Chinese Export Porcelain’s Long Journey from Early China
By Lisa Marion WorthPoint Worthologist Many moons ago as a novice collector of porcelain, I thought that the phrase “Chinese Export Porcelain” meant to include all items imported from China and primarily copies or imitations of European and American pottery. After reading several articles and books on the subject, and having visited numerous decorative-arts museums […]
Have an Ox-citing New Year
By Mark Jaffe While the economy may be dominated by talk of bulls and bears, when it comes to the Chinese New Year, which begins Jan. 26, it is the Year of the Ox. The ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work, and people born under this sign are truthful and […]
Highboys and Weathervanes Most Likely to Weather the Stormy Economy
For those of you who faithfully read this column, you know that my first column of the New Year is devoted to gazing at a crystal ball to make predictions about the world of antiques. Trying to figure out where the antique market is headed in 2009 isn’t an easy task considering the economic downturn […]
Art Nouveau Weller “Baldwin” Series Umbrella Stand
Every dealer and collector has a soft spot for certain styles and periods of design that is almost a case of love at first sight. In my own case, it was Art Nouveau, a rebirth in design that reigned supreme from about 1895-1910. This Weller “Baldwin” series umbrella stand, with it’s vine like florals and […]
Porcelain Figurines: Antiques or Reproductions?
No one item is more misunderstood than porcelain figurines. The trouble starts, I suppose, from the fact that certain styles have been reproduced since European porcelain was made for the first time early in the 18th century. Often, we see pieces our clients are sure must be 200 years old, because they resemble pieces seen […]
‘Red Flag Law’ Figurine
‘Red Flag Law’ Figurine
By Dave Bausch
Automobilia art objects take several forms, some are made just for pleasure to the eye, but others were made to tell a story or help record a historic event. This art item was made to tell a story about “Red Flag Law.”
The 15th. of every month the Nara Antique Dealers auction takes place in Nara. It is a 4-6 hour event that sees the auctioning of hundreds of lots. This last Saturday these Shoki Imari soba chokos passed through. As a side note, even though they are now called soba chokos, in their time they were called chokus.
Japanese auction watch.
These items are coming up for auction at Kogirekai in Kyoto November 15th. and 16th.
The first item is a set of porcelain by Okura Japan. The set contains 10 types of items with a total of 38 pieces. 5 sets of cups and saucers among others. Minimum price is 1,200$