Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Recent Additions at Hourglass Antiques & Collectibles

New this week is a set of Frankart chariot horse-head bookends from 1934. With manes flying and nostrils flaring, they cry "Art Deco" in a bold way! They are a golden color over gray metal, and have developed a fine bronze patina over the years. They're marked, "Frankart Inc. Pat. Appld For" on the base. According to the "Collector's Guide To Bookends", these are considered very hard-to-find.

Another rare find is our Royal Copley "Stuffed Animal" elephant planter. Reminiscent of the poem, "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat", these pieces have prominent 'seam stitching' and colorful patterns. This fella is off-white with lime green polka-dots and has his original foil sticker. He's circa 1940's and in excellent condition.

Also seldom seen is our Doranne of California circus elephant cookie jar. She's decorated with curlyQ swirls and wears a ruffled collar. With her trunk pointed straight up and her ears straight out, it's hard to believe she's survived in such great condition.

We've also added an amber Depression glass beverage set in the "Old English" pattern, a milk glass swung vase with hand painted Magnolias, a circa 1880 hand painted glass oil lamp, a pair of intricately carved cinnabar urns on wooden stands, a Lenox Belleek mug with dragon handle, Nippon, Czech, and German porcelain, and miscellaneous Barberiana.

Our special this month is a coupon for $15. off any order of $55. or more, or $40. off any order of $150. or more. These are good through October 15, 2005, and can be used with regular priced AND sale merchandise! We back all purchases with a 7-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. So kick off your shoes and pay us a visit real soon!