Antique English Oils & Animal Art a Speciality
Bairei Hyakucho Gafu (Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds)1881 Volume 1 ...
~ $277 USD
English Antique Watercolour Painting of Angkor Wat Temple Cambodia c. ...
~ $277 USD
Antique English Painting on Glass of a Song Bird - Victorian
~ $248 USD
Signed Etching by Anton Lock 1893-1979 English of a Cart Horse Working ...
~ $121 USD
Large Art Studio Pottery Vase Cat by Cornish Carn Pottery made & signed by ...
~ $177 USD
'The Arab Steed' Original Antique Print c.1820 Hand Coloured
~ $64 USD
EXQUISITE Antique c.1820-30 Still Life of Flowers and Fruit on Porcelain ...
~ $2057 USD
Art Deco Mirror and Chrome Tray with Image of Two Dogs Wire-haired Fox ...
~ $121 USD
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About UsA FEW of MY RECENT TESTIMONIALS
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
Vladimir from the UK who bought a watercolour of a dog
I just wanted to let you know that the lovely watercolour has arrived and I am very pleased with it.
It s very sweet.
I wish to thank you for your wonderful service and for such a fast delivery.
With kindest regards,
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!