We receive a lot of emails asking for information on American art pottery. This morning a new Rookwood pottery collector emailed asking for an explanation of the various marks on the bottom of his vase. The following summarizes the basic marks seen on Rookwood Pottery.
This pottery vessel was made in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 20th century by Grueby Pottery. The short answer is lots and lots of experience! But how does one go about obtaining that experience?
The Closet Carousel creates the extra storage space you've always dreamed about. I never thought about having an advent calendar for Halloween! It took me longer than I expected but I am so happy with how it turned out.
As specialists in helping people sell entire estates filled with decades worth of collecting, we have come across some real gems in our time, especially in the realm of mid-century modern studio pottery. Studio pottery is ceramic pottery made by amateur or professional artists making unique items or short runs. Studio pottery includes functional wares such as tableware, cookware and non-functional wares such as sculpture.
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As an avid antique collector and dealer, I have become well versed in spotting replicas. I like to share my knowledge with others. Pottery collectors today are interested in many kinds of pottery and porcelain.
New refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, while Used refers to an item that has been used previously. These porcelain Buchner funnels also features inlet and outlet tubulatures. It is traditionally made of porcelain, but glass and plastic funnels are also available.
Quimper Factory Marks This section is intended to provide an overview of the information contained in the nineteen-plus years of monthly website articles as well as our book on Quimper pottery. I hope you will be able to take the time to read the rest of the site, including this month's The Town, The People and The Pottery article But please understand that it is not a method for assigning a monetary value.
Lead is a toxic substance that can affect people of any age. It is especially harmful to children, pregnant women and unborn babies. Lead accumulates in your body, so even small amounts can pose a health hazard over time.
Identifying a mark on a piece of pottery or porcelain is often the first step in researching the value of these antique and collectible pieces. This guide provides marks found on both antique and contemporary collectible pottery and porcelain from the United States and other countries and includes dating information and a brief history relating to the companies included wherever possible. The company made utilitarian art pottery and bathroom fixtures. Bought by Universal Rundle Corp.