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. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Antique Chinese hand-hammered brass valuables box with hinged cover. Lined with camphor wood; mounted on amber glass bead shape feet; decorated with carved jade applique panels depicting foo dogs and a carved jade medallion top (the medallion having an old repair). China, circa 1880. Dimensions: 5.5" W x 3.5" H x 3.75" D.
An Asian provincial beaded glass ceremonial tiara or diadem, the wire frame strung with multi-shaped, multi-colored grass beads in various artistic configurations; mostly intact, with some missing beads. Probably Chinese. Dimensions" 9" H x 9" W x 2" D.
Fine natural baroque pearls opera length necklace with a 14K gold Italian made swirl clasp. The overall length of the necklace is 32" inches including the clasp (which itself measures 3/4" long). The pearls each average 8mm in diameter. They are a beautiful creamy white hue, all matching in color, size and luster. The clasp is hallmarked 585 for 14K gold. These pearls were purchased in Florence, Italy, in the early 1960s, and are in excellent condition. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Antique Victorian 18K green chrysoberyl cat's eye and old mine diamonds mourning brooch circa 1840. Provenance: NYC debutante, wife of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon (Edward L. Parker). This very rare brooch is an exceptional piece of Etruscan Revival period jewelry. It is 18K yellow gold with square and round beads and granulated scrolls and loops around the outer edge, and on top of the lower frame, it is crowned with an oval shaped, high dome green cat's eye cabochon oval stone, prong set in the center (14mm X 9mm; 6.5-7 carats, surrounded by 18 round, old mine cut diamonds (EXTREMELY clear, most likely from the old India diamond mines, to quote gemologist Paul Indorf of Chester, CT), each measuring 2mm across or .03 carats each for a total diamond carat weight of of 0.54. The diamonds are all prong set in a fancy, raised setting. The brooch measures 1.75" inches tall X 1 3/8" inches wide. It weighs 18 grams or 11.574 dwt (pennyweights). The back is capped with a thick, beveled glass, oval in shape insert, measuring 1.25" X 7/8" of an inch. This is where the back insert was removed and locks of hair or other keepsake(s) were placed in memory of a loved one. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.