Centuries-old cutwork design auctions for a reward price
July 24, 2017 - table lamp
The really thin, seemly lines, a black-and-gilt frame, and a cutwork initials and date “JB/1760” combined adult to a bid (with premium) of $2,460 during a Skinner auction in Massachusetts.
Cutwork, or paper cutting, has been an art form given a second century after paper was invented in China. Most of a cinema were finished by women as a hobby.
Today, slicing is enjoyed in many countries. Each pattern is a singular sheet, not a collage. Scissor cuts are used with adult to 8 sheets of paper hold together. Knife slicing is finished with a few layers of paper on a soothing slick surface. It takes ability — there is no erasing errors.
The auctioned pattern has a vase finished by folding a paper, so a finished square is exquisite and many branches of flowers cut as singular images. The white cutwork paper is trustworthy to a black paper background.
Q: My mom has dual blue potion lightning rod balls from my great-grandfather’s house. She was perplexing to find out how many they are worth. Any suggestions on where to take them or what to demeanour for?
A: Lightning rods are used on barns and houses to obstruct lightning strikes. Lightning rod balls fit onto a rod and are ornamental, designed to make a lightning rod some-more attractive. They come in many colors and opposite shapes. The many common are turn and light blue or white. The colorful potion balls are collectible and mostly sell during bottle shows, basin potion shows and auctions. Common balls sell for about $35 or less, while those with singular shapes and colors can sell for some-more than $100.
Q: We have a boxed set of 5 lithophanes and are wondering how to code them. One by Benjamin Vautier is called “Das Ist Ein Taugenichts,” that translates as “this is good for nothing.” It cinema a schoolteacher during her desk, a mom and a immature boy, unresolved his head. It’s noted “HPM 93” and is from Porzellanfabrik Magdeburg. What is it worth?
A: Lithophanes are porcelain cinema finished by casting clay in layers of several thicknesses, so a pattern shows by when a square is hold to a light. Most were finished between 1825 and 1875. Many were creatively finished as panels for lampshades. Your lithophane was finished by Carl Heyroth Co. during a porcelain bureau in Magdeburg, Germany. “HPM 93” is a indication array used by Heyroth’s company.
Heyroth began offered porcelain paintings in 1830 and was in business until 1853. Your lithophane was finished in about 1848. The pattern was finished by Benjamin Vautier (1829-1898), a Swiss painter and illustrator famous for his cinema of farmer life. Lithophanes sell during auctions and antiques shops for a few hundred to over a thousand dollars, depending on size, theme and condition.
Q: we have a collection of Vaseline potion and would like to sell some pieces since we are downsizing. Where can we get it appraised?
A: Vaseline potion is a greenish-yellow glassware imitative petroleum jelly. Some pieces sell for a few hundred dollars and some for over $1,000, though others sell for reduction than $50. If we have some good pieces of Vaseline glass, they will sell during an auction. Contact an auction that sells Vaseline glass. They will tell we if it’s value putting into an auction. You don’t need to get it appraised. You have to compensate for an appraisal, and they will give we high sell value. But you’ll get reduction when we sell it, since a auction residence or antiques play needs to make a profit.
Q: Warwick Castle is graphic on my hereditary Royal Doulton coffeepot. What can we tell me about it?
A: Warwick Castle is partial of Royal Doulton’s Castles Churches series, that was finished from about 1908 to a early 1950s. It is one of 8 castles and 5 churches in a series. Retail cost is about $80.
Q: we saw a bronze tray finished by E.T. Hurley in an antiques shop. It was expensive, so we didn’t buy it, though we was wondering who he is.
A: Edward Timothy Hurley (1869-1950) was an artist who lived and worked in Cincinnati, Ohio. Today he is famous for his work as a decorator during Rookwood Pottery, where he began in 1869. During his lifetime, he was best famous for his etchings of scenes in and around Cincinnati. He also constructed works of art in watercolor, oil, marker and bronze. His works in bronze sell for high prices. A 5 5⁄8-inch turn tray, with vast spider in a core of a web, sole recently for over $1,000.
Current prices are available from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions via a United States. Prices change in opposite locations since of internal mercantile conditions.
Arcade sharpened game, “Whirli Bird,” tin lithograph, tumble plantation stage with scarecrows and barn, steel frame, list top, 1950s, 13 by 6 inches, $20.
Animal trap, for rats and moles, expel iron, open mechanism, Out O’ Sight brand, hammered “Patented,” 1930s, 8 by 5 inches, $65.
String holder, Cheerful French Chef, figural, chef’s head, unresolved hook, palm painted, Chalkware, 1950s, $150.
Animation art cel, Owl and Piglet, from Winnie The Pooh, Piglet murmur to Owl, hand-painted, Disney production, matt, 1977, $280.
Caviar stand, star cut glass, china image bottom and lid embossed with scrolling leaves, round finial, Mapin Webb, circa 1890, 4 by 7 inches, $340.
Laurel and Hardy statue, roving on a tricycle built for two, ceramic with black, brownish-red and red paint, circa 1945, 18 by 23 inches, $455.
Display case, “Mrs. Robbinson’s Pies,” steel and potion with solid design, 5 racks, door, whirl feet, Table Talk Pies, 1930s, 23 by 15 inches, $710.
Picnic table, fir wood, six-board top, bound lumber dais seats with record stretchers, stamped, Deerwood, circa 1935, 30 by 72 inches, $995.
Terrestrial globe, Napoleon III, boiled cardboard, expel iron bottom with lion heads, duke feet, Girard Boitte, France, circa 1875, 25 inches, $1,305.
Table lamp, figural woman, seminude, holding jeweled globe shade, hilly base, Art Nouveau, Spelter, 1920s, 30 by 13 inches, $2,750.