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Quarter plate image of 3 federal soldiers, one with pioneer brigade badge (J393)Civil War$760.00
Sub Categories : Photographs, Tintypes
Quarter plate tintype of 3 unidentified Federal soldiers from the "Pioneer Brigade". Housed in an A.P. Critchlow and Co. case ""Alone at the rendezvous" Berg 1-35. Image is bright and clean, case has rounded corners but hinges are tight, General William Rosecrans issued General Order No. 3 on November 3, 1862, which stated: There will be detailed immediately, from each company of every regiment of infantry in this army, two men, who shall be organized as a pioneer or engineer corps attached to its regiment. The twenty men will be selected with great care, half laborers and half mechanics. The most intelligent and energetic lieutenant in the regiment, with the best knowledge of civil engineering, will be detailed to command, assisted by two non-commissioned officers. This officer shall be responsible for all equipage, and shall receipt accordingly. Under certain circumstances it may be necessary to mass this force: when orders are given for such a movement, they must be promptly obeyed. The wagons attached to the corps will carry all the tools, and the men's camp equipage. The men shall carry their arms, ammunition, and clothing. Division quartermasters will immediately make requisitions on chief quartermasters for the equipment, and shall issue to regimental quartermasters on proper requisition. Equipment For Twenty Men - Estimate For Regiment Six Felling Axes Six Hammers Six Hatchets Two Half-Inch Augurs Two Cross-Cut Saws Two Inch Augurs Two Cross Cut Files Two Two-Inch Augurs Two Hand-Saws Twenty lbs. Nails, Assorted Two Hand-Saw Files Forty lbs. Spikes, Assorted Six Spades One Coil Rope Two Shovels One Wagon, with four horses, or mules. Three Picks It is hoped that regimental commanders will see the obvious utility of this order, and do all in their power to render it as efficient as possible. The troops detailed in accordance with that order was to number just under three thousand men but their actual numbers varied as widely as the need for their service. The first duties assigned to the Pioneers were generally those of sappers and miners. However as their expertise grew so did the diversity of their tasks. The key difference between these men and the regular army engineers was that the Pioneers would often move in advance of the army. All the work at the front of the army would fall on their shoulders. Conversely, the army engineers were employed chiefly on the lines of communication to the rear. Both would be active in reinforcing gains made by the army on it's march. Therefore, the Pioneer's duties would consist of the two tasks that were the most critical to an army advancing onto enemy soil; the same two General Buell sorely overlooked, reinforcing captured enemy ground to protect the rear and preparing transportation infrastructure to hasten the advance. The result was that the Union army in the West now had the means to do what it failed to achieve the past summer.

Durand Egyptian Crackle (805)GlassDurand$3,500.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Durand
A pair of spectacular Durand vases decorated with vertical Egyptian crackle design and finished in bright blue iridescence with flashes of purple. Unsigned. Absolutely the best pieces I have ever had. The iridescence is outstanding. In excellent condition, no chips, nicks, etc. Dimensions: 1Shape#2650 in Edward Meschi's book, "Durand, The Man and His Glass. 2 - 1/2" x 5 - 5/8" x 5 - 5/8".

Monumental Durand Lady Gay Rose (714)GlassDurand$3,600.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Durand
A monumental Durand Lady Gay Rose vase with optic and hard ribbing with gold throat. Durand shape #1974. 15 1/2" h. Excellent condition, no chips or scratches. Quite rare. A beautiful example and seldom seen vase. I cannot recall the last time I have seen one on the market. Very desirable and a great addition to any art glass collection.

Pair of Imperial Free Hand Candlesticks (711)GlassImperial Glass Company$2,100.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Imperial
Imperial Freehand Candlesticks pair. Seldom seen. FH #285: 11.0" H Opal leaf and vine decoration on colorless base glass and attached iridized cobalt blue foot and bobeche. This is from special lot #1988. Beautiful iridescence. One candlestick has the original Imperial Free Hand label. ca 1925.

Published Durand Heart and Clinging Vine Ginger Jar (824)GlassDurand$1,760.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Durand
J's Antiques is very happy to present this beautiful vase. This is a published Durand Heart and Clinging Vine Ginger Jar. Golden orange lustre with green decoration, shape 1964, original cover, polished pontil mark, signed, "DURAND-V-1964-8". Vineland Flint Glass Works. 1924-1931. 9" H, 7" D. Undamaged and in excellent condition. This vase is the one that is seen on page 37, fig 24 in Edward J. Meschi's book - Durand: The Man and His Glass. Provenance: From the private collection of the Izzo family.

Stevens & Williams Silveria vase (841)GlassStevens & Williams$3,200.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, English, Stevens & Williams
A beautiful Stevens and Williams Silveria vase 4"h 3 1/2"w.signed. No chips, nicks etc. One spot of oxidation as seen in photo. Silveria was developed in 1900 by John Northwood II, an employee of Williams and Stevens. The process of casing silver foil between two layers of colorless glass. The silver foil was protected from exposure to oxygen and thereby prevented the unfortunate and otherwise inevitable phenomenon of tarnish by being cased between these layers of glass. It required the glassmaker to apply the silver foil to a fully-expanded clear glass bubble that already approximated the size of the intended article. After applying the second layer of colorless glass over the foil no further expansion of the glass was required. For this reason the foil did not split into small fragments as seen in the ware of other manufacturers. After casing the foil the glassmaker applied crushed glass colors to the surface of the bubble, typically in soft shades of pink, blue, yellow and green. Seen against the shimmering silver-foil background, the visual effect closely resembles iridescence. Next the glassmaker ornamented the bubble with freely-applied green threading and finally shaped the article to its finished form. Production of Silveria was discontinued after just a few years.

American Belleek Columbian Art Pottery heart shaped box (A0084)Pottery and PorcelainMorris and Willmore$75.00
Sub Categories : Belleek, American, Morris and Willmore
The box is approximately 3 1/4" long by 3" wide and 1 3/4" high. The decoration is transfer with some painted strokes on the wings and ribbons. It has the Morris and Willmore, crown mark. Morris and Willmore boxes are very difficult to find. We have not seen one in years.

Don Quixote (P4230)Pottery and PorcelainLladro$1,200.00
Sub Categories : Lladro, Figurine, Don Quixote
Lladro number 1030, Discontinued 1991, Original issue year 1969, issue price $1375, in mint condition, including original sword. height 14.5�. It has sold at auctions between 1992 and 2010 for $1295, $1375, $1440, $1750 and $1800. There are two Lladro marks, one has a impressed number 12 and the other has an inscribed number 16 or 91.

Irish Belleek Rare Pair of Belgium Hawkers (B0287)Pottery and PorcelainBelleek$2,000.00
Sub Categories : Belleek, Irish, Black Mark
This pair of Belgian Hawkers are both missing their canes. The male hawker has the 1st Black Mark (1863-1890), is painted and is 7" tall. Other than the missing cane it is in mint condition. It has excellent lustrous coloration. The female hawker is unmarked, painted, and is 6 7/8" tall. It is also missing the knob of the cane and has a small chip on the base which can be barely seen when the figurine is standing. From below the chip is about 1/4" wide and very shallow in depth underneath the base.The figure has very good lusterous coloration and facial coloration.It is in mint condition other than the missing cane, knob and chip that we described. Included with this pair is a copy of a photo of Robert Thomas Weir, circa 1894. Mr Weir was the original owner of the male hawker when he immigrated to the US in 1898. The back of the photo has additional provenance recording its ownership leading up to the current owner.

Neptune Tea Ware Dejeuner Set with 3 desert plates (B0280)Pottery and PorcelainBelleek$1,500.00
Sub Categories : Belleek, Irish, Black mark
Richard Degenhardt number D419, 1st black mark (1863-1890) on all pieces except the sugar which has a 3rd black mark (1926-1946). This set has pink trim and two desert plates which are not usually included in the set. All pieces are in mint condition.

Table Centre, flowered and luster finish (B0276 )Pottery and PorcelainBelleek$500.00
Sub Categories : Belleek, Irish, Black Mark
Richard Degenhardt number D56, 3rd green mark (1965-1980) flowered with luster finish, 11 �� tall. The table centre is in mint condition.