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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?
It is Chinese and they are known as "Mud-Men"
Look into Kutani-ware
If you place a piece of black card behind the signature we may be able to make it out better but could it be "Inwald" by any chance?
Many thanks, if I had the time, I would wax lyrical about every piece in my collection but alas... I have to off to find more!
Couldn't agree more, simple, stylish, elegant and refined. It cost me AUD$12!!!
The Pareek are a Brahmin caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India. They claim descent from Parashara. Similar to Wedgwood Kashmar china (a version of Kashmir), it is an Exotic name from far flu...
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