Archive for 2015

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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JAN
19
2015

Haviland Dinner Service

By mwilcox

Havecheap

This Porcelain dinner service for 12 is by Theodore Haviland. Haviland is best known for its French porcelain, but few are aware they also began production of porcelain in North America in 1936. Up until this point in time the majority of...

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JAN
16
2015

Art Deco Bar Cabinet

By mwilcox

Barcabinet

This piece is a Art Deco style bar cabinet, dating from the mid 1930's, these are generally Continental pieces made in Germany or France prior to World War Two. Art Deco style is currently quite popular, originally made from the mid 1920's to the...

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JAN
12
2015

Antique Bronze Lion?

By mwilcox

Fakelion

Bronze Lion figures like this were often used as door way guardians outside public building during the 19th Century, generally as a pair, one on the left, the other on the right. They can be found seated, standing, pacing or lying down positions....

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JAN
09
2015

Antique Wall Clock

By mwilcox

Tobias

This antique wall clock is what generically referred to as a “Vienna Regulator”, after the fact the bulk of them were made in Germany/Austria. These tend to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century, most having some elements of the Art...

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