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iconnumber posted 05-05-2003 02:03 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking for expertise on early Chantilly... does anyone know if pieces with the edge scrolling that runs down and partially around the bowl/tine portion of pieces was produced during a specific time period, and are these pieces more valuable than those that do not have the scrolling down onto the edges of the bowl/tine area?

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2003 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Chris.

A good question. Could you post photo examples? Photos always help/inspire others to add a comment.

I know at least one of the Chantilly collectors is very busy with work, so it might be few days before they comment. Maybe this question will be cuase for some of the forum readers (lurkers) to post a first time reply.

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2003 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

In the post on ?Old Newcastle Bob and Carol Carnighan used comparison photos of Chantilly. Thanks Bob for reminding me.

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2003 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that pieces of Chantilly (and possibly Strasbourg too) with bowl edge decoration are early examples, like from the 1890s. I've seen a few pieces on eBay with this kind of decoration, and they went for a bit more than normal.

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Bob and Carol Carnighan

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2003 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob and Carol Carnighan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our information comes from a superb series of Chantilly catalog reprints put out by the Beverly Bremer Silver Shop in 1995. The 1895 catalog shows the original Chantilly. The serving and place pieces have the peripheral decoration. The New Chantilly in the l901 catalog shows no peripheral decoration of any kind in any piece. No doubt that it was much less expensive to produce the plain New Chantilly pieces. In the early eBay days, both original and new pieces went for the same price. Now the original decorated pieces go for 5 to 10 times the new pieces. Here in the interior it is possible to pick up original pieces for the same price as new pieces.

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iconnumber posted 05-07-2003 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheryl and Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Bob for answering this one. Beverly Bremer's catalog reprints are the only reference that we have seen that dates these wonderfully decorated pieces.

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iconnumber posted 05-28-2003 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris Kirkman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone. Your help is very appreciated!

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iconnumber posted 04-06-2005 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KillerChihuahua     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buttercup also had the scroll decoration on some early pieces, were there other patterns as well? I'm guessing yes -


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