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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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strkey:spelter
metakey:Spelter Figurine
870,20081
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Price
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Pattern or Item
Figurine
Category
Description
Girl, With Songbook, Wooden Base, Art Nouveau, 19th Century, 30 In.
Year Priced
1998

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