John Coker, LTD - Est. 1971

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A rich deep purple color is the main color on this highly iradescent carnival glass bowl with veined leaves and grape clusters. Around the center portion of the bowl, there is a rope or fine with leaves, grapes and more vines hanging. The edges of the bowl are very highly colored with the dark iradescent colors and the backside of the bowl has a basketweave pattern. There is no marking but Northwood as a maker would be a likely guess. I see no damage, there is what appears to be a mold mark that is recessed on the base but with a 10 power loupe, it does not appear to be a chip or damage. There is no doubt that this piece is easily 100 years of age.
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Well executed flowers are painted around the flared sides of the bowl, gold trimming to the edges, raised design leaves and branches, quite probably a single bowl designed for elaborate table use. No markings whatsoever on the base, but no question 100+ years of age.
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A Victorian Shield-shaped outline with rope motif and a center laurel wreath behind a faux blue sapphire exudes Victorian confidence.
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King Cedric pattern debuted in 1949 and was also available in silver plate. However these are sterling.
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The Augustus Mitchell series of maps shows detailed descriptions of each region showing railroads lakes and the borders were engraved as a flowering vine. The maps show a lack of modern growth.
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Phil Silvers was one of the golden era comedians with a television program that catered to all ages. For retro and vintage collectors as well as nostalgia buffs, the image of Phil Silvers selling Amana would be one they would like to keep. He is shown with widely opened yes, open mouth with teeth showing, and wearing a hat with a badge on it that probably has the product Amana as well. There is some surface discoloration that is visible in the photograph.
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This gentlman is shown wearing a dark suit with a wide lapeled vest facing 3/4 pose left. his cheeks have been touched with rouge and his hair is parted on the right. The style of his suit appears to be from the last half of the 19th century and the image is crisp and in good condition.
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The figurine here is going on a picnic with a basket over his left arm and was probably holding a fishing pole or some round object in his right hand at some point. The face is very well detailed with blue eyes, blonde hair, pale blue overalls, pinkish shirt, bare feet and is just a prize to see. There are two nicks to the back side of his buttocks area, and the woven structure of the basket is simply too detailed to believe.
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This silver plated cigarette lighter has classical motifs in the floral design as can be seen in the photos and the firing mechanism has an almost trigger feel to it. For a person interested in retro this would make a great addition to a coffee table.
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Part of a set by George Crukshanke, these Sketches By Boz have interesting historical political significance with the messages they sent to viewers in the mid 19th century. The architectural details as well as clothing make for a lesson in the life and times of the 1840s. The protest signs and banners seen are so similiar to those of today that it seems nothing has changed.