"Hi John, Nice collection. It looks like you've got a mixed group, both on ages and places of origin. I'd say most are either; USA, Czech made or French made. Some can be worth considerable amounts, especially old French ones that still…"
"Very Cool that you knew what this thing was Michael!
Shawn, I'm pretty sure this is not homemade. It was probably "military issue" I've seen many things in army green that are unmarked. Either it was kept in a larger case…"
"Nice set. Just wanted to add that it was usually Powdered or Confectioners sugar used in these containers. You probably had a cork in the bottom at some point. And, these sometimes came as a part of a "Berry Set" That would have one larger…"
"Well the brass looks English to me. I'm not at all sure what the purpose of it is, but Tom may have it right as some type of scepter. I do have a couple other thoughts. It might have been a tool from a fireplace set, or possibly something used…"
"Well, as they say there is no accounting for taste, LOL
Your's is an Italian art pottery candy box, mid century. Probably made between 1960 and the 1980's. Theses pieces are common and often found all over. They do not sell for much. But…"
"Absolutely! Part it out! Just do some research first, then make up "lots". I always like to combine really good stuff with a few items that are not as desirable, that way all of it goes, and you get decent prices for everything!
"Well, are you certain it's a pig? It might be a type of dog?
The style looks like Italian hand blown to me. I'm not at all sure on age. I can't see the plug in the nose very well. How old do you suppose it is?"
"All Doll furniture is very collectible! I have made over a hundred on a single item! Being that you have the MCM stuff to, I've noticed that a lot of the young collectors go crazy for those pieces also.
"Mark, its a lovely knife but those blades cannot be sterling silver. Sterling is soft, it would bend and break first time out. My guess is the handles are sterling, they are also "diamond cut". Or they appear to be. That is a jewelry…"
"Good morning Glass Collectors! I have a set of these cordials I was hoping one of you would recognize. They seem to be in the style of Emile Galle the French Art Nouveau glass artist. They could also be reproductions but I doubt it. I've…"
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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