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German-made Jasperware: Easy to Find & Underappreciated (8/25/09)
This German-made Jasperware, like this plaque depicting classical scenes, are very unappreciated items and often sell in the $80-$200 range at auction.“Jasperware” was originally developed by Josiah Wedgwood during the mid 1700′s. The Wedgwood company was one of the most innovative … More >>

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Royal Winton, Baffle Ball, Blenko Vase (8/18/09)
harry-rinker2QUESTION: I inherited a luncheon set consisting of six plates, six cups and saucers, teapot, creamer, and sugar, in … More >>

How to Detect Repaired Porcelain, Art Pottery & Clay Pieces (8/10/09)
Chips on the top rim of this Weller Art Pottery vase were professionally and invisibly restored by Old World Restorations, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.Antiques and collectibles enthusiasts often find themselves frequenting community charity auctions, local antique shows, neighborhood garage sales and internet web … More >>

Expert Appraisers Miss ‘Great Find’ Hiding in Plain Sight (8/10/09)
Will Seippel, the founder, CEO and president of WorthPoint, recently discovered a pair of these 18th-century Sevres end pieces at an estate sale after many people passed them over, including a pair of expert appraisers, who tagged them at $125 each. Their true value is much, much more.Just as the everyday collector hopes to come across a Great Find—an item bypassed by many, purchased for a pittance … More >>

Sèvres: The History of Porcelain Fit for a King (6/23/09)
One of a pair of Clodion vases, made at Manufacture Royale de Porcelaine de France, and given by Louis XVIII of France to Monsieur, his brother, future king Charles X. Hard-paste porcelain and gilt bronze, 1817.There is a porcelain factory in France that in 1752 was designated as the Manufacture Royale de Porcelaine de France. … More >>

Rinker on Collectibles: What Does Bankruptcy Mean To Collectors? (6/23/09)
harry-rinker2The early January 2009 announcement that Waterford Wedgwood PLC is entering receivership, the British form of bankruptcy, is the latest … More >>

The Origin of Royal Doulton Porcelain (5/19/09)
An example of a Toby character mug, this one a bootmaker from the “D” series.Porcelain and china firms usually take their names from the company’s founder. In 1815, John Doulton became a partner with … More >>

One Cottage Industry Whose Wares Have Proved Timeless (4/27/09)
As early as the 1760s, several English companies were making cottages in both porcelain and pottery, to be used as pastille burners. (A pastille is a small pellet of an aromatic paste, used either to fumigate or deodorize.) The small cone of something like charcoal or gum arabic was saturated with the fragrance to be used, placed on a base, lit, and covered with the cottage. The perfume rose up the chimney and helped rid the room of the many odors always present in homes of the day.Over the last few years collecting cottages, especially those made by the company Dept. 56—such as the Original Snow Village … More >>

The Main Types of Under-Glaze Decorations in Japanese Porcelain (3/23/09)
Blown in design, 1630-1640There are five main types of under-glaze decoration that were used in the Arita kilns: Blue and white, sometsuke in … More >>

Identifying Japanese Porcelain Types: Arita, Imari and Hizen (2/27/09)
White porcelain, 1680-1740, included items for ceremonies—such as funerary war—and for household use.It can be confusing to try to figure out the different types of ware and the different terms used with … More >>

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