Posts tagged “19th Century”

FEB
05
2016

French Vintner's Table

By mwilcox

Vintnerstable

Tables like these tend to be difficult to date without actually physically examining them, as the design dates back to the 1700's and has been in constant reproduction since the late 19th Century. This one is a 19th Century French "Vintner's...

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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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APR
21
2015

"Moser Style" Glass

By mwilcox

Moserstyle

Vases like these are often attributed to Moser, as Moser was the best known maker of glass of this type. Truth be told Moser was just one of many glass-makers producing gold and enamel glassware like this.  Glassware of this type is often...

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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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AUG
21
2014

Japanese Ivory Chess Set

By mwilcox

Japchess

Japanese chess sets like this one are not antiques and quite modern as these things go, the quality of this set is not the best, but it is genuine ivory. The carved ivory pieces in this set are marked “Made in Japan,” which generally dates them...

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AUG
12
2014

Antique Risque Bronze

By mwilcox

Risky

Risqué pieces like this can be found in every period of history, many 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 to appear in...

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JUL
17
2014

Pie Safes

By mwilcox

Oakpiesafe

The piece above is what's called a "pie safe," it's designed to keep baked good safe from flies and hungry hands while cooling. Most pie safes did not actually begin their existence for that purpose. They were conversions of wardrobes, buffets,...

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JUL
15
2014

Kaufmann & Strauss Signs

By mwilcox

Tobacco

Based on the image, this is a turn of the 19th century cigar sign. Signs like this were generally the property of the company that made the product advertised. Seldom were any of them returned when the product was no longer sold, or a newer...

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APR
04
2014

Ship's Anchor

By mwilcox

Anchor

Appraisers are often asked to appraise some very out of the ordinary items, some make you scratch your head as to how they got where they did and the story behind them. Such is the case with this one, a ship's anchor we received an appraisal...

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MAR
25
2014

Bristol Glass

By mwilcox

Bristol

This vase is an example of "Bristol glass." The term "Bristol glass" traces its roots back to Bristol, England, an important glass making center in the 17th and 18th centuries. The vast majority of this opaque hand painted glassware was made in...

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