IVAN49

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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…
RINDSKOPF ATTRIBUTED VASE - Art Glassin Art Glass
Orient & Flume 1984 hawthorn art glass vase / paperweight by Bruce Sillars - Art Glassin Art Glass
Portrait miniature on ivory of Frederick the Great  - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Georg Jensen silver pill box, designed by Henning Koppel - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Bohemian spatter Glass Candy Jar - Franz Welz? - Art Glassin Art Glass
STRÖMBERGSHYTTAN Mikael Axenbrant Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. Weil Ceramics and Glass Inc. of New York imported a lot of malachite glass from Bohemia in the seventies (their catalogue, prices effective May, 1978). Czechoslovakian government was craving for hard ...
  2. An amateur. Thank you.
  3. Professional repair is needed.Silver wire of appropriate thickness can be HARD soldered to the broken end. ``C`` end on the opposite side is a problem because it cannot be hard soldered at high temper...
  4. The pendant with cartouche (image 1) bears the throne name of Pharaoh Ramses II. It is read as `` User-maat-re Setep-en-re`` (The Strong Justice of Re, Chosen by Re) Regards
  5. The pendant with cartouche (image 1) bears the throne name of Pharaoh Ramses II. It is read as `` User-maat-re Setep-en-re`` (The Strong Justice of Re, Chosen by Re) Regards
  6. Excellent! I am glad it`s amber.
  7. The maker is R Hovenden & Sons Ltd. They had a shop in City Road, Finsbury, London. White stuff is most likely ``Meerschaum`` and detachable part is difficult to tell. In old Russian cigar holders it...
  8. Hi Yours seems to be in better condition http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/351298584873?item=351298584873&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&rmvSB=true http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/222016076832?item=22201607683...
  9. Thank you Hunter. Tried with your terms (keywords) and found several figurines spikes with holes in the top. Mine do not have holes, probably depending only on water collected into the hollow cylinder...
  10. Btw. stones are never set in rose or yellow gold because they lose their natural color. Therefore, the setting, prongs, claws etc are always made of white gold if you are dealing with serious jewelers.
  11. It`s Yerevan assay office (now in Armenia). The mark was used since 1958 and the stone is Demantoid Garnett from the Urals. http://www.gemstone.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108:sa...
  12. Have you searched for more marks on silver? I am very interested.Thanks.
  13. Very thick cut front glass seen in ormolu French picture frames. Greenish tint and magnifying properties. Almost impossible to get replaced, too small to manipulate and polish. Probably feasible but c...
  14. Lovely! And please, do not change the frames. I used to search for old frames to match paintings (if not completely ruined). The patina and being contemporary to the paintings bring far better impress...
  15. A benevolent remark: I always take care if gilding is too intact (even that is being rubbed off and faked). The first flood came from Romania at 10 Deutsch Marks at the time.They did not bother much t...
  16. Really nice ``Biedermeier Aufsatzschale`` (candy dish, compote), mid 19th century, overlay cut glass. Most probably Bohemian. Silver is not French; they have well established marking system.You shoul...
  17. Excellent observation Peasejean55 ! Many details support the maker being Zoltan White and Co. I think the mystery has been completely solved, both the maker and how it`s made (he did make brooches con...
  18. The second picture is out of focus.Difficult to tell how`s the front panel fixed to the back. I doubt it`s simply glued.Soft solder could be easily disclosed. Can you inspect the brooch carefully, pay...
  19. Excellent craftsmanship! Look at image 3 (higher magnification) the setting of the pearls. I have already commented it elsewhere. Very sharp, chisel like instrument is used and gold surface close to t...
  20. Unfortunately, without more marks it`s really impossible to tell. There are button shaped amethyst beads on the market, but I haven`t seen anything with star cut on top and pierced.Enjoy it!
  21. It`s old. Pearls are well set with sharp chisel like instrument which is pushed over the surface to create small prongs. Look under higher magnification and you will see ``how it`s done``. Pearls are ...
  22. Cannot help much with the country of origin. ``Sterling silver`` mark was not very common in Continental Europe unless made for export (e.g. Austria after The Great War) but additional marks are expec...
  23. It was just a benevolent comment, forget it and enjoy your ring. It is to be remembered,though:Pearls are not expected to be fixed with resin or glue. You will kindly excuse me for having engaged in...
  24. I do not want to spoil your enthusiasm but the ring is very poorly made. One does not set stones this way, they are actually glued, there are no prongs at all (or proper settings of any kind done by s...
  25. Are there any marks on gold mounting? Sometimes it takes time to find one and they may be very small.
  26. The crucial fact - it`s intact. I have two silver stands but cannot find intact glass. Searching for the country of origin is a waste of time - it was made everywhere in the late 19th century and eve...
  27. I have collected Murano latticino for years. Most of glass of this kind was made in the 50` and 60`. Polished pontil is rarely seen (on heavier pieces). Venini is always signed, bigger and heavier. G...
  28. The seller has described the chain as ``or laminé`` which means ``gold filled`` or ``rolled gold``. There is no need to test it, and any good commercial chemical cleaning solution will do the job unle...
  29. It`s too sophisticated to have been used by any railroad or army personnel etc.They had robust metal whistles. It`s ladies whistle attached to chatelaine.My Dutch relative had one with her all the tim...
  30. Hi, Although old 14K (or lower) gold, being a copper alloy, acquires patina, the only way to tell is acid testing. Secondly, there should be marks, but marks are often missing or very small to be see...
  31. Typical Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) form and design, asymmetric, wavy stems etc. On the other hand e.g. I/269, I/342 do not belong to Art Nouveau, but it`s not for us to judge the esthetics at the turn o...
  32. It`s difficult to tell who created this coat of arms centuries ago. Fire-steel must have entered heraldry as a symbol of strong character. Fire- steel was used for striking sparks from flint to creat...
  33. ``C`` is not a letter but flint strikers. I think it was made during The Great War. If you search for WW I silk postcards and hankies you will find flags of allied countries UK, USA, France, Belgium a...
  34. There are several inconsistencies.Moldova is not the problem; it was a part of Soviet Union. Israel cannot appear before WW II. Queen Elisabeth II cannot be mentioned before WW II, either. But the mak...
  35. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Seffner Friedrich Schiller German poet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Schiller
  36. There`s more than 14Kt but the image is out of focus.Better pictures of the mark might help to identify the maker or at least the country of origin. Regards
  37. Right, epson233. the lower ledge was cut and bent, not welded. Inspecting how it`s made I can tell his workshop was well equipped. Have no idea who was the owner,it was given to a member of my family...
  38. Thanks for the comment epson233, Yes, the back is smoother and the marks are on the back. The front is either deliberately done in matte finish, or just due to excessive wear. But, much softer gold l...
  39. Thank you SEAN68, Have explored every option with Google Search by image (even cropped both front and back).Not even a single piece of jewelry appeared. An impossible mission, I suppose, unless somebo...
  40. Trifari used a Crown Symbol over the "T" onto most of the pieces produced from the 1940s through the 1960s.
  41. The ``stones``look like opaque glass, fitted either with prongs or pushed- in settings,as far as I can see, meaning not just glued. Patina looks old, but it can be made look old, though. If there are ...
  42. Yes, Kit Heath heritage of Scotland (Celtic knot).Edinburgh assay office as already suggested by vetriai50, date letter 2002.
  43. Not the same maker.The square pendant was made by Tradizione Orafa srl Via Giorgio Corbetta 47 36100 Vicenza (VI),Italia Italian Registration No.: 546 VI (assigned 5-1-1981) The ball has different ...
  44. ``Etching`` is ambiguous. Picture 4 shows scratching rather than acid etched. I have a diamond tipped pencil which leaves much thinner trace on glass. The piece shown in picture 4 must be very old bec...
  45. Thanks Sean, I have contacted Austrian collector a couple of months ago (your latter post).His white planter has different serial number and he was not sure about the attribution. Less decorated plant...
  46. Right, year 1903 started with 403200 and ended with 424399. Actually, that`s the year when the design was registered, the item could have been produced after the date of the registry mark. But it`s t...
  47. This is what I call a real collector's item and I mean it.Good luck!
  48. Search for marks and take close up pictures.That might help to identify the country of origin, the maker and the date of manufacture.Modern cameras have excellent close up options.The style of the jew...
  49. There is a mark on the clasp, but close up picture is needed.It might help to identify the maker and date it.
  50. If you are interested to identify French jewelers this link by French government. http://www.culture.gouv.fr/public/mistral/marque_fr?ACTION=RETOUR&USRNAME=nobody&USRPWD=4%24%2534P&FIELD_1=DOMN&VALUE...
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