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This curated selection of curiosities covers the material culture not covered by other collections. These pieces are interesting because they are rare and have been treasured for a long time and speak to our place in history. You will find a broad assortment of functional and decorative objects from antiquity to early 20th century. Hopeful you will be surprised and amused. 

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  • Turquoise Glazed Parrot, China circa 1890

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    A turquoise-glazed parrot, China circa 1890.

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  • Green Glazed Parrot, China circa 1890

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    A green-glazed parrot, China circa 1890.

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  • Large Victorian Brass Centerpiece with Camels

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    A large Victorian brass centerpiece with camels; the base mid–19th century.

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  • Large French Terracotta Fragment in the Gothic Style, 18th century or earlier

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    A large French terracotta fragment in the Gothic style, 18th century or earlier, on custom steel stand. Damage to left figure.

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  • Gorham Silver Plate Cigar Lighter in the Aesthetic Taste, circa 1880

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    A Gorham silver plate cigar lighter in the Aesthetic taste, circa 1880. Two dents.

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  • Miniature Italian Inlaid Chest, circa 1900

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    A miniature Italian inlaid chest, circa 1900.

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  • Pair of Glass Spheres, U.S.A. circa 1980

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    A pair of glass spheres with flat bases, U.S.A. circa 1980. The larger measures 4.5" d, and the smaller measures 2.75" d.

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  • English Mahogany Tea Caddy, 19th century

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    An English mahogany tea caddy, 19th century.

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  • Pair of Vintage Terracotta Finials, Portugal circa 1950. As Is

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    A pair of vintage terracotta finials, Portugal circa 1950. As is.

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  • White Veined Marble Pedestal, Italy circa 1900

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    A white veined marble pedestal, Italy circa 1900. The top surface measures 9.5" square.

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  • Gorham Copper Cigar Lighter and Tray, U.S.A. circa 1880

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    A Gorham copper cigar lighter and tray, U.S.A. circa 1880. The tray measures 1" h x 9.5" w x 7.25" d, and the lighter measures 2.75" h x 3.25" w x ...

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  • Cast Stone Garden Urn, U.S.A., 1920s

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    A cast stone garden urn, U.S.A., 1920s.

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  • Vintage German Reticulated Footed Bowl, circa 1920

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    A vintage German reticulated footed bowl, circa 1920.

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  • Victorian Mixed Metal Japanese Tray, circa 1900

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    A Victorian mixed metal Japanese tray, circa 1900.

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  • Mixed Metal Box, Japan circa 1900

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    A mixed metal box, Japan circa 1900.

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  • Imari Vase, Japan circa 1800 or earlier

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    A classic Imari vase, Japan, circa 1800 or earlier.

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  • Large Polished Orthoceras Fossil on Custom Stand

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    An ancient large polished Orthoceras fossil on custom stand.

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  • Ancient Pottery Bowl

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    An ancient pottery bowl, undetermined origin.

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  • 19th Century Chinese Lacquered Box with Gilt Decoration

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    A 19th-century Chinese lacquered box with gilt decoration.

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  • Pair of English Georgian Sheffield Plate Candelabras, circa 1790

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    A pair of English Georgian Sheffield plate candelabras, circa 1790. Wear to silver plate, copper showing.

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  • Pair of Plaster Grotto Pedestals with Dolphins, circa 1950s. Two pairs available

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    A pair of plaster grotto pedestals with dolphins, circa 1950s. Two pairs available.

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  • Vintage Silver Plated Serving Tray in the Georgian Style, circa 1960

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    A vintage silver plated serving tray in the Georgian style, circa 1960.

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  • Pair of Peruvian Silver Llama Salt & Pepper

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    A pair of Peruvian silver salt and pepper in the shape of llamas, marked "925".

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  • Chinese Pig Skin Lacquered Box, circa 1880

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    A Chinese pig skin lacquered box, circa 1880.

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