Need some valuation help please

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  1. Sargi

    Sargi New Member

    Not sure what these are or their value:
    A PAIR VINTAGE BRONZE NYMPH WALL LIGHTS 50 CM.
    A pair but the Nymph's are not identical. Made as gas lights and then converted to electricity but will need to safety checked as the wiring is at best guess 1950's. Both come with original wall mounting plates. Need some restoration/cleaning.
     

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome Sargi. We don't do valuations here, but people may be able to find similar ones for sale, so you get an idea.
    Here is your photo full image, so people can see:

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  3. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    nice. French - bayonet mount. probably régule , not bronze.
     
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  4. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Sure? they look like they could be bronze to me, but hey it's just a photo so who knows :rolleyes:
     
  5. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    yes, we should probably have a few other pics. or a simple scratch on the backside would help to see if it shows white to silver core material.
    but there is lots of bronzed régule around.
     
  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Given the grape bunches & leaves with arms raised in toast, suspect they're meant to be Bacchantes.

    Debora
     
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  7. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    It looks as if the arms have been repositioned to me?

    The each seem to have been cut near the elbow, and seem a bit awkward anatomically.
    But that’s just my question.
     
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Good eyes! They almost look as if they were produced in two pieces.

    Debora
     
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  9. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Maybe that was part of the wiring job, but I think it doesn’t look properly done.
     
  10. Sargi

    Sargi New Member

     

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    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  12. Sargi

    Sargi New Member

    Hi - I've added extra photos that show more clearly that arms are undamaged - Thanks C
     
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  13. ritzyvintage

    ritzyvintage Well-Known Member

    DON'T use ANY kind of cleaner or polish. Not even soap or water. You will instantly devalue them. You should NEVER clean bronze metal items, as you'll remove all traces of age-related patination. Simply dust each piece with a soft dry brush.
     
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  14. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Oh I se the wire is wrapped around the arm. It looked like a seam.
     
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