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Small bronze opium smoker French ? - Asianin Asian
Miniature signed Robert - Fine Artin Fine Art
Kremnitz mint St.George gold and silver coin medals - World Coinsin World Coins
Vienna gold brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Chinese silk picture - Asianin Asian
Russian 1903 postcard – Port Arthur, China - Postcardsin Postcards
Dollhouse porcelain kitchen utensils rack - Potteryin Pottery
Landscape by Johann Wilhelm Jankowski  - Fine Artin Fine Art
JOSEF HOSPODKA vase, Chribska glassworks, Czech, 1960s -1970s - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. Ancient Order of Gleaners The Gleaners was founded in 1894 in Cairo, Michigan, http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/gleaners_en.html
  2. The Tudor rose within a garter granted by James I and the motto of the garter 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' ("Shame on the one who sees something bad [or evil] in it."). King`s crown means it`s eithe...
  3. Cap badge of The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Fusiliers
  4. Mostly British regimental badges, wide variety, cannot belong to a single person but collected. They were meant to be on the belt. Never alter an antique item. http://historyteachermilitary.blogsp...
  5. email address does not work. Can you show images of the marks here ? Erase one image and add marks British marks are very consistent, well documented and easy to identify
  6. Pipe bowl at partway down the shaft. https://theopiumpipe.com/what-is-and-is-not-an-opium-pipe/
  7. Write a book based on letters. From her perspective, and try to connect dates they were written with actual events. Worth trying. This is a rare piece of history.
  8. It`s Napoleon Bonaparte.
  9. Take a look here (your mark discussed and explained). http://925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11695
  10. Egypt, Cairo .800 standard.
  11. Made in Italy after 1968. In the cartouche: star, number,two capital letters indicating Italian province where the maker is registered. 800 fineness for gilded silver. If you show us better close up...
  12. Munich 1972 Olympics Silver 10 Mark Coin To commemorate the 20th Modern Olympic Games held in Munich City in 1972, Germany issued a set of 24 silver 10 DM (Mark) coins for the 1972 München XX Olympiad.
  13. Perfectly turned into half spheres and not easy to solder together (venting extremely hot air during soldering, otherwise the ball would explode).
  14. The spoon was made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons,Norfolk Street, Sheffield,UK in 1901 (date letter i for 1901), crown for Sheffield Assay office and lion passant for sterling standard. The mark on the rig...
  15. Hi, What do you think about number 3 in this post ? https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/239271-kralik--caged-glass-2 Pay attention to the cage; bands are riveted to top and bottom circular ban...
  16. I think it was deliberately oxidized (intentionally darkened) to enhance the contrast between the fish and the background. It should be cleaned (any commercial silver polisher will do) and left for s...
  17. For Napoleon medal look here: https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/61588 It should be 41 mm in diameter if the original was set into the frame (or later replica).
  18. Hi, Just a remark: Art Deco did appear shortly before WW I but this is obvious Art Nouveau (Jugendstil).
  19. Miranda C.Smith ceramics https://www.thespecialgiftcompany.com/miranda-c-smith/
  20. Letter F in an oval was used in UK to indicate foreign manufacture (1867 - 1904). But it`s lacking sponsor`s (importer`s) mark, assay office, gold or sterling mark and date letter.
  21. Design named Spode's Garden was acquired by Spode from another pottery and used by Spode over the years, printed in various colours and on different shapes. They registered the pattern under register...
  22. See here; http://www.jamiri.dk/royal-copenhagen-mark.htm No bar means before 1935.
  23. Denár - V. István 1270-1272 Full description and both sides depicted here: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces34626.html
  24. Croatian currency is named after the marten (Kuna in Croatian) due to the fact Marten's coat was used as currency in ancient times.
  25. See here for Coat of arms of Croatia (goat and pine marten explained). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Croatia
  26. ``Ancient Russian architecture``
  27. ``Winter day`` and the artist`s signature
  28. This is well documented Fratelli Toso sticker. http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/glass_labels/glass_labels.htm
  29. It is KOSTROMA assay office. The mark was used 1880-1890. The maker is not listed in Postnikova- Loseva book.There were hundreds of silversmiths working in villages in Kostroma region. I suggest acr...
  30. Do not wait to get old to understand we should not get too attached to things.They last longer than people anyway.
  31. Kingdom of Macedon, Demetrios Poliorketes (306-283 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm, 16.91g, Head of Demetrios facing right.Rev. Poseidon, naked, standing left, his right foot resting on a rock, holding a tr...
  32. After the Second World War, the 4th Hussars were deployed to Luebeck in Germany. It bears The King`s crown of George VI.
  33. Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg ``LFZ`` in Cyrillic stands for Leningrad Porcelain Factory before 2005. The inscription says ``Christmas night`` Marks are here (link in Russian but nevert...
  34. It is 19th century (based on excellent hand decoration). Nevertheless, it`s difficult to attribute to Berlin KPM because the same scepter under-gaze blue was used by other manufacturers. Btw. ``AR``...
  35. From left to right: 15 625 (15 carat gold) anchor for Birmingham (UK) date letter ``b`` for 1876 It was resized and maker`s mark is lost.
  36. Looks like Sceptre Mark of the Berlin Porcelain Company. http://antique-marks.com/berlin-porcelain-marks.html But it widely reproduced and used elsewhere.
  37. Also here: http://the-lothians.blogspot.rs/2012/08/le-dernier-roi-de-france-last-king-of.html
  38. Also here: http://the-lothians.blogspot.rs/2012/08/le-dernier-roi-de-france-last-king-of.html
  39. http://www.efineantiques.com/webpages/sevres.htm
  40. Professional archaeologists would secure the perimeter and meticulously search every inch.
  41. Heinrich Baensch in Lettin, Germany, ca. 1900 - ca. 1930 See here: http://www.sammler.com/porzellanmarken/index.asp?P_ID=373 Regards
  42. Image 4; inspect the solder (what colour is it?). Is it soft solder (lead based, melts at lower temperatures) ? Or yellow gold hard solder ? Settings are closed;impossible to use hard solder after ...
  43. Hasset & Harper Ltd.Birmingham.Date letter matches the period of their activity.
  44. Deakin & Francis Ltd,Regent Place, Birmingham The original proprietors were Stephen Henry Deakin & John Horace Francis (brothers-in-law) Almost the same date letter S was used for 1917 and 1942.Curi...
  45. In the middle, on the right.Date letter B and anchor for Birmingham.Made in 1923 (Birmingham) but maker`s mark is out of focus.
  46. 1.Turner & Simpson Ltd (from c1923),Legge Lane, Birmingham. Date letter Z for 1949 2.John Henry Wynn, Hylton Street, Birmingham Date letter G for 1931
  47. C.M. ROBBINS - Attleboro, MA Founded in 1892 by Charles M. Robbins. In 1912 Robbins Company was formed and in 1963 became a subsidiary of Continental Communications Corporation. At 5.5 inches and po...
  48. Late 19th century (based on pewter lid, gilding).
  49. I suppose it`s silver. There are marks on pedestals (bases) in image 1 or elsewhere. If you manage to take sharp close up images of marks we could identify country of origin, even the maker.Thank you.
  50. EPNS stands for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. ``A1`` is for the best quality of plating (thick silver deposit).The maker is correct.
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