Is it worth 220 USD? any idea about period and style?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Nick Georgia, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Nick Georgia

    Nick Georgia Active Member

    Hello Friends
    Merry belated Christmas and New Year
    The item below is for sale and the retailer wants 220 USD for it
    Any idea about its period/style/quality?It says Matador near the top
    lamp1.jpg
     
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  2. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    I'd say that's overpriced unless he has a period glass shade to go with it.

    It appears to be made ca. 1890-1910, and looks to be of excellent quality.
     
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  3. Nick Georgia

    Nick Georgia Active Member

    Thank you :)
     
  4. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    I suspect strongly it could be a marriage.
    the reservoir in polished copper is continental arts and crafts, the acantus (?) capitel just below and also the column and foot don't seem to be in the same style.
    therefore - JMHO hands off.
     
  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I see what you mean. It does look like the top copper piece doesn't match the bottom. Great spotting.
     
  6. Nick Georgia

    Nick Georgia Active Member

    Thank you Fid for your reply,I decided to give it a pass.I have several other options to buy,I will post some of them( if our dear friends don't mind).I found it in a rather commercialized flea market area in Tbilisi.It does not come from owner which made me suspicious
     
  7. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Bring them on.
     
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    I was actually shocked about the asked price. Tiflis is not Paris. :) but there are tinkers everywhere.:grumpy:
     
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  9. Nick Georgia

    Nick Georgia Active Member

    Well,for the beginning he wanted 500 USD :D Found another one in different area,Old Russian beautiful lamp.They will call me about the final price (starting was 700 USD which seemed a lot ),I am ready to pay 250 USD but I will post its picture before purchase.P.S Antiques are terribly expensive here :(
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Then make DAMN sure before you buy that it is what they say it is !!!!
    Nobody likes EXPENSIVE mistakes..... Da??
     
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  11. Nick Georgia

    Nick Georgia Active Member

    Very true-what I hate is being cheated with fake stuff
     
  12. Lecollectionneur

    Lecollectionneur Well-Known Member

    Interesting, because when russian buyers are coming here at shop or in market we don't like them because they wan't pay and are not very pleasant, after that the sold it for many$ at it seems…
    As they is a lot of russian items in Switzerland coming from swiss working in the czar era in Russia, russian buyers comes especially for silver items which are often in good condition and not very expensive compared to Paris or London.
     
  13. Nick Georgia

    Nick Georgia Active Member

    One thing is a Russian buyer(Thanks god,I am a Georgian buyer) and another-Russian antiques.I like old things but not when they cheat me.Unfortunately,there are many cases when they sell fake things calling them antiques.especially furniture :(
     
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  14. Lecollectionneur

    Lecollectionneur Well-Known Member

    When I say Russian buyers is just a localization, not something negative, some antiques can come from countries like Germany and were "stolen" through the time by wars in Russia.
    The problem of fakes is everywhere the same now from more than 10 years and coming in part with internet communication, it's just seems coming later where you're living, at the began they were only expensive items faked, but now they are under 100$ items on the market, and the fact that they make specialized antiques for your market is very interesting for other countries to know. :bookworm:
     
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