French Gilt Bronze 19th Century Mantle Clock, circa 1880
A gilt bronze and patina bronze clock with winged figure standing over rocky hill with broken sandal. Much reminiscent of the famous Hermes fixing his sandal sculpture.
Bronze throughout including face.
Mixture of gilt bronze and patinated bronze. French movement with pendulum hung by silk thread. Chime rings on the half hour and the hour.
No visible makers mark – although there is a star mark on movement.
A small art object of a miniature rotary telephone. The base is gloss black bakelite, and the phone is sterling silver with a little rattle. This object was supposedly used as a children’s toy, or infant’s rattle at the time.
This piece is a delightful miniature kitsch object with a humorous dial tone and silver ring.
.925 Sterling Silver
Excellent Condition: (Minimal scratches on the surface from gentle use)
A lovely enamelled box, it dates circa 1880, France. It is decorated with an elegant design of leaf, shell, clover and bead in gold, violet and white, on glass in a aquamarine colour. It consists of a smooth form and round bodied shape with a finished pontil, in the centre, there is a brass rim, and two hinges in the back in solid working condition.
A delightful French enamelled box, perfect for a unique gift, or container for fine objects.
Measures: 2 inches tall. 4 1/2 inches in diameter.
Excellent Condition. No chips, or cracks or repairs.
A Victorian era walking stick with gold filled knob and brass foot. The gold filled top is beautifully hand chased and inscribed ” Li Buie 1882″. The shaft is ebonized and the measurement of the entire stick is 31 inches in length.