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Spelter
Spelter

Spelter is a synonym for a zinc alloy. Figurines, candlesticks, and other pieces were made of spelter and given a bronze or painted finish. Early twentieth-century Art Nouveau and Art Deco figures and lamps were often made of spelter. The metal has been used since about the 1860s to make statues, tablewares, and lamps that resemble bronze. Spelter is soft and breaks easily. To test for spelter, scratch the base of the piece. Bronze is solid; spelter will show a silvery scratch.


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SpelterSculptureEmile Louis Picault, Metal Worker, Tool, France, c.1850, 31 In. Illustrated2017Login / Create Account for Price
SpelterSculptureWoman,Seated,Isoprene Head,Hands,Gilding,Art Deco,c.1920,10 x 15 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
SpelterSculptureSiffleur, Whistler, Charles Vital Cornu, Fabrication Francaise Paris, 26 x 13 1/2 In. illustrated2014Login / Create Account for Price
SpelterSculptureCaesar Augustus, Standing, Holding Scroll, 1800s, 22 1/4 In. Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
SpelterSculpture Black Minstrel, Playing Banjo, Cold Painted, c.1910, 8 x 6 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
SpelterSculpture Bismarck, Bronze Patina, Stone Base, 5 x 15 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
SpelterLamp Light Fitment, Cupid, Hanging, Electric, 6 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
SpelterClock Listening Stag, Bronzed, Marble Plinth, Rocky Base, Marked, T. Cartier, 33 In., Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterCandleholderWinged Figure, Arms Raised, 15 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterClockRosee De Printemps, Art Nouveau, Francois Moureau, 28 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineAfrican Woman, C.1935, 20 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineDon Juan, 17th Century Dress, Sword, Patinated Base, 21 1/2 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineNude Woman, Standing On Sphere, Gold Paint, 23 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFrameMirror, Mask Of Lady At Base, Floral Crest, Easel Back, C.1910, 11 X 8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterLampArt Nouveau, Young Woman, Raised Arms, Jeweled Metal Shade, 33 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterLampBase, Gargoyle Relief, Mushroom Style Globe, Green Glass, 18 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterLampFigural, Woman, With 3 Lights, Art Nouveau, 32 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterMatch Holder2 Black Boys, Cotton Bale, Cotton Exposition, 1884, 2 5/8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterMatch Holder2 Black Boys, Cotton Bale, Holding Watermelon, 1884, 2 5/8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterTrophyTennis, Painted Gold, 1920s, 11 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterAshtrayFigure Of Girl, On Green Onyx, 8 1/2 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterBookendsLeaping Gazelle, Onyx Base, 5 3/8 X 5 1/4 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterClockFigural, Cupid, Holding Basket, Green Onyx Base, Marked Jbc, 19 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterEpergneYoung Girl Standard, Yellow & White Glass, Trumpet Vase, 33 1/2 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineArab Warrior, On Horseback, Painted1996Login / Create Account for Price


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