Victorian, Art Nouveau & Art Deco Gold With Precious Stones
Native American Sterling With Turquoise & Coral
German Chromolithographic print of early Santas in a truck one in a blue robe and one in red. The truck is full of Christmas presents and trees and the entire card is surrounded by silver plate tinsel. A wonderful addition to your Christmas tree or as a gift. Circa 1890’s.
7” Wide x 7” High x .25” Deep
Chinese export green Fitzhugh pattern open serving bowl with butterfly border and inner “fish roe” trim ring. Circa 1850.
9.75” Diameter x 2.25” High
1890’s scrap and tinsel ornament German Chromolithographic print of early Santa and holly with silver plate tinsel surround.
5” Wide x .5” Deep x 9.5” High
Handmade old Sheffield early Georgian hand hammered plate coffee pot with a bird spout, unmarked. Resting on a George III era Mathew Boulton under tray with double sun markings circa 1870.
Coffee Pot 7.25” Wide x 4.5” Deep x 11” High
Tray 6” Diameter x .75” High
A fine and collectible coral swirl graniteware roasting pan retaining its original liner. Circa 1890.
19.5” Wide x 12” Deep x 9” High
Donald King Cowan, ISA AM
Donald King Cowan, ISA AM, a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, is a Dallas antiques dealer and appraiser specializing in fine quality 18th and 19th century American furniture, decorative accessories and quilts as well as Chinese Export porcelain. At Snider Plaza Antiques he offers a large selection of collectible Native American turquoise and sterling silver jewelry along with gold estate jewelry from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. In addition, each fall he presents a unique selection of vintage Christmas items, including early German Nativity sets, hand-blown glass ornaments and handmade feather trees.
An Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers, Cowan has written several appraisal columns for regional magazines and trade publications. The founder of the Antiques Roundtable Seminar Series, which offers in-depth instruction in antiques and decorative arts, he also co-hosts the popular interactive appraisal program Tea Time Appraisal Fair with fellow appraiser C.L. “Sam” Webb, is a frequent guest speaker on American antiques and has taught continuing education courses on antiques and decorative arts for Southern Methodist University and Brookhaven College.
Cowan also helped appraise the Bybee Collection of 18th and 19thcentury Americana for the Dallas Museum of Art. He is a past president of the North Texas Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers and currently serves as Authenticity Advisor for the Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas.