While this Bistro type set is based on the Art Deco style popular from the 1930's until World War Two ( 1939), it's unlikely it predates the 1980's. Sets like this have fairly high retail values when first sold, but take drastic drops in value...
Items like this "Helm's Bakery" bread wrapper holder tend to be more curiosities than valuable collectibles. The Helms Bakery in Culver City, California was a notable industrial bakery of Southern California that operated from 1931 to 1969. Helms...Continue Reading
Vases used as lamp pedestals are of two types, those that are custom made pieces, using existing 18th or 19th Century pottery or glass vases in their construction, or those that use late 19th to mid 20th Century factory made vases and were "Ready...Continue Reading
Sets like these are generally 1950's Continental pieces, loosely based on 18th Century French and Italian Rococo furniture. Most of it tends to be good quality with more hand crafted detail than one would find on North American pieces made during...Continue Reading
Ybry of Paris was founded by Simon Jaroslawski in 1925 , his perfume was advertised "the most expensive in the world", which was likely a cause of Jaroslawski's personal bankruptcy in 1932. The original Ybry brand name however continued to exist...Continue Reading
Undocumented glassware such as these pieces with no provenance or markings are very difficult to identify and is generally referred to as “Studio Glass” or “Art Glass”, after the fact it is often the product of small private glass studios. Most...Continue Reading
This antique bronze is a French piece, dating from about 1900, it's stamped Bronze Garanti*, which indicates the piece is solid bronze, but it should be noted such marks are no guarantee of authenticity or age, as there is speculation that the...Continue Reading
This bronze figure is very modern, a so called "Limited Edition", but patterned after late 19th to early 20th Century examples by sculptors such as Edouard Drouot (1859-1945) , Charles H. Humphriss and Carl Kauba. The market began to be flooded...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
The Shop of the Crafters was best known for its Mission style pieces, but like many companies it was not the only line they produced. The Shop of the Crafters was opened in 1904 by Oscar Onken (1888- 1948) .The business first appears in the...