Important large 17 cm. bronze mortar with pestle, European, Flemish/Dutch or German, ca. 1500-1550.
Beautiful Gothic style, with widening body and fine zoomorphic lion handles. Very large size and done in an early bronze alloy, somewhat polished. Comes with very old pestle, possible from the 17th. century.
Size: Massive apothecary mortar, 17 cm. tall and 14 cm. wide, weighing ca. 5,2 kilograms, incl. the 23,5 cm...
HAMPDEN 18s RAILWAIY SPECIAL PORCELAIN RR Porcelain Dial NOS. Double sunk Dial. Just removed from Hampden dial factory RR inventory. Never used. Associated with the Hampden Railroad series; Railway and 23j Railway Special. Perfect condition. Hunting Model Dial. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN BONDS or STOCKS. BUY HARD ASSETS PROVEN IN TIME...
Important and very impressive bronze mortar with pestle, European (German?), ca. 1550-1580.
Beautiful Gothic style, with the square handles and lovely chiselled floral decoration. With the original large bronze pestle and both with a terrific dark bronze patina.
Size: Massive apothecary mortar, 15,7 cm. wide and 13 cm. tall, weighing ca. 5 kilograms, incl. the 23 cm. pestle.
Provenance: The Estate of Carl-johan Hummeltoft (1958-2020), Birkerød, Denmark...
J.P. STEVENS & Co.
J.P. STEVENS & BRO.
J.P. STEVENS WATCH Co.
In mid-1881 J.P. Stevens bought part of the Springfield Watch co. of Massachusetts; and some unfinished watch components from F.F. Bowman. He set up his watchmaking firm above his jewelry store in Atlanta, Ga...
AMERICAN W.Co.14k GOLD 16 Size Hunting Model 1879 FIRE COMMINISSIONER's Retirement watch; presented by his officers and men November 19, 1879. 16 size, hunting model, 15 jewels, lever set to change the time, "P.S. Bartlett" Model, Serial No. 1,159,844. The white porcelain dial is free of distraction and marked: AMERICAN WATCH CO. This original case is English marked with the English Lyon for the 14k gold American market in 1879...
ELGIN 14k GOLD BOX HINGED HUNTING CASE 6 Size : C: 1881. 6 size, hunting model, lever set, 7 jewels, Serial No. 917,628. Mint porcelain dial. Case marked: BLAUER/14k". All original and in like new pristine condition; free of distraction. As if 140 years didn't happen! Personalized dust cover, but the crest on top is free of initials. Clean, running and accurate. THIS IS A FINE COLLECTIBLE. DON'T INVEST IN THE STOCK MARKET OR BONDS. BUY HISTORIC AND COLLECTIBLE HARD ASSETS.
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FREDONIA WATCH CO.
The company sold the finished movements acquired from the Independent Watch Co. Those movements had been made by other companies. The Fredonia Watch Company was sold to the Peoria Watch Co. in 1885, after having produced approximately 20,000 watches. Fredonia makes a official announcement that read as follows:
“Born at 2 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1st (1882). The “Mark Twain” gilt key winding movement. The child is vigorou...
MELROSE WATCH CO.
Melrose, Massachusetts (1866-1868)
In late 1866 the Tremont Watch Co. moved from Boston., Mass. By Aaron L. Dennison and changed its name to Melrose Watch Co., and began producing the complete watch movements, movement engraved, “Melrose Watch Co.” and dials marked “Tremont Watch Co.” About 3,000 were produced. Serial No. range 30,000 and higher. In 1868, the Melrose Watch Co. runs short on capital and requests the stockholders to contribute more money. After he fa...
TRENTON WATCH CO.
1885 – 1908
Trenton watches were marketed under the following labels: Trenton, Ingersoll, Fortuna, Illinois Watch Case Company, Calumet U.S.A., Locomotives Special, Marvel Watch Co., Reliance Watch Co.
Serial numbers started at 2001 and ended at 4,100,000. Total production was about 1,914,000.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRENTON WATCH CO.:
New Haven Watch Co, New Haven, Conn. 1883-1887
Trenton Watch Co., Trenton, N.J. 1887-1908
Sold to Ingers...
ROCKFORD WATCH Co.
The Rockford Watch Company’s equipment was bought from the Cornell Watch Co., and two of Cornell’s employees, C.W. Parker, and H.H. Wheeler, went to work for Rockford. The factory was located 93 miles from Chicago on the Rock River. The first watch was placed on the market on May 1, 1876. They were key wind, 18 size, full plate expansion balance and dials made by outside contract. By 1877 the company was making ¾ plate nickel and gilt m...
INDEPENDENT WATCH CO.
Fredonia, New York Circa: 1875-1881
The California Watch Company was idle for two years before it was purchased by brothers E. W. Howard and C.M. Howard. They had been selling watches by mail for some time and started engraving the Howard Bros. name on them and using American-made watches. Their chief supply came from Hampden Watch Co. Illinois w. CO U.S. WATCH Co. of Marion. The brothers formed the Independent Watch Co. in 1880, but it was not a watch factory in the...
Hard-to-find English barrel shaped wooden string holder with a pedestal base. Made of lignum vitae wood, the dispensing end has a twist off opening. Circa 1860-1880 it is still a useful object and a great find for the collector. Overall condition is good with only a small chip on the base. Has a beautiful warm patina and measures 5" long at base, 5.5" wide at back, 6.5" high.
This very attractive sterling silver ink stand was made by John Grinsell & Sons of London in 1895. The hallmarks on the front of the base are slightly worn, but the marks on the other components are very crisp as can be seen in the photos below. All pieces in this inkstand are marked-the candlestick and its sconce as well as the pierced enclosures containing the ink wells and their lids. It features two large inkwells fully enclosed by lidded, pierced work with the shallow depression under the c...
Offered is a very Scarce Hickory Shaft Golf Club from the 1920 era.
This club is a hard to find smooth faced example faintly stamped
"WRIGHT & DITSON" on the back (otherwise unmarked) and on the shaft as noted in the photos. Smooth faced clubs fell out of favor around circa 1900 when clubs sporting grooves became more popular and by 1910 were only offered in a few catalogues.
This desirable club has a period leather grip, a straight shaft and a forged head with various leading edge small d...
Offered is a nice group of 4, 1900-1930 era, Hickory shaft Golf Clubs that all sport wood heads. These nicely crafted clubs all have good, complete grips and an early finish on the shaft and club heads.
The first club is an early wood head putter with a brass face and sole plate and would make a nice player club. It measures 33.5 inches from the heel to the end of the shaft and has "MADE IN ENGLAND" marked on the sole near the heel.
The second vintage club is stamped "SPALDING MEDAL 58" on...
Offered are two nice 1920 - 1930s vintage golf club putters sporting hickory shafts.
The first putter is made of brass and sports a nice flanged back edge. The club measures 33.75 inches long from the heel to end of shaft. The leather grip is complete and in good condition. The straight shaft has a lovely patina and is solid. The back of the putter is stamped: "F. EASTMAN" perhaps an obscure UK club maker. Not sure of the origin.
The face of the club has crude circular 'dot' stampings. The ...
Offered are 3 vintage 1905 - 1930 hickory shaft hand forged golf clubs all of which are in good condition, sporting complete grips, solid shafts and a nice patina.
The first example is from the desirable UK maker Tom Stewart. The back of this lovely club has the following stamping on the back: "2 IRON" - SPECIAL
HAND FORGED IN SCOTLAND, the trademark image of a 'PIPE'. Also 'T. STEWART MAKER ST ANDREWS'" (is stamped within an oval ring). The club head has minimal though appropriate small, sc...
Offered are 3 nice hand forged golf clubs sporting hickory shafts. Included are clubs from Nicolls of Scotland, Hillerick and Bradbys Co. from the USA, and G. Schmidt. All 3 clubs date to the 1920s and are in good condition.
The first club is from George Nicolls and is stamped on back as follows: "HAND FORGED IN SCOTLAND" - '2 IRON' - 'CARRYING POWER 150/70Yds - and in a circular stamp 'NICOLLS INDICATOR'". The stamp of a hand palm also embellishes this nice Scotland created club. The INDICAT...