mikelv85

Ohio

I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all about. It always amazes me what some people will throw or give away. I'm always on the hunt for glass, pottery, original signed paintings, furniture or whatever catches my eye ! (Read more)

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Goodwill Points Freebie /Austrian Hand Painted 10" Porcelain Footed Vase Signed "Janoshek" / Circa 19th-20th Century - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
 Cobalt Blue Controlled Bubble Paperweight /Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Trent Tile Co. NJ / Victorian Tile  6"x 3" Scallop Shell and Swag Design /Circa 19th-20th Century - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
"Henry Summa" / Egg Shaped Cut-Away Paperweight /Signed /Circa 1990 - Art Glassin Art Glass
Black Amethyst Glass 10" Vase With Fused Gold Leaf Design / Marked (Theresienthal ?) / Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Watercolor Landscape / 17"x 13" Framed / Marked Cunningham on Frame /Circa 19th Century - Visual Artin Visual Art
Large 9" Art Glass Striped Conch Shell /Unknown Maker/ Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Bohemian-Czech "Wheel Cut" Tall Glass Vases /Circa 19th-20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Czech Lusterware Art Pottery 7" "Trophy" Vase / Circa 20th Century - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
"Enesco" Brass Dressing Table Mirror /Art Nouveau Design Reproduction Made in India / Circa 1950's - Accessoriesin Accessories

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  1. Thank you freiheit :) ...I think so too. Especially at that price.
  2. Thanks Ken :).... The North Olmsted Goodwill gives you five dollars credit for every hundred points you save up from previous purchases. So the vase was five bucks but you still have to pay the tax wh...
  3. Thanks inky :) for the "love" and comment !
  4. Those are wonderful inky :)...What a find !!
  5. Thank you Elisabethan :)
  6. Thanks SD :)
  7. Thank you Katherine for the "love" and comment :)
  8. Thank you sklo42 :)...for the "love" and comment.
  9. Thanks Alan :).... My first post was in error but we finally straightened it out and got the right artist.
  10. Thanks fishiowa :)...frankly neither do I. Just an odd bit of pottery here and there, but never any of the glass vases like Kralik. Welz, Loetz and such.
  11. I do love the thrill of the hunt and a great bargain. Anyone can pay retail... well almost anyone...lol
  12. Agreed eye :)....my collection is growing. I have a few Murano, an Eickert, and even an Abelman mushroom which I really love. Some mystery signed ones. A couple Chinese ones too but what the heck they...
  13. That's a shame eye :( ....he didn't seem to be that old . I really like his work.
  14. Here's a link to some info and pictures. Seems that he does more sculptural than functional pieces now. http://www.glass-art.com/ArtistPages/summa.htm
  15. Thanks Rose :) it's OK .... shows the thought process while researching. Turns out to be a better find than I thought .
  16. Well after looking at the few Henry Summa's on ebay and the signatures there's no doubt that mine is by the same maker. They vary a bit over the years but the H S not H L as I thought is fairly consis...
  17. I think you nailed it eye :) ...except for the complete last name the script looks identical same "H" same "S" even the month and number sequence match. A big thank you !
  18. Thank you surfdub :)
  19. Hmm..it could be eye..it's does look more like an H S with May 90 05-08. This changes things a bit. I had found the one on ebay that said Marut maybe they misread it as well. Not the clearest engraving.
  20. Great finds Alan :).... Never find these in the States outside of the retail antique stores. People just know too much about their quality and value via the internet. So up goes the price. Bargains a...
  21. Sweet ..... disco Mickey ! :)
  22. That's some provenance Rose :).... when I was researching this one I came across this site. http://www.theglassgallery.com/ which is L.H. Selman's Gallery. They appraise and auction collections. Mostl...
  23. Thanks Rose :) .... I'm a bit bummed though... I didn't get picked to receive tickets for the Cleveland show. I got the "sorry your e-mail was not selected" message from the ticket checker on their we...
  24. Thanks Karen :)...It is pretty cool.
  25. Thanks Rick :) I love the cut away egg shapes. They really highlight the interiors.
  26. Thanks Rose :) .... Sure looks like his work. Wonder why he's so anonymous ??
  27. Thanks Rick :)
  28. Thanks Ken :) ....Someone had brought in the figural ones on Antiques Roadshow a few weeks ago and they explained about Trent. Those were really beautiful too.
  29. Thanks Kyra :) ...it sure does have a very organic look to it. I was thinking sea worms and seaweed...lol
  30. Thanks so much kyra :) ....better late than never...lol
  31. Thanks Sean :)
  32. This looks rather similar in color and decor could it be ?? Can't find too much about this company though. http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/13476920_theresienthal-black-glass-vase
  33. Thank you Elisabethan :)
  34. Thanks Alan :) ...yes connections are nice to have. I have my cashier's phone number and she has mine. She always puts aside any jewelry or glass etc. for me as well. Nothing like yours yet... but one...
  35. Sorry no macro Rose, but I doubt it would do any good anyway. I know the first word is vetri but that second one looks like cool or scool or maybe it's an 82001 very run together and blurry even in pe...
  36. Well it looks like you have arrived in the upper echelon of the glass community Alan...lol. I'm a bit jealous but very happy for you. I'm still waiting to score something like this. Gorgeous find my ...
  37. I love me some Capo :)... Have a few pieces myself. Not to everyone's taste but the floral pieces are my favorite.
  38. I'm with Karen ..these are pretty cool. Almost like amber.
  39. Thanks Ken :)..... It's a keeper for sure !
  40. Hmm..that's odd.....the first picture has been magically turned on it's side. O.0
  41. Thanks Tony :)
  42. Thank You Alan :)
  43. Thank you inky for the "love" and comment :)
  44. Thanks Karen :)
  45. Well Rose it has a whole lotta bumps 16 to be exact. It doesn't taper to a point though it more cylindrical. Even though it has a polished side you could stand it on end and the bumps act like feet, b...
  46. Thanks for the glass recipe Karen...I'll have to try it someday...lol :)
  47. Simply beautiful Karen :)... I didn't think Japanese at all myself. At first glance I thought Loetz, Kralik or one of the other Euro greats. The feathering is what caught my eye.
  48. Thank you inky....so glad you like them :)
  49. Beautiful little box bratjdd...I hope that permanent marker will come off though. Don't know why people do that .
  50. Thanks Karen and sklo42 for the "loves" and comments :)
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