"It's not an original casting, but a re-cast. Therefore not Georgian but Victorian or early 20th century. You can buy replacement porcelain inserts in all different sizes on ebay, sometimes glass ones but there aren't as many. Check…"
"Besides making complete clocks, Junghans made clock movements that were installed into whatever clock housing you had. Today similar clock movements almost all come from China. You buy them at craft stores and install in your clock. This movement is…"
"Good call on the pipe rest, but the glass one seems to be a cigar ashtray and not made for pipe or cigarettes. Tom you need to get over the idea that brass casting stopped in the 1880's; it simply didn't and tons of brass casting is still…"
"Looks like wool to me with a cotton weft. There are various tests which can find online that involve melting/burning a small amount of fiber. But I don't think there is a need to test in this case.
Not an old rug, so no real antique value.…"
"LB, I agree Germany/Austria makes sense given the history of the play (and said as much earlier), but did you see the decoration on the back (first pic in the first reply). I can't see that being done on a hidden part of the piece anywhere but…"
"Cool piece. Can you tell how the background was decorated? Is it printed or painted? You need to try to give closeup of the impressed mark since that is critical to figuring who made it.
Without better closeup pics, we can say it can be no older…"
"You and Molly have shown many pictures of somewhat similar items, but your item is not nearly as old or well made as anything that has been posted. This is new(ish) (mid 20th century or so at the oldest), brass metal, and a poor casting in the style…"
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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