Charming folk art painting of the original Spratling Plata Fina silver studio in Taxco, Mexico, circa 1940. Lovely street view of the front of the gallery. William Spratling was one of the most famous of the original Taxco colony of silversmiths. Watercolor on vellum. Signed "V. Flores Taxco" at lower right. Excellent condition in its original frame. The frame measures 14 x 17.5 inches and the watercolor measures 12.5 x 9.5 inches.
Vintage photograph of carpet ball team displaying their winning trophy. Circa 1900. Original wood frame with silver liner. Excellent condition. The frame measures 20 x 24 inches and the photo measures 10 x 13 inches.
Vintage photo Quincy Market circa 1920, printed by Gates and Tripp. The old frame is in excellent condition with a gold beaded lining. It measures 17 x 21 inches. The viewable area of the photo measures 13.5 x 10.5 inches.
Impressive antique ship model of the S S Glan Magfadyen, circa 1900. Handsomely mounted in mirror backed case. Excellent original condition. Measures 101 inches (8 feet 5 inches) long x 8 inches deep x 26 inches high. First owner The Clan Line Steamers Ltd - mng Cayzer, Irvine & Co, Glasgow. Other names 1921 SHUNKA MARU - 1925 SHINKA MARU - 1926 SHUNKA MARU. Subsequent owner and registration history 11/1899 Sir Charles W Cayzer, David Rennie and James MacKenzie, (same managers). 1901 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd., (same managers). 1903 Sir Charles W Cayzer, David Rennie and James MacKenzie, (same managers). 01/07/1907 Managers restyled as Cayzer, Irvine & Company Ltd. 1909 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, (same managers). 1921 Yamamoto Shoji K. K., Amagaski, and renamed SHUNKA MARU. Vessel history 2/5/1916 Whilst on a voyage from Mauritius to London, was attacked with gunfire by a submarine in the Bay of Biscay, but escaped. 09/09/1916 until 10/03/1917 Collier Transport No. 1273. 1917 collided with ps EARL OF ERNE, both vessels running without lights due to suspected presence of U-boats. 30/06/1917 until 16/03/1918 Collier Transport No. 1273. 17/03/1918 until 30/05/1918 Expeditionary Force Transport No. C.0268, moving stores from Taranto to Salonika. 31/05/1918 until 27/02/1919 Liner Requisition scheme.
Vice President (1969-1973) Spiro T. Agnew presentation box. This beautifully figured wood box was given to Vice President and Mrs. Agnew on March 25, 1969 by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore (Maryland). The engraved plaque on the lid is sterling silver made by Stieff Silver Company of Baltimore, MD. Excellent condition with working key. Velvet lining. One small strip of brass inlay is missing on the lower back bottom, but no scratches or repairs. Measures 3 x 10 x 13 inches.