Rare Haviland and Company porcelain oyster plate. Hand painted langoustines and flower stalks, highly detailed in gold. Retailed by Bailey Banks and Biddle, Philadelphia. Made between 1876 and 1889. Excellent condition. Diameter 9 inches.
Antique French perfume or scent bottle circa 1860-1880, Napoleon III / Grand Tour period. Very fine gilt bronze dore ormolu mounts over clear blown glass. Elegantly raised on bracket feet. Very good antique condition with original stopper. Five miniature detailed depictions (under glass) of Paris monuments including Luxembourg Gardens, Arc de Triomphe, Pantheon, Eglise de la Madeleine, etc. Measures 4" high x 2.25" square.
Pair antique hand wrought Yale University andirons circa 1900. These andirons are reproductions of goose neck andirons from the 18th century. They were hand made by a local blacksmith for Yale University in New Haven, CT, to be used in one of their residence buildings. Late in the 20th century the fireplaces were no longer used, and this pair, along with others, were sold. The Y symbol for Yale is impressed on the fire dogs, or log rails. Each measures 15.75 inches high by 16.5 inches deep by 11 inches wide. NOTE the Y stamped into the backs of each andiron.
17th to 18th century pair of Italian baroque silvered brass altar prickets (candleholders). Some minor old repairs commensurate with age. Silver over brass. Each is 25" high to the candle x 8" wide x 6" deep.
Early American solid brass ball top andirons circa 1800. Very good condition. One andiron has a small indentation on top of the ball. Each measures 16.5" high x 10.75" wide x 19" deep.