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    Posted 7 years ago

    greatexpec…
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    This I have found out is a pen rest. Apparently made near the turn of the 19th century. Not one - of - a - kind. Some of these has the owl's head hinged and an ink well is installed. Not this one, this is only a pen rest. Note the markings on the owl's underside. The letters in German, I understand is a way that copyright was done.

    Any thoughts?

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Might be a bronze? Looking for a B for Bergman or Namgreb.
    2. greatexpectations greatexpectations, 7 years ago
      oops it is bronze... thanks for catching that error. Changing now.
    3. greatexpectations greatexpectations, 7 years ago
      Have tried to see what those number and other markings on the 3 image but cannot. Anybody got better eyes?
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Hi
      greatexpectations
      Picture 2 ,,I see GESCHUTZT, pictures 3 hard to see sideway.

      Alan
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Picture 3 is Geschützt upside down and the numbers ....
    6. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I love the detail in it well done who ever made it
    7. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      I think the name is G.E. SCHUTZT ....
      its a beautiful object i love it ;-)
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      it's in one word, meaning Patented.
      Try to take the 4 picture front.
      Alan
    9. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      It is Austrian and the GE Schutzt is the maker. If you google it you will find plenty of it for sale but few buyers.
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Definition: Geschutzt is a mark sometimes found on antiques of German origin which translates to protected or copyrighted; similar in meaning to the United State patented and pat. pend. marks

    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Same, I think:

      http://www.antiekvalentijn.com/uk/after%201900-small%20items.htm

    12. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Yes antiquerose with the same Geschutzt, that's not the maker but Patented in German
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Found this site too, just scroll down...as it is all Greek to me.....LOL

      http://www.oldcopper.org/german_copper.htm
    14. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      OK, I need to know something. In the picture there are obvious spaces between the G - E & S. It does not look at all like one word without spaces. Please clarify that for me if you will.
    15. Alan2310 Alan2310, 7 years ago
      Human hand are not perfect, because I beleive this was hand punch
    16. greatexpectations greatexpectations, 7 years ago
      antiquerose I have seen that image before, but the difference is that linked image is an inkwell. The owl's head pivots open.

      fhrjr2/Alan2310 Yes looks hand punched and did not use the same size type it appears

      It is Austrian Bronze and there does seem to be few takers.. prices seem to run
      1k + . Would have to be a zealot for these kinds of pieces and some fairly deep pockets.

      The last two numbers in pic 3 I can make out 7, 8 but not sure if first is a 1 or not.

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