IVAN49

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Miniature on ivory, tavern scene - Visual Artin Visual Art
Chinese carved jade pendants - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Third Reich Arts figurine in white glazed porcelain - Figurinesin Figurines
Flower planter watering figurines - Figurinesin Figurines
Sterling and gold pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Porcelain planters designed by Otto Prutscher for the Wiener Werkstätte - Art Decoin Art Deco
General Pershing's WW I  bronze medal - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Orient & Flume 1984 hawthorn art glass vase / paperweight by Bruce Sillars - Art Glassin Art Glass
Bohemian spatter Glass Candy Jar - Franz Welz? - Art Glassin Art Glass
STRÖMBERGSHYTTAN Mikael Axenbrant Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. Hi, It was made by R.Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. Wallingford, Connecticut, active 1871 –present (currently named Wallace Silversmiths). The decor is typical art nouveau, so it was made around 1900. Ch...
  2. Carnelian carved inscription,verses from Quran. Fineness .925 would indicate newer production unless somebody wanted an old carnelian set in silver (which I doubt). They are widely made in Turkey and...
  3. American Red Cross Motor Corps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Red_Cross_Motor_Corps Images here: https://www.google.rs/search?q=american+red+cross++motor+corps&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=643&sourc...
  4. That`s a reliable provenance.
  5. Breslau coat of arms and Swastika.Meaning definitively Nazi period. Crescent and crown .800 fineness meaning German silver mark. Everything else is unsupported by facts. Assumptions are not a method o...
  6. Magnet test is not a proof. Base metals do not stick.Without marks, the only way to test it would be acid test with surface layer filed deep enough (where it cannot be seen). Again, without marks it`s...
  7. KING GEORGE V & QUEEN MARY 1911 CORONATION MUG. THEY LOOK YOUNG FOR 1935 SILVER JUBILEE. THERE SEEMS TO BE AN IMPRESSED MARK. TRY TO DECIPHER IT. CHEERS
  8. A potpourri or posy pot. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/golding-young-and-mawer/catalogue-id-ibgo10013/lot-598aeb3c-6418-40b4-bc76-a3f6015db93d http://www.collectique.co.uk/vi...
  9. Hi, Unfortunately, it`s most likely gold plated. Conclusive acid testing is possible only if superficial gold layer is filed deep enough to reach base metal. Gold should be properly marked, even then...
  10. Hi, Unfortunately it`s made of TIN, not silver, clearly marked with tin chemical symbol Sn, the alloy composed of 95% tin, more than usual tin percentage in pewter. Cheers
  11. Hi, It`s a gem. Look here http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/20695-navy-admirals-command-telephone?in=12 Cheers
  12. The "Kirkman" mark is a fantasy maker mark used by the reenactment vendor. Kirkman is the family name of the owner's grandmother. There are no original hats and uniforms with this marking.
  13. Hi, I work with filigree and .800 is the best fineness because both .900 and sterling (.925) are too soft for bracelets, especially if there are stones to be set. Silver of higher fineness is easily ...
  14. Egyptian marks, sometimes three, sometimes even one. Is it really letter ``M`` or distorted ``cat`` mark?
  15. It`s depicting a central fragment of The Night Watch ( De Nachtwacht), painting by Rembrandt van Rijn. There could be very small ``single sword`` mark for small silver items hidden within the décor...
  16. Birmingham,UK, 1911. Cannot identify the maker. Registered number corresponds 1911.
  17. Innocent XI Scudo Poland COPY Silver plated base metal. Cromwell coin is extremely rare and copy as well. William III, too (bottom). George IIII looks genuine. I think Brittish coins are silver, ask ...
  18. Yes, most likely Chinese and older production. Precise dating is impossible,though.
  19. Possibly champlevé if the cells are carved, etched, die struck, or cast into the surface. But it`s much easier to apply wire honeycomb cells. I cannot tell the difference based on images here. Much e...
  20. There is a signature in the brooch top left,too, but cannot decipher it. Below the signature is the mark, most likely French silver mark but too small.
  21. Hi, It`s cloisonne hinged perfume bottle. Cloisonne is a method of enameling. It`s either oriental or French. Cheers
  22. Hi, At the top,right. JEAN-BAPTISTE EMILE DROPSY (1848-1923) Cheers
  23. It`s the enclosed fixture, no air flow, with the heat buildup with trapped hot air.What bulbs do you use? I think they were meant to be decorative rather than source of light.
  24. Turquoise is well set. Those two letters are not enough for identification. It looks older than Art Deco, more like Victorian. But no marks for gold.
  25. Hi, No, it`s never been a design number, either town or maker`s registered number. But due to inconsistent use, faked punches, then exchanged punches between makers etc. it was discontinued. It is di...
  26. ``Incised eagle mark 108`` ? It was obviously made in Mexico (``hecho en Mexico`` mark, partially seen). Eagle mark was used until late 60` or early 70`. Eagle mark 108 has not been identified so far....
  27. Hi, There is extra mark far left. It`s tally mark to identify which piece a journeyman has actually made. This mark enabled journeyman`s production to be tallied and paid appropriately.
  28. Very comprehensive: general info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opaline_glass There are many items offered or described online. Still searching for unusual label in another box.
  29. Mid-20th century candy jar.
  30. Have you tried to assemble it? The stem (shank) is made of wood and a mouthpiece should be attached to it. The other end fits meerschaum heads. The object in the middle should be a tobacco cup fitting...
  31. Most of us being enthusiasts do it for research. Btw. people easily attribute ``things they bought cheaply`` to wishful thinking periods, designers, makers etc. Let them stay happy, I seldom engage.
  32. vetraio50 is right, it`s 1964
  33. Hi, Made in Birmingham,UK, by Roberts & Dore, active since 1916. Date letter ``q`` for 1965. Cheers
  34. Dutch forum http://www.horlogeforum.nl/t/ancre-ibeza-zakhorloge/69991
  35. Hi, Found Ibeza ancre on Dutch forum. Cannot understand a single word but there are images of 14 K Ibeza. It does exist. Cheers
  36. Makes no sense: UNUSUAL MAJOLICA VASE Italian - 17th to 18th century ROYAL VIENNA CENTERPIECE - See more at: http://www.mussallem.com/porcelain.html#sthash.4ou0lcTK.dpuf
  37. The most prominent feature of fakes executed in sand molded casting (when inspected under e.g. 10X jewelers loupe) is rough surface finish. Genuine coins are struck.
  38. Are there any marks, either painted or impressed ?
  39. The maker is VEB Ofenkacheln und Keramik Velten There were 43 tile factories in Velten, Germany in 19th century, only one now (A.Schmidt, Lehmann & Co. GmbH). They are not rare and rather inexpensiv...
  40. Riessner, Stellmacher and Kessel, Amphora Pottery Turn-Teplitz, Bohenmia,now Trnovany in the Czech Republic. Amphora Porcelain Works ran from 1892-1945. Prior to WW1 Bohemia was part of the Austro-H...
  41. Hi, I think the mark is `Amphora`` and ``Made in Czechoslovakia`` around it. Try to read it and tell us,please. Very famous pottery manufacture in TURN-TEPLITZ. Cheers
  42. Very qualified appraisal is needed. It could be a treasure (genuine cloisonne of that period is very rare) or much later or modern Chinese reproduction with starting bid at US $0.01. Patina is very ea...
  43. “Silver Soldered” is a method of joining separate parts of sterling and silver plated pieces. It`s hard solder with melting point close to 800 degrees centigrade. Soft solder (tin based) has low melt...
  44. I cannot understand the confusion (with due respect to the antique dealer). Opaline is a type of glass (clouded, milky, opaque), it comes in various colors. Decoration is completely different issue; g...
  45. By definition it`s opaline glass (opaque). Wheel cutting is a technique of creating decor, done by hand on cutting wheel, unlike glass pressed in the mold. Unfortunately, cannot help with appraisal.
  46. It looks like wheel cut glass, not pressed glass. Really nice.
  47. Too many responses to follow. In short, under closer examination and magnification you can easily distinguish wheel cut glass (sharp edges) from pressed glass. If wheel cut, it`s valuable, most probab...
  48. Reminiscent of striped design by M. Powolny and tango glass. Very popular decor widely reproduced, some with glass bands, some painted. https://www.google.rs/search?q=m+powolny+black+stripes+design&e...
  49. Difficult to tell based on pictures.Look here http://www.ebay.com/gds/1780-Maria-Theresa-Silver-Trade-Coin-Buying-Guide-/10000000178258800/g.html
  50. Is there any mark on metal covers? Inspect them carefully with magnifying glass. If it`s silver we might identify the country of origin.
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