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Outstanding pair of vases made in France by Sevres or related Old Paris factory, 19th century. Just under 11inches high and width of base is 3 1/4inch. Square gilded bases with urn shaped vases. Scrolling handles beginning with spear shaped leaves are entirely gilded except for the moulded sun faces inside the scrolls. Black ground covered in a host of tiny gold and white flowers. The biggest area of both front and back of each vase is handpainted with a magnificent floral still life. Roses,...
Oct 29, 2017, 14:24:28
Pullman (Philip) The Subtle Knife. Description: FIRST EDITION, pp. [viii], 341, 8vo, original green boards, backstrip lettered in gilt, illustration of knife stamped in gilt to upper board, contemporary gift inscription to flyleaf, dustjacket with merest hint of fading to backstrip panel, very good Publication Details: Scholastic, 1997 Notes: Signed by the author to the title-page.
Oct 27, 2017, 21:16:51
The island nation of Rhodes was an immensely successful commercial power of the Aegean. They strategically sided with Athens but, when in jeopardy, negotiated favorable surrenders to Sparta, Alexander the Great, and Demetrios Poliorketes, allowing them to sustain at least some degree of independence based on neutrality. Rhodes was named for the rose, depicted on the reverse of this coin. A portrait of Helios, the sun god, wearing a crown of rays graces the obverse. This image was based upon the...
Oct 29, 2017, 14:45:28
Tairona Gold Pendant - AM.0444, Origin: Columbia, Circa: 900 AD to 1200 AD, Dimensions: 2.09" (5.3cm) high x 1.77 " (4.5cm) wide, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Tairona, Medium: Gold.
Oct 29, 2017, 14:34:10
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Vespasian. A.D. 69-79. AV aureus (20.1 mm, 7.16 g, 7 h). Rome, A.D. 77-78. CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / ANNONA AVG, Annona enthroned left, holding grain ears. RIC 963; Calicó 590. VF
9 w, 3 d
24K Gold Roman Snake Ring - 2nd Century Italian 24K yellow gold Roman snake ring. Ring adjusts to fit your size - shank is not soldered closed at end. Those folks sure were clever back then to leave the ring adjustable! Only 3/16 inch wide shank (at snake head) Completely hand made. 1.9 gr. 1.2 dwt. Gold tested with 24K acid. Makes a great "stacking" ring
1 w, 0 d
This is an amazing ankle bracelet from the Dong Son culture and Ancient Asia (circa 200 BC). This work of art is intricately decorated with typical Dong Son motifs. There are no repairs to the piece. As is common with bronze from this period and region, there is some surface delamination which accounts for the lighter colored areas. I have included a 35x micrograph in the photos that shows a layer of soil, a layer of malachite based patina, the corroded sublayer and some copper oxide. This...
1 w, 0 d
An old jewish coin. found in south morocco. date on the coin 277. see the image
13 w, 5 d