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Shiebler Sterling Copper Mixed Metal Bug On Leaf Brooch, Victorian Antique C1885

   Please take a moment to read the entire description and view all of the photographs. Presented is an antique c. 1885 mixed metals brooch by George Shiebler. It is shaped as a naturalistic leaf in handwrought silver. It has textured detailing and its original satin finish. At the center of the leaf is a superbly detailed copper beetle. Shieblers mixed metal bug pieces are my favorite. 3 1/8 long by 15/16 at the widest point. Fine original finish front and back, appealing coloration on the copper. Sales are final unless an item is found to be meaningfully misdescribed. All ...

Antique Victorian Mechanical Doorbell & Copper Plated Twist C1885 By Sargent

   Antique Victorian Mechanical Doorbell & Copper Plated Twist c1885 by Sargent. This antique mechanical doorbell was manufactured in the late 19th century by Sargent. The plain bell cover is cast iron with a worn nickel plating and the base is cast iron. The simple twist is copper-plated steel and has a warm patina. The doorbell, which produces a higher-pitched repeating ring, is in excellent working condition and can be activated by twisting in either direction. Ready to be installed on your door, it's a charming set. Bell base measures 3 5/8 across. Twist base is 1 5/8" by 3 1/4". Rod...

Antique Victorian Mechanical Doorbell & Fancy Copper Push Button Unusual C1885

   Antique Victorian Mechanical Doorbell & Fancy Copper Push Button - Unusual. This rare mechanical doorbell set has an unusual push-button mechanism. The beautiful antique button is stamped copper and has a Victorian design. The Bakelite button connects to the back of the bell: when pushed, it activates the mechanical bell on the inside. The antique bell is cast iron with worn brass plating on the cover, and the base has a very nice and finely incised period design. This bell produces a clear, repeating ring both on push and release of the button. The doorbell, which was made in the...
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