Tuesday, August 16, 2005

New Additions at Hourglass Antiques & Collectibles

We've just added 15 vintage purses, including a carved Lucite box purse with allover cross-hatching. Even the bottom and handle are cross-hatched. And it's in excellent condition! Another purse we're proud to offer is an 800 silver fine mesh purse with bottom fringe. It's origin, judging from the hallmarks, is probably London, England, circa 1890. Other purses include Corde', Whiting & Davis Alumesh with Bakelite frame, tapestry, hand beaded, and tooled leather.

Royal Doulton's "Pomeroy" pattern was produced from the original Davenport engravings of 1793. The rims are slightly scalloped and fluted with an intricate flowers and fruit border. When there is a center motif, it's of a floral bouquet in an urn which sits on a wall. Doulton made this pattern in several styles, including all blue, all red, blue or red with multi-color border & no center design, and red with multi-color floral center. We've just listed several pieces of this latter style. What's interesting is that the center floral of the dinner plate differs from the center floral of the bread and butter or the soup bowl ~ each center is different. We have dinner plates, flat soups, bread and butters, tea plates, and cream soups and saucers.

Our glass hat selection has just grown from five to nineteen. We've added Fenton opalescent, cranberry optic, Blenko crackle glass, a black glass advertising, and others in milk glass, crystal, amber, and green.

We've created a new category named "Johnson Brothers" under the main heading "Dinnerware". This was to accommodate the newly added "English Chippendale" china. This pattern features an allover red design of Cabbage Roses, stems & leaves, and other blossoms on a white ground. The rims are scalloped and embossed. This is a popular pattern because it resembles the chintz designs so in demand today. We have dinner plates, bread and butters, fruit bowls, cups and saucers, platters, sugar bowl and creamer, and a wonderful round covered vegetable.

Other new items include Wade whimsies (nursery rhyme characters and wild animals), advertising playing cards (airlines, cruise ship, and Joe Camel), and a 7-piece pattern glass berry set in amber (ca. 1892). Everybody's heard of the Poky Little Puppy, but how many Poky figurines have you seen? We have one! Wouldn't he look cute displayed next to your childhood Golden Book?

Our Anniversary Sale is ongoing, and although newly listed, the items in the preceding paragraph are all marked down. The sale marks our 14th year in the antiques and collectibles business. Including internet auctions, we've satisfied over 1000 online customers, and hundreds before that locally. We back all our items with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. So visit our shop soon! Sale ends August 31st.