So today I am sharing pictures of random items that I have been cleaning, researching, photographing and listing this week. Starting with the above portrait miniature from the late 18th century-early 19th century. Such gorgeous color and detail. It should be. The artist apparently did small renderings of Thomas Gainsborough portraits. And we know how gorgeous his work was!
Then there was this handsome little guy! He's a 1930's Dodge hood ornament in the traditional deco style so popular at the time. I spent a couple hours researching and could not find what model car this would have graced. Men were less common in hood ornaments. It makes sense when you realize back in the day, men would give their car a woman's name.
Petite trumpet vase marked sterling with the hallmark for the E.G. Webster Co. (est. 1859). Beautiful cutout work along rim.
This is a wonderful little cookbook from the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco. Look how cute the illustrations are!
And then these 1930's American Optical frames came in. Guess who got a new pair of reading glasses?
Last but not least, this beautiful 1880's Victorian chromolithograph of a guardian angel watching over a little girl picking flowers on a precarious ledge. I love all the turquoise in the background. No surprise there!
Most of these items can be found at the store and on Etsy.