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. TRAMP ART FRAME, 3-LAYER CHIP-CARVED C. 1920.

Item Price: $165

Item Description: Pine frame with 3 chip-carved layers over black cloth ground, 18″ x 15″, with opening 10″ x 7″.

Chip carved primitive leaf strands on inside spaces, over black ground, all with gold paint.

No losses to frame designs, no loss to gold.

Original twisted cord hanging.

Shipping est. $25.

32. FOLK ART WALNUT FRAME, STYLIZED LEAF CORNERS C. 1910.

Item Price: $155

Item Description: Tramp art walnut wood frame, carved to represent worn, notched old wood, each member with deeply incised lines.
Each corner with applied pressed wood stylized leaf.

Size is 16″ x 13.75″. Inner gilded sub-frame leaves opening 10″ x 8″ for mirror or photo; no glass at present.

A good, sturdy, well-made frame.

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $22

33. FOLK ART CHIP CARVED FRAME 3 LAYERS C. 1910.

Item Price: $215

Item Description: Lovely tramp art frame with 3 chip-carved layers over a dark green cloth ground, with brass round head tacks ornaments .

Size is 14.5″ x 12″, with sight opening 9.5″ x 7.5″, just right for a 10″ x 8″ photo, or mirror. No glass at present.

Wood is darkly stained under spirit varnish (shellac) original surface.

Nothing missing, good condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $22.

34. 18TH C. WORCESTER COVERED SUGAR BASIN “TEA PARTY” C. 1770.

Item Price: $595

Item Description: Rare, lovely, Worcester covered sugar basin, printed with black Hancock “Tea Party” print, 2 different scenes on each of bowl and lid, C. 1770.

Bowl (basin) is 3.5″ diameter, 2.5″ high, with lid 5″ high to finial.

Typical heavy body, translucent under strong light, lid with typical Worcester floral knob and relief leaves.

Rare to find in such good condition.
No chips, no cracks, no restoration.

Minor, hardly visible, hairlines to edge of basin.

Shipping est. $24.

35. 18TH C. WORCESTER DR WALL LATTICE EDGE BOWL C. 1765.

Item Price: $795

Item Description: Intricately formed round bowl with intersecting crossed-arch pattern 2″ lattice sides, 8″ diameter, 2.5″ high on 3.5″ diameter base.

Centre is hand-painted in blue “pine cone” design.

Raised 5-petal flowers to outer lattice junctions.

Excellent condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $32.

36. PAIR OF WEDGWOOD CREAMWARE CHESTNUT BASKETS & STANDS C. 1820.

Item Price: $395 the pair

Item Description: These 2 Wedgwood creamware chestnut baskets and their underplates (stands) were made C. 1820 by the famous Wedgwood, England, firm in their equally famous creamware.

Each is of shaped rectangular form (octagonal, considering the canted corners), 12″ long, including the open handles, and 8″ wide, standing 3.5″ deep.

Each rectangular-form basket bottom well is pierced, and the basket sits well on its separate stand.

Each stand is 12.5″ long, 8″ wide and 1″ high.

Each of the 4 pieces is stamped “WEDGWOOD” in serif capitals.

Condition is great ! No chips, cracks, nor restorations.

There is a minor stain to one area of one foot only.

Shipping est. $32.

37. GRENFELL HOOKED MAT / CHAIR SEAT, SCHOONER ASEA.

Item Price: $245

Item Description: Lovely Grenfell hooked round chair seat, 17″ diameter, showing a schooner with 2 masts and a double jib.

Great colours, hardly faded, good tight weave, reverse with sewn-on tag for Grenfell Labrador / Industries.

No losses to body, edges slightly disheveled, minor unraveling here and there.

Shipping est. $20.

38. 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 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, as a wall hanging !!

Shipping est. $35.

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

Item Price: $1250

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

40. VICTORIAN TORTOISESHELL CARD CASE C. 1860.

Item Price: $245

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.

41. TORTOISESHELL & CARVED M.O.P. CARD CASE C. 1850..

Item Price: $265

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.

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA

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

Item Price: $275

Item Description: Lady’s 3-piece dressing table set, 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” (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.

43. IVORY CARVING ELEPHANT CARRIES 2 RAJ ERA VIPs C. 1870.

Item Price: $325

Item Description: An elaborate detailed miniature ivory carving of an elephant (Elaphas indicus) carrying 2 dignitaries in a canopy, with a mahout driver, and 4 armed guards on foot.

Only 5″ high, to top finial, all on ivory slab base 4″ x 2″ x 3/8″ on 4 tiny turned feet.

Wonderful detail to everything; each guard is only 1.5″ high, and the elephant is stately caparisoned (I have always wanted to use that word!)

Made for the British Raj market in India C. 1870.
All intact.

Only loss is to ornament ob left ear of elephant.
Great condition for 150 years old !

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $18.

44. IVORY CARVING PROCESSION CART 2 BUFFALO CARRY 2 LADIES C. 1870.

Item Price: $325

Item Description: An elaborate cart with wealthy ladies and their driver are pulled by 2 Indian buffalo.

Only 4″ high, this miniature scene sits on ivory slab base 4″ x 2″ x 3/8″ high on 4 tiny ball feet.

Amazing detail, the buffalo are only 1.5″ high!

Made for the British Raj market in India C. 1870.

Intact, no losses; great for 150 years old !

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $18.

45. IVORY CARVING, 2 G’MAN IN FANCY CART PULLED BY 2 BUFFALO C. 1870.

Item Price: $265

Item Description: A wealthy gentleman rides in an elaborately decorated cart with a driver, pulled by 2 Indian buffalo.

Great detail to carving, yet only 4″ high to cart finial, all on 4″ x 2″ ivory slab base 3/8″ high on 4 tiny carved feet.

Made for the Raj India market C. 1870.

All intact, no losses. minor warping to bottom plate.
(Wouldn’t you be warped after 150 years ???)

NOT FOR EXPORT FROM CANADA.

Shipping est. $16.

46. STERLING LADY’S ART NOUVEAU CASE/ AIDE MEMOIRE/ PURSE 1901.

Item Price: $225

Item Description: Still stylish and useful, this lady’s case/ purse has leather interior with 1 celluloid leaf and silver propelling pencil, all in a sturdy sterling silver case, the covers with relief Art Nouveau poppies.

Size is 4″ X 3″ X 1/2″ thick.

Looks like an ordinary sterling cigarette case, but much more interesting, with 2 large compartments for cards, and 2 small compartments for stamps.

Interior is in fabulous condition, exterior with 1 tiny bump to one large, unengraved cartouche. Pencil is functioning !

Hallmarked for Birmingham 1901, maker’s mark worn.
Good gauge, weight 113 grams.

Shipping est. $12.

47. ART NOUVEAU LADY’S STERLING HAND MIRROR 1915.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Sterling lady’s hand mirror for dressing table, shaped bevel-edge mirror in silver frame with cartouche of 2 storks under relief Art Nouveau poppies.

Comfortable grip floral design handle, joined to main body with Art Nouveau dramatic stylized flower.

Length is 11″, width 4.5″. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1915 at botom of cartouche.

Very good condition; clean mirror, silver with a few minor dents, no cracks.

Shipping est. $16.

48. ART NOUVEAU GILT BRONZE INKWELL, NUDE LADY C. 1900.

Item Price: $345

Item Description: Art Nouveau figural bronze inkwell, featuring a lovely kneeling nude lady peering into a large waterlily, which holds the original gree glass inkpot.

The inkstand is 9.5″ wide, 5.5″ high, 6″ deep.

Note the 2 low relief lilies and leaves. A slightly raised edge creates a trough for a dip pen.

Unmarked, likely French origin. C. 1900.

Excellent condition, no cracks, no breaks, no gold loss.

Shipping est. $22.

49. RARE HANDEL TEROMA VASE, TREES C. 1910.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: RARE baluster form glass vase by Handel, “Teroma” line, made in Meriden, CN, USA.
“Ice-chipped” technique to surface, with fired enamel polychrome forest trees.

A heavy, thick glass vase,height is 8″, with 4″ greatest diameter; signed by artist F. Gubrisch.

Bottom is signed and numbered, “Handel / 4220”.

Good condition, no chips, no loss of enamel, but…
…there is an arc -shape internal stress crack, stable, not progressing, because that released all the internal stress such thick glass often suffers.

But this looks great !

Shipping est. $24.

50. 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 in striking design of dark and bright red, on yellow ground.

Stands a stately 11.25″, with 5.5″ widest 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.

51. GALLÉ CAMEO GLASS VASE 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 in olive green glass layers.
Five layers ! Amazing !

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

52. CHINESE CLOISONNÉ LAMP BASE C. 1895.

Item Price: $150

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 est. $25.

53. LARGE MILLEFIORE LAMP BASE C.1950.

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Murano glass mouth-blown, hand-formed millefiore lamp base C. 1950, the glass is 8″ high, 11″ with bronze fittings, and 5.75″ diameter base.

Colourful segments of complex glass canes marvered into body, and hot-worked into final base form, with resulting stretching of canes mid-body, a very fluid design.

Bronze collar has 3 curved scroll arms to support shade with 5″ fitter rim (shade was broken many years ago).

Internal light socket in base, and light socket above, each for chandelier base bulbs.
Original cord and in-line switch, working well.

No chips, cracks, repairs, nor restorations.

Shipping est. $25.

54. 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 est. $24.

55. PAIR OF SPODE EMBOSSED PLATES C. 1815

Item Price: $275 PAIR

Item Description: Wonderful pair of English plates each with central bat-printed design of 2 children in garden, against soft blue ground with low-relief designs in white, imitating pate-sur-pate.

Each is 9″ diameter with intricate shaped rim, with 3″ diameter design in centre.
Lovely rich gold ring around design and to edges.

Marked on back only with tiny gilt “1525”, pattern number for Spode, in this manner, C. 1815.

Great unworn condition, no issues.

Shipping est. $24.

56. SPODE FELSPAR PORCELAIN OVAL DISH C. 1822.

Item Price: $245

Item Description: Slightly lobed oval dish with 1.5″ wide green ground edge bearing embossed white designs imitating pate-sur-pate technique.

Centre has hand-painted 3 floral bouquets.

Overall, it is 10.5″ long, 7″ wide, and 1.75″ depth.
Back bears marks of Spode Felspar Porcelain, dating C. 1822.

Condition fine, no issues.

Shipping est. $20.

57. SPODE EMBOSSED PORCELAIN BOWL C. 1820.

Item Price: $175

Item Description: Heavy porcelain bowl by Spode (England) C. 1820, of shaped rectangular form with 2 “twig” handles.

Size is 10″ long (11″ with handles”), 7″ wide, 2.5″ deep.
The two long edges have 1.75″ wide borders embossed with floral reliefs, and the corners have hand-painted floral bouquets.

Bottom is marked Spode, pattern # 1943; technique & # dates to C. 1820..

Condition remarkably good; only tiny wear spots to high points of gilt edges.

Shipping est. $20.

58. AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…WHAT’S IT, EH?

Item Price: $155

Item Description: One-piece turned wood with foot, the top 1/3 is covered by one-piece (no seam !) of raised silver, folded over from sharp lip to lap 3/4″ inside mouth.

Great example of silver work with raised stars to lower rim, middle engraved and stippled band with cartouche, never with initials.

Only 4.75″ high, 2.25″ widest diameter.
The wooden body has delicate engraved horizontal lines.

Probably a vessel to hold liquid, yes.
Ah, but what liquid, in such small amount ??

ANSWER: this is a Bolivian yerba mate cup, to hold tea drink; this one dates late 18th to mid 19th C, pre-Republic era.

From Bolivia Chaco region, which borders Argentina and Uruguay, this herbal drink was also favored in Bolivia. Unfortunately, missing the silver straw.

Condition is great for its age and use; no holes to body, minor dings to silver.

From the BJ Hamilton estate, collected in Bolivia pre-1965.

Shipping est. $15.

59. AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…WHAT’S IT TO B ?

Item Price: $195

Item Description: Odd……
A central wood pillar of 8 light vertical strips alternating with dark (mahogany ?) strips, on a turned wood base of similar but horizontally alternating woods ??

And a rotating platform 6.25″ diameter, with 5 insert brass posts ??

Yet a similar 5″ diameter platform with only 4 brass posts ??

And a similar pillar with muti-wood turned bulbous base ??

But if you fit them all together, they form….
A Victorian sewing rack C. 1880 for 9 spools of sewing threads !!

Great condition, with slight warping to horizontal discs.

Shipping est. $20.

60. AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…WHAT’S IT YOU C ?

Item Price: $475

Item Description: What is this strange rock-like thing ?

This object 6.25″ high, has an uneven shape of base 4″ x 3″ with porous areas ?

All surfaces are polished and hard, resistant to knife scratches, yet it is not “rock heavy” ?

It has 2 cavities, uneven inside, one in the taller segment, one in the 3.5″ high portion.

What can this B ?

I now C !!
My wife, as a trained anatomist, identified this as a polished fossil piece of mammoth tibia and fibula, and since I obtained it from family collectors of Chinese artifacts, it is….

A Chinese scholar’s brush holder!! (Sorry I lack proper brushes for calligraphy.)

Age ??? Probably 10,000 + years !

Shipping est. $20.