New York, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2006
Nelson & Nelson Antiques announces the acquisition of a large collection of rare silver overlay perfume bottles, decanters and porcelain items, all beautifully accented with silver overlay decoration.
In Europe, silver and crystal were usually combined by topping cut glass items with silver stoppers, but Yankee ingenuity took a distinctly different approach and devised a new technique where the silver was chemically applied directly onto the glass in a variety of patterns. These were then decorated, often with exquisite detailing, into beautiful works of art. This uniquely American design style, named silver overlay, is now highly sought after by not only collectors, but all lovers of beautiful objects.
From approximately 1880 until the early 1920s, no upper middle class household in America would have been without items decorated with silver overlay. At the height of its popularity the technique was used to decorate vases, decanters, trivets and porcelain, all of which are now highly collectable. It is, however, the perfume and cologne bottles which remain the most prized among collectors, especially the rare colored glass items which remain both practical and beautiful and make wonderful gifts for any occasion.
Nelson & Nelson’s recent acquisition of a substantial collection of these “scent-sational” treasures includes items in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors, including the most desirable and rarer red and green colors. The collection also includes a large and comprehensive selection of Lenox porcelain items in a myriad of shapes and sizes.
Nelson & Nelson Antiques Inc. is a family-owned business run by the husband and wife team of Steve and Marge Nelson since 1975. Their glittering store, located on Park Avenue in the heart of New York City, always showcases a treasure trove of late 19th Century and early 20th Century sterling silver:--candle sticks, picture frames, trays, tea sets hollow ware, flatware, vanity items and the most comprehensive selection of silver overlay within New York and its surrounding area. There is also a large variety of bronze d’ore picture frames, cut crystal, unique objects of art, beautiful enamels and distinctive Victorian, Edwardian and Retro jewelry. In their over 30 years of business the Nelsons, together with their friendly and knowledgeable staff, have served thousands of satisfied customers and take pride in ensuring that every visit, either to their store or their website, will always be a sterling experience.
For more information visit them at: http://www.NelsonAndNelsonAntiques.com
or their store at 445 Park Avenue, New York, NY (between 56th and 57th Streets) Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5.30 p.m. (Closed Saturdays during July and August)
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