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Discussion Forum

Antique French teapot 4 Replies

Started by Carol Schlobohm. Last reply by Carol Schlobohm 15 hours ago.

any ideas about this this one 9 Replies

Started by rose eckersley. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera 19 hours ago.

Would love to know what this little glass dish is 25 Replies

Started by Charlotte. Last reply by Charlotte 19 hours ago.

These chairs, anyone tell me anything 10 Replies

Started by A Wheeler. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc yesterday.

can anyone identify if this pair of glasses is gold or gold filled..and what era 5 Replies

Started by Victoria Rutherford. Last reply by Michael on Wednesday.

Need Help with Music Box 4 Replies

Started by RosaInGlousta. Last reply by RosaInGlousta on Monday.

Where did this originate? What or who is it? 2 Replies

Started by Ila Chester. Last reply by Molly on Sunday.

French Faience 'Royan'? 2 Replies

Started by House of Charm Antiques Southinc. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc on Sunday.

Help decipher this glass art signature please 2 Replies

Started by Jesse K. Last reply by Jesse K on Sunday.

Liquor Bottle? 15 Replies

Started by Patricia Garwo. Last reply by Jeff Guy Mar 16.

2 oil paintings, can't decipher artist name 7 Replies

Started by Charlotte. Last reply by Charlotte Mar 16.

Can anyone tell me anything about this Bering 19k Gold Filled Watch? 5 Replies

Started by Karin Lucas. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Mar 15.

Origin 8 Replies

Started by Lorraine Marie Easterling. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Mar 15.

Brown gilded Limoges China desert/bread plates 2 Replies

Started by TGlo. Last reply by TGlo Mar 15.

This Little Piggy Went to Market...? 5 Replies

Started by Heidi Kessler. Last reply by Jeff Guy Mar 15.

Any readers of Italian out there ? 5 Replies

Started by Lloyd Levine. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Mar 14.

Finds from a newly bought house 11 Replies

Started by John. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Mar 14.

Milk Glass Punch bowl 6 Replies

Started by John. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Mar 13.

A must read especially for first time posters (ahem ) 2 Replies

Started by Jay Johnston. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Mar 13.

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Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 18, 2018 at 2:15am

Lisa, I have no idea what this picture is made of, how tall it is or what the diameter is, and no pic of the bottom or other side was submitted, because you didn't say.  You need to help us so we can help you. Our help is free but we can't read your mind.

Still, I'm going to guess it's a brass artillery shell from WW II or Korea. A picture of the bottom and diameter in millimeters would confirm it.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 18, 2018 at 2:10am

Lisa, You're in the wrong place. You need to click +Add a Discussion above and post your items, ONE (1) AT A TIME. You can have as many posts as you want. Doing so keeps all your pics, comments and replies together.

Doing it your way is extremely confusing for us. Thank you.


Comment by Pamela Davis on February 10, 2018 at 1:23pm

Lisa, Looks like you've got an America made copper tea kettle (hot-water) kettle. They typically are footed. The handled item shown next to it may or may not be the heating element.

The tray looks to be a heat (steam) formed wood tray with a native embossed motif, but a hunch also says it may be thick leather, embossed and heat formed. I love it.

I have seen pierced or punched tin lanterns in Pennsylvania country antique shows. They were often titled "Revere" lanterns.

I took a few photos of a man's collection I saw at a recent show. Will post.

But they usually had conical tops with a big circular loop for carrying or hanging. They did not give off much light. There is usually a door for inserting a candle. Yours looks less primitive and has thicker walls than those I've seen. So, it may be a decorated munition shell, as per Michael's suggestion. Looks more decorative, almost devotional and I can't tell about those projections on top; holes for hanging?

Was the tray bought in a lot with all those painted, embossed, inlaid & carved wood items. I wouldn't lump them all into the same timeframe and native origin. Many appear to be souvenir type pieces. That tiny black 'pot' looks interesting; native American Indian, Pueblo perhaps. Look closely at the image or symbolic art on the front. Maybe post a close-up and a shot of the bottom. 

Comment by Michael on February 10, 2018 at 1:54am

Hi Lisa Place

Please can you add your items as new discussions, one new discussion per item.  This will keep all relevant replies together with the original post, rather than a sequential mix of comment wall posts relating to many various topics.  Once added to the main channel as discussions, you should delete these double ups from here.

Also, when adding photos of your item, always try to include close upsof emblems, insignias, detailed elements, top, bottom, sides and a perspective angle shot can even be helpful.

Include dimensions either written in the post, or include a ruler in the photo directly up against the item, so we can have a sense of the size of the item.

With the hand mirror for example, there is a design element on the centre at the back which would be see close up.

With the tall cylindrical object, I am aware of large ammunition shells which have be repurposed as decorative items in the same manner, so showing a photo of the bottom could help to identify such a possibility.

The more information you can provide to us, even if just visually, the better chance we all have for helping you.

Comment by Lisa Place on February 8, 2018 at 7:04am

I forgot this these items I am looking for value and info as well.


Comment by Lisa Place on February 8, 2018 at 7:00am

I have a couple things I have no idea about and I need to sell so I want to know the value or any info that could send me in the right direction




Comment by katherina martindale on January 28, 2018 at 9:57am

the pink flamingo trinket box is a satin glass (also known as frosted glass )and they were popular in the 70's to 80's you could get all colours and all different animals and birds (cats, dogs, elephants, parrots etc ) they usually sold for around 15.00 to 20.00 they are still very collectable 

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on January 28, 2018 at 4:51am

Patinas occur over time.  Time denotes age. The greater  the patina the older the item.  Yes, I know patinas can be faked.


Comment by Michael on January 28, 2018 at 12:30am

While I do understand the concept of pandering to the buyer and leaving the entire issue of patina up to them, as well as if I am not selling them it would be my choice to clean or not, what I wish to understand is why is patina considered better than no patina.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on January 25, 2018 at 1:39am

Re, patinas. If you plan to resell item don't polish it. Let the new buyer decide.  If you plan to use or wear it, polish it.   I believe jewelry should be polished if you intend to sell it as it makes it more desirable. This is my opinion.


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