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    • September 20, 2017 1:13 PM CDT
    • Hello, I purchased this oil painting in an auction about 6 years ago in Virginia because I really liked the composition. I did not look for artist signature until recently. The bottom right is signed "b Stern Zupan." When I did research, the name Bruno Zupan comes up and his work has simular compositions. But he signs upper right and uses Bruno Zupan. This is an original oil on canvas unframed. It is approx 24x34 inches. I am seeking advice on whether this is an original Bruno Zupan painting or done in the style of. Thank you

    • August 16, 2017 2:15 PM CDT
    • I have a curio cabinet that was given to me. I do not have any info about it. Looking online and trying to find info, I believe that it is either french or Italian. I have know idea of its value. So I am really looking for any information anyone may have. 


    • July 30, 2017 2:25 AM CDT
    • Hello Mary,

      I have been doing a bit of digging about those jugs and I think the letters may be R.D.Z.

      In that case they stand for Rudolf Ditmar Znaim.

      This site seems to have pictures of the same marks as the ones on your jugs.

      I could not find any jugs like yours on the web, but if you google "Rudold Ditmar Znaim" and then search for pictures, it throws up loads of results.

      I think we may have made life more difficult for ourselves when we thought they may be steins, because your father brought them from Germany.

      It has nothing to do with steins. They are just a lovely pair of art nouveau jugs.

      I hope you'll enjoy them for many years to come, because they are gorgeous.

      Have a lovely Sunday!



    • July 29, 2017 8:53 AM CDT
    • Thank you Deirdre.  You've been a big help.  The markings on the steins are hard to read.  I believe one says "R. D. ???" and numbered 1534.

    • July 29, 2017 2:20 AM CDT
    • Hi Mary,

      Your two doggies were made by the well-known German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal.

      The Borsoi was designed in 1913 by Max Valenthin and the Dachshund puppy is signed at the bottom with the name of designer Th. Kärner.

      Both figurines were almost certainly made in different sizes, and for quite some time, but they are still quite collectable, and therefore have a certain value.

      Judging by the marks, I think your dogs were both made before 1933.

      The factory has lots of useful information about their products on its site.

      I'm afraid I can't read the marks on your steins either, so I can't help you with those, but I hope I've been able to give you at least a starting point for your search concerning your Rosenthal figurines.

      Best regards,


    • July 26, 2017 12:13 PM CDT
    • Does anyone have any information on these 2 animal figurines and 2 steins?  My father brought them back from Europe at the end of WWII.  The dogs have a stamp on the bottom that I think is RosenHale Germany.  I can't make out the stamp on the steins.  Thanks.

    • July 18, 2017 7:12 PM CDT
    • Photo 1,2,6 are the bowl

      Photo 3,4 are side view and bottom of jug (Red Clay)

      Photo 5,7 are side view and bottom of jar (White or off white Clay)


    • July 18, 2017 6:58 PM CDT
    • Hello All:

      I have attached some pictures of some items I cant not date or dont know what they are. I will list what I do know. Please help. I am in Norton, Virginia.

      Porcelain Bowl- The bowl is maked Italy 3446E on the bottom.

      Turquoise Crock Jar- Jar or small churn with two handles from ohio river valley. The clay on the bottom is a white or off white color. No Markings

      Turquoise Jug- Maybe called a Rebecca Jug. Bottom with red clay from North Carlonia or East Tennessee. May be Cole Pottery. Unsure.  Markings


      Any idea on value or what they are.




    • July 15, 2017 10:30 PM CDT
    • I'm in Colorado in the Denver area.

    • July 14, 2017 8:48 PM CDT
    • Hi Shea,

      Where are you located?

      And are you interestd in sellin them together or ?




    • July 13, 2017 9:09 PM CDT
    • We are downsizing (kids out of the house!) and I have a set of furniture I received from a friend of my mother's years ago that I am considering selling. I know nothing about antiques and am looking for any info anyone may have about these pieces, particularly value. The dining table and chairs are Nichols & Stone (I think the number on the tag says 2093). The rest I believe match the chair which has a badge that says This is a Cushman Colonial Creation. Thanks!

      Set includes (photos attached):

      Dining table (with built-in extensions) 

      4 dining chairs and 1 King's chair



      Dresser with mirror


    • July 14, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
    • Hi Tom, I'm not able to help you much.

      I do know that civil war era items continue to be very sought after.

      Will continue to find info for you.


    • June 7, 2017 7:15 PM CDT
    • Found this in an antique barn in the state of Pa.  i never seen a portrate like this of a black woman from what look like civil war period or just after . its 16x20 inch and it looks more like an art work then a photograph , the hair and right ear dont look photographic . i wonder about its vaue as well if you can help that would be great .


    • July 14, 2017 8:49 PM CDT
    • Did you have any pics?

    • June 6, 2017 4:59 PM CDT
    • My family has an end table with a matching footstool that came from South America 1940-1947. The tops are thick leather and have a design carved on it. The legs are wood and carved also. An uncle was in the navy when he purchased this.

      Has anyone seen something similar?




    • June 6, 2017 4:52 PM CDT
    • <p>My family has an end table with a matching footstool that came from South America 1940-1947. The tops are thick leather and have a design carved on it. The legs are wood and carved also. An uncle was in the navy when he purchased this.</p>
      <p>Has anyone seen something similar?</p>
      <p> </p>

    • June 3, 2017 4:46 PM CDT
    • Hi Gary could use your help on this vase i bought on line havent recived it yet, the sellere list it as old Murano vase but all the vase i see that are murano have a flat top this has rounded top , that i like . The vase shows ware looks older then 1960 as seller says. I have been looking every where on line to find a comparsion or information on this vase but have found nothing helpfull .  I enjoy watching your videos on youtube and on iantique .  Thank you    Vase is 8 inch tall and weighs just under 5 lbs. Maybe of some help to you is that the vase is in Bulgaria maybe a hint there as to the maker was Tom

    • May 25, 2017 7:18 AM CDT
    • These lamps belonged to my mother-in-law. The base is marble and I believe the globes are hand-painted. Would appreciate any information you can give me.



    • May 24, 2017 8:38 PM CDT
    • Want to find out how much my Walt Disney classic VHS tapes are worth

    • May 18, 2017 1:32 PM CDT
    • <p>Hello! We recently bought our first home and the previous owners left us an entire room full of goodies! One is a beautiful Rainaud lamp with the number 20 stampled on the bottom. The stand and the glass are all in great condition, but the plug has been damaged. I was hoping someone could help me figure out the value as I'm pretty new to all of this. Thank you!</p>

    • May 5, 2017 5:18 PM CDT
    • Wanted a small Brass Key Hole Escutheon 



    • April 28, 2017 6:28 AM CDT
    • My grandma passed and in her attic this was found. Any information on this beautiful painting would be appreciated!

    • April 22, 2017 7:31 PM CDT
    • Just curiuos about age and value 

    • April 15, 2017 3:35 PM CDT
    • $11307.09

    • April 15, 2017 5:22 AM CDT
    • I recently acquired this piece and am having trouble deciding whos the maker