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Cool Antiques I Saw on 1st Dibs This Week

Once a week I get an email from 1st Dibs, letting me know that the week's new listings have been posted. What with the cold gloomy winter weather, I thought I'd check the new items out, and look for some goodies to cheer me up.

What a batch of treasures I found. An eclectic mix, from carnival games, to fabulous jewelry. Here are my current faves:

  • Folk Art Carnival Mermaid
  • Belgiumcirca 1930's
  • Fantastic multi--lighted mermaid from a European carnival. Wood frame.
  • Price$2,450

  • Carved Rock Crystal Buddha Pendant
  • European1930's
  • Wonderfully carved sitting Buddha pendant. Rose cut diamonds set in platinum accent the rock crystal quartz figure. The back of the piece is engraved with the image of Buddha as well.
  • Price$4,950

  • Red Peking Glass Art Deco Buddha Pendant
  • France1920's
  • This Buddha is as happy as Buddhas get. In bold red Peking glass, this platinum Art Deco piece is accented with black enamel and rose cut diamonds. All that dropped from an Old Mine Cut pear diamond.
  • Price$3,750

  • Unusual Tifari Question Mark Brooch - Clip
  • United States1940
  • This is fun brooch measures 3."h x 1.5"w.
  • The blue faceted glass stone at the bottom moves. Marked with the crown, it is an early piece designed by Alfred Phillippe, who also designed for Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels.
  • Price$750

Wow -- I think I just saved myself around $30,000.00! And look at all the fun I had -- for free!

I think the question mark pin was a good choice to end with, as a symbol of "You never know what you'll find!" Can't wait to see what I actually do find this year... Happy New Year!

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