Found 179 articles matching Ceramics category.
  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Unmarked Porcelain Puzzles

Unmarked 18th- & 19th-century porcelain is a puzzle to everyone, even among dealers and experts. Trying to attribute an unmarked piece at first glance can […]

  • Jul 26 2010
  • 26 Jul 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Royal Doulton Women’s Suffrage Ink Wells

Every movement in history has its highs and lows captured in the decorative arts of the time, either as heroic statuary and dramatic portraiture to […]

  • Jul 5 2010
  • 5 Jul 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Dutch Delft Pottery Charger

This is an example of a Dutch Delft pottery charger, designed to be hung as a decorative wall plate. Most such wall plates measure more […]

  • Jun 29 2010
  • 29 Jun 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Wedgwood Black Basalt

These wine & water ewers are 19th-century Wedgwood pieces in what’s referred to as “black basalt,” a hard, black vitreous stoneware named after the volcanic […]

  • Jun 15 2010
  • 15 Jun 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Japanese Sumida Ware

Among the strangest pieces to came out of the Orient during the late 19th century are Japanese export pottery called “Sumida ware,” named after their […]

  • May 11 2010
  • 11 May 2010

Cincinnati Pottery Before There Was Rookwood

For most antique lovers, the Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati conjures up images of fine ceramics. Great decorators, combined with great glazes gave this art pottery […]

  • Feb 25 2010
  • 25 Feb 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Fabulous Fakes No. 1

One thing long-time dealers and collectors pick up over time is a “sixth sense” regarding the authenticity of a piece. It’s not always the fact […]

  • 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 / […]