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Eighteenth century shell and silver snuff box

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Eighteenth century shell and silver snuff box

Tweet Pin It Ca 1710-20 shell and silver snuff box. Probably English.

1600 rock crystal and silver box

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1600 rock crystal and silver box

Tweet Pin It Rock crystal box, ca 1600. Probably German or Prague.The mounts are gilt silver. Measurements:43 x 38 mm height:30 mm

Eighteenth century turtle snuff box with silver mounts

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Eighteenth century turtle snuff box with silver mounts

Tweet Pin It Ca 1760-70 silver mounted turtle snuff box. Shells, coconuts,nautilus shells, turtles, tortoises, ray skin, exotic wood, beetle nut, ostrich eggs, emu eggs, […]

Micro mosaic plaque

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Micro mosaic plaque

Tweet Pin It Italian ca 1810 micromosaic plaque of a crane, in original gold surround. Mosaics were popular in ancient Rome and were revived in […]

Fourteenth century Chinese agate bead

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Fourteenth century Chinese agate bead

Tweet Pin It Intricately carved Chinese carnelian bead. ca 1300.Drilled with tapering hole at the two ends. 55 mm long diameter of the cylinder:15 mm

Silver gilt perfume funnel

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Silver gilt perfume funnel

Tweet Pin It Eighteenth century fire gilt silver perfume funnel, hallmarked Moscow 1737 The spout of the funnel is engraved with inventory marks of probably […]

Belt buckle

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Belt buckle

Tweet Pin It Silver and faceted cut paste buckle. English ca 1720. The belt part must have been made of velvet or silk. For very […]

Jasper and gold snuffbox

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Jasper and gold snuffbox

Tweet Pin It Italian ca 1810 gold an carved jasper snuffbox.The multi layered jasper is cameo carved so the figure of Mercury stands proud while […]

Ancient Noble Order of the  Gormorgons silver medal

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Ancient Noble Order of the Gormorgons silver medal

Tweet Pin It The Ancient Noble Order of the Gormogons was a 18th century society formed by expelled Freemason Philip Wharton which left no records […]

Silver rail pass

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Silver rail pass

Tweet Pin It “Large ” enamelled and hand engraved silver rail-pass. Given by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to Captain and Mrs R Gordon Munro […]

Agate pomander

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Agate pomander

Tweet Pin It Pear shaped agate pomander with silver mounts.German ca 1690. The pomander opens up on both sides. Measurement:40 mm

Medieval pilgrims medal

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Medieval pilgrims medal

Tweet Pin It Probably English ca 1300 gilt bronze pilgrim’s medal, depicting “Veronica’s veil” These medieval “souvenirs” were bought after completing arduous and often hazardous […]

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Whale bone fork and knife

Tweet Pin It Pair of fork and knife , carved as one, probably sailors carving ca 1800 Length : 16 cm

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Engraved silver Masonic badge

Tweet Pin It English ca 1800 engraved silver Masonic badge.

Early Reliquary

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Early Reliquary

Tweet Pin It “Large” gold mounted reliquary in pressed tortoise shell. An engraved steel dye was used to manufacture these artifacts. The steel was engraved […]

Rock crystal and silver reliquary

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Rock crystal and silver reliquary

Tweet Pin It ca 1600 probably Italian reliquary with rock crystal and silver. The relics are housed in nine small hollowed out dome of a […]

Ca 1600 Red jasper bowl with French gold mounts

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Ca 1600 Red jasper bowl with French gold mounts

Tweet Pin It Yellow and red jasper bowl , ca 1600 probably Italian or French in gold mounts. The mounts have French marks. The marks […]

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silver mounted amber snuff box

Tweet Pin It ca 1740 silver mounted amber snuff box, probably German. The mounts are silver gilt, with most of the original fire gilding left.

Enameled silver heart

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Enameled silver heart

Tweet Pin It Ca 1680 enameled heart with the image of Christ on one side and Mary on the other. Probably German .On one side […]

1700 silver gilt tooth pick

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1700 silver gilt tooth pick

Tweet Pin It Original and very rare gilt silver tooth pick. The figure of a “black amore” was very popular at the end of the […]

Pair of Topaz and silver shoe buckles

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Pair of Topaz and silver shoe buckles

Tweet Pin It Probably Portuguese silver and topaz shoe buckles in original red leather tooled box.

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Rare staurolite amulet

Tweet Pin It Amulet in the form of a naturally formed crystal cross, called staurolite. Staurolite crystals naturally form 90 degree crosses but are extreemly […]

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Pomander

Tweet Pin It Antique silver and agate pomander. Probably German ca 1700. Measurements : 32 mm

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Masonic silver medal

Tweet Pin It Finely engraved silver masonic medal. English ca 1796. Measurements:60 x 48 mm

1680 silver gilt Figa amulet

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1680 silver gilt Figa amulet

Tweet Pin It Italian , ca 1650-1680 gilt silver amulet/charm to deflect and protect the wearer from the “evil eye”.The mano fico, also called figa, […]

Pair of shoe buckles

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Pair of shoe buckles

Tweet Pin It Pair of silver and gold and paste shoe buckles. Probably English ca 1800.Perfect condition.

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Eighteenth century Russian nielloed silver snuffbox

Tweet Pin It Roend partially gilt Russian silver snuffbox. Nielloed medalios on both sides. The nielloed medallion on the top of the box seem to […]

Amethyst bust

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Amethyst bust

Tweet Pin It seventeenth/eighteenth century cameo carving of a bust of a young woman with dove. probably Italian ca 1700. Height:5.5 cm

Ivory bottle

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Ivory bottle

Tweet Pin It Seventeenth century ivory bottle, probably German ca 1690-1700 with silver neck and silver pull off lid. Figures are carved in high relief. […]

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Eighteenth century French gold box

Tweet Pin It French gold box in mint condition. Marked inside on base and lid. Paris 1789 Measurements :49 mm in diameter 19 mm in […]

Micro mosaic panel in gold frame

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Micro mosaic panel in gold frame

Tweet Pin It Larger than normal micro mosaic panel in enamelled gold frame. Most probably from a box. Depicting Pliny’s doves. The origin of the […]

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Glass cameo of Pope Pius X

Tweet Pin It Large multicoloured glass cameo of Pope Pius X. Measurements : 73 x 58 mm

Engraved Reliquary

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Engraved Reliquary

Tweet Pin It “Large” engraved silver reliquary, ca 1700 probably German. Measurements: 58 x 48 mm “Thickness” : 14 mm

Silver pomander

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Silver pomander

Tweet Pin It “Turned ” decoration silver pomander, ca 1700. Probably German.This particular example was to be worn around the neck, probably on a chain. […]

Byzantine silver cross

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Byzantine silver cross

Tweet Pin It Silver / with remnants of gilding visible in some areas/ cross ca 1000 A.D. One side is Christ and on the other […]

Silver Scissors Case

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Silver Scissors Case

Tweet Pin It Silver scissors case ca 1710-20. Dutch or English. In the late seventeenth century 500 000 French Protestants left France fleeing religious persecution. […]

Ancient Roman Lapis Intaglio in Eighteenth cent. fob seal

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Ancient Roman Lapis Intaglio in Eighteenth cent. fob seal

Tweet Pin It Ancient Roman Lapis lazuli intaglio of a goat and a horn of plenty in a high carat eighteenth century Italian fob seal.The […]

Seventeenth century gilt bronze medal

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Seventeenth century gilt bronze medal

Tweet Pin It Octagonal gilt bronze medal ca 1640 Italian. The medal is cast with a loop to facilitate wearing, so it might have been […]

Seventeenth century ivory box

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Seventeenth century ivory box

Tweet Pin It Circular ivory box with a carved lid. Probably Dutch ca 1690-1700.These carved boxes were very popular in the second half of the […]

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Russian two coloured gold cigarette case

Tweet Pin It Russian two coloured gold cigarette case with sapphire thumbpiece. Marked in base and lid. Inside lid with 1914 inscription. Weight :163.2 grams

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Three hunting amulets

Tweet Pin It Three hunting amulets. I understand these are upper jaws of hunting ferrets, encased in silver. South Tyrol, ca 1840 Largest; 30 mm […]

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15 th century Islamic pottery fragment

Tweet Pin It Round blue and white glazed pottery fragment of a Mameluk bowl, encased in a sixteenth-seventeenth century, probably Ottoman egraved copper frame.There are […]

Herrendgrund barrel

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Herrendgrund barrel

Tweet Pin It Herrendgrund pair of drinking cups ,”locked” into one as a barrel. Ca 1720.These drinking cups, in the shape of a barrel were […]

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“Large” micro-mosaic picture in original frame

Tweet Pin It Italian / probably Rome / ca 1820-30 Grand Tour micro mosaic of the Foro Romano, in original gilt wooden frame. The mosaic […]

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Pair of silver mounted ruby glass bottles

Tweet Pin It Pair of German ca 1710 silver mounted ruby glass bottles. Probably coming out of a large traveling toilet service. The silver mounts […]

Memento Mori rosary bead

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Memento Mori rosary bead

Tweet Pin It Seventeeth century lignum rosary bead, one side is the face of Christ and a scull on the other side. The hill where […]

Turned ivory and gilt metal snuff box

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Turned ivory and gilt metal snuff box

Tweet Pin It ca 1750 probably German turned ivory and gilt metal snuffbox. Measurements :62 mm x 50 mm x 28 mm Turning of wood […]

South American Tobacco Box

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South American Tobacco Box

Tweet Pin It Probably Peruvian tobacco pouch, armadillo tail mounted in silver. Ca 1800-1830. Measurements: 65 mm across and 65 mm vertical

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