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. CHINESE CLOISONNÉ LAMP BASE C. 1895.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Colourful Chinese cloisonne table lamp base/ vase, 9″ high, 5″ greatest diameter, on 3″ base.

Stable because it is weighted inside.

With harp & finial, 20″ high. Rewired April 2018 for safety.

Good condition; small ding to blue ground (photo), small dent to brass base, minor loss to blue ground.

Shipped without shade, so buyer can select shade to suit decor.

Shipping estimate $25.

2. SCHNEIDER GLASS LAMP BASE C.1930.

Item Price: $245

Item Description: Internally mottled and streaked glass lamp base, with cast iron collar and 3 wrought iron arms each with a leaf end, to support shade with 7″ diameter base.

Glass base is 6″ high, 8″to arm tips, on domed 4″ diameter foot.
Original wiring with in-line switch is intact and working well.

Original fittings with socket within base for light and socket on top for shade.
Sadly, no shade was available when I purchased this.

Not marked but absolutely typical of Schneider glass.

Shipping estimate $24.

3. ART DECO LAMP 2 NUDE LADIES, STEUBEN SHADE C. 1925.

Item Price: $245

Item Description  Silverplated spelter table lamp with 2 Art Deco nude ladies (well, in diaphanous dress) each 4.5″ H, on oval base 7.5″ X 3.5″.

Original central fitting for single standard-base light bulb, and turn on/off switch near back.

Back rim of base has partial manufacturer’s label.

Now has signed Quezal art glass shade in pulled feather design.
Sadly, cracked, but professionally glued, stable and rings when tapped.
It looks great !

Wiring is good, safe, functioning well.

Shipping estimate $25.

4. 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.

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. PAIR OF RUSSIAN VODKA CUPS SILVER/ NIELLO 1873.

Item Price: $350

Item Description: Fine pair of 84 grade Russian silver (.875 silver) each with original parcel gilt and niello decoration of buildings and a bridge..

Each is 1.75″ H, 1.75″ mouth.

Each bottom stamped for Moscow 1873, with Cyrillic assayer mark.

Wonderful condition, no wear, nor loss to niello.

Shipping estimate $15.

7. FOLK ART OIL ON PANEL ABANDONED SHIP 1895.

Item Price: $245

Item Description: Great primitive oil painting of abandoned ship, ready to sink in heavy seas at sunset.

Painted on 1/2″ thick board with chamferred edges, 18″ x 11.75″. Note lovely oxidation to back.

Signed to l.l. front “WJB 1894”; panel signed to back in pencil (faint) “The Abandoned / Evening after storm / W. J. Burgess 1895”.

Great treatment of still-angry sea !
Note early steamship on far right horizon !

In my collection since obtained in MB 1987.

Shipping estimate $25.

8. FOLK ART LARGE CARVED WOOD EAGLE MB C. 1940.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Carved pine folk art bird, an eagle ?
On a tree stump, supported on decorative ovoid wood base; tree stump merely fits within hole in base.

Overall, stands 20″ high, with 24″ wingspan, 14″ deep, on its base 8″ x 4.5″ 1.75″ thick, the base colourfully decorated.

Eagle body and wings are each chip-carved, gilt-painted in the recesses, with a golden “cap” to its head.
Can we thus call this a depiction of a Golden Eagle ?

Note the body and is carved from a single piece of wood, including the free-form tongue, a great example of carving.

The wings are attached to the body with two nail shafts each, merely in holes in the body, quite stable, actually.

An imaginative depiction of a large bird in a large form.
Easily shipped, with those 3 dreaded words at Xmas morning opening of presents, “some assembly required”…but easily done, here.

Shipping estimate $25.

9. AFRICAN CARVED FIGURAL YORUBA DRUM C.1950.

Item Price: $515

Item Description: Carved wood Nigerian drum, Yoruba tribe, C. 1950.

Base shows IBEJI, protective demi-god (Orisha) of new-born twins.

H. 24″, W. 9″, central figure with child H. 11.5″.
Surmounted with 4 carved heads each H. 4″, with hollow drum atop H. 7″, drum head diam. 9″.

Skin tight, all binding cords intact, has great sound !

Great original surface, not restored, no issues.

Shipping estimate $35.

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

Item Price: $125

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 from mountains of Ceylon.

Good size of 20″ x 14″ mounted behind acid-free mat, and glass, 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.

11. NEW GERMANY NOVA SCOTIA 1925 CALENDAR COMPLETE PAD.

Item Price: $95

Item Description: 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 estimate $22.

12. NS FOLK ART METAL MODEL OF YOKED OX C.1950.

Item Price: $85

Item Description: Hollow heavy metal model of a yoked ox, L. 5.75″, H. 3.25″, W. 2″ at hindquarters.

Mounted on oval oak platform 6″ X 3.5″ X 3/4″, bearing original spirit varnish (shellac) finish.

Painted in dark red/brown & white.
Slight paint chips, mostly to right side and right horn & muzzle.
Would be an easy restoration, only 2 colours !

Identified as made by by NS artist George H. Naas, Lunenburg, NS, by printed label affixed to green felt bottom.

Only example of this I had foundwas not identified by artist, merely offered as “NS folk art: by Etsy seller.
I have since found 1 other example, with label, confirming that this is by NS artist, available on eBay.

Note treatment of eyes ! This would look fabulous on a small folk art table beneath a (copy) of Maud Lewis painting of 2 oxen !

Shipping estimate $14.

13. GILT BRONZE 5 CUP CANDELABRUM FRENCH C. 1860.

Item Price: $495

Item Description: Heavy ornate gilded brnze fancy candelabrum for 5 candles, unmarked, but likely French C. 1860

Height of 22″ on triangular base 6.5″ W., each corner of base with pair of detailed gauntlets.

Heavy moulded helmet, sword, and mace applied to central column near base.

Similarly, a shield, longbow, arrow, and halberd are applied to the 3 alabaster columns.

Very good condition overall, no wear to gilt surfaces.

Shipping estimate $27.

14. VICTORIAN GILT BRASS ADJUSTABLE BEADED FIRESCREEN C. 1870.

Item Price: $475

Item Description: Victorian era beaded firescreen panel C. 1870 suspended from a gilt brass articulated frame, to be attached to a nearby tea or candle table..

The beaded panel is 14.5″ W. X 15.5″ H.

The ingenious mechanism allows the screen to be adjusted horizontally to swing 16″ each direction from the fire’s glow, thus protecting milady’s face from the glowing flames.

Merely the usual Victorian, yet now uncommon, solution to a difficult cultural problem; avoiding the unseemly “glow” to a Victorian lady’s face.

Well made solid brass gilded mechanism, with beaded screen in good condition, with no loss of stitched tiny glass beads.

Shipping estimate $26.

15. ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE INKSTAND C. 1890.

Item Price: $395

Item Description: Lovely figural Art Nouveau gilt bronze inkstand, featuring a beautiful nude lady peering into a large water lily flower containing an original green glass open inkpot.

The inkstand and body, 9.5″ L. X 5.5″ H. X 6″ W., displays 2 low relief water lilies, with a low raised front edge forming a trough to hold a dip pen.

Unmarked, very likely French, C 1890.

Excellent unworn condition.

Shipping estimate $23.

16. MOORCROFT RARE WHITE SPRING FLOWERS LAMP BASE C. 1935.

Item Price: $655

Item Description: Rare William Moorcroft baluster form lamp base ivory colour grond with blue “Spring Flowers” design.

Ceramic base height is 11″, diameter 5.5″, with height to original glass finial of harp
is 22″.

Base has full script signature, and impressed “Potter to …”

Perfect condition, no issues. Wiring is good, working !

Shipping estimate $25.

17. MOORCROFT LARGE POMEGRANATE BOWL C. 1920.

Item Price: $635

Item Description: Large, impressive early Moorcroft low bowl, with pomegranate pattern on cobalt blue ground , with ochre colours near inverted rim.

Diameter is 10.5″, height is 3″.

Inside centre features 1 large magnificent pomegranate !!

Full green script signature to bottom.

Perfect condition, no cracks, chips, nor restorations.

Note Waddington’s auction of March 25, 2021; most items had restoration, sometimes extensive, yet many still realized over $500 !
This is unrestored, no issues.

Shipping estimate $25.

18. MOORCROFT RARE PANSY VASE SILVERPLATE RIM C. 1925.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: Unusual, uncommon, infrequent: all apply to this lovely Moorcroft vase with silverplate rim.

Height is 5.5″, 3″ diameter greatest. , featuring 4 large pansy flowers with buds.

The original silver plated rim to the mouth has mark for William Hutton & Sons, post-1907; this example is C.1920-1925.

Fabulous condition, no issues.

Note Waddington’s Auction March 25, 2021; most items had restorations, sometimes extensive, yet fetched over $500 each. This item is unrestored.

Shipping estimate $20.

19. SILVER OVERLAY PORCELAIN VASE C. 1900-1910.

Item Price: $375

Item Description: Fabulous porcelain vase with delicate small mouth rim only 1.75″ wide, body is 7.25″H. greatest diam. 4″, on 2.25″ diam. base.

It is beautifully covered in silver in design of large leaves.

The body is hand-painted in autumnal colours, reminiscent of Rookwood pottery, but…
…when lit with strong light, the body is porcelain !

Thus, while it resembles Rookwood, it may well be Nippon.
Yet we cannot tell, because the bottom is totally covered in silver, obscuring any marks.

Whatever the origin, it certainly is beautiful.

Fabulous condition, no issues !

Shipping estimate $22.

20. VICTORIAN COCONUT & SILVERPLATE GOBLET C. 1860.

Item Price: $125

Item Description: Amusing one-half of a small coconut shell, not the outer fibrous husk, mounted an a silver plate on copper footed stand, with silver plate cup liner.

Likely made in England C. 1860; H. 3.75″, mouth diameter 4″, cup depth 1.75″.
The metal base and lining can easily be removed for cleaning the silver without marring the cup.

A simple yet elegant, toasting cup

The shell is polished but not decorated, with original spirit lacquer (Shellac) exterior finish.

Condition is good, with small surface crack to lower art of cup, no separation.
Inner liner has 1/4″ corrosion spot, no other issues.

Shipping estimate $13.

21. AUSTRIA SPELTER ARAB & NAKED LADY GROUP C. 1910.

Item Price: $265

Item Description: An Arab rug merchant/ slave trader presents a naked lady for “inspection”; both on a lovely rug, she sits on a hassock (ottoman).

Hand-painted in cold enamels on spelter, this is 4.25″ H. on 4.25″ X 3.25″ base, with raised “AUSTRIA” on bottom.

Likely by Bergman C. 1910, but not in his better quality bronze.

Substantially good condition with expected slight wear to some surfaces, particularly the right side of Arab’s cloak (where it would have been most frequently grasped !)
No cracks, no missing edges.

Shipping estimate $16.

22. 3 CHINESE PEASANTS FIGURES, COMPOSITION & SILK c. 1880.

Item Price: $325

Item Description: Set of 3 Chinese hand-made composition figures, each 15″ H. on shaped wood base, C.1880..

Each depicts accurately a different person with fascinating detail; an elderly gentleman, an elderly woman (his wife ?), and an emaciated farmer (their son ?)

Each is dressed in silk clothing accurate for their status; note the farmer wears a straw cloak and hat.
The man has fine wire-frame glasses, and the lady wears pendant wire earrings. Note her bound feet !

The gentleman and the lady have articulated arms, trembling when touched, to simulate old age.

All in good condition, but for the fragility of the silk clothing.

However, the farmer has suffered an old major tibial fracture, above his right ankle, and loss of his right distal pedal phalanges (Right Toes !), probably a common event of forcefully using sharp hoes in his risky profession.

Shipping estimate $26.

23. CHINESE PORCELAIN ROSE MEDALLION VASE KUANG HSU C.1880.

Item Price: $275

Item Description: Excellent quality Chinese porcelain vase C. 1880, Kuang Shu dynasty..

Hand-painted fired polychrome enamels in 4 reserved panels, 2 with figures in domestic settings, 2 with birds and flowers.

10″ H. with relief gilt dragons, and gilt foo dog handles.

Good detail to figures’ faces, an impressive piece.

Excellent condition; no chips, cracks, nor restorations.

Shipping estimate $25.

24. CHINESE CARVED IVORY LADY’S CARD CASE C. 1880.

Item Price: $325

Item Description: Rare Chinese carved Ivory lady’s card case/ aide memoire C.1880.

Contains 3 thin ivory leaves within 2 thick ivory covers, each deeply carved with detailed scenes within cross. Each cover is 3.5″ X 2″ X 1/2″.

Also contains turned ivory pencil; with sterling fittings for secure closure.

Shipping estimate $15.

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

25. 18TH C. CROWN DERBY SHELL-SHAPE DISH C. 1795.

Item Price: $165

Item Description: Shell-shaped quadrate low porcelain bowl, or dish, by Crown Derby, England, C.1795.

L. 9.75″ X W. 9.5″ X 1.5″ H., with ornate integral handle.

Typical slight ivory colour, with hand-painted red floral motifs in centre, and intricate gilt embellishment rim and edges.

Excellent condition, no chips, cracks, nor restorations.
Minor spots of wear to gold edges….after all, this is 225 years old.

Shipping estimate $20.

26. 19TH C. CROWN DERBY SHELL-SHAPE DISH C. 1805.

Item Price: $225

Item Description:Another shell-shaped quadrate low porcelain bowl, or dish, by Crown Derby, England, C.1805.

L. 9.75″ X W. 9.25″ X 1.5″ H., with ornate integral handle.

Typical colour tends more to white, not ivory, by this time, with hand-painted red floral sprays in raised fired enamels.
Merely a thin gilt line around inside rim, and (of course) on ornate handle.

Excellent condition, no chips, cracks, nor restorations.
Minor spots of wear to inner gold trim….after all, this is over 200 years old.

Shipping estimate $22.

27. PAIR 19TH C. CROWN DERBY SERVING BOWLS KING’S IMARI C. 1885.

Item Price: $$265 for pair

Item Description: Pair of low oval covered serving bowls in fine Englsh porcelain hand-painted “King’s Imari” pattern by Crown Derby, England, code-dated for C.1885.

Each bowl is 11.5″ L. X 8″ W. oval, 2.25″ H. on 3/4″ foot.

With the oval domed lid in place, each is 5.25″ H. including the functional, comfortable handle.

One dish is in very good condition, showing only minor wear to gold trim.

The other has 1″ chip to inner rim of foot, and the cover had been stapled together (an ancient technique), since removed and reglued with modern epoxy 24 years ago, and used since then, at low heat only for warming foods….but you should not cook in restored antique china, nor put into microwave, nor dishwasher….but you know that, don’t you ?

Nonetheless, I have proved this piece to be functional again, and it rings when lightly struck !

Thus, you will receive 1 good, fully functional serving dish, with the imperfect one (yet good looking “at table”) as extra !

Shipping estimate $30.​

28. FRENCH GLASS PUNCH BOWL c. 1875, PEWTER FRAME

Item Price: $345

Item Description: Engraved clear crystal glass globular punch bowl with engraved & polished designs, in silver plate pewter frame with lid, French Empire style, C. 1875.

Bowl is 8.5″ diam., in frame with lid, it is 15″ H. 13″ W. including handles, an imposing classical piece.

Frame is unmarked, but clearly French Empire design C. 1875.

An elegant, functional serving piece !

Perfect condition, no wear to plating, no chips, cracks, nor restorations.

Shipping estimate $31.

29. FRENCH SEVRES CABINET VASE BRONZE MOUNTS L.19TH C.

Item Price: $165

Item Description: French porcelain cabinet vase, only 5.75″ H.. 3″ Diam. with bronze rim fittings and 2.25″ Diam. foot.

Beautifully hand-painted with polychrome floral swags & wreaths.

Intertwined “L”s on base

Lovely….but an almost invisible hairline from rim 3/4 down body…so faint, I have trouble to photograph it, as it needs strong raking light even to see.
No chips, wear, nor restoration. Mentioned for complete disclosure, as is each of my descriptions.

Shipping estimate $16.

30. FRENCH PORCELAIN BEGGAR FIGURE C. 1910.

Item Price: $185

Item Description: Wonderful detailed porcelain figure of beggar with cup, and little dog at his feet.

H. 7.5″ on 2.75″ round base; marked “Le Mendiant / D’apres Chardin”.

Exquisitely hand-painted, with slight gold edges to his collar & sleeves.

A pleading expression on his face, “Please, kind Sir, whatever you can spare ?”

Bottom marked Made in France, with pseudo-Meissen blue marks just above base.

Great condition, no issues.

Shipping estimate $20.