Blue Ridge Pottery
Blue Ridge Pottery “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” by Harry L. Rinker The Carolina Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad established a pottery in Erwin, Tennessee, in 1917. J. E. Owens purchased the pottery in 1920 and changed the name to Southern Potteries.
Boehm Porcelain “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” Harry L. Rinker Edward and Helen Boehm founded The Boehm Studio in 1950. It quickly became famous for its superb hand-painted, highly detailed sculptures of animals, birds, and flowers. Boehm also licensed his artwork to manufacturers of collector plates. Boehm porcelains are included in the collections of over […]
Royal China “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” Harry L. Rinker The Royal China Company, located in Sebring, Ohio, utilized remodeled facilities that originally housed the Oliver China Company and later the E. H. Sebring Company. Royal China began operations in 1934.
Nineteenth Century Chalkware
The origin of antique American chalkware is generally attributed to the Pennsylvania Dutch, first appearing in the mid 1800’s as a low-cost decorative alternative to the more expensive English Staffordshire figures. These were often sold door to door by peddlers as late as 1900 until decorative objects made with more modern materials and manufacturing methods […]