Sunday

C'mon Folks, Post a Comment

I am beginning to think that I am talking to myself in these pages. That is OK too as I am having lots of fun. But from time to time, I would like to see some comments. Comments are easy to post, and you can be anonymous as well. If you feel like writing something on silhouettes I will post them for you. You do not have to be a good writer or a good speller. Afterall, we are not handing out clock radios for first prize and no awards are given. This is all for fun. If you have a silhouette that we should be aware of, this is a good place to post. You can brag like me or be modest. This is also up to you.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes I'm reading. I found some 18th Century German and French Silhouettes. I'm one of your journal reader.please keep write. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

why haven't you written a new blog recently?

Antique Silhouettes said...

Thanks for the feedback. Wish more people would comment. Unfortunately, I know nothing about German or French silhouettes, but it looks like you are having fun with them. Good luck with your searches.

Antique Silhouettes said...

Your question dated 1/8 to me must have been buried somewhere as I just found it. Why no recent blogs? Since then I added quite a few. Please keep on reading.

Anonymous said...

Liking the "look" of 19th century silhouettes, I have purchased several at antiques shows and malls. Some of them appear to be painted or silk-screened (they are not "cut and paste" or "hollow cut"). I think they are mass-produced and relatively recent as I paid less than $100 for each. Since I can't seem to find information on this technique, could someone possibly enlighten me as to what I have? Thanks for any information.

Antique Silhouettes said...

If you could send photos, that will help.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I don't have the capability of sending pictures to you. All I can say is that these silhouettes are the typical profiles - both bust and full figure. It's only under a magnifying glass that I am able to ascertain that they are not "cut" but rather "printed" by some method. Again, thank you for anything you can share with me.

Antique Silhouettes said...

If they look like prints, they are most likely prints.

Anonymous said...

I think too they must be prints and therefore only have decorative value. Oh well, I will still enjoy them. I appreciate your opinion and in looking over your site for the first time today, I have learned much about silhouettes. Thank you for this "learning opportunity"! I will continue to enjoy your antiques silhouette site!

Anonymous said...

Thrid time I've written...

Hello, Why do you think so few collectors/dealers are aware of the wotk of William H. Brown? Do you own any Browns? Have you writtin about him in your blog? How do you rate him as a profile cutter?...how many Browns have you seen?

Bob t ..a student of American profile cutiing

Antique Silhouettes said...

Thanks Bob. Actually, this is the first time I recieved your comment. Brown is an interesting artist, to say the least. His works are rare so there is not much to publish. Of course, there are plenty of his copies going around. If you have something to contribute, we will be happy to publish it.

Charlie C. said...

I have just found this site. Thank you for your obvious patience. I am trying to find out the artists name for a female monogram on a silhouette I found laying on the floor in the back of a used items store. The cutout is of a man in a suit. The monogram appears to be that of a female face or head, dated 12/23/1936. I have taken pictures, but I don't know how to put them in this blog. Can you tell me how to send photos? All the best, Charlie, C.