The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This is really a sword for restoration as it has a light rust bloom all over the hilt and blade; but under this is a beautiful piece, the hilt and guard in very good order and the blade very nicely etched with King George V cypher and at the ricasso, the makers details on one side and the Brass button proof mark on the other. The back of the blade is marked with the number , unique to the officer who ordered it. All this rust could be cleaned off to leave a very nice sword. The rust has not penetrated deep into the metal, but when cleaned off it may still leave a dark stain. Priced for restoration, it measures 39 inches long. A scarce and interesting trio comprising of the star with contemporary Mons bar correctly named to Pte. He landed in France on the 27th August Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division and took part in the following engagements;
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Before the late 17th century, when pewter, silver and ceramics were used as tableware, the majority of items used were from carved wood. Treen has become highly collectable due to its fine patina and tactile appeal. Antique Treen – a brief history In the latter half of the twentieth century, interest in treen and other wooden bygone objects grew considerably, as with interest in antiques in general. Treen covers a wide spectrum of objects, however ornaments are never described as treen, as all treen were made for a specific use and in their making a well proportioned attractive form is conveyed through a high level of craftsmanship.
A suitable timber for its purpose was always used and nowadays through many years of use a good colour and patination is most desired. In the 17th century in England the turner most probably had no equal, and the wealthy of those days had their vessels made from imported woods such as lignum vitae.
STICK BAROMETER. Genuine, second half 19th century ship’s gimbaled mercury stick barometer. This early barometer is most certainly of English manufacture, and is what is known as the “trap door” type, owing to the hinged door covering which protects the registers and thermometer.
Stavelot Triptych , Mosan , Belgium, c. Metalwork, including decoration in enamel , became very sophisticated. Many spectacular shrines made to hold relics have survived, of which the best known is the Shrine of the Three Kings at Cologne Cathedral by Nicholas of Verdun and others ca — The Stavelot Triptych and Reliquary of St. Maurus are other examples of Mosan enamelwork. Large reliquaries and altar frontals were built around a wooden frame, but smaller caskets were all metal and enamel.
A few secular pieces, such as mirror cases, jewellery and clasps have survived, but these no doubt under-represent the amount of fine metalwork owned by the nobility. The former is highly intricate and energetic, drawing on manuscript painting, while the font shows the Mosan style at its most classical and majestic. The bronze doors, a triumphal column and other fittings at Hildesheim Cathedral , the Gniezno Doors , and the doors of the Basilica di San Zeno in Verona are other substantial survivals.
The aquamanile , a container for water to wash with, appears to have been introduced to Europe in the 11th century. Artisans often gave the pieces fantastic zoomorphic forms; surviving examples are mostly in brass.
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Unraveling the Cove-Jones Cipher Read the article on one page On October 25th this year, the Vatican released a document that had remained in its secret archives for seven hundred years. It is the report of the official Church investigation into the activities of the Knights Templar in the early fourteenth century. In October , these crusader knights were found guilty of idolatry, blasphemy, and heresy, and their order was dissolved.
Some were burned at the stake, others imprisoned, and most were stripped of their assets. Astonishingly, this extraordinary document reveals how the Vatican enquiry found no evidence of wrongdoing. It was the Pope himself, Clement V, who directly intervened and declared the Templars heretics.
A nice difficult to find matching set of printed Beach Groups Royal Engineers & 8th GHQ Troops Engineers formation patches This is a good example of a hard to find matching set of printed Beach Groups Royal Engineers & 8th GHQ Troops Engineers formation patches.
But to enter fully upon the nature of these various worlds would carry us too far into the obscure mysticism of the Cabala. It is divided into three species: Gematria, Notaricon, and Temura. The word, which is evidently a rabbinical corruption of the Greek geometric, is defined by Buxtorf to be “a species of the Cabala which collects the same sense of different words from their equal numerical value. Gematria, is therefore, a mode of contemplating words according to the numerical value of their letters.
Any two words, the letters of which have the same numerical value, are mutually convertible, and each is supposed to contain the latent signification of the other. Thus the words in Genesis xlix, 10, “Shiloh shall come,” are supposed to contain a prophecy of the Messiah, because the letters of ”Shiloh shall come, ” and of “Messiah,” both have the numerical value of , according to the above table. By Gematria, applied to the Greek language, we find the identity of Abraxas and Mithras, the letters of each word having in the Greek alphabet the equal value of
Characteristics[ edit ] Outside Romanesque architecture, the art of the period was characterised by a vigorous style in both sculpture and painting. The latter continued to follow essentially Byzantine iconographic models for the most common subjects in churches, which remained Christ in Majesty , the Last Judgement and scenes from the Life of Christ.
In illuminated manuscripts more originality is seen, as new scenes needed to be depicted. The most lavishly decorated manuscripts of this period were bibles and psalters. The same originality applied to the capitals of columns:
Rape – 1: Carcer treatment, On husband’s eyes, Satanists, Walk in the park, Secret camera, Underground parking, Chinese rape, Maritime walk, The fat girl, Hitch-hiker, Spreaded in her bed, Poor lovers, Slut and her masters, Pissing in mounsarde, Robbers, Slave training, Bondage-master, Mouth wash, Interrupted dating, Motocycle deal, Defenseless, Bondage, Open door, False-wall, Grocery .
The following items can be found on the The Quartermaster’s Store website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. These Beach groups were composed of specialist units of the Army, Navy, and R. The naval element was made up of R. Recovery Section and Pioneer Companies. Beach groups first operated in the landings in Sicily. On 6th June , D Day, on the Normandy beaches beach-group troops landed with the assault troops and distinguished themselves in the establishment and maintenance of the beachhead.
Both badges are in a nice issued and removed from uniform. Minor toning to silver finish. Australian, Eastern Command New South Wales , s Embroidered Cloth Formation Signs – uncut pair Red and green flower machine embroidered on a grey blue background, uncut pair so in unissued condition, each circa 6cm square. A little grubby but generally good condition. Worn in the Persian Gulf – Each is circa 5cm across. As worn by other ranks. Westlake No refers.
Gardner Cassatt, Horace Magee, and B. At times there would be as many as 7 different glass plants operating in this city many started by this original list of illustrious names in the glass industry. Original production at Jeannette included wide mouth jars, pressed glass headlamp lenses, and bottles. These items were manufactured using a semi-automatic glass blowing machine which had been invented in The company name was soon changed to the Jeannette Glass Company and the product line expanded.
Chair: Chair, seat with a back, intended for one person. It is one of the most ancient forms of furniture, dating from the 3rd dynasty of ancient Egypt (c. –c. bce). It was common for early Egyptian chairs to have legs shaped like those of animals. The seats were corded or dished (hollowed) in.
Just along the Finchfield Road in Wolverhampton, set within 43 acres of parkland, is the beautifully restored Bantock House Museum and Park. This once belonged, unsurprisingly, to the Bantocks, who occupied the house between the s and the s. Baldwin, who was one of the ten children in the family, grew up to become the Mayor of Wolverhampton — three times, no less — and it was in his honour that the house was renamed Bantock until then it was known as Merridale House. History lesson over, I just have to say that even on a blustery, overcast, mid-October day, the settings are far more picturesque than I managed to capture on camera.
I was quite happy to potter around by myself, but there were several dedicated members of staff who were willing to accompany guests around the house and give a guided tour. I was lucky enough to have two!
Candlestick in the Billiards Room: Bantock House Museum and Park
The plate is fabulous quality, very heavy, the bears 4 sets of 3 are cast and applied, the detail is lovely. Mappin and Webb was founded in , it still exists today and is one of Britain’s most prestigious brands. The was produced just after the end of World War II, silver was very cheap, items from this period are often heavy and superb quality. One of the nicest Christening present a baby could hope to receive.
Collections of Color Families. Blue Violets, Red Violets, Purples Colors.
History[ edit ] Although forms of brass have been in use since prehistory ,  its true nature as a copper-zinc alloy was not understood until the post medieval period because the zinc vapor which reacted with copper to make brass was not recognised as a metal. Many have similar tin contents to contemporary bronze artefacts and it is possible that some copper-zinc alloys were accidental and perhaps not even distinguished from copper.
There is good archaeological evidence for this process and crucibles used to produce brass by cementation have been found on Roman period sites including Xanten  and Nidda  in Germany , Lyon in France  and at a number of sites in Britain. The fabric of these crucibles is porous, probably designed to prevent a buildup of pressure, and many have small holes in the lids which may be designed to release pressure  or to add additional zinc minerals near the end of the process.
Dioscorides mentioned that zinc minerals were used for both the working and finishing of brass, perhaps suggesting secondary additions. These places would remain important centres of brass making throughout the medieval period,  especially Dinant. Brass objects are still collectively known as dinanterie in French. The metal of the early 12th-century Gloucester Candlestick is unusual even by medieval standards in being a mixture of copper, zinc, tin, lead, nickel , iron, antimony and arsenic with an unusually large amount of silver , ranging from The proportions of this mixture may suggest that the candlestick was made from a hoard of old coins, probably Late Roman.
Aquamaniles were typically made in brass in both the European and Islamic worlds.