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Museum Quality Rarity Showed Up On Our Doorstep!

March 21, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz
w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor Ending March 30, 2015 9:30 PM EST Http://yqz.me/Knight_Schaller

We were amazed to have this museum quality rarity show up on our doorstep. It is a book with all the pages being made of vellum and a huge wax seal

PATENT OF NOBILITY  Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to  Philipp Heinrich Schaller

PATENT OF NOBILITY
Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to Philipp Heinrich Schaller

in a brass disc attached to the book with a golden cord, with all the pages being written in OLD German and Latin. In the center is a hand painted coat of arms. All of that sealed in a tin container made to hold everything safely. When we started to research this we found that it is what is called a

PATENT OF NOBILITY

Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to

Philipp Heinrich Schaller

and his son Ferdinand Joseph Schaller upon the occasion of Philipp Schaller being knighted on March 17th, 1792 for 25 years of service as a captain auditor, and due to the notable merits of him and his family. He was knighted by

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor

Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz
w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor

Francis the Second, by the grace of God Holy Roman Emperor (King of Austria); King of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria and Jerusalem; Archduke of Austria; Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Würzburg, Franconia, Styria, Carinthia and Carniola; Grand Duke of Cracow; Grand Prince of Transylvania; Margrave of Moravia; Duke of Sandomir, Masovia, Lublin, Upper and Lower Silesia, Auschwitz and Zator, Teschen and Friuli; Prince of Berchtesgaden and Mergentheim; Princely Count of Habsburg, Gorizia and Gradisca and of the Tirol; and Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria. And it is his 6″ wax seal in the brass disc. The cord tying the book to the seal (and running through the middle of the seal) is made with threads of 14K gold braided into the cord.

The coat of arms in the center was issued to the Schaller family in 1792 and became their family’s coat of arms from that point forward.

These ARE VERY RARE AND ARE NORMALLY ONLY FOUND IN MUSEUMS ANY MORE!!

Francis II (German: Franz II., Erwählter Römischer Kaiser) (12 February 1768 – 2 March 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until 6 August 1806, when he dissolved the Holy Roman Empire after the disastrous defeat of the Third Coalition by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz.

In the tin container this measures approx. 15 1/2″ x 13″ x 2 1/2″.

WOW GOOD LUCK ON THIS RARITY!!

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model yqz WOW! Truly Spectacular!

January 25, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model yqz
WOW! Truly Spectacular! Auction Ending 2/3/15, 10:26PM EST http://yqz.me/notre_dame

We have an antique, circa 1899, folk art wooden model of the renowned French architecture, Notre Dame Cathedral. Each wooden trim and pillar is

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model

1899 Antique Folk Art Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic Hand Carved Wood Model

nicely hand-carved and fitted, all made from scratch, with no indicators of a ready made kit! It’s not hard to see the time, effort, and love that went into making this detailed masterpiece. Even the rose windows are ornately applied, made from what appears to be a shiny, sheet like material, adorned with paint to mimic the ornate design of cathedral windows. Each molding and frame creating the two towers, pinnacles, arcades, and gables are original wood. In addition, the beautiful and famous west facade of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris has several miniature clay figurines attached to the plinth- there’s a priest, and several Frenchmen in period attire.

The cathedral is on a wooden plinth, measuring at approx. 11.75 x 18.25 x 9.75,” and the cathedral itself measures at approx. 12″ h x 10″ w; weighing a sturdy 5.8 pounds! There are places of wood glue formation or solidification, the tips of the pinnacles are chipped off, wear of the wood is apparent, and its apparent that some of the clay figures have detached, with one chipped off. Otherwise, a truly amazing folk art piece. You won’t be disappointed with this Notre Dame miniature scale wooden model! Happy Bidding!

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

January 25, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole yqz
Original Engraving by Jacob Gole Auction Ends Feb 3, 2015 9:30PM EST http://yqz.me/RareEngraving

In this auction, we have an antique engraving titled, “Prudentia Vigilantia” by Jacob Gole with the original painting executed by Du Molin. Gole,

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

RARE 1699 Antique Doctor Franciscus Piens Portrait Mezzotint Engraving Gole

was a known Dutch (mezzotint) engraver from 1675-1724. We are dating this piece late 17th to early 18th century, circa 1699. We are calling this rare, because the only other engravings we found are currently in the archives of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, and Rijks Museum Collection. The mezzotint depicts a portrait of Franciscus Hadrianides Piens, an author and medicinal doctor in right pose, holding skull. There is a coat-of-arms underneath the portrait with a knight mask adorned with a lion. Piens was a pioneer in the medicinal world in the late 1600’s, as he and his colleages published a book titled, “Tractatus de febribus” in 1689, published by Apud Samuelem de Tournes.The paper is cut close by a previous owner, and then laid on a matte board paper and displayed in an antique frame with wavy glass (with bubbles!) and black wooden frame rimmed with gesso. It measures at approx. 19 x 14″ with a sight size of 10 x 15.” There is wear on the frame, and some chipping of the gesso rim. Understandable toning and foxing on the engraving and matting. A true collector’s item, sure to be a conversation starter. Happy Bidding!

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock

January 18, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark
Superb WORKING Condition STUNNING CLOCK 102 Years Old!! Ending January 26, 2015 11:02PM EST http://yqz.me/Westminsterclock

Up in this auction is an amazing estate find. A 1913, (movement marked A13 which is code for the first half of 1913), westminster bracket clock with an exquisite mahogany case, arched beveled glass door. It has a 5 rod chime system. It has the key and pendulum and we did have it up and running

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark

1913 Junghans Westminster Mahogany Bracket Shelf Clock A13 Mark

just prior to listing. Except for some rubs to the face it is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. It measures approx. 11″ x 8″ x 14 1/2″ high. GOOD LUCK!!

For those not familiar with Junghans, here is their history off of the clockguy site on the internet (GREAT SITE!!):

Gebr Junghans Uhrenfabrik was established by Erhard Junghans with Franz Xaver in 1861 in the Black Forest, making parts for clocks. Erhard Junghans (1823-70) originally followed in his father’s footsteps working as a designer in an Schramberg porcelain factory in the Black Forest.

By 1861, Erhard Junghans had set aside capital to start his own business producing accessories for clocks and subsequently complete clocks. He enlisted his brother Xaver, a cabinetmaker then living in America, to acquire the assembly-line machinery for making clock parts. Once the factory and the equipment were set up, Gerhard focused on running the business, his brother Xaver lead the production of clock cases and a professional clockmaker was hired to oversee the production of movements. After Erhard’s death in 1870, the company was run by his sons Arthur and Erhard Jr.In 1866 the Junghans brand was established and by 1870 they were producing 100 clocks per day. In 1870 Arthur Junghans, son of the founder took over and the company went ahead rapidly.

Following the registration as early as 1877 of the first factory trademark, “eagle with flag”, the JUNGHANS trademark, a clock cogwheel fashioned into a eight-pointed star, became the brand symbol in 1890. Three years later, the millionth timepiece was produced. In 1903 JUNGHANS was the largest clock-maker in the world. They were well-known for producing a wide variety of clocks. The company further expanded over years merging with other well-known German clockmakers including Lenzkirch, Thomas Haller and Gustav Becker.

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns

January 17, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz
Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels Auction Ending January 26, 2015 10:40PM EST
http://yqz.me/MedicineChest
Antique Wooden Medicine Chest

*Dutch Made, Huisapotheek is the Dutch word for a cabinet like this

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels

Antique DUTCH Locking 5 Drawer Footed Medicine Chest Cabinet Doric Columns yqz
Adjustable Shelf ~ Hand Carved ~ Porcelain Labels


*Dating this from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s by similar items found online and taking into account construction
*1 Long and 4 Short drawers in the bottom with an adjustable shelf above
*Porcelain labels on drawer fronts and on the top of the door
*Locking cabinet. Sorry, we do not have the key, but it appears to be a skeleton key
*Doric columns flank the locking door framing the carved center
*Key hale has a brass plate with Dutch decorations
*Measures approx. 21″ x 15-1/2″ x 7-3/4″
*Footed base

Antique Haitian Art Enhances Home Décor

January 9, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Haitian antique art offers a perspective of life that is appealing and stylized.
HUGE selection of Haitian Art from universities, private collections and museums up for Auction in June 2014 http://yqz.me/Haitian-Art

Haitian Art offers a vivid insight into the history and beliefs of Haiti and the everyday survival of their people. Despite the hardships and

Haiti Folk Art RARA Haitian Parade Portrait Watercolor Painting SIGNED

Haiti Folk Art RARA Haitian Parade Portrait Watercolor Painting SIGNED

political strain suffered by this country, Haiti remains a wellspring of originality, creativity and imagination with a uniqueness involving cultural, political, social, economic and religious phenomena. So often when individuals think of Haiti, they think of a lot of things that aren’t so delightful, such as poverty and others stereotypes of Haiti but there are some very talented, creative people. Haitian art has so much spirit and liveliness. The stories behind them are fascinating and carry so much insight into their culture. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and yet look at the visual output under extreme conditions, makes their art even more amazing. Beginning a Haitian art collection can seem intimidating but their stunning, vibrant colors captures the heart and ambiance of Haiti.

An avid art collector Richard B Flagg has a great description of Haitian Artist, “The true Haitian master doesn’t paint by giving a lot of thought to what he is doing. He paints from the heart, not the intellect, and subconsciously draws on a rich fund of memories and feeling. It doesn’t matter to him that the figures in his painting are twice as large as the house they came out of since it the people, not the house that he wants to emphasize.”
At the end of February we went to a HUGE university/private collection/museum deaccession sale. (That is where museums, universities and private collectors quietly dispose of items that they have had in their archives to make room for more or to raise money.) Over the next few weeks we are going to list the items from that sale.

Antique Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant Cherub Crown

January 8, 2015 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown

Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown

Antique Hallmarked Dutch Sterling Silver Heart Locket Pendant~Cherub~Crown
Ending January 16, 2015 10:12PM EST http://yqz.me/AntiqueLocket
An absolutely gorgeous, nineteenth century solid silver hallmarked (we believe to be Dutch or possibly French) large, ornate hinged heart pendant or pill box with beautifully embossed repousse work on both the front & back, to include – a winged angel face, an un-monogrammed cartouche and a crown pediment composed of reticulated & embossed leaves. It measures an impressive 3-5/16” high overall (to the top of the ring) x 2-3/8” wide x 7/8” deep and weighs 42.8 grams. The heart is hinged on the back and opens to reveal a compartment which could be used as a pill box. There is a touchmark/hallmark on the front rim (worn from age & use) which appears to be a stylized leaf (?) and a sideways letter G (see close-up). The condition is excellent with no dings, bends, breaks, touch-ups or repairs, only light surface wear to the patina from gentle use. Very fine quality and beautifully made with lovely detail work. A fabulous antique silver box that’s a pendant which can be worn around the neck. It’s fresh from a home on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

14th Century Vellum Mass Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated

December 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

14th Century Vellum Mass Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 Starting December 18, 2014 18:38:01 PST
http://yqz.me/Mediaeval_Antiphonal

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below. Up in this auction is an antique (14th Century circa 1350 to 1400) mediaeval antiphonal page, vellum. Probably Italy or Croatia, ca 1350 – 1400.
It is the ordo of the mass section. in remissiónem peccatorum. Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam ventúri sæculi. Amen.

Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 yqz 14th Century Vellum Mass Section Nicaen/Apostles Creed

Antique Mediaeval Antiphonal Page Illuminated Italian or Croatian 1350-1400 yqz
14th Century Vellum Mass Section Nicaen/Apostles Creed


Translates to: The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
It is the end of the Apostles or Nicaen Creed (CREDO)
And then going into the SANCTUS
“Holy Holy Holy lord, God of Power and might” – the start of 2 Sanctus at the bottom.
Antiphonal are huge pages from large books of the order of the mass large enough to be visible by a large number of choir members from one lectern traditionally in the choir section of the church.

It measures approx. 12 1/2″ x 18 3/4″ for the visible, matted, glazed and framed approx. 19 1/4″ x 26″.

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

December 14, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan Auction Ending 12/22/14 http://yqz.me/Hobunkwan

Antique Scientific Equipment  Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

Antique Scientific Equipment Laboratory Vacuum Pump Bell Jar Scientific Hobunkwan

Early 1900’s, mahogany and brass single arm vacuum pump with a name plate for Hobunkwan, Osaka. It has a mahogany base board situated on mahogany feet. It has a turned column for the iron pump arm and a brass piston casing. A series of tubes feeds to a 8 1/2″ diameter brass plate with a frosted glass top. It has a hand-blown glass bell jar with lots of bubbles. There is a hook inside of the dome, also made of glass. It measures at approx. 29 1/2″ tall x 28 1/2″ long x 9 3/4 deep. This is a solid, heavy piece. There are places of wood rubbing, mahogany wood chipping, and wear on the metals and cast iron handle. Oxidation and signs of well use on the brass piston casing. The glass bell jar is in great condition. Please make sure to check all of our photos. Overall nice antiquated laboratory equipment. Happy Bidding.

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue

August 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue yqz
18″ Tall TOTEM Canada/US Early 1900’s Shabby Chic ENDING Sep 01, 2014 18:38:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Haida

Description composed by world renowned Asian expert & appraiser, Mr. Anthony Lee. His bio is below.

Canada/US – early 1900’s. Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian First Nations Carved Wood Slave Figure. Of carved wood and painted brown. Carved as

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue yqz

Northwest Coast Haida Native Tsimshian 1st Nations Carving Wood Slave Statue yqz

a male, possibly a slave or vanquished warrior figure, in a couching form with knees bent and hands clasped behind his back, the head pulled back with an animal figure emanating from the tied wrists and pulling at the figure’s topknot. Standing on a wood ring. Cracked, chipping and loss of pigment in areas (see photos). The shape and twisted form of this figure corresponds to the form of some massive house posts / piers found in west coast house interiors, here carved in a diminutive form possibly for trade purposes in the early 20th century around the same time as the popularization of miniature totem poles in argyllite. The very round eyes in deep wells, nose and wide mouth strongly suggest Haida sculpture, and likely Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) as the origin of this piece. It measures approx. 17 3/4″ tall x 5 1/2″ x 6 1/4″.

For those not familiar with Anthony Lee here is his bio: Anthony M. Lee is an institutional, market and collection consultant specializing in the arts of China, Japan, Korea, Himalayan Kingdoms, South and Southeast Asia. Starting as a salesperson at age 14 in Chinese antiques in a family business, he went on to university studies in Asian arts, as well as receiving his licenses in tea ceremony, with further studies of ceramics and religious art over eight years in Japan. For several years he was an associate dealer with Sotheby’s online site and consultant with various auction houses and museums. Anthony has acted as consultant to over 20 museums, government agencies and trusts including the largest museums in Canada and the US, as well as major collectors, dealers, insurance and transportation companies worldwide.

He is considered by many to be one of the foremost experts in the world in Asian Art & Artifacts.

Anthony Lee started a website ages ago called Asianart. It is a place to post photos of your items and have experts identify them for you. (You can still post things there and folks will help you.) He no longer moderates it and identifies things for us as here on eBay as an old friend.

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