"What a fun clock! I think it would date to the 1920s-1930s, when classical revival made a comeback and showed up in mass-produced furniture. How tall is the clock? It looks a bit short, so "grandmother clock" might be a more appropriate…"
My husband says that because the helmet has a rear seam, it dates to Korea or later. The lining, however, appears to be WWII, so it is likely these two pieces were married together in recent times."
"The mark says "Silesia," which was a city-state of Austria-Hungary prior to WWII. The maker of your bowl was Kuno Steinmann and it dates between 1932-38. I would say your bowl was used for serving, possibly of berries."
"It looks like an S. Bent & Brothers chair. They were in business from 1867-2000 in Gardner Massachusetts, which some online sources say was "the chair capitol of the world." Most of their furniture was colonial revival in style, and…"
"I would think it dates somewhere between 1915-40. These quarter-sawn oak swivel chairs were popular for quite a while. They are often called "banker's chairs."
The Johnson Chair Co. of Chicago was founded by Andrew P. Johnson, a…"
I have a very similar ring to this that was passed down in my family. The stone on yours looks to be agate or jade. Mine has an opal. I can send you a photo of it for comparison, if you'd like. I'd say the ring dates between…"
"Two books that are specifically about porcelain decoration, with lots of studio references:
Dorothy Kamm, "American Painted Porcelain: Collector's Identification & Value Guide," 1997.
Alan B. Reed, "Collector's…"
You are right that many people (largely women) also bought and decorated china at home. I was basing my studio reference off of the Noritake Collectors Guild. They seem to imply that pieces with this mark might have been sent to studios.…"
Yes, it is Noritake. The mark on your piece dates it to c.1911. Pieces with this particular mark were exported to the United States and sent to decorating studios. Because of the Japanese influence in the design, I could definitely believe…"
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