Found 176 articles matching Ceramics category.
  • 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 / […]

  • 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 […]