Antiques are often defined as collectibles over a century old, which show qualities such as rarity, good condition, beauty, quality, craftsmanship etc. Whilst items such as furniture and art conventionally are 100 years or older, cars are the exception to this rule; in the US, an antique car can be a mere 20 years old, whilst in the UK a vehicle must have been built at least 45 years ago to qualify for this title. On the used jewellery market, the terms antique and vintage can often be confused, with vintage generally being used for a piece between 50 to 100 years old. Watches also follow the 100 year rule for the term antique, whilst a vintage watch can be a mere 25 years old. The term collectibles encompasses a broad range of items, from porcelain figurines to postcards. These items can be of particular interest if related to a particular notable person or group.
665pp. 2012. First edition. 4to.large sized. First edition. An absentee bidding form loosely inserted. A lovely, fresh, clean, tight, bright near fine or fine copy. The 'catalogue' includes many pictures of these antiques/collectables in situ in Brooke Astor's home. A charming and beautiful physical record of the socialite's taste and loves. A super copy. Shipping from the UK
1951. First Edition. 174 pages. Signed by the author. Blue jacket over blue cloth. Inscription to front endpaper. Pages are clean and bright with a firm binding. Endpapers and page edges are lightly tanned and foxed. Boards are a little rub worn with some slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a little crushed. With some tanning to spine and edges. The clipped dust jacket has heavy edge wear, with tears, chips and foxing to interior. Most of
This elegant walnut easel is a collectable antique which can be used to practice or display art on. The easel was crafted in France in the 19th Century, when it became popular for artists to work outdoors (‘en plein air’). The easel allowed painters to easily carry their equipment outside and set-up wherever they pleased. This method of working directly from nature was favoured by the Impressionist artists, among others.
The Ernst Boehlen Chess Collection, Auction Catalogue, Phillips New Bond Street, Monday 9th November 1998 Listing 144 lots of antique, rare and collectable chess sets, illustrated in colour and black and white, estimates given in pounds sterling, 68 pages, softback, weight 295g. An invaluable reference source for anyone interested in collecting old and rare chess sets.
2x antique 11" Chinese antique ceramic and wood opera doll original hand embroidered costumes with brass head jewellery.\n\nBeautifully embroidered, with spectacular details on the dresses and head gear.\n\nBoth dolls have a sign/mark on the back of the neck (Chinese writing)\n\n28.5 cm (11") height.\n\nMaterial faded consistent with age.\n\nThese dolls are rare and collectable. Asian Antiques---
This exquisite ruby glass decanter was crafted in the late 19th Century in Bohemia, a historic region which was famous for its glassware. Antique Bohemian glass is today considered highly collectable because of its high-quality craftsmanship and decoration. This piece was made in Bohemia but intended for the Persian market.
A carved wood Victorian table snuff box, believed to have been carved by a Scottish blind man in Ayrshire, who often carved items relating to the poems by Robert Burns. This snuff box depicts three men carousing on the lid, with the sides carved with dogs and sheep. An extremely interesting and collectable item, which is in good condition and of a pale honey colour retaining a patination.
A rare and collectable early silver caddy spoon in the form of a jockey cap. It has a ribbed design and a plain centre button with the initial “G” in old fashioned script. Weight 8 grams. Measures 5.5 x 3.8 cms. Birmingham 1798. No maker’s mark* but almost certainly made in Birmingham by Samuel Pemberton. For a similar example see "Caddy Spoons, an Illustrated Guide" by John Norrie, plate 95c.
A majestic and exceptional antique Kurk Kashan rug from the early 20th century in outstanding condition. One of the best examples we have seen from Kashan, the variety of dyes, quality of wool and the workmanship to implement this intricate classical design make this rug one of the best examples. The soft kurk wool used is dense and cut finely and to perfection across this desirable rug. A beautiful and collectable rare rug in perfect order.
These pistols have been beautifully decorated with finely chased and engraved silver, and gold-damascened work. They were crafted in South-Eastern Europe in the 19th Century. The pistols are collectable, decorative pieces, which will look beautiful placed in a display cabinet, or mounted onto a wall.
These vases are wonderful examples of the exceptional quality and beauty of Bohemian glass. Bohemia was a historic region (today part of the Czech Republic) which was internationally renowned for its glassware. Antique Bohemian glass is now highly sought after and considered very collectable.
ts28 Antique German postcard of Hitler giving flowers to a child - I know nothing about this postcard only it formed part of a German collection of cards that I had to pay top money for at an auction so there is something very rare and collectable about this - unused - some light aging - mild top area handling very light - overall vg+ to ex minus condition - both sides scanned for your full examination
Exquisite and rare pair of antique Tehran rugs woven around 1900 – 1910. A very rare find to see such a beautiful pair of fine rugs. The soft white background allows all the silk highlights that have been used to weave the birds and vases in the main field to stand out. Lovely mellow colours an extremely beautiful and collectable pair of rugs. They have been made side by side as there is a clear ‘abrash’ which is a dye change at one end when the weavers decided to change the shade of colours the
This beautiful charger was created by the famous Royal Vienna Porcelain Manufactory in Austria. Founded in 1718, the factory was one of the first to create hard-paste porcelain in Europe. Owing to their beauty and fine quality, these Viennese porcelain goods were highly sought-after by the European elite in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Antique Royal Vienna items, like this charger, are now very collectable. The back of the charger is signed with the beehive mark of the Royal Vienna Porcelain Man
Rare, don't you think?\nIt would wrong this beautiful large polychrome plaque with Chinoiserie decor.\nBecause in all known documentation this plaque cannot be found.\nIt is therefore quite right to call it a unique and very collectable piece.\n\nThe plaque is in beautiful antique condition.\nIt has some crackle and on the back some edge damage due to suspension. \nAt the back a hairline that does not continue through to the front. \nSee pictures for a good impression.\n\nDimensions: 40 cm high,
1933 collectable serving tin tray with the hand securing mechanism in tact. Dimensions: approximately 17 1/2" x 12 3/4 " x 1 1/4". Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $70.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 1933 collectable serving tin tray with the hand securing mechanism in tact. Dimensions: approximately 17 1/2" x 12 3/4 " x 1 1/4". Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $70.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance
Sale Price: This is a lovely pair of American sterling silver compotes, elegantly designed in the Art Nouveau style and bearing the signature of W.C. Codman, the most important and influential designer of Gorham's highly collectable hand-made "Martele" line. The compotes are beautiful and sophisticated in appearance, the Art Nouveau elements being subtly invoked with restraint and refinement in the form of gently undulating borders prettily enhanced by gracefully swirling vines, leaves and flowe