Posted 4 years ago
It just happened to be windy today, and not hot, made me think of Fall, and what could be so much of a Fall color as Copper. So I thought I'd put together a small Collection of Copper. I don't collect copper, I just gravitate to it! LOL :^D Funny, but this is just a small part, but a very nice part of the copper that I have NOT A COLLECTION! ! :^o
I don't know too much about the copper that I have, if it's not marked, and I can't find one that looks like it, I'm lost. I do know that the pieces that I have are made from the 1880s-1980s, I don't think older, or newer...but I could be wrong. Some are factory made, hand hammered, or cast, like the inkwell that I wish I knew more about. I did sell a piece of Roycroft, a (spaceship bowl), what it's been called,(not Spaceship but Flying Saucer Bowl) (corrected LOL), I shouldn't have, but I bought it at the Flea Market for $3. and it sold on Ebay for over $300. I still have pics. of it maybe I'll post it for you. Some of my pieces were badly dented or tarnished green, I tried to bring them back the best I could, and keep the patina, if they needed it to look right, a wooden drumstick works for me to take out dents, rubbing or pressing where needed, maybe a tap with a hammer, on tough ones. I like the large bread/cake/pudding mold, kind art deco looking and a recent buy. I'm cheap(ask anyone at the Flea), and seldom pay over $20., normal is $5. or under, but still try to get the best I can find. :^) Other pieces in the pictures are, plate, tip tray/with a dog on it, tidbit, bowls, baskets, vases, bird bookend, candle holder, bed warmer, cup/stein, a souvenir cowboy hat, and tiny kettle, and a silent butler.
If there's anything that you would like to see better, let me know and I'll post it separate later, with more info. if I have it.
The four tier black wood stand, I don't know if it's old or just a remake, but I like it a lot. The green flower tile and wood backsplash is English, Minton's China Works, Stoke on Trent. The reed baskets(looked good with the copper) may be Inuit, but don't know enough about them, to be sure. The small wood table is from China I think, again antique/or made to look old, I don't know, but still a nice piece.
I hope you enjoyed this display. I'll try to put some other things together in the future. Aluminum, Couroc of Monterey, U.S. and other Pottery, Glass, Pewter mugs/steins, Knives, Let me know, I even have a lot of Hawaiian Shirts, might be fun to see! ! ! B^)