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...and cafés throughout Belgium and the Netherlands. From grand mechanisms that replaced an entire orchestra to miniature instruments that fit in your pocket, the world of music boxes is as varied as the collectors who treasure them......in mind. The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature......of Odenwald subsequently adapted their meticulous skills to ivory. This specialized artistic tradition grew throughout Germany for centuries, yielding such marvellous works as this 4.75-inch-high miniature... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
...) is a box, usually rectangular-shaped, which houses within it a miniature automaton singing bird concealed below an oval lid and activated by means of an operating lever....... The whistle consists of a miniature organ pipe containing a close-fitting piston which can be moved up and down to give a range of notes of over an octave......to activate the musical melody. After singing, the miniature bird moves back inside and the lid automatically closes behind it. Photo courtesy of M.S. Rau.... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » March

...: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature Tankard While the first German ivory sculptures date back to well over a thousand years ago, the ivory trade to Germany was cut off during Ottoman rule in Northern Africa.......75-inch-high miniature tankard with a silver plate vessel. Price: $8,850  (SOLD) Chinese Garden Export Silver Tankard This double-skinned silver presentation tankard was built for export by Cutching of Canton in the mid-19th century... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » June

..., and the eight immortals of Chinese mythology, each seated upon his or her sacred animal, serve as pawns.   Anglo Indian Miniature Chess Table......      This next set is monumental even though its miniature in size. Carved with tortoiseshell and horn, produced in the region of Vizagapatam in the second quarter of the 19th century, this lovely veneered table has a petal-shaped outline with spandrels applied with pierced scrolling.......  The table includes a miniature ivory chess set and a sandalwood box with a sliding lid. All of these sets are a delight to see in person especially to feel the weight of the larger pieces in your hand... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...and cafés throughout Belgium and the Netherlands. From grand mechanisms that replaced an entire orchestra to miniature instruments that fit in your pocket, the world of music boxes is as varied as the collectors who treasure them......in mind. The high-quality repoussé work reveals an exciting battle scene, while the handle’s vibrant dragon sculpture evokes Chinese symbolism of good luck and strength. Price: $9,850 German Ivory Miniature......of Odenwald subsequently adapted their meticulous skills to ivory. This specialized artistic tradition grew throughout Germany for centuries, yielding such marvellous works as this 4.75-inch-high miniature... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Blog Archive » Melodious Mechanical Marvels: Antique Musi

...and cafés throughout Belgium and the Netherlands. From grand mechanisms that replaced an entire orchestra to miniature instruments that fit in your pocket, the world of music boxes is as varied as the collectors who treasure them... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Early private museums combined collections of manmade and natural objects. Tourists could also collect Italy itself, in miniature, through guidebooks and printed views....... Splendid images of ancient Rome were painstakingly recreated in miniature using tiny tiles and precious stones, in what is commonly known as micromosaic... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » February

...’s called in French, or a small ornamental case that women also used to carry their small utensils, a thimble and thread for sewing, or other miniature necessities during their daily activities... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » September

.... An extraordinary Colombian emerald smolders in this sumptuous ring This is such a ring.  It has it all: an Art Deco style setting that is a miniature work of art and an emerald so bright and clear, it’s unbelievable... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » April

...and cafés throughout Belgium and the Netherlands. From grand mechanisms that replaced an entire orchestra to miniature instruments that fit in your pocket, the world of music boxes is as varied as the collectors who treasure them... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » From Our Sales Team

...and cafés throughout Belgium and the Netherlands. From grand mechanisms that replaced an entire orchestra to miniature instruments that fit in your pocket, the world of music boxes is as varied as the collectors who treasure them... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Antiques

...and cafés throughout Belgium and the Netherlands. From grand mechanisms that replaced an entire orchestra to miniature instruments that fit in your pocket, the world of music boxes is as varied as the collectors who treasure them... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Jewelry

.... An extraordinary Colombian emerald smolders in this sumptuous ring This is such a ring.  It has it all: an Art Deco style setting that is a miniature work of art and an emerald so bright and clear, it’s unbelievable... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Glossary]
...) each box conceals a richly colored, hand-feathered miniature bird. When the lid is opened, the bird appears and sings a lovely tune, while moving his beak and flapping his wings... Read More »