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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 Pair of "Art Deco" Chalkware 12" Figurines / Marked "Kupur" Frederick Cooper Studios/Circa 1930 - Art Decoin Art Deco
Victorian Onyx and Natural Seed Pearl Sterling Silver Mourning Ring/ Circa 19th-20th Century - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Ernest Haas "The Little Nellie On Lake Champlain c. 1895" /Acrylic on Artist Board 18"x 24"/Circa 1995 - Visual Artin Visual Art
Ernest Haas "The Water Lily Off Hunter Bay" Lake Champlain 1890 /Acrylic On Panel 18"x 24"/ Circa 1998 - Visual Artin Visual Art
"Miracle Jewelry" Bohemian Glass Scottish Brooch / Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sergio Bustamonte Silver and 22 kt Gold Vermeil "Masquerade" Bracelet / Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Bohemian (Kralik ?-Harrach ?) Applied Flower Vase/Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Ladies Dual Crystal "See Thru" Pendant Watch/ Unknown Maker and Age - Wristwatchesin Wristwatches
Large "Vendome"- Coro 3" Faux Jade Brooch / Circa 1950's-60's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Large Princess Cut Stone With Baguettes Cocktail Ring / Unknown Gem Unmarked / Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Thank you Sean and Mani for the "loves"and comments :)
  2. Thanks for the "love" and comment sklo2 :)
  3. It's really a nice piece Katherine :)...isn't funny how even a signed piece can create a greater mystery than solving one, whether it's paintings. sculpture or glass !
  4. Roy....maybe roycroft here on CW :)...just kidding. Nice bowl !
  5. Wonderful texture and design !
  6. You did well...so much eye candy :)
  7. Wow !...these sure are special :)
  8. Love Fenton Ken :).... always reminds me of my grandmother's. They were just so popular everyone had some. I have a Crystal Crest vase with the extra edge of color I posted ages ago. http://www.co...
  9. Very cool ! First time I've seen a Trifari hand tag too !
  10. Mystery solved !....What a world of difference one misread letter can make even ancientpoint made the same boo-boo...lol.
  11. It's a Frederick Cooper lamp from the 1930-1940 era. I just picked up a pair of his chalkware art deco figures. This is what I found out. The figure seem to appraise for around 200 so I imagine the la...
  12. Thanks Katherine...now let's see if that yields a bit more info.
  13. Thanks Katherine... but I think they'll stay with me for at least a little while :)
  14. Thanks Karen :)...came so close to missing out on these. So excited it took me less than 2 minutes to pay and go...lol.
  15. Thank you Kevin :)
  16. Here's the link to the one on Ancient Point. It's a mess compared to these ! http://ancientpoint.com/inf/92503-vtg_italian_statue_carving_neo_classical_woman_fruit_kuput_hand_painted.html
  17. Cool ! Love the cars :)
  18. She's cute Katherine :) I agree with SD it does have a Hummel look. Definitely not chalkware though. That's heavy and solid like plaster of Paris. She looks more bisque to me since it's not glazed.
  19. Thank you for the "love" and comment Glassie :)
  20. Thank for the link kivatinitz :) ...I will definitely check it out !
  21. Thanks so much for the "love" and comment kivatinitz :)
  22. All these are too beautiful to scrap ho2....I would guess the fact that this piece is hallmarked at all means it's silver or why bother . You can find what the marks mean. I know the one letter is for...
  23. Glad to be of help JoyB :).... it's a great site with a lots of info. He divides it into Chinese and Japanese marks. dynasties and regions so you'll always find just what you're looking for. Another g...
  24. So eye catching ! Awesome find ! :)
  25. I love these JoyB :)....I have a couple of the rice grain pieces too. They cut out tiny rice grain size windows in the porcelain that fills in with glaze and becomes transparent when it's fired.
  26. Don't feel bad Alan, you're in good company. They'll be coming after me with a net too...lol :)
  27. It's beautiful Alan :) ...... quite a bit larger than most panels too.
  28. You're welcome Roy :)...Avatar, well I haven't even seen part one yet. I get glimpses of it when I go to Best Buy and all the demo TV's are playing it on blu-ray...lol.... but I've heard rumors of a p...
  29. Thank you Roy :)
  30. Oh it is Roy and ...mums the word...lol :)
  31. Oh noooo not the stove!!.... it's awesome Roy ! ..and those little babies in your avatar are too :)
  32. Thank you Rick :)...I did take it to the jeweler's today and he said it was beautiful and very real. Onyx and a natural seed pearl with a sterling silver band.
  33. I don't know Karen....it's kind of like a sixth sense. I have to just see or touch something and all the bells and alarms start ring in my head... of course that could just be my tinnitus...lol :)
  34. Very nice JoyB :)....Sometimes on large sets they will only mark the main pieces like the tea or coffee pot. Then again it could have had a paper label. Here's a grest site I use for reference when I ...
  35. Beautiful Alan :)...... it could be just a "B" or even the number 23. Script is so hard to interpret.
  36. Love these large pieces. So fluid and colorful !
  37. Thank you Sean :)
  38. Thanks Ken and toolate 2 for the "loves" :)
  39. Thanks everyone for the "loves" :)
  40. Thanks Karen :)...these went right up on the wall to0...lol !
  41. Pretty piece of RRP... aka Robinson Ransbottom Pottery. I have several examples myself. :)
  42. Thanks Alan :).....one would have been great, but two ... that's even better ! :)
  43. Thanks again for the "loves" and comment :)
  44. Thanks so much Kevin :)
  45. Thank you for the compliment sklo42 :)...It took a bit of research for these which is why they probably sold for so little. He's a regional artist so info it's just out there in plain sight. I wasn't ...
  46. This little guy is great ! I love insect and animal jewelry. Especially dragonflies :)
  47. Metlox made some great mid-century pottery. I have a few pieces too.
  48. Nice colors and design ! :)
  49. Nice find I love Austin's stuff :) ....I have a tiny "Thinker" that's made of copper sitting on my desk.
  50. Beautiful :)....Love this era and it's art and jewelry !
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