• 28
    Oct

Japanese auction watch

This item was up for auction in March of 08 in Japan. It is a set of 5 cups from a kiln called the Akashi kiln listed at 3 inches by 3 inches by 2 inches. They don’t come with a box. The minimum price was 5,000 yen. They didn’t sell. Either someone wasn’t looking for that particular item or they were priced too high at the beginning.

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  • 28
    Oct

Royal Vienna and the Beehive Mark

Royal Vienna and the Beehive Mark: Real or Fake?

By www.Marks4Antiques.com

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  • 18
    Oct

Oribe tea bowl

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 http://www.enshuryu.com/e-enshuryu.htm. I am unsure of the reading for his given name. Mr. Kohori was the 11th. head of the Enshu Ryu school of tea、see http://www.enshuryu.com/e-index.htm.

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  • 10
    Oct

Chinese Export Porcelain’s fascinating journey from early china

Chinese Export Porcelain’s Fascinating Journey from early china

By Lisa Marion of Marks4Antiques

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  • 1
    Oct

Fake Porcelain Marks: Recognizing Forged or imitation Marks on Ceramics

Identifying 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.

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  • 1
    Oct

TYPES OF PORCELAIN: Hard Paste, Soft Paste, and Bone China

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.

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  • 1
    Oct

Dating Faience Pottery

Faience 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).

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  • 9
    Sep

Gold Leaf on Fine China and Glassware–A Rare Find

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.

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  • 7
    Jul

Antiques & Collectibles: July Auctions

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.

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  • 25
    May

china plates

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.

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