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Updated info! I have just heard back from the curator of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum regarding this memorial piece I shared this past weekend. Previously, I explained that I suspected this piece was hand-carved, jet coal and American anthracite in particular. This has been confirmed and it may even be anthracite from the Pennsylvania coal region. I hesitated to give a date for this piece because although it appealed to me as Victorian in style, there are very few pieces dating to the 19th century that are catalogued online and I’ve found no other funeral plaques. Next, I tried to date the photo based on the type of photo and the gentleman’s clothing style. Yet, his shirt collar style was fashionable over a long period of time and is still worn today, so I played it safe suggesting the photo may be Edwardian (1901-1910). However, I have been informed that this piece dates to c. 1885-1905 and that it was most likely made during the Late Victorian Era c. 1885-1890. There are few anthracite memorial pieces of this sort from this period from what understand, so it’s an oldie and a rare, commemorative piece! Should I uncover anything further about this handsome gent, I’ll share another update. Meanwhile, Mr. Botts will remain in my personal collection. Swipe for more photos of this piece and others dating to c. 1899 through the Art Deco Era. Thank you to John at the Anthracite Museum for his knowledge. #mourning#victorianmourning#victorian#victorianantique#funeral#funerals#wake#memorial#memorialplaque#death#deathpositive#curiosities#oddities#victorianjet#antiquejet#jetcoal#anthracite#anthracitemuseum#pennsylvaniacoal#coalcarving#botts#oldphoto#antiquephoto#goth#antiques#antique#vintage#antiquesofinstagram#antiqueoftheday#portalsoftimevintage
As I promised, here you have a few photos from sunny Spain. A raw concrete connected with a brush gave me a lot of fun during this painting. We agreed together with the @lunarcablepark , that the coral reef elements will perfectly fit in the middle of this wake park. Additionally, it will let you note that the coral reef extincts in the whole world. Unfortunately today is too late probably to save this beautiful part of nature..