Wellner is a well known company which was a favorite maker of silverware for Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring and other leaders of the Nazi movement. Pieces made for the use of high ranking Nazi's were monogrammed, eg. pieces meant for use by Adolf...Continue Reading
These cigarette cases are examples of Japanese "Damascene", a form of design inlaying precious metals such as silver and gold on iron. In Japan, damascene was frequently used to decorate the hilts of weapons. It achieved great popularity in Kyoto...Continue Reading
This piece is by the artist, Arnaldo Giannelli, (Italian, born 1907) was a master sculptor, primarily working in stone. Giannelli graduated from the Royal School of Art and in 1944 opened his own studio, much of his work was for the allied...Continue Reading
The artist that created this silver Owl is Arnaldo Giannelli, ( Italian , born 1907) a master sculpture, primarily working in stone. Giannelli graduated from the Royal School of Art and in 1944 opened his own studio, much of his work was for the...
Anytime the value of gold bullion climbs it causes people to root through old jewel boxes, drawers and booxes in the attic for "Grand-Dad's Gold Pocket Watch. As a result of this sudden recollection of treasure, Appraisers and Dealers often face...
May 14, 2013
Mercury glass, also called silvered glass, is blown glass with a double wall. The space between the two walls is filled with a liquid silvering solution, and then the opening is sealed. Sealing methods included the use of metal discs...Continue Reading