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It is truly wonderful to see/here other people talking/writing about their most treasured possessions with such poetic fondness. I was beginning to think I was alone in how much I adore the things I ...
They remind me of a Culver Set I have... Valencia (from memory) is their pattern. I'll post a pic shortly but Culver is vastly underappreciated here in Australia.
Yes except I purchased it from the sale it appeared in after that sale. I'm confident that it is what I have labeled it as, it's taken me countless years but my eye is finally showing me what I shoul...
It's a real problem for the poor toothless blighters!!! My guess would be 50's but I have no history prior to me purchasing them in a big jar of buttons (which I buy whenever I see them)
@rancherswife it's actually just her knee, apparently I got the pic on a funny angle
I know this is a 4 year old mystery but it looks like German Empire era dress uniform to me
You probably already know this much but it's almost certainly Italian WWII era as indicated by the "Fasces" in the upper right half, originally a symbol of a roman Megistrates Power & Authority, it be...
I understand this was posted 5 years ago & so the likelihood of the original poster being around still is very slim but if they are, have you come across much/any more Alan Fox glass? I have one sing...
A truly lovely example!! I just adore the way these pieces look so differently depending on the light, with a piece displayed near a window, it will appear as one form in the morning, another in the ...
@mp.kunst ahhhh that would definitely explain it! Huge props and great thanks for your assistance with this one, much appreciated. So it would seem they are not very common in the "verdigris" colour...
@mp.kunst have you got any links to other sites referencing these vases? I had terrible trouble identifying them.
@PhilDMorris It's always been a favourite of mine for exactly those reasons. I love the "waisted" form, the depth of colour that only comes with years of polish & care. It makes almost anything you ...
I would imagine late Qing also, both stylistically as well as tying in to family history. As it's a family piece, value is irrelevant, it is a lovely decorative pedestal I get a great deal of use out...
@dav2no1 I believe all antiques and decorative art can only be appreciated when placed within the context they are intended to be see in. The cool, plain white glaze of the urn is juxtaposed beautif...
The colours scream early 18th Century to me, the blue bows around the yellow applied "handles" suggest French or for the French market (I'm not sure why I associate the two however) and my greatest cl...
Leave it as a vase I say!! Very few people use kerosene fuel banquet lamps these days so it's a more useful piece as is. Has it got a marking anywhere on the base? Also, does the actual body of the...
Almost certainly an early 20th Century restrike. (If not then a more recent one) These coins were more readily accepted as currency than USD in parts of many African countries until well into the 197...
@PhilDMorris I marvel at the Regency period, such timeless style and zest for what at the time were constantly new and exotic goods and styles. Josiah Wedgewood in particular is a fascinating one, a...
@PhilDMorris So that means there's an inbetween size I haven't yet had!! Time to go hunting. Many thanks for your clarification with regards to designer & date. If I had to guess, I wouldn't have th...
@racer4four didn't he just! All of his animals are such characters & he used such simple, uncomplicated colours, techniques & combinations to do it... This fellow is completely done in colourless gla...
@apostata what do I need to do to get a better photo of it?
@TallCakes bravo you, that's quite a bit better than I managed, the closest I got was that it was a standard "Series Ware" shape & that they did do figures from ancient cultures but that's the exact s...
@Newfld, that'd be turquoise colored Faience. Much like the Ushabti's found in Ancient Egyptian Tombs.
I'm not sure how to add further photos however I gave an accurate description of the Derby mark it has on its base in my description. It's about 15cm tall.
Isn't it though! I fell in love with it when I saw it and had to have it. It's only little but in absolute pristine condition.
Undoubtedly carnelian and without doubt masonic. They are a series of symbols that represent the masonic "working tools" which in turn represent the Masonic view of the universe. For example the compa...
Most of this type of enameled glass came from Bohemia in the mid-late 19th Century. Most early examples are in just white enamel however yours is of particularly good quality which would suggest an e...
They look like early 20th century Chinese Dehua Spiral Lotus pattern pieces to me. They are a continuation of a pattern that dates back to the Ming Dynasty, many examples of this pattern were on the ...
Difficult to tell without seeing it in person but it looks like an early to mid 19th Century European (Russian, French or possibly Austro-Hungarian) the shape of the frame and the use of that particul...
Are Swiss versions of the 21j up down dial sought after time pieces?
Jewellery is not my forte, especially female jewellery so thank you for your enlightening information.
That is a Chilong around the neck/mouth of the vase, not a dragon!
apostata, You're right, by this point production of most goods for the Western market had become more about quantity than quality but at the end of the day, this is a decorative piece, not of histo...
No, it's definitely not all that easy but if one has handled enough of these pieces from across the whole range of periods, one gets to know the colour variations, level of detail differences, general...
This is a lovely Guangxu Period (late 19th Century) Chinese Canton Export-ware (also known as Famille Rose or Rose Medallion) vase. Looks to be in great shape, nice find!
Exactly my thoughts, it is a good example of Bohemian Enameled glass, the amethyst/black/cobalt (depending who you ask... I know it's cobalt oxide or the like but....) coloring and the fact it leans t...
I concur the scale issue is a bit perplexing however knowing the workmanship and man hours that went into this kind of piece gives me appreciation... poor quality can be done with a single go in the k...
Indeed, it began a lifelong love affair with the decorative arts that is still going! As you can probably tell be the scale to the 3 seater settee, it's a large piece too & still has its makers stick...
Gentlemen, I appreciate all input for opinions are like anus, everyone has one and most are full of fecal matter! Seriously though, through the sometimes harsh yet always insightful comments here, I ...
Indeed, honest feedback is exactly what I'm looking for! As with other areas of my collecting/purchasing, it is through the not so wise purchases one learns the difference between them and those the ...
That was all I needed to know, you have my sincere gratitude. You see, 90% of the clients I get through my retail space are more interested in how an item looks relative to the rest of their decor or...
I have so much to learn!
Base pic as requested
Ahhhhhh! Good to know, always useful to be "Down with the lingo". lol Out of interest, what would an EV on this be? I know from a decorative standpoint with my clients who buy mainly for aesthetic ...
Forgive my ignorance "EV"? (I'm guessing economic value?) I have had this one for a long time & knew it wasn't worth much financially, especially with the rim chip & it's size (maybe 10cm tall) but i...
Well that was indeed a storm in a Ginger Jar! truthordare, thank you for your information, I appreciate your honesty. How else will I learn what is good & what isn't if someone isn't blatantly hones...
A marvelous resource no doubt!
I'm inclined to think more 1960's the longer it sits next to my Qianlong & Republic examples. As you say, the enamels are flat and lifeless, they don't have the gloss, depth or variation in thickness...
or maybe a SBA dollar on an already struck quarter?
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