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Spanish "Jabon Medicina" translates to "medical or medicated soap." Pretty pure white porcelain, heavy but translucent. The label is applied gold leaf on Japan black done by a professional, who was known in those days as, a labeler. The lettering, in this case, looks to have been cut with the aid of a stencil plate. The red color is hand painted, as I can see the brush strokes. A beautiful and rare example of antique druggist shop furniture, as it was called.
The gold bands on the jar bottom are gold leaf also. The gold on the lid appears to have been painted and has not held up as well as the gold leaf.
It is not marked. Maybe from Mexico or Spain. We purchased it from an estate sale in Atlanta.
Stands about 10 inches high with the lid. Weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks, or crazing. Very clean and pretty inside.
From the estate of a retired US Navy Rear Admiral. Extremely rare. Most of these old plates were melted for the copper during World War II.
Solid copper plate, it is a scientific work of art. Used to print a waterway navigation map through the islands of the west Coast of Kyushu, Japan.
This is a reverse plate so the first and last 2 pictures are actual while the others are shown in reverse.
Very large and heavy. It weighs 27.5 pounds, measures 30.5 by 27.5 inches.
It contains the following information:
Condition: Good, the white specks are just lint where I had it on a towel.
- Title is "Amakusakami Jima, Yanagino Seto and Approaches."
- From a Japanese survey of 1903, chart numbers 208, 237.
- Originally commissioned by the US Secretary of the Navy in 1906.
- Published by the Hydrographic Office in Washington, DC.
- 3rd edition from November 1921, plate number 2290.
- Paper maps created from it were sold to sea captains for 30 cents US.
- Depth measurements are in fathoms and feet.
- Latitude of 32,32,53 N and Longitude of 130,25,53 E.
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Old time blown mold glass candy jar with green tint to keep the candy fresh. 3 sided to sit in a corner.
15 1/2 inches tall with the lid. Each of the three sides are almost 9 inches across. Weighs over 7 pounds.
Shows age in that it has some bubbles and striation marks. And it has impurities or sand specks in the glass. Also the foot shows table wear.
The lid has a ribbed (not screw) neck. I'm guessing it had a cork or rubber gasket.
Condition: Excellent, no chips or cracks.
2005 Bombay Furniture Co of Canada. Great for collectibles or jewelry.
Twelve compartments 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 inch deep. The chest is 13 1/8 x 12 x 3 3/8 high.
Black lacquer wood with beveled glass lid. Brass handles. Made in China.
Selling the box, the tea is free because it dates to 2005.
Condition: No damage.
Condesa de Leganza wines are from Spain. The lady cameo is on the lid and two sides, not on the ends or bottom.
I don't know how old these are, but the company is now using a full lady silhouette logo instead of the head cameo. These nice wine boxes came from a liquor store that was closing.
Sliding door and wood dividers for 12 wine bottles. Plywood with heavy staples. Each one is 13 1/2 inches by 10 3/8. 12 3/4 inches tall.
The inside dimension of each bottle slot is 2 7/8 inches by 11 7/8 deep.
I can think of a hundred decorating and storage ideas for these, especially in a bathroom or kitchen. But, of course, they would be nice for a wine collector.
Condition: In great sturdy condition. One has numbers written on the lid.
Antique wood display case with embossed tin sign insert in the door. Nice hand carved bottom indicates the arts & crafts era, (1880s-1920s).
Measures aproximately 17 by 12 1/2 by 4. There is one shelf inside and hangers for shelves that were never used.
The door reads, "Eat and drink Ambrosia chocolate and cocoa made in Milwaukee."
Condition: Minor scratches and a wear spot beside the little girl as shown. The hardware looks to be original.