1840 ORIGINAL WINTER WHITE HOUSE ART PAINTING BB PRINT SIGNED

White House

This is an original 1840 signed BB print hand painted snow 11 ½” x 8 ½” art of White House. There is also faded signature on bottom left side of this piece. It has old wood frame. It is a delightful historical piece. This was done on cold winter day and months after, on April 14, 1840, as the House considered the appropriation of $3,665 for landscaping the grounds and repairing the White House furniture changed.

1800’S VICTORIAN BRONZE FRENCH FRAME

BEAUTY

BEAUTY

This fantastic piece is 1880’s French bronze frame, It is masterfully made and can be used on table top or wall.   This period of French bronze and art was a Neoclassical period of Rodin was trying to escape from. Bronzing and art bronzes are some of my favorite pieces in the antique world.

Vintage Buck Knife

knife

Vintage Buck Knife with leather sheath . I lived very close to The first Buck knife factory in San Diego, and was later located to small building in Lemon Grove.   Buck Knives Inc. dates it history back over 100 years to the first knives made by Hoyt H. Buck. Hoyt H. Buck became a blacksmiths apprentice in Kansas in 1899 at the age of 10

1900 ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER OPAL JEWELRY MONEY CLIP

Art Nouveau Period

Art Nouveau Period

1900 early sterling silver brown opal money clip. The art nouveau style is one of my favorite periods and designs next to art deco.   The money clip is a fashion accessory for a male wearer. There is not much history to the money clip due to currency was mostly coin during the times, there is evidence dating back during China’s Han Dynasty in 118 BCE, original lightweight bank notes were made of leather.

18th CENTURY BRASS MARBLE FRENCH SCALE

SCALES OF TIME

SCALES OF TIME

Beautiful hand crafted forged brass French table scale 18th Century.   The name scales derives from the pair of scales or dishes in which objects to be weighed and the weights / masses against which to weigh them are placed. The Oxford English Dictionary defines scales as “Apparatus for weighing. The oldest evidence for the existence of weighing scales dates to c. 2400-1800 B.C.E. in the Indus River valley (modern-day Pakistan)

1950’s GERMAN COKE COCA COLA TIN TRAY

Have a Coke & a Smile

Have a Coke & a Smile

1950’s German Coca cola tin tray. Coca Cola started distributing tin serving and change trays to soda fountains in 1897. Trays produced from that date until 1968 belong to the first, or classic, period of Coca-Cola trays. Because trays made from 1970 onward were often reissues of older trays or were made from new materials. The earliest trays often had the slogan “Delicious and Refreshing,” slogans changed over time, with phrases like “Drink Coca-Cola,” “Coke Refreshes You Best,” “Here’s a Coke for you,” and “Be Really Refreshed!” Some trays had no slogan at all, only the familiar Coca-Cola logo.