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  1. PortableTreasures liked i need help's post in the thread Antique Painted Pin.

    [ATTACH] Not likely helpful, but there’s a number here.

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  2. PortableTreasures liked Bronwen's post in the thread Antique Painted Pin.

    Lola was an adventuress, like Irene Adler.

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:24 AM
  3. PortableTreasures liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Antique Painted Pin.

    I think the lady could be my favourite 19th century lady (and countess ;)), the amazing Lola Montez. She was a smoker, didn't feel any...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:20 AM
  4. PortableTreasures liked blooey's post in the thread Antique Painted Pin.

    So would she be described as "smokin' hot" back in her day I wonder:confused:

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:19 AM
  5. PortableTreasures liked kyratango's post in the thread Antique Painted Pin.

    Those painted porcelain plaques are usually German. KPM was one of the main maker. The subject of a woman smoking is... breathtakingly...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:19 AM
  6. PortableTreasures liked Sandra's post in the thread Vintage Doll Case.

    There are a few cases the same as yours for sale on eboo. On one of them, I could read a name on the bottom...Miner Ind (Industries?)...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:18 AM
  7. PortableTreasures liked 2manybooks's post in the thread Any ideas on this family daguerreotype?.

    Now I am intrigued with this controversy about the (not) Lincoln and (not) Mary Todd daguerreotype (the one komokwa posted). I really...

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  8. PortableTreasures liked komokwa's post in the thread Any ideas on this family daguerreotype?.

    Hey , no problem guys & gals......I'm no american historian .....that site i linked looked legit but maybe they're just trying to sell...

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  9. PortableTreasures liked 2manybooks's post in the thread Any ideas on this family daguerreotype?.

    Lincoln grew his beard in late, 1860. His youngest child, Tad, was born in 1853. The child in the image is much younger, ergo - no...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:10 AM
  10. PortableTreasures liked April07's post in the thread Brooch question.

    When I uploaded the photo, I noted that the decoration around (not sure how it's called in English - vignette?) is kind of moved or...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:09 AM
  11. PortableTreasures liked Any Jewelry's post in the thread Brooch question.

    I agree, the wire is not as it should be. I would give it a miss, plenty of other nice pieces out there. It is 875, a fineness which is...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:09 AM
  12. PortableTreasures liked SPERLS's post in the thread Turned Mahogany Minimalist Signed Vessel...Artist ID Help??.

    Thank you all for your help & suggestions!....I will do some further research and hopefully find other pieces by this artist.

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:08 AM
  13. PortableTreasures liked KikoBlueEyes's post in the thread Turned Mahogany Minimalist Signed Vessel...Artist ID Help??.

    Maybe post it on the American Association of Woodturners Forum http://www.aawforum.org/community/index.php

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:08 AM
  14. PortableTreasures liked KikoBlueEyes's post in the thread Turned Mahogany Minimalist Signed Vessel...Artist ID Help??.

    I think that is Florida Mahogany (Fla Mahogany). I checked and mahogany is native to Florida and Fla is an abbreviation for Florida....

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:08 AM
  15. PortableTreasures replied to the thread ID signature on mushroom watercolor.

    Batik is a fabric made using wax resist methods. The artist paints hot wax onto the fabric and lets it cool, then dips the fabric into...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:07 AM