"You've got some pieces by Gustav M. Thurnauer & Bro. (his brother was Otto). This mark was used from 1887-1914. The company was known for its ceramic goods, then delved into the stainless steel market, as shown by the edging on your…"
"It's along the idea of coralene, but this isn't it. Real coralene has little glass beebees (not beads with holes in them) enameled to a ceramic or glass base, as Jeff said. Your piece is also kind of reminiscent of a memory jug, with…"
While the table is based on an older style, I don't think it is actually old. I'm pretty sure the date stamp on the bottom says 1961 instead of 1861. The condition of the finish on the table top looks to be rough. Any other…"
"It certainly wouldn't hurt to re-mat it front and back in acid free mat with linen tape. Maybe even a double mat on the front to keep some extra distance between the artwork and the glass. Looks like acid from the wood backing had its way with…"
"As long as matting is present to act as a spacer between the glazing (glass or plexi) and the artwork it will be fine. Though, if not hanging on a wall, I'd store it flat on a shelf with the face up. It is important to have some form of glazing…"
"Nice pastel! It looks like the signature says "H C Chandler." The H is partially obscured by the matting and appears a little fainter than the rest of the signature. I've never heard of Henry Christy Chandler. Did you mean Howard…"
"It looks to me like "H C Chandler," which would match Henry Christy Chandler. The H is partially obscured by the matting and appears a little fainter than the rest of the signature. Congrats, nice pastel!"
"If I had to guess, I'd think the stein dates to the 1970s or 1980s. The angel on the bottom is probably meant to be reminiscent of high-end early makers of pewter goods. It would have been the angel Michael with a sword and a scale.…"
"It is the mark for Sasaki Crystal, which was a Japanese company that began in retail and later started production in 1917. It is still around, but has merged with other companies to become Toyo-Sasaki Glass."
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I collect many things; mainly Limoges porcelain, early local photography, and leather-bound books. I enjoy researching and photographing my collection in my spare time. I used to write an antiques blog during my grad school days. I hope to get back to it someday.
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