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Spelter
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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ImageCategoryPattern or ItemDescriptionYear PricedPrice
 SpelterLampMoorish Figures, Pair1999Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterVaseLadies' Heads & Poppies, Signed, Flora, Art Nouveau, 10 3/4 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterBustArt Nouveau Lady, 12 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterClockMantel, White Alabaster, Gilt, Conical, Bronze, France, 1875, 23 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineGirl, With Songbook, Wooden Base, Art Nouveau, 19th Century, 30 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineHunter, France, 19th Century, 64 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineLa Melodie, Signed, Aug. Moreau, 21 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineMiddle Eastern Woman, L. Hollot, 31 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterLampLighthouse, Keeper On Side1998Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineMan Holding Mallet, Standing, Cylindrical Marble Plinth, 8 1/4 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterIncense BurnerSmoking Venus, Girl, Strapless Dress, Cigarette In Hand, 7 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterLampFigural Woman, Arms Raised, Early 20th Century1997Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterVaseArt Nouveau, Embossed Woman & Animals, Brass Patina, 10 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterAshtrayFigure Of Girl, On Green Onyx, 8 1/2 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterBookendsLeaping Gazelle, Onyx Base, 5 3/8 X 5 1/4 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterClockFigural, Cupid, Holding Basket, Green Onyx Base, Marked Jbc, 19 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterEpergneYoung Girl Standard, Yellow & White Glass, Trumpet Vase, 33 1/2 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineArab Warrior, On Horseback, Painted1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineClown, Woman, Art Deco1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineHunter First Over, Green Patina, 15 X 14 X 7 In. ~illus1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterLampFigural, Nude Man, Draped Cloth, Vines, Flowers, 4-light, 41 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterLampNewel Post, Bride Of The Sea1996Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterCandleholderWinged Figure, Arms Raised, 15 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterClockRosee De Printemps, Art Nouveau, Francois Moureau, 28 1/4 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 SpelterFigurineAfrican Woman, C.1935, 20 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price


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