She also crafted 1/144 scale "dollhouses for dollhouses" that she sold through Eileen Godfrey's shop and she produced some lovely paintings for her own collection.Gretchen's son found me on the Internet when he read my comments on this site recounting my introduction to Gretchen's inspiring collection back in 1976.Sofas and armchairs from the mid 1950s are worth ten times more than they were at the time while a flatpack shelving unit from the 1970s recently sold for £3,000.Leather chairs from the 1980s are worth £875 and and a simple flatpack sideboard table from the same period is valued at £2,275.The following list is compiled from emails of Silver Forum subscribers: The list consists of designers and maker's marks that have been difficult to find in reference materials so far.The left box of each row is for the mark, either a photograph or text indicating the name found on the piece.
Collectors splashing out as much as £50,000 to snap up rare vintage pieces by the Swedish furniture maker at auction houses around the world, research reveals.
Britain always used the standard 925 and had another standard which is 956 silver which was called Britannia silver (this Britannia silver is seldom seen) and instead of the Lion rampant or lion Pageant you would see Britaina. Hence why British silver is sought after pre-1900 hundreds.
Britain would not accept any standard below 925 as silver. Scandinavian countries used 830s silver like Denmark moved to using 925 silver in 1927 however even though a higher grade of silver was used by most jewellers in Scandinavia, they stuck to stamping there jewellery 830s as they did not have to pay a tariff to the assaying office for the change over to 925.
548) LARGE ITALIAN PROCESSIONAL CROSS CIRCA 1480 MUSEUM CONDITION: Copper-gilt over a structure of wood, the front applied with the four allegorical figures for the Evangelists, the central figure of Christ missing, the reverse with the Madonna and Child, flanked by Mary and John, two further figures above and below. Approximate dimensions: Height 17.5 inches X width 11 inches.
The cross is entirely of period, nothing has been touched or restored, superb old patina. : Full basket grip with the highland method of welding together iron strips thus the Ribbon hilt full basket designed guard.