Posts tagged “Patina”

JUL
24
2015

Victorian Bronze Fountain Figures

By mwilcox

Bronzefountain

Based on the images this 40" tall Bronze figure was probably originally intended to be a “Fountain figure” for use in Victorian garden fountains or Conservatories, Circa 1875-1900. Some, like this one are designed in the style of Auguste Moreau...

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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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SEP
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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SEP
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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SEP
08
2014

Antique Japanese Style Bronze

By mwilcox

Japelephant

Unmarked bronze figures like these can be 20th century reproductions based on the work of 19th century sculptors. Most are based on originals by well known European sculptors, but this one is a genuine Meiji period (1868-1912) Japanese example,...

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AUG
07
2014

Antique Japanese Bronze Oni

By mwilcox

Oni2

This antique bronze is Japanese, dating from about 1890. It depicts a type of Japanese devil called an "Oni." The Oni are the "Resident Evils" of Japanese folklore, often described as ogres, trolls, demons, or devils. They appear in a variety of...

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APR
22
2014

The L.E. Mason Company

By mwilcox

Masonbox

The L.E. Mason company that made this piece is still in operation, they began operations during the 1930s making castings in a variety of metals, such as monogrammed drink coasters, orange juicers, and trivets. This box is actually a humidor for...

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AUG
31
2013

"Fayral"?

By admin

"Fayral"

Fayral4

Artists and authors sometimes use Pseudonyms instead of their real name for a variety of reasons, families or governments unsympathetic to their work, or even to get around laws, taxation or even alimony. The piece pictured here was...

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JUN
29
2013

It's Spelter?

By admin

Spelterfigures

One has to be careful at auctions, not particulary because of out and out fraud, but just the plain lack of due diligence on the part of whoever cataloged the sale. One of the most common errors is in the description of "Bronze Figures" , a great...

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