Posts tagged “Provenance”

SEP
30
2015

Chinese Hot Water Plate

By mwilcox

Hotwaterplate

Based on the images and without being able to see the marking, what this piece appears to be is a late 18th to early 19th Century Chinese Armorial hot water plate. Armorial Plates were first made to order for export to Western markets Circa 1710,...

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SEP
01
2015

Chief Wolf Robe

By mwilcox


Chief

Without a provenance or artist's signature pieces like this are difficult to verify an origin for. This one is similar in design to those painted by William McKendree Snyder (AMERICAN, 1849-1930) of Cheyenne Indian Chief Wolf Robe, but 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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APR
09
2014

CIGAR STORE INDIAN SMOKIN' HOT AT MARYLAND AUCTION

By judith

IndianPhoto by Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter

April 9, 2014

Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter, auctioneers of wooden decoys, veered off course temporarily in their November, 2013 auction in Easton, Maryland, when they sold this cigar store Indian. It earned...

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AUG
29
2013

Murano Glass

By admin

Prettybird

The history of glassmaking on the island of Murano in Italy dates back over 700 years. In 1292 the city Fathers concerned about the fire hazard in a city of wooden buildings banished the glassmakers to the island, where they've been ever since....

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JUN
12
2013

Provenance & Valuations

By admin

When appraising any item a number of things have to be considered, such as the maker, the vintage, its quality of construction, rarity and current market demand. There is one other that can trump all the rest and that is "Prior Ownership" or as it...

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JUN
07
2013

Provenance or Family Fable

By admin

Sword

One of the things Appraisers have to deal with on a regular basis is "Provenance", in other words the traceable history of an item. One item that tends to bring out the most incredible stories are swords, particularly very ornate ones. The "Family...

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