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HOLIDAY SALE: French Sterling 25% off - one week only! Shop NOW!

Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European


About Antiques & Uncommon Treasure

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We have a great reputation we've worked hard to attain, and which we do all we can to keep & improve. Please expect response from us within 24 hours, (normally far less). Rarely, both of us travel together, and that may necessitate a slightly longer response time.
About Us
From antique French sterling silver, Georgian - Victorian jewelry, Limoges or Sevres or fine porcelain, enamels, tortoise shell boxes, etui, necessaire; portrait miniatures, fine European treasure, or Hermes to Rolex and uncommon & thrilling items of museum quality. Visit us often. The array and inventory change often in our dynamic shop.

In 1998 we made the move from high profile stores in Beverly Hills, CA and Dallas, TX, to an entirely internet based operation. With physical offices in both Utah and California, but no storefronts any longer, we want to thank our great customers for helping us have the courage to operate entirely online.

We welcome you to visit us on ebay as well, where we have over 6000 very positive feedback notations to help you learn who we are and what our customers think of the way we do business. We are also showing at 1stdibs, by invitation, though our pricing remains the same. Our preference is always that you buy from our flagship store here on Ruby Lane.

On ebay: Click on the 'ME' icon next to our ebay listing name if you visit us on ebay, 'antiquesuncommontreasure', and you'll be able to meet us in virtual person - put a face with our names, at least. We're looking forward to getting acquainted with you and to helping you complete (or add to) your 'want' list. It's our job to tempt you mercilessly, and to treat you so well you'll just love to come back to shop again. We appreciate our great customers! Thanks for making our 'work' so much fun!

NOTE REGARDING ANTIQUE IVORY AND TORTOISE SHELL ITEMS. There seems to be no end to misinterpretation of laws regarding commerce in antique items with ivory or tortoise shell materials used in whole or in part (antiques being over 100 years in age), even within the various Depts of Wildlife, USA and California, and yet we try to be sure we are in compliance. In 1983, the US Court of Appeals, Ninth District (Sacramento, CA) ruled against the State of California regarding their stricter guidelines on ivory, in particular, and the endangered species rules, in general as applied by the State of California's statute, in the following case: 702 F.2d 760: Man Hing Ivory and Imports, Inc., a California Corporation,plaintiff-appellee, v. George Deukmejian,* Governor of the State Of California, et al., Defendants-appellants, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. - 702 F.2d 760, Argued and Submitted Aug. 11, 1982. Decided March 11, 1983. This finding seems to render the recent article published in Maine Antique Digest, and controversy surrounding same, moot, and suggests keeping our Utah office open may not be necessary, so we are researching further. Meanwhile, you will please note that any items with either ivory or tortoise shell are not stored or shipped from our California office, and will by necessity be only dealt out of our Utah store. Where this creates any slight delay, or the division of shipping for a multiple item order, we apologize. We continually try to comply with California State laws that are at variance with US Dept of Wildlife regulations. Your patience is greatly appreciated.