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  1. Oriental painting on fabric with embroidered seal and writing

    Hello,

    I have an interesting piece that I am running into difficulties researching. It is a painting on cloth. The cloth is fairly tattered and there are some places where the paint has cracked...
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    Please help with Asian watercolor

    Hello,

    I was hoping someone could help me with the artist of a watercolor I have. I know there are tons of paintings out there that are nothing, but the quality of this one is better than most. I...
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    Unfortunately all I have is the picture. I just...

    Unfortunately all I have is the picture. I just purchased it at one of the high end Florida auction houses.
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    Antonietta Brandeis Self Portrait

    I recently purchased a drawing that is supposedly a self portrait. She appears quite young. On the verso there is a character sketch with some critiques in what looks like French as well as the...
  5. Any ideas?

    Any ideas?
  6. Please help with Salir etched crystal perfume bottle

    I have an etched crystal perfume bottle I was hoping to get some clarification on. It is signed salir in script. I am guessing it dates somewhere in the 20's or 30's. The majority of pieces I have...
  7. Mark on large Chinese? bronze ox and bear sculpture

    I was hoping someone could help me with this mark. I am thinking of purchasing this but it is a little outside my depth. I really just need help identifying the mark so I can further my research on...
  8. Unless I am mistaken the coin in question was...

    Unless I am mistaken the coin in question was from a small group of coins and artifacts that were taken illegally from the USS Yorktown site and sold at Sothebys. The Navy sent a request for the...
  9. Does anyone know this European silver maker?

    This bracelet has me stumped. I can find one having been sold, but there is no information presented in the description that helps identify the maker. It is a beautiful 935 silver bracelet and the...
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    Ivory piece that I cannot identify

    I purchased this piece of ivory but I cannot for the life of me figure out exactly what it's purpose is. At first I thought is was a pestle, but I have my doubts because of how thin they turned it....
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    Oddly enough, no there is nothing on the bottom....

    Oddly enough, no there is nothing on the bottom. I have some resin, celluloid, and bone pieces, but this is different than all of them. It is cool to the touch like stones are. Thank you for your...
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    Stone or Jade Buddha

    I was hoping someone could help me with this piece. I am unable to read what the front says, but I am sure that would help a lot. The piece is 3" tall by 2" wide. It appears to be either some kind of...
  13. Thank you for your help. I don't think I ever...

    Thank you for your help. I don't think I ever would have found that.
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    Antique Parasol / Umbrella

    I was on the verge of selling this today and I just couldn't bring myself to. I just have this feeling that it is something special. Unfortunately my knowledge of umbrellas and parasols is limited....
  15. Mark on Japanese Satsuma Demitasse Cups and Saucers

    Does anyone recognize the mark on this saucer? I have included a full shot as well. It is satsuma. The mark is close to the Koshida mark but the top character doesn't match. Any help would be...
  16. There are no signatures or marks that I can find.

    There are no signatures or marks that I can find.
  17. Help with what appears to be old bronze over spelter piece. Black Forest?

    I was hoping someone could shed some light on what this piece is. I bought it from an estate sale. The lady thought it was from the late 18th or early 19th century. It appears to be decorated...
  18. Auguste Moreau Bronze Sculpture - Authentic?

    I just bought a sculpture believed to possibly be from Auguste Moreau. I was hoping someone with knowledge on the subject could offer their opinion. My concerns are the base, which I have included...
  19. I figured it was the maker. I thought that maybe...

    I figured it was the maker. I thought that maybe it was a higher end piece because of the mark. Thank you for your help.
  20. Does anyone recognize the mark on this 14k and turquoise ring?

    I just purchased this 14k and turquoise ring and I am having a very difficult time finding the mark anywhere. It looks like a 7 over a 3 with two branches on either side. It is possible that these...
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    Unusual Ivory Piece - Possibly Victorian?

    I was hoping someone could help shed some light on what the purpose of this ivory piece is and possibly when it would be from. The center is a rose and it is set into a track that is part of the...
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    Toledo Model 8400 Public Health Scale

    Due to the lack of a section on Americana I am posting this here. If I am wrong and should post it elsewhere please let me know. I just bought this scale at an auction. It is missing the back door....
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    Help identifying mark on vintage pitcher

    I was hoping someone on here might be able to help me by shedding some light on who's mark is on this vintage pitcher I just purchased. If someone also has any idea as to the value that would help a...
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