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  • Metamora, IL
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Zeke replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Well you can’t get the high shine!    Another method which works pretty well, buy some clock cleaning solution (Timesavers) and soak the brass pieces in that over night.    Then an application of Brasso or similar…"
5 hours ago
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"In other words there isn't a simple, easy, fast and cheap way to do it...but thanks for the info."
5 hours ago
Zeke replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"This is the way I did it!   Of course you must disassemble it all.    https://youtu.be/BNVyiNsGrGE Zeke"
9 hours ago
Zeke replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Here is a quick reply before I go into any detail ....   I am on a fast track this AM but wanted to answer.   Googled this phrase and watch the videos out there for starters. cheap setup to polish brass using buffer wheel It is all about…"
9 hours ago
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Zeke, maybe you can help me.  I bought 2 boxes of brass torches, dirty, filthy. To be sure we're talking about the same thing these are gas/kerosene burning torches used for soldering by plumbers that I found. My question to you, or…"
17 hours ago
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Zeke, the bottom is usually not engraved or decorated and it allows us to see how the item is constructed. Different techniques have come down through the ages and we sometimes can date the piece. I found a hand-hammered brass plate made in Korea…"
17 hours ago
Jeff Guy replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Doesn't matter if there is anything of interest. It's that it is a critical part of knowing what apiece is so if you don't show it then it is impossible to even guess how old it is. "
17 hours ago
Zeke replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Ah yes!   Indeed!   I set myself up with a brass poosh8ng table and scrambled around to all the farm sales.  Probably polished 50 torches!   I peddled them to local antique shops.   A couple bucks would get. A basket of junk…"
yesterday
Zeke replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you.   Will take a closer look at the bottom and share if anything of interest is there.  Zeke"
yesterday
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"Back in the late 1960s-1970s retail brass shops opened all over the place in the USA. They imported brass objects mostly from India.  All were made by machine for export.  Some of those shops still exist and still sell brass items. I see…"
yesterday
Jeff Guy replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post II in the group Whadja Find Today
"You need to show a picture of the back because that is always extememly important in determining age. The white is polish that has dried. Based on the images you've shown and the quality of the images I don't think this is particularly old…"
yesterday
Zeke added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post Ii

The next piece I will share for interest and any comments is a dish or plate about the size of a large dinner plate.   At first glance, due in part to the white powdery residue, it doesn’t look like much.   But a closer look leads to a close look and then youmsimply marvel at it.   Made back who knows when some artisan pierced and embossed this plate to share a story with us, could we decipher the script.   An Iranian friend of mine can managed enough to tell me he believes it to be very old…See More
yesterday
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post I in the group Whadja Find Today
"The writing looks like Farsi which is still spoken/written in Iran, however Ancient Farsi was used throughout the Ottoman Empire, esp in Turkey and Persia. If you Google Farsi alphabet and click "Images" you can interpret what it says,…"
Tuesday
Zeke replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post I in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you .. indeed I see several items which clearly are the same genre as half of this stash!   Zeke"
Tuesday
Molly replied to Zeke's discussion Islamic or Ottoman Brass Relics - Post I in the group Whadja Find Today
"https://www.pinterest.com/pin/524247212849767291/ Here is a similar piece as well as some other related images."
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