Found 178 articles matching Ceramics category.
  • 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 […]

  • Mar 23 2009
  • 23 Mar 2009

The Main Types of Under-Glaze Decorations in Japanese Porcelain

There are five main types of under-glaze decoration that were used in the Arita kilns: Blue and white, sometsuke in Japanese; Iron pigment, tetsue in […]

  • Feb 27 2009
  • 27 Feb 2009

Identifying Japanese Porcelain Types: Arita, Imari and Hizen

It can be confusing to try to figure out the different types of ware and the different terms used with porcelain from the Arita area […]

  • Feb 13 2009
  • 13 Feb 2009

Early Japanese Porcelain—the Beauty of ‘That which is Enough’

When looking at early- to mid-17th century porcelain from Europe and Asia, it is easy to think the level of technical craft in Japan was […]

  • Jan 24 2009
  • 24 Jan 2009

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 […]