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  1. Barn Owl replied to the thread Is this wooden bowl real???.

    Could it have been used to drain something? (Before it was painted.)

    Jun 5, 2020 at 12:09 AM
  2. Barn Owl liked KSW's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    I'm genuinely shocked that someone could do that to an amazing piece of jewellery. I couldn't study the 'after' photos as it was too...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 6:19 PM
  3. Barn Owl liked Bronwen's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    I did look at those sections on the PAS site. It is the construction & heft of the ring that indicate to me it is post-Medieval,...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 6:11 PM
  4. Barn Owl replied to the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    Thank you for the resource!

    Jun 4, 2020 at 6:10 PM
  5. Barn Owl liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    Agree, it is typical of ca 1500 signet rings, so Renaissance.:)

    Jun 4, 2020 at 6:10 PM
  6. Barn Owl liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    I am not sure Peruzzi ever did big pieces like that. Peruzzi designed silver components, had them made in southern Italy, and then...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 6:10 PM
  7. Barn Owl liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    @Bronwen , you'll find some base metal Renaissance signet rings under 10.3 'Medieval and post-Medieval finger-rings - Signet rings' on...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 6:10 PM
  8. Barn Owl liked Bronwen's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    I didn't spend hours & hours looking, but, including the PAS site, what I could readily find of Medieval rings, they don't look like...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 7:56 AM
  9. Barn Owl liked say_it_slowly's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    I don't know could be much older, I swear I see a brontosaurus on that ring.;)

    Jun 4, 2020 at 7:56 AM
  10. Barn Owl liked Bronwen's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    I'm not convinced that ring is any earlier than Renaissance. If it is iron, it could have become pretty encrusted in a few hundred...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 7:56 AM
  11. Barn Owl liked say_it_slowly's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    This is a similar scene buckle, without ID but it does say sterling. They are guessing it might be Peruzzi....

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  12. Barn Owl liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Antique Silver Dancing Putti Buckle.

    Barn, I didn't want to give any more info on the rings destruction thread, I don't want to give the greedy destroyer any more info than...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 7:55 AM
  13. Barn Owl liked komokwa's post in the thread Moms best cups & saucers..... part 1.

    Boy do I not show up here often.....buuuut.....I finally took some quick pics of my mothers pride and joys..... So..... Hi guys &...

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  14. Barn Owl replied to the thread Sedona's Bakelite is nicer than mine........ but.

    Stunning marbling! I love the carrier.

    Jun 3, 2020 at 10:51 PM