Rare small size two-sided cast iron pocket watch suspending eyeglasses having coined
edge, zinc dial, iron bow, crown, and stem…rare cast iron eyeglasses. Very good
original paint, great patina…of course the windward side displays some thinning and
loss to pant yet displays beautifully
The stylized mustard letters and painted border featuring convex corners are painted on
a now oxidized blue ground. The sign retains original paint; the border above the “T”
has thinned due to being frequently wet during the signs working life.
(Length: 74"; Height: 11"; depth: 1.25")
Early 20th century, three dimensional turned wood bottle featuring smaltz lettering on original white painted ground.
Founded in 1857 in Connecticut, pioneered the use of glass bottles in 1885. (Excellent original condition…very small
area of in-paint to left side above shoulder; Height: 14.25"; width: 5"; depth: 2.5")
A full-bodied anatomically correct rendering featuring carved details such as fins, scales and a slightly open mouth. The carving displays a historic surface history. It appears that it was at one time cantilevered, likely surmounting a signboard as evidenced by two filled small apertures [top-to-bottom] that accommodated hardware.
As depicted, a two-wheel No, 9 coffee mill remaining in original paint; wonderful eagle on shield festooned with leafy decoration, centered by ribbon recording manufacturer’s name and address. Dimensions: 27.5” high, 24” wide, 19.25” deep.
An honest sign displaying the inevitable vestiges' of time, Mother Nature's Wear
All but one end with canted edges; end grain oxidation and patina suggest that the sign may have butted against an architectural element; doesn't appear to have been cut in modern time. Other minor imperfections are consistent with longtime use; some working period overpaint to first "O" and "I", else original. (L: 60", H: 8")
William Strich founded the manufacturing business in New York City circa 1889 the business was located at 134th Street before moving to East 136th Street in the 1920's era, they were successful until the Great Depression. (Fine original condition; 15.75 by 54.25")
It is know that Anthony and Frederick were in partnership before 1831 until 1836 suggesting that this sign may have been made just before or after the partnership. Frederick was advertising "Paints & Painting" about 1740; he moved to Rochester in 1843. Other information available for the asking; (Dimensions: 24" H, 72.5" W, 3.5" D.)
This two sided sign in the form of a pocket watch is made of sheet zinc and retains original surface history; several layers of paint and gilding. The most recent is probably early 20th century. In generally very good condition with "as expected" dings and dents...the seams of swing ring which surrounds the pendant crown will benefit from soldering. (Height: 41 inches; width: 29 inches; depth: 7 inches.)
This rare form in useable size is finely cast; the border cast with JEWLERY, CLOCKS, and WATCHES; double convex dial with painted Roman numerals, hands and chapter ring. The eye glasses are suspended from the bezel and joined by "C" bridge; they are cast with OPTICAL GOODS, and feature concave corners and cast scroll ornamentation The suspension ring with twist and knop detail is fixed to faceted crown. (H: 32.5"; W: 24.75"; D: 3")
The ball, carved in the round, retaining original gold paint and displaying faint initials is suspended by a wrought-iron rod. Collection/sale records indicate that the sign hung from John Mustard’s Peacock Tavern, Richmond, Maine; on the road between Gardiner and Brunswick.
The sign is said to have been suspended at the old inn where passengers waited for the stage coach. Provenance: John Kenneth Byard, Silvermine, Connecticut to Stewart E. Gregory of Wilton, Connecticut. (Old age crack at base where pierced by hanger; diameter: 15”)
We have seen three identical signs during our 35-year tenure, this being the fourth.
On page 24 of the 1882 Thomas Jones catalog is a “FISH, FOR SWINGING SIGNS AND TACKLE” we mention this because these forms were made specifically as quoted.
See page 14 of the undated 19th century Washburne catalog for an identical closed mouth forked tail form. (Excellent condition; height: 7"; length: 30")
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