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Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you both for the additional information. I will likely just sell these and I have learned over the years to never make any attempts to change or clean what I buy or find. I have to say, I have contacted your group several times over the past…"
Jan 27
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Dampen a soft cloth and wipe off any dust, dirt, cobwebs,etc. BUT DO NOT CLEAN THEM so they look brand new. Doing so will destroy 120-150 years of patina and lessen the value. But, hey they belong to you and if you want to paint them to match your…"
Jan 22
LB Laub replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Very neat! They are from the 1880s-90s. The velvet backs are of the same technique that was used at the time for photo albums, while the pot metal figures were probably made by a company that made clock toppers. They'd look great hung in wall…"
Jan 22
Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you so much for the additional information.   Nope, nothing inside, just the figurines themselves.  Don't see any markings, but they are quite dirty so may try to clean them up a bit.  Thanks again. Karen"
Jan 21
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Okay, thank you. Each person is standing atop a triangular stand and standing under a similar shaped roof. I can't see anything inside, thought maybe a lightbulb screwed into it or maybe a gas lamp of some kind.  Is there a hole where a…"
Jan 20
Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you for responses so far. I think the white residue was just something stuck or left on the figurine, I was able to knock it off with my fingernail and wipe it down with a damp paper towel, the white is gone now. Actually when I flick the…"
Jan 20
House of Charm Antiques Southinc replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I think the zinc in white metal will oxidize white or some other alloyed metal in it.."
Jan 19
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"The white on the boy's horn looks like ceramic to me. What is it?  Neither brass nor bronze emits white stuff, but ceramics do. Could it be bronze paint over ceramic? The boy appears to be blowing a hunting horn for dogs rather than…"
Jan 19
House of Charm Antiques Southinc replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Neat. White metal/regule' perhaps form the white oxidation?"
Jan 19
Karen Darrah added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Old Wall Art Brass Bronze Figural Sculptures Renaissance?

Good Morning.I came across these two pieces at a recent estate sale.  I'd like to find out approximate age and what art period they would belong to.  They measure about 20" in length, about 8" wide.  Pieces weigh almost 4 lbs each, so fairly heavy.  The backing is wood that has been covered with cloth material, and the sculptures themselves appear to be maybe brass or bronze, they are non magnetic.  Male and Female each playing musical instrument.  The backings are quite fragile and material…See More
Jan 19
vicki hufstetler replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Check these out: https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Adjustable-48-inch-Cafe-Curtain-Rod-and-Clear-Faux-Crystal-Finial-Set/10521830/product.html?  I was hoping to find some with the threading showing, so we could compare, not luck so…"
Sep 3, 2019
Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hi Vicki - thanks again.   So, just for the heck of it, I sent an email to the author of the website that tomsantiquesetcetera referenced in his response.  Specifically, the article that discussed Overmyer's patent, just to get…"
Sep 3, 2019
vicki hufstetler replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Oh Karen, I'm sorry I did not see this comment when I posted. Very odd, I'm thinking the NING is wonky today. Anyways, you believe that the glass is strongly "adhered" for lack of a better word to the brass. If that is the case,…"
Sep 3, 2019
Karen Darrah replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hello All, wow, so appreciate all of the discussion! I have just tried to unscrew the brass base from the glass knob, on several of them, and cannot, for the life of me, get them apart.  They must be adhered together somehow.  I have tried…"
Sep 3, 2019
vicki hufstetler replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"That is an excellent point, Michael! I remember hollow brass curtain rods that did indeed have these pointy glass thingies placed on either side. Our OP hasn't responded yet, hopefully she will as I'm very curious to know if it would sorta…"
Sep 3, 2019
Molly replied to Karen Darrah's discussion Glass Finials - How would these be used? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I think we ALL really meant Glass Drawer Pulls"
Sep 3, 2019

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