the…

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18C Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Pottery Vases

18C Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Pottery Vases. Very unusual pair of Chinese Blue & White 18th Century – Qing Dynasty – pottery vases…….real talking or conversation pieces ! Unusually shaped Chinese figures in garden scenes. Most likely, shipwreck salvage pieces……most likely from the Qing Dynasty……early 18th Century. Many ships sailing from China to Europe,…

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19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Exotic Birds

19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Exotic Birds. Lovely rare collage of Four Chinese hand-painted silk panels of exotic birds and birds of paradise …….. from circa 1850. 19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Exotic Birds. Newly framed. Each panel is matted in a gold matte panel. Some slight foxing on the silks………….. consistent…

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19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures

19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures. Extremely rare collage of Four Chinese hand-painted silks of Chinese torture techniques……..from circa 1850. Framed in new frame……each panel is matted in a gold matte. 19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures. 19C Chinese Hand painted Silk Collage of Chinese Tortures. What is Silk Painting?…

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Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box

Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box. Lovely little Persian Trinket Box. Arabic scene of travelers meeting at the Oasis and sharing a Hookah. Hand-painted on bone…..box has beautiful PersianKhatam inlaid mosaic of brass, bone and colored glass/stone. “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles…

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19C Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood and Bone inlaid Elephant

19C Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood and Bone inlaid Elephant. Gorgeous little Anglo-Indian Elephant. Rosewood inlaid with bone…….circa 1890…..made in Hoshiarpur, India. IN SUPERB CONDITION…..tusks, trunk etc. INDIAN ELEPHANTS: In general, Asian elephants are smaller than African elephants and have the highest body point on the head. The tip of their trunk has one finger-like process.…

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19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard

19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard. Beautiful 19C Omani, Indo-Persian inspired, Khanjar Dagger and scabbard from circa 1850. The scabbard is inlaid with sterling silver thread, black thread and copper thread, in the Damascene style. Sterling silver mounts on the dagger and scabbard. The dagger hilt or handle is made of rosewood and overlaid with silver mounts. Most…

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