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One Cottage Industry Whose Wares Have Proved Timeless (4/27/09)
As early as the 1760s, several English companies were making cottages in both porcelain and pottery, to be used as pastille burners. (A pastille is a small pellet of an aromatic paste, used either to fumigate or deodorize.) The small cone of something like charcoal or gum arabic was saturated with the fragrance to be used, placed on a base, lit, and covered with the cottage. The perfume rose up the chimney and helped rid the room of the many odors always present in homes of the day.Over the last few years collecting cottages, especially those made by the company Dept. 56—such as the Original Snow Village … More >>


Art of the Glaze: Collecting North Carolina Art Pottery (4/8/09)
This unsigned North Carolina ring handle art pottery vase with decorative ring lug handles on the top sides is advertised as made by Arthur Ray Cole in the 1940s. By A. Everette James, Jr. (All items shown in this article are availabe for purchase through GoAntiques.com. Click on the photos … More >>


The Main Types of Under-Glaze Decorations in Japanese Porcelain (3/23/09)
Blown in design, 1630-1640There are five main types of under-glaze decoration that were used in the Arita kilns: Blue and white, sometsuke in … More >>


Identifying Japanese Porcelain Types: Arita, Imari and Hizen (2/27/09)
White porcelain, 1680-1740, included items for ceremonies—such as funerary war—and for household use.It can be confusing to try to figure out the different types of ware and the different terms used with … More >>


Early Japanese Porcelain—the Beauty of ‘That which is Enough’ (2/13/09)
1When looking at early- to mid-17th century porcelain from Europe and Asia, it is easy to think the level of … More >>


Auction Report: Brrrring in Syracuse (1/27/09)
Five-shilling noteWhat felt like subzero temperatures did not deter avid antiques buyers from attending the Salt City Antique show in Syracuse, … More >>


Chinese Export Porcelain’s Long Journey from Early China (1/24/09)
19th-20th century blue-and-white CantonBy Lisa Marion WorthPoint Worthologist Many moons ago as a novice collector of porcelain, I thought that the phrase “Chinese Export … More >>


Have an Ox-citing New Year (1/22/09)
Chinese New Year Ox by LladroBy Mark Jaffe While the economy may be dominated by talk of bulls and bears, when it comes to the Chinese … More >>


Highboys and Weathervanes Most Likely to Weather the Stormy Economy (1/3/09)
For those of you who faithfully read this column, you know that my first column of the New Year is … More >>


Art Nouveau Weller “Baldwin” Series Umbrella Stand (12/26/08)
Weller umbrella stands can still be found in the $200 to $300 range, but the "Baldwin" line piece, such as this one, routinely sells in the $750 to $1,000 range at auction.Every dealer and collector has a soft spot for certain styles and periods of design that is almost a case … More >>


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