"Actually, I am not convinced that it is a fruit set. Usually fruit sets are much smaller and finer in appearance. Also, the knives are far too long and wide for fruit sets. I think it is a set for eating normal food. Its like today we have…"
"Hi, it looks right but not older than the 20s/30s. The group seems to be a "poor man's" version designed to imitate a more expensive model. The handles look like some a manufactured material designed to imitate mother of pearl. Also,…"
"I think you have pretty much summed it up. It is Moroccan from the 60s/70s...not older. Perhaps, someone here can translate the signature for you. It is very pretty. If you want more info on this type of pottery, try googling "Iznik…"
"hmmm. the close you get, the more it looks like a print on canvas with a glaze on top. I have seen this technique countless times. I would suggest if you are convinced that it is an oil; you should take it to a local auction house, antiques dealer…"
"My first impression is that it looks like a print that has been treated to look like a painting. This was a common practice. Or possibly, it looks like a print on canvas mounted on board. Because it definitely isn't painted on the same wood as…"
"In the meantime, I am sure you checked already but some companies stamped their wares in the most unusual places, i,e, along the rim of either the vessel or lid, along the handle or somewhere other than underneath the base"