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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)

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Japanese (?) ceramic vase with mixed karakusa/flower design - Asianin Asian
Mystery barrel-shaped miniature kokeshi doll - Dollsin Dolls
Christmas tree ornament (Reindeer), from 1950s or 1960s - Animalsin Animals
Jay Flex clear-amethyst screwback sterling earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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

Comments

  1. "Some Pig!" This is seriously adorable. I especially love the whiskers under the chin. So much character!
  2. Oh my, that brooch in particular is utterly charming. Those magical watery pastels! Just a gorgeous set. I am so happy for you, wonderful find.
  3. So graceful and lovely! I'm glad to hear that you actually use this stunning tea strainer. Beauty plus function is the perfect marriage of characteristics.
  4. Beautiful brooch! This is one of my grail Shermans. I actually went to Expo '67 as a very young tyke and remember being thoroughly dazzled by the experience. The individual triangles on the Centenn...
  5. @PhilDMorris, thank you for your kind comments. I don't collect kokeshi at all, and never thought of the subject as especially interesting, but that endearing face captivated me. It's amazing how much...
  6. @PhilDMorris, thank you, that is most interesting! As you say, it's like thin china, delicate and easily broken. So I hope this lasts my lifetime, too! Because of its fragility, at the end of the Chri...
  7. Super cute! I love the pink at the edges of the starfish's "legs" :)
  8. Wow wow wow! The clear ice is stunning, and I am fascinated by the setting of that huge central stone :)
  9. BTW, I think it's fine if there's a little "duplication" of similar Sherman brooches on Collectors Weekly. Many newer members may never have seen the older posts, and anyway your photos will be differ...
  10. Simply stunning. The unusually-shaped jade stones just glow, don't they? And the colour combination is fabulous. You really do find the most extraordinary pieces. I'm always thrilled when I see anothe...
  11. So lovely. The rhinestones are dazzling, and those curving petals are very unusual! And I too think this would look stunning on a black dress :)
  12. What a sweet brooch! That delicate pale-salmon colour is just perfection.
  13. It’s very chic! I love these old cases. Beautifully made and still very useful!
  14. This is not a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, although that's a good guess! Rather, your statue is of Milarepa, the 10th century Tibetan Buddhist adept and saint. He is usually depicted holding his right...
  15. Your amber collection is very pretty! I too love amber very much, its sunny warmth and glow. (And if it's not so fashionable, good; that makes it less expensive for us to buy, right? ;)
  16. Hello kwqd! These very pretty meoto yunomi depict grape leaves. Their shape is very distinctive. I believe the dots next to the leaves are intended to be actual grapes, incidentally. And the katakana ...
  17. I came across a brooch just like yours today, and I discovered your post while searching for similar ones online. Just wanted to add that this Sherman brooch can't be any older than 1955, as that is ...
  18. @japanfanbev, that is fabulous! Thank you! I'm deeply touched that you generously looked into this for me, and then found out and shared so much. Identifying the type of kokeshi AND the actual artist?...
  19. Utterly airy and magical!
  20. P.S. Just to clarify my previous comment... 1. First, here is the link to the original painting on which I believe this is based (the painting is currently in the Yale Center for British Art, New H...
  21. The first two words looked to me to be “Lady Jermyn,” so I Googled the name and learned that Catherine Killigrew, Lady Jermyn (c. 1579-1640) was the wife of Sir Thomas Jermyn (1573-1645), an English p...
  22. Adorable Japanese owl! Sweet!
  23. Charming vase, and I'll be a third to say I think it looks like a fig, too! And it looks like a kissing cousin of ho2cultcha(Pete)'s Weedpot, all right. To me the mark on yours looks like the initial...
  24. @kwdq, thanks for posting the bio of the artist! That's really interesting. If I do stumble across anything of his, I will be sure to let you know. Good luck in the meantime in tracking down more info...
  25. So so lovely! I adore Edo Kiriko but, as you say, it's often too expensive to buy new. I'm glad you found this set so affordably. It's a fantastically dazzling find. There are some fabulous videos ...
  26. Here's a long shot, possibly... I don't know if this is the same SAEGUSA Soutarou, but this artist has the same name (or at least, the family name Saegusa + one of the many variant spellings of Soutar...
  27. That is so lovely! What a breathtaking piece of work, so graceful and perfect. IMO that's a real find. About the symbolism, its overall shape is that of a flaming wish-fulfilling jewel or hoju / ho...
  28. Such an elegant brooch with its glittering black stones! I've wondered on what sort of occasions a woman would wear her black Sherman pieces. Evening wear? I think it would pop on a red evening gown...
  29. Superlatives don't begin to do this justice. It's magnificent! You know, it reminds me of something an artist friend once said: that artists tend to be masters either of colour or composition. Sherman...
  30. What an amazing piece of history! The drawstring leather bag is distinctive and gorgeous, and with the original collars too -- you've done an incredible job restoring the set. One can only imagine how...
  31. Another glowing turquoise brooch that looks like it's captured a piece of the sky! The japanning is unexpected and sets off the colour beautifully. Lovely.
  32. What an extraordinary piece! It's utterly dazzling! I never used to like opaque stones, but Sherman has convinced me to think again. This is nothing short of magnificent, in both its graceful extrava...
  33. Wonderful blue pieces, so gracefully wrought. Sherman truly was the king of navettes!
  34. What beautiful blue stones! So lovely!
  35. Hi antiquerose, just wanted to say, first, "Va va voom, that's a gorgeous set", but also that I have a japanned paisley-shaped brooch identical to yours. I asked a couple of people knowledgeable about...
  36. Incredibly lovely!!
  37. This pattern is called uroko ("scales") in Japanese. One article (https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h00478/traditional-japanese-patterns.html) says: Uroko (Scales) The combination of triangles ...
  38. Utterly charming! I agree re: their individual personalities. Each one is uniquely fascinating.
  39. Wonderful story, and a true beauty of a brooch! (I've been quite fond of crab brooches ever since I learned that in Japan crabs are a symbol of summertime :)
  40. What a lovely stopwatch, and such a treasure too with that wonderful inscription! I haven't a clue about the date, but I did a little Googling and found a listing for a similar -- but silver-tone -- ...
  41. It may be influenced by the Japanese occupation, though. The swastika is a symbol of Buddhism in Japan. You commonly see it on maps there to indicate 'Buddhist temple'. https://www.lionsroar.com/2269...
  42. Hindu, not Buddhist (and therefore not Quanyin). *digs a bit* Ah, looks like this is Vishnu on the right: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishnu Looks like the Vishnu statue is missing his mace in his...
  43. It looks like the real deal to me -- and old -- and well-loved :) How much does it hold in ounces or ml? (Smaller pots are generally intended for higher-quality tea, such as sencha, while larger pots...
  44. I love blue-and-white always :) Are there any characters on the underside of the lid? Also, just out of curiosity, is there a filter inside the spout?
  45. @Bruce99, PhilDMorris and @vynil33rpm, thank you for the 'love'. @PhilDMorris, thank you also for the kind comment. Yes, those old pieces were rigid and rather brittle! I don't think too many of t...
  46. Further to my "P.P.S."... I found a better shot of the lightning-bolt hallmark of McBride Lomayestuwa. Look at the hallmark on the second and third photos on this listing: https://shop.longbranch-...
  47. This looks like a Hopi design generally known as 'sun face'. If you search on 'Hopi sun face sterling' you'll find many other examples that include both the central face and the chrysanthemum-like ray...
  48. In Japan it's known as kendama! In fact, my first thought was that this might be Japanese -- at least, I got that vibe off it, but the paint work is also reminiscent of the decoration you see on some ...
  49. What an astonishing colour combination -- it positively vibrates off the screen and into my home! I imagine that of all the beauties you own, this must surely be among your top ten at least. Over-the-...
  50. Such an unusual design, and exceptionally delicate and pretty-looking when grouped together. Very appealing indeed.
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