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  1. You have a wonderful early 19th century piece of British transferware depicting a quadruped known as the Tibetan musk deer with a peanut border. The maker is unknown and not important. It's difficult...
  2. From a National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Message Board post: "... I am actually surprised that there is not more detailed information on the clocks by E. F. Caldwell (not to be confu...
  3. What a tragic event. According to Wikipedia, the "author" of this photograph is the "Nevada State Police." source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Ferrel_and_survivors_Battle_of_Kelley_...
  4. The link broke when I pasted it so either copy and paste it into your browser or click here: Google books: http://tinyurl.com/ps4h8uq
  5. Ronijo, here is a very long article, "The Art of Mr. G. Hillyard Swinstead, R.B.A." from "The Windsor Magazine" Vol. XXII, June to November, 1905. "The First Step" is shown on page 500. I think yo...
  6. Thanks, scott, for all your knowledge about the matting. I certainly wasn't aware that they are "glued." Love learning from you.
  7. Right as always, scott. I meant to say reframed "in the original frame" no matter the condition and, that's a great frame. PhotoGuy, I know you are aware of how important it is to also preserve th...
  8. Glad you asked him, scott, since there is so much foxing and the photo definitely needs to be professionally reframed with archival materials. Really nice, PG! Here is the same albumen print by Wak...
  9. My pleasure, kyratango. She is a beauty and thus a common subject of portrait miniatures and porcelain plaques so I know her well. :-)
  10. Forgot to give you link to Christie's auction showing "Odalisque" by Asti: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/LotDetailsPrintable.aspx?intObjectID=1736245
  11. hi, kyratango, lovely brooch. Paul Bonnaud (France, 1873-1953) was one of the best-known artists in the Limoges region. Your portrait miniature is one of several depictions of "Odalisque" after ...
  12. ZZ, great photograph of PETER BERRIMAN (1825-1905) There is a photo of him at an older age on findagrave, along with this bio: "Aged 79 years 4 months and 15 days; la grippe. Known as "Uncle ...
  13. This photo description for President Taft's visit to Pittsburgh says he visited for two days so that could account for the different clothes. It says "President Taft visited Pittsburgh on May 29, 1909...
  14. Exemplary information as always, scott! PhotoGuy, wonderful photo, follow-up, and digging. You will find more information if you search for "George Hubbard Clapp." Here is the his photograph from t...
  15. ;-) jensen, indeed they are on the first line and with that info, thanks for the confirmation.
  16. You didn't give the dimensions but you probably have one of the cocktail goblets for a cocktail service designed by Albertus. Here is the entire service shown in an old Christie's auction: http://www...
  17. From Gothenberg's website that also has photo of your plate, see no. 608 under heading "JAPAN - MADE IN JAPAN:" "608: The two red characters are: Bi jutsu = "beautiful artwork" which are probably a...
  18. Beautiful lamp shade. Lamp Fashion Mfg. Co., New York, was established by Italian-born Nunziato "Nick" Paletta (1923-2012). Here is an excerpt from his obit: "Nick was an accomplished artist an...
  19. Possibly a letter holder.
  20. Super information, aghcollect, and thanks for the great link to date the lighters by the serial number. vegaspuf, your lighter is the "Tartan" pattern. You can email Dunhill's customer service, inc...
  21. Hi, macneill007, Very pretty china with great memories. This is one of the Johnson Brothers patterns that does not have an actual name and is called JB1140. That mark was used from 1913 forward. ...
  22. Hi, Jay, your jug is lovely. My "guess only," and welcome corrections from the experts on this board, is that your relief moulded jug or pitcher with a mask spout is English. Here is a similar one ...
  23. Great story and it's so interesting to get the "low down" on the motivating item, event, or influence to start collecting and learning. You really made a positive out of a negative and I can unders...
  24. U8, just to show you in case you are feeling motivated. :-) I am not promoting anybody's sales, but there is a UK listing that is "Buy It Now" or "Make Best Offer" for a single tea pot on ebay. There ...
  25. U8, thanks for showing me your GJ and I am so envious at the price! Your salad servers sell for $95.00 on Jensen's site: http://www.georgjensen.com/us/cutlery/arne-jacobsen-matte-steel I love my f...
  26. U8, The teapot probably will not "fall into your lap" but I did see several recent listings, that are now sold (all for what I would consider a reasonable price), for the single teapot. So when the mo...
  27. Love, love it. Ulysses_8, it should please you to know that your set is in the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O136393/alveston-teapot-welch-robert/ I'm so f...
  28. IMO, appears to be carved soapstone.
  29. fledermaus, magnificent vase. The glaze [if that is the correct term], form, and movement is so beautiful and evokes such pleasure. I just put your book reference, "Ceramics from the House of Ampho...
  30. Do you own the "complete" bottle that is the fourth photo you have just added above? I am confused by your statement that you "have never found another bottle" since that exact photo was "borrowed(?) ...
  31. As vetraio says here, the letters on the side are EPNS = electro plated nickel silver. See right column at the bottom, the entry for E.P.N.S.: http://www.925-1000.com/silverplate_E.html See inf...
  32. FG, is the photo on the left your scent bottle that you have owned for years? What is that black thing on the top? Is your bottle signed on the bottom? The chances of finding just the stopper ar...
  33. radjames, if you can get the back open, you will see a serial number on the works of the watch, not the inside of the case. This website can give you call the information on that serial number. Go ...
  34. A fascinating antiquarian book and understand why you can't put it down.
  35. GOOGLE can be a great help to you, AH! Covered vegetable or casserole in the "Athol" pattern (there are two named Athol, the other has a maroon band) by Alfred Meakin, England. Company history: ...
  36. As vetraio said, not sterling. They are English sugar tongs with pseudo-hallmarks. See this post on 925-1000 dot com. The co-administrator of this wonderful site and a highly-respected expert, "oel...
  37. You have a bottle of tawny port that I suppose originally cost less than $10.00, ready to be drunk when purchased. Opening it is the only way to tell if it's gone bad. Since it seems you don't know wh...
  38. idcloisonne, you gave me a good laugh since you are most definitely overestimating my knowledge. I know nothing about snuff bottles, which is why I simply gave the links to some info. doodler54, it...
  39. doodler54, there is usually a small spoon attached to the stopper for extracting the snuff. Here's the "Collectors Weekly" article on snuff bottles: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/bottles/snuff A...
  40. bb2, I always enjoy the camaraderie between many of the posters on this board. Really nice gift, and square, trunkman. They sure don't make things like they used to. bb2, I think this is the April...
  41. Tracy, pickles are a healthy, no-calorie food so no need to be upset. We have all made mistakes and hopefully this was a nominal cost one. Considering my opinions below, I would not invest any mon...
  42. SEAN68, I know you are well-intentioned but in the future, it is a courtesy to cite the source of information when you state it verbatim. In this instance, your information is from Kovels dot com and ...
  43. vetraio, it has been an honor to contribute such a small clue to you that was only possible from your foundation of information. The depth and breadth of your scholarship "and" critical thinking are s...
  44. Thanks, vetraio. Think it is "Whoever plants the seeds." The next letters that I rotated to see better instead of standing on my head, is not "LESPIE" but "Le SPIE" which would translate to "the spies...
  45. We cross-posted. Now it needs your staggering knowledge!
  46. I meant to say, very similar plate, that appears to be after a much older plate. The woman :-) has a necklace in British Museum's plate and Budek's does not. Regardless, she is now identified for v...
  47. Thanks, vetraio50, but never could get here without you. Found it with tenacity and luck and the fact that I thought it was a woman! Here is your plate/bowl, Budek. From the British Museum: "Br...
  48. Budek, extraordinary purchase and great eye! I have been captivated by this post and the generous time and knowledge contributed by many. vetraio50, you led the way for me to pursue the link yo...
  49. Fabulously stupendous, many times over, pifflepuff, :-) and great ID, racer4four. Called the Lotus lamp. A 2010 auction listing from Rago: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/7893846 http://www...
  50. ;-) "to be or not to be" a "player." In this instance, not. Yes, it's President George Washington with his cabinet members. The print is after a work titled "Washington's Cabinet" by Jennie Augusta...
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