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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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Details
Price
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Pattern or Item
Vase
Category
Description
Ladies' Heads & Poppies, Signed, Flora, Art Nouveau, 10 3/4 In.
Year Priced
1999

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