#299 Thumbprint Bimini

This olive toned Bimini glass with touches of rust, purple, aqua and gold with center thumbprint impression is believed to be a Lucie Rie design. However, positive provenance regarding glass examples is disputed. Gilt brass backplate with backmark MADE IN ENGLAND and the potted plant logo. (Updated information after catalog printing.) Est. selling price is $60-100.

#286 Gazing at the Moon

A French Fop holds binoculars and gazes at a crescent moon. Japanned reverse with loop shank. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#291 Ten Commandments Pearl

Medium realistic Bethlehem pearl depicting the stone tablets revealed to Moses with the Ten Commandments. Original paper label with “Made in Jordan” is attached to the reverse. Est. selling price is $30-60.

#292 Fleur de Lys Jewel

A glittering quality pierced white metal fleur de lys jewel from the late 19th or early 20th century, with pastes embellishing almost the entire surface. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#293 Art Nouveau Plique a Jour

A silver Art Nouveau female head with aqua plique a jour enameling filling the spaces between her loops of flowing hair. Backmarked PARIS and a 900 silver quality mark. Est. selling price is $200-400.

#294 Jeweled Basket

A basket overflowing with foliage and blooms in six colors of tiny paste jewels is framed with an openwork border of clear paste embellished scrolls on this quality silvered metal button. Est. selling price is $100-200.

#295 China Igloo

A white dome on the brown speckled base for this scarce china igloo example. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#270 Macaque Monkeys

Arita porcelain square with three little macaques in the classic see no/hear no/speak no evil pose. Self-shank and impressed backmark. Est. selling price is $60-100.

#272 Lizard Under a Rock

Medium brass cup design features ivy covering a shell “rock” which shelters a lizard, who can move further out from under the stone as the temperature or his desire for sustenance warrants. Shown BBB PL 101-3. Est. selling price is $100-200.


#274 Cricket Cage Jewel

An unusual darkened white metal openwork cricket cage form crowned with a large domed and faceted center jewel ringed by eight spindle shaped jewels, each prong mounted in individual cups. Est. selling price is $30-60.

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