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Dragonmum

Hillsborough, NC

50 yo retired professional & Mom. I Collect: Asian (west to east) textiles, vintage jewelry, other vintage textiles, Victorian jewelry, various pretties (I know I'm50 yo retired professional & Mom. I Collect: Asian (west to east) textiles, vintage jewelry, other vintage textiles, Victorian jewelry, various pretties (I know I'm forgetting something///)- and of course, I hoard books. Plus I home-school my teenage son, who lists his facebook interest as "collecting collections"... Guess I do too. (Read more)

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19th Century Italian Neo-Gothic Odd Creepy Vinaigrette - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Family Victorian Woven Hair Pin  - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Victorian Necklace from Italy with Grotesque Faces - Victorian Erain Victorian Era

Comments

  1. Kasi, are you sure it's Danish? Does it have Danish Hallmarks & no signature? Is beautiful & definitely DM style - need to know the marks, though. I've been looking, but don't want to restrict to Sca...
  2. Beautiful! Are you sure they are carved amethyst & not glass? If they are glass, look really well for a signature (RL or some other variant of Lalique). Molded glass also came from "Bohemia" around th...
  3. Conny, there is a book on the values of almost every collectible watch you can think of. I don't remember the exact name, but I'm sure you can find it easily on Amazon. Then it will be much easier for...
  4. Definitely get this to a jeweler specializing in Southwestern work. No way we could tell you much, since we can't tell what the age, stones, metal or marks are - and you'd need a written appraisal for...
  5. I can't see the marks on the back - but I've never come across "PT" as a mark either. Given the styles, I'd say early 1980s & maybe at either a department store or home party group. Sometimes stores h...
  6. Looks like a home-made crafter pin, which would place it definitely late 60s-early 70s. Maybe ceramic? If it's that heavy, it probably isn't polyresin - and it's definitely hand-made. The pin finding ...
  7. Doesn't the earring card say "bohemian glass"? I'd assume they are unless told otherwise. It's a vague enough term, covering Czeck, Bavarian, Austrian etc.
  8. I live in the Raleigh/Durham NC area. I suggest CL because it's pretty much a no-lose situation. Since it's free, you might as well try. I have some friends who have Bonanzle booths - it's free to li...
  9. I love the one with swirls! They sure have a lot of metallic trim. Off on a hunt!
  10. Can buy precious metal testing kits on amazon for cheap. Spoons look like dift pattern. Do they have marks on the forks?
  11. Plate, silver, marks, clear photos?, Reposee (OK, spelling again wrong is) patterns are very popular, so if they are by a decent maker, could be much.
  12. Usually best to sell sets by the piece. People rarely want to pay for a set - they are usually looking for a piece or two missing from their old set. and Yes, the value of silver flat wear is higher t...
  13. I vote for a cup / saucer mismatch. Cup looks older & of better quality than the saucer.
  14. Pretty! Bottom marks? Looks like an American-painted piece of European porcelain. Another fashionable ladies' pastime although there were also companies specializing in porcelain painting too. Looks l...
  15. Why do you think it's Noritake? No stamp; almost all Nippon/Noritake was marked. Noritake was actually a distributer; they sold items made by several different companies. Looks much older than that to...
  16. Have you checked Replacements LTD? You can go to the manufacturer and look at most of the patterns to see if any match. Very pretty!
  17. Need close-up of little blue sticker; probably the name of the importer. It says Italy on the bottom. It's a wall pocket - the 2 holes are for hanging it - and you can plant a philodendron or somethin...
  18. How old do you think it is? Kid isn't stocky enough to make me think Germany. I suspect Japan at work again. Pics of bottom, other side and inside would be helpful.
  19. Pictures of bottoms, other angles & sizes would be very helpful for ID.
  20. Pretty sure it's a Capidomonte (OK, mis-spelled) from Naples, Italy. I have a few similar to it & they're all Italian. Often there is just a sticker, not a stamp. Never seen a made in Japan copy of on...
  21. Need photos of the bottom to ID it. The colors look like American Bisque or Royal Copley, but that doesn't mean much. :D
  22. I agree with MsDow - definitely a Japanese knock-off. Japan imitated almost every Western design; they don't look "Oriental". One way to tell it's not an original: the glaze is very thick & obscures t...
  23. The Ohio River Potteries & other companies working at the same time often produced items from the same or molds (they were all rather "inbred"), but then other companies would buy them decorate them. ...
  24. I have an great agate cameo with a similar mark on the catch. It is a gold mark, but I'm drawing a blank as to the carats. They used different gold proportions back then. I do remember how surprised ...
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Loves

Old teacup from Wales  I'm obsessed - Imari style with unusual marks-any idea's welcome Rhapsody in Blue Stunning enameled brooch with rose cut diamonds.

Likes

UNUSUAL  COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE JEWELRY Antique Vaseline Glass??? CERAMIC FLOWER You Dirty Boy