Archive for 2015

FEB
18
2015

Ybry of Paris Perfume Bottles

By mwilcox

Ybry

Ybry of Paris was founded by Simon Jaroslawski in 1925 , his perfume was advertised "the most expensive in the world", which was likely a cause of Jaroslawski's personal bankruptcy in 1932. The original Ybry brand name however continued to exist...

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FEB
16
2015

Unmarked 20th Art Glass

By mwilcox

Unmarkedart

Undocumented glassware such as these pieces with no provenance or markings are very difficult to identify and is generally referred to as “Studio Glass” or “Art Glass”, after the fact it is often the product of small private glass studios. Most...

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FEB
14
2015

M. Gamboge Bronze

By mwilcox

Boge

This antique bronze is a French piece, dating from about 1900, it's stamped Bronze Garanti*, which indicates the piece is solid bronze, but it should be noted such marks are no guarantee of authenticity or age, as there is speculation that the...

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FEB
11
2015

South West Style Cold Painted Bronze

By mwilcox

Indiandancer

This bronze figure is very modern, a so called "Limited Edition", but patterned after late 19th to early 20th Century examples by sculptors such as Edouard Drouot (1859-1945) , Charles H. Humphriss and Carl Kauba. The market began to be flooded...

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FEB
03
2015

Antique Erotic Bronze

By mwilcox

Bergbronze

Antique Risque bronze pieces like this can be found in every period of history, some items date back to Antiquity, with examples being found in early tombs and archeological excavations of most world cultural sites. Mass production of them began...

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FEB
02
2015

'Shop of the Crafters' Grandfather Clock

By mwilcox

Shopgothic Clock

The Shop of the Crafters was best known for its Mission style pieces, but like many companies it was not the only line they produced. The Shop of the Crafters was opened in 1904 by Oscar Onken (1888- 1948) .The business first appears in the...

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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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