Antique English Oils & Animal Art a Speciality
Antique English Retriever Dog Watercolour Painting Pheasant
~ $258 USD
Portrait of Shian 1932-41 Fox Terrier Dog Oil on Board 1936 by Listed ...
~ $1536 USD
c.1920s Watercolour Painting of 'Peter" a Bull Terrier Dog by Mil-Brown
~ $398 USD
Antique English 9ct/9k or above Gold Pheasant Brooch/Pin
~ $412 USD
Antique English Oil Painting 'Kitten in the Stable' by Listed Artist M E ...
~ $761 USD
Henry Wilkinson A.R.E A.R.C.A 1921-2011 Two 'Royal' Welsh Corgi Dogs ...
~ $147 USD
Antique Oil Painting English of a Small Dog Regarding a Frog Substantial ...
~ $1326 USD
Italian Murano early mid century necklace art glass foiled beads peacock ...
ANTIQUE English Oil Painting of Donkeys in a Farmyard c.1900-30 MAGNIFICENT...
~ $621 USD
English Antique Oil Painting of Terrier Dog and his Friend - Probably a ...
~ $2583 USD
EARLY c.1850 Staffordshire Antique Pottery Single Spaniel Dog
~ $230 USD
Antique Mezzotint of Miss Croker by E M Hester after the portrait by Sir ...
~ $35 USD
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About UsA FEW of MY RECENT TESTIMONIALS
Barbara from hawaii who bought a pen and ink of a leopard:
You pack like an angel. I wish everyone would pack that well!
The leopard has arrived safely and is utterly delightful -- I will be having him framed shortly.
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
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!