"Hi Edward, I'm fairly certain that your lamps are leaded crystal. If you simply take a plastic pen cap and tap the edge of one you will hear a pretty "ting" sound. That means it's crystal! If it's a thick, dull…"
"OOH, How exciting! Sounds like a dream house! We used to own an old Victorian Farm house, where we raised our kids for 14 years. It didn't have a garage and it was A lot for me to clean, but what fun it was to restore!
We built the one were in…"
"The Rolex company has a pretty good website ( at least they used to?) Where you could send photo's to be ID, by one of their staff. I think it was also a way for them to gage how many fakes were out there too. But, still its worth a try.
"Yes, Dotty is exactly right. You are missing the small glass jar that would be inside your silver mustard pot. You should look carefully all over the piece for hallmarks. It's possible that it is Sterling Silver, not just plate, due to it being…"
"I actually think $35 is a pretty good price, for the market here in MI. UGH. It's bad. I'm only getting a few dollars for depression glass, except really nice pieces, and I'd prolly get around $25 for your set. The good news is that…"
"I'm not so sure it's for baseball? It certainly could be, but no game I've ever seen has numbers like that?
My guess would be that this is From a old Church. The boards I've seen like this are used weekly for the hymnal and…"
"They are gorgeous! They may be Victorian Era Glassware, could be USA, or European. You didn't include a photo of the base? Are they blown? Broken or smooth pontil?
Because they could also be not as old, from Czech Bohemia regions in Europe."
"Looks like old Fenton Ruffle on the pitcher, and applied handle would be correct as well. I'm not familiar with this type of glass though, I'm sure it has a particular name.
It would be best if you do some really good research first…"
I am a certified appraiser of antiques and collectibles with general knowledge of most things and specilities in the areas of Glassware, Art Pottery, Jewelry, American Furniture and general household.
I am also an Estate sale Specialist - with more than 20 years in the field of collecting: American Depression glass, American and European Art glass, Victorian era Majolica, American and European Art pottery from the periods of 1880 - 1930's. Jewelry - specifically American Costume, Rhinestones, and vintage designer signed pieces. As Well as Edwardian era jewelry. Are my main collecting interests.
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Thank You for welcoming me as I've already found out that mostly everyone is just as nice. I'm still learning this sight and downloading picture's isn't as easy for me as I've seen some folks do it but I am a patient person as the picture's I do want to start posting are all getting restless as their All ready to find new homes as too much is what I have. I'm a different kind of collector I guess as You'll never know what I'm going to post until I get the hang of Soo much more of this sight...
Thanks for replying! No, my Vicki isn't a scientist. She used to work as an economist at Texas Instruments, I think, then became a romance novelist (writing as Victoria Chancellor, her maiden name). She is from Kentucky and Chuck might be from there as well, not sure, but they lived in Texas for probably 30 years.
Thanks for the friend request. Why do you think that my vase is French St. Cloud? I have looked at pieces from that period, and it doesn't seem to look anything that was produced from that time period. My best guess is that it is from Owens pottery, circa 1900, when this glaze and painted floral scenes were popular. Many pottery companies were copying Rookwood during this time period, but I can't figure out who this is pottery maker is. I have seen two different pieces with similar markings and the "SCloud" stamp, but I have not been able to identify the maker. Very frustrating. I would be interested if you know anything more about this piece.
Hi Vicki, thanks for your response. I am using a regular pc but when I click on the icon, nothing happens. Next to it there is a space and a button that says browse, I click on it and find the photo I want and then click upload but all I get is that error message. Nothing seems to work.
Vicki his name is Ron McCracken and his grandparents and parents are pretty well known in Harrison. He grew up on Town Hall drive and his parents still live there. We just got back from staying at our lake home in Petoskey and visiting his family.
Hi Vicki! Just wanted to welcome you to the Pinterest Connection group, thank you for joining! Let us know if you have any questions... once you are ready to get started let me know and I will send you an invite. WARNING: it is very addictive lol! Happy to have you in the group, looking forward to connecting on Pinterest as well! ~ Caroline, Group Moderator
Depression Era and Depression Glass are interchangeable terms. True DG was made before WWII but we include some newer patterns in our books because other authors did and our readers expect to see these patterns when they open our books, too. Most economists agree that the actual Great Depression lastest through the 1930s and the glass companies continued their production of these patterns up until WWII when the natural resources to produce the glass and the equipment as well was directed to war needs. Jim and I have started using the term "Depression Era Glassware" as young collectors are uncertain what "Depression Glass" means. I hope this adds some clarity. B
Hi Vicki~ Still looking for good costume jewelry, Depression or earlier glass ware, and art pottery? I have plenty to select from...drop by, click on categories of your choice: http://elisia.ecrater.com Meryl