Create Account

Enlarge Text
A A A

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.


SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2017-07-28T20:11:05.582Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 222592552350
                            [title] => Art Deco Spelter And Brass Urn 6868 Estate Antique Metal Vase Unknown Maker
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 69471
                                    [categoryName] => Art Deco
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mTNZiccppMGdRKVjXhvQLkw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=spelter&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=222592552350
                            [paymentMethod] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => PayPal
                                    [1] => VisaMC
                                    [2] => AmEx
                                    [3] => Discover
                                )

                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 20904
                            [location] => Silver Spring,MD,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => FreePickup
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 65.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 65.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P1DT6H10M14S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 125.0
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 125.0
                                    [startTime] => 2017-07-25T02:21:19.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-07-30T02:21:19.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/222592552350_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 272775412924
                            [title] => Art Nouveau Bronze Vintage Sculpture figurine Tray compote Pond lily Lotus vase
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1211
                                    [categoryName] => Metalware
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/m9I4KLLyKAs_kGL_N7TG-QQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=spelter&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=272775412924
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 95129
                            [location] => San Jose,CA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 39.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 189.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 189.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P2DT20H18M34S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-07-24T16:29:39.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-07-31T16:29:39.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/272775412924_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 263111908542
                            [title] => Bronze Spelter Vase Pitcher Ewer Hat Pin Holder Art Nouveau Lady Swan 425 1920s
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1211
                                    [categoryName] => Metalware
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mzSW_iSNDdDTJ911TRKX5hA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=spelter&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=263111908542
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 76028
                            [location] => Burleson,TX,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 49.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 49.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P4DT17H47M28S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-07-28T13:58:33.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-08-02T13:58:33.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/263111908542_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => true
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 253066752971
                            [title] => *17" Pair of French Empire Antique Marble & Bronzed Spelter Urns/Vases
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1211
                                    [categoryName] => Metalware
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mbIDAjkGZ6Km8YdH9yE3ovQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=spelter&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=253066752971
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 97007
                            [location] => Beaverton,OR,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 475.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 475.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P9DT5H21M32S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 625.0
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 625.0
                                    [startTime] => 2017-07-28T01:32:37.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-08-07T01:32:37.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/253066752971_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 2
            [totalEntries] => 5
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=spelter&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DSpelter%2BVase%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:spelter
metakey:Spelter Vase
870,20081
Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Vase
Category
Description
Swallows Design, Marble, Belle Epoque, 1900, 17 x 7 In., Pair
Year Priced
2000

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium