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Royal Vienna and the Beehive Mark (10/28/08)
Various Royal Vienna & Beehive Porcelain marksRoyal Vienna and the Beehive Mark: Real or Fake? By More >>

Yamaguchi (10/26/08)
I just got back from a three day trip to Yamaguchi in the West of Japan. From my house roughly 8 hours by car with my family. It was the first time I have been there. It is well known for the hot springs that are everywhere. I took the waters and thought of Baden Baden. More >>

Oribe tea bowl (10/18/08)
Book leaf.This is an Oribe tea bowl from the Momoyama period, 1467-1603. It doesn’t have any chips or other defects. The box says Kohori Kishinan, previously known as Somei Masanori, see I am unsure of the reading for his given name. Mr. Kohori was the 11th. head of the Enshu Ryu school of tea、see More >>

Chinese Export Porcelain’s fascinating journey from early china (10/10/08)
Pair of Chinese Export vases with Mandarin and Famile Rose decoration, circa 18th centuryChinese Export Porcelain’s Fascinating Journey from early china By Lisa Marion of Marks4Antiques More >>

Fake Porcelain Marks: Recognizing Forged or imitation Marks on Ceramics (10/1/08)
Fake GARDNER mark (probably China)  - ca 1980s - PresentIdentifying porcelain is more than just “reading” a mark. It involves careful consideration of many elements to confirm correct age and authenticity. There are thousands of Porcelain marks and even experienced collectors and antiques dealers can have difficulty in determining whether an item is new, and avoid costly mistakes. More >>

TYPES OF PORCELAIN: Hard Paste, Soft Paste, and Bone China (10/1/08)
PARIAN WARE Bust (Ott & Brewer, Germany, 19thC) The broad term "ceramics" usually refers to items made of fired clay. Ceramics are further divided in several categories, the primary ones being Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain. The main differences in these three are the temperatures at which they are fired in the kiln and the specific composition of their component materials. More >>

Dating Faience Pottery (10/1/08)
A late 19thC polychrome Faience Plate from the Rouen region of FranceFaience pottery, also known as Fayence in France, is often used as a synonym to Majolica because of their similar appearance and use of tin glaze. Yet, most collectors distinguish Faience pottery by their characteristic polychrome (multi-colored) designs and mostly white background, whereas Majolica tends to have decoration all over along with pronounced raised decorative details (relief). More >>

Gold Leaf on Fine China and Glassware–A Rare Find (9/9/08)
The art of gold leafing dates back to the times of the Pharaohs. Gold leafing is a process in which artisans hammer gold until it has achieved thin layers. The layers are then applied over the item to give it the look of solid gold. More >>

Antiques & Collectibles: July Auctions (7/7/08)
There are a couple of hot, hot auctions slated for July with a noteworthy selection of items for sale. Don’t let the summer doldrums keep you from what’s really important—collecting. More >>

china plates (5/25/08)
i have quite a few old plates all sizes, i am moving house later this year and am looking to de clutter. shortly i will be taking photos and loading them onto this site for propesctive buyers to view. thats all for now. More >>

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