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. STERLING MINIATURE FURNITURE 10 PIECE SUITE 1899-1949.

Item Price: $695

Item Description: Fabulous suite of 10 pieces of salon furniture, each made of sterling silver with Baroque designs of putti, etc.

Suite consists of 3 settees, 3 side tables (desks), a grand piano and a chair, and 2 side chairs.
Each settee is only 2.5″ long; the rest are all to that scale.

The main photo shows the suite arranged in the salon of my miniature toy cabin, so don’t be mislead; they really are tiny.

The 3 settees, 2 side chairs, and piano (with 2 hinged lids) are each hallmarked for Birmingham 1948.

Each of the 3 desks is hallmarked for Birmingham 1949, and the Louis XIV-style piano chair is marked for Chester 1899.

Condition is all very fine; no wear, no damages.

Shipping Est. $25.

32. STERLING CAST SUGAR TONGS BY GORHAM.

Item Price: $215

Item Description: Ornate heavy cast sterling sugar tongs, stamped inside 1 arm with Gorham mark and Sterling.

Length is 5″, weight a substantial 54 grams.

Ornate pierced 6-claw feet ends to grasp sugar cubes, or in today’s society, ice cubes; 1.5″ spread of ends.

A relief crowned goddess head adorns each arm of the handles.

Shipping Est. $13.

33. GILDED STERLING TIFFANY TEA STRAINER C. 1910.

Item Price: $245

Item Description: Ornate sterling tea strainer by Tiffany & Co.with 3.25″ diameter bowl, having a raised scroll & floral 5/8″ wide border to its pierced conical bowl.

Set with a 2.5″ turned ivory handle.

The silver is gilded, in good condition.
Slight gold wear to raised points of border, hardly noticed.

Ivory handle has slight age line.

NOT FOR EXPORT.

Shipping Est. $16.

34. ORNATE HEAVY STERLING GRAPE SHEARS by TIFFANY.

Item Price: $395

Item Description: Very ornate cast sterling handles adorn these heavy grape shears marked “Tiffany & Co. Makers 30N”.

Overall length is 6″, with ornate scroll and floral handles and simple silverplate steel blades.

Substantial weight, 132 grams gross.

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping Est. $21.

35. TIFFANY STERLING SAUCE LADLE “OLYMPIAN” PATTERN C.1910.

Item Price: $375

Item Description: Fabulous heavy sauce ladle in “Olympian” pattern, marked “Tiffany & Co. Pat.1878 M”, indicating date of C. 1910.

Back of bowl has relief head of Paris, son of Priam.
Bowl is gilded both sides.

Length is 7 & 3/8″, weight is substantial 117 grams.

Condition is excellent.

Shipping Est. $20.

36. MURANO GLASS HEAVY BOWL FILIGRANA SWIRL.

Item Price: $145

Item Description: Wonderful technique of closely spaced hair-size filigrana white threads arranged in swirl pattern from centre of bowl, against clear cranberry ground.

All is encased in thick layer of colourless clear glass, with a large flat polished bottom.

The bowl is 3/4″ thick, 7.25″ diam. and 2.5″ high, with the thick clear glass giving optically magnified views of the threads at the edge.
As well, as you move past the bowl, the threads seem to rotate ! A wonderful effect !

Very heavy, over 2 kg.

Excellent condition, no chips, no cracks, no restoration.

Shipping Est. $30.

37. MURANO GLASS VASE FILIGRANA ZANFIRICO.

Item Price: $215

Item Description: Wonderful delicate filigrana design in zanfirico white stripes within clear glass body, alternating with panels of pink twisted ribbons edged with gold.

Vase is 8″ tall, 3.5″ x 2″ body, with tall neck and delicate mouth.
A serrated ribbon of clear and gold adorns each side.

Bottom has depression with snapped-off pontil.

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping Est. $16.

38. MINIATURE FRETWORK CHEST OF 2 DRAWERS.

Item Price: $115

Item Description: Small wooden chest of 2 drawers 9.75″ wide, 8.5″ high to backboard top, 3.75″ deep.

Constructed from 3/16″ pine and 1/8″ 3-layer plywood, with exposed mortise & tenons.

Openwork fretwork panel applied to each of 2 long drawers and to each side; each drawer with a button pull.

Excellent example of amateur re-purposing of lightweight shipping boxes from Winnipeg, MB (see back, and inside of upper drawer).

Original shellac “spirit varnish” finish.

Good condition, but for missing left side lower element.

Shipping Est. $17.

39. MINIATURE CHIP CARVED TRAMP ART BOX.

Item Price: $260

Item Description: Intricate pine box has locking lid with carved handle.

Five sides are edged with 3 deep layers of chip carving, called “tramp art”.

Size is 10″ wide x 6″ high x 6.5″ deep.

Original functional Yale lock with key, working well.

Lined with early linen, beautifully edged by 3-D ribbon flowers and leaves.

All original spirit varnish (shellac) finish, excellent condition.

Shipping Est. $18.

40. MINIATURE 7-DRAWER PINE CABINET ORIGINAL BLUE.

Item Price: $360

Item Description: Miniature pine cabinet with 6 short drawers over 1 long drawer, as a spice chest, perhaps.

Only 13″ high to top of 1-piece scroll-top backboard, 8.25″ wide, and 4″ deep.

Primitive construction using mostly 3/8″ stock, nothing fancy here, no good “cabinetry” used for this cute hand-made, hand-painted little chest.

Remnants of original light grey-blue paint, with dark blue 1/4-round moldings to bottom wide drawer and front edges.

The 6 short drawers each with original brass knob, the bottom long drawer has its original white porcelain knob.

A very cute miniature piece of folk art furniture !

Shipping Est. $22

41. GENUINE BALTIC AMBER NECKLACE 9 LARGE NUGGETS, 17″ LONG.

Item Price: $560

Item Description: Wonderful genuine Baltic amber necklace of 9 large polished nuggets and numerous smaller polished amorphous “beads”, altogether 17″ long.

The nuggets range from largest of 2″ x 1.5,″ to 1.25″ x 1″ smallest, consisting of 4 clear honey colour alternating with 5 mottled darker tones, (chocolate, etc).

Weighs a good 117 grams, a lot of amber, but because of its light weight, easy to wear, with no stress on your neck; you’ll hardly know it’s on !

Looks equally great against black or light colours, depending on your mood.

Excellent condition, no issues,

Shipping Est. $22.

42. MOORCROFT WIATERIA BISCUIT BOX c. 1918

Item Price: $1350

Item Description: RARE William Moorcroft square form biscuit box, hand-painted with tube-line “Wisteria” pattern o dark blue ground.

The body is 5″ X 5″ X 5.25″ high, 7″ wide including 2 handles; with separate lid, height is 7″ including central handle.

Bottom is impressed “Moorcroft Made in England”, with underglaze script initials.

Although notes obtained with this box stated date as 1914, it is likely 1918 -1920.

Good condition, no chips, cracks, nor restorations.
Bottom, however, is evenly crazed.

Shipping Est. $52.

43. MOSER CREAMER GREEN GLASS AND GILT.

Item Price: $145

Item Description: Small clear light green transparent glass cream jug, mouth-blown and hand-fashioned, only 3″ high.

Covered in detailed enamel and raised gilt designs, including butterflies and flowers.
While not marked, this is of quality correctly attributed to Moser.

Bottom has full diameter polished pontil.

Great condition, with no wear to raised designs, although there is wear to gold on rim and handle.
No chips, no cracks, no restorations.

Shipping Est. $14.

44. FIRST NATIONS BEADED MOCCASINS, 8 COLOURS.

Item Price: $325

Item Description: A wonderful pair of First Nations beaded moccasins have a ground of brilliant sky-blue supporting a repeating pattern of 2 black & white motifs on the sides separated by a flame motif in 6 different colours of 1/12″ diam. glass beads.

Thus, 8 different bead colours were used.

Fashioned of tanned moosehide with separate attached sole, each moccasin upper is fully beaded, with thong ties for closure.

Obtained 11 years ago from estate of well-known Winnipeg family with cottage on east side of Lake .Superior.

Gently worn, these moccasins are ready for a wonderful display, with no bead loss nor construction separations.

Shipping Est. $20.

45. FIRST NATIONS BEADED BELT, 8 COLOURS.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Lovely beaded belt 35″ long x 2.5″ wide, this is a heavy fine-woven cloth completely covered in 1/12″ diam. beads.

A brilliant sky-blue ground supports a repeating pattern of 2 black & white motifs separated by a flame motif in 6 colours.
Thus, 8 different bead colours were used.

Probably Woodland Cree origin, this was obtained from a prominent Winnipeg family, who report it was bought on Lake Superior East shore, S. of Wawa, 1970s.

One end has 2″ strip of Velcro sewn on the front, the other end has matching 5″ strip of “hooks”, thus allowing belt to be quickly put onto a waist size from 33″ to 30″.

Piece of sinew sewn to one end helps in releasing the belt quickly. Very functional !

Condition is very good; no bead loss, no tears, merely one portion of inner cloth lining has loosened to reveal sewn construction.

Shipping Est. $ 14.

46. FIRST NATIONS BEADED DANCE COLLAR, 6 COLOURS.

Item Price: $475

Item Description: Impressive, large dance collar, to fit over upper chest/ neck area, fully beaded in 6 colours of 1/16″ beads.

Ground colour is deep sky blue, darker than previous 2 items.
Yet, the same style of flame-like motif is used !
Front and back each has 5 flame motifs.

Head opening is 8″ diameter, width across shoulders is 16″, panel depth is 6.25″ at front centre, and 10″ including fringe of braided thin red cords.

Obtained from Winnipeg North End home in 1994; no information as to origin, but I speculate, on same design as #44 and #45 above, that it is also Woodland Cree, dating 1980?

Condition is great, no bead loss, no deterioration to fabric support.

Shipping Est. $26.

47. CHINESE JADE TRIPOD CENSER WITH COVER, JADEITE.

Item Price: $255

Item Description: Clear, soft green jadeite incense burner on 3 curved feet, with 2 pierced scroll handles, and with lid having 3 pierced handles.

Only 4.25″ high without stand, and 4.5″ wide with handles.

Well carved top rim of body and short trumpet finial of lid.

Associated with later carved wood stand.

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping Est. $12.

48. CHINESE PORCELAIN ROSE MEDALLION VASE KUANG HSU.

Item Price: $255

Item Description:

Excellent quality Chinese porcelain vase C. 1880.

Hand-painted fired polychrome enamels in 4 reserved panels, 2 with figures in domestic settings, 2 with birds and flowers.
Vase is 10″ high with 2 relief gilt dragons on shoulders, and 2 gilt foo dog handles.

Good detail to figures’ faces, an impressive piece.

Excellent condition; no chips, cracks, nor restorations.

Shipping Est. $17.

49. CHINESE NEPHRITE JADE SEA GOD FIGURE.

Item Price: $675

Item Description: Expertly carved Chinese nephrite jade figurine, 3.25″ long, a representation of a sea god, with ears, hands, and tail as tentacles.

Superb details in carving, with wonderful smile, and much exquisite pierced work.

Mainly light translucent green with lower patches of white and faint lilac. One brilliant spot of green to tail.
NO trace of colour enhancement detected by UV light.

Specific gravity is 2.7, low end for nephrite, but much too light for jadeite.
Whatever the stone, this is expert carving !!

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping Est. $25.

50. FIRST NATIONS BEADED EDGE MOOSEHIDE TRIVETS.

Item Price: $135

Item Description: Assembled pair of Metis bead-edge hot plate trivets (to protect finish of table surface) made of tanned moosehide, each 14″ x 9.5″.

Each has outer wide embroidered band of beads in stylized floral motif.

One is backed with fine rose-colour cloth, and the edge is trimmed by red & orange beads.
The other is backed with fine grey-brown cloth, without beads.

These are among the last of the items collected by Walter J. Kane in the Kootenays (AB /BC) 1925-1945.
I purchased collection from heirs in Winnipeg in 2017.

Condition is overall good, with slight loss of white “stem” beads on one without beads on edge.
The one with beaded edge has only 1/4″ loss of those beads.
No rips or tears.

Shipping Est. $14.

51. FIRST NATIONS METIS EMBROIDERED DOUBLE POCKET.

Item Price: $175

Item Description: Metis embroidered hanging double wall pocket, 8″ x 6″, C. 1920.

Made of tanned deerskin panels, each approx. 4″ x 3.5″, delicately embroidered with closely-spaced polychrome threads in stylized floral motifs.

Both mounted with navy blue cloth edging onto patterned cloth backing, dark purple designs on dark ground.

Each upper corner of the cloth has a flat cloth ribbon sewn on to form supports for hanging on wall.

Condition is very good; 1/4″ loss to blue edging upper left, no loss to embroidery, patterned backing at front top faded to reveal the pattern more clearly (a nice effect, actually).

Shipping Est. $11.

52. FIRST NATIONS METIS EMBROIDERED DEERSKIN LADY’S GAUNTLETS

Item Price: $235

Item Description: Pair of lady’s gauntlets, made of fine tanned deerskin, each tastefully embroidered with stylized Columbine blossoms above the wrist, and a horseshoe over back of hand.

Total length of 12″, 3.5″ at wrist; 7″ from wrist to finger tips.
I suspect this is “small lady’s size”.

Note lovely 3″ fringe to each outer edge.
Excellent tiny stitching in construction.

Among the last items from the Walter J. Kane collection, assembled 1925-1945 in the Kootenays (AB / BC).
I acquired the collection from Winnipeg heir in 2017.

Carefully used, in good condition, still supple.
Will display well.

Shipping Est. $15.

53. VICTORIAN TORTOISESHELL CARD CASE C. 1860.

Item Price:

Item Description: Exceptional Victorian tortoiseshell card case for personal calling cards or for business cards.

Inlaid with mother-of-pearl in flower and leaves sprays, with inset sterling silver stems and edge stringing.

The MOP is tastefully engraved, with ivory edged openings.

Only 4.25″ x 3″ x 1/2″ deep, the push button release works smoothly.

Great condition, no losses to tortoiseshell, merely 2 thin silver stems missing.

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $16.

54. TORTOISESHELL & CARVED M.O.P. CARD CASE #2 C. 1850.

Item Price:

Item Description: Exquisite Victorian tortoiseshell card case 4″ x 3″ x 1/2″ deep, for personal calling cards or business cards.

Back is inlaid with a rectangle formed of triangular flat segments of mother-of-pearl tastefully engraved with flowers and scrolls.

But the front !
Aahh, the front !

Similar design, but featuring a large thick rhomboid with relief carved flowers !

Ivory edges to openings; push button release works smoothly.

Lovely condition; one minor MOP fragment loss mid-right edge of plaque.

Shipping est. $16.

55. STERLING & TORTOISESHELL 3-PCE DRESSER SET 1919.

Item Price: $275

Item Description: Lady’s 3-piece dressing table set, comprising a hand mirror, and 2 hair brushes, each with long handle..

Each sterling silver frame is hallmarked for London 1919.
Bevel edge mirror is 11″ long,, each brush is 10″ long.

Tortoiseshell back of each is inlaid with silver laurel wreath enclosing silver script “D” (for your great grandmother Danielle, or Doris, or whatever…invent her !)

Great condition; no cracks, no repairs, no loss to ‘shell. Mirror with minor dings to silver, 1 small chip to edge….after all, these are over 100 years old.

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $27.

56. FIRST NATIONS 1950 DOLLS IN MOOSEHIDE BABY CARRIERS.

Item Price: $245 pair

Item Description: Pair of tanned moosehide Tihkinaahgen (baby carriers) of wood covered in hide with beaded designs on edges and the bent-wood safety bar, C 1950.

Each is 15.5″ X 7.5″ wide, made to carry a doll, not a real human child.
Each pouch on the board is hide, also beaded, and tied with thongs.

Each carries a hard plastic realistic doll by Dee Cee (Toronto, ON, Canada 1938-1964), to represent a first nations young girl, with hide clothes similarly beaded.

Acquired by me in 2006 from Calgary, AB. but likely woodlands Cree made for the “tourist” market.

Excellent condition…likely never been played with.
Each is signed on reverse with either “Edythe Hogarth” or “Janet Hogarth”, likely a pair of sisters for whom they were destined.

Shipping Est. $24.

57. FIRST NATIONS MOOSEHIDE DOLL C. 1910.

Item Price: $345

Item Description: Lovely little hand-made doll with a stuffed linen body, wearing tanned moosehide long dress and leggings, C. 1910.

9.5″ long, she has long black wool braids, and great beaded bands on front & back of dress and at shoulders.

Wonderful minute size of beads.

No sign of major “being played with “.

Good condition overall; minor bead loss, and loss of 1 double-thong decoration to front and to back..

Collected by me in 1979, before I knew importance of provenance…Mea culpa.

Shipping Est. $15.

58. RARE FIRST NATIONS TIHKINAAHGEN BABY DOLL CARRIER L.19TH C

Item Price: $795

Item Description: Museum quality Huron First Nations “cradleboard” doll carrier, Tihkinaahgen, late 19th or early 20th C.
(Rarely do I call an item museum quality, but this qualifies, if only because it survives having been played with so long.)

It is 17″ high, 8″ wide, with the bentwood support 8″ from the backboard; note the heart cut-out on the back top. Original wide cloth ribbon hanger, now fragile.

All original, surface never varnished, sinew lashings to cloth.
Hand-made clenched nails attach bar to hold bentwood support to back. Curved support bar is slotted to allow collapse when doll not present.

Excellent ergonomics and functional design.

Obtained from prominent Winnipeg estate in 2010; previous owner purchased it from locals on lake Superior, S. of Wawa.

Shipping Est. $38.

59. GLASS PERFUME ATOMIZER WITH BULB C. 1920

Item Price: $95

Item Description: Mouth-blown, hand-formed glass perfume atomizer, an elegant tall thin body on thin stem to wide slightly domed foot, all in Steuben style C. 1920..

Soft deep ivory colour glass of 2-pice construction, shown by junction at foot, 6.5″ high, with brass fittings, unmarked, likely french, and rubber bulb in woven black mesh.

Sadly, the bulb is hardened and slightly flattened; aerosol opening is still clear, so will function with replaced bulb.

Will look elegant on your dresser, with its classic form.

Shipping Est. $13.

60. GLASS PERFUME ATOMIZER WITH BULB # 2 C. 1920

Item Price: $135

Item Description: Mouth-blown, hand-formed glass perfume bottle, the body of mottled yellow on red matte-finish glass, 6.5″ high including gold-colour metal fittings.

C. 1920, the upper orange-red body is cut-to-clear with polished oval windows.

The metal fitting is marked “Made in France”.

The rubber bulb encased within yellow mesh has hardened, yet the spray orifice is clear. This will become functional with a replacement bulb.

Yet, this will look stunning in your collection.

Shipping Est. $16.

61. GLASS PERFUME ATOMIZER WITH BULB # 3 C. 1890.

Item Price: $235

Item Description: Mouth-blown, hand-formed blue opaline glass bottle in elegant, tall form, 11″ high including “chic” golden-metal fittings.

Splendid colourful glass body is acid-etched and gilded in random ground arabesque panels.

The mesh-wrapped bulb is still flexible, and the spray orifice is clear; it functions well !

Note the many tassels to the bulb end, a touch of class.

Imagine this on your dressing table, or in your cabinet.

Shipping Est. $22.