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vicki hufstetler replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Any help identifying porcelain figurines in the group Whadja Find Today
"This does not look like "cappy" to me at all. Instead it appears to be a figural grouping made to look similar to the German Dresden and or English Staffordshire collectibles from the past. Most likely it is by the Lefton co. USA - Most…"
Oct 5
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Any help identifying porcelain figurines

Came from an Italian estate sale with a large number of Capodimonte and 19th century collectibles.  Size is roughly 8" X 5".  The only mark is the number 1311 on both pieces.  Country, Maker or age would be a great help.…See More
Oct 5
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Mid Century Pottery and Ceramics

Collecting Post World War II pottery and ceramics, Share photos, resources, articles and discussions. See More
Oct 4
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Lighting Antique and Vintage

Antique and Vintage lighting, lamps, Chandeliers, sconces, shades, floor, wall, ceiling, table, resources, articles, repair etc.See More
Oct 4
Bill Dyer replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Help identifying an Early Oil Lamp in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hi LB, I agree.  I have found German town marks that are very similar but not exact. Two crossed keys in a shield but no 1743 and a shield with 1743 but something other than crossed keys.  I think you are right about the European origin…"
Jul 18
LB Laub replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Help identifying an Early Oil Lamp in the group Whadja Find Today
"I would think the mark is referring to a pewter-making guild that has been around since 1743, but I'm not having much luck finding which one. Because of the 95%, I do think the entire lamp (not just the Kosmos burner) is European. Is the globe…"
Jul 18
Jeff Guy replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Help identifying an Early Oil Lamp in the group Whadja Find Today
"Maybe, but the 95% (for 95% tin) looks very 20th century to me."
Jul 17
Bill Dyer replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Help identifying an Early Oil Lamp in the group Whadja Find Today
"Jeff, I agree with you to a point.  After 2 days of research I believe the date  of manufacture to be late 19th or early 20th Century.  With the Kosmos Brenner  burner the mark certainly has no relevance as far as the date of…"
Jul 17
Jeff Guy replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Help identifying an Early Oil Lamp in the group Whadja Find Today
"It's not that old, certainly not 1743. I believe this was more likely made in the 20th century. You can find lots of info on Kosmos Brenner if you google it, here's some: "Wild & Wessel of Berlin in 1865 developed the…"
Jul 17
Bill Dyer added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Help identifying an Early Oil Lamp

An interesting pewter? oil lamp with a Kosmos Brenner Burner. Can anyone help me with the lamp itself.  It has a mark with 2 crossed keys in a shield with the numbers 1743 along side the numbers 95%. Any idea who made it and what the age might be.…See More
Jul 17
Bill Dyer replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Nice piece & signed. But by who? in the group Whadja Find Today
"A special thanks to Vicki who led me in the right direction.  It was true American Brilliant cut glass from north of the border. A Canadian cutting house - Roden Brothers (1891-1922). We still have not identified the pattern so any info will be…"
Jul 10
vicki hufstetler replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Nice piece & signed. But by who? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Not Hawks, but of the same era. Hawks signature is two "hawks" that look like crows, with a fleur de lis in center. Regal and Royal were two makers of this era, in USA. It may be very difficult to find exact maker, as information on this…"
Jun 26
Bill Dyer replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Nice piece & signed. But by who? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thanks Katherina, I'll head in that direction."
Jun 26
katherina martindale replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Nice piece & signed. But by who? in the group Whadja Find Today
" Hawkes Gravic is known for his sunflower pieces like this but he usually signs his pieces with his name maybe its a copy of one of his or he signed it differently at one time .. you could try researching his pieces "
Jun 26
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Jun 26
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Bill Dyer's discussion Cool Piece But What? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Who said you cleaned it?"
Jun 24

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