Archive for 2013

DEC
30
2013

Victorian Hanging Parlor lamps

By mwilcox

Hangingoillamp

Hanging parlor lamps of this type tend to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century. Many did have markings that help identify the maker, such as names or patents on the burner or wick adjuster knob, often removed when they were electrified...

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DEC
28
2013

Bohemian Glass- "Moser Style"

By mwilcox

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Vases like these are often attributed to Moser, as Moser was the best known maker of glass of this type. Truth be told Moser was just one of many glass-makers producing gold and enamel glass ware. Glassware of this type is often called "Bohemian...

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DEC
24
2013

Isidore Jules Bonheur (1827 - 1901)

By mwilcox

BullThis piece's original title was “ Taureau Chargeant” ( A Pacing Bull) sculpted by Isidore Jules Bonheur . It was first cast by the Peyrol foundry Circa 1865 and some sold through Tiffany & Co. Like a great many pieces by Isidore Bonheur (1827...

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DEC
24
2013

John Montoya Pottery

By mwilcox

Montoya

John Montoya ( 1960- deceased) was a Native American from the Sandia Pueblo, which is located in the foothills of the Sandia mountains, extending into the bank of the Rio Grande, some 12 miles north of the city of Albuquerque. The name “Sandia”...

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DEC
20
2013

German Lithophane Beer Stein

By mwilcox

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This is a “Lithophane” stein, dating about 1910. The image on the bottom is molded in place, giving the appearance of a black & White photograph when viewed against light. The only marking on it is the word “Zinn”, stamped on the lid, which...

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DEC
13
2013

Camphor-Wood Chests

By mwilcox

Artdecochest

Generally these carved Chinese chests date from the turn of the 19th century through the first quarter of the 20th Century, brought back by Servicemen or businessmen for the folks back home. Typically they have a harbor scene or landscape on the...

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DEC
11
2013

CELEB PROPERTY IS THE DARLING OF THE AUCTION WORLD

By judith

Oscar

December 11, 2013

It isn't unusual for estates and household objects to be sold at auction. Most auction buyers would rather buy from an estate than acquire items that have been passed from dealer to dealer and then listed at auction. But, the...

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DEC
10
2013

Arnaldo Giannelli Sculptures

By mwilcox

Silverowl

The artist that created this silver Owl is Arnaldo Giannelli, ( Italian , born 1907) a master sculpture, primarily working in stone. Giannelli graduated from the Royal School of Art and in 1944 opened his own studio, much of his work was for the...

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DEC
09
2013

JESSE OWENS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL RACES TO BIG RESULTS

By judith

Jesseowens

Jesse Owens was an Olympic gold medalist sprinter, whose win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics delivered a slap in the face to Adolph Hitler. One of Owens' four gold medals from that event was sold at auction last weekend for $1.47 million.

The medal...

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DEC
08
2013

"Burlington Ware" Toby Jug

By mwilcox

Burltoby

The first Toby jug was said to have been made in the mid to late 18th century. The creator of the first Toby jug is unknown, most source though attribute it's creation to either the pottery of Thomas Wheildon or John Astbury. The origin of the...

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