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Preston Antique Centre Gallery

Uncommon Antiques and Oddities

number of items = 18

ICONIC VINTAGE ENAMEL TOILET SIGN 'LADIES' AND 'GENTLEMEN' - RAILWAY STATION/ UNDERGROUND

Item: Vintage Enamel 'Ladies' Toilet Sign.

Description: Iconic British toilet sign for the 'Ladies'. Instantly recognisable from underground rest rooms and railway stations. This example probably dates to the mid-century, circa 1950's - 70's. In good, heavy quality steel with black-on-white enamel. A large size at around 3 feet wide, perfect for an industrial themed interior, home, hotel, bar, cafe, shop etc. We have also listed the 'Gents' sign.

Measurements: Width 915mm. Height 250mm.

Condition Report: Good order with no damage save for an odd chip.
Item: Vintage Enamel 'Gentlemen' Toilet Sign.

Description: Iconic British toilet sign for the 'Gents'. Instantly recognisable from underground rest rooms and railway stations. This example probably dates to the mid-century, circa 1950's - 70's. In good, heavy quality steel with black-on-white enamel. A large size at around 3 feet wide, perfect for an industrial themed interior, home, hotel, bar, cafe, shop etc. We have also listed the 'Ladies' sign.

Measurements: Width 915mm. Height 300mm.

Condition Report: Good order with no damage save for an odd chip.

Seller: West Pennine Antiques
W 3194

Price - £175 Each

 
 
RARE VINTAGE SHOP ADVERTISING BILLIKEN, THE GOD OF THINGS AS THEY OUGHT TO BE.

Item: Rare Early 20thC Chalkware Advertising Billiken.

Description: Pretty certain you won't find another one of these! Quite a large example of a chalkware Billiken, or 'The God of Things as They Ought to Be' advertising soft drink maker 'Nuttall's Pop'. His mouth has a hole (original) which I assume was for offering your customers a complementary cigarette. Would most likely have sat on a shop counter. Date-wise, I'd suggest 1930 or so. And interesting piece.

Measurements: Height 135mm (9 1/4").

Condition Report: Age related chips here and there which have been over-painted, otherwise fine.
Seller: West Pennine Antiques
W 3169

Price - £POA

 
 
19TH CENTURY COW HORN & MAHOGANY HAT OR HALL STAND

QUIRKY COW HORN HALL STAND REDUCED FOR WALL HANGING WITH 8 HORNS ON A MAHOGANY SUPPORT.
DIMENSIONS:
99CM TALL
45CM WIDE
25CM DEEP
Seller: Adams Antiques
W 3148

Price - £295

 
 
Lord Of The Rings Pewter Goblet

A Lord Of The Rings pewter goblet.
Dimensions; Height: 20cm
Seller: R. Leach
W 3035

Price - £45

 
 
Metal Sculpture Man Donkey and Cart

An unusal and primitive metal sculpture of an old man, donkey and cart, mounted on wood base. Probably Irish.
Dimensions; Height: 21cm, Width: 31cm, Depth: 19cm
Seller: Luigino Vescovi Antiques
W 3016

Price - £60

 
 
19th Century American Tortoise Spittoon

A 19th century, American, tortoise shaped spittoon without dish, by Golden and Jacobs.
Dimensions; Height: 10cm, Width: 34cm, Depth: 27cm
Seller: The Antique Trade Warehouse
W 2502

Price - £365

 
 
19th Century American Tortoise Spittoon

Picture 2.
W 2502

 
 
Victorian Cast Iron Spiral Staircase

A Victorian, cast iron, 11 tread spiral staircase. Complete.
Seller: The Antique Trade Warehouse
W 2264

Price - £1500

 
 
Rare Medicine Dispensing Cabinet & Bottles

Picture 2.
W 1935

 
 
19th Century Misers Purse

An attractive 19th century Miser's purse,
also known as a ring or string purse, or finger purse.
Very good condition.
Dimensions; Length: 40cm, Width: 6cm
Seller: P. Nelson
W 1662

Price - £88

 
 
Museum Specimen Cabinets

Picture 2.
W 1484

 
 
Unusual Pair of Matching Inlaid Mahogany Trays. Picture 2.

Picture 2.
W 453

 
 
Timing Clock in Box

A timing clock, marked " Toulet Imperator ", in box with label from The Automatic Timing Clock Ltd. Fair condition.
Dimensions; Height: 20cm, Width: 20cm
Seller: Q'Ti'Ques
W 434

 
 
Arabic folding Jardiniere Stand

An unusual hardwood, folding jardiniere stand, all beautifully carved from one piece of wood. Fair condition.
Seller: L. Tidswell
W 204

Price - £110

 
 
Late 18th Century Brass Roasting Jack

An early piece in superb condition! This late 18th century brass roasting jack is a real gem from the period.
Seller: P.A.C.
W 60

Price - £280

 
 
Pub Sign Commisioned By The Queens Lancs Regiment

A double sided pub sign, commissioned by The Queens Lancashire Regiment, to commemorate the regiments new cap badge. It was painted for the new County Arms Pub in 1969. The Queens Lancs regiment was disbanded in 2009 and was re-named The Duke Of Lancs Regiment.
Dimensions; Height: 122cm, Width: 91cm

Price - £ - SOLD

 
 
Victorian Witches Ball

A Victorian, mercury glass witches ball. Original condition.
Seller: P. Nelson
W 1822

Price - £ - SOLD

 
 
Coco-De-Mer Nut

A genuine ,polished, Coco-De-Mer nut from the Seychelles. Approximately 70 years old, no seeds inside.
The nut of the Coco de Mer, a species of rare palm tree which is endemic only to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, is very large (the largest seed in the plant kingdom) and is oddly shaped, being the shape and size of a woman's disembodied buttocks on one side, and a woman's thighs on the other side. Not surprisingly, this nut was viewed by people in other parts of the world as a rare and fascinating object with mythological and even magical properties. The nature and origin of this extraordinary nut was mysterious, and the propagation of the tree was not understood. A number of legends arose both about the nuts, and about the trees that produce them.
Dimensions; Height: 29cm, Width: 29cm, Depth: 16cm
Seller: P. Nelson
W 1646

Price - £ - SOLD

 
 


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