"the horses are depicted as dragons ?? whoever or whomever (please forgive my incompetence) made this was proud of it. the piece is obviously hand made, as far as the glass is concerned. pls provide better image of the six character mark, and all…"
"looks like oak, as one of several varieties of pin oak. i would never imagine a use and then claim that's what it is,not my way. my first thought would be a child's plaything and i prefer to use that term vs toy, as a toy villa is not a…"
"obviously i out spoke myself this item is beautiful. what we R seeing, high quality amethyst here (plz forgive me) what appears to be dia.is maybe but not necessarily, very likely clear amethyst, only gemological is accurate.this is very nice,…"
"i have concluded my research without ever seeing j 15 j peg. my assessment is Bates & Bacon and the 1900 date is very realistic to what they were doing at this time. this is a nice antique item and i hope U r pleased with it because that is what…"
"jarretsjade.com told me possibly Bates&Bacon Attleboro Mass. c. 1856 High grade gold filled items for gents. lady's usually acquire from admiring gents and my brain is telling me slayerwulfe dig a little deeper. i off to dig some holes."
"i'm glad U r going 2 check into it because U may have English ancestry U r not aware of, Brewer very English! we may B far distant cousins. the reason for the specific gravity test is that alcohol may deteriorate certain glass and lead is not…"
"Margaret please forgive, i do not come here very often. i spend some of my 'free' time in education about antiques in concepts that are scientific such as analytic chemistry most prominently the formulas of artificial…"
"i realize no one is thrilled to hear disappointing commentary but it is definitely not 'old'. the mark is not incised or impressed but a part of the slip casting process. look at the concentric rings on the base they extend into the so…"
"interesting, but a drinking glass i doubt. i would think it's a tea caddy. catty is oriental as a unit of mass used basically for food. i'm uncertain as to the actual ratio per volume as it varies by country, but it looks like a catty…"