Archive for 2014

OCT
09
2014

Kaplan Chalkware Figures

By mwilcox

Kaplanchalkware

We don't have much information on these "Kaplan" figurines other than they are “Chalkware” . Chalkware is a form of cast plaster is prone to chipping, mold and paint flaking if exposed to overly damp conditions, but is easily repaired. Most...

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OCT
05
2014

Antique Spanish Revival Chandelier

By mwilcox

Spanishrevivalchandelier

Heavy cast metal chandeliers of this type generally date from the mid-1920s through the 1930s. Most hanging lamps of this period tend to be influenced by antique European examples from France, Italy, and Spain. This is probably due to the...

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30
2014

Antonio Borsato Figurine

By mwilcox

Clowns

Antonio Borsato was a very well known Italian sculptor. It's estimated he produced over a thousand different designs up until his death in 1982, the bulk of his work dates from the 1970s. He worked with a variety of objects, such as: porcelain,...

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30
2014

Antique Copper Pots

By mwilcox

Copperpots

Copper pots of this type are generally late 19th century continental pieces and are often not as old as they first appear, being made right through post World War I. Being utility pieces very few carry any elaborate maker's markings unless they...

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26
2014

Antique Oak Office Desk

By mwilcox

Oakdesk

This antique oak office desk was made by Kilgour and Liddell and dates from the late 19th century. We tracked down the maker as listed in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's business directories in the 1870s. Desks of this type were generally made for the...

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22
2014

Antique Nippon Vase

By mwilcox

Royalnip

This antique Nippon vase dates back to 1906 to 1920. The Royal Nishiki Nippon mark was used from 1906, most of these pieces were made for the domestic Japanese market. Most of the Royal Nippon pieces are in the Art Nouveau style, which peaked in...

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18
2014

Beatle's Butcher Album

By mwilcox

Beat

Capitol released this controversial album cover in June, 1966. This one, with the Beatles dressed in butcher's smocks, broken doll parts, and raw meat is referred to as the "first state" cover, it was recalled for pushing the envelope a bit too...

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17
2014

Antique Pittsburgh Oil Lamp

By mwilcox

Pittsburghlamp

The only identification on this antique oil lamp is the name "Success" embossed on the wick adjustment oil knob. Lamps with some sort of company name or patent date are much easier to identify and date than unmarked lamps. At times markings are...

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16
2014

Antique Garniture Clock Set

By mwilcox

Napclock

This antique garniture clock set is a Napoleon III/Sevres style ormolu example, dating from the third quarter of the 19th century. These clock sets are often referred to as “Sevres style,” after the fact that the porcelain inserts are based on...

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15
2014

Antique Bronze Oriental Vase

By mwilcox

Chinesebronzevase

This oriental vase is a late 19th century “made for export" example, most likely Chinese. Comparable vases were made right into the 1920s, purchased as souvenirs by businessmen and sailors stationed in Asian ports. These are often poorly...

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