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Lovely — I appreciate the detail! I do too, and there are all one of a kind artworks! August 2, at 4: I would love to use them for their intended purpose but am pretty certain they would have been made with lead based paint. August 2, at I think you are right not to want to put food directly on the trays. Is there perhaps a way to have a small piece of glass cut for each tray that you could glue or affix on there so the food would only touch the glass? What type of paint would be used to touch this up?

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The forks are a pleasing weight, and very good quality, they have a lovely feel. The forks are engraved with an interesting family crest, a leopards head with an arrow in its mouth, this is unusually engraved on the back of the forks. We welcome any assistance with identification of the family crest. The spoon has the traditional measuring spoon shape, with circular spherical bowl and long flat handle.

of results for “Chinese Wedding Baskets” Traditional Chinese Antique Bamboo Octagon Flower Painting Wedding Basket avs by Golden Lotus. $ (1 used offer) Golden Lotus Vintage Chinese Rectangular Fish and Longevity Peach Painting Food Bucket, Wedding Basket an

Clues in an Old Quilt Becky writes from Virginia: There is NO history – only that her sister’s Mother-in-law was an antique dealer many years ago. Seeing and touching quilts like these always makes me hold my breath while I try to absorb as much of it as I can. I got my camera for some really quick pictures. Becky’s got a good eye. Several clues made her think this quilt was really old.

One clue to a pre quilt is the fringed edge. Fringe is another early edge treatment and one that correlates well with a specific period of time. Of 20 fringed quilts in the database [of date-inscribed quilts] 19 were dated or earlier, indicating that fringe especially a white fringe knitted, knotted, woven or crocheted is a strong clue to a pre-Civil War quilt. The fabric doesn’t give us much information. The blue print with the white floral sprig could be an indigo print, a dye used over such a long time period that it offers no clues.

It may be older and date to about I wish I had more examples of that blue and buff print for comparison. More about clues in the pattern in the next post.

Thun Czechoslovakia Vintage Porcelain Tradition Pattern Floral & Basket Weave Tea Set – 17 Piece

This sale may be for a limited time.. For your largest, most varied, highest quality antique wicker furniture, come to Antique Wicker near Bar Harbor, Maine. We stock between and pieces of the finest antique wicker furniture. The pieces we offer our clients are in good to great condition. Some items are in need of paint but offered in that condition as we like to give the client options rather than add unneeded layers of paint.

Also many people now want them untouched.

Woven & Rattan Baskets – Wide selection of Room Dividers, Shoji Screens, Oriental and Asian Home Furnishings, Chinese Lamps and accessories at warehouse prices.

Usually ships in business days Product Description And Additional Pictures Our vintage Thun Czechoslovakia 17 piece porcelain tea set was produced in the Tradition pattern, which boasts a wide, delicate basket weave band, vividly colored floral bouquets and gilded rims, handles and spouts set against snow white porcelain. This beautiful tea set includes: A graceful teapot adorned with the same large bouquet of flowers on each side. The profuse bouquets contain a large maroon tulip and a large white rose, surrounded by violet anemonies, yellow daisies and lavender wild flowers.

The top of the teapot is embellished with a 1″ wide band of the basket weave pattern and is finished with a generous application of gold paint on the rim, the spout and the handle. The lid of the teapot is adorned with three bouquets of flowers which include white roses, yellow daisies and lavender wild flowers. A dainty creamer adorned with a petite bouquet which contains a violet anemone, flanked by yellow daisies and delicate green leaves throughout.

The top of the creamer is embellished with a 1″ wide band of the basket weave pattern, and is finished with a generous application of gold paint on the rim, the spout and the handle. A stout, lidded sugar bowl which is adorned with the same petite bouquet of flowers as the creamer:

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The Zentner Collection offers the largest collection of Japanese Tansu in the World, outside of Japan, as well as one of the largest fine Asian art collection in the country. Store Hours Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm Tuesday: By Appointment 11am – 5pm Phone: All pieces are either directly imported from the country of origin, purchased from estates, or consigned from select collections.

Japanese antique include tansu, Imari, netsuke, ikebana baskets, mingei items, Japanese scrolls, screens, prints and framed art.

antique jar lid opener clamp, old iron kitchen tool, vintage kitchenware Nice old iron jar opener, marked with a patent date. This looks good, and works, too!.

A blacksmith made the butterfly hinges for us. Soapstone countertops and sink. My homemade mint olive oil in an old Jamestown pitcher. The galley kitchen is an original space of the house and not a ‘modern addition’. I was hired to paint a wall mural in a local house. The owner had stripped the boards off of walls on the second floor and were tossing them out of the window!

She was instructing workmen to take them to the dump, but I came running out with a paintbrush between my teeth and told them I would be putting them in my old van and taking them. I drove the few miles home with them sticking out of the back of my van a good 5 or 6 feet or more! A neighbor helped me. Adam and Stuart Peachey discuss the fine points of 17thc.


There was a time when name brands were the exception rather than the rule. For centuries, commercial products were put up in generic containers. Rather than products being marketed in individual packages, it was more economical to sell goods in bulk and let merchants parcel them out. In a period when dry goods were sold in barrels and boxes, demijohns and carboys were the generic bulk containers for items which could not be transported or preserved in wood.

Demijohns were the storage vessel of choice for the wine and spirit merchants. Samuel Tobias, an early merchant in Philadelphia, advertised in the Saturday Evening Post in notifying tavern keepers and the public of his very reasonable prices for his own wine bitters, cordials, catsups, and essence of peppermint.

Native American art attracts many devotees because of its intricacy, symbolism and long history. Baskets are among the most popular art items as they are small, beautiful and useful.

They were valued not for their looks but for their usefulness. And nobody ever thought of collecting them. Although remnants of American basketry, found in Danger Cave, Utah, have been dated by radiocarbon methods to B. Whether it originated as something to do on rainy afternoons or as a deliberate creative effort is not known. Whatever the incentive, primitive man’s idea to weave or coil and braid reeds, grasses, vines and branches was a good one: It led to the invention of the basket, the world’s first multipurpose utensil.

As civilization advanced, baskets became more sophisticated, ranging in size and function from bowls, hampers, bee skeps and fishing creels to cradles, coffins, grain scoops and bird cages. Each society developed shapes to fit its needs and styles that reflected both the craftsmen’s artistry and the region’s vegetation.

Some basketmakers added decorations of beads, shells and feathers or tinted materials with dyes made from nuts, roots, bark and berries. Others worked intricate patterns and designs into their baskets. No matter where they lived, artisans used only what was theirs for the gathering: Most of the baskets were practical objects, built to withstand daily use for a brief but busy while.

Few survived their makers. When baskets wore out, they became kindling.

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How to Identify Antique Baskets By Linda Stamberger ; Updated April 12, Antique baskets are collected for investment purpose, and for their beauty and functionality. The resale value remains steady for distinct antique baskets; most notably Native American baskets. Many different types of antique baskets were made from all over the world as well. There is quite the variety to be found for a broad range of collectors.

Antique baskets are available in many different shapes and sizes. Look over your basket to see if you have a highly collectible Native American antique basket.

Antique BASKETS Gallery; Antique FOLK ART Gallery; Antique FURNITURE Gallery; Antique GLASS Gallery ; Antique INSTRUMENTS Gallery; Antique LIGHTING Gallery; ANTIQUE CAST-IRON GALLERY ANTIQUE DOORSTOPS. ANTIQUE BANKS. A carved and painted wooden cast iron template. $ An antique cast iron inkwell in old patina.

As Berge noted in referring to bottles, the ” This bottle dating “key” is a relatively simple “first cut” on the dating of a bottle. Please be aware that in order to gain the maximum information about any particular bottle e. Unfortunately, the complexities of precisely dating bottles is beyond the scope of any simple key. A substantial amount of bottle type specific information must be reviewed by a user to increase the probability of dating accuracy.

Additional reference materials outside of this website must often be consulted to narrow down the date of any item as far as is possible and to really get a “feel” for the history of the bottle in question. The information on this website will, however, usually produce a reliable manufacturing date range for a majority of American utilitarian bottles manufactured from the early s to the mid th century. For the first time user of this site it is highly recommended that the following information be read prior to using the key below.

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