Antique English Oils & Animal Art a Speciality
English Antique Georgian oil on Board of Spaniel Dog Dogs c.1800
~ $970 USD
MAGNIFICENT Portrait Study of an Italian Spinone Dog by Will Taylor 2006 ...
~ $607 USD
Antique 18ct Gold Italian Micromosaic Brooch Pendant Handmade Art Jewelry ...
~ $691 USD
Vintage Indian Rajasthani Metal Embroidered Wall Hanging Throw Textile Mid ...
~ $133 USD
Sheep in the Barn Farm by Augustus Knip 1819-c.1858 Antique Oil Painting on...
~ $1808 USD
Antique Quintal Flower Vase by Samson, Edmé et Cie (aka Samson Ceramics) ...
~ $202 USD
Victorian Antique Amber Necklace 25 inches in length
~ $412 USD
ANTIQUE English 2 FEET LONG Watercolour Painting of ROSES Flowers 1902
~ $272 USD
Pair Retro Mid 20th Century Vintage Stylish Bronze Vases
~ $91 USD
Oil Painting of 2 Jack Russell Dogs Terriers by Keith Proctor 1993
~ $1180 USD
LOVELY Antique Painting of a Kitten in the Stable by Listed Artist M E ...
~ $761 USD
Antique English Oil Painting of Donkey Donkeys on a Farm with their Stable
~ $691 USD
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About UsA FEW of MY RECENT TESTIMONIALS
Catherine from the USA who bought an oil painting of two terriers:
Hi, the painting arrived - safe and sound thanks to the sturdy carton and careful packing. The painting is exactly as shown on you on-line shop and is in excellent condition for it's age. It's at the framer's now and I eagerly await getting it hung on my wall. You are right, it is a little masterpiece of work. I have looked at a lot of this artist's paintings and I think this is one of his best works if not the best.
Kathy from the USA who bought two porcelain plaques dating to c.1800 painted with fabulous flowers:
Dear Susie, The pictures arrived this evening. They are absolutely gorgeous! Your packing was amazing and they arrived in perfect condition.
The one that is repaired...It is very difficult to see the repair. The person who did the work on that one , is a genius. I'm not sure I would have known it was there if you hadn't told me.
Thank you for a great transaction. I really am thrilled with them and they're a wonderful addition to my collection.
Oh yes, the frames are amazing too. The detail on the inner part is so intricate
Sue from Australia October 17 who bought a pair of fire opal and peridot earrings.
I received my earrings today. Magnificent. Thank you.
Lisa from the USA who bought an antique English oil of two terriers and a rat
Hi Susie I received it yesterday and absolutely love it!!! Thank you!!!
Rana who bought a Palais Royale Perfume Bottle
Just to let you know that the scent bottle arrived today. It is
beautiful -- and thanks for wrapping so well. I also enjoyed the vintage
post card -- I work for a costume society and we recently did a show on
early Bauhaus costumes for the stage.
Susanna from the USA who bought an amethyst, peridot pearl suffragette necklace
The package came today - I am speechless! The necklace is just absolutely stunning and I sure love its significance. What a treasure! Yes, I will enjoy wearing it :) Thank you again for another delightful experience, I will be in touch.
Regina from Belgium who bought an antique gold and blue enamel heart pendant
woow it just arrived right an hour ago - I totally love it!
Thank you so much for my beautiful heart pendant ;-)
Greetings from Vienna, Regina
Geertrui from Belgium who bought an art deco cut steel purse
Just got excellent news from my daughter in Houston.
The purse has arrived. Anne-Sophie says it is quite heavy , but far and foremost very
beautiful ! There you have it : the opinion of someone in her twenties ! Could not be better.
Can't wait to see it myself.
Hope this news makes your day.
I made mine.
Profound thanks and warm regards from Belgium,
Geertrui, a happy first time customer
Besides dealing in jewelry and paintings I am an author and have written such books as TIGER a cultural and natural history of the supreme predator ( translated into Russian Arabic Chines, Italian etc. etc.) and my latest book The Dog in Art also published by Reaktion will be out next year.
I love dogs, both in art and life, so many of my items will feature our canine friends. If you love dogs - my shop is the place to have a browse!
I come from a family of jewelers and so the appreciation of items of beauty has always been with me. Of course, 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 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.
I hope you enjoy seeing, and owning my items as much as I have enjoyed finding them for you.
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!