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  1. I stand corrected and apologize. I didn't look at the last two photos since I just popped in for a second and don't have the time to look further. Now that I see that it's possible it is older it ...
  2. Wonderful photograph but not taken by Jacob Riis, in my opinion based simply on examples of his signature, not style. Here are two examples of Riis's signature and I don't see any similarity of the...
  3. Love this photo and it cracks me up! :-)
  4. You have a print of the black chalk and grey-white opaque watercolour work on paper by Vincent Van Gogh, Americanized title "Maaiende Boer" 1885, "Peasant Reaping Corn." I have no idea what the letter...
  5. Hello to you in Argentina! Usted es demasiado amable, kivatinitz, muchas gracias. Sí, es muy bonito y difícil de encontrar. Lamento que ella no volvía aquí para el resto de la información.
  6. Let us know what he has to say!
  7. zeteibao, it is difficult if not impossible to make an informed decision regarding scrimshaw unless inspected in person. Scrimshaw can be bone or ivory or whales' teeth and, only "antique" ivory or te...
  8. Big hi to you, austrohungaro, and you are spot on, as always! I think about you often when I am reading old Jugendstil decorative arts magazines. Yes, it is the sugar shaker or castor that is part ...
  9. Correction: The artist's name, Claude Lorrain, is misspelled above in both instances. The correct spelling is LORRAIN without an "e." His birth name was Claude Gellée: Source: Claude Lorrain websi...
  10. surfdub66, the current pattern by Spode is called "Blue Italian." Your older, Copeland Spode "Italian" bowl "was based on a Claude Lorraine pastoral landscape of 1638 and is surrounded by a border cop...
  11. Another intriguing acquisition, rniederman, and very impressive knowledge from the posters. My photography skills and knowledge are limited to a point and shoot camera, resulting in a success rate of ...
  12. ;-) Correction above. The tapestry is "not held" by the Reading Museum. It's in the Bayeux Museum in France.
  13. Forgot. I suppose you were referring to the painting "The Battle of Hastings in 1066" by François Hyppolite Debon (France, 1816-1872). Courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A...
  14. Actually, it is a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry held by the Reading Museum. Noted by the museum, it is "the start of the battle" "The Normans charge and the Battle of Hastings has begun." Courtesy...
  15. Mon ami, parish1925, j'espère que je me trompe et désolé si je suis, mais je pense que vous voulez savoir. J'ai vu ce vase avec deux montures plus sur le dessus. Peut-être votre vase est une itération...
  16. paris1925, I think you are correct and that it is Rene Binet (1826-1911). From Roy Young's book catalogue, entry number 11, page 3 "11. [ART NOUVEAU] Binet, Rene. Esquisses Decoratives. Paris: ...
  17. great info, racer4four, and I agree, definitely was pricey in its day! rick55, although the border is very different, it appears that the floral motif on your vase is a variation of Booths "Lowenst...
  18. americandigger, glad you found your way back to your post. It was a pleasure to see your extraordinary piece, even though damaged and without the lid. Very impressive that you searched an old encyclop...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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_...
  22. 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
  23. 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...
  24. Thanks, scott, for all your knowledge about the matting. I certainly wasn't aware that they are "glued." Love learning from you.
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. My pleasure, kyratango. She is a beauty and thus a common subject of portrait miniatures and porcelain plaques so I know her well. :-)
  28. Forgot to give you link to Christie's auction showing "Odalisque" by Asti: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/LotDetailsPrintable.aspx?intObjectID=1736245
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ;-) jensen, indeed they are on the first line and with that info, thanks for the confirmation.
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. Possibly a letter holder.
  38. 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...
  39. 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. ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. IMO, appears to be carved soapstone.
  47. 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...
  48. 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(?) ...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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