IVAN49

Berlin,Germany

Posts

See all 43
Sterling Pendant, enamel, contemporary or vintage - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Orient & Flume 1984 hawthorn art glass vase / paperweight by Bruce Sillars - Art Glassin Art Glass
SEBASTIAN GARRARD TEA SET - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Tiffany Elsa Peretti pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Portrait miniature on ivory of Frederick the Great  - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Silver box by Mario Buccellati - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Georg Jensen silver pill box, designed by Henning Koppel - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Bohemian spatter Glass Candy Jar - Franz Welz? - Art Glassin Art Glass
SILVER TOBACCO BOX, PRAGUE, 1837 – SYMBOLS? - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver
Art nouveau vesta case - Sterling Silverin Sterling Silver

Comments

  1. When mounted in silver have often seen London hallmarks but also provincial. It seems they were popular all over the world at the time.
  2. Good luck, Al. This should not be underestimated being pressed glass.The mounting is most likely gilded brass.
  3. Gilt bronze of exceptional quality and fully consistent with the taste second half 19th century (e.g. Napoleon III). It’s lost wax casting technique – time consuming and expensive process. I wonder ho...
  4. Hello, I suggest to measure weight of each peace in grams and then it will make sense when weights are put in a sequence. If this small, it must be one ounce and fractions of it, i.e. 1/16 etc. Bein...
  5. ``They were and are luxury items`` The relative worth of $20.00 from 1900 is: $553.00 using the Consumer Price Index (calculated for 2011).
  6. They used different bulbs at the time; even if only 40W the bulb will heat the air. I solved the problem with a refrigerator bulb at the same voltage but the socket differs. It is night lamp after all...
  7. Thank you so much; GOOD HEALTH to you and Yours.
  8. Thanks a lot davyd286.Will try the link you suggested. It looked like F.Gehry to me, but his signature is different. Tiffany Inc. v. the most famous online auction site lawsuit: ``A random sample of...
  9. Not important information, but there was a discussion how to mark glass by acid etching; very simple rubber stamp with deeper grooves than ink stamps. Devices are kept in glass museums. Stamping like ...
  10. Have seen this as lamp bases; as already said above perfectly drilled. I would leave the hole as it is; glass cannot be repaired, we know the hole is there. Just think of museum pieces – always left...
  11. Right,kind people.Silver overpriced,though.And not my taste to be honest, but would not mind having their leaf dish.When I first saw the box with rock crystal I suspected it would tarnish and get stai...
  12. Thank you so much, dear vetraio50.I managed to find the painting; L'ARCO DI PORTA TICINESE; La vecchia Porta Ticinese con il suo naviglio. AUTORE: CALVI. They were good engravers. I think it is much ...
  13. A bit late comment,i.e.question;can you edit the post and show close up of both Kokoshnik and maker`s mark? (4 pictures allowed - meaning one is to be removed).
  14. Not necessarily too much stuff is needed :-) if you put several gold coins in it,because it was meant for that.
  15. Right! Really looks like Dante: http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/authors/dante_alighieri_quotes.html Probably misled with Francis I. ``A scientist?`` Yes, it IS barometer (the mercury containe...
  16. Natural egg size;chicken egg :-)
  17. ``Some of it good, some of it bad. Some of it mediocre and some of it spectacular. The irony in this is that any particular glass maker of the time very likely made glass falling into all these categ...
  18. Metal parts and glass; it is better to leave it like this on the vase pictures 1 and 2, but is often needed to fix one (inkwells, e.g.). Gypsum plaster or commercial glues are often used. I have no i...
  19. Hermann Eiselt,Steinschönau, the same decor in gold. Indeed,the pattern must be very old.
  20. Actually, gold is the only decor I really like on glass;there is canvas if one wants to paint - not on glass. A year ago we agreed on those two;J.Riedel. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/2214...
  21. Poet or or scribe - it is valuable;this is a piece of American history.Money or fame is not everything that counts.Great!
  22. Exactly the same shape in the link bellow;the Bohemian manufacturer HEM exported it to Belgium and France and now most of this glass is considered French unless signed Czechoslovakia. Some of the piec...
  23. Bohemian 1930 glass made by HEM and exported to France; Keyword to Google: hem glass The link http://www.artdecocollection.com/1465_Art_Deco_Czech_Black_Modernist_Czech_Glass_Vase_by_HEM.htm C...
  24. All glass,no cloisonne;I thought so, but everything is made of glass,even the base.The rim is polished glass and gilded.
  25. bratjdd, ``I have a question, do you know if there are iridescent finish in ceramic? Thank you for sharing. I love it!!!`` Iridescence in glazes in pottery: Suspension in a glaze, organized int...
  26. The glass looks excellent,vibrant colors - because the property in the background is well watered and weeded.
  27. This is what I call a serious research; recognizing décor elements, comparing them, classifying, and in a particular point in time. As for Dugan, interestingly, not too many tall pieces were made. Gla...
  28. In a word,this is high end art deco.It should look simple like this.I mean,every style had its characteristics.Art deco - this is it.
  29. No pontil mark. Blown in mold,right? Then cut from top and and the rim polished.The pontil was actually at the top,right?
  30. Possibly a late comment;everything written above is correct - most probably Bohemian mid 19th century.And a pair! They did not make sets of 6 for sure. Rare find to have two intact. Have seen those f...
  31. Glasses for German Schnapps, Zwetschke (plum brandy) and vodka were always small, even smaller than a jigger of whiskey. But that was before the barbarism of drinking single malt with ice cubes.
  32. Thanks, I thought so when posting;the nostrils! Otherwise a common carved pipe.
  33. Possibly a bit late comment; I suppose they are set in either silver or gold.If so, search for the marks and show them to us if possible (it is,actually with a new post as ``marks on rings`` - good cl...
  34. JUST LOOK AT THIS ON eB……. THIS IS IT! Item number: 140672443194 ``SIGNED SEVRES HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN TEACUP & SAUCER - MARK IS DATED 1771`` ``The cup and the saucer are each signed with the Sev...
  35. Hand engraved and three enamel colors; enamels melt at different temperatures and it means it had to be fired three times, once for each color, starting with the color with the highest melting point;...
  36. This is a rare find - most probably kept like this;it is obvious there have never been mounted on brooches etc. then removed and a collection made.That would make no sense.Another point;impressed mark...
  37. Unfortunately,when started collecting ``antiques`` I did not care much about Jugendstil - interested only in early 19th century and missed excellent 1900 pieces;but this is nice,too.
  38. Yes,my dear friend, I think it was under-plate for a gravy boat or e.g.candle snuffers, although they followed the shape most of the time.Anyway,something is missing here.Still,I like the craftsmanshi...
  39. Thanks for the comment. Three new pictures were added. I am not very familiar with Poschinger décor at the turn of the 19th century. Is rococo cartouche like this seen in Poschinger glass? Iridescence...
  40. I love this discussion. Let me point out; if the general idea of `` new art`` was to break up with traditional styles (the very meaning of Vienna secession) we do not want Biedermeier décor in art nou...
  41. Something about the taste: Common public and buyers of interior decoration items at the turn of the 19th century actually DID NOT LIKE Jugendstil. For example, dozens of Austrian and German silversmi...
  42. Right! ``Jesus has returned`` A common greeting on Easter Sunday when meeting, and the answer is ``Yes, he really returned`` Btw.it is wheel engraved and well done in a miniature egg – only one inch...
  43. It is Alexander the great – about $200 - $ 300 each, some are more expensive.Any hallmarks in gold? There should be if British - well established system of hallmarking precious metals.
  44. The Russians made Easter Eggs, too. Have just posted it.
  45. Handle or no handle – this is a museum piece and museums DO NOT restore items. Besides, we do not know what the handle looked like and what was the lid (Deckel). Partial glass restoration, and still n...
  46. On French hallmarking; for example, a jeweler made a chain 10 inches long and took it to hallmarking office, hallmarks struck, duties (taxes) paid depending on weight, and then jeweler returned back t...
  47. The crucial point is whether 18 K and 0.750 is struck in enameled plate; if so, and as far as I can see it was, it is decimal hallmarking. Again, cannot be hallmarked later – the enamel would crack. I...
  48. All sorts of interesting objects were made at the time, the most curious being shallow glass stands for piano legs to protect carpets. You can imagine not many have survived. Have seen one used as an ...
  49. Photo 3 well enlarged – there seem to be no scratches due to age as far as I can see. There must be some on glass moved around for almost 100 years. Not implying anything, but I always search for them.
  50. I AM NOT AWARE OF THE GENUINE BULBS AT THE TIME. TAKE CARE HOW STRONG THE BULBS ARE – THE AIR MAY OVERHEAT.
  51. See more

Likes

A REAL MYSTERY PIECE!