Tobacco Box

A fine Dutch engraved brass tobacco box with copper sides. This box has crisp engraving with biblical scenes top and bottom and simple geometric decoration on the sides. We have an exceptional collection of beautifully engraved tobacco boxes.

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Spit Engine

If you were a child in the kitchen of a prosperous 18th century house, you might well wish that the hearth contained one of these machines. The spit engine was a wonderful device, operating something like a clock, that would slowly turn a roast before the fire. If no spit engine, or "jack" were available it would have been your job to slowly turn the roast by hand, for hours! This is an English example with a graceful brass face, handle and governing wheel.

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Pennsylvania Farm Table

A mid 18th century Pennsylvania walnut stretcher based farm work table with molded top and bold turnings. This table has a great untouched surface and full height feet.

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Chinese Porcelain Saucer

A Chinese export porcelain saucer dish with a molded scalloped body finely painted in famille verte colors decorated with a bird in a tree surrounded with foliage and flowers.

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Chinese Porcelain Bowl

This extraordinary late 17th century Chinese Porcelain bowl in famille verte colors is exquisitely painted with nine reserve panels containing birds on flowering branches, an elaborate interior rim with reserves and a central decoration of a flowering tree, all in the highest quality of the Kang Xsi period.

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Liverpool Puzzle Jug

Drinking games such as the ones that used puzzle jugs were very popular in the 17th, 18th and 19th century. The standard rhyme tells it all: Here Gentlemen Come Try Your Skill I'll Lay a Wager if You Will That You Don't Drink This Liquor All Without You Spill or Let Some Fall Of course, the puzzle is how to drink from this cup without spilling it on yourself. The neck of the jug is perforated which, definitely, adds a challenge. Especially if one is already ineberiated. This particular puzzle jug is done in blue and white with well articulated flowers by the handle, and dashes along the rim, handle and neck.

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