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. RARE MEISSEN FIGURINE “ESTRELLA” BY SCHEURICH C. 1920

Item Price: $2250

Item Description: Fabulous, RARE, porcelain figurine by Meissen circa 1920, model by Prof. Paul Scheurich, active in Meissen 1914-1923.

This depicts “Estrella” from Ballets Russes, “le Carnival”, the first models for Meissen by Scheurich, and is 11″ high.

Impressed mark to base D285, with painted underglaze blue crossed swords.

Extremely rare, made to exacting Meissen quality standards.

Scheurich was rated “the greatest porcelain artist of all time” by Franz von Volto, and is considered with Kaendler and Bustelli as great artists of porcelain.

In wonderful condition, but for restored left thumb, as was the example sold by Sotheby’s in Oct. 2003.. This may be that item, but I redid the thumb, leaving the restoration undetectable even under UV light !

Shipping est. $70.

2. PARCEL GILT SILVER KRATER VASE COPY, MALACHITE BASE C. 1960.

Item Price: $1295

Item Description: Impressive luxurious gilt silver copy of 4th C.Greek krater vase (without the volute handles), mounted on stepped round malachite base.

Outer shell is sterling silver marked 925 with parcel gilt embossed relief figures.

The interior is gold plated unmarked white metal.

An impressive 9″ high, with 5.75″ mouth over 6″ diam. body; base bottom is 4.5″ diameter.

Marks include 925, illegible stamped script signature, and mark for Russian silver (?), “(star) 97 F1”.

I do not recognize that mark, but malachite base, and (star) may well indicate late 20th C. Russian origin.

Regardless, it is imposing, beautiful object! Give it a good display space!

Shipping est. $41.

3. VICTORIAN CARVED IVORY ETUI FRENCH GOLD TOOLS C. 1870.

Item Price:

Item Description:  Exquisite solid ivory etui case, carved from 2 pieces of 1/4″ thick ivory1

Size is 4″ x 2″ X 1/2″, carved with depressions to exactly nestle all 5 gold tools;
scissors, thimble, bodkin (yes!), awl, and needles case.

Each gold tool is beautifully etched with ornate designs, including the knob of the awl, and the bodkin ! Even the interior lid clasp and the hinge is engraved.

Every tool is stamped with microscopic French hallmarks, very hard to photo !

Weighable tools total 7.3 grams (thimble, bodkin, needles case, not including scissors). Tested as 14K or over.

NOT FOR EXPORT>

Shipping est. $30.

4. MOORCROFT FLORIAN “POPPY” SAUCERS, BURSLEM.

Item Price: $275 the pair

Item Description: Exceptionally rare Moorcroft florian ware saucers, two available.
For holding small tapered demitasse coffee cups, each is 4.5″ diameter, 3/4″ high at edge. Sorry, cups not available.

Decorated with tube-line green, blue and yellow poppies in distinctive Art Nouveau design.

Each bottom bears green underglaze script signature.

Great condition, 1 has 1/8″ chip to foot rim, no other issues.
Shipping est. $12.

5. ANTIQUE SETO (JAPAN) SERVING DISH, FISH DESIGN.

Item Price: $895

Item Description: Wonderful artistic rendering of lively jumping carp on this heavy pottery dish, from Seto, Japan, dating late 18th to early 19th C.

The fish is hand painted in blue and red on a purposefully crackled ground.
Diameter is 11″, 2″ depth.

Note back bears stilt marks from supports in kiln firing.

This bears note on back as having been sold at 1971 Hong Kong auction at Peninsula Hotel, lot # 1912.

Excellent condition.

Shipping Est. $30.

6. LARGE WAVECREST VASE C. 1890, ORMOLU HANDLES & BASE.

Item Price: $825

Item Description: Imposing large Art Glass vase by C F Monroe, Meriden CN, USA, this vase stands 12.25 ” to handles, with body 6″ widest..

Opal art glass hand decorated with raised enamel floral panels of spider chrysanthemums in 2 panels with raised gilt edges, all on a cinnabar (red/ brown) ground.

Further ornamented with ornate gilt metal handles, and 4-footed ring base..

The ground is abundantly speckled with gold, giving a spectacular rich appearance.

Demonstrably Wave Crest ware by its shape and design, this vase actually has extremely faint mark on the bottom, seen only by bight reflected light.
My poor photo indicates it faintly.

Condition is excellent, no chips, cracks nor wear.

Shipping Est. $40.

7. GENUINE BALTIC AMBER LARGE PENDANT IN SILVER FRAME.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: A large nugget of transparent polished amber, in tear-drop shape, mounted in simple modern sterling frame as a pendant.

This needs only your choice of an elegant chain to suspend it.

The amber is 2.25″ X 1.7″ X 1/2″ thick, weight approx. 30 grams; total weight is 33.0 grams.

The silver frame is not marked, but tests as .925 silver.

Excellent condition, no chips nor cracks.

Shipping est. $16.

8. STERLING CHATELAINE, 5 TOOLS C. 1886.

Item Price: $835

Item Description: Lovely silver chatelaine as a brooch with pin; 2 large coins mounted to a bar suspend chains with 5 tools.

The silver tools are:
1) carte de bal with 7 celluloid sheets (unmarked);
2) circular pin holder (marked “sterling”);
3) propelling pencil, English hallmarks, (very worn);
4) Needles case (marked for R Wallace & Sons, Wallingford CN USA);
5) Sterling mesh purse (unmarked)

The 2 coins are 1869 Empire Francais, and 1877 USA Liberty dollar.
Front of the USA dollar has been re-engraved with intricate initials “RW,H, MS”, exquisitely done.

Total weight is 157 grams.

Shipping est. $27.

9. MINIATURE CARVED IVORY CART, 2 BUFFALO BRITISH RAJ C. 1880.

Item Price: $325

Item Description: Detailed carved solid ivory ornate wagon, carrying dignitary within, driven by a servant who controls 2 Indian buffalo.

Only 4″ high, on a base 4″ X 2″, with 4 tiny carved feet.

Great details, including wheels and suspension !

Carved for the British Raj era, C. 1880.

Very good condition, no losses.
Thin slab base slightly warped, but stable with no cracks.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

Shipping est. $20.

10. VICTORIAN SILVERPLATE ASPARAGUS TONGS, IVORY HANDLE C. 1870.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: A lovely pair of silver plated tongs for serving asparagus spears; has fancy engraved top flat blade, with ivory handle carved with leaf motifs.

Overall size is 11.25″ long, and handle is 4″ of that.

Spring mechanism makes serving 4-6 spears easily done, with help of grooved bottom blade.

Excellent condition, no wear to silver; handle with age shrinkage crack, but intact and sturdy.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

Shipping est. $16.

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

Item Price: $1300

Item Description: Fabulous, detailed model of Greenland 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.

12. SHEFFIELD FUSED PLATE CANDELABRUM C. 1785.

Item Price: $1325

Item Description: Massive, imposing yet delicate Sheffield fused plate candelabrum with centre and 4 arm sockets = 5 lights.

Wonderful neoclassic form, a stately 27: high with 20″ spread.
Stands on 4 heavy ornate lion’s paw feet.

Assembles easily from 3 pieces, thus shipping is made easier !

Unmarked, so not attributed to any known maker, as is much of SFP.

Minor copper showing, mostly in basal knop of central stem.
Minor solder to 2 places on central stem.

Shipping est. $50.

13. VICTORIAN BRASS CANDLESTICK WITH EJECTOR, GREAT PATINA C. 1850.

Item Price: $175

Item Description: A Victorian heavy cast brass candlestick with cast sliding ejector stands 7″ tall on 3.75″ diameter domed base.

Ejector slides up to adjust candle height and finally expel candle stub.

The surface is unpolished for decades and has developed a desirable fine, dark patina, with only slight brass colour to upper rim areas.

This is so much more enjoyable to view than highly, often-polished bright brass items, looking too fresh and new !

Lovely condition…1 small dent to sconce rim, no cracks nor separations.

Shipping est. $14.

14. 18TH C. SIGNED BRASS CANDLESTICK GEORGE GROVE.

Item Price: $205

Item Description: Seamed cast brass candlestick with narrow sconce upper rim.

Seamed construction noted in stem and socket, on one-piece cast base of cut-corner form with slight wax well.

Height is 7″, base is 4″ square.

Base is stamped “George Grove”, noted maker flourishing 1748 – 1768 in Birmingham, England.

Last polished 8 years ago, now beginning to develop nice surface again.

Great condition for item over 250 years old.

Shipping est. $15.

15. LEATHER & BRASS FRAME POCKET CIGAR CASE C. 1870.

Item Price: $175

Item Description: Fabulous pocket cigar case, for a gentleman; a leather 2-side cigar case housed in ornate brass frame with unique fastening mechanism.

The flexible leather covers 2 inner tooled leather pouches, each to hold 3 cigars.

Size is 5.5″ X 3″ x 1″ thick; latching spring-loaded closure, with both latch & outer frame ornately engraved. Unfortunately, no maker’s name.
Works smoothly, holds securely.

Excellent condition, frame without corrosion, leather all intact.

Shipping est. $16.

16. GREEK ICON SILVER FRAME TURQOUISE ENAMEL DOTS C. 1900.

Item Price:

Item Description: Lovely hand-painted Greek icon on wood panel, only 3.5″ X 5″.

Mounted in thin sterling frame, unmarked but tests for .925 silver.
Frame has turquoise colour fired enamel filling circular recesses in the frame.

Frame has been unpolished for decades.

I do not know iconography of this image…an angel slaying someone ?
Obtained from local family, this is one of many, some of which were stamped to the silver frame as “Antiqua”, referring to Greek market selling these artifacts (not Antiqua Gallery, the Danish high-end antiques store).

Good undamaged condition.

Shipping est. $12.

17. INDONESIAN CARVED WOOD KRIS HANDLE, PREGNANT WOMAN 19TH C.

Item Price: $275

Item Description: A carved hardwood Kris handle to affix to a lady’s knife depicts a pregnant woman with long hair, her hands grasping her extended belly as she grimaces.

Size is 4″ high, plus metal covered base to fit onto tang of steel blade.
Excellent detailed carving and surface.

Mounted to a simple black glass stem for display.

Probably late 19th C.

Very good condition; slight age crack to base.

Shipping est. $14.

18. 18TH C. CHINESE FOLDING SPECTACLES & SHAGREEN CASE.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Early 18th century Chinese origin folding spectacles, the lenses having wide horn rims.
These are joined to a folding brass alloy (Bitong) bridge , with folding forehead support ending folding horn pad.

Each horn rim has 2 small holes to hold braided silk corks to loop over wearer’s ears.

Each rim is 46 mm diameter, holding a 35 mm lens.

Spectacles frames are in fine unpolished condition with lovely dark patina to metal.

TOGETHER WITH original shagreen-covered wood case in merely presentable very-used state.

An excellent example of ophthalmologic history, dating to first 1/2 of 18th century.

Shipping est. $12.

19. 18TH C. CHINESE FOLDING SPECTACLES.

Item Price: $160

Item Description: Another pair of Chinese folding spectacles with wide horn rims, joined to heavy brass folding bridge, again with folding forehead support ending in folding horn pad.
Again, early to mid 18th century.

Each rim is 48 mm diameter, holding a 37 mm polished, bevel-edge ROCK CRYSTAL lens, to correct myopia for long-distance viewing.

These horn rims also have minute holes to hold braided silk cords to loop over ears.

These have no case.

Condition is very good; the folding horn pad has missing edges but works .

Shipping est. $8.

20. 18TH C. CHINESE SPECTACLES HINGED “SIDES”

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Yet another example of early ophthalmolgic history, this pair of Chinese spectacles has narrow horn rims joined to squared thinner brass bridge.
That was, then, a more modern design !

But this pair adds another then-new feature: double-hinged “sides” (temple pieces) each with a horn pad to rest against the temples above the ears.

((Ain’t progress wonderful ??))

Each rim is 50 mm diameter, holding 42 mm lens, for slightly enhanced reading ease.

COMES WITH original embroidered slip-in case, with metallic thread stitching..
A woven silk wrist-band is suspended from one end,with a similar pendant band at bottom holding a blown glass bead and metallic threads.

(Those threads are brass covered, disintegrating to a green mass in 14K gold-testing acid, leaving only the silk thread.)

All in excellent condition, even considering 250-year age.

Shipping est. $14.

21. DELFT MINIATURE BOMBÉ CHEST OF DRAWERS C. 1800.

Item Price: $2,455

Item Description: Hand-painted Delft pottery miniature bombé chest of drawers C. 1800 in typical Louis XV furniture style.

Only 12″ wide, 9″ high, 6″ deep, this wonderful object is hand-painted with delicate floral sprays on the front and legs.

A lovely figural cartouche is on each side panel.

Ah, but the top !! Yes, look at the Top !!

A scene of interior room of a wealthy family “to home” is rendered in delicate shades of shaded blue.

Condition is very good: lower left drawer has small chip to central edge, lower right drawer has been tastefully glued internally.
No other condition issues.

Shipping est. $68.

22. FIRST NATIONS BEADED GAUNTLETS C. 1940.

Item Price: $425

Item Description: Superb pair of First Nations beaded tanned moosehide & deerhide man’s gauntlets C. 1940. Size is man’s medium, 15″ long including large cuffs.

Wonderful detailed designs using 14 colours of tiny glass beads

Note 2 sets of birds among the floral designs !

Unfortunately, damaged by loss of fur trim when I obtained them in Manitoba.
Degradation of surface to left forefinger.
Yet, too good a design to refuse them !

Shipping est. $21.

23. FIRST NATIONS BEADED HIDE PIPE BAG C.1940.

Item Price: $495

Item Description: Tanned mosehide, this bag is beaded in 8 colours in geometric panels each side, on rich blue cloth panels; with beaded side seams.

Body is 13.5″ long X 7.5″ wide, with 8″ long flexible, soft bottom fringe.
Suspension / closure thongs at top are 8″ high to knots.

Still functional, should you wish, but makes s great statement suspended on a plain wall.

Obtained in Manitoba in 1982; origin not then disclosed.

Great used condition, but not abused.
Soft, flexible, no tears nor separations.

Shipping est. $20.

24. FIRST NATIONS RIFLE BAG (SCABBARD) C. 1960.

Item Price: $365

Item Description: Brain-tanned moosehide Plains Cree rifle carrying bag 40″ long plus 6″ bottom fringe, and 5.5″ wide at top open end.
It tapers to 3″ at its closed bottom.

Decorated with two 4″ wide cloth bands, one at top and one near middle, each embroidered with 6 colours of tiny glass beads in stylized floral designs.

Lovely fringe at top of middle band, and at bottom of bag.

Soft, flexible overall.
Great condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $30.

25. ICELAND STERLING / ENAMEL SERVING SPOON.

Item Price: $125

Item Description: A great sterling serving spoon. souvenir of Iceland (Island) with large gilded bowl, front & back.

The front of handle is decorated with lovely rich transparent blue fired enamel, highlighting “Island”.

Size is 7.5″ long, bowl is 2″ wide; weight is 70 grams.

Stamped at back top of handle 925 and mark for Gudauger Magnusson, maker.

Excellent unworn condition.

Shipping est. $9.

26. IVORY TOOTHPICK CASE GOLD PIQUÉ DESIGN, GOLD TOOTHPICK.

Item Price: $395

Item Description: Carved ivory toothpick case, each bottom and top piece carved from solid ivory piece 3.25″ long X 3/4″ wide, and 1/4″ thick, dating c. 1850.

Hinged together with gold hinge, thickness is 1/2″.

Lid exterior is inlaid with gold piqué design, and with oval gold engraved cartouche, all inside incised line.

Interior of line has original mirror (cracked).

INCLUDES a later 10K toothpick 2.25″ long.

All in good condition.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

Shipping est. $20.

27. RARE IVORY TOOTHPICK CASE WITH COMPASS C. 1850.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: A RARE find, a carved ivory toothpick case with a working compass in the lid !

Dating C. 1850, the 2 top and bottom pieces, each carved from a solid piece of ivory, together measure 2.75″ X 1 & 1/8″ X 1/2″ thick, joined by a gold hinge, and clsing clasp, each working well.

The lid interior has original mirror, and the bottom interior has 2 compartments, for a toothpick & ??

Good condition; top has minor age cracks to ivory, not conjoined.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

Shipping est. $16.

28. 3 STUART CRYSTAL DECANTERS 1927 “STRATFORD”

Item Price: $175 (all 3).​

Item Description: Art Deco set of 3 matching small mouth-blown decanters, each 6″ high.
Two have flat-top stoppers, and one RARE bitters bottle has sterling silver spout and collar, hallmarked for London 1927, GB & S.

Each has large ground and polished bottom where each original pontil mark was.
Bottom edge of each has acid stamped “Rd 681269”, and rim bottom has similar “Made in England”.

This pattern is identified as being made by the renown firm of Stuart Crystal, in the “Stratford” pattern.
That name was etched from 1924 on.

(Please see #30 for confirmation.)

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $24.

29. 2 LARGE STUART ART DECO DECANTERS 1927.

Item Price: $155 pair

Item Description: Another example of Stuart Crystal, in their “Stratford” pattern C. 1927.

Each decanter matches item #28, but in larger size of 9″ high, again with flat-top stoppers.

The same design of gently stepped rings around the shoulder and the base of body with 8 polished facets to neck.

Very simple, quite stylish, very 1920s !

Polished 2.5″ “pontil mark”, as is also the case with the top of each stopper.

Exceptional quality glassware, marked exactly as the preceding set of 3.

Shipping est. $30.

30. STUART CRYSTAL GLASSES (8) “STRATFORD” PATTERN.

Item Price: $75 (8)

Item Description:  We now finish my available Stuart Crystal with this set of 8 Art Deco stemware, 2 each of 4 different styles, in the “Stratford” pattern.

One pair has slightly everted rims, 1 base acid-touched with both marks Rd 681652 and Made in England.
One pair has smaller straight rims, 1 marked only Rd 68161(?).
One pair has deeper bowls, neither marked.
The last pair has narrower bowls, each marked “Stuart England”.

AHA ! That proves the set is, indeed, made by Stuart Crystal !

Excellent condition.

Shipping est. $20.