Featured a nice coincidence

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Fid, Nov 22, 2020 at 11:17 AM.

  1. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    when discussing a vase, I looked into one of my books if it wasn't a Laeuger one. and then something stopped me in the midst of going through the pages.
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    soooo, a walk downstairs to the vaults.
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    I had them for a while and didn't know by whom they were.
    the pair were listed as Arthur Rubinstein from Austria. another possibility would have been Albert Reimann. the round one was listed a bit later on its own without a guess.
    but somehow both didn't fit properly stylewise. so rather low price, hopp taken.
    it now shows that they are from a guy that worked as plumber and started to make arts and crafts stuff around 1900 to 1910 in Basel. his name Albert Riggenbach, therefore AR.
  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    WHOA!!!! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!!!!:singing::singing::singing::singing: Lucky find!!!!
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  3. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

  4. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Member

    It's funny that we can spend hours searching for information the internet and a book rests quietly in plain sight.

    I have stopped gathering books for lack of use. This goes to show that all sources of information should not be ignored.

    I'm happy that your interest in my post led to your own discovery.

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  5. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Member

    PS: Those tankards look like Medieval Knights. Beautiful.
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  6. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Don't ya love it when this happens? Congrats Fid!!!
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  7. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Wonderful find in your own vaults!
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    thank you all. keepers, too local although it's a good book as a reference they wouldn't bring much. and the problem today is that there were practically all auction houses transferred to Zurich. the rest is Geneva.
    Basel World and Art Basel are on the brink of extinction as well; most probably only Miami and Shanghai surviving.
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  9. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the good luck, plus want to add that they are gorgeous!
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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  10. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    They are stunning.
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  11. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    The internet just provides cursory information in most cases. Books on the other hand .....:bookworm:
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  12. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    and I'm rather old-fashioned in some ways. I like looking at pictures, too lazy to read on the PC screen all the time.
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