Antique silver pomander Low Countries. An antique silver pomander, of spherical form on domed foot, divided into six segments released by a turning top, the exterior depicting dense foliage and flowers, the interior engraved with hatched floral motifs, each segment numbered and with slide-off cover (one later replacement). The Low Countries, circa 1640
Burford, the tiny Oxfordshire town named as one of the Most Idyllic Places on the planet
Set on a steep hill leading down to the River Windrush, Burford has a fine collection of topsy turvy cottages, ancient stone townhouses and a host of tea rooms and antique shops. Burford gets pretty busy but its picture postcard streets are well worth it and if you wander off down the laneways you'll be transported back in time. There's an excellent garden centre on the outskirts and the lovely Cotswold Wildlife Park just down the road.
China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hair ornaments; formed as single and double pronged hairpins, four earpick-hairpins, one formed as a pagoda containing a seated figure, the others with foliate designs, insects and birds | Qing Dynasty | 2'800£ ~ sold (May '15)