## The ART and Arts Thread

Here's a nice hand colored pencil signed engraving printed/dated 1887 I picked up not too long ago:

its a nice size too--the image size is 14.5 x 23 inches, the overall size (thats including the frame) is 23 x 33 inches.

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 Quote by rewebster Here's a nice hand colored pencil signed engraving printed/dated 1887 I picked up not too long ago: its a nice size too--the image size is 14.5 x 23 inches, the overall size (thats including the frame) is 23 x 33 inches.
Thats very nice rewebster... its practically photographic. Shades of Maxfield Parish to come.!
 here's a close up showing the well done hand coloring on the engraving
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 Quote by rewebster Here's a nice hand colored pencil signed engraving printed/dated 1887 I picked up not too long ago: its a nice size too--the image size is 14.5 x 23 inches, the overall size (thats including the frame) is 23 x 33 inches.
Errr....is that a beer bottle opener in the lower right corner of the frame?

 Quote by lisab Errr....is that a beer bottle opener in the lower right corner of the frame?
oh, yeah....

its one of those almost hidden sublime subliminal images---to the thinking that everything looks a little bit better when you've been drinking or thinking about alcohol

 Quote by lisab Errr....is that a beer bottle opener in the lower right corner of the frame?
Its a blindstamp of a simple line outline of a camera
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 nice and fun--- the pure raw colors blend 'mentally'---like pointillism

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 Quote by rewebster nice and fun--- the pure raw colors blend 'mentally'---like pointillism
It's a lot more "cohesive" when viewed from a bit of distance.
 well, when you get time, could you take another shot with 'a bit of distance'? (it falls apart at close range)
 One of the more interesting periods of new things was after the introduction of electric to more places after Tesla and Westinghouse got the commission for AC power generation at Niagara Falls in 1895. New 'electrical' devices exploded on the scene. One was decorative electric lighting. A lot of companies got into it, Handel, Tiffany Studios (not Tiffany & Co.--that was his father's firm), Emeralite, Pairpoint, etc. Here's a marked (Pairpoint company stamp) and signed (by the artist who painted it) Reverse painted (painted on the inside of the shade) Pairpoint (Pairpoint Corporation) table lamp shade: it wasn't described too well, and I got it for a less than $100. The surface is called 'chipped ice' and was a process of applying a special glue, which when removed, took thin small areas/sections of glass off giving it a surface texture. http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...rpoint%20lamps Recognitions: Gold Member  Quote by rewebster it wasn't described too well, and I got it for a less than$100.
Wow! What a steal! Some Pairpoint shades sell pretty well, but are to froo-froo for any home that's not over-the-top Victorian. Yours is wonderful.
 yeah, some Pairpoint's and Handel lamps sell in the 40k to 50k range, not as good as the best Tiffany's (over a million each). I don't know if I have a signed Pairpoint base, I'll have to look, but a nice one will run $75-175--not bad to have 'full' lamp, if I don't have one. here's a fun Pairpoint: "This piece saw much attention and several phone bids to swoop past its$15,000-25,000 pre-auction to sell for \$42,550" link for full size image: http://www.jamesdjulia.com/auctions/...s/pr/68654.jpg http://www.jamesdjulia.com/press_rel...009.asp?cID=lg
 Blog Entries: 1 Recognitions: Gold Member Here is a photo of a feat of clay I own. It was created by my niece, Heather Mae Erickson. I think of it as a candy dish, but perhaps it's meant to be a platter with a place for the meal, and a place for the cup. I just treat it like a piece of artwork and have never used it in any utilitarian way. Perhaps when Bill or Warren come to visit, I'll toss some candy in it and put it on the coffee table, once I clear it of course. Ceramic art.
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