"Thanks Jeff for the up-date; I always wondered if brass was still molded but couldn't find the answer. The technology changed in the 1880s when "spinning" brass became the new method of creating brass objects."
"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…"
"You guys are close BUT NO CIGAR (lol).
It's a pipe rest for a smoking pipe. It's not Art Deco either. The brass was poured into a mold, probably a sand mold hence the bubbly, rippling effect on the underside. I'd guess age at 1800s,…"
"I've collected likely 500 or more items from thrift and consignment shops over about 25 or more years; sometimes I've found very valuable art items and some of the items I've purchased I've sold for 100 times what I'd…"
I have saved the old group under a new name: Charle's Coffee Klatch. This will be an informal chat group.
The new group will be where members post questions ablout identification and evaluation of antiques and collectibles. If you recently posted photos and questions in the old Whadja Find...please re post in the new group. I am sorry for this inconvenience. Please do re post, because I will be updating and cleaning up the old group.
hi i can see them on your page, so they should be with all photos, the featured photos are ones selected by dianne and posted separately, i see there have been so many added in the all photos lately to find yours you may have to look far back. have fun and enjoy the site you will find your way around (i did sort off and if i can anyone can)
A very big welcome to our terrific site, we hope that you get involved in many of our groups, and post some photos of your collection(s) etc with the information on yourself already on your page. When you get comfortable here please would you add an avatar picture and feel free to customize your profile page, to make it more you (easy templates provided)
Then you can start exploring the site and join as many groups as you like, let us know your interests and we can point you in the right direction as to which groups to join, if you only want specific topics. Invite some friends from the group, this is very easy and we have such a great group of people, write an article or make an announcement on our http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/forum (found on the main page) or post in any of the specialty group forums. Be sure to visit Whadja Find (tell others what you found remember to read how to post the photo’s correctly not links and add a detailed description to enable the others to give help easier). Visit the Sell My Antiques Group (where you can sell antiques, collectibles, art etc, should you wish to sell an item) By the way....each group has its own forum and also a comment wall (like a bulletin board). Forums help keep the threads (topics) organized. You are always welcome to start a new forum in any group. The Main forum is for general announcements for the whole community. If you need further help click on the Help Desk button at the top of your page. This feature provides answers to frequently asked questions and other tips, suggestions and information. Should you get stuck on technical matters or need to report an issue use the "Report an Issue" button on the very bottom of your page. Please tell your friends not already on the site about us. You can invite new members by clicking on the invite button on the top of you page,
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