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My Indian collection

Handmade copper water vessels (19th century)
Used for grain or water storage.

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COPPER
Etymology

lat. aes cuprum
gr.: κϒψρος ‘kypros’: name of the island Cyprus, were copper ores were mined since prehistoric times.
Copper (Cu) has a melting point of 1083, 4°C.

 

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Pate-de-verre = Paste made from ground glass mixed with a binder is put into a fire-resistant plaster mould and fired in an electric kiln. The glass melts to form a vessel in the shape of the mould.

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Peking Glass Fruit( Grapes)

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Kutani porcelain was made in Japan after the mid-seventeenth century. Most of the pieces found today are nineteenth-century. Collectors often use the term Kutani to refer to just the later, colorful pieces decorated with red, gold, and black pictures of warriors, animals, and birds.

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A pillbox hat is a small woman’s hat with a flat crown and straight, upright sides.

For example the Jackie O’s pillbox hat – Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library – Independence, Missouri.

Of all the fashion trends set by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, she will be remembered most for her trademark pillbox hat. While Mrs. Kennedy is credited with bringing the hat to the masses, the hat had existed in different forms since the 1930s.

By 1963, interest in wearing the pillbox hat had already begun to fade but came to a sudden halt when Mrs. Kennedy, wearing a pink pillbox hat, cradled the President’s head in her lap after he was struck down by assassin’s bullets.

Jackie O’s pillbox hat

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August Stukenbrok, Einbeck – Sewing Machine

Arminius, Deutschland

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Jack Nicholson and James Hong

My colorful Chinese Export Famille Rose Medallion teapot is hand painted with exceptionally fine decoration.

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