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  • Nov 3 2009
  • 3 Nov 2009

Hungary for Herend Classical China? Pristine Porcelain is Nation’s Pride

The Herend Manufactory (as it call itself) has a long and exalted history in Hungary—its country of origin—with its reputation having spread to other capitals […]

  • Oct 8 2009
  • 8 Oct 2009

Know Your America: Geography through Souvenir Pottery, Plates and the Rest

From lovely plates and delicate pitchers to decorative trinket boxes and figural animals, souvenir pottery was proudly displayed in American homes for decades. Today, many […]

  • Sep 23 2009
  • 23 Sep 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Marwal Bull, Reed and Barton Bells, Heisey Syrup Pitcher

QUESTION: I own a large plaster of Paris sculpture of a bull that is painted dark brown. An impressed oval-stamp with “MARWAL / IND / […]

  • Aug 25 2009
  • 25 Aug 2009

German-made Jasperware: Easy to Find & Underappreciated

“Jasperware” was originally developed by Josiah Wedgwood during the mid 1700’s. The Wedgwood company was one of the most innovative companies of its time, and […]

  • Aug 18 2009
  • 18 Aug 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Royal Winton, Baffle Ball, Blenko Vase

QUESTION: I inherited a luncheon set consisting of six plates, six cups and saucers, teapot, creamer, and sugar, in Royal Winton’s Cheadle pattern. What is […]

  • Aug 10 2009
  • 10 Aug 2009

Expert Appraisers Miss ‘Great Find’ Hiding in Plain Sight

Just as the everyday collector hopes to come across a Great Find—an item bypassed by many, purchased for a pittance and worth thousands—experts can miss […]

  • Jun 23 2009
  • 23 Jun 2009

Sèvres: The History of Porcelain Fit for a King

There is a porcelain factory in France that in 1752 was designated as the Manufacture Royale de Porcelaine de France. France, no longer being a […]

  • Jun 23 2009
  • 23 Jun 2009

Rinker on Collectibles: What Does Bankruptcy Mean To Collectors?

The early January 2009 announcement that Waterford Wedgwood PLC is entering receivership, the British form of bankruptcy, is the latest indication the traditional 20th century […]

  • May 19 2009
  • 19 May 2009

The Origin of Royal Doulton Porcelain

Porcelain and china firms usually take their names from the company’s founder. In 1815, John Doulton became a partner with a widow named Martha Jones—whose […]

  • Apr 27 2009
  • 27 Apr 2009

One Cottage Industry Whose Wares Have Proved Timeless

Over the last few years collecting cottages, especially those made by the company Dept. 56—such as the Original Snow Village and the Dickens Village—as well […]