"Maybe they are tarnished silverplate water goblets. If they were part of a set with a tilting pitcher that could explain why there are only numbers and not a full maker's mark. The full mark might have been on the pitcher. "
You're definitely on the right track with the term platform rocker. Your chair is generally Eastlake in style (1880s-90s), with the pierced quatrefoils adding a Gothic touch. It looks to be a mass-produced chair. Many small towns…"
"High-end auction houses do charge for appraisals. It is tricky to get appraisals in general, as many establishments/personal business owners will appraise on the low end in hopes that you will sell to them so they can resell it for a premium. There…"
I can't quite see well enough in the pictures, but I think it is possible your vase is enamel. If so, the luminous parts would probably be ginbari, which is a Japanese foil technique. When the foiled areas are enameled, they appear…"
"I believe the ebay listing at least is this woman. She studied in Paris and went by Amy even though her first name was Mary. I'd be curious to know if she could be the artist of mine, but the styles are wildly different. Pardon the Wikipedia…"
"LB, on your link I can definitely read Amy, not Emmy, Otis Paris. I think the ebay listing is erroneous.
When I Google Amy Otis-Paris the same picture as yours comes up but w/o any additional information. It appears to me that Otis was…"
"Well, Tom, now I'm torn. There is an Amy Otis (1863-1950) of Sherwood, New York who was active in Philadelphia. Here's an ebay listing with one of her pieces, mistakenly identified as Emmy Otis. The style is different, but I could see some…"
"Wouldn't that be exciting? Contextually it could work. I should mention that I bought the drawing in lower Central New York/"upstate" New York, depending on where one is standing, so NYC or Philadelphia origins of the artwork are…"
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