Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 19, 2004 · Page 26
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6—FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2004 ON THE MARKET Figurine fetches fair figure By ANNE MCCOLLAM Copley News Service ' Q: I am enclosing a photo of a John Rogers figure that I own. It is titled "Going for the Cows." On the back are the words "Patented Dec. 20, 1878" and on the front "John Rogers - New York." I would appreciate anything you can tell me about this piece. A: John Rogers, a machinist in Manchester, N.H., eventually turned his love for sculpting into a full-time career. From 1859 to 1892, he created plaster casts of his bronze figures that ranged in size from 14 inches to 22 inches, just the right size for display on Victorian parlor tables. Rogers' sculptures depicted horses and scenes from everyday life, the Civil War, theater and Shakespeare. His figures were signed, dated and titled on the front. The plaster casts were painted a putty color. Pieces that show wear to the glaze should not be repainted or touched up. It will diminish the value. Your sculpture would probably be worth about $450 to $1,000. Q: This mark is on the bottom of a pottery vase that I have. The vase is decorated with trees, hanging Spanish moss against a multicolored sky. It stands approximately 8 inches tall and is in perfect condition. The mark also includes the letter "A.F.S." My aunt gave it to me. I would never part with it, but would like to know who made it, when and its value. A: Your aunt should be given "favorite aunt" status. The value of your vase would probably be about $3,500 to $5,500. It was made around 1920 by Newcomb Pottery at Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans. The pottery was founded in 1895 as an opportunity for art students to personally experience the field of ceramics and art. As a rule, the pottery was created by employed potters and then decorated by the young college women in the art department. Artists usually signed their work, and the letters "A.F.S." are the initials of Anna F. Simpson. Work at the college continued until 1940. Q: We have a cast-iron figure of a Boston terrier. A friend who collects antiques told us it is a doorstop and very collectible. It is painted black and white, has its head turned to the left and stands 8 inches tall. Is our friend right and does it have any value? A: Yes and yes. Your friend is correct and yours would probably be worth about $300 to $400. Cast-iron doorstops are very popular collectibles, especially the figures of Boston terriers. They were used to prop open doors to provide ventilation from the mid-1800s to the 1930s. Doorstops can be found in not only cast iron, but also wood and chalk. Some had flat backs and some were three-dimensional. Condition is key in determining value. Those with the original paint and in mint original condition have the highest value. Q: I have my great-grandmother's Singer sewing machine, and it is in excellent Terrariums are naturals for growing and showcasing plants By DEAN FOSDICK For The Associated Press NEW MARKET, Va. - Suppose, as a gardener, you could create an all-new world. You could fashion forests where no trees had grown before. You could make the deserts bloom. You could shape hills and streambeds and flowering meadows. You can do all that, and more, with terrariums. A terrarium is a closed, glass or plastic eco-system containing plants that thrive in high humidity, indirect sunlight and healthy soils. It's bottle gardening. Landscaping in miniature. Turning imagination and dreams into a small-scale reality. See TERRARIUMS, Page 14 Made by John Rogers in the late 1800s, this bronze sculpture glazed in a putty color Is worth between $450 and $1,000, says columnist. condition. The cabinet is oak, and on each side there are three drawers that are decorated with carvings. It has a large cast-iron foot pedal that was used to turn the drive belt. It has patent dates for 1880 and 1896. Does it have any value? A: Isaac Singer patented the foot-operated treadle and the presser foot in the early 1850s. Your circa-1896 treadle sewing machine would probably be worth about $250 to $275. Address your questions to Anne McCollam, P.O. Box 490, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For a personal response, include picture(s), a detailed description, a stamped, self- addressed envelope and $15 per item (one item at a time). bocci ousen Eric Garbocci Jason Van Hoiuen Valeric Lasseler Ann Gibenon-Webb Broker Owner Broker Owner Realtor Realtor 462-5005 - 114 South School Street-Ukiah, CA Kilie Iligguui Realtor MODI Falgoul Realtor www.mendocountyhomes. com NEW ON THE MARKET Charming three bedroom two bath home is sur- « nu > rmum * i nnit „. n,:~ „„« ....m roundedfy majestic oak trees In Redwood Valley. 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