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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.

Art Glass, Loetz Papillon vase (G4229)GlassLoetz$960.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, Bohemian, Loetz
The cobalt glass vase is 7 1/2" tall by 4 1/4' wideand is marked on the bottom in an oval "CZECHO-" over "SLOVAKIA". This mark has only been found on items made by Loetz. The shape is also identified as theirs on a disc accompaning the Loetz book "Loetz Bohemian Glass 1880-1940". This vase is in mint condition.

Durand Morrish Crackle Vase 11 1/4" T (J415)GlassDurand$2,800.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Durand
Rare and beautiful Durand Moorish crackle ball bottle vase, blue and white crackle over ambergris body and lustered, 11 1/4" H. Unsigned. Moorish crackle was difficult to make. While still hot, the plated glass would be dipped in water, fracturing the outside layers. The glass would then be reheated and blown into shape. This would cause the fractures to be spread apart and expose some of the base color. The vase was lustered. Many pieces were damaged in this process. At 11 1/4"h, this is a rather large example of the Morrish Crackle. This vase is flawless!

Imperial Free Hand vase Hanging Hearts (J388)GlassImperial Glass Company$850.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Imperial
Imperial Free hand vase F.H. 290. 8 1/4" Iridescent vase with white hanging heart decor and blue collared rim. In perfect condition, this vase is awesome.

Monumental Schneider Le Verre Francais Vase (J400)GlassSchneider Le Verre Francais$2,720.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, French, Schneider
Monumental Le Verre Francais (LVF) vase. 19 1/8"h.Charles Schneider Glassworks, Épinay-sur-Seine, France, circa 1920. The yellow glass baluster vase with green and red overlay in the Gui pattern. Ref.: p. 89, Joulin and Maier, 2004, (similar). Several different signatures were used for LVF glass. Early marks (1918-1922) consist of a small tri-color glass rod, (berlingot) a patriotic touch representing the red-white-blue French flag, which was fused into the foot or bottom of the piece. Rather than straight, it can also appear as a tight curl. This signature is commonly referred to as a ‘candy cane’. A LVF vase in the Gui pattern, though a bit smaller and without the flared top sold at Heritage Auction, Dallas, in June 2013 for $3125. including the buyers premium.

Royal Flemish Vase (cw500)GlassMount Washington$4,000.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Royal Flemish
Heavily decorated Royal Flemish vase with winged dragon (Griffin) as focal design. Obverse side decorated with mythological beast head. SIZE: 7-1/2” t. Royal Flemish is generally considered to be the top of the line when it comes to Mount Washington glass. The line was first advertised in 1889, but not patented until 1894. Almost all Royal Flemish patterns are decorated with at least some gold gilt. Most pieces will also have maroon as one of the dominant colors. Collectors value Royal Flemish so highly because of the craftsmanship and details that went into each piece. The artists at Mount Washington had to hand decorate each article. Most Royal Flemish ware is not marked. When attempting to identify an authentic example, you just have to look for quality work. Some pieces are marked on occasion. The mark is pictured to the right. One mark is a backwards R and an F, which of course stands for Royal Flemish. Some items could still have an original paper tag. Others could have a handwritten number. That number should correlate to the shape number as assigned by Mount Washington. A vase exactly like this one was auctioned at Julia's spring 2004 glass auction bringing $4312.00 CONDITION: excellent

Signed Tiffany Favrile vase with paper label (J416)GlassTiffany$1,800.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Tiffany
Signed and with paper label Tiffany Favrile vase, 4 1/4"h. Teardrop shape Favrile glass vase with leaves. Signed L.C.T. 5669A. Circa 1906.

Ultra Rare Trevaise Art Glass Vase (J414)GlassAlton Glass Works$2,500.00
Sub Categories : Art Glass, American, Trevaise
A very rare and beautiful Trevaise iridescent vase, footed triangular shape with triangular rim, deep purple decorated with iridescent blue and silver undulating King Tut Pattern. Purple Trevaise is considered to be rare. 10" tall with only minor shelf wear on bottom of foot. Trevaise art glass was the product of Alton Glass works and was only produced in 1907 and 1908. In 1907, Cardinio F. King established the Alton Glass works from the remnants of the Sandwich Glass Co, hiring its experienced and skilled craftsmen. Trevaise was developed by workers that King hired from Tiffany and other major art glass studios. Most importantly, the hiring of an exceptionally talented artisian, Tiffany gaffer and Sandwich MA native, James H. Grady. Grady, was one of only eight gaffers, or shop heads ever to work for Tiffany. An example of this vase is pictured on page 33 of "Miller's Art Glass: How to Compare & Value" by Louise Luther 2002, and also in volume 11 2001 of "The Acorn" Journal of the Sandwich Glass Museum page 50.

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 ¼” tall. The table centre is in mint condition.