Posted by admin On August 1, 2021
Extremely Rare Early Islamic Rock Crystal Chess piece c1000AD Egypt. Guaranteed Genuine around 1,000 years old Islamic rock crystal chess piece. We are delighted to offer this rare and early Islamic rock crystal deeply carved chess or gaming piece 9th-11th Century. Please note that this information in red is recent research that we have conducted on the paper collector’s label on the bottom of the wooden case that was made to store this wonderful piece. This delightful and rare rock crystal chess piece is very tactile and is beautifully carved. The deeply carved bevelled cuts have a’u’ shape and the overall appearance is very pleasing. The paper label reads. Sibthorpe is a village in Nottinghamshire with a church mentioned in the Domesday Book(completed 1086). Around 1185 Robert de Sibthorpe gave the church to the Knights Templar. It passed to the Knights Hospitallers after 1312 when the Templars were disbanded. A few years later Thomas de Sibthorpe acquired it. Parson of Beckingham, was an important man; he was a Parliamentary Clerk. A Justice of Assize as well as a Justice of the Peace and during the course of his early life he inherited, or acquired, portions of lands in Sibthorpe. In 1326 he established a chantry there and expanded this into a college chantry over the years. There is one John Thomley listed in the 1841 Census and he is registered as being in Sutton in Ashfield on the day of the Census. In England, the Census takes place every ten years and people are registered on the Census according to where they slept the night before. Interestingly Sutton in Ashfield is only twenty five miles away from Sibthorpe so it is highly likely that the John Thomley in the 1841 Census was from Sibthorpe. Furthermore, the 1841 Census documents this John Thomley are being 70 years old which is a good age in that century as the average lifespan in the 19. Century was only 40 years an improvement from 17. Century when life expectancy was only 35 years at a time when the world average life was only 29-32 years (Wikipedia). Please read the rest of the description including information about how ancient Islamic rock crystal pieces ended up in Churches, Monasteries and Cathedrals across Europe. There is a horizontal stepped cut at the base and it has been suggested that a band of gold or silver would have been around this section to differentiate the two sides in a chess game (see Al Sabah Catalogue of Early Islamic Chess and Gaming Pieces by Deborah Freeman Fahid, London 2018). Rock crystal has long been surrounded by mystery and myths with Bishops instructing crusaders to leave everything but rock crystal vessels during the medieval wars. This is how various rock crystal pieces ended up in Cathedrals throughout Europe in the Middle Ages (see Fahid, 2018). Rock crystal was thought to have magical properties such as changing colour if the liquid poured into it was poisoned. Early Islamic rock crystal artefacts in Europe include. 9 chess pieces in the Treasury of the Basilica of San Marco in Venice. One ewer in the Church of Milhaguet (near Limoges). Horizontal cylinder of Saint-Riquier. A box in the Musée de Cluny, decorated with a thirteenth-century Germanic mounting, which was once held in the Church of Moûtiers-en-Tarentaise. The Holy Thorn Reliquary in the Cathedral of Reims. Early Islamic Rock crystal chess pieces are documented in several European Churches. Rock crystal has long been surrounded by mystery and myths with Bishops instructing crusaders to leave everything behind except rock crystal vessels during the medieval wars. Chess is known as the Game of Kings as who else had the time and felt secure enough to play such an absorbing game in ancient times. Ancient chess and gaming pieces were made for the elite in society and the materials, amount of carving involved reflected this. Early Islamic chess pieces have a track record for attracting record amounts when they come up for sale. The Sotheby’s example is very similar apart from the additional design elements such as the vertical hatching which would mark it out as the’King’. This piece has been in the same private collection for several decades, safely stored in a display cabinet. It is housed in a purpose made domed wooden box that is over 200 years old with a collector’s label on the underside from the same period. The name on the label is from a collector who lived in England and who is recorded in the 1771 population census (full details on request). This piece stands just 4cm in height but is a true heavyweight among ancient chess pieces. There is some wear such as small chips around the piece as shown on the images above. This beautifully carved piece also has some minor inclusions in the crystal that can be seen from the underside. However, this piece is around 95% clear and has no internal fissures which are often found in this type of carved rock crystal. From a Private North of England Collection. Viewing is strictly by appointment and a minimum of 48 hours notice is required as no items are stored on site. All of our Islamic Art is guaranteed to be genuine and as described. We also further guarantee that our artefacts are legitimately sourced. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE. Cheques only acceptable from UK Banks in sterling. Please DO NOT leave your questions until the last couple of hours of the listing! All dimensions and measurements are approximate. Otherwise, do not expect an item to be covered for any loss or damage. Morocco Rare Moroccan Berber Oman Doha Muscat Bahrain Umayad Umayyad Abbasid Abbasi Sufi Naqshbandi Naqsbandi Kuwait Emirates Unusual. Islamic Arabic Persian Ottoman Khorassan Iznik Turkish Abbasid Ummayad Umayad Nishapur Moghul Iraq Iraqi Quran Koran Kufic Nakshi Qajar Safavid Ghaznavid Umayyad Islam Fatimid Seljuk Seljuq Sassanian Mamluks Damascus Andalusia Dinar Dirham Dirhem Gold Silver Egypt Palestine Lebanon Syria Jordan Iran Iraq Afghanistan Pakistan Turkei Islamische Islamique Moslem Mussulman Alhambra Andalus Andalucia Andalusia Andalucian Seljuk Nasrid Spain Spanish Toledo. The item “Extremely Rare Early Islamic Rock Crystal Chess piece c1000AD Egypt Low Reserve” is in sale since Friday, July 30, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Islamic/Middle Eastern”. The seller is “islamiqueantiques_dot_com” and is located in Bradford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Islamic/ Middle Eastern
- Product: Chess Piece
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Rock Crystal
- Antique: Yes
- Origin: Islamic/ Middle Eastern
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
Posted by admin On July 31, 2021
A Very Rare Early Victorian Snuff Box In The Form of A Wicker Basket Made By Benjamin Smith III London 1847. A rare Victorian silver Snuffbox formed as a Wicker Basket with simulated lock. London 1847, by Benjamin Smith III. Maker’s mark B. S for Benjamin Smith III, very important silversmith, eldest son of Benjamin Smith II. The interior of the box is gilt. Width 7.50 cm. Height 5.70 cm. PROVENANCE:- THE G S MAY ESQUIRE PRIVATE COLLECTION. The item “A Very Rare Early Victorian Silver Novelty Snuff Box By Benjamin Smith III 1847″ is in sale since Thursday, July 29, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes”. The seller is “ma_gar8″ and is located in Bushey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Brand: Benjamin Smith III
- Pattern: Wicker Basket
- Antique: Yes
- Product: Snuff Box
- Style: Victorian
- Material: Solid Silver
- Age: 1800-1849
Posted by admin On July 31, 2021
LARGE Vintage Early Antique boar tusk Boars Tooth Cigar RARE Ashtray. Looks in GOOD state Please look carefully at all my pictures because they are my best description of the items condition and size. PLEASE VISIT MY STORE FOR MORE VINTAGE ITEMS. The item “LARGE Vintage Early Antique boar tusk Boars Tooth Cigar RARE Ashtray” is in sale since Wednesday, June 30, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tobacciana\Cigars\Cutters & Scissors”. The seller is “antique-art-4u” and is located in TLV. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
Posted by admin On July 30, 2021
RARE ANTIQUE EARLY 20th CENTURY ROVER VIKING CAR MASCOT. Discovered in the Cotswolds this beautiful and rare car mascot in the form of a Viking is one of the earliest used by Rover cars and could be as early as from the Edwardian era. Made from cast brass he is holding a spear with a copper shaft and has been mounted on a faux ebony plastic base. He is in very good original condition – please look very closely at the pictures as they form part of the description. The item “RARE ANTIQUE EARLY 20th CENTURY ROVER VIKING CAR MASCOT” is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Automobilia”. The seller is “andmaul0″ and is located in Swindon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Region of Origin: Great Britain
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Type: Badges & Mascots
- Brand: Rover
- Merchandise Theme: Cars
Posted by admin On July 30, 2021
This is also a VERY EARLY lid…. It has FOUR alignment dots (North/South & East/West) on the face of the lid…. This many alignments is unusual. The lid is also marbled AND some of the clothing of the character’s in the scene, have been hand-painted before this lid was glazed and fired! It was difficult to “pick-up” the hand painted articles of clothing with the camera, but I tilted the lid to the side, to catch the sunlight which helped to identify the hand-painted items in the scene, except for one lady’s dress. 6 So the hand-painted items of clothing are, the Butler’s jacket; the gentleman with the blue coat; and the lady with the green dress on the other side of the table, which did not show in pic. The lid is large size, & measures 5 1/4 in diameter. The lid is domed. Because of it’s good condition and early production I have listed it at more on the lower end of valuation. Great collector’s piece for the more discerning collector of Prattware! FOR VIEWERS WHO MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH THESE DELIGHTFUL LIDDED JARS…. THEY WERE USED BETWEEN APPROX. AFTER WWI THEY BECAME OBSOLETE AS MORE MODERN AND ECONOMICAL FORMS OF PACKAGING REPLACED THEM. THE RECOVERY AND COLLECTING OF THESE OLD PIECES HAS BECOME A POPULAR, WORLD-WIDE HOBBY, AND A QUAINT REMINDER OF A BYGONE ERA. STATES, NOW CHARGES AND INVOICES STATE TAXATION , i. BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN STATES. DO NOT APPLY TO. Overseas buyers are welcome. And if there is any hitch, please communicate and we can work something out…. The item “Antique Prattware! VERY EARLY, VERY RARE (RR) marbled, 4 alignment dots, pot lid” is in sale since Sunday, April 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Hair & Skin Care”. The seller is “lieben50″ and is located in Murrieta, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Australia.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Color: Multi-Color
- Volume: 3 oz.
Posted by admin On July 29, 2021
SUPERB RARE ANTIQUE LATE VICTORIAN EARLY EDWARDIAN OLD GOLD COLOUR PHOTO LOCKET. IT HAS A ROSE GOLD TINGE TO IT LIKE OLD GOLD. IT IS FULLY ND CLEARLY MARKED FOR GOLD. THE LOCKET IS ENGRAVED ON THE FRONT WITH THE LETTER M IT IS BEAUTIFUL!! VERY GOOD PIECE TACTILE LOVELY QUALITY NICE SIZE. ITEM IS IN GOOD CONDITION UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. APPROX SIZE IS 1 INCH. PLEASE MESSAGE ME SHOULD YOU WIN THE SALE AND YOU REQUIRE THIS. AS ALWAYS WITH MY LISTINGS LOW START NO RESERVE. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “SUPERB RARE ANTIQUE LATE VICTORIAN EARLY EDWARDIAN OLD GOLD COLOUR PHOTO LOCKET” is in sale since Thursday, July 22, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Metalware\Gold”. The seller is “treasuredfindsuk” and is located in Lancashire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Posted by admin On July 29, 2021
Amazing example of an early 1840s china doll on wooden body. She measures about 7.75 tall. You will get the clothes that she came in, which I carefully removed with a seam ripper. They were not in good condition, so I did not feel badly about taking them off to inspect her body. Her clothing appears a little later than she is from, probably from the late 19 century. I have not seen any damage to her China. On the back of her shoulderplate near the bottom, it appears that part of it is not completely glazed and is a little rougher. I dont think this is damage, but in original flaw. This is the first of this kind of doll Ive had with a China head, and her arms at the top where they meet the shoulder feel a little loose. Perhaps this is the way they were made. It does appear like there is part of the wood missing from her left buttock area, although this is not super noticeable. I have more antique toy and doll items listed so please check out my other auctions! Please check out my other auctions and add ELSZEN to your favorite sellers. Your one-stop shop for Vintage Hollywood, Worlds Fair Memorabilia, Antique Dolls, Paper Dolls, and Childrens items, Victorian Paper and Advertising, Unusual History items and MORE! The item “Very Rare 7.75 1840s Pink Tint China Doll On Articulated Wooden Body Early Bun” is in sale since Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Porcelain & China”. The seller is “elszen” and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Canada, Kuwait.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
Posted by admin On July 28, 2021
RARE EARLY 20TH CENTURY ANTIQUE ART NOUVEAU’PEACOCK’ DESIGN, HAND. Early 20th century antique Art Nouveau hand-blown, decorated art glass. 9″ Height x 3 ½” Width x 1 Rim Diameter. A true period, authentic, original Art Nouveau piece of hand-blown, tooled art glass, with pontil mark (scar) on the base plate. It features plastic, very physical, variegated, raised surfaces, with flowing fern-like, organic forms, that at once resemble and remind one of flowing seaweed in the underwater currents of the sea or the leaves of ferns, softly moving in the breeze underneath a forest of tall, protective conifers. The vase has a natural, hand-blown, asymmetrical organic form, that impresses with its nearly frozen liquid state. This is an extraordinary piece of antique, period Art Nouveau glass that is not interrupted by hairline cracks, flea-bites, abrasions or scuffs on the edge of its fluted top or on its exterior sidewalls. It has magnificent, semi-transparent to semi-opaque, translucent surfaces, which showcase putty white, olive and creams set against a gorgeous semi-transparent, rich cobalt blue of the glass body of the vase. This is one killer piece of Art Nouveau period, antique glass. Not a more recent facsimile but the real deal. Found on the North Shore of Massachusetts and estate fresh. It was previously covered with dust and sediment and only very carefully cleaned with baby shampoo and tepid water and then gently dried with a soft cotton towel. Amazing figuration, color and surfaces make this a superlative, unforgettable piece of hand-blown period glass. Very Good to Excellent overall antique condition. The item “RARE EARLY 20TH C VINT ART NOUVEAU HAND BLOWN PEACOCK DES TRANSLUCENT GLASS VASE” is in sale since Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Vases”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Art Nouveau conceptual lines & attitude: Unsigned
- Pontil mark or scar on base: Undamaged & without repairs
- 100% original antique condition: Untouched & undisturbed
- Style: Art Nouveau
- Age: 1900-1940
- Maker: Unsigned
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Translucent cobalt blue, cream, olive, putty white
- Country/Region of Origin: Unknown (possibly France)
- Art Nouveau: Vintage
- Early 20th century: Circa 1900-1915
- Primary Material: Glass
- Dimensions:: 9″ Height x 3 ½” Width x 1 ” Rim Diameter
- ‘Peacock’ design: Flowing natural, organic flora/fauna patterns
Posted by admin On July 28, 2021
RARE EARLY 1900’S ANTIQUE TOOL KIT IN LEATHER POUCH. THERE ARE 19 PIECES IN THIS SET. MOST ARE INTERCHANGABLE TOOLS TO BE USED WITH HANDLE BASE. BOTTOM PART OF CLOSURE SNAP ON POUCH IS MISSING, TO CLOSE, TIE WITH STRING. The item “RARE EARLY 1900’S ANTIQUE TOOL KIT IN LEATHER POUCH” is in sale since Monday, April 19, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Other Collectible Tools”. The seller is “bobsvintage20″ and is located in West Warwick, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Brand: Unbranded
Posted by admin On July 27, 2021
Antique Very Rare Early Dutch Pewter Spoon Tower Spoon Circa 1550 Excavated A very rare and early Dutch pewter spoon a so called toren lepel = tower spoon also called a vuist lepel = fist spoon Mid 16th Century Lenght 5,7 inch (145mm) – Weight 48 gram Not marked Excellent condition (please see pictures) no restorations – Excavated in the Netherlands. Mostly cheaper, it depends on the weight of the total. If you want more information, don’t hesitate to contact me! The item “Antique Very Rare Early Dutch Pewter Spoon Tower Spoon Circa 1550 Excavated” is in sale since Sunday, June 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles”. The seller is “mokum2000″ and is located in NL-Amsterdam. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.