Found 181 articles matching Ceramics category.
  • 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 […]

  • Dec 10 2013
  • 10 Dec 2013

The Antique Turkey Platter: Rarely Used Dish Could Pay for Christmas and then Some

It’s that time of year where family heirlooms are dragged out of their hiding places in china cabinets and buffets to serve on the table […]