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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...

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Gold vesta case

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

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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-...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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“Large” ca 1600 agate cameo

A very finely carved mid seventeenth century agate cameo portrait of a noble woman.Probably Italian ca 1600. The three colored /or layered/ gem is of a portrait of o...

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Enamelled gold box with diamonds

Antique enameled gold box , with a painted enamel plaque .The plaque is surrounded by a row of small diamonds set in silver.The shape of the box is curved. Probably ...

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Coquilla nut snuff bottle

A coquilla nut and marine ivory snuff bottle. The head and the head gear suggest that it is of a man from Java.The carving is probably by a Portuguese sailor.Ca 1780...

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Ivory bottle

Seventeenth century ivory bottle, probably German ca 1690-1700 with silver neck and silver pull off lid. Figures are carved in high relief. Measurement: 60 mm

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Jasper and gold snuffbox

Italian ca 1810 gold an carved jasper snuffbox.The multi layered jasper is cameo carved so the figure of Mercury stands proud while the background is carved away.Wit...

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Original key to Grosvenor Square

Key to Grosvenor Square.Ca 1800....All Central Squares in London encircled a fenced off private garden and the residents of the Square were given keys to the garden-...

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Eighteenth century gilt metal snuffbox

Engraved gilt metal snuffbox. Probably English ca 1780. These boxes were made by box maker silversmiths at the time and the standard weather it was made in silver or...