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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.
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I've seen this written in different ways for the same characters
blog.livedoor.jp - site link
Not the same product, nor design, but the hand written characters do appear to match.
The first three of six…"
"The round coin is called a 'Ban Liang' 兩半 or 'Liang Ban'
Essentially it translates to 'Half Tael' in reference to its weight being half a Tael, an Far Eastern measurement used in weights and currency.
The exact weight…"
"The spade coin is Xin dynasty, AD 7-23. Again though, assuming it is real and not a knock off, which I believe it would be as these coins in good condition are worth quite a bit of money and would not be framed like yours has been. That said,…"
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Above is a link to a Mallard Decoy Duck, though it does not open you can see it is almost identical in painting style to your duck. Perhaps your duck is a custom piece, one of a kind. Someone may have taken a Duck Decoy and turned it…"
Your poster appears to have been produced by means of Serigraphy, aka screen printing. The type of paint used would account for it not adhering permanently to the poster board it was printed onto, as many types of screen printing…"
"Molly's posts were of your linked images. Molly often posts the images people link to make it easier for people as they no longer have to then click on each link to see the image.
If you take F375E42B-F6B4-4041-B587-D02327A2143D.jpeg,…"
"Etching is correct in the broad sense that many different processes may utilise etching in some form. Referring to the process by its specific name encompasses the entirety of the process thereby not confusing any one part of the process with…"
"The best thing way to tell if it is a print or a lithograph is to take a macro photo (extreme closeup), you should then be able to make out if there are tiny dots in an even pattern making up the image you see, or if the image make up is fairly…"
"A lithograph (monochrome prints) and a chromolithograph (multi-coloured prints) both use methods of etching to produce the printing plates.
There are more modern techniques which still result in an etching such as microfabrication etching and…"
The photo is incredibly blurry, out of focus and does not show all the pieces.
From what little I can see, your pieces do not appear to have any pedestals which they are commonly depicted to sit upon. The many sets of these I've…"
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.