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  • Dec 20 2010
  • 20 Dec 2010

Collector’s Minute: Christmas Plates

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without all the tradition and decorations. Precious memories stored away in boxes attics and basements along with the tinsel, ornaments and […]

  • Dec 7 2010
  • 7 Dec 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Dresser-Designed Minton Porcelain Vase

Anne J. has a piece of porcelain that her grandfather had picked up in England during the Second World War. Looking for a value before […]

  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Unmarked Porcelain Puzzles

Unmarked 18th- & 19th-century porcelain is a puzzle to everyone, even among dealers and experts. Trying to attribute an unmarked piece at first glance can […]

  • Nov 3 2009
  • 3 Nov 2009

Hungary for Herend Classical China? Pristine Porcelain is Nation’s Pride

The Herend Manufactory (as it call itself) has a long and exalted history in Hungary—its country of origin—with its reputation having spread to other capitals […]

  • Aug 25 2009
  • 25 Aug 2009

German-made Jasperware: Easy to Find & Underappreciated

“Jasperware” was originally developed by Josiah Wedgwood during the mid 1700’s. The Wedgwood company was one of the most innovative companies of its time, and […]

  • Aug 18 2009
  • 18 Aug 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Royal Winton, Baffle Ball, Blenko Vase

QUESTION: I inherited a luncheon set consisting of six plates, six cups and saucers, teapot, creamer, and sugar, in Royal Winton’s Cheadle pattern. What is […]

  • Aug 10 2009
  • 10 Aug 2009

Expert Appraisers Miss ‘Great Find’ Hiding in Plain Sight

Just as the everyday collector hopes to come across a Great Find—an item bypassed by many, purchased for a pittance and worth thousands—experts can miss […]

  • Jun 23 2009
  • 23 Jun 2009

Sèvres: The History of Porcelain Fit for a King

There is a porcelain factory in France that in 1752 was designated as the Manufacture Royale de Porcelaine de France. France, no longer being a […]

  • Jun 23 2009
  • 23 Jun 2009

Rinker on Collectibles: What Does Bankruptcy Mean To Collectors?

The early January 2009 announcement that Waterford Wedgwood PLC is entering receivership, the British form of bankruptcy, is the latest indication the traditional 20th century […]

  • May 19 2009
  • 19 May 2009

The Origin of Royal Doulton Porcelain

Porcelain and china firms usually take their names from the company’s founder. In 1815, John Doulton became a partner with a widow named Martha Jones—whose […]