Can anyone ON EARTH tell me what this symbol is? A rooster? A cactus? A thistle? A castle with arms and legs? I'm at a total loss- I can't find ANY information on these marks. I've searched for hours. They are stamped "ENGLAND" with that symbol and "B&L" underneath, and below that, it looks like there's a sideways letter "H" with a pellet above it. The marks are on the back of a pair of wall lights that I have. They are metal and their style looks Art Deco, to me. I think they got their color from the process of water gilding... I initially thought the red color on the back was patina, but I think it might actually be the bole that's applied before gold leaf? And I'm not sure about the metal underneath.... All I know is that it's nonferrous, a very dark gray color, and it vibrates like a bell when tapped. And there is a thin white line running up the center of the length of each arm. I'm stumped! .
0 93:07 PM Dec 6, 2017
We had a great turn-out for our For What It’s Worth antique appraisal event with Mark Moran on Saturday. Thanks always to Mark for making the trek down from Wisconsin.
``Evening on the river Nile``38 x 70,5 cm. signed "H. Corrodi. Roma".
Oil on Canvas
Hermann David Salomon Corrodi (July 1844 – 30 January 1905) was an Italian painter of landscapes and orientalist scenes.
Corrodi was born in Frascati and lived for many years in Rome.Corrodi studied at the Academy of St Luke under his father, Salomon Corrodi (1810–1892) and in Paris (1872). Corrodi received commissions for history paintings from the British royal family. He was acquainted with most of the European royalty of the time, including a friendship with Queen Victoria, and traveled widely in the Far East, including Egypt, Syria, Cyprus and Istanbul, which provided the subject matter for many of his paintings.He is the brother of Arnold Corrodi. Originally a landscape painter in the academic style, much of his work is also typical of the Orientalism style of the 19th century.In 1893 he was knighted as an Academic of Merit by the Academy of St Luke, where he had been a professor. He died in Rome on 30 January 1905.
Corrodi's work is in the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA, the Dahesh Museum of Art in New York, Qatar National Museum, and Museo di Roma in Trastevere.
Save the Date!
We have our annual antique appraisal event, For What It's Worth with Mark Moran, scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve a time slot. Fliers with lists of acceptable items for appraisal are available at the Library.
Book lovers and experts -- I need your advice. This is a First Edition of "Mrs. Adam's Letters" to her husband John Adams, 1840. There are no other 1st editions I found for sale online with which to compare, so it is very rare. Second editions I've seen listed from $250 to $1450. The front and rear covers are detached and the spine cover is missing. How do you think I should price the book?
A family in New York found a pretty bowl at a yard sale and paid $3 for it. This pretty bowl sat on their family’s mantle piece collecting dust, until they one day decided to have it appraised. It turns out this “pretty bowl” was a piece from China’s Northern Song dynasty, worth between $200,000 to $300,000. This “pretty bowl” eventually sold for $2.2 million to a British art dealer. One family’s trash became another family’s fortune. #antiques#antiqueappraisal
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Join us this SUNDAY from 12-4 pm at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon for an antique appraisal! Bring your treasures to be appraised and help Animal Rescue Foundation--saving animals for over 30 years!
COST OF APPRAISALS: $10/each item; $25/three (3) items
Appraiser - Dom Navarro of Hyde Park Country Auctions
NOTE: Jewelry, Gem Stones & Ivory will not be included in the appraisal. Because some items may require additional research, it may take up to 48 hours to complete those appraisals.
ARF merchandise & refreshments available for purchase.
TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS! ALL PROCEEDS TO ARF!
Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow? Mark Moran will be visiting us again in August to appraise antiques here at the library! Make an appointment with us to speak with Mark, or feel free to come anytime just to watch the excitement! Reach us to make an appointment at 715-234-4861 and select the Circulation or Reference desk.
We also have books on display in our entrance to help advise you on antique items! 📚
0 135:24 PM Jul 24, 2017
Le Boulevard's Antique Appraisals have begun! Come by with your jewelry and antiques today before 2:00 p.m. and get your free verbal appraisal with the BEST! The Le Boulevard TEAM will be happy to see you! #antiqueappraisal#jewelryappraisal#appraisals
Wondering if anyone out there can offer some insight into this thing. I got it at Goodwill to be used in an art project, but my Spidey senses are telling me it might actually be valuable. I think it's solid copper. Pretty heavy. You could definitely hurt someone with it. The bottom is real wool, very thick. There is some wood dust inside. I'm guessing it was in a box in someone's attic and termites or carpenter ants got to something else in the box. If it was mice, they would have torn up the wool. Anyway, I've checked eBay for something similar for comparison and am coming up empty. What say you, Instagram? #antique? #copper? #brass? #ashtray? #vintage? #valuable?