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  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Pitchers and Plates

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

Toys, Glass, Petroliana Fetch Top Dollar in Auction

RAYMOND, Ill. — A standard-glaze portrait vase bearing the likeness of a cocker spaniel sold for $2,640 on the last day of a three-day auction […]

  • Jan 23 2013
  • 23 Jan 2013

Ask a Worthologist: The Mystery of the Hungarian-Italian Vase

Ben N. claims to know nothing about antiques; he just buys what he likes and, to date, he’s done very well when he’s researched what […]

  • Nov 28 2011
  • 28 Nov 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Roseville Vase

Jeff A. found an unusual vase he thinks is Art Nouveau. He recently bought it at an antique store because he liked its design. His […]

  • Jul 5 2011
  • 5 Jul 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Weller Pottery Umbrella Stand

Veronica J. spotted this “large vase” in an antique shop whose proprietor was retiring and clearing his stock. The vase was tagged as “Weller,” but […]

  • May 23 2011
  • 23 May 2011

English Antique Tableware a Popular, Practical Collectible

In the mid-18th century, potters of England’s Staffordshire district began experimenting with new clays, forms, glazes and decorative techniques in creating tableware. This explosion of […]

  • Feb 21 2011
  • 21 Feb 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Staffordshire Pearl Figural Group

Jessie H. got into a bidding war 10 years ago for a ceramic figurine at an auction. While he ended up paying more than he […]

  • Dec 14 2010
  • 14 Dec 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Rookwood Vellum Plaque

Vale E. has an unusual piece she inherited four years ago. Not knowing exactly what she had, she engaged “Ask a Worthologist” service. The question […]

  • Nov 2 2010
  • 2 Nov 2010

Face Jugs: A Uniquely Southern Collectible with a Mysterious Origin

Bulging, uneven eyes and pointed teeth may not sound like desirable facial attributes, but in the world of face jugs, sometimes the uglier the better. […]

  • Sep 27 2010
  • 27 Sep 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Dutch Delft Tiles

When Jennifer T. bought a house, she found some ceramic tiles wrapped in Dutch newspapers. Having seen similar tiles in auction catalogs, Jennifer engaged WorthPoint’s […]