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Discussion Forum

VERY UNUSUAL VASES ,HELP PLEASE 1 Reply

Started by John Taglione. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc 19 hours ago.

Jewelry from 40s and 50s 4 Replies

Started by Michelle Newman. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera yesterday.

Question about jewelry 26 Replies

Started by Michelle Newman. Last reply by Jeannine Nield on Monday.

Silver and enamel souvenir spoons [gifted] 3 Replies

Started by Peter Robinson. Last reply by vicki hufstetler Jun 9.

Wooden Tray Found 10 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by Sharon Y. Parrish Jun 7.

What was this made to carry? 8 Replies

Started by Mark Fahrenbruch. Last reply by Mark Fahrenbruch Jun 4.

Native American woven basket 6 Replies

Started by Bill Yazujian. Last reply by Bill Yazujian Jun 2.

French Limoge? 3 Replies

Started by Sharon Y. Parrish. Last reply by House of Charm Antiques Southinc May 28.

Bust 9f girl reading book 3 Replies

Started by sarah. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera May 26.

Jewelry from 40s and 50s 5 Replies

Started by Michelle Newman. Last reply by BikerBonnie May 23.

Identification help please lamp? 1 Reply

Started by tj mccarty. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera May 23.

Jewelry from 40s and 50s

Started by Michelle Newman May 22.

Jewelry from 40s and 50s

Started by Michelle Newman May 22.

Jewelry from 40s and 50s

Started by Michelle Newman May 22.

Jewelry from 40s and 50s

Started by Michelle Newman May 22.

Picked this up today at yard sale...

Started by Michelle Newman May 22.

costume jewelry maker mark? 10 Replies

Started by BikerBonnie. Last reply by vicki hufstetler May 21.

Austin Myland whale tail sculpture 1 Reply

Started by sarah. Last reply by sarah May 21.

Silver, pendant, Eastern? chrysophrase, hallmarks 2 Replies

Started by Jeannine Nield. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera May 15.

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Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on April 4, 2021 at 5:40pm

I think it looks more like Lopez.  Robert Lopez paints tiles and other ceramics, etc. Your tile although the theme is old, is modern.

https://www.google.com/search?q=robert+lopez+painted+tiles&clie...

Comment by BikerBonnie on April 2, 2021 at 10:59pm

robert logan?

Comment by Julie P. on April 2, 2021 at 9:33pm

 Hi does anyone know the name of this portrait? This is a large wall tile signed by a Robert ? I can't make out the last name.

I would like to post it but I know nothing about it.

Thanks ahead of time any info is appreciated!

Comment by BikerBonnie on June 12, 2020 at 11:45am

lot of information and learning there Tom, wow again

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 12, 2020 at 11:38am

BB, I found a terriffic website about WMF. It states that they began in 1880.  

My info said they started in 1853 and that my Claret Jug was from 1858. "My info" was Guenter Staffa, of Cloppenburg, Germany in an e-mail dtd 6-21-2003. He was accumulating info for a forth-coming book at that time.

My pc is W.M.F.M.  The last M. stands for the base metal, brass, which is "messing" in German.  The dots or periods were used in the early days of their operation.  Beneath is "I/o" (the I is slanted same as the slash). That's an upper case "i", not a "1".

According to Guenter it "...refers to the thickness of the silver-plating; one gram deposited silver per square decimetre."

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 10, 2020 at 1:57pm

Ed & Susan, just above the solid blue line it says +Add a Discussion.  Click on it and put your Post there.

Susan, STOP using the Comment Wall.  Continue this Post above in the Discussion Wall.  Put your new pics and comments there.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 10, 2020 at 1:42pm

Susan, had you posted this in Discussions (directly above Comment Wall) then all comments and replies would stay together. In the comment wall.  As is, your comments will disappear in a month or two.

You need to post your new pictures so everybody can see them, not just me. (Susan sent me an e-mail with pics).

I can now see that the mark by the wing-nut DOES NOT read WMF...it looks like WM.  Dunno if that's good or bad.

You call "it" a Merman, but "it" looks like boobs on her chest...muscular mermaid?

BikerBonnie, "wow", I have a Claret Jug ca 1858 by WMFM with 1/x on it. Previously researched.

Comment by BikerBonnie on June 9, 2020 at 2:13pm

wow

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on June 9, 2020 at 2:01pm

Susan, DISCUSSIONS such as yours belongs in the DISCUSSIONS wall.  You're in the Comment Wall.

Your item is called a Tazza. I can see some letters near the thumb-nut, partially hidden by it. Can you remove the nut and decipher what it says? I think the first letter is W and the second, an M which leads me to believe it was made by WMF, a German foundry which began in 1853 and is still operating. There might be a tiny mark that looks like "1/x" which is the old metric system of silver plating.  Also, sometimes there is another letter that follows the WMF, like WMFM.  M=brass. The base metal of YOUR piece is "German silver" which consists of copper, zinc and nickel. "Silver" refers to the color, not metal.

A jeweler can solder the broken portion; cost $50. or less. IF IT IS WMF, value is $3-4,000, USD.

WMF link, https://www.google.com/search?q=german+silver+tazza&client=fire...

Comment by Susan Simpson on June 8, 2020 at 5:46pm

It has been a long time since I have posted anything on here, and I am probably totally messing it up.  These pictures are from an item that belonged to my parents    It looks like a silver (?) bowl with stand.  The stand has broken away for the bowl.   The base is of a merman blowing on a shell.   No idea what it is or if it is real silver.  On the very bottom there are some etchings.  The name STEPP is my parents last name.   The design is definitely nautical.   But I really don't know anything about it, and my parents have passed on.   Thanks for any help.

 

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