Posts tagged “Bronze”

JUN
01
2016

Franz Xavier Bergmann (1861–1936) Bronze

By mwilcox

Franz Bergman

This "Vienna Cold Painted Bronze" is by Franz Xavier Bergman (or Franz Xavier Bergmann) (1861–1936) . 'Cold-painted bronze' refers to pieces cast in Vienna and then decorated in several layers with so-called "Dust paint", the formula for the mix...

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APR
24
2015

Antique Spelter Bust

By mwilcox

Spelterbust

This piece is is in the Art Nouveau style that was all the rage from the 1890's through to World War One (1914). Busts of this type produced in France and Austria during this period were made in pottery, porcelain, bronze and “Spelter”. The upper...

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MAR
26
2015

Antique Cash Registers

By mwilcox

Nashcash1

Antique National Cash registers were an item in huge demand during the 1980's to mid 90's, no antique store or boutique was complete without one. The National Cash Register Company was founded in 1884 in Dayton, Ohio and was the first producer of...

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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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NOV
14
2014

Bronze Dedication Building Plaques

By mwilcox

Plaque

We get a fair number of requests regarding the value of bronze or brass plaques from demolished buildings. The answer is there is generally not a lot of demand for dedication building plaques, unless the building was of some large historical...

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OCT
14
2014

"The End of the Trail" Bronze

By mwilcox

Trailend

The original that this bronze is based on, "The End of the Trail" was created by James Earle Fraser (1876-1953) in plaster for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco, California. James Earle Fraser grew up on the...

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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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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
29
2014

Eli Harvey Bronze

By mwilcox

Harveybear

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...

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MAR
10
2014

Dating By Country of Origin- Israel

By mwilcox

Dayagi

One of the most asked questions about any item brought to an appraiser is "How old is this?" This question comes up because many owners are convinced that the older an item is, the more valuable it must be. In many cases age has little bearing on...

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