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UNIQUE (one-of-a-kind) 1800's Mechanical Masonic (?) Steampunk (!) Inkwell - Pensin Pens
Beautiful Vintage French Art Deco Wood Sculpture of Jesus - Visual Artin Visual Art
Another Wonderful ("meant to be"?) Find...! - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Antique German WMF Art Nouveau Mechanical Bell - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
ART DECO/ART NOUVEAU NORWEGIAN? 830S SILVER EAGLE CELLULOID ANTIQUE LETTER OPENER - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
My Other Villeroy & Boch Mettlach Art Nouveau Vase (Red!!) - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Remarkably Rare c.1900 Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Rare WMF Art Nouveau Copper and Brass Vase c. 1900 - 1913 - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau Bronze Indian Maiden Letter Opener Signd A. Reimann 1901 - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
Beautiful Antique Lifelike Eagle Cane Walking Stick with Carved Bone Collar - Accessoriesin Accessories

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  1. DizzyDave, Nope, the seller I bought it from on ebay on July 10th, bought it at the Cottone auction on May 20th (3 weeks earlier). He apparently won it for $633, and I won it from HIM on ebay for ...
  2. DizzyDave, Yep, she told me why: "because it doesn't fit the theme of the museum", which is all forms of "play" (toys, games, dolls, etc.). Their loss, my gain. Oh yeah! ; - )
  3. Thank you kindly Recordmantime- I can assure you that it ended up in a loving home and will be well cared for until it's my turn to take the "long dirt nap"......
  4. Pops52, Well, you're obviously way more capable than I am, because I spent almost 2 hours trying to find the original auction description and had no luck... Kudos!
  5. Recordmantime, Thanks (LOL). I was hell bent on winning this, and spent about $200 more than I was originally planning on bidding, but I couldn't be happier!
  6. Pops52, Yep, that's the same exact one- sold by the "Strong Museum of Play" because it didn't fit the theme of the museum. In the past I've been fortunate enough to be able to buy other incred...
  7. Hey again DizzyDave, I specifically called the museum director (or rather, "director of the collection(s)) to get all available info, and there was no "paperwork" because Margaret Woodbury Strong h...
  8. Hey DizzyDave, Same one- I'M the one who won that auction (LOL), and the seller was the person who told me where it came from (museum), and the museum director (who I called even before the inkwel...
  9. Blunderbuss2, I spoke to the museum director where it came from, and it is DEFINITELY from the late 1800's to the 1910's at the latest. The original owner (Margaret Woodbury Strong) was a filthy ...
  10. Efesgirl, I always thought certain steampunk items were kinda cool but never collected any- mostly because they're too "new" (though often using older components), but this inkwell was actually MA...
  11. Thanks for all your kind comments folks- much appreciated !
  12. Great lamp, and it looks "somewhat" similar to one that I posted on here about 3 years ago (by another French maker named Jouant)! http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/104130-my-favorite-newly-a...
  13. Thanks for your kind words folks- much appreciated!
  14. Efesgirl, Yes it is, and it keeps me off the streets and out of trouble...; - )
  15. Celiene, It's all pretty confusing, isn't it? I also checked out the "German hallmarks page" and on page 4 ("H-K"), "after 1886", there's also a hallmark for "830" made by a Felix Horovitz, and on...
  16. Thank you kindly Celiene- that link to the silver/celuloid horse model was VERY helpful! It was clearly made by the same person, and I too think it is Swiss rather than Norwegian.
  17. Thanks Vertraio50...! Hard to believe that the maker of such a spectacular piece wouldn't want his "mark" to be more identifiable, but it's stamped on a tiny "feather" and just not legible enough...
  18. Efesgirl, Both my wife and I tried a jeweler's loup AND a (lighted) magnifier, and we still can't quite make it out- it's simply not clear enough. I'm hoping that someone on here has seen anothe...
  19. Thank you all for your kind comments! P.S. you all have impeccable taste! ; - )
  20. Hi Antiquerose, I just replaced the last photo with one that shows the signature. It's actually a lot easier to see in person (the photos isn't too great), but if you enlarge the photo it clearly ...
  21. Cogito, That's a thought, but it does look like a printed (incised in the bronze) "signature", and you'd think that multiple Google searches (with various combinations of "Wetzel bronze", "Wetzel ...
  22. Gorgeous...!!
  23. On the right hand side of the bottom is "04". It can clearly be seen in another close-up scan of just the (white) bottom, but I chose this smaller scan because it shows the bottom flanked by its back...
  24. Thanks guys- I love sharing pics of this stuff with folks who also appreciate their beauty!
  25. I agree completely, Cogito. The only thing that puzzles me is that I've been unable to find ANY info whatsoever about Wetzel. Doesn't make me love (LOVE!!) this any less, but I was hoping to maybe ...
  26. Thanks guys! I really was WAAAAAAY above my budget, but I don't regret the 4 for 1 "trade" for a minute!
  27. Thanks for providing the link, olivebranch!
  28. You are absolutely correct SEAN, it is indeed WMF. I was able to find this link on the internet: https://www.expertissim.com/art-deco/wmf-vase-en-cuivre-o12150886.html ("begin 20th century"). Th...
  29. Hi Sean68, WMF- are you absolutely certain? I thought their pieces were always clearly marked by the letters WMF...
  30. Thanks for your kind remarks folks!
  31. Thanks, SEAN68- I thought so too (it certainly wasn't cheap!!). Strange thing is that there "appears" to be considerable more age-wear on these pics than you can see in person! Especially around t...
  32. Yes, indeed it is, ozmarty! I'm surprised that nobody (so far) recognizes the signature- the artist is truly extremely talented...
  33. Scott: That face on the bone collar kinda looks, to me, like it "could" be North West Coast Native American- but that would just be a totally uninformed guess. If anyone has a clue as to the possi...
  34. Kyratango- no, I wouldn't be able to collect canes too- it's already hard enough saving up for the usual stuff I buy (deco & nouveau)...: -(
  35. Thanks! I thought so too, and couldn't resist buying it even though I normally don't collect antique canes.
  36. No "encouragement" necessary- what I need is someone to try and STOP me from collecting...; - )
  37. Arisellon- why are you trying to bankrupt me? What have I ever done to you?! (LOL) By the way, that's the same seller I bought this one from (same price range too).
  38. There's no doubt that it IS an absolutely 100% original 1925 watercolor, but I haven't (yet) been able to find out who the artist/illustrator "F.A.B." or "E.A.B." is. Hopefully maybe one day.....?
  39. Thanks, Surf- I would have gone without food for 22 minutes......maybe, but will sell another Junghans clock instead (or some of my wife's favorite things instead if I can get away with it...). M...
  40. Good call- the seller described it as 1930's, but it could indeed easily be from the "Egyptian revival" craze of 1920's shortly after Carter discovered of King Tut's tomb (1923?).
  41. Thanks, and yes, the beautiful symmetry IS almost "hypnotic". Never seen anything quite like it- certainly not from the 1930's....
  42. Thanks! I chose that particular log in name because I'm a (retired) clinical hypnotherapist, and I wrote a book about the history of hypnotism. Fascinating subject (pun intended), but I enjoy collec...
  43. Thanks Sean, and a Happy New Year to you as well...!
  44. Nope, the pin doesn't come out. I'll try to take a picture from that end, but it's basically just a hollow circular part (without thread) that somehow or other attaches to a mounting bracket. I've a...
  45. Good question.....I don't have a clue!
  46. Actually no, it's not threaded inside- feels kinda smooth aside from some age soiling......
  47. Many thanks- I will try that!
  48. Yes, just a single mount. That might be harder to find than a double......
  49. Same here!
  50. Thanks, I was lucky to find it....; - )
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