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IN HONOR OF ST. VALENTINE  : "PAIRS"

   

(May they never be separated by more than the length of a sofa...)

   

....FURNITURE

 

 

 

  Fine & Rare Pair of George III Satinwood Collector's Cabinets

England, c1790, engraved Old Sheffield Plate pulls  - SOLD

Rare Pair of George III Mahogany Bookcases

England, c1800, possibly by Gillows - SOLD


 

 

 

 

Pair of Baltic Marble-Top Corner Console, Probably Russian

1st Quarter of 19th Century, Gilt Bronze Mounts - SOLD

Pair of Northern European Fruitwood & Mahogany Games Tables

c1740, Oak Substrate, Original Finish, Probably Belgium  - SOLD


 

....CERAMICS

 

Pair of Chinese Export Molded Escallop Shell Sweetmeats

Qianlong, China c1750, 6" Wide

SOLD

Pair of Ming Kraak Dishes, Rinadli, Border VIII

China c1595-1615 (a similar dish in Rinaldi's personal collection)

SOLD


 

Pair of Kangxi Miniature Blue & White Rouleau Vases

3.5" High, China 1662-1722

SOLD

Pair of First Period Worcester Large Bowls

Rock Strata Pattern, England c1770-80, 8-5/8" Wide

SOLD


 

....SILVER

 

 

 

 

Large Pair of George III Scottish Silver Goblets

Alexander Gardner, Edinburgh, 1801, 8.25" High / 22.6 oz.

Savage's head below motto : Will God I Shall (Menzies)

SOLD

Large Pair of George III Old Sheffield Plate 3-Arm 4-Light

Candelabra, Convertible to Candlesticks, with central flame

England, c1815, 21.5" High 

SOLD


 

 

Pair of George III Silver Tea Caddies

Peter & William Bateman, London, 1805

Pair of George II Silver Salvers

William Peaston, London, 1752, Arms of Custance

SOLD


 

And...let's not forget Yogi Berra's instructions :

"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!"

George III Silver Wine Coasters, John Rowbotham & Co, 1775

Crested for Everard & an Unknown Family

 


 

....& PEOPLE

 

There's a contemporary song that re-tells Aristophanes' speech on the origin of love from Plato's c380 B.C. Symposium (a drinking party), in which the nature of love is examined by a group of intoxicated philosophers.

 

Once upon a time :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the earth was still flat, and the clouds made of fire,

And mountains stretched up to the sky, sometimes higher,

Folks roamed the earth like big rolling kegs.        

They had two sets of arms. They had two sets of legs.

They had two faces peering out of one giant head

So they could watch all around them as they talked,

While they read

And they never knew nothing of love.

It was before the origin of love..."
 

 

 

 

Soon the gods became quite threatened by folks' power - so much so that Zeus decided it best to cut

the folks in half with his lightning bolts. Then an Indian god pulled the hole to the front, and sewed it up as

a belly button to remind them forever of the pain and loss of the other half.  Osiris and the gods of the Nile,

with hurricane force winds, rain and tidal waves, scattered them even further across the land.

 

Ever since, we have been searching in the face of another for our severed half - and once found, wrapping our

arms around each other to shove the pair back together again, trying to put an end to the pain that had cut a

straight line down through the heart.

This was the beginning of love - "the origin of love".

 

To hear the song and watch the funny little morphing drawings on YouTube, search:

"The Origin of Love" , as performed by Hedwig and the Angry Inch, From the Broadway Musical

 

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!


Millicent Ford Creech

Caroline Harrison

 

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In Honor of St. Valentine's, Pairs   (May they never be separated by more than the length of a sofa...)