What’s It Worth? Satsuma tea set, Eastlake dresser, Art Deco lamp, Art Nouveau …

July 10, 2015 - table lamp

Satsuma character tea set

Q. we perceived a hand-painted Japanese tea set from my grandmother, who purchased it during an estate sale in Detroit, Michigan, many years ago. The set is really colorful with bullion accents and is in good condition. There are 6 7-inch plates, 6 cups and saucers, a teapot, sugarine play and creamer.  D.R., NW Portland

A. The imprinting on your Satsuma-style tea set indicates that it was done around 1955. Satsuma stoneware or earthenware pottery facilities a good understanding of elaborate emblem and oriental themes. It was constructed roughly wholly for a Western trade marketplace — Japanese collectors had really tiny seductiveness in it. Very high-quality Satsuma ware pieces have a clean body, a finely crackled glitter and artistic detail.

This competence be Kyoto Satsuma, a common name for Satsuma-style trade things constructed in a Kyoto area into a 20th century. The Kyoto pottery is customarily characterized by elementary details, heavily practical moriage and rich, thick red and blue enamel. Moriage is a trip emblem of lifted finish and is mostly singular to pieces done outward of a Satsuma region. At auction, a set competence fetch $80-$125. A reasonable sell cost tab would be around $250.

Eastlake character dresser 

Eastlake dresser

Q. This dresser was in my grandmother’s home for many years. The counterpart is wavy and does seem old, though there are no maker’s outlines anywhere. The hardware is strange and it has not been refinished. we wish we can give me some information about how aged it is and where it was made. It measures 32 inches high and 72 inches to a tip of a mirror. The tip is 36 inches far-reaching and 18 inches deep.

M.H., SE Portland

A.  Your Eastlake character ash dresser was done in America, around 1900-1910. British designer and author Charles Eastlake (1836-1906) originated a architectural and home pattern remodel cultured now famous as a Eastlake Movement, that valued design and home emblem done by workers who took honour in their creations. In America, many manufacturers used a ideas and drawings in Eastlake’s book, “Hints on Household Taste in Furniture Upholstery and Other Details,” to mass-produce Eastlake-style furniture.

Eastlake seat is generally geometric, with pointed curves and simply incised elaborate carving, in contrariety to a some-more common, rarely flashy pieces renouned during a Victorian era. Today, Eastlake seat is not as renouned as it was in a late 20th century, and prices have declined. At auction, it competence sell for $100-$150, while a sell seeking cost would be $200-$300.

Art Deco lamp 

Art Deco lamp

Q. This flare belonged to my grandmother and is during slightest 90 years old. It measures 14 inches high and 6 inches wide. The bottom is black marble and a round light shade is bullion colored glass. It has a push/pull on/off symbol in a back, and no identifying marks.

S.J., NE Portland

A. Your Art Deco-era (1920s-1940s) list flare has a really appealing thesis and should be appealing to collectors. The critical unknown, that will establish a value, is either a lady is done from spelter or expel bronze. Spelter, an amalgamate of zinc and copper, was mostly used for many cast, elaborate Art Deco and Art Nouveau pieces in a late 19th century and early 20th century, “standing in” for expel bronze.

Spelter is soothing and breaks easily. To exam if this is spelter, we can simply blemish a base. If it is brass-finished spelter, it will uncover a dulcet scratch. If it is plain bronze, it will not. If your flare is spelter, it would expected sell during auction for $250-$350, and have a sell cost of around $500-$700. If it is plain bronze, it would be some-more valuable, realizing $500-$800 during auction and labelled during $800-$1,000 in an antiques shop.

Art Nouveau notepad

Art Nouveau notebook 

Q. We’re meddlesome in meaningful some-more about a tiny steel notepad we bought some years ago.  Its stamped-metal cover is non-magnetic and a closure is a tiny metal-capped wooden pencil. Dimensions are roughly 1-3/4 inches far-reaching by 2-3/4 inches prolonged and 1/4 in. thick.  The initial handwritten note inside seems to date it to “12-1-17,” that we assume is 1917.  Can we tell us a age and origin, or indicate us in a direction?

M.M., Gresham

A. Your Art Nouveau (1890-1910) notepad or designation book is substantially French and competence be silver-plated. It would have come with a sequence and shave to insert to one’s belt. These were renouned equipment and are engaging collectibles today. Without a sequence and shave your desirable tiny book would substantially sell for $40-$60 during auction, and would lift a sell cost tab of $70-$100.

Melodeon

Melodeon

Q. According to a steel tags on a corners, this “Apollo Akkoridian” was done by Ernst Scheibe of Leipzi, Germany. The wooden storage box is 17 inches wide, 17 inches low and 10 inches high. Can we tell me anything about a start and value?

A.P., Dundee

A. This appears to be a 21-button melodeon, or diatonic symbol accordion, done in Germany in a late 19th century. Diatonic accordions are in one pivotal and usually play a records of that key, personification one note when a symbol is pushed and another when a symbol is pulled. These tiny reed instruments have been renouned for many years for personification folk song in Eastern Europe, Great Britain, Australia and North America. In good condition, with a strange storage box, it would expected sell during auction for $100-$150. A sell cost would be $200-$300.

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