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    Posted 12 months ago

    billretire…
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    This Arts and Crafts hammered copper Flower Basket, I found on my way out of the Flea Market on Saturday 9/1/18. A woman had just finished putting her things out, when I was walking past to leave the Flea for the day, and I noticed this Copper Basket in the center of her spot. The Basket had a few things in it, so I asked if it was for sale, and she said yes, so I took the things out, and set them on the tarp, where the Basket was sitting, so I could look at it closer. It had some green tarnish on it, but otherwise in good shape, with a nice Chestnut Brown patina. I asked how much, and she said "Everything on the left side, is $2. and on the right is $5. just to keep things easy." So I said, "This is $2.?" and she repeated herself, so I gave her the $2. and thanked her, and left with a smile! :^D The Copper Basket is 9"long, 4"wide, by 6 1/4" to the top of the handle, and sits flat, with no movement. The handle is riveted with 3 copper rivets to each side of the Basket. It is very well made, but unmarked. After I got home, I cleaned over the green tarnish, on the inside, the bottom, and at the connection of the handle, to basket points, with 0000 steel wool, rubbed it with a cloth with vinegar, to remove the rest of the green, dried it, then polished it with beeswax. I was able to save it without removing the patina.
    The Helmeted Lady with Torch, Trophy, on plastic base, I purchased earlier in the morning, when I saw it, I had to get it, I just loved the look of Her. An Art Nuevo design, but not sure when it was made. It's a copper plated metal, not magnetic, on plated steel base, that's connected to the plastic base with a screw, and nut, and there is a hole on each side of the lady, where something else had been mounted, to the plastic top. The copper presentation plate on the front is not engraved. The Lady on the 3" metal base is 11" tall, and plastic base is another 4 1/4", its 9"wide and 6 7/8"deep. There a plate washer, inside the plastic base that reads PRESIDENTIAL CO. INGLEWOOD, CALIF. A search for the Company found nothing.
    The Art Deco Black glazed pottery Bookends, I found a few weeks ago at the Flea Market, again I really liked the look of these, but was not able to find any information on these unmarked pieces. The Book that they're holding is Audels Handy Book of Practical Electricity copyrighted, 1924, 1937 by Theo. Audel & CO. New York 1939 Impression

    Thank you for looking, all comments welcome, and questions, I will try to answer! :^)

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 months ago
      Thank you John, for taking a look, and loving what you saw! :^)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 months ago
      Hey bb2 was here and loved it too, thank you! :^)
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 12 months ago
      The trophy is my fave and is Art Deco, her hair has an added wreath that a lot of trophys had in their hair. I have never seen this one before and seems very special !~
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 12 months ago
      I guess more like a helmet cap with wreath than hair.
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 months ago
      Thanks Phil, like I said, it just kind of grabbed hold of me and I couldn't leave without her! :^D (Kind of made up for the deal I got on the Copper Basket) Thank you for the love also! :^)
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 months ago
      Happy Labor Day Brian! :^D Thank you for the love! :^)
    7. Brunswick Brunswick, 12 months ago
      I used to have a simular copper flower basket. I used it for mail! Lol! Oh well! Nice here Bill!

      Thomas.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 12 months ago
      Wow, Bill, some old beauties there. Great eye!
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 months ago
      Hey Thomas, it sure would be the right for mail! Thanks for your comment! :^D

      Thank you Karen, but the ol eye ain't what it use to be! b^)

      Thank you all for taking a look, and leaving some love for what you saw,
      Thomas
      AnnaB
      Karen
      and Ken, it's very nice, and appreciated much! :^)
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 12 months ago
      Hey Mary, it's always good to have you stop by! Thanks for the love! :^)
    11. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 11 months ago
      Some nice finds, Bill!
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 11 months ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall, I guess if you seek, you will find! :^D

      Thanks for the that you gave, Mike, and Mrstyndall, very nice of you both! :^)

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