From the Worthologists’ Archive: Is there a Benefit to ‘Verbal’ Provenance?
According to its current owner, this “Art Deco” pottery study of four heads measuring 10 inches in height was purchased during the 1980s from a […]
Q and A with Harry Rinker: Chinese Porcelain Vase with Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi Marks
QUESTION: I have a 13 ½-inch-high Chinese vase that my father, J. R. Rickenback, Jr., received during his service in the Second World War. The […]
How to Detect Repaired Porcelain, Art Pottery & Clay Pieces
Antiques and collectibles enthusiasts often find themselves frequenting community charity auctions, local antique shows, neighborhood garage sales and internet web sites searching for their next […]
St. Patrick’s Day: Another Excuse to Collect!
As an Irish person—living in Ireland—let me relay the bad news/set the record straight: we don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Aside from having the […]
Dining with Antiques – Monet’s Dishes
The breathtaking impressionist paintings of Claude Monet (1840-1926) have spawned a collectible industry of giant proportions. Prints, posters, coffee table books, calendars, Christmas cards, screen […]
The Outstanding Pottery & Tile of Santa Catalina Island
The Catalina story is a fascinating chapter in the history of Southern California ceramics. In operation for only 10 years, Catalina Clay Products—a project of […]
Victorian Trash for Christmas: A Fine Pin Cushion Doll
For almost 40 years, I have been on my hands and knees, digging through trash. It is to the point where more people know me […]
Love ’Em or Hate ’Em: Thomas Kinkade Christmas Figurines Abound
I received a note from a collector of Thomas Kinkade figurines who had received a new one every two months, thanks to a subscription. She […]
How to Remove Stains from your Antique China, Pottery and Porcelain
Have you ever passed up purchasing a wonderful piece of art pottery, flow blue, transferware or any other collectable ceramic or porcelain because it had horrible crazing or other stains? I know I have. Condition, condition, condition is the mantra that has been drilled into our heads. Only buy the best when purchasing our collectables and antiques.
Brayton Laguna set the Trend in Early Southern California Pottery
“In view of its innovation and influence, Brayton Laguna Pottery ranks as one of the foremost companies in the history of Southern California pottery.” Thus […]