Found 19 articles matching Household/Utilitarian category.
  • Jan 25 2011
  • 25 Jan 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Cut Glass Punch Bowl

Donna J. has a cut glass punch bowl that she inherited from her great grandmother, who had received it as a wedding gift before World […]

  • Aug 4 2009
  • 4 Aug 2009

The Celery Vase: A Prominent Way to Serve an Exotic Vegetable

According to the early nineteenth century writer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in “The Physiology of Taste,” gastronomy required “intelligent knowledge of whatever concerns man’s nourishment.” Brillat-Savarin’s […]

  • Jul 13 2009
  • 13 Jul 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Candy Dish, FADA Radio, KKK Book

QUESTION: My grandmother bought a candy dish during her honeymoon trip to Washington, D.C. from her home in North Carolina sometime around 1910. She could […]

  • Oct 17 2008
  • 17 Oct 2008

Early American “chestnut flasks” – ca. 1770s to 1830s

  • Sep 12 2008
  • 12 Sep 2008

Teacups, teakettles and an honest antiques customer

Some time ago, my mother and sister decided to have yard sale to clean out a storage area. They would be putting out typical yard-sale items—small appliances, pots and pans, bottles, lots of junk and maybe a collectibles or two.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

“The God of Things As They Ought to Be” – Bottle or salt/pepper shaker…or god?

The title of this blog is the wonderful and strangely upbeat phrase embossed around the pedestal base of this whimsical little bottle…or is it a salt/pepper shaker. Actually, the "em-bossing" is "de-bossed" or indented into the glass instead of raised relief like typical bottle embossing.

  • Apr 29 2008
  • 29 Apr 2008

GRAVY BOWL

MY HUSBAND FOUND A GRAVY BOWL MADE BY JOHANN HAVILAND. IT HAS GOLD TRIM AND FLOWERS ON IT. TRYING TO FIND OUT VAULE OF IT. SOMEONE HELP.

  • Apr 11 2008
  • 11 Apr 2008

I just Love old things.

If the price is right I might sell a few of my dishies.

  • Feb 12 2008
  • 12 Feb 2008

19th century glass lamps

To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.