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Pair of Candlesticks 

French, c 1730

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Needelwork Jewelry Box 

English, c.1700

Beautiful needlework of peacocks, flowers, foliage and scrolls. The lid is banded with brass, the other panels with braid. Original wire hinges. Standing on turned and gessoed feet. We'll bet that the girl who decorated it, and then kept her valuables in it was as proud as a popinjay. NB The camera has darkened the metallic thread which is more silver-grey than shown.

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Apothecary Jar for Nicotina 

Probably Frankfurt, 1680-1720

The nicely formed small jar has a broad lip for tying an oil-cloth lid and is decorated with a cobalt two-headed eagle wearing a crown. Signed on base. Good orange peel speckles in glaze. Nicotina was somewhat of a cure-all, relieving colds, catarrh and fevers, healing wounds and also a narcotic. It was made by crushing tobacco leaves in a mortar and mixing them with tobacco juice or oil.

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Wine Jug 

Raeren, 1575-1625

An imposing vessel with ringed neck and foot and warm, coppery-colored ferrous glaze. Interesting glaze runs on one side.

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Romayne Portrait of Gentleman 

English, c.1530

Rare is hardly the word for it: 90% of "Romayne" portraits are in profile, 9% are full face and 1%, at the most, are 3/4 face. The carver was one of the best (just look at that mouth and beard!) but the perspective was a bit beyond him -- with an utterly charming result! The English Renaissance motifs of flowers, foliage and scrolls are well done. Of all the Romaynes we have handled, this is perhaps our favorite.

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