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Spongebob Would Feel Right at Home, More on the Shedd Aquarium

After exhausting the possibilities of the front rooms of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and pestering the staff for more information on the fixtures (they had none) and on any other old, original parts of the building (“this is it”), … Continue reading

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Spongebob Would Feel Right at Home – Nudibranches

I had a few hours between meetings to explore the Shedd Aquarium, part of Chicago’s lakefront neoclassical cultural campus including also the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium. The Shedd was conceived by John G. Shedd, designed by architect Philip … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Museum Electrotypes

I brought my family to the Metropolitan Museum of Art last weekend to see their collection of electrotypes. This is a funny area of collecting. The electrotypes (high fidelity copies, akin to plaster casts) were once a core part of … Continue reading

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A group of original Sterling Bronze Company photos

A Florida family with a small group of photographs of lighting fixtures from the Sterling Bronze Co. found us online figuring we would have an interest in them. Indeed we did. I bought them and they arrived in the mail … Continue reading

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On the topic of tricky attributions:

A friend of ours from Virginia unearthed these beauties: A pair of carved marble and gilt bronze column torchieres, circa 1910. After cleaning and putting them back together I had a hunch they were made by the New York maker … Continue reading

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