Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back to School Must-Have: Webster's Thesaurus

Webster's Standard Thesaurus

No writer, student, or home library should be without a reliable and up-to-date thesaurus. This softcover reference is in large print for ease of use for the whole family and is absolutely vital for back-to-school and business success. For additional photos and a detailed description, or to purchase this item, ***please click here.***

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Beautiful 10 KT Gold Marqiuse Ruby and Diamond Filegree Ring Size 7.5

Beautiful 10K Gold Marquise cut Ruby and Diamond Filigree Ring. The Ring is in Excellent Condition with light wear. The ring is approximately a size 7 ½. According to my jeweler there are 3 synthetic rubies and 2 diamond chips. The center ruby measures approximately ¼ an inch long by 1/8 of an inch wide. The inside of the ring is marked, “10K” and weights approximately 3 grams. This is a beautiful ring with open filigree work on the sides. This ring comes with a black ring box that is in Excellent Condition. This Ring would make a wonderful addition to your Ruby and Gold Jewelry Collection. For more information and pictures please Click here to view this auction

I have this ring for sale through OLAs Fixed Price Auction for $48.99 This is a great price!!! Please check out my OLA Store for more interesting items.
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Tea Leaf Variant Elsmore Pepperleaf Ironstone Bowl

Tea Leaf ironstone dishes were made in England first, and then America, beginning around the mid-nineteenth century. Sturdy white ironstone dishes were decorated with a copper luster design, usually in the form of a tea leaf. Finding a whole tea leaf in the bottom of a cup was considered a sign of good luck, so that is where the tea leaf decorating idea is said to have originated. Companies used other designs on ironstone pieces-these other designs are called "tea leaf variants."
This post is about a special antique bowl that is available for purchase at onlineauction.com. It is an ironstone bowl, and it is decorated with a tea leaf variant design, pepper leaf. In researching this bowl, it was difficult to find many examples of pepperleaf. This English bowl was made by Elsmore, and dates to circa 1872-1887. Collectors know ironstone/tea leaf pieces made by Elsmore & Forster; apparently, Elsmore had separated from his partner, Forster, when this bowl was made. From my research, ironstone/tea leaf oval serving bowls are also an uncommon find.

I would love to put this beautiful, rare, antique bowl in the hands of a collector who will appreciate and enjoy it. Difficult to put a value on a unique piece; price is certainly negotiable.

Click here to view the listing for this Elsmore Pepper Leaf Bowl.

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