Archive for January 2015

JAN
29
2015

Antique Japanese Bronze Samurai and Geisha

By mwilcox

Jap3

Antique Japanese bronze figures like this tend to date from the early years of the 20th Century, during the Taishō period (1912 to 1926). This set appears to depict a Samurai and a Geisha, popular subjects by Japanese Artists of the period, which...

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JAN
29
2015

Antique Pine Crib

By mwilcox

Pinecrib

This antique crib is made of pine, possibly with basswood as a secondary wood. Most like this one look older than they really are, often being the work of rural cabinet makers Circa 1820-1850. The construction technique used on this piece is...

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JAN
28
2015

Bombe Chests

By mwilcox

Bombchest

This piece is what's called a “Bombe” chest after it's shape. These pieces were in the Louis XV Style first popular during the mid 1700's, but the style has been reproduced in several period , the 1890's, the 1920's, the 1950's. Furniture in...

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JAN
26
2015

Antique Red Cross Plate

By mwilcox

Redcrossplate

This Rosenthal China Plate produced in the Year 1915, the original design painted by Ludwig Zubusch (German 1861 - 1927) to commemorate The Red Cross's and the Patriotic Women's Association's assistance during World War One (1914-18), how little...

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JAN
25
2015

Antique Porcelain Armorial Plates

By mwilcox

Quainlong

Antique Armorial plates of course get their name from the fact that they were designed to display a families Coat of Arms, or “Amorial”, which were considered a mark of quality and ties to Royal families or services rendered to them. Armorial...

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JAN
23
2015

Antique RCA Radiola X Radio

By mwilcox

Radiox

The Radiola X model was made by RCA in 1924, some 14,000 of this model were made. It originally sold for 245.00 ( tubes included) a huge sum for the times, and quite a bit more expensive than those by its competitors. It was different than many...

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JAN
22
2015

Antique Art Nouveau Etagere

By mwilcox

Etagere

Victorian Etageres generally date from the last quarter of the 19th Century and generally tend to be a mix of Rococo & Renaissance Revival styles, the later examples post dating 1890 often in the Art Nouveau style. These were mass produced...

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JAN
21
2015

David Sobotka Studio Glass

By mwilcox

Bluehand

Limited production pieces like this come under the heading of “Studio” or “Art Glass”, their value being determined by the fame of the maker and current decorating trends. David Sobotka was born in Jablonec nad Nisou (Czech Republic) in 1975. He...

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JAN
21
2015

Antique Bishop & Stonier "Turkey Platter"

By mwilcox

Turkeyplatter

The marking on this Antique platter is that of the Staffordshire pottery of Bishop and Stonier, used post 1891, the company operating until 1939. Bishop and Stonier, like many potteries in Staffordshire England produced large quantities of...

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JAN
20
2015

Antique Pedestal Fern Stands

By mwilcox

Arts

Antique Pedestals like this tend to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century, and they were often used as fern stands. They were also used to display vases, statuary pieces and things like porcelain, marble or bronze busts. Examples like...

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