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Medieval pilgrims medal

Probably English ca 1300 gilt bronze pilgrim's medal, depicting "Veronica's veil" These medieval "souvenirs" were bought after completing arduous and often hazardou...


Gold vesta case

Antique French gold vesta case in the shape of a shell, set with a cabochon sapphire. ca 1900


Enamelled Russian” Propaganda ” cigarette case

Ca 1918 Moscow cigarette case with an inset enameled picture of Lenin delivering one of speeches to his followers. The enamel is after a famous oil painting . Avant-...


Medieval carnelian armorial seal ring

Very rare medieval. ca 1350 carnelian armorial seal in modern high carat gold ring. These medieval armorial seals are the rarest of all the carved gems. Throughout t...


Enamelled silver pomander

"Globular" enameled silver pomander, probably German ca 1700. One side is enameled like a watch face and the other is a stylized flower ornament. The watch face side...


Seventeenth century ivory box

Circular ivory box with a carved lid. Probably Dutch ca 1690-1700.These carved boxes were very popular in the second half of the seventeenth century, and used for va...


1880 Chinese sunglasses

Ca 1860-80 pair of sunglasses with the metal parts made of Paktong, the rim is made of tortoise shell and the lenses are made of cloudy rock crystal. One of the most...