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January 19, 2015 - table lamp
In 18th-century England, many women married when young, had children and schooled to cook, take caring of a residence and children, make textiles or during slightest emanate bedding or clothing, and be her husband’s supporter when needed. Hester Bateman was an exception. She married a male who done bullion chains. He died after they had 6 children. He left a metal-working collection to his mother in his will so he contingency have famous what a sublime silversmith she was. Hester became a purebred silvermaker in 1761 regulating a symbol “HB” in script. By 1774 she was in her possess business with dual of her sons. They used a latest methods and done their silverware from skinny sheets of china rather than a Sheffield image form done by others. They stayed with normal styles and done all from tea caddies to inkwells. Hester late in 1790, and died in 1794. She was a initial obvious womanlike silversmith in England, and her work has always been renouned with today’s collectors. we knew about a pioneering woman. While in college we looked for, bought for $15, and still have a span of Hester Bateman china sugarine tongs. It was one of my initial antiques. Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C., sole a Bateman teapot in a tumble of 2014, for $2,832.
Q: In 1960 we bought a queen-size birch bed and dresser noted “Cal Shop.” we can’t find any information about a builder or value. Can we help?
A: The heading “Cal Shop” was owned by California Furniture Shops, Ltd., that was formed in Los Angeles. It was in business from during slightest a late 1940s into a 1970s or ‘80s. Your bedroom set would sell as used seat if it’s in glorious shape. Try offering it locally, though, so shipping costs will not be high.
Q: we have a 300-400 bruise iron anvil that was given to me roughly 40 years ago. we sprayed it black since it was rusting, and it’s rusting a small bit again. The anvil is antiquated 1917. we used it as a emblem in a past, though we have no use for it anymore. Can we give me some thought of a worth?
A: Cast-iron anvils have been done in opposite sizes and shapes for opposite uses. Anvils weighing several hundred pounds were essentially used in industry, while smaller ones were used by farmers to whet tools. Someone who collects aged collection or selected plantation apparatus competence be meddlesome an aged anvil, though a large, complicated anvil could be harder to sell than one that’s easier to collect adult and display. The date on your anvil adds interest. Recent prices embody $192 for a 115-pound anvil and $380 for a 160-pound anvil.
Q: we have several figurines (resin, we think) that operation from 3 to 5 inches tall. Each is noted with “KFS” on a back. They also are noted on a front of a bottom with a impression name, including Hans, Fritz, Prince Valiant, Popeye, etc. One of them is a male in a soldier fit and is noted “Tim Tyler.” Can we tell me something about him, how many opposite figurines were made, and if they are collectible?
A: The initials “KFS” mount for King Features Syndicate, who owned a comic strips and a rights to a characters. A array of 24 figurines was done by Syroco for King Features Syndicate in 1944. Twelve of them, including Tim Tyler, were offering as Pillsbury Enriched Farina premiums. Tim Tyler was a animation support that debuted in 1928 and was featured in newspapers, comic books and movies. The final support ran in 1996. The figurine is shown in a Navy uniform since it was released during World War II. Most of these figurines sell online for $15 to $30 each.
Q: we have a mop that reads “Ovaltine’s Golden Annie-versary” in black, bullion and white letters on one side. It has a large bullion array “50” with a pattern of Little Orphan Annie and her dog, Sandy, inside a zero. What’s a anniversary and what is a mop worth?
A: This mop was released in 1981 to commemorate a 50th anniversary of Ovaltine’s sponsorship of a Little Orphan Annie radio show. Ovaltine sponsored a uncover from 1931 to 1940. Their promotion group wrote a scripts for a show, that promoted Ovaltine. Ovaltine was initial done in Switzerland in 1904 and creatively was called Ovomaltine since it enclosed eggs and malt. The name became Ovaltine in English-speaking countries in 1909. Ovaltine’s Annie-versary mugs sell for $5 to $15.
Q: I’m perplexing to find out something about a pattern of Giuseppe Verdi we hereditary from my grandparents, who emigrated from Italy in a early 1900s. Verdi is looking to a left in a picture. It’s 10 inches high and 7 inches wide. I’ve seen this pattern before, though this one is woven in what looks like silk. Along a bottom left it reads “Nato a Roncole (Bufseto) il 10 Ottobre 1813” and on a bottom right “Morto a Milano il 27 Gennaio 1901.” Any information would be appreciated.
A: Giuseppi Verdi was an Italian composer best famous for his operas, including “Aida” and “La Traviata.” Memorial cinema like yours were done after Verdi died. Your pattern lists his birth and genocide dates and places. He was innate Oct. 10, 1813, in a encampment of Roncole, kibbutz of Busseto, and died Jan. 27, 1813, in Milan, Italy. Large silk commemorative cinema like this sell for $200-$500.
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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative token, portrait, 1929-1968, “Free At Last, Free At Last,” silver-tone metal, 1 1/2 inches, $15.
Nikon camera, FE series, Bushnell 28mm lens, c. 1978, $30.
Louis XV-style table, parquetry inlay, steel mounts, quatrefoil, bombard decoration, cabriole legs, 30 x 25 inches, $125.
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Roseville vase, Pine Cone, fan shape, green, marked, 6 5/8 inches, $175.
Silver bracelet, Hector Aguilar, splayed links, box clasp, Mexico, c. 1940, 8 3/4 inches, $310.
Ship’s compass, brass, domed cylindrical case, oil flare compartment, 10 1/2 inches, $375.
Chandelier, 5-light, Louis XVI style, gilt metal, beaded glass, c. 1950, 34 x 15 inches, $565.
Sled, pine, embellished sunflower, iron runners, 1800s, 15 inches, $840.
English china nutmeg grater, George III, engraved, hinged, interior screen, W. Robertson, c. 1790, 2 1/2 in., pair, $1,125.
Sampler, verse, trees, flowers, silk on linen, Hetty Ann Kennedy, frame, Pennsylvania, 1822, 20 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches, $1,680.
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This sterling-silver teapot has a hoop and finial done of pear timber and a china limit with floral engravings. The side has an engraved heraldic pattern presumably identifying her customer. Auction price, $2,832.
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