Found 88 articles matching Fine Art category.
  • Sep 12 2011
  • 12 Sep 2011

Unloved Antiques: 19th-Century Religious Prints

The tenth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is late 19th- to early 20th-century religious prints, such as those depicting Patron Saints, Guardian Angels […]

  • Apr 25 2011
  • 25 Apr 2011

Unloved Antiques: Mass-Produced Decorator Prints

The third item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” (read the first two installments here and here) is the Decorator Print, like this one titled […]

  • Mar 23 2011
  • 23 Mar 2011

The Collector’s Minute: Equestrian Prints

One item we see more of than just about anything else in the appraisal & antique business are late 19th- to early 20th-century “equestrian prints,” […]

  • Mar 21 2011
  • 21 Mar 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Bronzi Oni Statue

Sam L. bought this bronze figure at an antique store about five years ago. He found it so ugly he almost felt sorry for it […]

  • Feb 7 2011
  • 7 Feb 2011

Identifying Historical Fire Brigade Buckets Painted by ‘The Borden Limner’

I came from a town right outside of a small New Hampshire historical harbor city, Portsmouth. It was first settled in 1630 and has wonderful […]

  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Maritime Art Collecting

The greatest expansion of maritime trade, and perhaps the greatest output of steam and sailing ships, occurred between 1850 and 1920. Coincidentally, this period is […]

  • Aug 16 2010
  • 16 Aug 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Charles M. Capps Etching/Aquatint

  Ben T., being the thoughtful and helpful nephew, has been helping his aunt go through all the stuff that has accumulated in her garage […]

  • Jul 19 2010
  • 19 Jul 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Early Golf Reprint

  Jessie D. found an old print hidden behind a framed mirror. Not wanting to toss out something that might be valuable, Jessie turned to […]

  • Jul 5 2010
  • 5 Jul 2010

Buying into the Hype: Trophy Antiques and Collectibles

The concept of a trophy wife is an ancient one. Bathsheba and Cleopatra are examples. A 1950 issue of The Economist magazine called attention to […]

  • Jun 15 2010
  • 15 Jun 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: ‘Piegan Squaw’ Bust

  Harris J. had what he believed to be a sculpture by a named American artist—if he was to believe a friend—but didn’t know how […]