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Sorry for the late reply. (I'm a she, not that it matters) Here's some more info: It is about 6 inches across. It weighs 1 lb 3 oz on my old Hanson utility scale. If it has gunpowder in it, would it b...
Bumping it for someone to I'd! Thanks for the love vetraio50 and fortapache! And thanks for the like MissJIc4718!
I also thought spitoon at first. I'll look up cuspidor. Thank you!
My house was built in 1919 and it's fuse boxes look like this. We have the old knob and tube wiring. Some outlets work. Some don't. I bought my house with cash from an estate 8 years ago so it wasn't ...
I LOVE how storybook dolls always look like they want to kill you! I can never pass them up either! The 2 sisters are giving off a "The Shining" vibe! These are great!!
Maybe it's not a bowl... And it's wall decor?! Missing it's hook...?
Oh yeah. That may help. I'm not home right now to measure, but I'd say it's about 3" long by 2" wide and about 2" tall. I can get actual measurements later if you want, but that gives you some idea.
Oops- the photos posted sideways and I'm too lazy to go in and fix them.
Thank you, art.pottery. I'll definitely try searching some more. It doesn't look like the bottom chipped off at all- it looks more like it didn't get covered with the glaze. Do you suppose that was a ...
IVAN49- THANK YOU! It is a thing! I appreciate everyone for helping me not feel like I've been staring at an anomaly! & Thanks for all the lives!
The "tears" just look so intentional. It does look capodimonte-ish, and I can see what you mean by "tazza". Still, those splits are just throwing me off .
Sorry! I should have measured it, but it is definitely mug sized. It's just such a weird piece that I almost had myself convinced that it had to be a part off an old car or something. I've been hesita...
I think she's fabulous. I'm a sucker for old dolls, as well. I frequently use the "I can always just resell her" excuse to talk myself into buying them- but then I can't bring myself to part with them...
Yep. I think she measures exactly 11 inches. Thank you!
Does anyone know the name of this pattern? I have the 6 piece serving set that includes the different sized handled platters, bowl, and gravy boat. I think I've dated it correctly around 1900, but I h...
Somebody has to know what these are for???
*Katano = Kutani I'm not sure why my phone keeps changing Kutani to Katano... or why I didn't proofread before I posted. Oh well. Good excuse to bump this up and see if maybe someone recognizes it ye...
I don't think any of it has been used. It all appears sealed. The sticker on the one package came unglued in one area is all. Is there some other way to tell if its been exposed other than that? My gr...
I'm checking out a couple different auction houses now. Thank you for those suggestions. I'll keep you posted as to what I find out!
renedjkstra, I don't know any more about it than what I listed above that the appraiser told me. I don't know anything about Qum silk rugs or Kashan silk tapestries. Should I ask for another appraisal...
Thank you, frisco. I appreciate it. And I almost feel like I should point out that I was directed by my grandpa to get the guns from under his bed to give to certain family members. When I reread what...
I, too, am a January baby. I used to hate the ugly brown/red garnets I'd always see (80's/90's) and wished I could have one of the pretty birthstones. After I learned that there are so many other beau...
Thanks for the love ho2culture, fortapache, vetraio50, Radegunder, aura, and Newfld. I really appreciate it. I'm still trying to figure these out if anyone knows anything. I had an appraiser take a qu...
Yeah, I'm not even sure why I thought Wedgwood. I guess it just has that same feel to it- and I possibly had Wedgwood on the brain... the place I found this also had a large Wedgwood jasperware fruit ...
Thanks for all the info guys. It's hard to research and learn when you don't know where to begin. I appreciate all the help!
I'm really bad at ceramics/pottery. Thanks, renedijkstra. You wouldn't have a link, would you? I googled your suggestion, but just got more of the same and still didn't see it or anything really simil...
Okay, so I did the valuation thingy offered here and found out that it is a Qum silk rug from central Persia- silk on silk foundation. They dated it from the 1970s. Their description: The ivory fie...
Is it generic? That's okay with me. I still really like it and since I've searched and searched the interwebs with no luck finding it, it can't be too generic. I appreciate everyone's help! Thanks for...
Just thought I'd give this a bump and see if anyone had an answer yet. Thanks, guys!
I think I'd have to agree with mj19696. Topaz comes in many different shades of blue and this looks almost identical to a stone in one of my rings. (Topaz) The only other gemstone similar in color wou...
Thanks ho2cultcha. I do kinda see a resemblance in the color schemes. Maybe they are vases instead of candle holders? Hmmm.... Thanks for the love Ms. CrystalShip, fortapache, jscott0363, ho2cultcha,...
I think maybe she's a Pot Belly Bear... except she couldn't be quite 44, maybe 40/41? I think these started to get super popular around 78/79/80, but then there was some sort of recall which possibly ...
Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to find those for me. (I had to step away from my phone and rest my eyes) I don't know why I never think to check rubylane. ??????????? At le...
I haven't pushed the lever voluntarily, but something must have brushed up against it when I set her down earlier because she totally squeaked. I was kinda hoping she was haunted... sigh
Thanks, Manikin! Do you suppose she's pretty rare in her condition? I'd never consider selling her since she's my new BFF, but I can't believe how much trouble I've had trying to find another similar ...
I am not an antique chair expert, but I think the seat is original. I used to have an old rocker that had a seat like this, but the fabric was really worn. I eventually found a vintage fabric that I l...
Thanks, Peasejean55. That is kind of the way I was leaning too. It appears to be gold plated- maybe even 24k plated due to the orangy/yellow color of it. I just don't remember seeing any Marius hammer...
Thanks, Manikin! I figured she wasn't an original, but it's nice to know for sure. She's still worth the $8 I paid, I think.
Thanks, Manikin! I was hoping you'd see this and reply. You are my go to expert whenever I have questions about a new addition to my collection. Hopefully I'll be able to retain some of the knowledge ...
I found out that this is an Ostby Barton 14k gold filled ring- and what I had thought was a fancy inlay is nothing more than where the gold has rubbed off showing the brass underlay. Oops. Solved.
Holy cow! Thank you so much for all of that information, keramikos! I'm in Nebraska, approximately 30 minutes from the Iowa border. I've always heard it pronounced I- uh-wuh- and the Iowans are more c...
I contacted the school and apparently the cards were printed with the signature. Still a cool find and something worth adding to my collection. I just wont be able to sell it on eBay for hundreds of t...
Oops! Melrose, Iowa! I guess I thought it was more legible than it actually is in the picture. Unless you knew it was Iowa you probably wouldnt even notice the lightly stamped Ia. I apologize! I have ...
Thank you, lugnuts. I had seen that article as well, but it didn't really give me the information I am needing. Thanks for the love Aura and fortapache. I appreciate you. If anyone else recognizes thi...
Thank you, Gillian! I just added a better picture in natural light so the color difference is more apparent.
Thanks, Manikin! I knew you'd be able to answer my questions! I think she deserves a spot on the shelf even if she isn't haunted. ;-)
No offense taken here, RCassano. It just seems like a funny thing for a jeweler to say. But we all have our quirks and I'm sure someone who's dealt with gold jewelry from an industry standpoint probab...
Thank you, RCassano! The date on the neck stamp makes more sense now, since my home was built in 1918. I've been having a hard time finding other bottles like this online to get a value. Just curious ...
Thank you, PhilDMorris, it really is a pretty ring. RCassano, thanks for the love, and it's definitely plated. There are tiny areas you can see where it's wearing off. I've updated with a picture from...
I FINALLY got my ring back! According to the gemologist, it is a completely clear white star sapphire surrounded by 13 single cut diamonds. He says it's European and guessed it was made between 1880-1...
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