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Offline rosieposie

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine...
« Reply #280 on: March 21, 2011, 11:11:56 AM »
Thank you Ross :kissy:
He looks like a cross between Marcolin and Mats Jonasson,  but then I suppose there is only a certain number of ways you can represent an owl.....I like him very much.....I haven'y got many owls.....yet!
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« Reply #281 on: March 21, 2011, 02:22:07 PM »
black and red group - otherwise known (to myself only you understand) as the glamorous group  ;D  None of my friends like these pieces - they all think they're hideous.  The comments I mostly get are 'my gran used to keep her fruit in that' and 'eurggh I hate those frills'  ::)
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« Reply #282 on: March 21, 2011, 02:26:57 PM »
Well I like them m,  maybe I'm a glamour girl at heart!! :sun:
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« Reply #283 on: March 21, 2011, 02:33:16 PM »
I like them too......

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« Reply #284 on: March 21, 2011, 02:52:13 PM »
thanks, they're an acquired taste I think  ;D -  this shot is nothing to do with glass really but I never open this cabinet any more as it's slowly falling to pieces as the years go by.  The decoration is exquisite so I'll be really sad when it totally disintegrates.  This is an interior shot of the drawers and doors but the sides and top are also all decorated


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« Reply #285 on: March 21, 2011, 03:09:06 PM »
like the cabinet m  -  especially the decoration of glasshoppers and bugs.........is the black a real lacquered ground, and did it come from the far east - and what is its age?  If it's in need of some TLC, might it be worth having repaired?   Think I would want to keep it going, it is a real naive and wonderful piece of kit.


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« Reply #286 on: March 21, 2011, 03:14:07 PM »
I know someone who would kill for that lovely chest, they collect anything with grasshoppers on it.....can you find a restorer m who would make a good job of it without compromising the original work?
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« Reply #287 on: March 21, 2011, 03:55:11 PM »
Bit similar,with pottery and mother of pearl inlay,no grasshoppers ;D


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« Reply #288 on: March 21, 2011, 04:04:53 PM »
Oh very nice indeed....and you have Wedgwood hedgehogs as well......right up my street!! :sun:
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« Reply #289 on: March 21, 2011, 05:44:28 PM »
Paul, I'm open to correction here, but I believe  it is Japanese c.1890 ish (it could be earlier but I think around then). it has Mount Fuji on one side. The detail on the door fronts is lovely, all raised off the surface, layers of lacquer and gilding.  The sides are gilded with incredibly detailed pictures.  I've not managed a decent photograph of those sorry.
 I believe it is impossible to renovate or repair lacquer work sadly, well certainly to the extent this piece is damaged.  I think originally it was covered in some kind of chequerboard (silver? and black) all over, it would have been a fabulous piece and certainly done by a serious craftsman I think.  I've attached a pic of one of the escutcheons, they are all different, some are moths, some butterflies. As it stands I don't think it has saleable value really (despite me buying (sorry, 'rescuing') it 20 years ago in the same state  ::)).  But it has beauty and a lot of my history in it, as well as it's own history, so I hang on to it as best I can.
Glad you like it.
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