Found 49 articles matching Marks Library category.
  • Oct 7 2015
  • 7 Oct 2015

It’s All in the Marks: Dating a Wedgwood Jasperware Urn

This covered urn is an example of Wedgwood “Jasperware.” According to its owner, this one was purchased in 1980 at auction; its vintage was not […]

  • Apr 9 2015
  • 9 Apr 2015

Chinese Export Silver an Oft-Forgotten yet Significant Antique Silver Category

Chinese Export Silver (1785-1940) is a much-forgotten, yet highly significant antique silver category. Early Chinese Export Silver was comprised mostly of faithful copies of comparable […]

  • Mar 3 2014
  • 3 Mar 2014

It’s All in the Marks: ‘Dresden Lace’ Pieces in the Style of Meissen

One thing that leads new collectors of porcelain figurines down the wrong path is judging a figurine’s vintage by its style, rather than other indicators […]

  • Feb 18 2014
  • 18 Feb 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Royal Doulton Copy, B. David Jewelry

QUESTION: I have a Royal Doulton “Lavinia” figure that I received from my grandmother. The logo on the bottom does not match the logo I […]

  • Feb 14 2014
  • 14 Feb 2014

The Collector’s Minute: Hand-Painted Porcelain

This partial tea set is hand-painted porcelain and dates from the turn of the 19th century. Pieces like this are generally what are referred to […]

  • Jan 23 2014
  • 23 Jan 2014

It’s All in the Marks: Laviolette Limoges Porcelain

Floral French Limoges porcelain was very popular from the last quarter of the 19th century until the beginning of the First World War in 1914. […]

  • Dec 30 2013
  • 30 Dec 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Art Nouveau-Style Amphora Pottery

This large Art Nouveau bust (left) was made by the Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Amphora pottery factory, circa 1896. The pottery was located in what […]

  • Dec 10 2013
  • 10 Dec 2013

It’s All In the Marks: O.C. White Articulated Lamp

The lamp pictured with its multi-articulated arms almost looks like something out of a modern “steampunk” design studio, but it in fact dates back to […]

  • Oct 22 2013
  • 22 Oct 2013

It’s All in the Marks: Identifying Baccarat Crystal and Glass

Baccarat has built a worldwide reputation for making perfume bottles, barware, quality stemware and chandeliers. Baccarat has a history dating back to the early years […]

  • Sep 30 2013
  • 30 Sep 2013

It’s all in the Marks: No, It`s not Early Meissen

Contrary to many who believe that advertising and product branding was mainly a Madison Avenue/20th-century marketing innovation, “branding”—the marketing of a name, or even profiting […]