Found 45 articles matching category.
  • Aug 16 2013
  • 16 Aug 2013

It’s All in the Marks: How to Identify Rookwood Pottery

For appraisers at Antiques Roadshow-type of events, it’s often like teaching condensed “Antiques 101” courses, with a narrow focus on one maker, artist or decorative-arts […]

  • Aug 6 2013
  • 6 Aug 2013

It’s all in the Marks: Using War and ‘Country of Origin Marks’ for Quick Dating

For appraisers and dealers, there are some instant identifiers to determine earliest possible dates of production, some as simple as the country of origin mark. […]

  • 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 […]