mikelv85

Ohio USA

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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"Camilla Lucas Art Gallery" Georges Redon Print " No. 1520 Le Canard Mange Les Limares (The Duck After The Worms) Circa 1931 - Visual Artin Visual Art
Red Orchid 8 1/2" Crystal Spire Paperweight-Sculpture /Signed-Numbered / Mats Jonasson-Maleras Glassworks /Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Boxwood Baroque Flute With Ox Bone-Ivory Inlay/Anonymous German Maker (?) /Circa Late 18th-Early 19th Century - Musical Instrumentsin Musical Instruments
Cocoa-Cocuswood Flute With Case/Rudall-Rose 8 Key Design /Retailer J. Limbird & Co."143" Strand London/ Circa 1830's-40's - Musical Instrumentsin Musical Instruments
Amber Glass Bottle With Silver Overlay Floral Design /Unknown Maker and Age / Circa 20th Cemtury - Art Glassin Art Glass
Fan Tail Pigeon Blanc De Chine Figurine / Luigi Zortea, Bassano Italy /Circa Mid 20th Century - Figurinesin Figurines
"Esco Products" New York / 18 " Chalkware Statues/"Muses"  Music and Poetry /Circa 20th Century - Figurinesin Figurines
Iridescent Kralik Banded Tapered 6 " Vase/ Lit.: Passauer Glasmuseum, IV.265 /Wilhelm Kralik Sohn, Eleonorenhain/ Circa 1900 - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Little More "Lois" Van Vleet / Cache Pot /Circa 2006 - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Stone Pony /Unknown Material, Maker, and Age - Figurinesin Figurines

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  1. Nice little horde Ken ...you're my mentor :)... and I'm with you. I miss DrFluffy and Val .
  2. I can see why you kept it Mani ...so cool ! :)
  3. Thank you Rick and Katherine :)...it's even better when you actually see it up close !
  4. What a nice comment :)....Thanks so much Alan .
  5. Love the texture and colors ! :)
  6. An elegant pen holder without a doubt :)
  7. Thanks Karen :)...you know I completely understand about the restraint thing. I've really cut back myself. I just have way too much stuff but some things are just too nice to pass up. Believe me I cou...
  8. Thank you Sean :)
  9. Well Ken I almost walked out without it. Not exactly in plain sight. Plus my friend wasn't there today to alert me to any new items that were put out. Right place at the right time definitely applies ...
  10. Thanks so much Zowie :)......yes. that was my first impression as well. What an amazing piece of glass and so reasonable priced too ! ; )
  11. Wonderful !..... Now here's a maker I recognize. :) ...Same here just a few dollars for my Jonasson piece as well. They are quite pricey new from what I've seen online.
  12. Thank you Kyra :).... I do enjoy the research as much as the find.
  13. Thank you Efesgirl :)
  14. Wow...that is gorgeous Ho2 !! :)
  15. Thanks so much Sunnybrook :)
  16. Thanks Kyra :) ....It does look almost identical ! Mine has a bone-ivory ring around the embouchure. That seems to be a little detail I haven't seen on too many. I wonder how they came up with the mak...
  17. lol....Thank you Rick :)
  18. of course Karen :) ...you just haven't met the right cat yet...lol
  19. These are all beautiful Karen :).... from glass to ceramics a well rounded collection.
  20. I'll go with "Pretty in Pink" :)
  21. Thank you Sean :)
  22. Thanks Kyra :) I wouldn't try anything myself except maybe the thread on the joints. Everything has to be reversible when it comes to conservation in case someone comes up with a better solution in th...
  23. Attractive pieces Ken ...Love the animals :) I've seen this maker before. I actually might have a couple pieces too.
  24. A cat person here. I have two....... and he is a very sweet little kitty. PS... I have a dog also but they each bring something different to the table so to speak. Love all three but for different rea...
  25. Thanks so much oldandsilly :).... I will try the dish soap and water.
  26. O.O...... it's red = awesome !! :)
  27. My mom had lots of these books when we were growing up. It would be fun to try these recipes after all these years although tastes have changed considerably.
  28. Thanks agh you are a wonder :)...I did see this site, but I didn't look through it very closely.The key configuration seems to be dead on especially toward the end with the square fittings and tiny sc...
  29. Thanks Karen I think so too. :)
  30. Thanks Elisabethan :)...I really have to get it to someone who knows about these instruments to see if is possible to get it into playing condition again.
  31. He sure is Ken .... Unfortunately no I can't play it. I can make a note or two but it's really in need of restoration. Modern flutes are so much easier to get sound out of than these early ones. I bet...
  32. So cool agh ...thank you :) .....I figured Limbird might just be the retailer. Now finding who made this may be a bit harder. Sometimes they're just anonymous makers but you have English. German, Fren...
  33. Pretty little vase Lulu :).... Looks like a spurious Qianlomg Nian Zhi mark loosely translated to "done in the style of the Qianlong period." The 6 probably designates the factory. I have a few of thi...
  34. I would think the older pieces would be. The one I have is fairly recent. They've been reproduced a lot over the years, but yours sound vintage and might have more value.
  35. These are very pretty in turquoise ho2 :) ....Too bad Lisa isn't around any more she always helped me with my pieces.
  36. This is awesome Alan :) Reminds me of my WMF pewter mount that I found without it's glass liner I posted a while back. The glass is spectacular ! So glad it survived it's adventure. I would have been ...
  37. You can lead some people to information, but you can't always make it sink in Kyra.
  38. Have to admit I wasn't trying very hard initially Katherine. I figured with all those marks it would pop up somewhere. Thanks again. :)
  39. lol......Thanks Rick....yes the 99 cent menu can be pretty tasty at times .:)
  40. Thanks so much Alan for the nice comment. I was fairly sure what it was when I saw it but not sure of it's authenticity. So I was deliberately vague at first. I thought maybe Chinese copy but to find ...
  41. Found it :)....... Luigi Zortea Bassano Italy . Not sure about the year this was made. Probably 1950's- 60's. http://www.ceramics.it/eng/ceramic-art/marks/zortea-luigi.html
  42. Thanks so much Kyra :)
  43. Thank you Katherine :)
  44. Thanks Katherine :)...the figures look like two rampant lions or dragons with long tails on each side of the tower with the initials L. Z. under it.
  45. Grazie mille Karen :)
  46. This is really a nice piece Sean ....I love millefiori . You don't see too many square paperweights either. Awesome find :)
  47. Very pretty...maybe celluloid Ken. Reminds me of a Camellia flower :)
  48. Thanks sklo42 ...... I actually went there to check out the LP's since they do carry a lot compared to the other GW's. and then I wind up with this old thing....lol, but seriously I was amazed.
  49. Thanks Ken :).... It was the little GW in Oberlin staffed by a mostly younger crowd. Had it been in the Cleveland area it would have been in the showcase for mega bucks.
  50. Found one on Ebay as well and it has a small filigree gilt mount on the base. Not sure if that was optional or originally made that way. Interesting and disappointing at the same time that mine it's...
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