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#17 about the domed still lifejbadami 2017-07-19 15:52
These date c. 1850's -1890's or so. The figures are usually wax and the other stuff varies. They were imported from Germany about the same time as the squeak toys that were so popular and ther paper mache figures of animals, all German made. I have several including Red Riding Hood, Baby Jesus in a manger, Romantic Couple in floral setting, etc. The paper bottom of the glass dome usually has 3 small "feet".
#16 Correct Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2017-07-14 14:26
Thank you for guessing! It's a “Domed Decoration” - A decoration under a glass dome for a room. From the early 1800’s.
#15 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay! Ponca41 2017-07-14 14:13
Could this be a butterfly collection?
#14 NOT mourning!MaryBall 2017-07-14 07:39
Sorry folks, but this has nothing to do with mourning. It's simply a decorative tabletop dust catcher.
#13 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay! Ponca41 2017-07-13 22:53
I believe this is small boys butterfly collection.
#12 Mourning DomeFLGdNbr 2017-07-13 19:18
Victorian mourning dome
#11 Vintage Ticker Tape Machinedbarbagallo 2017-07-13 13:01
It is a Vintage Ticker Tape Machine
#10 Mourning domeAMKB 2017-07-13 03:14
This looks like a Victorian mourning dome. When someone passes away they made a mourning or remembrance item in memory of the deceased. The figures were usually made of wax and the flowers were made of hair from the loved one or from other family members.
#9 BonnieCurlewqueen 2017-07-13 01:03
I think it is Victorian, maybe a memory or memorial
display.
#8 I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW!!!MaryBall 2017-07-12 22:46
Interesting glass dome too. I've never seen one that flairs out at the base like that...

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