"Hi Gerri, First I'd like to let you know there is a nice jewelry group here on IAO, if you have other things you would like to post.
Second, I'm fairly certain what you have there is a "One Of/One Off" being that this pin was…"
"OOOH, What a pretty piece Bonnie! Really stunning, thanks for posting. Let me check an old book I've got to see if that gets us anywhere with your mark. Unfortunately, I don't recognize it. I'll post back in a bit!"
"Well, It may be silver plate, or the bracelet might have been worn - A LOT! In which case, if there was a marking, it could have worn off. I've got a few old rings that have only a "shadow" of a mark, very hard to see.
"Ok, So in PA. Now, On your second piece, I'm afraid that one isn't going to be "Red-ware" Either - And it's likely not old. I'll tell you why: 1. The glaze covers the base. In most all pottery made in US and abroad in…"
"Hi Jesse, I agree with Tom here, this is not red ware. "Red-ware" refers to the color of the clay, not the color of the glaze. Yours looks either white, Buff or Off white, I'm not really seeing the common "Yellow" of Yellow…"
"Hi Asher, I think what you have is an example of Mexican Sterling Silver. These pieces come from Mexico, and they are closely affiliated with Native Americans, and many Traditional Native American (US) designs. Some of the very best artisans in…"
"No Problem, everyone has a learning curve, for sure. If your marking is two birds, might it be two hawks? facing each other? If so, your vases are made by Hawkes glass - very good quality and antique American, USA glass. Here is info on…"
"Oh, I see, thank you Molly! To our OP, It's best not to run multiple posts on the same item. If your new here, that's understandable, but please delete one of the posts so that things won't get scattered and confusing.
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