Abbey Antiques & Art – Booth 2

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 second booth features diverse items for collectors seeking specific objects, or looking to investigate new collecting areas with the first purchase of an intriguing quality item.
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.

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.

Your buying is made easier because my prices are all in CAD and include GST.
PST will be added to any purchase for delivery to a MB address
Price of Shipping to Canada or USA is listed below each item, typically using Canada Post.
If you wish another service, please contact me for adjusted Shipping charge.
Should items be picked up at my store (by appointment only, please), shipping costs will not apply.

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

31. 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 estimate $32.

32. DOUKHOBOR SPINDLE RACK C. 1910-1920.

Item Price: $285

Item Description: Wonderful artistic Canadiana 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.

33. 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 wooden 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 coat of spirit varnish (shellac).

Obtained from picker from Carman, MB in 2005.

Shipping estimate $28.

34. STERLING SILVER NATHANIEL MILLS 1827 AIDE MEMOIRE

Item Price: $995

Item Description: Extremely rare, this exceptional aide memoire (note book) in sterling silver is by Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1827.

Sterling repoussé covers show Windsor Castle one side, the other with Warwick Castle.

Closed size is 3.25″ x 2″, containing 5 ivory leaves, each marked for one work-day of the week.

Each cover bears mark for Nathaniel Mills and for year date 1827, Birmingham.

Note the original sterling propelling pencil included, much like that patented in 1822, totally appropriate to this item.

Good condition, with original inner silk covers and leather spine.

Shipping estimate $30.

CANNOT BE EXPORTED.

35. RARE 17TH C. SNUFF BOX SILVER INLAID TORTOISESHELL.

Item Price: $1425

Item Description: Incredible 17th C. sterling silver frame snuff box with tortoiseshell top and bottom panels , dating L. 17th C.

The hinged lid is inlaid with Morris dancers in sterling silver, and mother-of-pearl (nacre) .

Oval form 3.25″ X 2.5″ X 3/4″.

Wonderful craftsmanship, great hinges to cover, which fits snugly.

(( See p.56, Eric Delieb “Silver Boxes” 1993 Farndale ))

Wonderful condition !
Minor loss of silver to Morris dancer foot, to part of edge inlay & shell, and to minute portion of MOP. Back shows minor fragments lost from surface.

Minor problems indeed for item over 350 years old !

Shipping estimate $35.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

36. RARE VICTORIAN TORTOISE-FROM VESTA CASEE LONDON 1881.

Item Price: $1650

Item Description: Extremely rare tortoiseshell and sterling silver vesta case in form of a full-body miniature tortoise, only 3.5″ L,. 2″ W., 1.5″ H.

Natural depiction of head and feet in silver, with silver frame surmounted with hinged realistically moulded tortoiseshell carapace.

Exquisite workmanship, with gilt interior.

Silverstamped for Thomas Johnson, London1881; engraved retailer Thornhill, New Bond St., London.

Acquired from estate of prominent Winnipeg collector, purchased as Lot 246, Waddington”s, Nov. 26, 1985.

Wonderful condition, cover intact, no losses, minor hairline to shell.

Shipping estimate $30.

37. GERMAN SPELTER LAMP, BEGGAR WITH NATURAL SHELL SHADE C. 1900.

Item Price: $775

Item Description: Bronzed spelter table lamp of a detailed young beggar holding out hat, “a coin, please, Sir? “

Narrow tree stump supports a curved tube with a natural sea shell as a shade.
Base rear edge marked “Germany”.

Note good casting detail to face, hands. feet, natural cloth folds. Height 16.5″.

Original internal cloth wiring replaced, as it started to “sputter”, 11′ external cord with in-line switch replaced, works well and safely now.

Comes with 5 miniature replacement 12 watt bulbs, reference Bulbrite 715001 C14 baseT5.5 for future needs.

Condition very good; expected wear to surface “bronzing”, but no cracks or repairs.
Shell has repaired stable crack around support hole, now secure.
Also, added stabilizer to curved tube supporting shell, because shell is heavy.

Shipping estimate $24.

38. ART DECO BEADED EDGE TABLE LAMP C.1935.

Item Price: $865

Item Description: Brass frame table lamp with hexagonal shade having 6 curved caramel glass panels, supported on simple cylindrical column to stepped brass circular base.

Height 20″, width 11″.

Shade with hanging glass beads edges with Art Deco butterfly hanging to 5″ below each glass panel.

Safely rewired, good working condition.

No issues.

Shipping estimate $26.

39. AUSTRIA SPELTER TABLE LAMP ARAB LADY, CHILD, DONKEY C.1910.

Item Price: $775

Item Description: Cold-painted spelter table lamp C. 1910, unmarked but undoubtedly made in Austria.

An Arab village house with rug shading the door, with lady and seated child, and a cute donkey in front of the window.
12.5″ H., on 7″ X 6″ base.
Probably by Bergman, but not his better quality bronze items, yet still hand-painted well in cold enamels, as they all were.

Socket holds 15 watt bulb currently (pun intended) for mood lighting; standard NA candelabra base, easily replaced when necessary..

Excellent condition, very little wear, no cracks nor breaks, wiring still good, flexible, working.

Shipping estimate $25.

40. CHINESE CARVED IVORY KWAN YIN C. 1880.

Item Price: $1175

Item Description: Excellent Chinese carved ivory figure of serene Kwan Yin, 10″ H. on lotus base.

Lovely pierced ornate carving masterfully carved C 1880, with front pendants and engraved chrysanthemums to robes.

Affixed to later heart-shape light green onyx base.

Excellent condition, no loss, no damage, no restoration.

Shipping estimate $ 42.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

41. CHINESE CARVED IVORY EMPRESS C. 1920.

Item Price: $1195

Item Description: Chinese carved solid ivory figure of Empress, 12″ H. C.1920.

Lovely cloud robes, engraved phoenix roundel on back; note cockerel in her extremely ornate headdress !

In beautiful detail, she carries ru-yi sceptre.

Note rubbed-in black highlighting to her hair.Base shows remnants of glue from original carved wood base, now missing.

Great condition, no issues.

Shipping estimate $35.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

42. CHINESE CARVED POLYCHROME SNUFF BOTTLE C. 1880.

Item Price: $2495

Item Description: Spectacular carved solid ivory snuff bottle, 4.25″ H. to cap finial, 3″ W. and 2″ D.

Masterfully carved in high pierced relief, showing court processions each side, with cheering onlookers.

Carved C. 1880 from 1 solid piece of ivory, weight 230 grams.

Words are insufficient to describe the attention to detail.
Note the detailed undercut carving, leaving such tiny figures in 3D relief !

Condition is truly great; slight cracks to top collar, only fault.

Shipping estimate $ 60.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

43. ROYAL CROWN DERBY “QUAIL” LUNCH SET FOR 2.

Item Price: $395 set

Item Description: Rare Royal Crown Derby bone china luncheon set for 2 persons, 8 pieces total;
2 lunch plates each 8.5″ diameter, 2 side plates each 6.25″ diameter, 2 wide-mouth tea cups, and 2 saucers.

Beautifully hand-painted with circlets depicting quail feathers., with lovely gilt highlights.

Bottom of each is code-dated 1983.
Not available in Canada then, so owner went to England, bought them, and brought them to Canada to store in her lighted china cabinet, from which I acquired them.
Thus is accounted their pristine condition. No issues at all.

Shipping estimate $25.

44. PORT ARTHUR (ON) C.1900 ADAMS JASPER WARE TOBACCO HUMIDOR C.1900.

Item Price: $395

Item Description: Adams, England cobalt blue jasper ware tobacco humidor, in style of Wedgwood;
body, lid and inner “press” lid, 6″ H. to finial, 5″ diameter.

White appliqués in classical motifs, but with added appliqué of Thunder Cape & Lighthouse at Port Arthur, ON.

Rare to find inner “tamping” lid to press down loose cut tobacco to help hold moisture.

Bottom stamped Tunstall, England, Addams est. 1657.

Great condition, only 1 minute flake to inner lid.

Shipping estimate $ 22.

45. 19th C. ENGLISH POTTERY PIERCED EDGE BOWL C. 1810.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: Lovely pottery oval bowl with “lattice” sides, hand-painted in style of Worcester “blue scale” C.1790, but likely dating early 19th C., C. 1810-20.

Size is 10″ x 7″ oval, 3.25″ high to open “rope” handles.

Centre is hand-painted with reserve of pheasant & foliage, surrounded with gilt designs.
The outer lattice intersections have applied 6-petal flowers.

Condition is great; no chips nor cracks, nor wear to gilt, but 1 area of expert restoration to lattice side (see last photo).
Yes, hard to find, harder to photo, but I can spot “fixings”.

Shipping estimate $25.

46. MOORCROFT “EVENTIDE” CABINET VASE 5″ H. C. 1925.

Item Price: $1495

Item Description: Baluster-form vase by Wm. Moorcroft in the desirable “Eventide” pattern C. 1925.

Only 5″ H. X 3″ diameter, this features 5 hand-painted trees against lovely sunset colours.

Lovely well-potted form, with thin rim. Great colours.

“William” initiasl to bottom.

Fine condition, no chips, cracks, nor restoration, merely very fine unstained crazing to glaze, hard to see.

Please note recent Moorcroft at Waddington’s Auction, Mar. 25, 2021, where most had restorations, sometimes extensive, yet still fetched over $500 each.
This example is unrestored.

Shipping estimate $38.

47. MOORCROFT MOONLIT BLUE LARGE LOW BOWL C. 1920.

Item Price: $1550

Item Description: Impressive Large Moorcroft low bowl 10.25″ diameter, 3.25″ H., centre with
deep colour “Moonlit Blue” pattern C. 1920.

Beautiful depiction of trees against blue background inside , with shaded blue outer edge.

Bottom bears painted green full script signature, and impressed Made in England.

Also bears original Christie’s London auction tag Lot #, and tape reading “Repaired by…”
“Repair” was huge smear of cloudy blue paint over 1/2 the entire outer edge and inside !
I removed that to reveal a mere 1/4″ outer glaze flake, not a crack nor a large chip !
Talk about overkill in “repair”.

I performed the correct professional restoration, and the previous damage is now hardly visible, even under UV light. (See last photo.)
(Ah, but there is a secret signature to reveal my restoration, so don’t attempt to resell as “perfect”.)

BTW, see Waddington’s Mar. 25, 2021, for their Moorcroft, most of which were restored, sometimes extensively, yet each sold for over $500.
This one looks perfect, with such a tiny, documented, imperfection.

Shipping estimate $ 35.

48. MOORCROFT BANDED POMEGRANATE VASE C.1925-1930.

Item Price: $845

Item Description:

Rarely found, this William Moorcroft designed vase in “Banded Pomegranate” pattern shows a central horizontal band of pomegranates below a narrow band of Art Nouveau influenced foliage, with similar band near the base.

Height is 8.5″, greatest diameter is 5.5″.

Bottom bears full green script signature.

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping estimate $24.

49. CANADIAN-UKRAINIAN WOOL TABLE RUG, 1908 ALBERTA.

Item Price: $995

Item Description: Hand-spun wool, hand-dyed, hand-loomed table cover (rug) 66″ x 26″,

Maker Mary Chapka, Smokey Lake colony, AB.
Mary emigrated to Canada in 1892, from Bukovena, Ukraine, at age of 8 years; she made this PIECE at age of 16, in 1908, while at Smokey Lake.

Brilliant unfaded colours, never displayed in bright light, nor worn anywhere.

A great statement of Canadian artistry, and history, well suited to display as a wall hanging !!

Shipping est. $35.

50. UKRAINIAN WOOL COVERLET ROOSTER DESIGN C. 1900.

Item Price: $685

Item Description: Ukrainian folk art, a heavy wool coverlet made C.1910.

Hand-spun wool, natural dyes, hand loomed on horizontal frame, 80″ X 31″.

Features 2 wonderful red roosters on black ground, with border of large stylized flowers.

Made to be joined with another similar 1/2 to create large coverlet 80″ X 62″, but only this half was ever found !

Obtained over 30 years ago from local MB picker, who neglected to get origin !

Looked great as my wall-hanging, now it is time to find its next custodian.

Shipping estimate $25.

51. HUTTERITE SHOW TOWEL, FAMILY HISTORY 1826-1896.

Item Price: $1095

Item Description: Great example of Canadiana, this Hutterite “show towel” is 45″ long, 16.5″ wide, displaying superb artistry and skilled needlework, as well as documenting family history.

Dating early 1900s, with recorded dates of family members from 1826 to 1896, with “Hofer” surname featured, finely stitched on fine weave homespun linen.

Some colours have faded, particularly light yellows, but when lit from behind, the stitches become apparent.

Acquired by me in 1975, before I was aware of the importance of provenance.
I only was assured it had MB origins.
I had never seen such a large, long piece of stitch work, and had to have it !
All others I have since seen have paled by comparison, so I only had this one.

It is now time to find its next custodian, one who knows how properly to research its history.

Shipping est. $30.

52. BELLEEK 19THC. FIGURINES 14.5″ HIGHGOLD HIGHLIGHTS.

Item Price: $2655 pair

Item Description: Rare pair of Belleek porcelain figurines, made C. 1890 or before.

“Meditation” and “Affection”, each wonderfully hand-painted in pastel colours with gilt highlights, unlike later examples which are only all-white.

Each is 14.5″ H. on 4″ diameter base.

A matching pair; “meditation” has base impressed with1st period mark (1863-1890), while “Affection” has no mark but obviously from same period.

Wonderful condition, no chips, cracks, nor wear; but left little finger of “Affection” is professionally restored, no other issues.

Shipping estimate $75 pair.

53. 20th C. AUSTRIA FIGURE GOLDSCHEIDER LADY DANCER C.1935.

Item Price: $995

Item Description: Statuesque dancing lady by Goldscheider, Austria, in Art Deco theme, a model by Stefan Dakon.

She stands 12″ H., 11″ W. to her outstretched toe.
Beautiful colouring to her flared dress.

Base is stamped underneath with Goldscheider mark, signed (facsimile) by Dakon, impressed model # 6704.

Also impressed faintly on outer back of base.

Perfect condition, not even crazed.

Shipping estimate $26.

54. RARE GOLDSCHEIDER M. POWOLNY FIGURE PUTTO ON PELICAN.

Item Price: $2850

Item Description: Unusual Goldscheider model of a putto riding on a pelican, C 1920.

An impressive figure, it stands 14.5″ H. on hollow base 6.75″ X 3.5″.

Designed by artist Michael Powolny (see his other putti designs for comparison).

Base is impressed M 24, together with correct stamped marks for Goldscheider, Vienna.

Glossy glaze over pastel colours.

Lovely condition, no cracks nor crazing, but 1 old chip to right rear base corner.

Shipping estimate $70.

55. HANDEL TEROMA FOREST SCENIC VASE C. 1910.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Baluster glass vase, made by Handel in “Teroma”series, frosted, etched, and hand-painted in fired-enamel design of colourful forest trees.

Signed by artist F. Gubrisch, with Teroma mark and numbered 4220 (Meriden, CT, USA).

Fabulous presentation, great colours, good condition, …but for internal crack to relieve stresses in this thick piece, unfortunately common to this art glass.

But this is stable, not progressing, has been there for years.
Displays beautifully !

Shipping estimate $24.

56. ART DECO CAMEO GLASS VASE RICHARD / LOETZ C. 1925.

Item Price: $935

Item Description: Lovely cameo glass vase with Art Deco design, of four cased layers of glass.

Acid-carved to reveal Art Deco stalks of wheat stalks in striking design of dark red, then bright red over clear glass, all on bright yellow internal layer.

Stands a stately 11.25″H., with 5.5″ W. diameter base.

Signed in cameo “Richard”, used by the Paris, France branch factory of Loetz, Austria, from early to late 1920s.

Excellent condition, no chips, cracks, nor restorations.

Shipping est. $35.

57. CAMEO GLASS VASE (STAR) GALLÉ LEAVES & SEEDS 1904-1910.

Item Price: $2425

Item Description: Lovely genuine, authentic, period Gallé cameo glass vase, acid-carved in leaves and seed “keys” design, matte finish.

Signed in cameo “(star) Gallé”, dating it to 1904 – 1910.

Expertly designed with inner peach colour glass, cased in clear, then with opal, then light yellow-green, finally an outer olive green glass layers.
Five layers ! Amazing !

Superb condition; in my collection for 43 years.
No chips, cracks, restorations.

Shipping estimate $35.

58. STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE SAMSON & LION C.1860.

Item Price: $295

Item Description: With good modeling and detail, this Staffordshire pottery figural group is typical of mid-19th C. production.

Hand-painted over glossy glaze, which pools bluish in places, this is an attractive treatment, unlike the late Victorian examples.

Size is 9″ H. X 6.25″ W. X 2.5″ D.

Fine condition; minor loss of brown enamel to base, but no chips, cracks, nor restorations, no crazing.
Minor firing hairline to back of base.

Shipping estimate $ 24.

59. RARE STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE VENUS & CUPID C. 1790.

Item Price: $615

Item Description: Rare, early Staffordshire pottery production C. 1790, from Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool.

Venus’ dress shelters Cupid at her right foot, and her left hand holds a dolphin’s tail !

Typical Prattware underglaze colours under bluish-pooling glossy glaze.

Size is lovely 7.5″ H. on hollow base 3″ X 2″.

Excellent condition, no chips, cracks, crazing, nor restorations.

Shipping estimate $25.

60. RARE STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE CHARITY C. 1790.

Item Price: $715

Item Description: Another rare, early Staffordshire figural group, from Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, C. 1790.

This lovely group shows “Charity” with 2 children.

Underglaze Prattware colours, 9.25″ H. on hollow base 3.75″ square; note bluish pooling of glaze.

Lovely condition, with only an old chip to left rear base corner, but no other chips, nor cracks, nor wear, nor crazing., nor restorations.

Shipping estimate $30.