20 December 2011

The Twelve Days of Christmas

 With only five days left until Christmas Day we thought we would give you a round up of some last minute Christmas gifts in a truly festive way.  The Twelve Days of Christmas is a traditional English carol where each day a gift is given from the true love of the receiver.  Here is a modern day version...with antiques from Grays dealers of course!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

12 Drummers Drumming
Rare Dutch Delft Blue & White Tile, c1600. From Guest & Gray.

11 Pipers Piping
Meerschaum & Amber Victorian Pipe. From Hallmark Antiques.

10 Lords-a-Leaping

9ct Gold Royal Guardsman Charm, c1940. From The Antique Jewellery Company.

9 Ladies Dancing
French Art Deco Moulin Rouge Brooch. From Anthea AG Antiques.
8 Maids-a-Milking

19th Century Staffordshire Figures with Milk Pail. From Mary Jane Priebe.
 7 Swans-a-Swimming
Kigu Vintage Powder Compact with Swan. From Gillian Horsup.
6 Geese-a-Laying
Silver Egg Shaped Jewellery Box, Chester 1909. From Evonne Antiques.

5 Gold Rings
Gold Posy Ring c1680-1700. From Rowan & Rowan.

4 Colly Birds
17th Century Chinese Vase with Birds, c1600. From Anita Gray.

3 French Hens
18th Century Japanese Rooster & Hen. From Anita Gray.

2 Turtle Doves
18th Century Chinese Cloisonne Birds. From Jeremy Mason.

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Pair of Partridge & Pheasant Menu Holders, c1906. From Vine Antiques.
 Grays is open until 4pm on Christmas Eve.  We will then be closed and will resume normal opening hours from 10am on 3rd January 2012.

Merry Christmas from all at Grays!

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