Found 176 articles matching Ceramics category.
  • Jun 12 2016
  • 12 Jun 2016

Mark of the Week: Moritz Zdekauer Porcelain

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips.  WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]

  • May 26 2016
  • 26 May 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Saving Grandma’s China and Mom’s Dinnerware Service

The question is the same whether it arrives as an email or asked during an appraisal clinic or personal clinic: “The kids do not want […]

  • May 18 2016
  • 18 May 2016

How to Use Marker’s Marks to Identify and Value Antiques and Collectibles

For those of us interested in antiques and collectibles, maker’s marks, shop and factory marks, brands and labels can both help identify and indicate a […]

  • May 1 2016
  • 1 May 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Is there a Benefit to ‘Verbal’ Provenance?

According to its current owner, this “Art Deco” pottery study of four heads measuring 10 inches in height was purchased during the 1980s from a […]

  • Apr 7 2016
  • 7 Apr 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: Chinese Porcelain Vase with Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi Marks

QUESTION: I have a 13 ½-inch-high Chinese vase that my father, J. R. Rickenback, Jr., received during his service in the Second World War. The […]

  • Apr 5 2016
  • 5 Apr 2016

How to Detect Repaired Porcelain, Art Pottery & Clay Pieces

Antiques and collectibles enthusiasts often find themselves frequenting community charity auctions, local antique shows, neighborhood garage sales and internet web sites searching for their next […]

  • Mar 14 2016
  • 14 Mar 2016

St. Patrick’s Day: Another Excuse to Collect!

As an Irish person—living in Ireland—let me relay the bad news/set the record straight: we don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Aside from having the […]

  • Jan 15 2016
  • 15 Jan 2016

Dining with Antiques – Monet’s Dishes

The breathtaking impressionist paintings of Claude Monet (1840-1926) have spawned a collectible industry of giant proportions. Prints, posters, coffee table books, calendars, Christmas cards, screen […]

  • Jan 14 2016
  • 14 Jan 2016

The Outstanding Pottery & Tile of Santa Catalina Island

The Catalina story is a fascinating chapter in the history of Southern California ceramics. In operation for only 10 years, Catalina Clay Products—a project of […]

  • Dec 4 2015
  • 4 Dec 2015

Victorian Trash for Christmas: A Fine Pin Cushion Doll

For almost 40 years, I have been on my hands and knees, digging through trash. It is to the point where more people know me […]