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References are explained the first time they appear, and not thereafter. If you have any additions, corrections, or suggestions, please send them to me at [email protected] Auden's words: Judging a work of art is virtually the same mental operation as judging human beings, and requires the same aptitudes: first, a real love of works of art, an inclination to praise rather than blame, and regret when a complete rejection is required; second, a vast experience of all artistic activities; and last, an awareness, openly and happily accepted, of one’s own prejudices.
They are real pearls (so she said) and she brought them home …
Having trouble identifying pearl type & makers mark Hello, I purchased these pearls on ebay and I am trying to find out more information on them.
Condition: Both very good condition, possible firing flaw to base of purple and white snuff bottle. Provenance: From a Knoxville, Tennessee Collection.
It may not be reproduced in part or in full without credit being given to me. Kennedy, a renowned mineral collector and member of The Chinese Snuff Bottle Society of America. [See more photos →] Chinese carved Mughal style pale celadon jade teapot, body relief carved with foliate decoration, carved bird spout and dragon top. Provenance: From the collection of the late Fred C. [See more photos →] Two Peking glass snuff bottles. 2nd item – Purple and white snuff bottle, vase form, decorated with butterfly atop a melon on one side and grasshopper on cabbage leaves on reverse. Provenance: From the collection of the late Fred C. [See more photos →] Chinese green and rust hardstone snuff bottle carved in the form of a butterfly, with a coral stopper. Reign mark on base reads "Da Qing Guangxu Nien Zhi". [See more photos →] Pocket map of the Civil War Battle of Franklin, marbled end boards with handwritten title, opening to map mounted on canvas, titled "The Battlefield in front of Franklin Tennessee, where the U. forces consisting of the 4th and 23d corps and the Cav. Lithographed with Union lines in Blue and Confederate lines in Red. Condition: Stains to canvas backing, paper is glued to canvas, light toning and foxing to paper, folds at corners. [See more photos →] Colored map of United States drawn by J. [See more photos →] Virginia Sheraton walnut press with yellow pine secondary wood. Interior features a locking ballot door with ballot slot. [See more photos →] Sheraton East Tennessee cherry one drawer stand with poplar secondary, possibly Greene Co. Condition: Overall very good condition, older refinish. Family history attached under table top when it left the family in 1992. Jug features tapered rim, extruded handle, incised rig decoration, and beaded foot. Condition: A few very small dents and light scratches, overall very good condition. Condition: A few minute dents and scratches, overall excellent condition. Item 2: Coin silver mint julep cup or tumbler, round tapered form with beaded lip and foot, inscribed on face "Premium JCA &MA" (unidentified county agricultural and mechanical society), incuse marks on base J. Item 2: A couple of tiny light dents and scratches, overall excellent condition. Arrow-shaped winding mechanism for the candlewick and round burner font. Marked on underside base Fisher Sterling 68, some retaining paper labels. [See more photos →] Pair of Chinese porcelain bowls with covers, yellow ground with peaches and red bat decoration. [See more photos →] Chinese porcelain vase, Mei Ping form with red decoration depicting five toed dragons chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom. He and his family moved to Texas, where he died in 1876. Condition: Creases and toning, some fading to second Taylor signature and wear at lower right corner over the printed word preceding "Sec'y", some holes at creases at lower left. SCHOFIELD severely repulsed the Rebel Army commanded by LT. HOOD November 30, 1864, compiled under the direction of Col. Willett." Shows major streets of downtown Franklin and various locations such as the Lotz and Carter houses, railroad and other sites. Provenance: Estate of Salli La Grone, Franklin, Tennessee. Condition: Overall excellent condition with some paint wear to the lid and corners of the body. Box features oak stiles with inset vertical striped alternating light and dark wood strips and brass bail handle, and locking lid. Condition: Very good condition with some vertical strips loose. Provenance: Descended through the family of William Mc Kain Franklin and wife Evaline Aurville Douglass of Pilot Knob Plantation, Station Camp Creek Road. [See more photos →] Sullivan County, Tennessee lead glazed redware jug attributed to the Cain Pottery. Figure 2: depicting the partially nude goddess Venus or Aphrodite with dolphin and cherub at her side. Condition: Blacklight shows repainted or repaired finger and a small (1/4" area of repair or repaint to back. Wear to subject's left eye, scattered tiny chips and edge wear, overall crazing [See more photos →] Item 1: Creamware basket with undertray, oval with pierced basketweave sides and two side handles, together with an undertray with pierced basketweave type border. [See more photos →] Pair of gilt bronze and Meissen porcelain three-arm candleabra, one mounted with the figure of a woman playing a music box and the other mounted with the figure of a man holding a goat smoking pipes, resting on a pierced base with porcelain flowers throughout. Bright cut monogram in one cartouche, "JM." 10"H, 11.84 oz troy. Provenance: Estate of Salli La Grone, Franklin, Tennessee. Provenance: Estate of Salli La Grone, Franklin, Tennessee. Condition: Item 1: Minor light dents and scratches, overall very good condition. The griffin and faun are supported by a round stepped down base with Greek key border. 19th century, English or American, coin silver or sterling. [See more photos →] Nine sterling silver goblets with bulbous bowls and flared rims over a baluster form stem ending in a circular foot. Includes eight soup/dessert spoons, nine teaspoons, eight salad forks,nine luncheon forks, nine dinner forks, eight luncheon knives, nine dinner knives, and one table/serving spoon. Chinese silver snuff bottle, vase form with relief carved figures and pagoda, domed top. Kennedy, a renowned mineral collector and member of The Chinese Snuff Bottle Society of America. [See more photos →] Chinese 14K gold (tested) snuff bottle with relief carved figures and pagoda. Condition: Some shallow chips/losses to decoration. Natural internal vertical fissure line extending around body. [See more photos →] Chinese jade carved covered vase and stand, with flowering peonies and peacock, light mottled green color.