"Your bookends probably pre-date the 1970s. Perhaps sometime between the '40s and the '60s? I would think they are Blenko. Asking prices are all over the place. Check out the drastic price differences between these two…"
"She looks like a Depression-era doll to me. The composition head looks like that of a "Patsy" doll and the body appears to be a hand-made make-do. Perhaps the head was purchased separately, or is what was left of a full composition doll…"
"I think this entire screen is modern; the panels are for sure. The frame looks to have some age from a distance, but I think it could be a faux technique. I'd like to see some close-ups of the frame details and the panels."
"The chances of these being pewter is slim. They are likely an alloy of mixed cheaper metals (lead, zinc), because the goal with many reliefs like these was to either enamel over top of them, or plate them with a more expensive metal. As they are…"
"These are great! Bradley & Hubbard made plaques like this with various types of patination. It might be worth exploring. Yours would date from c.1880-1910. Do yours have any markings on the back? I have a similar plaque about half the size of…"
"Really fascinating! I can't quite read the mark, but based on your description, it'd be Atkinson Bros, Sheffield, England. It might be nickel silver (if so, there is no actual silver in it), made somewhere between the 1920s-40s. With those…"
"Pretty box! Have to mention though, that it has Phillips screw heads, which sometimes suggests an item isn’t very old (oldest it can be is mid-1930s). The latch is also pretty common on boxes that have been sold in the past 15 years at places…"
"The engraving can totally be restored, but it will cost more than the print is worth. It depends on how much you like it.
I see three types of condition issues: water damage on 2/3 of it, mat burn and light damage around the edge of the plate,…"
"Madame Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun was a very talented Rococo painter. Her husband was a relation of Charles LeBrun, the architect. This is a self-portrait of she and her daughter. The two had a very rocky relationship. I believe her daughter grew up…"
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