Category Archives: antique

Historic Admiral Beatty Hotel Sugar Bowl from 1939 Royal Visit – Heavy Silver Plate

This is a sugar bowl from the historic Admiral Beatty Hotel in Saint John, New Brunswick, built in 1925. This sugar bowl is part of the silver service designed specifically for the 1939 royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The service was used in 1951 by Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (now Queen Elizabeth II), with her husband, Prince Philip when they visited Canada on the King’s behalf.

This piece also is historic in the struggle for civil rights in Canada. The dining room of the Admiral Beatty Hotel was ‘Whites Only’ until 1959, when the New Brunswick government forced it’s integration on the request of Mrs. Lena O’Ree.

The Liberal party, in gratitude for the Black vote, asked Mrs. O’Ree if it could do anything for the Black community. She asked that Blacks be admitted to the dining room of the Admiral Beatty Hotel. It is somewhat ironic that today, the restaurant in the Admiral Beatty building is owned and managed by a Black female chef.

The sugar bowl is made of heavy silver-plate on nickel silver. It was made by Wm. A. Rogers Ltd. (then owned by the Oneida Community) in Canada. It is stamped as ‘Heirloom Plate’.

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Vintage Nu Jersey-Creme Company Soda Syphon / Seltzer Bottle Manufactured by British Syphon Co. Ltd.

This is a charming vintage soda syphon, also called a seltzer bottle, that was made by the British Syphon Company Limited for the Toronto company, Nu Jersey-Creme. The acid-etched logo of an elephant is in clear and striking shape.

This is delightful piece of history and will set off any bar that displays it.

Vintage Nu Jersey-Creme Company Soda Syphon / Seltzer Bottle Manufactured by British Syphon Co. Ltd.

Vintage Nu Jersey-Creme Company Soda Syphon / Seltzer Bottle Manufactured by British Syphon Co. Ltd.

Vintage Nu Jersey-Creme Company Soda Syphon / Seltzer Bottle Manufactured by British Syphon Co. Ltd.

Vintage Nu Jersey-Creme Company Soda Syphon / Seltzer Bottle Manufactured by British Syphon Co. Ltd.

Vintage Nu Jersey-Creme Company Soda Syphon / Seltzer Bottle Manufactured by British Syphon Co. Ltd.

Vintage Nu Jersey-Creme Company Soda Syphon / Seltzer Bottle Manufactured by British Syphon Co. Ltd.

Antique Victorian Nippon Hand Painted Rising Sun Salt Dish/Cellar with Gilt Flower Pattern

This is an antique salt dish/cellar made in Japan between 1890 and 1920. This is indicated by the Nippon porcelain mark on the bottom. The mark itself indicates it was most likely made by Noritake.

Salt dishes were very popular on the Victorian woman’s dining table as a way to display a flair for the posh!

Antique Victorian Nippon Hand Painted Rising Sun Salt Dish/Cellar with Gilt Flower Pattern

Antique Victorian Nippon Hand Painted Rising Sun Salt Dish/Cellar with Gilt Flower Pattern

Antique Victorian Nippon Hand Painted Rising Sun Salt Dish/Cellar with Gilt Flower Pattern

Antique Victorian Nippon Hand Painted Rising Sun Salt Dish/Cellar with Gilt Flower Pattern

Antique Edwardian Solid Bronze Candelabra/Candlestick – Crescent Motif

This is an Edwardian two-candle candelabra/candlestick with a crescent motif made of solid, cast bronze and painted in gold. It has no maker’s mark that I can find. It is very solid, and has an excellent weight.

It is 7″ high, 6″ wide with a 3″ by 3″ base.

Antique Victorian Bronze Candelabra

Antique Victorian Bronze Candelabra

Antique Victorian Bronze Candelabra

Antique Victorian Bronze Candelabra

Antique Victorian Bronze Candelabra

Antique Victorian Bronze Candelabra

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif – Morning Glory

This Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with a Flower Motif featuring a Morning Glory bloom is a delicate work of fine craftsmanship. The enameled porcelain of the spoon’s bowl matches the delicate work in the silver stem, ending with the single stag hoof.

The spoon is Germanic in origin is teaspoon sized.

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antique Sterling Silver Stag Hoof Enameled Decorative Spoon with Flower Motif - Morning Glory

Antque Hand-carved Rosewood Trivet Made in India

A beautiful, antique hand-carved rosewood trivet made in India with a decorative grape leaf design. It measures 12″ across and 1 1/2″ high. The top is one solid piece of rosewood.
The design is Edwardian and of high quality. This piece would benefit from an application of tung oil. ThisĀ  trivet is from an era when uniting the function and art of an everyday item was the goal.

Antique Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Antique Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Antique Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Antique Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Antique Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Antique Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Edwardian Rosewood Trivet - Carved in India

Antique No. 1 Bolinder’s Meat Mincer/Grinder

Antique No. 1 Bolinder’s Meat Grinder, originally uploaded by GranniesKitchen.

An early model of Bolinder’s Meat Mincer, marked No. 1. Made of cast iron in Stockholm, Sweden, the grinder blade is still razor sharp, so watch your fingers!

Bolinder was one large manufacturer of marine diesel engines and tractors until it was purchased by Volvo in the 1950’s. Bolinder’s precision metal work was famous and makes this mincer a long-lasting, solid kitchen tool.

Antique Bolinder's Meat Mincer/Grinder

Antique Bolinder's Meat Mincer/Grinder