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).
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.
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.
Flow Blue China: An Error that Paid Off
I had a special request to do a blog about Flow Blue from Joann Woodall of the Wagon Wheel Antiques Co. Joann is one of the people from whom I purchased the wonderful pottery at the Arlington Park Antique Show. I am always looking for items of interest to write about, so in the future, please email any requests you might have.
The American Belleek era spanned from the early 1880s until 1930. Several American firms manufactured porcelain wares resembling Irish Belleek. The first was Ott and Brewer Company of Trenton, New Jersey, from 1884 until 1893. Companies operating between 1920 and 1930 include Cook Pottery (1894–1929), Coxon Belleek Pottery (1926–1930), Lenox, Inc. (1906–1930), Morgan Belleek China Company […]
Belleek is a thin, ivory-colored, almost iridescent-type porcelain. It was first made in 1857 in county Fermanagh, Ireland. Production continued until World War I, was discontinued for a period of time, and then resumed. Shamrock is the most commonly found pattern, but many patterns were made, including Limpet, Tridacna, and Grasses. Pieces made after 1891 have […]
Franz and William Goebel, father and son, founded the F. D. & W. Goebel Porcelain Works near Coburg, Germany, in 1879. Initially, the firm made dinnerware, utilitarian ware and beer steins. Marx-Louis, William’s son, became president in 1912. He introduced many new porcelain figurine designs and added a pottery figurine line. Franz Goebel, son of […]
In 1903 Robert Hall founded the Hall China Company in East Liverpool, Ohio. Taggert Hall, his son, became president following Robert’s death in 1904. The company initially made jugs, toilet sets, and utilitarian whiteware. Robert T. Hall’s major contribution to the firm’s growth was the development of an economical, single-fire process for lead-free glazed ware. […]