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TYPES OF PORCELAIN: Hard Paste, Soft Paste, and Bone China (10/1/08)
PARIAN WARE Bust (Ott & Brewer, Germany, 19thC) The broad term "ceramics" usually refers to items made of fired clay. Ceramics are further divided in several categories, the primary ones being Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain. The main differences in these three are the temperatures at which they are fired in the kiln and the specific composition of their component materials. More >>


Dating Faience Pottery (10/1/08)
A late 19thC polychrome Faience Plate from the Rouen region of FranceFaience pottery, also known as Fayence in France, is often used as a synonym to Majolica because of their similar appearance and use of tin glaze. Yet, most collectors distinguish Faience pottery by their characteristic polychrome (multi-colored) designs and mostly white background, whereas Majolica tends to have decoration all over along with pronounced raised decorative details (relief). More >>


TOBY MUGS & CHARACTER JUGS: Satire in Porcelain (10/1/08)
A King Arthur reproductionToby Mug made in China ca 2005 - Present - valued at $10 The tradition of making Jugs, Pitchers or Mugs in the shape of human figures or faces has its origins in 18thC England. Character Jugs were also made in the Delft region of Holland for a short time, but most known examples were produced by Potteries located in the Staffordshire region of the UK. More >>


Teacups, teakettles and an honest antiques customer (9/12/08)
Some time ago, my mother and sister decided to have yard sale to clean out a storage area. They would be putting out typical yard-sale items—small appliances, pots and pans, bottles, lots of junk and maybe a collectibles or two. More >>


Gold Leaf on Fine China and Glassware–A Rare Find (9/9/08)
The art of gold leafing dates back to the times of the Pharaohs. Gold leafing is a process in which artisans hammer gold until it has achieved thin layers. The layers are then applied over the item to give it the look of solid gold. More >>


P.T. Barnum: An Accidental Collectible (9/4/08)
Original Barnum BustA most unusual addition to my circus collection came from an unplanned series of events. More than 30 years ago I became acquainted with a local artist who was beginning to work with sculpture. My nephew introduced us. I always thought I’d like to have a bust of P.T. Barnum, which I thought would fit well on the bookshelves with my collection of Barnum and other circus books. More >>


Aztecs (9/3/08)
the Aztecs I have on question have been in my possession for several years. I found them in an old store that has since closed up. I’ve enjoyed them, scanned them over a thousand times but also know that they are not to stay with me. Like most people, times are hard and needs must be met. More >>


‘Official’ Vice Presidential China (9/2/08)
One Observatory Circle, The Vice PresidentOn the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory near the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. sits a grand old Victorian mansion built in 1893. Originally the home of the Chief of Naval Operations, it was requisitioned as the first official home for the vice president of the United States in 1974. More >>


Vietnamese Antiques Take Big Euro Hit (8/19/08)
A strange mix of art, antiques and collectibles news leads off with a multimillion-dollar miscalculation by the Vietnamese when auctioning a sunken treasure, followed by a collector who didn’t like paying for his artwork and finally, a 1938 Alfa Romeo takes Best of Show. More >>


Antiques & Collectibles: July Auctions (7/7/08)
There are a couple of hot, hot auctions slated for July with a noteworthy selection of items for sale. Don’t let the summer doldrums keep you from what’s really important—collecting. More >>


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