Walrath Art Pottery and the Pottery Market
This past weekend, I saw Rosville and Weller pottery well overpriced at an estate sale and wondered how anyone could turn a profit if they purchased these pieces at those prices. This is not the first sale I’ve seen this. In fact, this seems to be the norm today, and the reason why so many dealers are having a hard time selling their inventory.
Pottery from Mesa Verde…Utilitarian..Pueblo II time period…dated 950-1050 A.D.
What is Cloissone?
Cloisonné is a form of enamelware that began in Beijing in the 13th century. During my stay in China, I had the opportunity to visit the Yu Long Friendship Store (www.bjdayi.com), a facility in Beijing where fine cloisonné is manufactured and sold.
MY HUSBAND FOUND A GRAVY BOWL MADE BY JOHANN HAVILAND. IT HAS GOLD TRIM AND FLOWERS ON IT. TRYING TO FIND OUT VAULE OF IT. SOMEONE HELP.
When Cost Doesn’t Matter: The China Syndrome
In the antique business, when cost doesn’t matter, prices soar and the market is chaotic.
In March, a white jade Chinese vase – valued at about $40,000 – went on the block at Elders Fine Art & Antiques and sold at auction by iGavel to an off-shore, Asian collector for $300,000.
M. PURKISS BOWL
I HAVE OBTAINED AN M. PURKISS BOWL – THE BOWL IS SIGNED ON THE BOTTOM AND THERE IS A LITTLE STICKER THAT SAYS NO DUPLICATES – THE BOWL IS NUMBERED – I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS BOWL HAS ANY VALUE.