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A Gallery of Examples of Offerings from Our Ruby Lane Store

Page updated September 12, 2018

If uou are an antique or collectible buyer, whether a collector or dealer, you are invited to browse our examples shown on this page or go to our Ruby Lane store to peruse our complete inventory. We add items regularly, so visit us often. Enjoy ...Ruby Lane. You may also click on any of the photos to view more photos of each item.

Contemporary Jackass Ugly Jug by Karen Labarga

An earlier example of Karen's work, signed and numbered "655." The back of the jug also has her trademark skeleton and is inscribed, "Little Jackass." It measures 7 inches high by 4 inches in diameter and is in new condition. (N291) $160.00

Item ID: RL-000031

Karen Labarga was born in 1954 and lives in Plantation Florida. Her work is best known for her Devil jugs, but she also makes other types of pottery as you can see.

Wrought Iron 18th Century Betty Lamp

This is a fine genuine example of an 18th century four wick hand forged wrought iron betty lamp or cruise lamp. It measures5 3/8 inches tall and the hanging chain with hook extends 8 inches. The chain links and hook are gracefully forge twisted. The body itself is forged from 1/4 inch thick iron. Probably of central European origin but I guarantee it is of the period. (F310)  [SOLD]

18th Century Courting Mirror

Reverse painted glass border and crest on this very nice 18th century courting mirror. The crest is a floral painting and the sides are a floral motif. It measures 10 1/2 inches wide by 15 1/2 inches tall and is in near fine condition with the minor exception of a 2 1/4 inch piece of molding missing. (see photos). The mirror glass is probably an old replacement and has some minor loss to the silvering. Even with these caveats, it still rates very good condition and is offered at a very competitive price. (N349) $695.00 (click on the photo for more detail and photos)

Item ID:RL-000048

These mirrors were very popular in the 18th century and many were imported to the United States as gifts from suitors to their intended.

Vintage German Porcelain Group

This very fine large porcelain figural group is in perfect condition with no damage, cracks, chips or repairs. It measures 9 1/2 inches tall by 9 1/2 inches wide and is marked simply, "Germany" in script. The ladies porcelain skirts are decorated with hand painted flowers as is the entire piece. One lady is holding a book while the other appears to be holding something she just removed from her purse, while the gentleman is looking on. The small details are finely executed. (AM285) [SOLD]

Item ID:RL-000082 (Click on photo to go to detail page)

Signed and Dated Iridescent Vase

This beautiful rainbow iridescent vase measures 5 3/4 inches tall by 4 inches diameter and is in perfect condition. It is absolutely beautiful, the photo barely does it justice. It is signed and dated, but the only portion of the signature I can read is "glass," and the date reads "198[7 or 9]" These iridescent pieces are extremely difficult to create. (AM190) [SOLD]

Item ID:RL-000062 (click on photo for more details)

Napoleon III Era Tantalus with Glassware

This is a gorgeous rosewood veneered tantalus with boulle marquetry and containing an almost complete set of etched crystal glassware. It measures 12 1/2 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches deep by 10 1/4 inches high in closed position. The glassware is unsigned, but is fine crystal. The set originally had 16 cordial glasses and is missing 6. The four decanters are original with one missing its stopper. All the glass is in perfect condition as is the box itself. These sets are known as Cave au Liqueur in French. (W366) [SOLD](click on the photo for more detail and photos)

Item ID:RL-000060

Boulle marquetry refers to an inlay technique employing metals and other materials such as tortoise shell in inlay work. It was developed in the 18th century and became popular again in the second half of the 19th century

19th Century Damascus Steel Bladed Mughal Dagger With Carved Camel Bone Handle

19th Century Indian Mughal dagger with carved camel bone handle in the figure of a ram's head. As can be seen in the photos, the handle was pieced together then carved. Beautiful Damascus steel blade with a silver inlaid "rain guard" in front of the handle. The scabbard is of wood covered with purple felt sewn together with red silk thread and gold thread. The length is 11 1/2 inches overall, the blade, 7 1/2 inches. A fine example in fine condition. (AM193) [SOLD] (Click on the photo for more details and photos)

Item ID:RL-00002

Although I date this knife as 19th Century, it could easily be 18th Century or earlier as the early Mughal Daggers very often were fitted with felt covered scabbards. The "Classic Period" of the Indian Mughal Empire began around 1655 with the ascension of Akbar  the Great to the throne. Under the rule of Akbar and his son Jahangir, India enjoyed economic progress as well as religious harmony, and the monarchs were interested in local religious and cultural traditions.

Chateau des Reves Porcelain Casket Box

Antique Sevres France Chateau des Reves porcelain dresser box framed in ormolu, celeste blue background with hand embellished gilded wheat stalks. The top is hand painted depicting an 18th century courting scene. Artist signed, but indecipherable. Interior is glazed white with painted florals top and bottom. It bears the copper red "Chateau des Reves" with three pointed crown and wreath mark with a cursive blue over-glaze mark , "LS" between stars. It measures 2 3/4 inches high by 7 inches long by 3 1/2 inches deep. Fine condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. (AG406) [SOLD] (For more photos and details, click on the photo)

Item ID:RL-000075

Large Royal Doulton Character Jug- Fireman D6697

This Royal Doulton character jug is D6697 and was copyrighted in 1982. It was designed by Jerry D. Griffiths and modeled by Robert Tabbenor. Fine, like new condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. Approximately 7 inches high. (AG382) $65 (For more character jugs and further details, click on the photo)

Item ID:RL-000049

Thank you for viewing our gallery. These few pieces are only a small representation of our total offerings that are continuing to grow. Please visit our store at Ruby Lane.

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