AntiquesDC holdiay collectibles, ornaments, decorations and toys
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1930 item #581661
Charming Art Deco child's porcelain cup and saucer decorated with transfer scenes depicting "Little Boy Blue". The outside of the cup is decorated on both sides and there is a small scene on the interior, as well. The saucer has three matching small pastoral scenes. The rims and handle are decorated with gilding.

Origin: probably England, ca. 1930. Condition: excellent, normal glaze crackling, no chips or cracks. Size: cup, 2-1/2" tall; saucer, 5-1/2" diameter.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #581659
Pretty Victorian porcelain child's cup decorated with a transfer scene of a little girl in an ornate purple dress flanked by bouquets of roses. The cup is modeled with raised design.

Origin: probably Germany, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, light wear to the transfer decoration, no chips or cracks. Size: 2-1/2" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1930 item #562234
Nice wooden recipe box in the form of a book. The cover has burnt and painted decoration showing a cocktail shaker and a beverage. The "title" of the book is "The Art of Mixing Cocktails". The cover opens to reveal a storage area for paper recipe cards specifically designed for cocktail recipes. Ca. 1920. Very good condition; the leather binding on the hinge has dried out and has surface flaking. 6-3/4" x 5-1/4".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #562226
A terrific and very rare lithographed tin chocolate box, the lid decorated with "The Wheel of Fund and Frolic" Halloween game. The spinner points to various party tasks such as "Push a pickle across the floor with your nose" or "Sing a mammy song in black-face". Some of the tasks, like "Turn out the lights and have each girl kiss the boy nearest her" sound like a little more fun! The side of the tin is marked "Mrs. Sothern Home Made Sweets". Ca. 1930. Good condition, but with scratches and some wear to the playing surface. The spinner is replaced with a later plastic pointer. 10-1/4" diameter.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Pre 1960 item #557595
A nice lithographed tin spinning top toy with a design of children playing with dogs, chicks, rabbits and pigs. The lower sides and the very top are decorated in a patriotic pattern of red, white and blue stripes and stars. The bottom is marked by Ohio Art. Working condition.

Origin: America, 1950s. Condition: very good, normal paint wear from play. Size: 7-1/2” diameter; 7-1/2” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #502318
A set of three pink luster English porcelain tea saucers. The steeply angled sides are decorated with underglaze pink luster decoration as well as green and iron red flowers. In the first part of the 19th century, hot tea was poured from the cup into the saucer to cool before being drunk directly from the saucer. The bottoms are marked with decorators’ numbers.

Origin: England, ca. 1830. Condition: very good, normal wear to pink luster decoration; no chips or cracks. Size: 5-1/2” diameter; 1-1/4” high.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Mechanical : Pre 1950 item #423000
Really nice vintage Chein tin spinning top toy colorfully lithographed with circus scenes showing clowns, elephants, ducks and dogs. The wooden handle is push down to engage the spinning mechanism. The top is marked with Chein's logo.

Origin: America, ca. 1940. Condition: very nice, a few thumprint dings, very colorful, minimal paint loss. Size: 7-1/4" diameter; 6-3/4" tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1920 item #338075
Pretty vintage Halloween postcard showing a young couple, he dressed as a Pilgrim and she dressed as a Victorian lady, walking along a scary path through the woods. They have just startled a black cat while a pair of witches look on from the background. The card has nice colors. The two lower corners have some creasing, sharp edges. The back is postmarked 1910.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #319794
Wonderful vintage liquor bottle in the form of “Pere Noel” or Santa Claus. Dressed in a long, Belsnickle-type robe, he carries a huge pack of toys on his back, a doll in one hand and a walking stick in the other. The original paper label around the base says, “Benoit Serres Distilleries Toulouse France Depuis 1841”. The label at the neck, just below the bakelite top, indicates that the original contents was triple sec. The paint is original and shows about 20% loss.

Origin: France, ca. 1930. Condition: very good, no chips or cracks. Size: 12-1/4” tall.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #308849
Vintage lithographed tin Halloween pan noisemaker, decorated in green, black, white and orange. The decorations include a witch, a ghost and a skeleton around a cauldron. The edges are decorated with jack o'lanterns, owls, bats and black cats. Marked "US Metal Toy Mfg. Co. Made In U.S.A." Very nice condition, some scratching where metal clappers hit against pan Circa 1940s. 7-7/8" long.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Pre 1950 item #307829
Very nice vintage tin child’s sand pail decorated with a patriotic lithograph of an American eagle in red, white and blue. The patriotic theme is unusual. The pail is marked by Ohio Art. Circa 1940s. Wear and rusting from normal use, but no big dings and cracks. The graphics are nice and bright. 6-1/8” high to top rim; 6-1/4” top diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #279882
Rare Art Deco glass cocktail shaker featuring a silkscreened design of pink pigs playing instruments and dancing. This type is related to the pink elephants shaker, but is more difficult to find.

Origin: America, 1930s. Condition: excellent, no chips, cracks or dings. Size: 10-1/4" tall.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Pre 1980 item #278241
Handsome handcarved wooden ceremonial mask from Kenya. The mask is carved from a single piece of wood. Excellent condition, the back has a screw attached for hanging on the wall. Circa 1970. 12/1-2" x 5-1/4".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1940 item #186648
Terrific ruby red glass dumbbell cocktail shaker by West Virginia Specialty Glass Co. The shaker was made in several different colors, with the ruby red being one of the most desirable. The shaker is pictured in Visakay's book.

Origin: America, circa 1937. Condition: no chips or cracks; the glass has a couple of small scratches; there is a bit of wear to the plating on the collar; and the pour cap has a small ding and a small split. Size: 13" long.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1920 item #186645
Wonderful vintage children's Christmas storybook, "Jolly Santa Claus". The cover is printed in full color with a depiction of Santa arriving wiht a decorated tree and a load of toys. The interior has another full-color plate depicting Santa driving his team of reindeer toward his castle at the North Pole. Nearly every page has a black-and-white illustration. The stories are not restricted to Christmas, and include jingles, poems, historical stories, tales, etc. The book was published by M.A. Donohue & Co. of Chicago. All the pages are intact; the book has the usual wear around the edges of the covers. Circa 1910. 9-13/16" x 7-5/8".
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Paper : Pre 1910 item #151881
Very nice embossed Halloween post card illustrating a young girl and boy meeting over the top of a winking jack o'lantern. Two black cats stand watch. The card is dated 1908 and was made by International Art Publishing Co.

Origin: America, 1908. Condition: unused, fairly crisp edges, a tiny crease at lower left corner, a staple hole at the top left corner, bright color.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1920 item #97333
Fabulous handpainted sheet iron feather tree stand. The Christmas tree stand features three elves contemplating their traditional lucky mushrooms. The elves, one each in blue, red and yellow hooded suits, are seated on little grassy knolls planted with flowers. The painted details are terrific; each elf has completly different facial features than his friends. The center pole is painted green with metallic silver highlights.

Origin: probably Germany, circa 1910. Condition: completely original; 2 screws missing (easily replaced); paint is 95% intact and is very colorful. Size: 15-3/4" diameter; 9-1/4" high; opening for tree is 1-1/4" diameter.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Holiday : Pre 1940 item #93417
Terrific vintage Santa Clause figure with composition face and boots, felt and satin costume, standing on a mica-covered base. The is a nice example in a good size. Japan, circa 1930. 7" tall. Excellent condition, a little bending to the cardboard base.