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WORLD ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE ITEMS

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#410262 AUSTRIA a brooch with Austrian 1 shilling of 1924 coin mounted in an attractive bezel made into a broach, 1.65” in diameter, no hallmarks on the bezel, like new
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$40.00
#410263 BRAZIL a cocktail spoon with long twisted handle made with Brazilian 1 cruzeiro of 1943 coin as a bowl and a green stone in the handle, no hallmarks, handle slightly bent, coin is G
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$20.00
#410264 GREAT BRITAIN Vintage Wedgewood Blue Jasperware cameo portrait of Hadrian in original display setting 70 mm 53 mm, 108 mm x 88 mm, HADRIAN and Made in England pressed on the back. In very good condition, no cracks or chips
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$50.00
#410265 GREAT BRITAIN, ND (1910-1936) small black papier-mache lacquer snuff box with George V 3 pence coin mounted on the cover. Good condition with minor paint loss on the bottom
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$75.00
#410266 ND (1901-1910) silver spoon made with two coins, a 6 pence of Edward VII and a portrait of Queen Victoria cut out her coin on a handle, no hallmarks, coins are F-VF
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$35.00
#410267 NASSAU-WEILBURG, sterling silver bowl with scarce 1812 AR medal of Friedich Wilhelm (1806-1816) on the abolition of serfdom mounted in the bottom. Obv: Nassovia with patera, DEN WEISESTEN UND BESTEN LANDESFUERSTEN DAS DANKBARE HERZOGTHUM NASSAU (The wisest and best princes the grateful Duchy of Nassau) around, rx: DENKMAL / DER AUFGEHOBENEN LEIBEIGENSCHAFT / UND VOLLZOGENEN / STEUER AUSGLEICHUNG / UNTER DER REGIERUNG / FRIEDRICH . I . HERZOGS / . U . FRIEDRICH WILHELM / FUERSTEN ZU NASSAU / MSCCCXII (Monument of the repealed serfdom and completed tax adjustment during the reign of Friedrich I Duke and Frederick William Prince of Nassau 1812) in 10 lines, Bowl is 4.3” at the top, medal is 47 mm in diameter, medal is VF-XF, bowl marked “STERLING”
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$295.00
#410268 ITALY TOSCANY sterling silver bowl with scarce 1620 testone of Cosimo II Medici (91608-1621) mounted in the bottom, bowl is 3.2” at the top marked “STERLING”
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$195.00
#410269 LATVIA, a pair of brooches: one made with silver cut-out Latvian 5 lati coin of 1931 with pin and decoration soldered directly on the coin and another one with “Latvia” on a cut-out panel,
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$70.00/ pair
#410270 U.S.A. 1941 cut out pendant made out of 1923 Peace dollar, but the date deliberately cut as 1941. Without a doubt it had to do with WWII. XF
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$30.00
#410271 1964 money clip with 1964 half dollar, UNC
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$10.00

AFRICAN
#290554 African cast brass mask pendant, elaborately chased 33 mm x 23 mm.
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$20.00
#290555 African cast brass mobile figure of a nobleman riding an elephant, elaborately chased, 165 mm x 140 mm x 80 mm.
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$150.00
#290556 African cast brass and applied wire bowl. Very interesting and attractive design, Ø 70 mm on top, Ø120 mm in the middle, Ø 95 mm at the bottom.
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$150.00
#290557 African wooden mask, painted in tree colors 450 mm tall, 195 mm wide, 210 mm deep, several cracks
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$150.00
#290558 African wood, possibly silver, copper, iron and fabric mask, with intricate chasing on silver, 390 mm tall, 130 mm wide, 70 mm deep
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$350.00
#250346 Bronze bracelet, very elaborate design, very heavy, Ø 97 mm outside, 53 mm inside, nice patina
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$150.00
#250347 Bronze WAVE MANILLA (bracelet), with thick body in wave pattern with very detailed attractive ornament at the beginning, very heavy, used as currency, weddings and as jewelry, 85 mm x 75 mm outside, and 50 mm x 40 mm inside, nice patina
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$120.00
#250348 Bronze bracelet, rope design with some detailed ornament at the beginning, 57.2 g, Ø 75 mm outside, 60 mm inside nice patina
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$40.00
#280122 African brass pendant 4-1/2” x 3-5/8”
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$75.00
#280123 African bone or ivory beaded necklace, 28” long
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$75.00

CAUCASIAN ANTIQUES
#250355 CAUCASIAN 18th century, silver and niello, complete belt. It is in style that much later influenced the whole avalanche of "Kavkaz" souvenirs in Russia. As it should, it has no hallmarks, none of the elements is missing and everything is original: the leather, the velvet, etc. It has the graceful taste that later, but more commercially successful imitations, lack. The buckle, closed is 163mm X 85mm and the total length is 787 mm
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$1,250.00

CENTRAL ASIAN-SOGDIAN
#250356 Bone and ivory amulets or beads, A1-2, B1-2-3, C1-2-3, each
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$15.00
#280119 Beautiful wooden incense container 2-3/4” high, 3” in diameter
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$100.00
#280124 Gandhara, 2-3rd century AD, standing marble figure of Bodhisattva in nice intricate style, 16” tall, missing head, arms and feet
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$5,000.00

DENMARK
#290565 Royal Copenhagen ca 1880 white Parian bisque porcelain Eneret Plaque of “Winter” from “The Seasons” series of 4, Ø 140 mm, it has wholes on the back to be hang, in mint condition. Fully marked on the back.
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$75.00
#340413 Danish souvenir spoon commemorating death of Frederick VIII king of Denmark, the uncle of Nicholas II of Russia. Hallmarked, 170 mm long.
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$75.00
#410273 DENMARK 1995 Georg Jensen sterling silver gilded with 3 color champlevé enamel Spoon of the Year by Annelise Bjorner. It is titled “Blackcurrant”. It was produced in limited edition with all molds destroyed in March 1996. In original box with original brochure about the artist and the spoon, NEW, (44.9g)
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$65.00

ENGLISH
#290566 A pair of unusual, late 18th Century George III mahogany and stained maple shelves with top tear having slots as to dispense objects likes spoons, with original metal ring to hang it on the wall. Could be hanged on the wall or free standing on the surface. Some minor cracks and chips on one of them. H. 18", W.16 1/4, D. 5 1/2"
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$150.00/ pair
#410275 GREAT BRITAIN 1903, sterling silver box, bearing Colen Cheshire, Sterling silver, Chester and Date hallmarks. The purpose is somewhat a mystery to me. It was definitely intended to be worn on a chain and I would think it is a pill box if it was not for a ribbed groove on the bottom. Very elaborately hand engraved on both sides with closing spring in perfect condition, 2” x 1.8” x 0.65” (37.5g)
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$55
#410284 GREAT BRITAIN 1900, Birmingham Sterling silver baby Christening spoon with Mother Goose “Hey Diddle Diddle” rhyme design on the bowl, handle is decorated with floral design. By Levi & Salaman, extensively hallmarked on the bottom of handle with RdNo 340027, L&S, “anchor”, “lion” and “a”, 3.5” long, 1.1” wide, (17.1g) The business Levi and Salaman was founded in Birmingham in 1870 by Phineas Harris Levi in partnership with Joseph Wolff Salaman. P.H. Levi died in 1910 and the firm was converted into a limited liability company as Levi & Salaman Ltd. Is this a Judaica item? You tell me.
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$35

WEDGEWOOD
#280108 Wedgwood white on blue creamer, glazed inside, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, FB, 30 J, T 59 impressed on the bottom, 2-1/4” tall, 3-1/2” in diameter
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$25.00
#280109 Wedgwood white on blue trefoil shape candy dish in original box of issue with original pamphlet included, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, AL, D impressed on the bottom, J, J1006, 3604 CLUB TRAY, EXCE: XL-22 labeled on the box. 4-5/8” x 4-5/8”
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$20.00
#290574 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue heart shape covered candy box heavily decorated on both parts, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, impressed on the bottom, h.2”, w. 5”
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$40.00
#290575 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue 1971 Christmas Plate of Piccadilly Circle in original box of issue with original pamphlet, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, impressed on the bottom, Ø 206 mm.
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$25.00
#290577 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue Spade sweet-dish with Nike on biga in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND 1952, impressed on the bottom, w. 4.5”
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$15.00
#290579 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue Spade sweet-dish with Three Graces in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND 1952, impressed on the bottom, small stain on one of the Graces, w. 4.5”
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$10.00
#290580 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue Club sweet-dish with three Greek mythological scenes in each lobe, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, D, AL, impressed on the bottom, w. 4.5, original box”
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$15.00
#290581 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue Club sweet-dish with three Greek mythological scenes in each lobe, one scene is different from previous dish WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, M, 66, EK impressed on the bottom, miniscule chip on the edge w. 4.5”
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$15.00
#290582 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue Round sweet-dish with Lady Godiva in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, 1, M, impressed on the bottom, Ø 4.5”
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$15.00
#290584 Wedgwood Jasper white on sage green Round sweet-dish with Three Graces in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, J, I, impressed on the bottom, Ø 3”
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$15.00
#290585 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue Round ash tray with Greek mythological scene in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, WJ, 1955, impressed on the bottom, Ø 4.5”
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$10.00
#290586 Wedgwood Jasper white on blue Round ash tray with Greek mythological scene in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, R1, 1956, impressed on the bottom, Ø 4.5”
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$10.00
#290587 Wedgwood Black Basalt Round ash tray, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, 61, impressed on the bottom, Ø 3.5”
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$10.00
#340415 Wedgwood white on blue Jasper cup, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, 72 impressed on the bottom, 2-1/4” tall, 3-1/4” in diameter
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$25.00
#340416 Wedgwood white on blue Jasper Spade sweet-dish with Greek mythological scene in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, P, impressed on the bottom, 4-3/8" x 4-3/8”
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$15.00
#340417 Wedgwood white on blue Jasper Diamond sweet-dish with Greek mythological scene in the center, WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, J, I, impressed on the bottom, 4.5" x 5-3/4”
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$15.00
#340418 Wedgwood white on lilac Jasper 1982 Round Valentine Plate featuring an 18th century courtship scene in the center, based on a design from a French tapestry. The plate is provided with a numbered signed certificate. WEDGWOOD, MADE IN ENGLAND, SP, impressed on the bottom, Ø 6.5” In a limited edition of 20,000.
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$35.00

GERMAN
#340419 German KPM porcelain plaque. Possible remnants of signature at 5:00, 98mm x 73mm
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$50.00
#410274 GERMANY A pair of salt containers with elaborate molded and reticulated floral designs with 5 cupids dancing scene on each side and marked STERLING GERMANY / 930 in 2 lines, on lower part of each piece (86.8g) together with two spoons marked STERLING on the handle (6.5g)
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$175.00

INDIAN
#250358 Large INDIAN papier-mâché lacquer bowl, Ø 350mm with a matching tray, Ø 445mm
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$350.00
#280125 Ancient Western India (modern day Pakistan) ceramic figurine of a horse, beautifully ornamented, missing all four legs, 3” tall, 4” long
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$100.00

JAPANESE
#410286 Antique 950 Sterling Silver Baby Spoon Fork Cup & Napkin Ring In Original Box. All items have engraved design of Japanese children with some gilding and some blackening. The spoon and fork have curved handles. The green “alligator skin” decorative display box is lined with a navy blue fabric and is in excellent condition. Each item is marked STERLING 950. Spoon and fork each 3.3” long (21.3 g), Napkin Ring is 1.65" dia, 1.1" tall (14.1 g) and Tea Cup is 2.7 " dia, 1.8" tall (45.0 g), the box is 7.75" wide x 5 1/2" deep x 3" tall. The tea cup has several small dents , but other items are like new. (80.4g total)
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$150.00

MEXICO
#410276 Antique sterling silver sigarette lighter marked “SILVER / MEXICO”, initials W.B.J. engraved on one side, 1.6” x 1.7” x 0.7” (67.0g)
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$150.00

NORWAY
#410278 A set of sterling 4 demitasse spoons, sugar tongues and a fork by Theodor Olsen of Bergen. Tongues and fork are marked STERLING / THEO. OLSEN EFTF. / NORWAY, and the spoons are STERLING / NORWAY on the bawl. In original case of issue, each spoon is 105 mm long, (55.6g) NEW
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$95.00
#410279 As above, but gilded and full STERLING / THEO. OLSEN EFTF. / NORWAY on all spoons as well (55.8g)
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$95.00

POST CARDS FROM PALESTINE ca1921

Post Cards from a Holy Land
Shlomo Narinsky (1885-1960) an artist-photographer, an illustrator and a painter, came to Israel on the second Aliyah wave, and was among the social circle of David Ben-Gurion and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. On the early 20th century, he photographed landscapes and people from the early days in Israel. His wife, Sonia Narinsky, was his Studio's partner and was a photographer herself.
Born in the district of Korsakov in South Russia (today's Ukraine) Shlomo studied art and specialized in painting in Moscow. From 1904-1905 he lived in Paris and Berlin, where he studied painting and photography. A short time after returning to Russia he moved to Israel and settled in Jerusalem, where he established with Yaacov Houtimsky a photography studio by the name of "United Photography". Narinsky was in touch with artists of Bezalel, with people from the theatre and the literary world who were acquainted with Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. During the first years in Israel he photographed postcards of landscapes, sites and portraits. Most of the picture series were sold to a print and publishing house of the Jamal brothers in Jerusalem. In 1918 and throughout the 20's the publishing house continued to produce those pictures as postcards.
In 1916 the Narinskys were banished to Egypt by the Turks because they were subjects of an enemy country, Russia, which was at war against Turkey in WWI. The couple continued their photographic activities among the Eretz Israel migrant community in Alexandria and Cairo. Sonia took pictures of local women who would not pose for male photographers and became a known and well-appreciated photographer in Egypt. After the British won, the couple returned to Israel, and Sonia photographed additional postcards for Jamal's publishing house with tri-lingual captions she wrote in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Between the two world wars, Narinsky lived and worked in Europe. He dealt with illustration, painting and photography and in 1932 opened a studio with Sonia in Paris. With the occupation of France by the Nazis in WW II, Narinsky was arrested in Drancy, a Nazi deportation center. Sonia contacted Ben-Gurion and Ben-Zvi to help secure Narinsky's release by the British. The British included him in an exchange deal for which a few of the camps' Jews released for Germans residing in Israel at the time.
Upon their return to Israel, the couple settled in Kibbutz Ein Harod. In the 50's they moved to Haifa and Narinsky worked as a photography teacher in Wizo High School in Haifa where he worked until he died in 1960.
His pictorial style is influenced by European photographers of the 19th century, who presented Eretz-Israel in the spirit of the holy scripts and the crusaders, romantic and exotic. However the context of his pictures does not always abide to the style, and many times there is a 'gap' between the soft light and the austerity of the photographed themes. These gaps are also seen in the captions in various languages printed at the back of the pictures.
#300416 Old Jerusalem. The Holy Land. 1910-1921. Photogravures by Narinsky, S.
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Group of 114 photogravures of holy sites, people, Jews, Christians, Bedouins, historical ruins, scenes of nature and every day life, and cityscapes. Each image has title and the reproduced signature of S. Narinsky. Unsigned # 53 and # 86, # 98 is signed in Hebrew. Most images measure 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (140 x 89 mm) each applied to 8.5 x 11 inches cardstock sheet.

The set stored in gilt-stamped box. Jerusalem: Jamal Bros., 1921. This collection includes 114 photogravures from #1 to #118. Missing are ## 82, 106, 108 and 111.

Collection also includes a set of 108 postcards corresponding to the gravures. Missing ## 4, 30, 34, 49, 58, 82, 106, 108, 111, and 116.
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$4,500.00
#300417 Group of 104 different Narinsky postcards of holy sites, personalities, Jews, Christians, Bedouins, historical ruins, scenes of nature, and cityscapes numbered from #1 to #118.
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Missing ## 2, 4, 30, 34, 49, 58, 79, 82, 90, 98, 106, 108, 111, and 116.
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$750.00
#8c POST CARD No.8 Mint condition, Palestine
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"The shepherd’s solitude" (also in Hebrew and Arabic)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#22c POST CARD No.22 Mint condition
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"An Orthodox Jew of Jerusalem "(also in Hebrew and Arabic)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#29c POST CARD No.29 Mint condition
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Palestine
"Palms at the foot of Mount Carmel" (also in Hebrew and Arabic)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#32c POST CARD No.32 Mint condition
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Palestine
"Wild sweet lemons at Ain Fara, a tributary of Brook Cherith "(also in Hebrew and Arabic)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#46c POST CARD No.46 Mint condition
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Palestine
"A Beduin in his happy mood "(also in Hebrew and Arabic)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#63c POST CARD No.63 Mint condition
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Jerusalem Palestine
"The Fountain of Khalifa Omar" (also in Arabic)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#64c POST CARD No.64 Mint condition
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Jerusalem
"The Interior of the Golden Gate "(also in Hebrew and Arabic)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#74c POST CARD No.74 Mint condition
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Bethlehem
"The Chapel of the slaughter of the Infants" (also in Arabic)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#88c POST CARD No.88 Mint condition
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"Mountain view of Sea of Galilee and surroundings" (also in Arabic and Hebrew)
Phot. S. Narinsky (also in Hebrew)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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#115c POST CARD No.115 Mint condition
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Jerusalem Palestine
"Cadi Burhan – ed – din’s pulpit" (also in Arabic)
Publ. & copyright by Jamal Bros, Jerusalem (Palestine). 1921
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$10.00

RUSSIAN
#290568 (1741-1748) silver chalice by Petr Semyonov (ПC mark on the bottom) assayed by A. Kuzmin (AK mark on the bottom) chased and chiseled with two central medallions of a Unicorn and a Wildman surrounded by floral design. An extraordinary early Russian piece of superior silversmith artisanship, Ø 54 mm bottom, Ø 72 mm top, 81mm tall, excellent condition
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$3,500.00
#250359 1750 French map by Robert de Vaogondy of the Western part of Russian Empire, hand colored cartouche, 26" x 21"
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$350.00
#410287 1897. Magnificent large and heavy 4-light Sabbath candle holder by very well known Polish Jewish silversmith Antoni Riedel (1878-1910), well know for making premium silver items of Jewish religious use. The lamp consists of two parts the base which is clearly marked with A. RIEDEL and Warsaw city mark on one lobe and O.C / 1887 84 Russian Eagle on the other lobe. The base had been reinforced from inside with a piece of sterling silver to give better stability to the lamp. The top has A. RIEDEL, Russian Eagle and Warsaw City mark on lower part. Whole lamp is decorated with symbolic Jewish floral and grapes design chases and chiseled and engraved. In Excellent condition 590 mm tall x 330 mm wide, (1,837g)
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$3,500.00
#410288 1887 Large silver cookie dish with handle Very high class workmanship marked H.K / 1887 84 Moscow, M.P. silversmith (Mitrofan Ryndin) with additional Latvian assay "Head 875", 89mm tall, 170mm in diameter, (388g)
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$650.00
#410289 1888 Pair of silver vodka shot glasses of elaborate shape on foot, with engraved village scenes in two medallions and floral design around, marked 1888 / 84, 4.2” tall, 1.8” in diameter at the top, quite heavy and without any dents, (99.6g)
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$175.00
#410290 1882 Silver vodka shot glass on a foot, marked И.K / 1882 84 Moscow, MЛ on the bottom of the bowl, engraved with floral and geometric design. Tasteful design and classical proportions, but unfortunately with a large, but easily repairable dent on the stand and a small one on the bowl, 3.2” tall, 1.9” in diameter on top (42.0g)
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$75.00
#410292 1889 Silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked 84 Moscow ЛO / 1889 and ЛД on the bowl and Moscow ЛД on the bottom of the stand, 3.6” tall, 1.75” in diameter on top, few small dents from dedicated use, (39.6g)
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#410293 1881 Smaller silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked A.K / 1881 84 Moscow ?З on the bottom 1.8” tall, 1.5” in diameter on top (24.6g)
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$50.00
#410294 1881 Very small (baby size) silver vodka shot glass engraved with village and floral design, marked with clear ИEЗ (I.E. Zaviyanov) silversmith and Kiev hallmarks, and clear Kiev “v Kokoshnik 84” hallmarks on the buttom 1.65” tall, 1.4” in diameter on top (13.2g)
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#410295 1894. Set if 4 solid silver butter knives, marked A.C / 1894 84 St. Petersburg, K.S silversmith on blades, 6.1” long, KO monogram engraved on handle. All used, but with no dents or damage (90.0g total)
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$175.00
#410296 1877. Silver Niello spoon with floral and geometric design, marked И.K / 1877 84 Moscow, Ф.И silversmith, 5.1” long (16.6g)
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$75.00
#410297 USSR, (1960) Silver Niello spoon with very extensive floral design on both sides, marked CЧO (Beлиkoycтюжckaя apтeль “Ceвepнaя Чepнь» (Veliky Ustyug Team “Nothern Niello) and Star 875 on handle, “Бopиky oт Иpoчkи Шeнkep?aн” (To dear Boris from Irina Shenkerman) engraved on handle. Not only of fantastic workmanship, but also it is another Judaica item. 5.6” long (24.1g)
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$75.00
#280115 Soviet 14K Gold wrist watch “Pobeda” marked KЮ 4 and fines 583 with original 14K gold bracelet marked ЛЮ 4, 583, late 40ies, early 50ies, gross weight 55 gram, in perfect running order. Very likely and important award item.
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$5,000.00

RUSSIAN BEAR STATUES
#410298 Antique Russian 19th century gild bronze statue of a bear resting on his back on malachite base, 180 mm x 102 mm x 89 mm
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$500.00
#299 ca 1902, Russian bronze statue of a bear by French-Russian sculptor Pierre-Nicolas Tourgueneff (4 April 1853 – 21 March 1912), a son of Decembrist Nicholas Turgrnev and cousin of famous Russian author Ivan Turgenev. Pierre-Nicolas was born in France, where his father emigrated, after he was sentenced to death by Nicholas I. Pierre-Nicolas kept close ties with Russia and since 1907 was an Honorary Member of Russian Imperial Academy of Science. "P. Tourgueneff" on back end of ground and remnants of Susse Frères, the foundry in Paris on other side of it. 190 mm x 90 mm x 120 mm
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$450.00

RUSSIAN PORCELAIN AND GLASS
#410300 ND, Limoges, France reproduction of a hard-paste Russian (St. Petersbutg) 1760-1780 porcelain cache pot, made for Metropolitan Museum of Art, 143 mm tall, 160 mm in diameter on the top
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$100.00
#400265 Late 19 th- early 20 th century Porcelain butter dish in shape of laying ram. No hallmarks on the bottom, 160 x 80 x 110 mm, in mint condition.
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$125.00
#410301 USSR, ca 1942, Porcelain figurine “The Dance” by Gorodnitskl Porcelain Factory. HKMП / ГOPOДHИЦKИЙ З-Д / УCCP / 2-B.C. , the hallmarks of 1941-1948 on the bottom. Very rare figurine made during WWII in excellent condition, 140 mm tall 85 mm wide .
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$250.00
#410302 USSR, After 1962 Porcelain figurine “Mistress of Copper Mountian” the most famous character of Ural Mountains folklore, a demon, protector of gems and stones in the Urals, who capriciously bestows the ability to find such treasures only on those who please her, marked Falcon / ДYЛEBO (Dulevo) / MADE IN / USSR on the bottom, 320 mm x 118 mm x 112 mm
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$95.00
#410303 USSR, After 1980 Polonsky Factory of Artistic Ceramics porcelain figurine “Dancers” marked 2 Polonsk C / 5-30 several places of black color on harmonist’s boot flaking off, otherwise excellent condition, 260 mm x 120 mm x 185 mm
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$25.00
#410304 Blue and White porcelain Sauce Tureen with cover and two handles “Blackberry”, marked Гжeль (Gzel) on the bottom, 160 mm tall
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$25.00
#410305 USSR, ND, (1930-1950) Commemorative porcelain plate “Moscow” “USSR” by Dmitrov Porcelain Factory in Verbylki, 173 mm in diameter with blue hallmark on the back, no chips or nicks
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$40.00
#410306 Porcelain egg holder, blue and white with some gilding in shape of a rooster, 118 mm tall, 120 mm wide, “Created by Ermakov, painted by Kozlova, R. Volkova and hallmark” written in the bottom under glaze, excellent condition
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$20.00
#410307 Faberge Egg. Museum quality hand cut cranberry and clear glass egg by Faberge Modern Company. After clearing some legal obstacles from Faberge descendants Faberge Corporation now claims continuation of Faberge tradition and occupies original Faberge Store in center of St. Petersburg. Whether Carl Faberge tradition is alive or not, this company makes high quality items and this egg, decorated with flowers, grapes, peacocks and musical instruments is perfect examples to that. 95 mm tall, 75 mm in diameter
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$150.00

RUSSIAN ICONS AND CROSSES
#290569 Russian high quality XIX century Icon of Christ Pantocrator with silver riza properly hallmarked AE and 84, in very elaborate baroque style gilded oklad in protective box, 21 mm x 17 mm icon in 39 mm x 35 mm box. All in excellent condition.
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$3,500.00
#230326 18th century Three-bar cross with Crest and Panels "Crucifixion of Jesus Christ", with 1 color light blue enamel. It is surrounded by 7 panels and 6 seraphin-head posts. Frontal view of Torso of God the Father with His arms raised above clouds is on the top, bird, symbolizing the Holy Spirit below, at each end of a top bar is a descending angel with cloth-covered hands. The scull set on the stones at the foot of the cross. Each panel is identified in Old Church Slavonic as "Meeting in the Temple", "Entry into Jerusalem", "The Resurrection", "The Ascension", "The Old Testament Trinity" above the central bar. Mother of God and Second Mary with St. Peter and Archangel Michel above them on the left below the central bar and St. John and St. Longinus with St. Paul and Archangel Gabriel on the right. Old Church Slavonic inscription on the back, 260mm x 116 mm, almost identical to Ahl/Esp #25819.006
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$1,500.00
#230327 Late 18th - early 19th century brass icon "Jesus Christ Enthroned: King of Glory". The Savior enthroned, The Virgin, mourning, and St. John the Baptist with open scrolls in their hands; behind the throne on sides: archangels Michael and Gabriel, apostles Peter and Paul, apostle John the Theologian and St. prelate John the Chrysostom; at the foot of the throne are St. Nicholas the Miracleworker and St. Sergius of Radonezh, below St. Basil and Sabbatius of Solovetskii monastery. Very artistically expressive, 123mm x 96mm. Very little wear
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$550.00
#230329 19th century three-bar cross "Crucifixion of Jesus Christ", 4 color enameling is rougher, but is amply compensated by very elaborate metal work, "The Image Not Made with Hands" is on the top, directly below at each end of a top bar is a kneeling angel with cloth-covered hands. The scull set on the stones at the foot of the cross, somewhat "heavy" in looks and weight, 392mm x 196mm
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$1.250.00
#230331 19th century brass icon, "The Seven Saints" 2 color enamel, In central panel in lower part are martyrs Cyricus and Julitta on the right, prelates Gregory the Theologian and John the Chrysostom on the left, in the upper part half-figures of saints martyrs Paraskeva Piatnitsa, Catherine and Barbara. In the surrounding border are 18 medallions with traditional images of various saints and archangels, 143mm x 125mm, Very few very minor chips, little wear
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$750.00
#400238 Blessed Dukes Boris & Gleb (Блaгocлoвeнныe Kнязья Бopиc и Глeб), 18th century (in 16th century style) brass icon with cut-out background, holed for suspension, 140 x 90 mm overall, D08-013(R6), slightly worn
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$500.00
#400239 Blessed Dukes Boris & Gleb (Блaгocлoвeнныe Kнязья Бopиc и Глeб), 19th century brass icon with 3 color enameled background, 127 x 85 mm, very intricately detailed and well preserved, D08-015(R6)
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$650.00
#400240 Venerable Maron (Пpeпoдoбны й Mapoн), 19 th century brass icon with blue enameled peripheral floral border, 114 x 100 mm, intricately detailed and well preserved, D48-002(R7)
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$450.00
#400241 Guardian Angel, Venerable Zosima and Sabbatius of Solovki (Aнгeл-Xpaнитeль, Пpeпoдoбныe Зocимa и Caввaтий Coлoвeцкиe) late 18th century small personal pendent brass icon, holed for suspension, 73 x 52 mm, well worn, D02-003(R4)
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$350.00
#400242 Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian in Silence (Apocтoл и Eвaнгeлиcт Иoaнн Бoгocлoв в Moлчaнии), early 18 th century personal pendent brass icon, holed for suspension, 106 x 61 mm, very slightly worn with all the details well preserved, D05-001(R5)
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$750.00
#400243 The Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker (Cвятнтeль Hикoлa Чyдoтвopeц), 19 th century small personal pendent brass icon, loop on the back for suspension, 68 x 53 mm, well detailed and well preserved, D65-061(R2)
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$400.00
#400244 The Saint Nicholas Mozhaysky (Cвятнтeль Hикoлa Moжaйcкий), 18th century small personal pendent brass icon with cut out background, holed for suspension, 74 x 54 mm, well detailed and well preserved, D64-004(R9)
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$450.00
#400245 Miracle of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica (Чyдo Димитpия Coлyнcкoгo), 19th century brass icon with 3 color enameled background, 117 x 100 mm, very intricately detailed and well preserved, D75-011(R7)
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$650.00
#400246 Our Lady of Passion (Бoгoмaтepь Cтpacтнaя), 19th century brass icon, 105 x 88 mm, very intricately detailed with almost no wear, D10-033(R8)
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$450.00
#400247 Our Lady of Kazan (Бoгoмaтepь Kaзaнcкaя), 19th century brass icon, intended as pendant, but never drilled for suspension, 94 x 79 mm, very little wear and attractive dark patina, B07-120(R8)
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$400.00
#400248 Our Lady of Smolensk with Deesis and Selected Saints (Cмoлeнcкaя Бoгoмaтepь c Дeиcycoм и Избpaнными Cвятыми), 19th century brass icon with six-color enameled background, 113 x 97 mm, unusually large variety of enamel colors D14-006(R8)
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$500.00
#400249 Our Lady of Burning Bush (Бoгoмaтepь Heoпoлимaя Kyпинa) 19 th century brass icon with two-color enameled background, some dark blue enamel is missing, 96 x 90 mm, B08-006(R5)
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$500.00
#400250 Triptych: Archangel Michael (Cклaдeнь: Apxaнгeл Mиxaил) 19 th century brass icon with two-color enameled background, 105 x 146 mm, C02-005(R8), slightly worn,
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$500.00
#400251 Triptych: Old Testament Trinity (Cклaдeнь: Tpoицa Beтxoзaвeтнaя), 18 th century brass icon, 67 x 100 mm, F31-028(R7), slightly worn
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$450.00
#400252 Weep not for Me, Mother (He Pыдaй Meнe Maти), 19 th century brass icon with enameled peripheral border, 103 x 97 mm, A03-009(R5), slightly worn
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$750.00
#400253 Triptych: Diesis (Cклaдeнь: Дeиcyc), 19th century brass icon, 75 x 196 mm, A02-044(R6), slightly worn
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$500.00
#400254 Triptych: Diesis (Cклaдeнь: Дeиcyc), 19th century brass icon, Christ Pantocrator, blessing with his right hand, an open Book of Gospels in his left hand on the center panel. The Virgin with an open scroll and corresponding Cross on Mountain of Golgotha on the left panel and St. John Baptist holding a chalice with The Child and a scroll in the right panel, all the background intricately designed, 355mm x 120mm, fantastic metalwork with almost no wear
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$1,000.00
#400256 Triptych: Our Lady of All the Afflicted (Cклaдeнь: БoгoмaтepьBcex Cкopвящиx Paдocть), 19 th century brass icon with blue enameled background, 90 x 104 mm, B04-013(R2), slightly worn
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$450.00
#400257 Resurrection. Descent into Hell (Bocкpeceниe Xpиcтoвo. Coшecтвиe Bo Aд), 19 th century brass icon with three-color enameled background, 110 x 103 mm, F06-005(R4), slightly worn
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$500.00
#400258 The Holy Martyrs Kirik (Kyrikos) and Julitta, Selected Icons (Cвятыe Myчeники иpик и Иyлиттa, Избpaнныe Икoны), 18th century brass pendent icon, with drilled finial for suspension. Saints Kyrikos and Julitta are prayed to for family happiness, and the restoring to health of sick children. 67 x 48 mm, D70-004(R4), well worn
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$350.00
#400259 Small bronze cross, 19 th century, 40 x 20 mm
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$25.00
#400261 Two sided Hand Painted Porcelain Icon of Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky (Cвятoй Блaгoвepный Kнязь Aлeкcaндp Heвcкий) in a brass frame, 19 th century icon, intended as pendant with loop on top. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (1221–1263) served as Prince of Novgorod, Grand Duke of Kiev and Grand Duke of Vladimir during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus' history. He was canonized in 1547. 65 x 55 mm, back panel has few cracks
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$250.00
#400263 Our Lady of Kazan or The Virgin of Kazan (Бoгoмaтepь Kaзaнcкaя), 19 th century egg tempera icon, in base metal riza, 138 x 114 mm, It is strange to see such a well painted icon in base metal riza. The first original icon of The Virgin of Kazan was discovered in 1579, in the city of Kazan. Ever since 1612, when the icon was brought to lead the troops and the Kremlin was liberated, whenever Russia had to go into battle, the Virgin of Kazan or one of its copies was carried in front of the army. The Virgin of Kazan is one of the most popular subjects in Russian icons.
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#400264 St. Basil the Great, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and St. Hieromartyr Blasius, 19 th century egg tempera on wood painted icon, provincial style. Unusual combination of those three saints, framed in glazed wall hanging box. Icons proper is 350 x 310 mm, the box is 523 x 480 mm, few spots of wear and repair, but otherwise in very good condition.
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$750.00

RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES

THE STORY OF RUSSIAN LACQUER MINIATURE PAINTING


There are few art lovers who have not heard of Palekh. Its art has been called "a
small miracle." Lacquered miniatures, as bright as the feathers of the legendary
Firebird, originate here, taking the inspired poetic art of the wondrous village and
its magnificent artists and craftsmen to the far corners of the world.

Palekh is an unusual village, a bit of ancient Russia, in which the past and the
present coexist. Log houses with intricately carved lattices stand opposite modern
brick buildings. There are street pumps, and the crowing of roosters can be heard
above whatever traffic there is. Each house stands among poplars, acacias, and
rowan trees. Here the soft hues of the Russian countryside are both a part of every-
day village life and an endless source of inspiration for the artists.

Icons found in old Russian churches attest to the glory of the painters of Palekh, who
were famed for their Icon painting in ancient times. The secrets of the craft were
handed down from father to son.

After 1918, the demand for Icons stopped and the artists turned their efforts towards
the making of miniature boxes, jewelry, panels, etc. based on the rich Russian folk -
lore, fairy-tales, folksongs and dances, legends and chronicles from ancient times,
and stories from the imaginative giants of Russian literature such as Alexander
Pushkin, the latter to be also the basis for many of the Operas and Ballets which we
enjoy today.

The boxes come not only from Palekh, but also from three other villages-Mstera,
Fedoskino and Kholui - each with its own unique and individual style and interpretation
of the various subjects. Fedoskino is noted for the way its artists achieve a
wondrously luminous quality on snow, dancers' costumes and flowers by the use
of overlays of transparent colors.

The designs are handpainted on a specially treated papier mache. The basic boxes
themselves are a feat of technical skill and are beautiful before a single stroke of
design is applied. The colors are oriental in inspiration - rich oranges, reds and
yellows, brilliant blues and opulent golds-on backgrounds of jet black or red.

The production is necessarily limited, but each box is surely worth waiting for. No
two, even if on the same subject, are ever exactly alike. For example, in the "Coq
D'Or" series, one box will show the presentation of the Golden Cockerel to King
Dodon by the Sorcerer, another may show Dodon and his courtiers, still another will
show King Dodon in his sumptuous bedroom with oriental rugs and draperies painted
in beautiful detail, while a fourth depicts the appearance of Queen Shemakha outside
her tent.

Whether a box shows a lovely Victorian bouquet of flowers or deals with ordinary
peasant life, a fairy tale, or an ancient legend, each one is a signed original and a
collector's item of heirloom quality.
#380299 Book "FEDOSKINO" - Moscow, Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo Publishers, 1984, This beautiful album focuses on highly original art in Russia an Fedoskino school in particular of miniature painting on lacquered papier-mache boxes with 176 exquisite full-color plates in Russian and English translation in back. The book is in mint condition, but the outside jacket is riped.
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PALEKH

DESCRIPTION OF SOME OF THE LEGENDS AND STORIES PAINTED
ON RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES


COQlD'OR (THE GOLDEN COCKEREL): An opera by Rimsky-Korsakov was based
on this story by Alexander Pushkin. The Golden Cockerel is given to King Dodon by
his Astrologer when the King is beset by troubles surrounding his Kingdom. The
Cockerel has a gift of prophecy and is thus able to warn the King whenever his
enemies approach. The Cockerel saves the King from disaster many times by his
warning crows and the Kingdom prospers as a result. The King meets the beautiful
Queen Shemakha and his happiness is complete. However, when the Astrologer demands
payment for the Cockerel, King Dodon kills him. The King is then killed by the avenging
Golden Cockerel.

THE FIREBIRD: An ancient fairy tale, upon which is based the magnificent ballet
by Igor Stravinsky. The young hero, Prince Ivan, crosses mountains and fields to find the
magic forest in which the legendary Firebird lives. His aim is to obtain a feather from
the Firebird, by means of which he can lift the spell which has been placed on his Beloved.
The boxes show the weaving exotic ferns and brightly colored shrubs and bushes in the
magic forest, as well as the exquisitely delineated folds of the hero's clothes. The fabulous
Firebird symbolizes freedom and joy.

THE SNOWMAIDEN: An old folk tale. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote an opera based on
this "Legend of Springtime." The setting is the land of Berendeys in prehistoric times. The
Snowmaiden, daughter of Spring and Frost, wants to live the life of a mortal and is placed in
the care of two childless villagers. She is safe from death by the sun's rays only so long as
she is innocent of love. She is happy as a mortal and very soon the handsome Mizguir falls
in love with her, wooing her with his wondrous flute playing. The Snowmaiden falls in love
with him and while she is with Mizguir, the sun touches her and she disappears.

RUSLAN AND LUDMILLA: A poem by Pushkin, upon which an opera by Glinka
is based. The story starts at the court of Svietosar, where the Grand Duke is entertaining his
daughter Ludmilla's three suitors-Ruslan, Ratmir and FarIaf. When the festivities are at their
height, Ludmilla mysteriously disappears. Svietosar promises his daughter to the suitor who
finds her. Ruslan learns from a Sorcerer that Ludmilla has been abducted by a dwarf,
Chernomor. He is also warned about the witch Naina, who is Farlaf's ally. FarIaf, meanwhile,
visits the witch for help. Her advice is to allow Ruslan to find Ludmilla and then to kidnap
her from Ruslan. The scene changes to a battlefield, where Ruslan kills a breathing Head,
under which lies a magic sword. By means of this magic sword, Ruslan is able to overcome
all obstacles and win Ludmilla as his bride.

PRINCE IGOR: An old Russian chronicle. An opera was written by Borodin based
on this legend. In the twelfth century, the Polovitzi a Tartar race of Central Asia capture
Prince Igor and his son Vladimir. Khan Kontchak, the Polovetzian leader, assures Prince
Igor that he is a guest and not a captive and entertains him with a lavish feast and oriental
dances. He offers him his freedom if he is ready to promise not to fight the Polovitzi.
Igor cannot do this. He effects his escape and returns to his own people and to his wife
Yaroslavna. His son, in love with the Khan's daughter, refuses to flee and is accepted by
the Khan as a son-in-law.

Other subjects shown on the boxes include well known fairy tales such as "Sleeping Beauty,"
"The Enchanted Frog-Princess," "The Magic Carpet," and "Vasilisa the Beautiful"; scenes
from legends such as "Don Quixote," "Sadko" and "The Prophet Oleg." The wonders of
ancient Byzantine architecture are depicted in all their detailed splendor. The ancient cities
and monasteries of Suzdal, Uglich, Rostov and Pokrov make wonderful subjects.

In addition, the artists paint scenes from peasant life or landscapes. Many boxes simply
show lovely bouquets of spring or summer flowers or various birds or animals. Legendary
Russian Troykas are pictured in different ways-on some boxes the horses are shown jogging
along the luminescent snow and on others they rear up in a frenzy of mythological splendor.

#280110 Small Palekh, round, black lacquer box, depicting Sadko playing gusli for a young Sea Maiden coming out of the water, signed “#15138, Palekh, 1970, Kosarev.”, with elaborately decorated bottom border. Size: 2.375” in diameter x 0.875" high or 59mm in diameter and 22mm high. Mint condition.
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#380300 Medium Palekh rectangular black lacquer box, depicting Tsarevna walking toward Palace with a poison apple in her hand, signed "Palekh, "Tale of Sleeping Tsarevna", Kotov L.", with elaborately decorated borders, Made in Russia sticker inside, 5.25" x 3.5" x 1.25" high or 130mm x 88mm x 33mm high. Near mint condition.
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$195.00
#380301 Small Palekh rectangular black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides on small legs, depicting winter ride on Troyka. Signed: "Palekh, "Troyka", Serov", with elaborately decorated borders. Most likely an imitation or possibly recent work. Size: 2" x 4.25" x 1.375" high or 105mm x 52mm x 35mm high. Excellent condition, but with very light lacquer cracking on top.
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$50.00
#380302 Small Palekh hexagonal black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, depicting a young man catching a firebird, signed: "Palekh, Firebird, P.O.M" with decorated borders. Most likely an imitation or possibly recent work. Size: 3.25" x 4" x 1.5" high or 95mm x 80mm x 35mm high. Lightly crackled lacquer on top, otherwise excellent condition.
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$40.00
#280111 Medium Palekh black lacquer box with elaborately decorated bottom border, depicting a horseman with a spear at a crossroad by the tree. Signed: "#13033, Palekh, Lapina F. 1974" . Size: 5” x 5” x 2” high or 125mm x 125mm x 43mm high, near mint condition.
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$250.00
#340423 Small Palekh “Persian Casket” style black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, and elaborately decorated borders and details, depicting 5 scenes of Pushkin’s Fairy Tales. Signed: "Palekh, "Pushkin’s Fairy Tales", Zheglev" Size: 2.5" x 1.5" x 3" high or 60 mm x 40 mm and 75 mm high. Very rare and unusual form of boxes. Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80-ies used to sell them for $2,500 to $4,500. Mint condition.
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$1,000.00
#340424 Small Palekh “Persian Casket” style black lacquer box with elaborately decorated borders and details on 4 small legs, depicting 5 scenes of various Russian Fairy Tales, signed "Palekh, art(ist) Zuov". Size: 1.75" x 1.75" 2.25" high, or 47 mm x 47 mm and 65 mm high. Very rare and unusual form of boxes. Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80-ies used to sell them for $2,500 to $4,500. Light crackling of the glaze.
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$500.00
#340425 Small Palekh red lacquer box with bowed top and elaborately decorated sides, depicting a scene from the “The Stone Flower” fairy tale, signed "Palekh, Borisova". Size: 2" x 1.625" x 1.375" high or 50 mm x 40 mm and 35 mm high. Mint condition.
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$350.00

LIPETSK
#280113 Small black lacquer box with elaborately decorated sides, depicting a young man on a jumping horse trying to reach the Princess, Signed: "Sivka-Burka" Lipetsk, Klokov V. Size: 3.75” x 3” x 1.5” high or 95mm x 78mm x 37mm high. Few very small chips on the bottom and under the cover, otherwise very good condition. Beautiful box from a scarce manufacturer.
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$250.00

MSTERA
#250361 Large Mstera black lacquer box, depicting a very elaborate and detailed scene from a fairytale titled "Mermaid". Signed: "Mstera, "Mermaid", N.P." Size: 5.625" x 6.875" x 1.5" high or 175mm x 145mm x 40mm high, very minor wear and small chips, but not on the painting.
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$295.00
#290570 Medium Mstera black lacquer box depicting hunter saving a swan from a hawk. Signed: "Mstera, “Czar Sultan’s Fable” K. A." with original 1980 sale tag from the manufacturer. Size: 4" x 4.875" x 1.625" high or 125 mm x 105 mm x 43mm high. Excellent condition.
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$195.00
#290571 Small round Mstera black lacquer box, depicting a couple enjoying winter Troyka ride. Signed: "Mstera, “Troyka”, M. T." Size: 3.5" in diameter x 1.25" high or 88mm in diameter x 34mm high, few minor chips on the bottom part, otherwise very good condition.
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$150.00
#380303 Small Mstera round black lacquer box, depicting young man approaching maiden carrying buckets with water, signed "Mstera, “Down the paved road”, Yu. C., with elaborately decorated border on top. Size: 3.375" diameter x 1" high or 88mm diameter x 25mm high. Excellent condition with one tiny scrape on the bottom of the cover.
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$150.00
#250362 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, elaborately painted, titled "Combat" signed I SP Malysheva, "Mstera", with 1987, 88 and 1989 calendars and views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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$100.00
#250363 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, depicting a young man catching fish, with 1989, 90 and 1991 calendars and color views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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#250364 Mstera black lacquer miniature small telephone book, depicting a scene from "Golden Cock" tale, with 1991, 92 and 1993 calendars and color views of cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, 110mm x 80mm, mint condition.
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KHOLUY
#340422 Special “premium” “Author’s Edition" middle size Kholuy hinged black lacquer box with bombe chest style sides, depicting young couple embracing in a hay stack, surrounded by animals, sides heavily decorated with scenes of animals in natural surrounding and ornaments. Signed on the bottom: "Author's Work / "Summer Night" / art(ist) Kurnikova T. / papier-mache, egg / tempera, gold, etc. / Kholuy / 1999" in six lines. It is packed in specially made silk sack in original wooden box. A very rare and unusual piece in mint condition.
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$500.00
#340427 Small Kholuy red lacquer box, depicting a hero of fairytale "Konyok-Gorbunok" picking up firebird's feather, with elaborately decorated sides. Signed: “Feather of the Firebird”, Kholuy, Gordienko T.N." on the top and "Made in USSR" on the bottom. Size: 2.75" x 1.375 x 1.75" high or 70 mm x 35 mm and 45 mm high. Was bought at Light Opera Gallery in San Francisco in late 80ies for $310. Tiny chip on the top.
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$195.00
#380304 Small Kholuy square black lacquer box, with decorated sides and borders, depicting fairytale hero Sadko meeting Sea Princess, signed "Kholuy, “Sadko”, Ch. N." Size: 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.25" high or 45 mm x 45 mm x 35 mm high. In original box, mint condition.
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$95.00
#340428 Small Kholuy black lacquer hinged box, with very elaborately decorated sides on four small legs, depicting a city view of St. Petersburg, signed: “St. Petersburg” Kholuy, Vladimirov." Size: 3.375" x 2.5" x 2"high or 85 mm x 65 mm and 50 mm high. Mint condition.
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$200.00

FEDOSKINO
#380305 Small round black lacquer box, with bombe chest style bottom, depicting still life of fruit and exotic bird in excellent classical style, signed: “Karpova” Size: 1.625” diameter x 1.125” high, or 42 mm diameter x 27mm high, Mint condition.
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$75.00

RUSSIAN LACQUER BROOCHES
#290572 Mstera black lacquer flower shaped brooch, titled “Konyok Gorbunok” and dated 1998, Ø 50 mm
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$30.00
#340426 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of “The Frog Princess”, signed Palekh, 1977, name not clear. 50 mm in diameter
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$75.00
#340431 Russian lacquer brooch “Flowers” unsigned. 55 mm x 38 mm
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$20.00
#340432 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of “The Firebird”, signed Palekh, 1979, name not clear. 45 mm in diameter
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$50.00
#340433 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, Scene of “The Fisherman and the Magic Fish”, signed Palekh, Zotov 1992, 67 mm x 43 mm
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$50.00
#340434 Russian lacquer brooch Palekh, signed Palekh, “Ruslan and Lyudmila” 7()B 68 mm x 38 mm
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$50.00
#340436 Russian lacquer brooch Mstera, signed Mstera, Bullfinches, B.O. 50 mm in diameter.
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$35.00

SPAIN
#410280 ND (before 1981), a pair of sterling silver (0.915) candy dishes by Dionisio Garcia clearly marked with 5-pointed star (0.915 silver) and Garcia’s mark Amphora in hexagon, beautiful reticulated floral design on the side, beautiful work on heavy, quality pieces. Larger one is 130 mm x 127 mm x 26 mm (106g) and smaller one is 110 x 108 mm x 25 mm (79.4g)
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$350 pair

TURKEY
#280116 Unusually large Turkish Meerschaum pipe 6” x 5” big crack, but a huge piece of meerschaum
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$250.00

RENAISSANCE LEAD SEALS
#250373 Lead seals, unifaced, used on documents and important papers. Make your choice at $30 each
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AMERICAN ANTIQUES
#290559 Silver very unusual, small, most likely a measuring spoon made out of bent 1882-O Morgan dollar Ø 34 mm, 55 mm long, possibly for an apothecary use
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$350.00
#290562 Set of 3 antique dining utensils in original presentation box, very elaborately engraved, knife with an ivory or bone handle and the spoon and the fork marked EP G Bros S, box has some “weather damage on the front and the knife is in need of small repair.
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$150.00
#410272 Very elaborate sterling silver reticulated spice box. Beautiful filigree work 56 mm x 48 mm x 24 mm, RA punch on the bottom inside the box, no other hallmarks, but tested as sterling. In excellent condition. (99.0g)
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$150.00
#410281 U.S.A. Randahl Sterling vintage sterling silver porridge bowl. The bowl measures 5.5" across the top and stands 1.6" tall, has a beautiful flower with leaf design on the side, has some minor scratches from use. Bottom has "Randahl Sterling 63” punched and number 481364 scratched below. Made by important Chicago silversmith of Swedish origin who contributed enormously to the silver art and crafts, (119g)
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$225.00
#410282 Reed and Barton Sterling set of 8 demitasse spoons with beautiful floral design on handles, each is different, each punched “REED & BARTON STERLING” on handle. Housed in old Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd., SHEFFIRLD SILVERSMITHS and CUTLERS fancy box. Yes, a marriage, but a successful one, all in excellent condition 100 mm to 105 mm long and the box is 137 mm x 162 mm x 27 mm, (61.8g). Beautiful legacy to one of the major sterling manufacturers operating in U.S. since 1824 that seized to exist in 2015, when company was acquired by The Lenox Company in a bankruptcy auction
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$95.00/ set
#410283 Plain Sterling silver simple baby Christening spoon marked “Rosebud” and “STERLING” 2.7” long and 1.25” wide (19.6g)
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$35.00
#410285 U.S.A. Vintage, Lunt "Modern Victorian" Sterling Baby Spoon and Fork Set. Spoon and Fork Length: 4 1/4"Spoon and Fork Wght: 33.7g
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$65.00
#290564 A briquette of shredded currency by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Ø 2.25” and 6” long. Claimed to have 200 bills shredded to every inch. This small investment, combined with lots of patience and some glue can pay very handsomely.
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$10.00
#250349 Biscuit porcelain plaque in pseudo-classical style of Ancient Egyptian influenced deity, Ø 93mm
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$35.00
#250350 Biscuit porcelain plaque in pseudo-classical style of Ancient Greek influenced Mercury-like deity, Ø 93mm
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$35.00
#250351 Biscuit porcelain plaque in pseudo-classical style of Ancient Greco-Roman influenced deity, Ø 155mm
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$60.00
#250352 Biscuit porcelain plaque in pseudo-classical style of Ancient Greco-Roman influenced deity, Ø 155mm
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$60.00
#250353 Sterling silver baby spoon several hallmarks and STERLING, handle in floral design, 100mm long, 9.9g,
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$35.00
#250354 Sterling silver baby spoon several hallmarks and stamped with 1847ROGERS BROS.Al., handle in floral design, 100mm long, 8.0g, a surface crack on the handle
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$45.00
#340440 1900S H KOHLBUSCH DIAMOND GOLD ANTIQUE BALANCE SCALE. The scales were produced in the 1890's and early !900's by H. Kohlbusch in New York. They were travel scales and are easily assembled and disassembled. This scale is a balance scale complete with two hanging trays, different weights for determining the weight of the jewelry, and a small twizers (in the back of the box). The 50 karats weight is present, the other 3 spots are missing the weights. There is a small round box with miscellaneous apothecary smaller weights of 2c, 1c, .5, .25, .20, .10, .05, .02. There is a number 16 stameped on weight crossarm, H. KOHLBUSCH, NEW-YORK stamped on back of the case and the metal strip on the side of the box stamped "NY CITY APPROVED, TYPE 17 SERIAL Y-2". The box is 2-3/4" wide, 1-1/8 high, 6-1/8 long.
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$150.00

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