inOctober 6, 2008 - 3:39pm
I purchased a lighting fixture this weekend at an estate sale and I’m sure it’s an outdoor fixture. I believe it’s an Arts and Crafts design and made of iron and glass. It’s in perfect condition, minus one glass panel that was replaced with a clear glass panel vs. the textured. There are no stamps/names/numbers anywhere on it, but it’s definitely old.
The dimensions are:
Base: 8 x 8 inches
inSeptember 18, 2008 - 2:34pm
In Part I we laid out some common definitions of what most people consider the “value” of an antique or Collectible and how this depends on the intended usage of the evaluation. In this section, we will look into several practices available to Collectors and Dealers to appraise their items, starting with the formal or official Appraisal and then describing several other methods that cost very little and are usually faster.
inSeptember 17, 2008 - 12:26pm
According to Webster’s College Dictionary, an Appraisal is “(a) The act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone, (b) a valuation, as for sale or taxation, (c) an estimate or considered opinion.”
inAugust 22, 2008 - 11:00am
Question: Hi there, was wondering if you might know who made this beautiful porcelain romantic couple figurine? How old would it be? Would appreciate any help. Thanks, Lynn
inAugust 13, 2008 - 8:59pm
It was about 1743 when Thomas Boulsover discovered that an ingot of copper could be given a coating of silver by means of fusion by heat, and that the two metals united could be worked into shape as one. Most importantly, the copper always retained its silver covering, however thinly it was rolled. At first, Boulsover used plated copper for making buttons, boxes and other small wares.
inAugust 6, 2008 - 12:17pm
I recently acquired this piece and really know nothing about it. Can you tell me about this piece and if the Beehive mark is authentic?
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me on this item.
inJuly 29, 2008 - 7:18am
If you are like me and love fine porcelain, I am sure that my frustration when finding a great piece with the “beehive” mark is all too familiar. Over the years I have seen so many versions and on so many lovely pieces, it is hard to keep those creeping doubts from screaming at you: Fake!! Fake!!
inMay 7, 2008 - 1:05pm
1) Pair of brass mounted Porcelain Ewers with Floral decoration
inApril 25, 2008 - 7:19am
inApril 15, 2008 - 9:38am
The Vienna Workshops - Wiener Werkstätte
In addition to being one of the forerunners of the Arts and Crafts movement, the VIENNA WORKSHOPS (Wiener Werkstätte) also influenced many artists and decorative arts professionals for years to come.