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Antiques, Rare and Antiquarian Books

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Shou Lao

Chinese figure God of Longevity Shou Lao Xing. Famille-Rose Porcelain marked on the bottom and made early 20th century, Republic period. Statue has a wooden base. The Top of the Dragon Staff is made of Cinnabar. The Statue, from the base to the top of the Staff, measures 19 3/4" tall.

Pickle Jar

Victorian antique Meriden Britannia Company cut glass Pickle Canister QUADRUPLE SILVER Plate Stand and Tongs. Features detailed frame with pierced scrolled Flowers with Quadruple silver plate lid of Fairy sitting with birds nest and bird with four eggs, Flower form handle and pressed glass jar circa 1847-1898 pattern number 220.



Cock Pheasant Approx Height 5 1/2" (14cms) x Length 11 5/8" (29.5cms) x Depth 2 1/4" (6cms). Hen Pheasant Approx Height 5 1/4" (13cms) x Length 11 5/8" (29.5cms) x Depth 1 3/4" (4.5cms). Both are in good condition.

Bryant and Longfellow

ONE OF A KIND Victorian Enamel and Porcelain Gilt Portraits of William Cullen Bryant and Henry Longfellow. Each piece weight 2.5 lbs and measure 15" inches in height and 11.5" inches in width.... beautiful... late 19th century. THIS IS A PAIR OF RARE PORTRAITS possibly museum pieces...

Oil Lamp Bracket

Victorian Vintage Oil Lamp Cast Iron 4 Arm Lamp Bracket. (5" Diameter holder)The Bracket is missing the 2 pins which hold the 2 arms to the main arm. Main arm is 15" other arms are 6". WALL MOUNT BRACKET INCLUDED. Anything from a nail to a cotter pin, can be used to connect the 2 arms to the main arm. Iron nails and pins will match the cast iron. The Bracket has only very slightest surface rust.

Herend Candy Dish

Herend Koi Candy Dish Spice Bowl. Limited Edition made in Hungry in 2002 and numbered. The Dish is in Excellent Condition

Horror on the Asteroid

Antique authentic Japanese Emperor AND Samurai Warroir Satsuma bowl with the Dai Nippon mark on the bottom and the artist signature. The bowl measures 9.5" Diameter x 2" Deep approx. Examination includes spot light and magnifying glass for any imperfections including cracks, chips, and crazing … hairline cracks are looked for closely but none have been found. Overall slight crazing due to age has been detected may be found with bright light and magnifying glass but is not detected with the naked eye … this item is sold as is crazing is expect with age.

Lladro Rickshaw

Years of service COLLECTION of Grumman Aircraft Sterling Silver 10k white gold Sapphires and Diamonds Tie Tacks Pin. 6 in all. 1 Grumman Lunar Landing 1st Manned Lunar Landing NASA Grumman Tie Tack 5yr pin has a pearl 10yr pin has 1 diamond 15yr pin has 3 each stone represents 5 years 20yr service has 4 sapphire each stone represents 5 years Some marked CTO 10k and Sterling on the back. These are tie tacks from my father who served many years at Grumman on Long Island NY.

Tea Glasses

Antique 1903 Set of 4 Silver Plated WMF Germany Glass Holders with Yellow Glass. Beautiful antique Art Nouveau Silver Plated WMF Glass Holders with Yellow Crystal Glass. All items are in very good condition, glass holders and inserts. They are very rare and the silver plate is in need of cleaning but they are still beautiful and well crafted!! The Crystal Yellow insert have a Harlequin pattern. They Stand 3.5" tall.

Horror on the Asteroid

Horror on the Asteroid by Edmond Hamiltion. First Edition. Published by Philip Allan and is part of the Creeps Series. Book is in Very Good condition for its age .The dustjacket has been internally reinforced and there is chipping to upper and lower spine. Internally, all pages are in very good condition and clean. The is a previous owner's sticker on the ffep.

Claw Candle Holder

Antique Chicken's Claw Chamberstick. The Claw and the Candle Holder are Cast Iron and inbetween Robin's Egg Blue Glass Egg.

Cloisonne Lamps

A very beautiful pair of Cloisonne and Brass Karosene Oil Lamps With Milk Glass Globes. These Lamp have never been used as seen by the un-burned wicks. Each Lamp measures 13 1/2" in height.


The Juggler and the Soul by Helen Mathers. 1897 Second Edition. The book is in good condition with some fading to the boards, especially the spine. The is slight foxing throught and some seperation of the boards.

Cigarette Holder

Antique Early 19th Century Hand Painted French Porcelain Gold Ormolu trinket Cigarette Box. Beautiful porcelain oval trinket box with relief molded Rococo floral and scrollwork designs around the box. The bottom of the box is inscribed in a deep rich red and signed in blue. Has gilt ormolu mounts.


A very beautiful and unsual pair of bronze and gilt cherub candelabras. The top of the candelabra is seperate from the base cherub and supported only by the bronze filigre that the cherub is holding. These candelabras are a mix of bronze and gilt sections. These candelabras measure 25" inches in height and 10" inches in width.

Lladro Rickshaw

Lladro A Ride in China #1383. Retired in 2004. The Umbrella is removable. The Figurine comes with a wooden base. The Umbrella has a few chips on the under-side but are not visible from the top.

London After Midnight

London After Midnight by Marie Coolidge-Rask. 1st Edition Photoplay in Original Dust Jacket. Published 1928 by Grosset & Dunlap. The Book Condition is Very Good while the Dust Jacket Condition is only Fair to Good with Tears and chips and lightly tanned. Mylar protected.

The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux Photoplay edition G&D. This is a 1st edition book. The Dust Jacket has small chips to all corners with almost invisible tape repairs. Spine also has chipping to upper and lower sections with the same almost invisible tape repairs. The front paste down is slightly separating. Good copy of a very fragile book and Dust Jacket.

Salem's Lot


First Edition First Printing of "'Salem's Lot," by Stephen King. Book is in Good condition with a Good Dust Jacket. "First Edition" on the copyright page. "Q37" in the gutter of the last page of text. Third "3rd" state dust jacket with $7.95 price printed to the left of the Flap.

Sake Jug

White and Blue 19TH Century Japanese Sake Jug. It measures 27" Circumference. This Japanese sake jug barrel was made for Sake, or 'rice wine' filled, sealed, carried, stored, and reused as necessary in a residential setting in Japan.

Shivers - Creeps Library

Shivers edited by Charles Birkin. 1st edition and the third book in the Creeps Library. Dust Jacket is in Very Good condition with toning and slight edge separation. Internally the book has foxing throughout, but it tear and mark free.

Spode Bowl

Antique, circa 1810, Spode Bowl. Signed Spode 3907. Purple Fox Glove Foliate trim in Gold in very good condition no signs of wear or worn. This Bowl measures about 7" in diameter with a depth of 2.5". There are no visible Cracks, Chips or fractures either with the naked eye or magnify glass … Exceptional Quality piece probably got very little use.

Upmann Humidor

H. Upmann Humidor Fabrica de Tabacos Collectors cigar box. The box is Numbered and Signed. It measures 20.5" length x 13.25 width x 6" height.

The Shuttered Room

The Shuttered Room by H P Lovecraft. Book is in Fine condition. Dust Jacket has only the slightest wear on the corners. There is an old ownership signature on the ffep.

Spelter Urns

Pair of Antique French Spelter Mantel Urns with Red Marble in the style og Louis Moreau. The entire urn are made of Spelter with beautiful Brass highly detailed legs. These are from an estate sale and we were told they survived a fire. One had been damaged but was long ago restored- The Dark Red corner on one of the marble bases and the damaged neck. All caused by the fire. They are not signed but are in the Style of Moreau

Suction Cups


Antique Vacuum Suction Cupping Kit. The Kit is Missing 1 Bulb. The Rubber on all Bulbs seems a Little dry but still pliable.

Swarovski Vase

Swarovski Yellow and Green Leaves Vase is exquisitely crafted out of frosted glass surrounded by a metal structure featuring leaves in Yellow, Light Green, and Jonquil crystal. 2005-2006 RETIRED. Designed by Yasmine Hurel. Exceptional purity, brilliance, and refractive properties. Dimensions are 7 7/8" high x 5 1/8" in diameter.

Yellow Paper

The Yellow Wall-Paper in The New England Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly Vol V. First edition. The first appearance of the Horror/Feminist story, The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins-Stetson. Issued in the January, 1892 issue of New England Magazine, seven years before it appeared as a separate volume in 1899. The book is in its original binding with very slight fraying to the spine and the corners. Internally, the binding is starting to separate from book. There is no writing or stamps. A very nice copy of a rare 125 year old book.

Blue Tiffany Vase

Authentic Louis C Tiffany Blue Art glass vase with stamp. This piece stands approx. 5-1/4" tall with a beautiful pastel blue-ish green Striped Opalescent color. Signed on the bottom on the pontil (see video) L.C.T Favrile. In exceptional Condition.

Yellow Tiffany Vase

Authentic Louis C Tiffany Art Yellow glass vase with stamp. This piece stands approx. 4-1/2" tall with a beautiful pastel Yellow Striped Opalescent color. Signed on the bottom on the pontil (see video) L.C.T Favrile. In exceptional Condition.

Tom Sawyer

For sale is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Chatto & Windus 1st edition 1876. The book is EX LIBRARY. The book has been rebound with brown Leather spine and corners and marbled boards, end papers, a feps. Internally, there a library stamp on the title page. There are several close tears, 2 ink marks, a few missing corners, dog-eared corners, foxing, and finger smudges throughout- none affecting the text.

Tibetan Masks

Pair Antique 19th Century Chinese Rosewood Hand Carved Tibetan Emperor and Empress Masks. The Emperor Mask is adorned with 2 Dragons while the Emperess wears a Phoenix and Flower Headress. The Emperor mask also has Bovine Bone Teeth and Eyes with the Dragons having the Bovine Bone Teeth. The Empress has Bovine Eyes as well as the Eyes of the Phoenix. Eash mask measures 15"L X 9"W X 6"D.

Cobalt Salts

Antique Pair of STERLING SILVER SALTS with COBALT BLUE INSERTS AND SPOONS. Raised floral and rose leafy décor Sitting on three Art Deco NOUVEAU legged feet, conforming to the cobalt blue glass liners. No monogram or unwanted marks. STAMPED ON BOTTOM STERLING.

Bronze Torch Ladies

Pair of Elegant and Unique Art Nouveau Bronze Statue Ladies Nude with torch. Each Statue measures 14.5" tall. Although a pair, each statue has its own personality and are not alike.

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