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rhineisfine

British Columbia, Canada

tl;dr: I love sparkly things! I'm a happily chaotic collector of "stuff that I like". At the moment, that includes vintage rhinestone jewellery (mainly Sherman),tl;dr: I love sparkly things! I'm a happily chaotic collector of "stuff that I like". At the moment, that includes vintage rhinestone jewellery (mainly Sherman), vintage fountain pens, Buddha statues, old handkerchiefs, furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloths - not necessarily old ones), incense paraphernalia, , Japanese pottery and other items for use in sake-drinking, everyday tea-drinking and Chanoyu (tea ceremony), nicely carved wood things, kimono, and the odd religious medal. Functional beauty is my great love. I enjoy using the items I collect, although I strive to keep them all in beautiful condition so that they'll last and last. Because I live in an apartment, I can't go too nuts with collecting so this is the perfect place to show what I have *and* express my joy in the treasures you've found. Shared enjoyment is the best kind. (Read more)

Posts

Japanese guinomi (sake cup) with gourd design by SASAKI Tadashi - Asianin Asian
Antique Japanese cloisonné brooch with design of traditional instruments - Asianin Asian
Art Deco-style sterling brooch with rhinestones by "HSB" - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unusual antique silver brooch of St. Hubert, religious medal, .835 silver - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art Deco-style screwback pink & white rhinestone earrings marked "F.S. Ster." - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Green-teal starburst Sherman brooch and earring set - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
My mother's "emerald" Coro bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Gorgeous! British Columbia really does have more than its fair share of fabulous artists and artisans :)
  2. Fascinating! I don't know what it is either, but this might be a candidate to post to r/WhatIsThisThing on Reddit.
  3. Lovely colour and atmosphere!
  4. Wonderful!
  5. Wow, the butcher-babies cover! That takes me back...
  6. Oh, that's a thought! He's talking about teaburi (literally translated as hand-warmer), or possibly hibachi (literally, fire bowl or fire pot). Searching on teaburi - in Japanese - gets you some "up...
  7. Ha ha, well, sometimes sellers do get a bit fanciful in their descriptions of Japanese items, where every mountain is Fuji, every woman in traditional dress is a "geisha", and every item that can be e...
  8. It's certainly possible! I did a web search on Paramount Theater ephemera and found these - as you may have done already, of course: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/lot-18-theater-programs-mem...
  9. Overwhelmingly beautiful! I'm speechless!
  10. apostata, thanks for your kind and illuminating comments! I thought (hoped) it was likely Meiji, so I'm delighted to learn that's the case. And especially thank you for providing more information on...
  11. Beautiful pieces. The shimmery pale-green one is especially lovely.
  12. Stunning parure! The necklace is so thick with stones, it's utterly luscious! I really love the design of the brooch, too. It reminds me a bit of a spider chrysanthemum, or one of those "drippy"-styl...
  13. Lovely tetsu kyusu! Your seller was probably referring to the shape of the kettle as "Mt. Fuji design", rather than the design on the side. In tea ceremony, a fujigama (Fuji kettle) tapers towards th...
  14. Humorous and adorable! And also sleek and dignified. I love it.
  15. It sounds like the mystery is solved re: your wonderfully interesting piece. Still, in case you have any remaining questions, you could always try contacting the Eastman Museum, specifically the curat...
  16. What incredible character this piece has! Just fabulous! The figure's face reminds me a bit of the Duchess in Lewis Carroll (the one with the pig-baby). Truly a memorable -- and beautifully modelled -...
  17. An almost unearthly beauty to this set. Every time I think I'm getting a handle on Sherman, another piece appears to demonstrate what an extraordinary jeweller he was. The unerring sense of colour, th...
  18. Thank you to everyone who loved my guinomi (sake cup): dav2no1, aura, racer4four, Newfld, jscott0363, fortapache, RichmondLori, vetraiao50. There, now I think I'm caught up :)
  19. Thank you, Karen - I will remember your name now :) vetraiao50, thank you for the short but sweet comment and for the love! And thank you to everyone else who loved this brooch but whom I failed to ...
  20. Andreamw, thank you for the sweet words and for the love! And thank you all for loving my brooch: Newfld, PhilDMorris, Ms.CrystalShip, dav2no1, aura, racer4four, jscott0363, fortapache, RichmondLori,...
  21. Thank you for the nice comment and for the love, RichmondLori! And thank you all for loving the brooch: kwqd, PhilDMorris, IVAN49, Ms.CrystalShip, Gillian, Brunswick, dav2no1, aura, racer4four, jsc...
  22. Thank you for loving my earrings, all the people I forgot to thank previously *blush*: dav2no1, aura, FreshAir, racer4four, jscott0363, fortapache, RichmondLori, vetraiao50, Manikin, valentino97, And...
  23. Thank you for your sweet comment and for loving my earrings, FreshAir!
  24. Kevin, I thought I'd replied to this, but apparently not! Thank you for your thoughtful comment. It's been years since I've watched "Shogun" but I would love to see it again. Like you, I'll probably a...
  25. Thank you for loving my bracelet, kwqd, Alfie21, vetraio50, Watchsearcher, Mrstyndall and MarmorealMaiden!
  26. Very lovely tetsubin and a wonderfully informative write-up! I greatly enjoyed reading this. I hope you're able to get those companion pieces too. P.S. These horses reminded me a bit of the "left-sid...
  27. Thinking out loud, here, and hopefully getting the discussion rolling... First and perhaps most usefully, I remembered seeing a tanuki much like yours - and I managed to locate it on Etsy just now. ...
  28. Those contrasting, saturated jewel tones are incredible! What a treat!
  29. Delightful! I'm particularly in love with the pale pink brooch. Its AB finish with glints of ice blue make it especially delicate and dazzling. Just a gorgeous collection of classic Sherman heart-sh...
  30. Wow, I hadn't seen this before - I guess someone must have spotted it and "loved" it! I do too. What a powerful, sleek, streamlined piece of sculpture. Absolutely stunning.
  31. Neil, it's also my impression that the lack of detail is due to wear. It's suggestive that the uppermost parts of the medal are the featureless ones. The curlicues of the "sun" in the back seem fairly...
  32. Wow, this is gorgeous! I like the thicker spray of stars midway up the pattern - perhaps a reference to the Milky Way. I don't know what this is supposed to depict (you may be right about the Paramou...
  33. What a beauty! Glad it went to someone who recognizes its quality. You found a treasure, all right!
  34. Thanks for the link to the extra pictures - you are absolutely right about the glaze! Congratulations on two lovely Shino finds, then! Gorgeous little cup for sure, and I hope you get a lot of enjo...
  35. ho2cultcha, this is definitely wood! This is a small lacquered wooden tray by the renowned Kyoto firm Zohiko. Their mark on the underside, with its elephant ("zo" means elephant) is distinctive. htt...
  36. The glaze on yours doesn't look like red Shino at all to me. Check out this article: http://www.e-yakimono.net/guide/html/mino.html "One distinctive characteristic of Shino is small pinholes called ...
  37. What a lovely Shino ochoko! Shino is such a velvety glaze. I imagine it would be especially enjoyable to drink warmed sake out of this smooth beauty. And those feathery little branches are most appeal...
  38. This is a sweet little earth-toned cup with that wonderful splash of contrasting glaze! It looks like it would be pleasing to the touch. I'm not sure why sellers are offering you exactly two non-matc...
  39. racer4four, thank you for your comment and for loving the pin! Re: age, if you Google 'Japanese cloisonne Meiji', you'll find other pieces of similar style and quality - although no brooches! I've wo...
  40. I don't know a thing about this style of brooch, but those shimmering pale-jade molded stones are magical! Thank you for sharing this beauty!
  41. kwqd, I know what you mean about the multiple decorations! If you get into tea bowls (chawan), you'll see some amazing examples. It's usual in tea ceremony to turn the front of the bowl - usually the ...
  42. racer4four, thank you for your sensitive observations. For sure, while I have other sake cups I enjoy, none are as delightful to drink from as this one. It is indeed a very tactile experience. And tha...
  43. Yes, this plate shows a few young men of the People's Liberation Army having a good read and discussion of Mao's Little Red Book. Certainly a propaganda piece, but a distinctive one. Congratulations.
  44. This is utterly adorable - and chock-full of character! Fabulous find. And the rabbit looks so hilariously stealthy!!
  45. IVAN49, I really appreciate the explanation - thank you so much! How lovely to know where this is from. I will cherish it even more now. Thank you again.
  46. PhilDMorris and wonderfulthing, thank you both for your kind comments and for loving my brooch!
  47. Phil, thank you for your generous words and for loving this piece. And for reminding me that this elongated cut of rhinestone is properly called a "baguette" - for some reason I seem to have a mental ...
  48. Ms.CrystalShip, thank you for your praise and for kindly loving these earrings. Screwbacks are getting rarer, aren't they! I have mixed feelings about wearing them, because ouch - but I love the idea ...
  49. freiheit, hello *waves vigorously* and thanks for visiting my listing and commenting and adding some love. We are "F.S. Ster." cousins now! Hopefully one of these days I'll find out more about this my...
  50. Newfld, thank you for your kind comments and for loving my earrings! Yes, perhaps this is indeed a gold wash. (I'm hesitant to try polishing it to find out - and anyway I rather like patina ;)
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