The sculptor who designed this bronze, Eli Harvey (1860-1957), was born in Ogden, Ohio. He originally studied at the Art Institute of Cincinnati in 1884. He apprenticed under both John Noble and Louis Renisso after his graduation, and in 1889...Continue Reading
Based on the above image this piece is in the arts & crafts style. The arts & crafts movement had it's beginings in the 1850s. It was started by a group of friends at the University of Oxford in England, notably William Morris, Edward...
Unmarked iridescent glassware of this type is generally referred to as art glass or studio glass, as such pieces are often “one off” items by glass artists working in small studios. Most pieces of this type are continental, originating largely in...
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...Continue Reading
Generally porcelain plaques like this one are late 19th century European examples, but upon examination of the markings on this one, it is actually American. This particular tile is an early 20th century Rookwood "Vellum" plaque. Rookwood began...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Chairs like this were designed to resemble Spanish and Italian Renaissance examples. The style of this one is what's referred to as "Spanish Revival," getting its name from the fact that such pieces were designed based on antique Spanish examples...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
This glass fish could classified as either art glass or Murano glass, art glass being decorative glassware made in smaller studios other than those located in Murano, Italy. Strangely enough similar glassware to this piece were also made in...Continue Reading
Labor saving devices like this cabbage cutter bench are more curiosities of “days gone by” than valuable collector's items. The humble cabbage was a mainstay in the diet of many Americans prior to World War I and beyond. Before refrigeration and...Continue Reading