"I think you're mixing coralene up with something else. As far as I know, what is called Coralene is either glass or porcelain base, with glass beads covering it. You run into a lot of made in Nippon/Japan coralene on porcelain, and sometimes…"
"Early 20th century factory made furniture. 1920's, 30's or so. Obviously well made and well kept in really nice condition. If the clock is working that is a nice unusual touch. Unfortunately very little demand in New England where I live,…"
"I'll be very interested in Michael's answer too. I noticed that the furniture in the illustrations looked Chinese, but Japan borrowed so much from China I thought it must be Japanese. Japan also borrowed the pagoda architecture, and it…"
"I see you’ve updated and added pictures beyond the two original pics you had. Clearly not a domestic scene with the battle scenes you added. One of the pics shows a six story pagoda, which would be quite unusual in Japan and maybe could be…"
"I have several of these Japanese books myself, and they are similar construction with images attached to the folded paper. Mine all have text on at least some of the images. I have never tried to get mine translated, so I’ll be watching this…"
"My guess is that this was sold for home viewing on a home projector. 16 mm films used to be available from backs of magazines, before the days of videotape. Reels had to be small to fit home projectors, so even full length short may have gotten…"
"Your description is confusing. Based on your first picture, this is a print, not a painting. And signature looks part of the print, and not hand-signed. There is a HUGE difference between the two (in rarity and value). Why do you call it limited…"
"Signature looks like "A. Santini". They make/made a lot of figurines in different materials. This looks like number 557 of a limited edition of 4000. Look online and you may find the same figure for sale or sold. If not look for a similar…"
"If you want to learn furniture, you need to look at a lot of authentic antiques, and you need to get reference books. Look for local museums or historical societies and high priced antique stores. Ask questions. Buy or take books from the library.…"
"This is a factory made English-style Windsor made in the 20th century. Molly found a very close match (I think yours might have stretchers too though can't be seen because of where you took your pictures from?) If you are in the UK and want to…"
I hear ya about figuring all this stuff out :) I sent you a friend request and think we need to be friends LoL so I can send you a message :) I would love to chat with you about this plate and what I'm learning :) All the best!
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