Flora Danica Porcelain Dinner Service

Flora Danica Porcelain Dinner Service

This remarkable 119-piece Flora Danica dinner service was crafted by the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory. From the rich, hand-painted botanical motifs to the delicate rose accents, each piece in this set reflects the meticulous skill and artistry necessary to produce such an… Read More »
Artillery Shell Cocktail shaker

Artillery Shell Cocktail Shaker

This incredibly rare artillery shell cocktail shaker, crafted by the Gorham Silver Company, is one of the very few remaining of its kind with all of its original parts. Sleek and aerodynamic, the shaker is one of the tallest ever produced and, as a drink-making kit, it is a model of… Read More »
Wedgwood First Edition Numbered Copy of the Portland Vase

Wedgwood First Edition Numbered Copy of the Portland Vase

This extraordinary copy of the legendary Portland Vase is one of the remarkably rare numbered First Editions crafted by Josiah Wedgwood, the greatest ceramics manufacturer of the 18th century. A tour-de-force of ceramic art, the Portland Vase First Editions are regarded as one of the… Read More »
Chopard Happy Spirit Earrings

Happy Spirit Diamond Earrings by Chopard

Shimmering white diamonds totaling 2.32 carats dance in these Happy Spirit earrings by Chopard of Switzerland. Concentric circles of diamonds are visible through synthetic sapphire crystals and move freely with the wearer. The diamonds are graded F color and VS1 clarity. Crafted of 18K… Read More »
Gifts for Him

Top 5 Gifts for Him

Only the best for your loved one this holiday season! From Cartier to Christofle, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the men on your list at M.S. Rau Antiques. Shop Gifts for Him Read More »
Decorative Canes

Decorative Canes

The decorative canes available to collectors today are those hailing primarily from the second half of the 19th century and into the 1920s. Most decorative canes have a plain shaft with a decorative handle crafted from a variety of materials. Silver handles were widely produced during this… Read More »
Folk Art Cane Video

Folk Art Canes

Folk art canes, unlike their more formal counterparts, by definition were made by single, often untrained artisans. There purpose was to cast attention on the creator not the carrier; they were an expression of the artists skill and personality and can be distinguished from formal canes in… Read More »
System Canes

Systems Canes

System canes are the most highly collected types of canes and there are literally thousands of types from which to choose. A system cane is one that has a dual purpose or hidden meaning or function. These canes were used in much the same way as we use a wallet or a purse today and wealthy… Read More »
Weapons Canes

Weapons Cane

Weapons canes present the more sinister side of the system cane and often carry the highest price tags. They are among the most complex of canes as they were skillfully crafted to conceal a host of deadly weapons. Seemingly innocuous and plain in demeanor with little embellishment, these… Read More »
Italian Baroque Iron Strong Box

Italian Baroque Iron Strong Box

This rare Italian Baroque strong box is crafted of reinforced wrought iron and is designed to be virtually indestructible. Intended to secure one's most precious valuables, the fascinating safe is enveloped in thick iron strap work that surrounds its massive walnut frame. The defining… Read More »