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The salt spoons look like "Mazarin" by Dominick and Haff (c. 1892).
At a glance, I would have said it was Pairpoint, but I'm not a lamp expert.
Well, regardless of who on earth made them, they're lovely and hard-to-find continental pastry forks. At least, they're hard to find on this side of the Atlantic. The shape is still quite common on th...
The workmanship is very fine. The shape is classic, which makes it hard to date. My best guess is sometime between 1850 and yesterday. Sorry, I know that's terribly unspecific.
Incidentally, this style of furniture is known as "Depression-era" if you're ever searching for more. Despite the name, it was produced from the 1910s to the 1940s.
The quickest and cheapest way to test for silver (in a very unnofficial way) is to dip it in very hot water (like your tea) and hold it for about 30 seconds. If it quickly becomes too hot to hold, it ...
Keep it in a safe place (I'm hoping the kitchen counter was only a temporary home). Steuben can be quite valuable! That's a beautiful piece.
Well, I must admit I don't usually bother looking up silver-plate hallmarks (mainly because the online references only deal with solid silver marks), but I can tell you that it is British or Canadian,...
You're right to say it's Victorian; this is a classic example of the period. It's probably made of walnut; chairs in this style usually are. Adult chairs are fairly common, I've only seen one or two c...
This style of geometric parquetry (marquetry is used for more organic forms) has been produced all over the middle east for quite some time; I don't know offhand when it began, but it is still made to...
These glasses are either legitimately ancient/Medieval or they are reproductions or fakes. Email photos to Artemis gallery or Medusa Gallery; to my knowledge they are the only (or few) reputable antiq...
It has a polished pontil, which suggests that it could be Steuben, in which case it's possibly quite valuable. You should get it checked out by a reputable antiques dealer or auction house.
Not necessarily Baker, but if it was you'd have a real gem. Regardless, it is known as "Depression-era" furniture (although the style actually runs from the 1910s to the 1940s).
Or, you could take it to a reputable auction house. The point is, it needs to be examined in person by someone who knows what to look for.
Beyond the exceptional condition, I see no reason why this tea service could not be from the mid-to-late eighteenth century. The shapes, painted decoration, and the gilding are all "right" (with the p...
Unfortunately, assuming high-quality design and execution, the backstamp (hallmarks are for metal objects) is the difference between a $500 vase and a $5,000 vase. You would do well to unpack it and p...
Yeah, it's probably from the second quarter of the 19th century, comparing it to other pieces I have seen in the past.
It is difficult for me to say precisely how old it is as I am obviously unable to examine it (although better photos might help?); but stylistically it is Rococo Revival, either French or American, mo...