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JUL
28
2015

Smith & Watson Chairs

By mwilcox

Smithwatson

This pair of chairs may look late 18th Century, but are actually modern 20th Century Reproductions by Smith & Watson. Since 1907 Smith & Watson has long been regarded as a premier manufacturer of the highest quality traditional furniture....

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JUL
28
2015

Oriental Style Carved Furniture

By mwilcox

Philtable

Heavily carved furniture like this has been made for the Export/Tourist Market since the turn of the 19th Century and remains in production to this day. The earlier examples tended to originate from China, and were heavily constructed of dark...

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JUL
27
2015

Royal Vienna Teapot

By mwilcox

Rvteapot

This small teapot measures only 4 inches in height and is in the style of 19th Century Royal Vienna porcelain. The "Beehive" marking on it is generic to a number of German and Austrian companies producing pieces copying the work or the original...

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JUL
27
2015

Victorian Toy?

By mwilcox

Trike

Pieces like this are reproductions and not antiques, they appeared during the Antique crazy 1980's and were sold as decorative items in Antique stores. The demand for original Victorian antique toys had driven the values beyond that of what most...

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JUL
24
2015

Victorian Bronze Fountain Figures

By mwilcox

Bronzefountain

Based on the images this 40" tall Bronze figure was probably originally intended to be a “Fountain figure” for use in Victorian garden fountains or Conservatories, Circa 1875-1900. Some, like this one are designed in the style of Auguste Moreau...

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JUL
24
2015

Hans Achtziger Eagle

By mwilcox

Hutcheagle

The designer of this piece was Hans Achtziger, (1918-2003) , he was head of the Art department of the Hutschenreuther AG from 1961, becoming the Director of Hutschenreuther AG from 1970-81. The original Hutschenreuther company was founded by Karl...

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JUL
20
2015

"JPL Limoge" Punch Bowl

By mwilcox

Jplpunch

Based on the images, this Punch bowl with a green "The JPL France" mark is porcelain and dates from the turn of the 19th Century. The green "JPL France" mark was used c.1890-1932 by the Jean Pouyat Porcelain Factory, located in Limoges, France....

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JUL
15
2015

Early 20th Century Spanish Revival Desk

By mwilcox

Deskforarticle

This piece is indeed a mix of styles, the form of the desk based on Spanish Revival Vargueno desks, originally a form of a portable desk, resembling the top half of a fall front desk. It is basically a chest or box with the front panel folding...

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JUL
08
2015

Swastika Silver Spoons

By mwilcox

Nazispoons

Wellner is a well known company which was a favorite maker of silverware for Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring and other leaders of the Nazi movement. Pieces made for the use of high ranking Nazi's were monogrammed, eg. pieces meant for use by Adolf...

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JUL
05
2015

K & A Krautheim Dinner Ware

By mwilcox

K & A Krautheim

The K & A Krautheim, Selb, mark on this set dates from 1922-1945. After 1945, the word Franconia was added to the mark. In terms of replacement value, demand for sets like this is currently very weak, a result of downsizing by the Baby Boom...

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