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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by fidbald, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. fidbald

    fidbald Well-Known Member

    so, I thought to buy a nice wall pic. ...45*35 centimeters
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    described as "material unknown but very light". speculated that it may be Siderolith (a sort of ironstone).
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    smells a bit perfumed, looks like glass fiber. hopefully not asbestos.
    first I tought it's a student joke of the 60s. but it's really well made.
     
  2. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    Very art nouveau. Possibly a thin copper electrotype with a composition backing for strength.
     
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  3. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Is it very lightweight? Could it be paper mache pressed into the copper for a composition backing?

    I like it. A lot.
     
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  4. fidbald

    fidbald Well-Known Member

    very lite. I never heard of copper with a composite backing. although epoxy (and other composites) would probably stick to copper, there'd be a problem with the reaction to temperature changes.
     
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  5. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member

    For 'very light' consider a resin moulded item with a plated finish, so it would be a fairly modern take on the Jugendstil fashion, possibly after an original piece.

    So, essentially modern decor.
     
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  6. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Am SERIOUSLY coveting!!!
     
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  7. fidbald

    fidbald Well-Known Member

    the scent is indeed hinting towards resin. the original is either Johann Maresch or Bernhard Bloch.
    interstingly the glass fibers were already known in the Thuringia forest - nigh to Bohemia - in mid-1800s. but my guess would be that it's artificial fibers due to weight.
     
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  8. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Near the bottom at 6 o'clock, just right of the bottom lily leaf, is that a signature?
     
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  9. fidbald

    fidbald Well-Known Member

    no. but there are marks on the sail of the boat. must have a look in daylight.
     
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  10. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    very nice......
     
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    It's old, the question is how old. I've seen pieces made somewhat like this that were definitely of the period. On the other paw, you never know. Pretty though, and well done, so it almost doesn't even matter.
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    What little I know about art Nouveau ....this hit me as art nouveau right away...
    that trim around the outside.....

    On the other paw !! Ha!! I like that evely !!
     
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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'm owned by two antique cats, one of who was just hauled to the V-E-T because she was limping. I've got cat feet on the brain.
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i hope the vet fix her up right as rain !!!:cat::cat::cat::cat:
     
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  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    He couldn't find a thing wrong other than her being 15 and change. He gave us some pain pills and said keep her indoors for a few days. Good luck with that one, but it's going to be cold enough to not make her want OUT too badly.
     
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  17. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Do you have to come and go by the rear 'staff' door as well? ;)
     
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  18. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Yep. Only the cats go out the front door. The staff have to come in through the garage.
     
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