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Rushnip and Candleholder 

Irish, 17th century

If you ever wanted proof that something was "blacksmith made," just look at the base of this rushnip: it's formed from two old horse shoes! This is a good early nip, with great surface, lots of tool marks and a truly "rustic" character. Rushnip and candleholder bases that were made of iron rings, instead of turned wood, often indicate an Irish origin.

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Roman Wall Tile 

Romano-British, 5th-6th c. AD

Relief image of a rooster within a dotted circle. Lovely aged surface. From two consecutive English collections, thence to us.

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Carving of Bearded Man 

English, c.1675

No, it's not William Shakespeare! But it does show how little men's fashion for ruffs, beards and hair changed in the 17th century. Hang him above your computer and dream of writing with a quill and not a keyboard!

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Lidded Beer Mug 

Westerwald, dated 1738

Finely etched body with well-modeled applied medallions depicting phoenixes and rams (I think). Pewter lid with ball finial, dated 1738 on underside. A powerful looking, and rare, piece.

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Beaker 

Dutch, c.1685

Lively wrigglework engraving of tulips and scrolling leaves. Marked under base with Rose and Crown, and initials TVW (maker's) and WS (owner's). A nice example of the form.

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