Abbey Antiques & Art

John Cooper

Abbey Antiques & Art, 914 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y5, welcomes you again to my offerings in Booth 1 and Booth 2.
My name is John Cooper. For over 56 years, I have collected and studied antiques.
As an antiques dealer, as well as an “antique” dealer, owing to my age, I have displayed at physical Antiques Shows across Canada for over 40 years.
That has been quite a ride !
But this is a new era of dealing in Virtual shows, through ASC.
Yet, with my careful descriptions and photos noting all good features and any slight wear to my items, you should have complete confidence in the objects to which you intend to give a new good home.
While you cannot actually hold them until they are delivered to you, rest assured that I, and all the vendors associated with ASCV shows, represent our items truthfully.
My specialties are silver and early porcelains, but of necessity I am a generalist antiques dealer because of my location in central Canada, indeed, close to the centre of North America ! To be a generalist antiques dealer is quite tasking, requiring constant study, but it is rewarding.

Please explore my 2 booths for quality items in diverse areas.
My first booth is fun, with a variety of decorative objects, sometimes whimsical, for all tastes.

While I list here only items which are capable of easy shipment, please contact me for larger items I have in stock; I have 120-lb. marble 3/4 bust, 30″ tall 55-lb. carved oak clock, 30″ Japanese 18th C. vase, etc.

Your buying is made easier because my prices are all in CAD and include GST.
Note that PST is not charged to destinations outside MB, but must be collected for items shipped within MB.

ESTIMATED SHIPPING COSTS within Canada and USA are listed for EACH item, typically using Canada Post.
If you wish me to use another carrier, please contact me for revised Shipping Cost.
Should items be picked up at my store (by appointment only, please), no shipping costs will be charged.

Enjoy your time in my booths; merely “click” on a smaller photo to enlarge it, then “click” again to return to that item; easy enough, even for a technophobe like me.
HAPPY HUNTING !

CONTACTS:
I will answer questions, provide more information, and process payments at the following:

TELEPHONE: 1-204-477-0489 from 11 am to 5 pm CST.
TEXT: 1-204-981-1369 from 9 am to 9 pm CST.
EMAIL: abbeyant@mts.net from 9 am to 10 pm CST.

Enjoy your time in my booths; merely “click” on a smaller photo to enlarge it, then “click” again to return to that item; easy enough, even for a technophobe like me. HAPPY HUNTING

 

Contact Dealer

(204) 477-0489

abbeyant@mts.net

914 Corydon Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y5
Canada

Website Address

www.abbeyantiques.ca

1. SALT GLAZE TORONTO JUG J. R. BURNS C. 1885.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: Simple utilitarian form, tasteful design, Canadian stoneware saltglaze jug with handle, for liquid (your choice !)

Unmarked, but likely 1 gallon size. 13″ high, 7″ diameter bottom.

Marked by J.R. Burns Pottery 1881-1887 at his Toronto pottery.
Decorated with cobalt blue stylized flower.

Great condition; no cracks, 3 minor old chips to mouth and 1 glaze flake 3/8″ wide (see photo). No restorations.

Shipping est. $25

2. ST JOHNS SALTGLAZE WINE JUG C. 1855.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Lovely 1 gallon capacity jug (unmarked) with handle, stamped for wine merchant “Laurent Moreau, St Johns”.
It is 12″ high with 7″ diameter base.
M. Laurent Moreau is listed after 1851, but not after 1856.

Only inscribed in English, but this is from C.E., St Johns (St. jean de Richelieu, SW shore of Riv. Richelieu, 30 miles from Montréal). Fort St Jean was built by French in 17th C,. later known to as just St Johns, and that was used by merchants to cater to English clients.

Condition is very good; small kiln-glazed chip to front foot, one similar to front of lip, and 1 old chip to right side, No cracks nor restorations.

Shipping est. $25.

3. STONEWARE TOBACCONIST RETAIL JAR C. 1850

Item Price: $175

Item Description A striking piece of stoneware pottery, a tobacco retailer’s counter jar 9″ high, 6.5″ diameter, with original loose tin lid.
Great integral “ear” handles.

Made for Canadian market by Fort Douglas Pottery Co,. Glascow, Scotland C.1850.

Confirmed by comparison to my impressed example; while this is unmarked, it is exact match. This lid retains remnants of original red paint.

Great condition, only 1 chip to base, no cracks, no restorations.

Shipping est. $25

 

4. RUSSIAN .875 SILVER BASKET C. 1958

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Gilded Russian silver candy basket on 3 flat trifid feet, with overhead swing handle.

Gilded inside and handle, with fancy cast applied shaped edge

Height is 2.25″, 6″ with handle raised, 5.25″ diameter.

Excellent quality handle sockets, very sturdy.
Stamped underside edge with marks for .875 silver, and 1958.

Weight is 156.5 grams. Excellent condition.

Shipping est. $20.

5. RUSSIAN NIELLO SILVER TEA GLASS FRAME MARKED FABERGÉ 1927.

Item Price: $225

Item Description: Lovely Podstakannik (tea glass frame) made of .875 silver with niello pierced decoration, parcel gilt.

Height of frame 3″, 3.75″ with handle, 2.75″ base diameter, weight 93 grams.

Sold with replacement tea glass, a Canadian 1950s beer glass, which fits O.K.

Bottom edge inside stamped twice with double-head eagle & Fabergé, with silver quality mark for 1927…
But Fagergé ceased production in 1918 ??
Yet quality of engraving is not of expected standard for Fabergé…

Thus I offer this as example of “enhanced” Russian silver, not Fabergé.

Bottom outer ridge bears engraved Cyrillic script for May 25, 1958.

Wonderful condition, little wear to gilding.

Shipping est. $20.

6. RUSSIAN SILVER TEAGLASS FRAME  JUDAICA C. 1880.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: Lovely Russian “84” silver (.875) tea glass holder, a simple cylindrical cup, with heavy relief applied laurel leaf wreath & ribbons, containing a Star of David with engraved initials within.

Height is 3.25″, 4″ with handle, 3.25″ flared base.
Weight is 178 grams.

Bottom is stamped for Moscow C. 1890, and with assayer’s mark.

Also stamped at base of handle and on left ribbon, as well as on body to right of handle .

Very good condition, no cracks, no dents; tiny dimples om boyyom in a row, a primitive attempt at engraving ??

Shipping est. $20/

7. DERBY COFFEE CAN & SAUCER C. 1790.

Item Price: $125

Item Description: Fabulous English porcelain coffee can with original saucer, C. 1790..

Cup is 2.5″ high, 2.75″ rim, on 5.25″ diameter saucer.

Simple cylindrical body with C-shaped handle, ornately decorated with hand-painted gilt designs.

Very good condition, no chips, cracks, nor restorations.
Slight wear to gold trim on saucer, and crazing only to lower handle.
Not bad for an item 230 years old !

Shipping est. $20.

8. SPODE COFFEE CAN & SAUCER C. 1810.

Item Price: $145

Item Description: Wonderful English porcelain coffee can with handle and original saucer.

Cup is 2.5″ high with 2.5″ rim, on 5.25″ diameter saucer just over 1″ deep.

Each is decorated with soft blue transfer print of oriental scene; rims are edged in rich gold. Bottoms stamped in capital letters “SPODE”.

Great condition, no issues, but for extremely minor wear to high points of gilding on scalloped saucer edge.

Shipping est. $20.

9. DAVENPORT COFFEE CAN & SAUCER C. 1830.

Item Price: $145

Item Description: RARE coffee can with original saucer by Davenport (England) C. 1830.

Cup is 2.5″ high, 2.75″ diameter rim. on 5.5″ diameter saucer, 3/4″ deep.

Cup has comfortable small ring handle.

Each decorated in Old Imari pattern of underglaze deep cobalt blue with hand-painted orange florals & leaves embellished with copious amounts of gold.

Each has retailer’s mark on bottom, and saucer has faint impressed “Davenport” mark/

Excellent condition, no issues, not even wear to gold.

Shipping est. $20.

10. NEW GERMANY NOVA SCOTIA 1925 CALENDAR COMPLETE PAD.

Item Price: $95

Item Description: Framed and glazed full-pad 12-month calendar for 1925, advertising for
Charles L. DeLong, Watchmaker, New Germany N.S.

Mounted in aluminum channel frame, under non-glare glass, ready to hang !

Size is 13.5″ x 11″. Has stock printed photo of idyllic scene.

Excellent condition, only light oxidation from original metal staples onto pad.

Shipping est $22.

11. CALENDAR 1906 TORONTO / MONTREAL NORWICH UNION INSURANCE

Item Price: $115

Item Description: Framed 1906 full-pad 12-month calendar advertising Norwich Fire Insurance, Montreal & Toronto.

Mounted in aluminum channel frame under non-glare glass, ready to be enjoyed !

Calendar size is 16.5″ x 11.75″.

Very good condition, slight paper loss to right centre only.
Extremely minor oxidation to original pad staples.

Shipping est. $22.

12. SAINT JOHN NB RED ROSE TEA ADVERTISING POSTER C. 1900.

Item Price: $115

Item Description: Certainly uncommon, possibly RARE, a colourful advertising poster for Red Rose Tea Company, Saint John, NB, C. 1900.

Shows scene of shipping tea in mountains of Ceylon.

Good size of 20″ x 14″ mounted behind acid-free mat in aluminum channel frame, ready to hang and be enjoyed.

Back has label for Raphael Tuck & Sons LTD., Raphael House, thus dating after 1899 and before 1900, when Raphael Tuck died and company name changed.

Very good, bright condition, No issues.

Shipping est. $25.

13. CARVED WHALE TOOTH BARRY WILSON BC HAISLA CHIEF

Item Price: $1195

Item Description: Authentic whale tooth, collected at Fort Simpson 1939, later carved by Barry Wilson, artist and Haisla Chief, Kemana BC, before 2009.

A robust 3.5″ long, inlaid with abalone eyes, teeth and headdress ornaments.

Originally made as a pendant, now presented as a work of art on a brass stand with round base.

Barry Wilson typically is known for his silver jewellery and sculptures; this is a rare medium for his artistry.

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $35.

14. 3 GREENLAND IVORY TUPILAK CARVINGS, SOAPSTONE BASE.

Item Price: $285

Item Description: Set of 3 Greenland tupilak carvings in walrus tusk ivory, all mounted on a slab of natural uncarved greenish soapstone, C. 1950, 7″ x 4.5″ x 2″ thick.

Each carving is 3″ to 4.5″ high, each with a grimacing mouth with prominent teeth.
Each has inlaid black eyes.

An interesting concept of a meeting of supernatural beings, discussing those “confusing humans” !

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $20.

15. MODEL KAYAK GREENLAND, SEALSKIN & SINEW C. 1900.

Item Price: $1300

Item Description: Fabulous, detailed model of Inuit one-man kayak 24.5″ long, 4″ beam, C. 1900.

Amazing construction, just like full-size examples, with thin lengthwise structural staves and thin bent cross members, all linked by narrow sinew.

Then covered by single piece of scraped seal skin, sinew-sewn topside

Lap-joined bent wood frame for single Inuit hunter, using included original carved 2-blade paddle for propulsion.

Note 2 twisted sinew “ropes” fore and aft are held by ivory pins, and note 3 slim sinew thongs, 2 just fore and 1 aft of seat.

A wonderful example of necessarily utilitarian object made into great example of art by its design.

Excellent condition, tight, no damage, merely dusty from long exposure for admiring.

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $40.

16. ENGLISH BONE CHINA PORTER MUG C. 1820.

Item Price: $225

Item Description: English translucent bone china mug for drinking porter, a drink of strong ale enjoyed in L.18th to mid 19th C.

Unmarked but extremely likely made by Coalport C. 1830, with its excellent body and glaze, artistic hand-painted florals and splendid bright gold script monogram of “MAC”.

(That of course, would be for your great, great grandfather, the mug being recently passed down to you; if not, invent him ! )

A hefty 4″ tall, with 4″ mouth, 5.25″ with comfy C-scroll handle, with, of course, a lovely gilt design.

Fabulous condition, no wear, no issues.

Shipping est. $24.

17. ENGLISH BONE CHINA PORTER MUG (MASONIC) DATED 1842.

Item Price: $235

Item Description: Translucent English bone china mug for drinking porter, a strong ale fashionable L.18th to mid-19th C.

Unmarked, but likely by Coalport, and dated 1842, hand-painted in gold below a great detailed puce colour transfer print with Masonic influence.

That is flanked by exquisitely hand-painted gilt script initials “E” & “G”.

A hefty 3.75″ high, 4.25″ mouth, 5.5″ with handle.

Superb condition, no wear, no issues.

Shipping est. $20.

18. LADY’S ENGLISH BONE CHINA PORTER MUG C. 1830.

Item Price: $165

Item Description: RARE lady’s porter mug, English bone china, for imbibing (gently) strong ale, popular L.18th to mid-19th C.

This example is likely by Coalport C. 1820, with hand-painted floral bouquets flanking hand-painted fancy monogram “MAM” (your great, great grandmother, of course, through whom you recently received this from family…if not, invent her !)

This is a more easily handled size, for a lady, being only 3″ high, with 3.5″ mouth, 4.5″ with handle.

Trimmed with bright pink enamel.

Superb condition, no issues; note bit of firing specks inside bottom corner, common for this period.

Shipping est. $29.

19. ENCLISH PLATE “BELZONI” PATTERN C. 1830

Item Price: $95

Item Description: English pottery transfer print plate, bearing lovely soft green transfer print pattern of hunter shooting ostriches, an uncommon design.

Made by Enoch Wood & Sons 1818-1846. Size is 10.5″ diameter, 1″ high at edge.

Pattern name on back refers to Giovanni Battisti Belzoni, an Italian who settled in England 1803. His relevance to these hunting designs came from his “adventures” firstly in Egypt, then in central and southern Africa.

Good uncrazed glaze, condition excellent, but for shallow chip to edge (at 9 o’clock), no other issues.

Shipping est. $16.

20. SPODE ITALIAN PATTERN C. 1820 OVAL DISH.

Item Price: $135

Item Description: Spode “Italian” pattern transfer print oval bowl, pattern first introduced 1816.

This splendid example represents an early appearance of this much-copied pattern.

Oval form 9.5″ long, 6.25″ wide, 1.5″ depth (2″ with handles), this bears transfer print pattern in lovely blue, with distinct blue tint to glaze.

Bottom is impressed merely “Spode / 42”.

Good condition, no cracks nor crazing, but having 2 restored edge chips )see last photo), safe to use and wash (no dishwasher, please, but you know that).

Shipping est. $16.

21. ENGLISH POTTERY RELISH DISH “SIAM” DATED 1850.

Item Price: $95

Item Description: English ironstone pottery elongate pear-form dish for serving “relish” at the table.

Transfer printed with “Siam” pattern in light blue, 9″ long x 5″ deep x 1.25″ high.

Marked to back for maker J. Clementson, with registration lozenge for date Sept. 1850.
Will have been made within a few years of that, as designs were slightly changed and re^-registered every couple of years.

Excellent condition, no chips, cracks, nor restorations.

Shipping est. $20.

22. DOUKHOBOR HETCHEL ORIGINAL BLUE C. 1900

Item Price: $255

Item Description: Lovely all original hetchel, a flax fiber separator, made of 3 pine boards of 1″ stock, the base 23″ long x 7.5″ wide , with two boards 7.5″ tapering to 6″ at top, set into “kerfs”, and held at top by 2.25″ deep tinned steel panels.

The tinned panel is decorated with punched leaves designs, and holds 20 (originally) 4″ long (above the top) hand-forged very thin, very sharp point, nails.

Only 12 & 1/4 nails remain, but enough to “git ‘er done” (MB expression).

Origin Grand Forks, BC, C. 1900; obtained for my collection in 1985.

Much of original blue surface remains, and most of loss is to horizontal base surface; a lovely unrestored example.

Shipping est. $32.

23. DOUKHOBOR SPINDLE RACK C. 1910-1920.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: Wonderful artistic object, yet so functional!

A Doukhobor wooden holder for 8 spindles, each holding freshly spun wool strands in a compact easily accessed form.

The one-piece base is 10.5″ x 10.25″ x 1.75″ thick, holding 4 square pegged posts, each with chamferred edges, which then hold 4 sets of 2 turned wood spindles, each on thick wire rod. 12.5″ total height, 8 spools total.

Each spindle is ready to be unreeled to release wool into a skein, and can be removed easily from the wire supports..

Never surfaced bare wood, as obtained from Susan Whitney Gallery (Regina, SK) in 1998 for my collection.

Consider this: a practical yet artistic way to store 8 spools of colourful hand-carded, hand-dyed, hand-spun wool, ready for gathering into skeins, each perhaps a different colour, ready to knit into ??????

Condition for an article used for decades is very good; only 2 spindles have small missing segments of thin edges.

Shipping est. $30.

24. MENNONITE WALL CABINET W. TOWEL BAR C. 1900.

Item Price: $375

Item Description: From Carberry, MB, this cute wall-hung cabinet is 20″ high, 12.75″ wide, and 4.25″ deep, with top shelf below 4.5″ high incise-decorated pointed backboard.

The interior compartment is 11.5″ high, over a removable hand-carved towel bar.

Bottom of square side posts are chip-carved with simple designs, flanked by turned posts.
See “Canadian Country Furniture”, M.S. Bird, page 307 for similar examples.

A comb and brush could sit on top shelf, and calendar or mirror within central compartment.

All made not of pine, but of harder wood, walnut ?
Original surface with darkish stain and light spirit varnish (shellac).

Obtained from picker from Carman, MB in 2005.

Shipping est. $28.

25. RUSSIAN NIELLO SILVER & HORN DRINKING CUP C. 1930.

Item Price: $375

Item Description: Fabulous horn drinking cup, fitted with Russian .875 niello silver rim and end, and with silver suspension chain.

Length is 11″, mouth 2.25″ diameter; top end has silver in form of bird (?) head with open beak and red glass eyes..

Great niello decoration to silver, each part stamped for .875 silver and 1927-1958 marks.

Includes comments from previous owner C.1965, with wrong attribution of “ruby eyes”, but they are glass.

Great condition, no cracks, no chips, no restorations.

Shipping est. $20.

26. TURKISH NIELLO SILVER SNUFF BOX C.1901

Item Price: $335

Item Description: Beautiful silver snuff box, lid with detailed niello silver pattern of Turkish palace, named in panel below.

Reverse with niello floral design and cartouche, not engraved.

Size is 3.5″ x 2.25″ x 3/4″ deep. Weight 84 grams, ready for holding snuff, perhaps 6 short cigarettes ?

Lid well stamped inside for 1319 (1901), I believe.

Outside shows Hagia Sophia, I think, but I cannot read Turkish script.

Minor dents to 3 corners, but no loss of niello, and excellent “snap” closure.

Shipping est. $20.

27. NORWEGIAN NIELLO NECKLACE A. KOP C. 1900.

Item Price: $145

Item Description: Excellent design silver necklace, 19″ total length neck loop, with 8 small oval niello medallions on 3 “ropes” clenching them, then ending with 3 pendant niello medallions on 4 “ropes”, ending with 8 pendant “ropes”.

In Persian design, the suspended portion is 4.5″ long, quite stunning; weight is 44 grams..

Back of each medallion is stamped 900, 2 medium ones stamped “A Kop”, noted Norwegian jewellery designer.

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $10.

28. MEISSEN 5-CUP CANDELABRUM & BASE C.1860.

Item Price: $2,265

Item Description: Meissen candelabrum with 5 candle holders, an ornate, imposing, stately, genuine Meissen porcelain example C. 1860, with base.

A central stem on 6″ square form base shows finely modeled figures of Venus and Cupid, each finely hand-painted.

Height of central support is 11″, and holds a 4-arm, 5-cup candle array 13″ wide, 9″ high, adorned with detailed flowers and leaves.

Total height is a stately 19.5″….but Wait, There’s More !!

This comes with a separate Meissen square-form base on 4 ornate corner feet 7.5″ x 7″, but 9″ x 8″ including the protruding corner flowers.

Total height is a splendid 22.5″ !!!

Candelabrum base is perfect, no damage, no restoration.
The detachable arms section has restoration to some sconce petals and to 2 arms, but hard to spot.
Restorations are stable, will not discolor, will not flake, and not visible under UV light.

The separate base has minor edge restoration to some petals; same comments about restoration above apply here.

Shipping est. $75.

29. MEISSEN CHOCOLATE POT & STAND C.1920

Item Price: $775

Item Description: RARE design Meissen chocolate pot with relief hand-painted shells & flowers body, with 2 hand-painted floral bouquets, all lavishly trimmed with rich gold, C.1920.

Height to finial of lid is 10″, 6″ widest body diameter, 7″ with handle.
Note double C-scroll handle.

Bottom signed with Meissen underglaze crossed swords.

Chocolate pot is perfect, no wear, no issues.

WITH associated base by Carl Thieme, Potschapel, Dresden, bearing mark for 1901 (“Dresden” added 1902 onwards).

Base is 7″ diameter, 2.5″ high on 4 ornate feet, with mini panel of winged angel at rest. Minor chips to a few petal edges.

A great presentation piece of a rare form.
FYI, of 240 examples of coffee / chocolate pots on LiveAuctioneers, only 2 were of this shell design !!

Shipping est. $34.

30. MEISSEN COVERED BOWL WITH STAND C. 186-.

Item Price: $445

Item Description: Each of four-lobed form, this Meissen bowl, cover, and underplate (stand) each has hand-painted scenes and floral bouquets, with rich gold details.

Lid has a figural lemon as handle, with 1 open flower and 1 bud, all lifelike.

Bowl with lid is 7.75″ long, 6.75″ wide, 6.5″ high to finial.
Stand is 9.75″ x 8″ x 1.75″ high.

Bowl and stand each marked on bottom with Meissen crossed swords.

Wonderful condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $22,