A pretty little Italian micro mosaic brooch, dating to the mid 20th century. Micro mosaic is when tiny glass tiles are crafted together and placed into cement to produce ‘micro mosaic’ pictures, which are then set into jewellery. Micro mosaic work dates back over 2000 years, although it was probably most popular in the 18th & 19th Centuries during the time of the Grand Tour. Italy is the most famous producer of micro mosaic jewellery. This brooch is in good order and was probably a holiday souvenir brought home in the 1950s, brass backed.
An attractive 1970s 'Aurora Borealis' brooch. The process of making Aurora Borealis coating on crystal was in experimental phases in the early 1950's by the Swarovski Company. The process progressed to some success in 1953, but not until 1955 did Manfred Swarovski perfect it. This is a really attractive example of cut crystal with the rainbow coating.(its not Swarovski). The brooch features a central circle surrounded by 6 flowers creating one larger flower, really pretty when the light catches it.
A lovely colourful Chinese cloisonne vase dating to around 1940. The body is made from brass with a covering of an attractive medium blue enamel against which the flowering Prunus or cherry blossom stands out well.The enamel colours used in the design are blue, white, pink, green, black, mustard, and rust. The mouth lip and the base foot ring are unglazed. The base bears the word 'China' stamped into it. CONDITION. The vase has one small wear spot to the blue near a Prunus flowers.(see arrow on photo) There are a couple more tiny spots that aren't big enough to be noticed.There are a couple of minor marks to the brass rim of the vase, all commensurate with its age. There are no dents or breaks. Overall an attractive vase.
A superb farmhouse kitchen table. The main table is constructed in cherry although the bread slide is chestnut. This would suggest that it is French in origin. There has been a small amount of historic woodworm, which we have treated although there was no sign of recent activity. The colour is excellent and the polish is good.A very attractive table.
A very pretty ribbed Copeland coffee can and saucer, dating to around 1900. It has a transfer outline design which has been over-painted, and gilding added. It is marked Copelands china England to the base. In good condition, but a slight yellowing inside the base of the cup. I have two of these available.
A lovely sentimental piece of Edwardian jewellery, dating to around 1910. This 'Mother' brooch follows the genre of name brooches which was popular at this time. This one is gold plated on a brass body, as opposed to those which are gold plated on a silver body. It bears the makers initials AJC to the reverse. Simple pin clasp fastening.
A 19th C tortoiseshell tea caddy. The caddy with a slightly domed top. Opening the hinged lid reveals the velvet lined lid, and ivory edged base and lid. The interior has its tea compartment lid with ivory shaped finial handle. The body is veneered with well chosen panels of tortoiseshell and the caddy stands on four small ivory bun feet. Please note: there has been a crack to the tortoiseshell veneer which runs diagonally across the caddy lid, (see picture). This has been restored by ourselves and is still a very nice caddy.