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Just an ornament today, it has a slightly green tint, is 4½ inches high and very heavy.
The Rookwood piece sold at auction a few years ago brought $2,300, even though it was damaged.
This difficult type of embroidery was popular in England from about 1650 to 1700.
The furniture sold for $4,613, nearly twice its estimated worth, to a buyer who likes the ocean.
The girl’s one-piece yellow bathing suit suggests it was made a date in the late 1950s or ’60s.
The oldest surviving globe showing our planet was made in 1492 by Martin Behaim of Germany.
The combination phonograph-lamp, designed in about 1920, was made to be kept in the living room.
Made in the unfamiliar style, the seats were carved, ebonized and have mother-of-pearl inlay.
Collectors look for figurals of monkeys, frogs, ducks, alligators and even a cowboy with lasso.
Gold- and Blue-Star flags must be displayed according to strict guidelines.
His lamps and more are highly prized today, but they fell out of favor shortly after his death.
Instead of stacking mail inside an envelope in a drawer, the Ohmer’s Sons cabinet files papers flat.
The French storage dish was meant to hold your money and keys on a dresser in about 1900.
Because he is a Disney character, there are strict laws about copying the duck’s likeness.
Eggs, on the other hand, have been a universal symbol of spring since ancient times.
The copy an example of fool-the-eye (trompe-l’oeil), a popular theme in a new type of art.
Some think the British cartoon is a negative stereotype that insults those of Irish background.
The abstract design of the pot and two cups was based on the circle, square and cross shapes.
Very early flower-decorated pigs from Wemyss Ware have auctioned for over $30,000.
A pair of metal pins that held pictures of the 1888 presidential candidates sold for $209.