Found 43 articles matching category.
  • Jul 14 2013
  • 14 Jul 2013

It’s All In The Marks: Dating Porcelain and Pottery

The process of identifying any item examined by an appraiser is based on a number of identifiers. In the case of pottery and porcelain, it […]

  • Jul 12 2013
  • 12 Jul 2013

Ask a Worthologist: Salt-Glazed Crock

Janice H. picked up a stoneware crock with a cobalt-blue design at a country auction. It does have some small damage, and she’s hoping to […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Chinese Export Silver: The Silver Category That Eluded Everyone

It’s not uncommon that I get torn off a strip by antique silver experts for the fact I’m forever extolling the virtues of Chinese Export […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Hofner Violin Bass’ Long and Winding Road into Rock ’n’ Roll History

It’s no secret that celebrity endorsements increase a product’s sales. It doesn’t seem to make any difference whether the endorsement is paid or unpaid. Oprah […]

  • Apr 25 2013
  • 25 Apr 2013

It’s All In the Marks: 19th-Century Majolica Pitcher

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Apr 18 2013
  • 18 Apr 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Art Nouveau Washbasin

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Mar 27 2013
  • 27 Mar 2013

Ask A Worthologist: The Railroad Platter

Bart N. was given this platter by a relative. The piece is in very good condition, having been packed away for 40 years. Bart plans […]

  • Mar 26 2013
  • 26 Mar 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Currier and Ives Prints

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Pitchers and Plates

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Mar 3 2013
  • 3 Mar 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Identifying Ceramics and Glass

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]