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Pair of Westerwald Mugs 

Rhine Valley, 1700-25

Yes, they're a pair! Original pewter lids. Applied flowers on a cobalt ground. Struck on lids with owner's initials AVH, also with scratched Roman numerals, possibly pewterer's tally marks.

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xi595

 

Quill Knife 

English, 17th century

Rare, fascinating desk accessory. Used for cutting and sharpening the nib of a quill pen. The iron blade folds into the acanthus-decorated bone handle. A quill pen needed sharpening after a few lines, and one in constant use lasted about a week. This knife was a necessity then -- and now, no computer work station can afford to be without one.

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wk521

 

Small Medieval Tongs 

French, 16th century

A stunning piece of early French ironwork -- the French smiths were considered the best in Europe. Not quite sure of their use: they're too small for pipe tongs, the finger rings are ladies' or children's size, and the best grip is at the tips of the birds' beaks (don't you love those birds?) For tapestry, or needlework? Whatever. Just look at the form and the decoration, and you'll realize you're looking at a top quality piece of late medieval ironwork.

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xe153

 

Pewter Salt Box 

Dutch, 1700-1720

Take it with a pinch of salt! Salt was so valuable then that soldiers were often paid with it -- hence the word "salary." Here is a heavy gauge mural salt box with hinged lid. The box is decorated with two bands of engraved lines, and the initials M.R., U.R. and C.W.M. Provenance: Marshall Field to Colonial Williamsburg to F&F. Accompanying label calls it "a magnificent specimen, a collector's prize."

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Delftware Charger 

London, c.1760

Polychrome Chinoiserie scene of a figure (dancing??) in a garden all reflected (inaccurately) in a pool. Quite charming, really. Deeper dish form than most chargers. Suspension hook on back. Middle of the range example at bottom of the range price.

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xb101

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