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In : Uncategorized Comments : 0 Author : Louise M Date : 20 Jan 2019
Wonderful marriage certificate
Early American Fraktur

This beautiful piece of American history was painted between the American Revolution and the War of 1812.  It features a historic American eagle and is infused with the hope and promise of young love.

Look at the beautiful angels and the raspberries!  The colors are still vibrant despite 219 years of wear.

I suspect this was a treasured item, tucked away in a closet before it came to Antiques USA.

Last time I checked, it was still on the shelf.

In : Uncategorized Comments : 0 Author : Louise M Date : 20 Jan 2019
Early Sheraton Sugar Bowl

Maine had severed its ties from Massachusetts in 1820, and this beautiful Sheraton bowl was from around this time.  It shines with the beauty of coin silver, but it is only silver plate.  But, the bee hive design is meant to delight even the most staunch silver lover.   It is elegant and lovely.

Could it be from the home of a Kennebunkport sea captain who had enough means to fill this vessel to the brim?  Was it from the home of a Saco mill owner?  We don’t know.  It is paired with an equally lovely creamer.

 

In : Uncategorized Comments : 0 Author : Louise M Date : 20 Jan 2019
Early Pewter Vessel

There is nothing like the feel of early pewter.  It is inscribed with the name J Buckley.  I am not sure of its provenance, but it has the shape and feel of something from the mid-1800s.  If it was from Biddeford-Saco area, the mid-1850s was when the mills started to boom and the population in Biddeford-Saco exploded.

I’d like to think this tankard graced the table of a local tavern and was brimming over with fresh cider or ale.  It was poured for a traveller on the King’s Highway that extended from Falmouth to Boston.