Layaway available on most items! Don't let it get away!
Hand tinted English Daguerreotype/Daguerrotype of a Man with Huge Bow tie
65 GBP ~$108 USD
Indian Muslim islamic Manuscript Hand Painted Prayer Book Lucknow Antique
1,200 GBP ~$2,007 USD
Antique English Silver Vesta 1897 match case
65 GBP ~$108 USD
PAIR of Antique Floral Still Life Miniatures Oil on Wood Flowers
495 GBP ~$828 USD
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About UsI come from a family of jewelers and so like a magpie have always loved glittery beauty!
I have traveled all over the world, from Italy to India, from California to Brazil which has given me an appreciation for all the diverse beauty that flowers from differing cultures.
It also has given me an appreciation of the natural world and our environment and I have NEVER & WILL NEVER trade in IVORY, TORTOISESHELL, TIGER CLAW JEWELRY or items from any other endangered species.
Even trading in antique items of this nature stimulates poachers, because they know that if people buy antique ivory, they will buy modern ivory, although of course many dealers in endangerd animal parts will 'age' the item so it appears antique.
Miniature portraits are usually painted on ivory, and dealers who wish to avoid disclosing they are trading in ivory have begun to describe this ivory as 'wafer' 'natural wafer' & 'naturally grained material' . Ox Bone is also often used as an euphemism for ivory. So if you don't want to buy ivory, don't buy these items either!
Beauty is not necessarily attached to price and so I like to buy things, both great and small, but all of them made by people who are, or were skilled in their own areas, be they master jewelers or scratch board artists.
I have sold items to the Stiftung Moritzburg Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, the Museum fur kinst und gewerbe Hamburg and the Burrell Collection (Costume Museum) in Glasgow.
I have a great love of dogs and so don't be surprised to see both art and jewels featuring our canine friends.
I hope you enjoy seeing, and owning my items as much as I have enjoyed finding them for you.
Terry from Canada who bought a tooled leather edition of Robert Burns Poems
The lovely book arrived safely early this afternoon. It will be a
great addition to my collection of Scottish literature!
Your super continued customer service is also appreciated!
Alexandra from the UK who bought an antique silver pill box
I just wanted to thank you so much for getting the parcel to me so quickly. I am absolutely thrilled with the pill box and would have no hesitation in ordering from you again!
Many thanks again, Alexandra
Full Address happily given on purchase advice - and you can always ring me! But remember, I am in the UK.
Please remember the UK's time zone is 5 to 9 hours
later than the US