Three Peking glass snuff bottles. 1st item: red on white cased glass, elongated ovoid form with white quartz stopper and ivory spoon, 2-3/4"H. 2nd item: Cameo glass, red relief decoration of a warrior and bat on front and dancing figure on reverse, cut to clear, with a rose quartz stopper and ivory spoon, 2-1/2"H. 3rd […]
Lot of 3 Chinese snuff bottles. 1ST ITEM: Eggplant shaped hardstone snuff bottle, russet color, with stem form top. 3 1/4" L. 2ND ITEM: Carved cinnabar urn shaped snuff bottle with bird, insect and foliate decoration and carved top. 2 1/2" H. 3RD ITEM: Ivory urn shaped snuff bottle with an immortal carved on each […]
Mahogany stick barometer, rounded top with angled bone or ivory plates marked I.M. Bryson, 60 Prince's Street, Edinburgh. Concealed tube, inset thermometer and rondel at base both working with original mercury. 35" H x 4" W. Scotland, circa 1830. Provenance: Estate of A. Welling LaGrone Jr., Nashville, Tenn. Condition: Not checked for functionality. Case in […]
Miscellaneous lot of collectibles. 1ST ITEM: One (1) carved ivory ink pen with 14K nib with four (4) others (5-1/8 to 6-1/8" L); 2ND ITEM: Four (4) gold-metal (1 rolled-gold) purse pencils (1-5/8 to 3-1/2" L) 3RD ITEM: One (1) small magnifying glass with tiger's eye handle (4-1/4" L) 4TH ITEM: One (1) pair French […]
Andrew Jackson and Thomas Hart Benton signed document from War of 1812. The document is an order authorizing the deputy quartermaster to make payment on "the (name illegible) account, Nashville, May 3, 1813," signed "Andrew Jackson". The document also notes receipt of the requested amount on May 6, 1813, and is signed "Thomas H. Fletcher" […]
Japanese gold lacquered four-compartment inro, decorated with a potted chrysanthemum on one side and a falcon perched on a branch on the other, together with a wooden ojime bead and carved ivory netsuke in the form of a vined gourd. Inro measures 3 1/4" H x 1 3/4" W. Meiji period. Condition: All very good […]
Fine mother of pearl/abalone shell snuff bottle with relief carved floral decoration. Original stopper with ivory spoon. Chinese, Qing dynasty. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. 2-1/2"H Condition: Excellent condition.
Green jade snuff bottle, rounded form, with rose quartz cabochon stopper and ivory spoon. Chinese, late 19th to early 20th century. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. 2-1/4" H. Condition: Excellent condition.
Carved white jade snuff bottle with agate stopper and ivory spoon. Low relief-carved design on both sides of a figure in a boat under trees. Chinese, Qing dynasty. Provenance: private Middle Tennessee collection. 2-5/8"H. Condition: Stopper fits tightly but not evenly on top, otherwise excellent condition.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Forget red, orange and brown. The colors of fall are red, white and blue at the Oct.1 Case Antiques Auction, as an important patriotic Americana and flag collection headlines the sale. The 700+ lot auction also includes American and European fine art and decorative arts, Asian antiques, and Southern regional material. It will […]