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Walter Morris replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hi Tom, I was referring to the article Vicki posted, which recommends the hot water test for celluloid. "If you want to test a piece you suspect to be celluloid, put it under hot running tap water. Celluloid omits (sic) the scent of…"
Jun 22
Walter Morris replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Adding to the original  post to add provenance information. My grandmother received these items in the late 1950's from an elderly friend who had no heirs. My mother remembers seeing the items in the friend's house in the early…"
Jun 22
Walter Morris replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you for finding that, Molly. I that does help. Perhaps it was a special order. Each reply gives me a little more information!"
Jun 22
Molly left a comment for Walter Morris
"Did you ever take a look at the symbol on your disk in the way I posted on the discussion?"
Jun 20
Molly replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"If you turn that on its side, it strongly resembles  the symbol for  SPECIAL or SPECIALIZED in Zhuan...according to Google translate. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E4%B8%93"
Jun 19
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Looks more like "JH" to me.  Hot Water test is for bakelite, smell is from petroleum. Not a test for celluloid.  Celluloid is made of plant cells (not petroleum) and has an off-white, mottled look just like yours. Old celluloid…"
Jun 19
LB Laub replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Also, a museum will tell you what you have historically, if it is relevant to something in their collection, but they will not disclose a monetary value. "
Jun 19
LB Laub replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"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…"
Jun 19
vicki hufstetler replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"No, The museum or the Auctioneer do so free of charge in most cases. In an Antique shop, an appraiser may charge something to review and give an appraisal on your items.  An Auction house always wants quality items for their upcoming sales, and…"
Jun 18
Walter Morris replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you, Jeff. I posted the same article last night, it is a good one. I will check out the auctioneers in this area."
Jun 15
Jeff Guy replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"I don't think it is ivory. But here's a good link you can check out: https://www.realorrepro.com/article/Ivory-genuine-fake--confusing I don't see Schreger lines, and think the filigree is too fine to be actual ivory. But pictures…"
Jun 15
Walter Morris replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Put it on the scanner for a closeup. (Should have thought of that sooner.)"
Jun 15
Walter Morris replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you for the idea. Do such businesses charge a fee or have any other conditions for the appraisals, do you know? "
Jun 15
Walter Morris replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Very interesting article about ivory. Good read, will try some of these ideas now. "
Jun 14
vicki hufstetler replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"This is the one I was thinking of: https://www.yelp.com/biz/freemans-philadelphia But, I see there are a few more that have high customer compliments too, maybe send photos to the one above and this…"
Jun 14
vicki hufstetler replied to Walter Morris's discussion Decorative carved item: trying to ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Oh Yes, a smaller Museum would be an Excellent idea! Curators, especially those with smaller collections are much more willing to help, then say a major, large established Museum, in  your downtown for instance. I think you have a couple…"
Jun 14

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At 10:18am on June 20, 2018, Molly said…

Did you ever take a look at the symbol on your disk in the way I posted on the discussion?

 
 
 

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