Category Archives: French – Continental – European

European Furniture, Art and Collectibles, French, German, Austrian, Spanish etc

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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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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18C Oil on Board Continental School of Lake Scene

18C Oil on Board Continental School of Lake Scene. Very nice unsigned and unattributed canvas on board from circa 1720 – 1740………..appears to be continental in origin……possibly French or Dutch. It is EXTREMELY WELL PAINTED …..has ‘plenty’ of detail…………….it has REAL QUALITY !! It features a Lake Scene with boats and a Ferry. A lakeshore home……with…

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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 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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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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