Kentucky Derby Dishes – Mary Alice Hadley
For hundreds of collectors, the Kentucky Derby means entertaining with treasured pieces of M.A. Hadley pottery.
Pottery from Mesa Verde…Utilitarian..Pueblo II time period…dated 950-1050 A.D.
What is Cloissone?
Cloisonné is a form of enamelware that began in Beijing in the 13th century. During my stay in China, I had the opportunity to visit the Yu Long Friendship Store (www.bjdayi.com), a facility in Beijing where fine cloisonné is manufactured and sold.
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.
Antiquing Adventures: McCoy Pottery Teaches the Value of Showing Up
Vintage McCoy Pottery Vase with Leaves recently sold on eBay for $43.99. There were 7 bids.
It does my heart good when I see something I have taught come true with my own eyes. In this case, finding treasure where other people dare not to trod makes a great subject for today’s blog.
When Cost Doesn’t Matter: The China Syndrome
In the antique business, when cost doesn’t matter, prices soar and the market is chaotic.
In March, a white jade Chinese vase – valued at about $40,000 – went on the block at Elders Fine Art & Antiques and sold at auction by iGavel to an off-shore, Asian collector for $300,000.
M. PURKISS BOWL
I HAVE OBTAINED AN M. PURKISS BOWL – THE BOWL IS SIGNED ON THE BOTTOM AND THERE IS A LITTLE STICKER THAT SAYS NO DUPLICATES – THE BOWL IS NUMBERED – I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS BOWL HAS ANY VALUE.
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.
Hi, I’m Elise and I now live in Amsterdam. When I was in my twenties I lived in Japan for seven years. I wasn’t a geisha or anything like that. I led a rock and roll life as a music journalist and impresario.
Networking Pays Off in Antique Show Finds
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