Abbey Antiques & Art
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 groups of 3 similar items arranged from 18thC. to 19thC. to 20thC. examples, something for everyone. My Booth 2 is more eclectic, with a surprise at the end !
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: email@example.com from 9 am to 10 pm CST.
Your buying is made easier because my prices are all in CAD and include GST and Express Shipping within Canada.
For shipping elsewhere, please contact me for estimate.
Note that PST is not charged to destinations outside MB, but must be collected for items shipped within MB.
Should items be picked up at my store (by appointment only, please), shipping costs will be deducted.
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
1. 18TH C. ENGLISH POTTERY PLATE, FEATHER EDGE C.1790.
Item Price: $175
Item Description: English pottery plate 8″ diameter, 3/4″ deep, embossed “feather” edge, hand-painted in cobalt blue, the centre having hand-painted cobalt blue floral spray !
Tight uniform glaze perfectly covers the surface, just before creamware became prevalent.
Note the 3 sets of 3 impressions of tripod support marks for kiln firing on the back, and 3 single impressions on the front (from the tips of other tripod supports in kiln firing…we are talking mass production techniques in loading the kilns in layers of pottery items !!)
Perfect condition, no issues.
2. 19TH C. ENGLISH POTTERY SOUP PLATE MASON’S IRONSTONE “OLD JAPAN”
Item Price: $145
Item Description: Robust heavy soup plate by Mason”s, hand-painted in “Old Japan: pattern in underglaze cobalt blue with overglaze orange enamels.
9.5″ diameter, 1.5″ high to rim edge, 1.25″ rim width, embellished with rich soft gold including rim edge.
Blue tint to heavy, glossy glaze.
Condition is superb, no chips, no cracks, nor restorations.
Gold edge trim is slightly worn, yet gold interior highlights are intact.
Not merely to admire, but absolutely useful for hearty soups on a cold, wintry Winnipeg evening !
3. 20TH C. ENGLISH PLATES ROYAL DOULTON, PAIR BY C. HART c.1907.
Item Price: $245 PAIR
Item Description: Lovely English bone china hand-painted plates, each 9″ diameter, each hand-signed (not stamped) by artist C. (Charles) Hart, working 1880-1927, specializing in gamebirds, fish, and florals.
One plate shows 2 sandpiper birds, the other shows a curlew, each designated in script on the reverse.
Each bears full Royal Doulton stamp on reverse, as well as the retailer name “Lovington Bros.: and number 5.HB6145.
“Curlew” back lightly impressed 1-07, “Sandpipers” impressed 12-06,
Perfect condition, no issues, even the gold double rings at rims are unworn !
4. 18TH C. STERLING SALT RARE OVAL DISHES, A PAIR, LONDON 1778.
Item Price: $425 PAIR
Item Description: A rare pair of oval salt cellars (dishes), each on 4 hoof-foot curved legs.
Each has lovely simple gadroon rim, body 3 & 1/8″ x 2.5″ oval. 1.75″ high on legs.
Likely never had blue liners typical for 19th C. examples, owing to complex expanded internal body.
Each has remnants of engraved crests, but after 243 years of polishing, they have almost disappeared.
One salt bottom has 3 hallmarks in a row visible; maker,s mark TS, lion passant, crowned leopard head, date mark barely visible.
Other has 3 visible marks around the central unreadable maker’s mark, but includes the clear date letter for 1778.
Good heavy gauge of 133.6 grams the pair; thus they have survived 243 years with only minor dents.
5. 19TH C. STERLING SALT DISHES, A PAIR LONDON 1870.
Item Price: $195 PAIR
Item Description: Lovely low round forms, each 2.75″ bowl is 1.25″ high on 3 paw feet, the body chased and engraved with flowers and leaves, each body with cartouche, never engraved !
Owing to inner shape, likely never were fitted with inner blue glass liners, as simpler forms were.
Decent gauge, 127.4 grams the pair.
Bottoms hallmarked for London 1870, maker R.H. (unidentified).
Excellent condition, no dents, no scratches, ready to use.
6. 20TH C. PAIR STERLING SALT DISHES AMERICAN WITH BLUE LINERS.
Item Price: $95 PAIR
Item Description: Cute small pair of sterling frame open salt dishes, frames with pierced upper body, each with original cobalt blue glass liner, each 2″ x 1.5″ high.
Bottom rims each stamped “Frank M. Whiting Sterling 878”, dating C. 1930.
Lovely simple form, glass liners prevent salt from corroding silver frames.
Perfect condition, no chips, no cracks, no dents no splits. Enjoy !
7. 18TH C. FABRIC SAMPLER DATE 1783.
Item Price: $385
Item Description: A delightful example of late 18th C. embroidery, an alphabet sampler on fine wove (woven ?) linen, 7.5″ x 7.5″, almost 240 years old !
Threads of red, green, pink, yellow, dark green in capital alphabet letters, followed by lower case alphabet letters, and numerals from 1 to (almost) 15.
Embroidered to bottom row “Ann Heap 1783.
Owing to slight mistakes in stitching, likely done by young child around 10 years old; missing “J”, “U”, “V”, and lower case “e” and has 2 “r”s.
Slight loss to fabric upper left corner
Unfortunately, I have no family history for this item.
Framed in 1910s frame C. 1975 with acid-free backing (correctly, by me). Now ready for 100+ more years display!
Slight loss to fabric upper left corner
8. 19TH C. FABRIC SAMPLER DATE 1893.
Item Price: $215
Item Description: This sampler has a simple palette of just red threads on ivory-tone finely woven linen, but expertly executed in capital alphabet followed by lower case alphabet.
Yet each lacks both the “J” and the “Y” !
Why ?, ask I !
A wide band of finely worked fancy abstract “tulip” forms follows, reminding one of the designs in Caucasian rugs called “wineglasses”.
Signed below that “M.Engelken / 1893”.
Sight size is 11″ x 13″ remounted in its simple walnut frame, with acid-free backing, ready for another 100 years of pleasurable display.
9. 20TH C. FABRIC 3 BOLIVIAN CHILD’S HATS “CHULLOS”
Item Price: $115 set of three
Item Description: Each of these 3 chullos is made from hand-spun, hand-dyed, hand-crocheted Llama wool, in traditional Bolivia motifs, in the Andean highlands.
Each dates from 1950-1953, worn by my (now) wife while she was growing up in Bolivia. But that is a story SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) must relate by herself.
Each is 11″ to 12″ from top to bottom of ear flaps.
Each is in wonderful condition, with no stains, no losses, no unravels.
(From the B. J. Hamilton collection of Boliviana, formed before 1964.))
10. 18TH C. PEWTER: CHARGER C. 1770 ENGLISH (?)
Item Price: $285
Item Description: Great surface to this 11.75″ diameter cast and planished pewter charger (large plate) dating C. 1770.
Good size of almost 12″ diameter, 3/4″ high to cast reed-edge rim.
Two touchmarks to reverse, one with tree (oak?), one with “T.S. ” flanking crenelated turret.
Origin likely England, but I have been unable to identify marks.
Fabulous lightly polished surface, looking so like silver, as it was supposed to resemble !
11. 19TH C. PEWTER: VICTORIAN MUG, JAMES YATES
Item Price: $165
Item Description: Simple tapered cylindrical pewter mug, 4.5″ high on 4″ diameter ringed base, with comfortable C-scroll handle; dates C.1850.
Upper rim stamped to left of handle join “James Yates / 1 pint”.
Simplified thumb rest, beautifully spun base plate, stamped INSIDE “8/ (crown)/ X”.
Excellent unpolished condition; no dents, no cracks.
Ready to enjoy your part of a flagon of ale !
12. 20TH C. PEWTER: LIBERTY CANDLESTICK C. 1910.
Item Price: $275
Item Description: Pewter candlestick designed by Archibald Knox (1864-1923) for Liberty & Co. (London), design # 022.
Stands 5″ high on 4.25″ round raised pierced disc base.
Exemplary Arts & Crafts cylindrical stem candle holder, for standard 3/4″ diameter candle, on 4 curved legs to its open base support.
Great condition, no breaks, no cracks, no restoration.
13. 18TH C. CUTLERY: PAIR SILVER HANDLE GERMAN KNIVES C. 1760.
Item Price: $155 pair
Item Description: RARE pair of pistol-grip handle German silver knives, each with steel blade, 3.5″ handle. total length 9″.
Each handle has “squiggle” mark of silver removed for silver-content assay.
Illegible maker / town mark owing to wear; polished for 250 years !!
Tests as .800-.850 silver.
Hefty weight to handle, easy to use.
Remarkable condition, minor dent to 1 handle, NO corrosion to sharp blades!
14. 19TH C. CUTLERY: 3 SETS 18-PIECE GILT / PORCELAIN HANDLE FRUIT SET C.1870.
Item Price: $765 for 18 PIECES each
Item Description: Fabulous fruit set for 6 persons, each setting having a round-tip knife, a 4-prong fork (sharp pointy tines !), and a large spoon….spoon has a large bowl, suitable for the time, although each is large enough to serve as modern serving spoon.
Each metal part is gilded, never tarnishing, mounted to a fine hard-paste porcelain handle hand-painted in Meissen style with floral sprigs; each sprig is different !
Spoons and knives are each total 8.5″ long, forks are 8.25″ long; each piece has 4″ long hard-paste porcelain handle.
Gilt metal parts are unmarked, acid-tested as not ferrous, not silver, not brass nor bronze, but likely nickle silver, an alloy not containing silver, despite the name.
(Nickle silver widely used from late 18th C. as base for Fused Sheffield Plate, and after 1850 for electroplated wares, and for gilt items.)
There are 2 complete sets of 18 pieces each (A & B) in great condition, all porcelain handles in perfect unused shape. Each is $765.
There is one set of 18 pieces (C) with 1 spoon, 1 knife and 2 forks with restoration to the handles, available for $575. Ready for 4 persons to EACH have a 3-piece set of perfect cutlery, with extras.
Should a Buyer wish the entire set of 54 pieces, A, B , and C, they will be sent WITH the later custom-adapted case (see last photo) for $1,825 total.
Happy Hunting and Serving !
15. 20TH C. CUTLERY: RODEN BROS. STERLING SERVICE FOR 8, C.1940.
Item Price: $1695
Item Description: RARE, lovely complete set of 55 pieces of sterling cutlery, service for 8 persons , by Roden Bros. (Toronto) with gadroon edge and shell pattern, not your common Louis XV, nor King’s, nor Queen’s.
Service for 8 persons, each place setting with 6 pieces, along with 7 serving items.
Weighable silver is 1,630 grams, plus estimate of 168 grams for hollow handle items, total 1,838 grams silver.
Each back stem stamped for Roden, C. 1940.
Complete, no issues ! Later fitted case included.
16. 18TH C. BRONZE: GILT SINO-TIBET DURGA ON BULL.
Item Price: $645
Item Description: Gilt bronze figure of 10-armed god Durga kneeling on a standing bejeweled bull, 13.25″ high, 8″ long, on 5.75″ x 2.75″ hollow plinth base.
Great details with appropriate handling wear in correct places.
Very suitable for a Buddhist client or one who wishes a presentable authentic presence.
Previous owner had history of obtaining this July 1979 from Christie’s London as 18th C item, for a high amount, but I cannot verify from sales records that long ago.
Obvious that it is not recently made, nor a recent “tourist copy”, as it has the correct surface and wear pattern.
Yes, perhaps suspect, but I have dealt with many authentic fabulous items from this family for 20 years, and respect their judgment and history.
17. 19THC. BRONZE: JAPANESE TIGER & BUFFALO, SIGNED C. 1890.
Item Price: $425
Item Description: Wonderful cast bronze figural group of tiger attacking male Asian long-horned buffalo, great motion and detail.
Only 7.5″ long, 5″ wide, 4..5″ high, yet has such intensity and feeling.
Which will survive this conflict ?
Base of buffalo is stamped with 3-character mark (I cannot read).
Surface is wonderful. tiger body has clear stripes, left rear paw well defined.
Eyes of both combatants well delineated.
Has been in my collection for over 30 years; time for the next custodian !
18. 20TH C. BRONZE: RUNNING GAZELLES ART DECO C. 1935.
Item Price: $325
Item Description: Great rhythm in this bronze pair of running, leaping gazelles with angular Art Deco form !
Quite expressive of the natural grace of these wonderful, sleek animals.
On a black mottled marble base 10″ x 4.5″, they are 9″ long x 6″ high.
With excellent patina, darker than the photos can show, with lovely lightly rubbed haunches & back legs.
Not signed, yet so excellent they should be !
19. 18TH C. ICON: RUSSIAN COPPER ALLOY & ENAMEL LATE 18THc.
Item Price: $795
Item Description: Russian cast & engraved detailed bronze icon with blue and white fired champlevé enamel over gilding, 6.5″ x 4.5″, in form of 3- bar cross (8-ended).
Uppermost figure is “Mask Not Made With hands”; ends of centre cross bar show sun with open eyes and moon with closed eyes.
Slanted cross-bar reveals walls of Jerusalem and hillocks with grass tufts.
Typical iconography of O.C.S. includes 2 lower panels showing Mother of God and second Mary, and saints John the Evangelist and Roman centurion and St Longinus.
Twisted wires (skan’) forms on all edges.
Reverse with cast and engraved intricate decoration.
No suspension loop, which loop was typical for 19th C. examples.
In my possession for 27 years; it is time to find its next custodian.
20. 19TH C. ICON: UKRAINIAN EMBOSSED LITHO, FOLK ART FRAME 1895.
Item Price: $135
Item Description: Wonderful example of mass-produced icons from late 19th century.
A large die-cut embossed lithograph of the Holy Family, mounted in a heavy, deep 2-layer hand-carved folk art frame.
Measuring 16.5″ x 11.25″ sight, in 22″ x 17″ frame, this icon was mounted over deep rose-red fabric, the exposed parts now faded to dusky pink. Retains original “puffy” cardboard dust cover.
While this fits into 2 collecting categories, which do I favor ?
I choose the “icon” because of the die-cut heavily embossed image !
Obtained this March from Ukrainian family unable to find new home other than to submit it to the required “bury it or burn it ” ritual.
In that it is my job, I prefer to find its next custodian !
21. 20TH C. ICON: MINIATURE GREEK OVAL ICON 950 FRAME C. 1910.
Item Price: $385
Item Description: Only 2.5″ x 2″ oval, this hand-painted portrait on wood is set in 5″ x 4.75″ frame of .950 silver with dark blue felt back and sides.
Corners of frame have applied filagree designs with fired cloisonné enamel decoration.
Black when found, now carefully cleaned without touching portrait.
Great clean condition, ready to display !
22. 18TH C. GLASSES: GEORGIAN ENGRAVED RUMMERS, C.1780, A PAIR.
Item Price: $345 pair
Item Description: Pair of great “rummers”, Georgian era, mouth-blown, hand-formed, each 6″ high with 4.25″ diameter rim, on double-knop stem to lightly-domed foot 3.25″ diamerter.
Bottom 1/2 of each bowl is cut and polished in “honeycomb” pattern, while upper part of bowl has detailed engraved grapes and vines.
Each has tone when lightly struck, signifying good amount of lead in the “metal” (glass), yielding great light, transparency and lack of colour.
Bottom of each foot has clean snapped-off pontil, showing masterful glass-blowing skills.
Perfect condition; no chips, cracks, repairs.
Hard for me to part with them; yes, I have imbibed from them, enjoyably.
23. 19TH C. GLASSES: ENGLISH CUT GLASS CANARY YELLOW SET, UV-REACTIVE.
Item Price: $675 SET OF 16.
Item Description: Fabulous set of 16 English glasses, C. 1860, four each of wine, whiskey and aperitif glasses, with 4 glass-rinsing bowls.
Each is mouth-blown, hand-formed, cut & polished in honeycomb design to bottom 1/2 of each bowl.
Each is made from canary yellow “uranium” glass, which has tiny amount of uranium salts in the “metal” to give that lovely clear yellow tint in normal light…but put them under UV light (“black light”) to reveal a neon green colour This is sometimes called “vaseline” glass.
Be not afraid of the uranium content. It exhibits no more than normal background radiation 1/4″ from the surface, so they are safe to use.
Each wineglass is 5.25″ tall with 3.5″ rim on cut stem to 2.75″ foot.
Each whiskey glass is barrel-shaped 4″ high with 2.75″ rim.
Each tiny aperitif glass is 3.25″ high.
Each 2-lipped rinsing bowl is 2.5″ high, 4.5″ diameter.
Sorry, the medium-size sherry glass shown in the UV photo is not available with this set, as I have only 2, and will keep them for my own
BTW, each rings like a bell when lightly tapped, they are of such good quality lead glass !
Condition ? NO issues !
24. 20TH C. GLASSES: 6 BIRKS CUT GLASS FOOTED SHERBET SERVERS C. 1940.
Item Price: $105 SET OF 6.
Item Description: Great Canadian cut and polished footed sherbet glasses, also useful for shrimp cocktails (see photos !)
A set of 6 glasses, each 3.75″ high with 3.5″ rim, body cut and polished in fan & cross pattern on knopped stem to 16-ray star foot.
Lovely lead glass, as expected from Birks, each bears oval foil label to foot, thus never soaked for washing !
(Even after I ate the shrimp cocktail, I carefully hand-wiped the glass clean, to save the label !)
Elegant way in which to serve sherbet or other comestibles to your small group of admirers ! Or just to your family !
No issues whatever… Enjoy !
25. 18TH C. WOOD BOWL: BOLIVIAN CARVED MARRIAGE BOWL “CHALLADOR”
Item Price: $295
Item Description: A Bolivian ceremonial marriage rite drinking bowl, carved from a single piece of wood.
Hand- carved, not lathe-turned, this bowl is 6″ diameter (6.75″ with both rudimentary handles) and 2.25″ high.
It features 2 stylized carved yoked oxen inside, symbolizing wealth and continued union.
The top rim is decorated with incised lines, with incised lines around the incomplete base, not missing pieces afterward, but the way this item was finished.
Provenance available to purchaser: from B.J. Hamilton collection from Tihuanacu area pre- 1964.
26. 19TH C. WOOD BOWL:AMERICAN GRAIN MEASURE C. 1880.
Item Price: $145
Item Description: Interesting body constructed from 1 piece of bent wood, the 5″ overlap secured with 8 clenched nails !
Four wood pegs join the 1/2″ thick plank bottom to the body.
This was used for measuring grain, and held 1 pint when full.
It is 5.75″ diameter, 3.5″ high, with beautiful original folk art painting of grape vines and leaves to the outside, and a yellow/green interior.
Bottom inside is faintly stamped “Daniel Cragin N.H.”
Working in Wilton, NH 1878-1885, before later using a steel top rim to such measures.
Hand-painted, so signed to bottom, by Mary Di Maio.
Good condition, slight wear to inside bottom.
27. 20TH C. WOOD BOWL: NORWEGIAN ROSEMALING BOWL d.1975.
Item Price: $175
Item Description: Great example of the Norwegian folk craft of rosemaling, painting on wood forms, this large bowl is 8″ diam. x 3.5″ high.
Painted inside on dark red ground with stylized flowers and gold and green swirls.
Outer top band painted with Norwegian saying…translates to English as “I could (travel) to Telemark and live in Sumarstund” and the date 1975.
Back has artist’s monogram “A.S”, near a hook for hanging on wall to show the beautiful inside painting.
Excellent unworn condition, no cracks, ready to enhance your space.
28. 18TH C. STERLING CASTER: LONDON 1744, Gge II.
Item Price: $575
Item Description: Repoussé and engraved pear-form caster on trumpet foot with engraved gadroon band, 6″ high, 2.25″ widest body diameter.
Complex floral and C-scroll decoration, with cartouche to neck engraved with script “LWC” (I think).
Inside bottom of foot stamped with hallmarks, but difficult to interpret, yet rampant lion and maker’s mark on lid sleeve helps, and bottom mark of shield with lower case “i” dates it to London 1744; maker Samuel Wood.
Excellent gauge for a small article, weight 154 grams.
Great condition. No issues.
29. 19TH C. STERLING CASTER: LONDON 1844 PEPPERETTE.
Item Price: $245
Item Description: Extremely rare early Victorian sterling pepper shaker (pepperette) with octagonal tapering body 3.25″ high, 1.75″ bottom.
Each panel is engraved with floral designs, with pagoda-style pierced lift-off top.
Top inner skirt has 1 side with added flange to allow top to fit in only 1 position onto body, for security of closure.
Hallmarked bottom and lid skirt for London 1844, maker George Richards.
Reasonable gauge, weight 49.1 grams.
Good condition, no issues.
30. 20TH C. STERLING CASTER: LARGE CASTER SHEFFIELD 1935.
Item Price: $185
Item Description: Large octagonal body on stepped foot, a sterling caster made in Sheffield, England in 1939.
Elongate octagonal pierced dome top; 7.5″ high, 2.5″ widest.
Hallmarked to one panel just below lid for Sheffield 1939, maker E.V., and on one flange of lid skirt.
Substantial weight of 166 grams.
Condition great, but for 1 bump to 1 corner of middle band.