The finest jewelry shop in China. How about that?
Marco Polo visited that gift shop. I bought some handmade pasta on Etsy that come from that shop by way of him. True story.
The pasta is available for delivery. Pick up only though. For $10.
Is this made by Lonjunes? Or maybe Patek Filippe?
The photo’s a little blurry. It does not say “Made in China”, but it says “Made By Chyna.” It is a little known fact that Chyna was a world famous silversmith, before her days as a wrestler and porn-star.
no no no, it’s expensive brand called “Made in China”
you can even see their fancy website http://www.madeinchina.com
Bought in “the finest of jewelry shops”? Really?
Zales wouldn’t even touch that piece of shit. Is it even real copper?
Copper made by a famous Silversmith. Wow.
See, that doesn’t read as copper to me. It looks like it tarnished and she couldn’t bother cleaning it before slapping a $1,250 price tag on it.
But it looks like someone took an orbital sander to it. That tells me it’s copper. Even a complete idiot wouldn’t sand away a portion of a precious metal.
I thought it was just bad smudging and fingerprints from an attempt to clean it with an old rag. Either way they are an idiot.
It was likely silverplated, judging from the hinge, and in attempting to clean it, they revealed the base metal underneath, in this case, it appears to be a copper based basemetal.
the staining on the hinge is likely from the actual interior of the hinge, likely an iron or steel bar. copper patination would be green, and there’s a lot of scratcches on the surface that go beyond plate depth so i feel fairly sure in stating it is solid silver. it’s still nowhere near $1200 of solid silver though, she’s off her head
In the other photos in the listing, the metal DOES appear silvery. I would venture to guess that the color in this photo probably comes from lighting/reflection.
And it DOES carry a hallmark (as Danorz noted). It’s in the photo showing the battery compartment. Now what it means and whether or not it’s valid is another question. But that plus the fact that the patina is the right color/pattern for silver makes me tend to believe that it is actually sterling.
you would be completely fuckin amazed if you knew how many pieces of antique sterling silverwork get sold for scrap value every year because the complete fuckin muppet that owned it has polished the hallmark right off the thing. even if you know what it is and what it should be worth it’s just not worth that anymore without that. never ever ever ever EVER polish the hallmark area on any gold or silver pieces you own, chumps
holy crap all you guys are just like Pheonix Wright’s lawyers discussing a case brilliantly. I learned so much about observation and deduction from this. You’re all so fucking smart!
What’s worse than polishing away a hallmark is using “Muppet” as an insult. How dare you! Muppets are the noblest and most wonderful of creatures to have ever existed.
“Muppet” is one of my favorite insults though.
Howwww? Grover, Elmo, Fozzy, Big Bird– even Oscar is sweet and lovable! How can you spit in Tully’s face?
I won’t have it, damn it! Won’t! Down thumbs for all of you!
But we call my dog Muppet Face because he’s so adorable! Using it as an insult makes me cry glitter tears.
it’s nothing against the muppets themselves but the syllable structure is PERFECT for that use, seriously, try calling something a muppet in a furious tone, your tongue trapped behind your teeth flailing around angrily, the sibilant hiss as you holt the t at the end. it’s a two syllable, family friendly long drawn out “FFFFUCK”
“Muppet” is British English for “retard”.
I prefer “butt-nugget.” It has the same general sound, but doesn’t insult anything friendly and furry, with someone’s hand up its– up it.
Instead of “butt nugget”, I’d go with the more traditional “dingleberry”.
Its the Regretsy version of Antiques Roadshow: vintage edition
I would not be surprised in the least if someone who thinks “made in China” = “$1,200″ tried to clean a silver[plate] surface with a Brillo pad.
unless they were trying to sand it down to where you can’t read the “Made in China” stamp anymore.. what a sketchball
Well, now we know why he is a “past” love.
It’s amazing how much sterling silver can look like copper. Steampunk alert!
When I saw thumbnail picture I thought it was a steampunk toilet seat.
Don’t give them ideas!
Ancient Chinese Secret….
I hear their dong tea is good.
It’s “uncut” tea, too.
Tea for dong!
me quick, want slow.
“less tingle in my dingle”
Dong, where is my automobile?
ohhh sexy giiiirlfriend!!!
Aaaaaautomobile? Lake. Big lake!
I will always like a GOB reference. Always.
Flimsily related: one of the greatest days ever was when I found a 10-Dong coin in a Coinstar return tray. Dongs! Just left there for the taking!
This happened to a friend of mine at work. Only it was a bag full of dildos in the parking lot.
Dong tea has a nutty flavor – but don’t add cream
If it doesn’t come with cream already, there’s something wrong.
“Yaoi for Life ∞”
Doesn’t quite sound like my kind of timepiece.
I just fainted.
Sound just right for me, but I unfortunately find the clock hideous.
Um, sorry, but you people must have never heard of Mai Din Xiana. Legendary forger of precious metal timepieces.
I’m more familiar with her cousin, Eh’cho N. Meh’hiko.
Oddly enough, a cousin of Eh’cho N. Meh’hiko’s does the landscaping at a neighbor of mine’s house.
I’m really just in it for the fingerprints so we can identify the Famous Chinese Silversmith making watches from copper.
How depressing. It does at least look like silver. Really tarnished silver plating that is. -__-
Well someone’s gullible…
Yeah, 90% of Etsy.
I’m gonna have to look that up in the dictionary.
‘crystal face-like new vintage’
This is the part where we do a shot, right?
We really need to write up the rules.
We don’t need no stinkin’ rules!
I just want to know what I have to do to get a whiskey sitzbath as a reward.
(That probably sounds better than it actually would be.)
John Marlboroman from U.S. of American says- “Small-hefty silver copper #1 timepiece from fanciness shop! Many impresses with crystal-face new vintage! Fancy time start now!
I just aspirated my coffee.
My turn now
Now it’s my turn to
duplicate a comment, that is
So I wasn’t the only one. Good.
“I just aspirated my coffee.”
In my head I heard “ass pirated my coffee.”
I’ve been ill. I’m catching up.
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American fun-time clock tell time 100%. good for health.I give round eye discount, mark up only 500%!
Ebinard is off the thumb, I do not know why! This round eyes you can find interesting Ebinard. He does not deserve such harsh treatment!
This clock love you long time!
Up to 2 hours before it breaks!
Is that standard time, or whorehouse time?
John Marlboroman, my next door neighbor!
Ooooh, dat Misser Matt… he funny fella okay. Me love him all a time.
I went to school with R. J. Reynolds. No shit.
Maiden China is a very talented crafter. I’ve seen a number of her projects, from clocks, to stuffed animals, jewelry and even TVs.
She produces so much stuff, it’s as though she has a billion tiny hands helping her!
Those are all of her children who are also called Maiden China helping her.
I thought they were a coop.
Because they cluck?
If there is not already an Esty user with the name Maiden China, I will be even more disappointed in Etsy than I was yesterday.
Woefully under-used name.
along with her cousin In Spectorfive
One of her negative reviews: “Described as silk threadwork – this is a print on cheap fabric. At over $200 plus postage to the UK, I opened parcel and was appalled. I have been promised a refund but have to wait to send it back to US. Meanwhile I’m incurring ridiculous postage costs. In UK would fall foul of trading standards laws and could get into serious trouble. If geuine mistake and refund received, I am prepared to kiss and make up, but for now I am out of pocket, humiliated and disappointed as I was geninely excited to receive picture as she looked so special. A case of “too good to be true” and a very expensive way to learn that lesson!”
I would call this watch “too bad to be good”.
Well, China *is* pretty famous.
and it’s battery operated with a fine plastic cover on the back! 3rd photo-inset down on Etsy site.
The watch is OK, but I’rather read more about George Wythe.
Shooting photo on notecard from the Wythe House in historic Williamsburg is really weird. My house is modeled on the Wythe House so I actually know about it.
Doesn’t fit with finest silversmith made in China.
I wondered that too… It looks like a lot of her stuff seems to be on Colonial Williamsburg stationary…
I’m gonna guess she’s a shop owner there and gets most of this stuff wholesale.
Also: her listing vs this ebay listing
Wow, now that’s some hubris. And her copy is falling apart and missing most of the gilt as well.
I found the same book on a book specialist site for $12.95
“signed by artist” Uh, no, that’s a print, dumbass.
Wow… just wow.
Real silver tarnishes black, not orange. Maybe silver plating. Poor silver plating.
I’ve photographed a lot of sterling, and with certain lighting and backgrounds, it CAN appear orangey. As much as I’ve fiddled with my camera settings, I still almost always need to color correct the pics. So you really can’t assume that the color in the pics is the same as it is in real life.
Real silver tarnishes black, not orange. Maybe silver plating. Poor silver plating at that.
Wasn’t “Sterling, Silver and Chic” a vocal group from the 70s?
Are you going to Tienanmen Square,
Timepiece Sterling, Silver and Chic
Remember Famous Silversmith who lives there
He once was a past love of mine.
Now that song is in my head. I hate you. I hate you with all the passion that a Kardashiskank shows for a mirror. Yes, Matt, THAT is how much I hate you.
I love you too, Mugsy Doodle. Virtual hug.
Nothin’ could be fina
Than to buy a clock from China
She’s such a bullshit artist….
“Original Production Cel from Movie”. Clearly marked on the package that it’s from tv series…
and it has a price tag of $280 still visible on the back of the cel…which I think is still way too much for that disney crapola!
Indeed. How that cel was ever considered on-model enough to be committed to film, I’ll never know.
Disney movie production cels are hard to come by. TV shows not so much. I have a Tigger cel from a TV show that was $20.
The “cels” they sell at Disney stores are not production ones.
Wait… they made a Little Mermaid TV Series? How did I not know this?
It wasn’t all bad, actually. It introduced the Lobster Mobster Mob, and Ariel’s first boyfriend Urchin, and even had her sisters play more important roles.
And only $1400.
Thats it. Im marking up all of my items by at least 1000 bucks.
I thought the “reveal” was a hand holding a dick in the reflection on the clock face. Am I the only one who sees it? This place has tainted my innocent eyes. “Made in China” doesn’t even register, I’m too busy looking for the hidden body parts!
that’s not a dick, its a kodak funsaver.
Yeah, I thought we might have another Doxie/mirror situation on our hands.
Doxy/mirror/boobs – you left out the best parts
First, you’re NOT seeing a hand holding a dick.
Second, you’re NOT seeing a taint.
Third, I’M seeing someone on their knees giving a blow job, but the recipient is turned away, perhaps in shame? I don’t know. The picture is that clear.
is NOT that clear.
I see naked people.
Damn, this place has really corrupted you guys. Now I’m worried for myself.
You are not alone.
Odd, I only saw the backwards YouTube logo in the face.
The finest of jewelry shops sells the finest ararm crocks in the world.
I guess “cheap silver plated, with most of the plating rubbed off, made in china clock” just didn’t jive as well with her asking price. No question why the love who gifted her this clock is an ex now!
You have to examine EVERY DETAIL with this seller:
Ariel / The Little Mermaid Animation Art Original Production Cel from Movie / by Clements & Musker / Walt Disney
Note the use of the words “from Movie”. However, the text “…from the Walt Disney Television animated series” is clearly visible in one of the photos.
It’s not from the movie, CompactQueen!
Most likely it’s a production cel from the series. It does say Disney Television.
Yes, but the product description says “Movie”. You have to find the word “Television” in the photos.
That was totally purchased on a cruise ship.
Dear Etsy Seller: Calgon Water Softener should NEVER be used on sterling silver. You’d know that if you’d read the freaking label! And stop using a fake Chinese accent when you write your copy–we know the truth!
Oh, this is weird. In the middle of typing ^ I got the “Oops! Etsy had a hiccup” page. WTF?
No, guys, you have this all wrong.
In China is one of the most famous silversmiths who ever lived! He was so good, he was even able to make copper out of silver. That’s impressive. His signature style was to mis-align clocks and place huge square plates with tiny central openings right over them so you never know exactly what time it is.
This is some classic In work right here. However, I’d honestly rather have this, which is nearly as functional:
That text is missing an “h”.
It’s a typo. It should say “Made in Chyna”. The wrestler. I’ve seen her “home” movie. Her hermaphrodite vagoo is as hot as a forge.
I think her listings need to say “fine” a few more times, otherwise I’ll be confused. Is she saying they’re fine?
Also, I wanted to punch her in the head as soon as I read “gifted to me.” Then she added “from a past love.” Now I’m just completely defeated. She’s used up all my anger.
If you are gifted something from a reseller – is that “re-gifting”?
My first thought was “garage sale find.”
I’m always baffled by people who think that cheap mass-produced stuff is rare and expensive. And if it’s their stuff, I feel I have to nod, and be polite, while they show me the thing they found at Goodwill that would cost hundreds in a store…and no, it wouldn’t, but what am I going to say?
Then they show up on Etsy, wanting twelve hundred bucks for a silver-plated clock that’s apparently been sanded, and was given to them by an ex who apparently was one hell of a con artist–that, or the seller thinks THEY are one hell of a con artist…I don’t know. I just don’t know. It makes me sad, and somewhat twitchy. Like people who think your CZ earrings are flawless diamonds.
I was at a yard sale once and I saw a figural bar of soap in the shape of a dinosaur in a Sinclair Oil box. It was most likely a giveaway back in the day (’60s?) when they did such things. Graphics were cute–typical ’60s style.
Woman didn’t want to sell it because it was SO valuable–”It’s from the 1939 World’s Fair! British Petroleum would pay a fortune for this for their museum!”
It had “Uncle Louie 1939″ written in ballpoint ink on the box.
So, it was from 1939 but with futuristic graphics? Awesome. Priceless. WTF.
I got her to part with it for $3.
My entire retirement plan rests on selling this rare find to the probably nonexistent BP museum someday.*
Hmm, I’ll bet you could sell it to the Creation Museum along with the vintage Quilted Northern TP as “scientific evidence” that humans and dinosaurs frolicked together a few thousand years ago.
Annnnd my retirement plans of a little 2-bedroom apartment just escalated to an entire floor in The Dakota on Central Park West. Thank you, Lettucego!
Hey, no problem – I like sticking it to the repressive fundamentalists. Don’t forget us little people when you’re rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous! I believe one must have a toy breed dog of some sort – that’s all I know about the lifestyle.
WTF, you can always sell it on Etsy.
I had a Sinclair soap dinosaur in the early ’60s, so I think your estimate is correct. He was green and about four inches long.
I also have a few 1939 World’s Fair souvenirs (and some from the 1893 and 1933 fairs. They are not as rare or expensive as people think, although I do love my Trylon and Perisphere ash trays and pencil sharpeners.
And then on the same seller’s site, I find this:
On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Prince-house-David-Ingraham/dp/B00086LFA0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1342641554&sr=8-3&keywords=altemus+prince+david
Now, apparently different bindings/editions, but if you’re charging $2,000 for a battered book from less than a hundred years ago, available in dozens of editions for anywhere from thirty to a hundred and ten bucks…
It’s odd, because much of what I see on her site seems fairly sanely priced.
In my past life I dealt in antiquarian and specialist books, so I think I am qualified to say that this woman is delusional. It has taken me 30 seconds to find an 1887 copy in similar condition for $US4.04, plus postage.
This makes baby Mao cry!
http://www.edinburghsilvergifts.co.uk/acatalog/Solid-Silver-clocks-.html looks worryingly familiar
Silver plated, too. Also note that all the other ones on that page specifically say “Made in England by Carrs”, but the one that matches this listing just says “By Carrs of Sheffield”.
I have many many of Madein China’s pieces. His delicate tiny hands get the best detail. I did not know how valuable his work was until now.
OK ignoring that it’s not handmade, silver, or ‘fine’… she says VINTAGE. Which means 25 years old (according to Etsy’s rules). Did her past love give it to her 25 years ago? Or did he buy it for her at the finest of garage sales?
Nice catch! Unless he bought it used, she’s held onto a memento of her past love for 25 years and suddenly decided she doesn’t give a crap anymore.
Imagine my disappointment as the picture got bigger and BIGGER. I kept looking at the glass and waiting for the image of a naked person to emerge. Second enlargement I was pretty sure I saw a little fellatio on the way. Well, my secret’s out. I could never see the fucking dolphin in the optical illusion print at Spencer Gifts, either. Of course I always stayed stock still and finally exclaimed, “Ah ha! There it is!” Pretty reminiscent of married sex, if memory serves.
He went to the Finest Jewelry Store and didn’t buy her any British Sterling Cologne?
*GASP* It’s gone! No longer available, kaput, vanished. Did highly desirable, extremely well-made, fine vintage lover return to claim his treasure? Did the clock restart at his touch? So many questions. I won’t be able to sleep until I convo seller.
i think that’s my favorite part about these etsy posts–that when regretsy calls someone out on their scheme, they take their shit down. makes me wonder if they’re somewhere starting a flame war about regretsy. i wish i knew because i love those blogs. the butthurt really makes my day.
/did i just write that last sentence?
Not only is she selling some poor quality non-vintage crap, but she also fancies herself an artist. Check out this “Gorgeous” necklace!!!
I wouldn’t spend $4 on that, let alone $40+
In fairness I will say that she does have some actual vintage pieces at ok prices…however it’s glaringly obvious that she hasn’t got a clue as to what she actually has, or how to price it correctly. She’s got a Madonna & Christ Child button listed as an “Antique Coronation Pinback”. I’m not even Catholic and I can tell it’s Mary & Jesus. FFS. And “antique” is by definition something that is at least 100 years old. I’ve now used up all my angry too.
omg. i can’t believe that hasn’t made regretsy yet. if it weren’t for the outrageous price, i would buy every friend i had one of these.
Ooh, I am a HUGE fan of Maiden and China. Their OOAK, symbolism-full artwork is so inspiring. Although, I must say I am partical to their ‘happymeal toy’ period, circa 1992.
This rant is pointless, but it will make me feel better so there!
People taking pictures of reflective objects, please at least take the YouTube sticker off your camera!
Stickers reflecting on the object being photographed is one of my biggest pet peeves.
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