6 intriguing items coming to auction Oct. 15

By Antoinette Rahn

Every Sunday, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal hosts an online auction with a myriad of objects up for bid. Events like this online estate auction can be an excellent opportunity to acquire unique items for great prices.

Below are just six lots from the first of three sessions in the Sunday, Oct. 15 auction. Between the three sessions more than 1,100 lots will come across the auction block. 

Book or Nook?

This lot of various French book stash boxes, circa 17th century, brings a smile to my face. There’s something fascinating about a ‘double-agent’ antique, if you will. Can you imagine the various trinkets and treasures you can store in these stash boxes, hidden from sight? The largest box measures 6 by 6 by 7 inches. Learn more>>>

This antique Italian example is one of a couple different chess sets featured in the Oct. 15 auction. The carved figures make striking pieces and the board appears to be marble or a have a marble playing area.

Multi-Purpose Material

This vessel carved of carob wood (scientific name is ceratonia siliqua) is a species of tree often found in Mediterranean islands region. The carob tree produces a number of things including edible pods, and serves as the foundation for carob powder – an alternative to cocoa powder. This vessel bears the maker’s mark of G. Campbell on the bottom. It measures 8 by 10 by 10 inches.

Defining Details

The detail on the horses mane and what appears to be a bandana on the man’s neck is attention grabbing. The title of the bronze sculpture is “Man & Horse” and it was sculpted by R. Donaldson in the early part of the 20th century. The piece weighs a hefty 14 pounds.

This stylish handbag comprises of mesh and bears a colorful enamel pattern. This is certainly a conversation piece, whether part of a collection or a selection of vintage accessories. 

Prized Peanut Jar

The Cobalt blue of this lidded jar is stunning. The jar bears the company name Pennant and what appears to be the Mr. Peanut figure on the side. The jar appears to also indicate the cost is 5 cents. I can picture this jar, which measures 14 by 9 by 9 inches, filled with peanuts and perched on the counter of a general store. 

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