Tag Archives: Porcelain

The Royal Connection

The Royal Connection

By Judy Gonyeau When Queen Elizabeth was preparing to celebrate her 90th birthday, a beautiful set of china was commissioned by the Royal Collection Trust, which is dedicated to preserving European royal art collections. But how does one go about

Great Collections: September 2017

Great Collections: September 2017

J. Pierpont Morgan Hartford native John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a banking dynasty still in operation today, was one of the great financial figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Well known for his successes as a

What is China?

What is China?

Ceramics, in its broadest term, defines the art of making any object from clay by baking it. Just as the term “vehicle” can mean car, airplane, or spaceship, the term “ceramics” includes a like number of variations, either in design

Publisher’s Corner: September 2017

Publisher's Corner: September 2017

Sorting Out the China by Maxine Carter-Lome Bone China, Fine China, Porcelain; then there is Soft Paste, Hard Paste, Ivory China, Bone Porcelain… People unfamiliar with the distinction use the words interchangeably and generally refer to this category of tableware

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Steinway grand piano, $22,500, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano sold for $22,500 at a Traditional Collector Auction held June 20th by John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia, Calif. Also, an .800

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

By Maxine Carter-Lome When the gates to the Crystal Palace opened on May 1, 1851 to welcome guests to the Great Exhibition, they opened the door to the future. Thirty-two countries from around the world mounted more than 13,000 exhibits

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

What’s Selling on eBay: June 2017

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $355 (30 bids, 14 bidders): Victorian 6-Panel KPM Porcelain Lithophane Lampshade. Five of the six lithophane panels in this antique Victorian lampshade measures 4 7/8” wide by 5 ¾” tall and are signed KPM.

What’s Selling on eBay: March 2017

What's Selling on eBay: March 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,306.60 (46 bids, 20 bidders): ca. 1905 Antique Heddon Dowagiac Killer #400 Fishing Lure Original Box. This is the box only. Box has an early label and identifies this as “Copper No 400”. Box

Collecting With Jeff: November 2016

Collecting With Jeff: November 2016

Lladro Porcelain By Jeff Figler Lladro porcelain is a big hit among collectors. The family-run Lladro Company is now headquartered in Tavernes Blanques, Spain in the section commonly nicknamed the “City of Porcelain.” The company was started by brothers Juan,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Chinese huanghuali bed, $1.385 million, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare Chinese huanghuali four-poster bed from the Ming Dynasty sold for $1.385 million at a week-long series of Asian Art Auctions held Sept. 12-16 by Bonhams in New