Dessert58's Recent Activity

  1. Dessert58 liked bosko69's post in the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    The only things I've seen similar to the obelisk/pyramid piece would be a reliquary or a clock.18th to early 19th century pyramid clocks...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 3:31 AM
  2. Dessert58 liked johnnycb09's post in the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    Id have jumped on those with both feet ! They both sure feel 18th century to me. Fascinating little things. I wonder if they were...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 3:30 AM
  3. Dessert58 liked Bronwen's post in the thread Grandmother's Cameo.

    Welcome, Heidi. It's a lovely cameo, cut in helmet shell. The hinge & clasp place it to the 1920s, I would think. Is the frame white...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 12:34 AM
  4. Dessert58 liked Bronwen's post in the thread Earrings/Pendants Cellulloid/Ivory/Bone?.

    All look like ivory to me, with the exception of the rose. The texture of the back throws me off. But the world is full of little...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 12:32 AM
  5. Dessert58 liked wlwhittier's post in the thread About These 'Amber' Non-Bakelite Beads.

    ~37 inches long, ~77 grams. They have been re-strung with knots between, but using string too small; some of the knots slip into the...

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  6. Dessert58 liked RachelW's post in the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    To be honest, this is probably one of the finds of the year. I doubt I'll have this kind of luck again! What was interesting about this...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 12:30 AM
  7. Dessert58 liked bosko69's post in the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    Don't have a clue about either-but def two of the most intriguingly mysterious pieces I've seen here. PS-Makes me want to move to...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 12:29 AM
  8. Dessert58 liked evelyb30's post in the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    The diamonds look like they're actually diamonds, but might be legit Rhine stones too if these are German. The stones are clear quartz...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 12:28 AM
  9. Dessert58 replied to the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    I have absolutely no idea what these boxes were used for. My guess is the box shaped one maybe contained a peace symbol? German had lots...

    Jun 23, 2024 at 3:25 PM
  10. Dessert58 liked RachelW's post in the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    This is a bit more of a mystery. Odd shape, opens at the bottom, also seems like its only one part of a larger something. Also brass,...

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  11. Dessert58 liked RachelW's post in the thread Very Excited, Not Sure Where to Put this...18thC Mystery boxes?.

    These were just sitting on top of a box, the square caught my eye first and then I started thinking very interesting thoughts....

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  12. Dessert58 liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread My latest loot: some czech, some victorian.

    It certainly is a beauty, very well made. All you need is a very long dress with one buckled shoe 'accidentally' peeping out.:joyful:

    Jun 23, 2024 at 10:03 AM
  13. Dessert58 liked J Dagger's post in the thread My latest loot: some czech, some victorian.

    I like the buckle too. I find pieces of them while metal detecting but have yet to find a whole one. Love the fob too.

    Jun 23, 2024 at 1:00 AM
  14. Dessert58 liked gauntlettgems's post in the thread Any ideas on maker of this artisan brooch?.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Hi, Kinda looks like an animal face to me. There is a little bit of grain on the black pieces but not sure they are...

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  15. Dessert58 liked Bronwen's post in the thread Any ideas on maker of this artisan brooch?.

    The kind of thing you found at crafts shows in the 80s. Lots of glass work then.

    Jun 23, 2024 at 12:58 AM