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Chinese Antique Qing Rice Paper Pith painting of a Lady Courtier.
235 GBP ~$383 USD
Antique Silver Gilt Hair Ornament Pin Flower Motif
95 GBP ~$154 USD
Long String Venetian Murano Millefiori Beads Necklace Vintage Art Glass ...
95 GBP ~$154 USD
Antique English Georgian Silkwork Silk Work Embroidery
325 GBP ~$529 USD
SALE ON SALE! American Travel 1836! - An American in England 1836
35 GBP SALE ~$57 USD
Antique Chinese 3D Hair Pin Accessory Tremblant Trembler Kingfisher
135 GBP ~$220 USD
Antique Silver Clock English 8 inches c.1908
495 GBP ~$806 USD
Trio/set Georgian Silver Liquor Wine Labels Gin Rum Brandy Full English ...
995 GBP ~$1,621 USD
SALE Huge North Pakistan Tribal Ethnic Amulet Pendant Waziristan
35 GBP SALE ~$57 USD
13 INCH Antique Indian Wood Block for Fabric Textile Printing
65 GBP ~$105 USD
Lion Skull & Flowers - Stephen Rose - Contemporary Oil
3,500 GBP ~$5,704 USD
SALE NOW on SALE 3 x Antique Lace Wedding Hankies Handkerchiefs
60 GBP SALE ~$97 USD
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About UsI come from a family of jewelers and so like a magpie have always loved glittery beauty!
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 among others.
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.
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.
Travelling 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 NEITHER WILL I TRADE IN ITEMS FROM CITES II APPENDIX - SUCH AS HIPPOPOTAMUS IVORY, neither will I trade in itens such as MAMMOTH IVORY which despite protestations that it is easy to distinguish from elephant ivory, according to the US Wildlife department the only way to be certain of the ivory's origin is to subject it to identification by a trained scientist. I quote from their E-Ivory-Guide.pdf
"One point which must be emphasized: while the methods described in this handbook are reliable for the purposes described (i.e.: tentative visual identification, and “probable cause” to seize as evidence),
an examination of the carved ivory object by a trained scientist is still necessary to obtain a positive identification of the species source.
We hope that this handbook proves to be useful to you
in your endeavors to protect ivory-bearing species.
Ken Goddard, Director
National Fish & Wildlife, Forensics Laboratory.
Even trading in antique items made of mammoth ivory (actually extremely rare as it is only recently that mammoth ivory has been used as an elephant ivory substitute and so if the item proportes to be antique it is either new, or probably elephant ivory) 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!
Susan from the UK who bought Italian Murano Glass Foil Necklace
Thankyou . What a beautiful thing this is! Susan
Melina from the USA who bought black and white baby elephant photo by Susie Green
Hi Susan, Yes--my photo arrived today. What a cutie and what a
great photo. Thank you, Melina
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
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