Found 109 articles matching Metals category.
  • Oct 10 2008
  • 10 Oct 2008

Certified Early Gold (1795-1834) and Why They Are Scarce, Part I

Certified Early Gold (1795-1834) and Why They Are Scarce, Part I

By Silvano DiGenova

Methodology of This Study

  • Oct 7 2008
  • 7 Oct 2008

Certified Early Gold: 1795-1834

Certified Early Gold: 1795-1834 by Silvano DiGenova

Methodology of This Study

  • Oct 4 2008
  • 4 Oct 2008

Trivets of Cast Metal

What is the difference between Cast Iron and Wrought Iron? Cast iron objects are created from molten metal that has been poured into a mold and allowed to harden. In contrast, wrought iron items are individually created by bending pieces of hot, malleable iron.

  • Oct 3 2008
  • 3 Oct 2008

Early $10 Gold: 1795-1804

Early $10 Gold 1795-1804 by Silvano DiGenova

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Dating Mexican Silver

Mexico’s tradition of magnificent silverwork dates as far back as the 1530s. Mexico has abundant deposits of precious metals, so it was natural that a thriving jewelry and hollowware market would evolve there. But establishing authenticity, purity and age – especially for vintage and antique pieces – can be challenging.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Sterling & Silver-Plated Antiques

In general, the term Sterling Silver is meant to distinguish items that are composed of mostly solid silver as opposed to Silver-Plated that have only a thin surface layer of silver. However, there are several other distinctions, some using terms that can be confusing and often lead to a misunderstanding of an item’s composition and hence its value.

  • Sep 9 2008
  • 9 Sep 2008

Gold Leaf on Fine China and Glassware–A Rare Find

The art of gold leafing dates back to the times of the Pharaohs. Gold leafing is a process in which artisans hammer gold until it has achieved thin layers. The layers are then applied over the item to give it the look of solid gold.

  • Jul 22 2008
  • 22 Jul 2008

Antique cast iron wall mounting candle or latern holder

This is a 19th century item that I bought from an estate sale. I have gone online to see if anything resembles this candle/latern holder. Some items I have seen resemble and are in the $800.00-1,000 range. My candle/latern holder swivels.

  • Jul 18 2008
  • 18 Jul 2008

Antiques And Collectibles: July Auctions

July may be winding down, but there are fine antiques and collectibles auctions still on the calendar.

Saturday, July 19: Silver Flatware
Harlowe-Powell — Gallery Auction

  • Jul 4 2008
  • 4 Jul 2008

Antique Doernbecher Bedrm Set, Rogers Bros Silverware, Evening In Paris, Hoffman: Easy Vision, Pacifica, Model 21807


The Estate has, items in very good condition, with minor distress: H & C Bavaria Plates (90pcs), Crooksville China floral plates (5 pcs), Antique Doernbecher Dbl. Bed set with Lead Mirror/Vanity, Chifforette, Vintage L.A. Furniture 1970s solid wood Dbl. Bed set, Remembrance & Queen Bess Silverware and Silver plated cutlery (50 pcs).