Re: Re: So, what is this worth? (Part 165)
165a – Art Deco Bell with Stylised Lady Figure as Handle
Handle is modeled as stylised ceramic lady.
Approx 4.25in high.
Attractive design from the Art Deco period, in which green was a popular color.
165b – Lovely Vintage Solid Silver Figural Little Girl On Swing Vanity Table Hand Bell
A Charming Vintage Continental Solid Silver Hand Bell,it measures 4 inches high by 2 inches across(base). Hallmarked “Silver” & “800” to back of the little Girl (also tested as silver).
Sweet detailed little Girl on a swing in period Victorian costume,possibly French?
Original clanger which makes a lovely “Tinkle” sound.
It weighs 36g,there is no damage or repair.
Often said to be a Kate Greenaway design, or at least in her style.
Wikipedia: Catherine Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901), known as Kate Greenaway, was an English children’s book illustrator and writer. Greenaway spent much of her childhood at Rolleston, Nottinghamshire. She studied at what is now the Royal College of Art in London, which at that time had a separate section for women, and was headed by Richard Burchett. Her first book, Under the Window (1879), a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses about children, was a bestseller. Greenaway’s paintings were reproduced by chromoxylography, by which the colours were printed from hand-engraved wood blocks by the firm of Edmund Evans. Through the 1880s and 1890s, her only rivals in popularity in children’s book illustration were Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott.
“Kate Greenaway” children, all of them little girls and boys too young to be put in trousers, according to the conventions of the time, were dressed in her own versions of late eighteenth century and Regency fashions: smock-frocks and skeleton suits for boys, high-waisted pinafores and dresses with mobcaps and straw bonnets for girls. The influence of children’s clothes in portraits by British painter John Hoppner (1758–1810) may have provided her some inspiration. Liberty of London adapted Kate Greenaway’s drawings as designs for actual children’s clothes. A full generation of mothers in the liberal-minded “artistic” British circles who called themselves “The Souls” and embraced the Arts and Crafts movement dressed their daughters in Kate Greenaway pantaloons and bonnets in the 1880s and 1890s.
One of these sold in the 2012 ABA Convention auction for $85. This one would have sold in the $60 range,
had not two snipers, each determined to have it at any cost, driven the sale price to a rather goofy figure.
165c – ELKINGTON & Co. ENGLAND – HALLMARKED SILVER PLATED FIGURAL NODDER – BELL RINGER
Selling a very nice silver plated figural nodder bell ringer by Elkington & Co. England.
The condition is excellent. The size is 5 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide at the base.
Usually said to represent Dom Perignon.
Wikipedia: Dom Pierre Pérignon, O.S.B., (c. 1638–14 September 1715) was a French Benedictine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine in an era when the region’s wines were predominantly still and red. Popular myths frequently, but erroneously, credit him with the invention of sparkling Champagne, which didn’t become the dominant style of Champagne until the mid-19th century.