Sold at Skinnes Americana Auction in This set of Chairs circa Sold! D40 19th century embossed man in the moon tin sconce Pennslyvania Sold! D44 Early 20th century hooked rug of a running red Fox, found in Lancaster County pennslyvania, mounted on frame , great condition, beautiful colors D24 New England 19th century Butter Churn with the original green paint,This wooden butter churn is the ‘typical plunger-type butter churn C71 19th century New England black graining against a red ground on all sides including back. The box is of dovetailed construction Sold! D28 Mid 19th century New England four window lite hanging glass door cupboard, with beautiful old wavie glass, old pewter gray paint, square head nail construction, with two wide board back, circa D42 C An exceptional late 19th or early 20th century Pennslyvania Penny Rug, Beautiful colors and graphic quality.
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History[ edit ] Although forms of brass have been in use since prehistory ,  its true nature as a copper-zinc alloy was not understood until the post medieval period because the zinc vapor which reacted with copper to make brass was not recognised as a metal. Many have similar tin contents to contemporary bronze artefacts and it is possible that some copper-zinc alloys were accidental and perhaps not even distinguished from copper.
There is good archaeological evidence for this process and crucibles used to produce brass by cementation have been found on Roman period sites including Xanten  and Nidda  in Germany , Lyon in France  and at a number of sites in Britain. The fabric of these crucibles is porous, probably designed to prevent a buildup of pressure, and many have small holes in the lids which may be designed to release pressure  or to add additional zinc minerals near the end of the process.
Dioscorides mentioned that zinc minerals were used for both the working and finishing of brass, perhaps suggesting secondary additions. These places would remain important centres of brass making throughout the medieval period,  especially Dinant.
Add a touch of rustic elegance to your home with this beautiful and timeless pair of Antler Candlesticks. The antique gold colored base makes these antler candlesticks perfect for any decor and gives them a vintage look. These antler candlesticks are made of .
Super gilt metal and slag glass lamp with hundreds of imbedded cabochon glass jewels forming the 8 triangular panes of this octagonal hanging lamp. Reflecting the very best of early to mid 20th century craftsmanship, this elaborate lighting fixture came direct from the ceiling of a Park Avenue, New York City penthouse estate.
Each of the 8 panels alternates between white and amber slag glass which form the background for the cabochon glass jewels in all the colors of the rainbow. Pictures can’t capture how dramatic this lamp looks when hanging from the ceiling and lit, and the ornate metalwork that forms the ceiling cap and upper stem of the lamp also reflects the highest quality workmanship and materials. Underneath, a white glass globe hides the bulb inside, and it has a very decorative brass acorn cap on it which complements the look of the metal lamp frame.
The lamp itself not including the metal stem from which it hangs measures approximately The lamp itself is unmarked but has a very old Underwriters Laboratory label on the bottom of the ceiling plate. The metal has not been cleaned so it has a lovely soft patina of aged brass, and the glass and lamp are in excellent and all original condition.
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Martha Stewart and Susan Stone, an antiques collector and candlestick specialist, discuss antique brass candlesticks.
Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to ‘Oldcopper. Helpful comments are very welcome. Production was intended to be good quality period reproductions and was not generally marked. This rare mark is found on some of their designs. Pearson Page Jewsbury Co Ltd. Jewsbury was originally founded The Company took over Pearson Page designs when they were liquidated in This photo from a patent money box supplied by Lorenzo Caira.
Several good designs for brass souvenirs were identified through their design registration during the early s but no examples of a maker’s mark have been found. See Match Vesta Boxes. Trade mark may have lapsed in This ‘Peerage’ mark has ‘Made in Ireland’ added underneath.
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Jump to navigation Jump to search A candle extinguisher in use A candle snuffer, candle extinguisher, or douter is an instrument used to extinguish burning candles , consisting of a small cone at the end of a handle. Extinguishers are still commonly used in homes and churches. Description[ edit ] Candle snuffers date from the 17th—mid 19th centuries. They are scissor-type tools that cut and retain the snuff trimmed from candle wicks.
The snuff is partially burned wicks and, with the addition of oxygen, is very flammable, therefore it needed to be isolated so it would not reignite once trimmed from the wick.
Buy online, view images and see past prices for Pair of Antique Russian Brass Figural Candlesticks. Invaluable is the world’s largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. A pair of brass candelabras each depicting a bearded figure. Each candelabra holds two candles. Auction Date/Time: November 16,
The first thing to look at is the dial. The repro sticks used Automatic Electric AE dials. They can be differentiated from WE dials at a glance by the location of the finger stop. The WE finger stop is located at approximately 3: The AE dials also had a dull silver appearance to the side; WE dials were painted black on the side. The dial pictured below is an AE and a late AE dial at that.
Now do keep in mind that anyone can add a old dial and that blows this out of the water.
In fact, I know of only two or three. This subject would therefore appear to be of small importance were it not for the fact that hundreds of collectors and lovers of Colonial and kindred antiques include in their collections a few old lamps and candlesticks, while I know of nothing that adds more, in an ornamental way, to a room furnished in the Colonial style. Candlesticks appeal to a larger class, probably, than any other form of antique. I have known people to buy and gloat over a pair of plain old brass candlesticks who don’t known a Sheraton sideboard from a Staffordshire platter.
An exceptional pair of fine Russian solid brass candlesticks dating from the late 18th century. This pair possesses a certain allure with their beautiful mellow patina and bold Russian details that will certainly accentuate any mantel or tabletop. The elegant vase-shaped stems rise from impressi.
These marks help with the identification of the piece by giving a historical point of reference. It also helps the owner or appraiser pinpoint the manufacturer, date of manufacture, country of origin, and number of items produced. Every collector and enthusiast, whether seasoned or novice, needs accurate resources that assist them in identifying their pieces of interest. For about the first hundred years of porcelain production, there were only two known pigments that could withstand the high firing temperature necessary: The latter was the more popular, so most European porcelain marks are cobalt blue underneath the glaze.
One important exception is the work of the Dresden porcelain studios. Famous artists, such as Carl Thieme, Helena Wolfsohn, Franziska Hirsch, and others, procured blanks undecorated pieces from other factories and applied their own hand painting or sculpted embellishments on each. In most cases, these blanks had marks of the factories within which they were produced. The Dresden decorators covered these porcelain marks with a gold glaze and applied their own above-glaze mark: In certain cases, large importers would special order china to be marked with the name of domestic retailers.
However, these have been destroyed, leaving us without this valuable historical reference. This website, which is updated weekly, provides the user with a variety of ways to search for the mark on your piece of antique jewelry.
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This near life-size head was reputably excavated on the French Belgium borders about years ago. Extensive research has been carried out to establish the age of this head including metallurgy composition testing which concluded that the head was almost certainly made on the Continent which is consistent with the find location. As to being able to establish the exact age this so far has proved impossible with the only clue being that antimony was present within the bronze sample showing up under microscopic inspection which although first isolated by Vannoccio Biringuccio and described in – antimony was recognised in predynastic Egypt as an eye cosmetic in about BC – when the cosmetic pallet was invented.
An artefact – said to be part of a vase made of antimony dating to about BC was found at Telloh Chaldea part of present—day Iraq – and a copper object plated with antimony dating between BC and BC has been found in Egypt.
Pair of antique high ‘Queen of Diamonds’ brass candlesticks. Octagonal bases with diamond stems. Each stamped to base with ‘Queen of Diamonds.’ Dating from the late Century – circa in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
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Portable boxes for writing materials had existed for many centuries and in many cultures. However it was not until the last decades of the 18th century that the socio-economic circumstances in England necessitated the wide use of a portable desk in the form of a box which could be used on a table or on one’s lap. Although quality, ornament and form did play an important part in its selection as a personal item, it is the purpose for which it was used which gave prominence to the writing box, at a time of expanding intellectual curiosity, communication, literacy and increased commercial activity.
The writing box was an item of style and fashion yes, but it was also an item connected with intelligence, commerce and world awareness.
Shop for-and learn about-Vintage and Antique Candlesticks and Candelabra. Candle holders, candlesticks, and candelabra all have the same simple purpose; to.
Before the late 17th century, when pewter, silver and ceramics were used as tableware, the majority of items used were from carved wood. Treen has become highly collectable due to its fine patina and tactile appeal. Antique Treen – a brief history In the latter half of the twentieth century, interest in treen and other wooden bygone objects grew considerably, as with interest in antiques in general. Treen covers a wide spectrum of objects, however ornaments are never described as treen, as all treen were made for a specific use and in their making a well proportioned attractive form is conveyed through a high level of craftsmanship.
A suitable timber for its purpose was always used and nowadays through many years of use a good colour and patination is most desired. In the 17th century in England the turner most probably had no equal, and the wealthy of those days had their vessels made from imported woods such as lignum vitae. Carved wooden objects on the other hand were less desired by the wealthy in England, and therefore the finest carved objects originated from France, Italy and other Western European states.
Such a variety of woods were used that in some cases it is hard to verify the type, and designs were used for generations, so dating is more of an art than a science. Wood was used so prevalently in those days, because it was abundant and less expensive to use than other costly alternatives, hence many objects with sometimes more than one purpose were turned and carved, which makes collecting treen and other wooden bygones such a satisfying and interesting hobby.
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Information – Printing Methods Etching and Soft Ground Etching TThere were several different uses for this process – it was and still is employed as an art form in it’s own right, as part of a ‘mixed process’ plate, or it was often also used as a means of producing the initial design for line engraving on steel or copper plates for prints and maps.
Turner did much of the preliminary etching himself for some of his important sets, the engraving then being completed by specialist engravers. With etching, the copper plate, or after about sometimes steel, was first polished and thoroughly cleaned. It was then heated and covered with a type of varnish called ‘etching-ground’, this was often a dark colour although sometimes a transparent varnish was used. The ground was made of various ingredients including white virgin wax, resin, asphalt and pitch.
For Sale on 1stdibs – Pair of antique brass English bulls eye candlesticks marked ‘good luck’ for Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, circa
Measures from bottom to tip is about 12 inches. In very good used vintage condition. I have not polished it. It has a beautiful aged patina. This is a handcrafted, cutwork and hammered piece so there are imperfections consistent with handcrafted brass art. Please look at pictures before you decide. In the event that you would like to return your purchase, we allow returns that are processed within the defined return date. Please contact us for a return authorization and the return shipping address.
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How to Identify Old Brass Candlesticks Jourdan Townsend Updated February 21, Many homeowners love brass and long to obtain genuine authentic pieces such as light fixtures, lamps and candlesticks. You may feel the same way, but worry that you will be duped into buying an imitation or a piece inexpensively plated with brass. The majority of antique brass candlesticks are solid, while most new pieces are not.
Educate yourself and practice a few tricks that will tell you the truthful value of those brass candlesticks.
I learned a bit about brass candlesticks last year, when I listed an antique push up candle holder. This is the link to the discussion about it on the Antiques Forum, in which everyone was very helpful.
There are three major categories of collectible silver; namely: Always look for a maker’s mark hallmark on old silver; these marks can be found in the form of a hallmark usually indicating English or Continental origin or a maker’ s or company name. During the 19th c. Continental silver of all periods is usually much more elaborate in design than its English counterparts; American silver was also relatively plain up until the Victorian era 19th c When shopping for silver, always be aware that many items were made in “pairs” i.
Since around , Britain has had a clear and consistent system of marking silver. British silver will have the following stamps: When the word “sterling” is found on a piece of silver, this indicates that it is American silver after around or, Irish 18th c. Most European countries had a system of hallmarks for silver which are too numerous to cover here; any good silver hallmark book will have a complete list of all European and British hallmarks.
The European silver standard can oftentimes be “better than sterling” in its silver content, that is it may be more highly alloyed such as or English and Continental hallmarks can be located on the bottoms of vessels, on edges foot rings , inside of candle sockets, or on the body i.