Posting Number 3099 Date: 12/12/18 Return to Posting List
Here I had my chance to give thanks several weeks ago, and only now am making amends for my neglect. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy and appreciate the daily Gazette emails you create for us. I cannot imagine there is any other collecting group that has the same level of dedication and diversity of topics, so well provided. It is a wonderful way to start the day - thank you, Alan.
I also cannot thank Bonnie Salzman enough for another great Carder weekend - interesting talks, tours, and conversations on a topic that has had me hooked (and poorer) after 42 years. Looking forward to a return to a warmer September weekend in 2019!
Season's Greetings to all! David Chadwick-Brown
Fake or Real f-d-l and other markings
1.It was very interesting reading the comments about the fake marking on that Sinclaire "Steuben" piece.
If that is a fake how does a collector recognize a legitimate mark? John Styler
2.Is there a way to remove the fake Steuben fleur de lis without damaging the piece?
What Is Steuben Black?
Norman Skolnick, some people say black is black and what difference does it make what it's real color is? I think it is very important when identifying a piece. I would like to ask what color is the Egyptian vase?
ÿOn a day you can see the sun take it outside and hold the vase to the sun and see what color it is. If it is green, amber, or cobalt blue it is not Steuben. If it is amethyst you will need to take a very close look to see if the amethyst has any red areas to it. Steuben's black is potassium permanganate in color shading to red in some areas. Picture is of potassium permanganate. Rande Bly
Click to view image one: Sinclaire3.jpeg
Click to view image two: Sinclaire12.jpeg
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