When I was researching this piece the first question that came to mind is “What is a Charger Plate”?
I found out that a “Charger Plate” is known by other names such as “chop plates” “service plate” and “under plates” I really like the term “under plate” because these usually decorative plates are mostly used during very special occasions. They are large usually “12” or more and host other plates on top of them.
Most of the time they are not food safe so food is not served on them. But they look awesome on the table.This particular plate is very old and I am sure the paint used has some lead in it and should only be used to make the table look nice or hang on the wall.
I am getting more and more fascinated with clocks and watches. It seems to be all about the “movement”. No, I am not talking about arthritis LOL
People interested in horology are called horologists. TThis term is used both by people who deal professionally with timekeeping pieces(watchmakers, clockmakers), as well as lovers and scholars of horology. Horology and horologists have numerous organizations, both professional associations and more scholarly societies.
Horology is the art or science of measuring time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, hourglasses, clepsydras, timers, time recorders, marine chronometers, and atomic clocks are all examples of the kinds of unique instruments used to measure time. In current usage, horology refers mainly to the study of mechanical time-keeping devices, while chronometry more broadly includes electronic devices that have largely replaced mechanical clocks for the best accuracy and precision in time-keeping.
Once you start looking into this area as a collector it is easy to get hooked. So, as I learn more I will share it here. But please share what you know so we can all be on the look out for some interesting time pieces.
But here is a really cool article I ran across talking about an upcoming auction for a pocket watch.
As you know marks are critical in identifying many pieces. The same hold true for Hummels. Here are two sites that can help you determine the marks that you find on the bottom of the Hummels you find or own. Click the links below.
Hummel figurines are also referred to as M.I. Hummel figurines or just plain Hummels. This porcelian figurine series are based on the drawings of an Artist namedSister Maria Innocentia Hummel, O.S.F.
I have, recently, been posting a few Geobel Hummels for a client on consignment. In doing my research I ran across this video that was done by a fellow Ebay Seller. I thought it was good and wanted to share it with others.
I decided that I will start posting some really cool collectibles that are currently online by some of my Facebook Friends. Hope you get a chance to click on them and check them out. I am going to try and do this often. If you have something listed you want me to share in a post please let me know.
Never underestimate the value of that perfume bottle that may be sitting on your mom’s dresser. Many people collect just the bottles and decorate their rooms with them. I can see why because some of them are simple awesome!
The Festival du Marais occurs from mid June to mid July in the Marais district of Paris. This is just one of the many celebrations that take place. It was created in 1961 by some folks who gathered around French Puppeteer Michel Raude.
It has grown to over many performances and is held in many places. This poster was obtained at an auction.
While at the Glen Ridge Antique Show this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. George Betton. It was impressive to know that his love for collectibles lead him to become a business owner. A wonderful way to keep the fire under his passion.
George can be contacted by email: george.betton (at)gmail.com
I met John Bradley from Kings Empire Auctions at a recent antique show in Glen Ridge,New Jersey. Listen as he shares briefly about a bronze medal. Also, for everyone in NJ he is having an auction in March. You can call at 973-204-0967.