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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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Price
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Pattern or Item
Jewelry Box
Category
Description
Art Nouveau, Gilt Copper, Winged Fairy, Monogram, 1903, 10 x 7 In.
Year Priced
2003

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