Hanging parlor lamps of this type tend to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century. Many did have markings that help identify the maker, such as names or patents on the burner or wick adjuster knob, often removed when they were electrified...Continue Reading
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 glass ware. Glassware of this type is often called "Bohemian...Continue Reading
This piece's original title was “ Taureau Chargeant” ( A Pacing Bull) sculpted by Isidore Jules Bonheur . It was first cast by the Peyrol foundry Circa 1865 and some sold through Tiffany & Co. Like a great many pieces by Isidore Bonheur (1827...
John Montoya ( 1960- deceased) was a Native American from the Sandia Pueblo, which is located in the foothills of the Sandia mountains, extending into the bank of the Rio Grande, some 12 miles north of the city of Albuquerque. The name “Sandia”...Continue Reading
This is a “Lithophane” stein, dating about 1910. The image on the bottom is molded in place, giving the appearance of a black & White photograph when viewed against light. The only marking on it is the word “Zinn”, stamped on the lid, which...Continue Reading
Generally these carved Chinese chests date from the turn of the 19th century through the first quarter of the 20th Century, brought back by Servicemen or businessmen for the folks back home. Typically they have a harbor scene or landscape on the...Continue Reading
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It isn't unusual for estates and household objects to be sold at auction. Most auction buyers would rather buy from an estate than acquire items that have been passed from dealer to dealer and then listed at auction. But, the...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...
Jesse Owens was an Olympic gold medalist sprinter, whose win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics delivered a slap in the face to Adolph Hitler. One of Owens' four gold medals from that event was sold at auction last weekend for $1.47 million.
The medal...Continue Reading
The first Toby jug was said to have been made in the mid to late 18th century. The creator of the first Toby jug is unknown, most source though attribute it's creation to either the pottery of Thomas Wheildon or John Astbury. The origin of the...Continue Reading