Found 187 articles matching Ceramics category.
  • Oct 18 2008
  • 18 Oct 2008

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 I am unsure of the reading for his given name. Mr. Kohori was the 11th. head of the Enshu Ryu school of tea、see

  • Oct 14 2008
  • 14 Oct 2008

Valuable Majolica earthenware hiding in plain sight

Valuable Majolica earthenware hiding in plain sight

By Sherri Hall-Wilcox

  • Oct 13 2008
  • 13 Oct 2008

Japanese Antique “Smalls”

Greetings, all! I started out collecting Lladró Spanish porcelain, which quickly led me to other areas, including Asian porcelains. I started out with Chinese porcelains but quickly learned that the field of Japanese porcelains was more rewarding because it was somewhat easier to ascertain the correct origin and age of items than it is with Chinese porcelains.

  • Oct 10 2008
  • 10 Oct 2008

Chinese Export Porcelain’s fascinating journey from early china

Chinese Export Porcelain’s Fascinating Journey from early china

By Lisa Marion of Marks4Antiques

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

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.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

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.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

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).

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

TOBY MUGS & CHARACTER JUGS: Satire in Porcelain

The tradition of making Jugs, Pitchers or Mugs in the shape of human figures or faces has its origins in 18thC England. Character Jugs were also made in the Delft region of Holland for a short time, but most known examples were produced by Potteries located in the Staffordshire region of the UK.

  • 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 9 2008
  • 9 Sep 2008

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.