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  • Mar 4 2014
  • 4 Mar 2014

The Collector’s Minute: Chalkware and Plaster Busts

Chalkware or plaster busts like this generally can date from the turn of the 19th century through to the 1950s. While not mass-produced in the […]

  • Mar 3 2014
  • 3 Mar 2014

It’s All in the Marks: ‘Dresden Lace’ Pieces in the Style of Meissen

One thing that leads new collectors of porcelain figurines down the wrong path is judging a figurine’s vintage by its style, rather than other indicators […]

  • Feb 25 2014
  • 25 Feb 2014

Rinker on Collectibles: A 21st-Century Perspective on Collector Value

The antiques and collectibles trade utilizes three basic monetary values—collector, decorator and reuse. Each value is complex, breaking into four or more subcategories. Antiques and […]

  • Feb 18 2014
  • 18 Feb 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Royal Doulton Copy, B. David Jewelry

QUESTION: I have a Royal Doulton “Lavinia” figure that I received from my grandmother. The logo on the bottom does not match the logo I […]

  • Feb 14 2014
  • 14 Feb 2014

The Collector’s Minute: Hand-Painted Porcelain

This partial tea set is hand-painted porcelain and dates from the turn of the 19th century. Pieces like this are generally what are referred to […]

  • Feb 13 2014
  • 13 Feb 2014

The Collector’s Minute: Chokin-Style Decorative Art

Chokin metal work is an art form that dates all the way back to the 12th 
century and used a variety of different colored metals […]

  • Feb 5 2014
  • 5 Feb 2014

Revered, Yet a Rarity—The Horse as a Chinese Decorative Motif

中國出口銀器: 以馬為紋飾, 被推祟但罕見 Greetings to a new year: the Year of the Horse; the seventh Chinese sign of the zodiac. The Horse is a traditional […]

  • Jan 23 2014
  • 23 Jan 2014

It’s All in the Marks: Laviolette Limoges Porcelain

Floral French Limoges porcelain was very popular from the last quarter of the 19th century until the beginning of the First World War in 1914. […]

  • Jan 14 2014
  • 14 Jan 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1950s Italian Ceramics, Philadelphia Tavern Prints

QUESTION: I own an urn-like vase that rests on a matching plate. The vase stands 8 ¾ inches high and is 3 ¼ inches wide […]

  • Dec 30 2013
  • 30 Dec 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Art Nouveau-Style Amphora Pottery

This large Art Nouveau bust (left) was made by the Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel Amphora pottery factory, circa 1896. The pottery was located in what […]