Fan of the old, user of the new, wisher for the best of both.
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
I simply enjoy the old world styling of items, made to bee aesthetically pleasing, flamboyant in design or outrageous in appearance, yet I also enjoy the convenience of modern technology and advances made in so many areas, I long to have a harmonious blend of both in most items I wish to have.
If you belong to other collector groups which one(s) do you belong to?
I do not presently belong to other groups.
Would you be interested in moderating or co moderating a group forum in the area of collecting you specialize in?
Not at this time.
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Some advice for photographing playing cards specifically. Take the photos as straight on as you can get them, not too angled a perspective is best for such flat items. Try to take them on a plain white background but with still…"
"Yes, it would be best to speak with some experts, you never know, they may tell you the artists are siblings, who paint in similar styles but therefore different signatures. lol
I see how the more script style signature could be a P or an L,…"
"It is a card game, though I am not certain of the rules to the game, if you do a google search you may be able to find them somewhere, as these games still exist today.
There is a book called "Bammchen: Twenty years from the life of a Leipzig…"
Below vase sold at auction for US$178
Website link above has contact phone numbers for the specialists who handled the following vase.
Ifyour two vases are from the same artist they may be a ble to assist you with further information on the…"
"I think Tom meant that the two signatures were simply written in a different style to each other, one has more flourish to it and uses upper and lower case, the other appears all uppercase and has less flourish to its writing style."
"Maybe, but maybe I am biased because that was my first thought all along and I'd just like to think I got it right. lol
I just thought the leaf motif on the stand, plus its general shape and style lent itself perfectly as a plant hanger, even…"
"Kronhjørt is Swedish for Red Deer
The artists name, as per the label on the back is E. Bengström
That said, I still can't find any details regarding the painting or the artist.
I disagree the existence of a tag is evidence enough of…"
"Unfortunatley the mark underneath is not clear enough for me to identify the specific characters, though I see some, translating individual characters can change the overall meaning of the marks as a whole."
I just noticed the friend's request. I have started doing the URL thing and it seems to work somewhat. Before, copy and paste was very easy and I was able to get a variety of sizes so it did not take up so much room. I do not understand what happened to good old "copy and paste"? Thank you for inquiring...I guess people will have to click on the links occasionally if they really want the information they've requested.