Category Archives: Features

Glass Flowers of Harvard to Bloom at Corning Museum of Glass

Glass Flowers of Harvard to Bloom at Corning Museum of Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2007 Scientific marvels; drop-dead beautiful works of art; a genus onto themselves: these are just a few of the explanations given to describe the allure of a legendary, century-old bevy of exquisite glass blossoms. From May […]

Majolica Around the House

Majolica Around the House The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2007 By Jeffrey B. Snyder Majolica, that soft-bodied earthenware molded in low or high relief decoration and glazed with a startlingly broad palette of brilliant lead glaze colors, was first introduced to the general public by Herbert Minton at the Crystal Palace Exhibition […]

The American Folk Art Tradition Continues

The American Folk Art Tradition Continues – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2007 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell Clay, usually dug locally by the potter, ground and recycled glass, tin from used food containers or hauled off of road sides, out of junk yards and car grave yards, wood left over from patching and […]

Folding Bouquet and Floral Fans

Folding Bouquet and Floral Fans – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2007 by Cynthia Fendel Realistic images of flowers added greatly to the beauty of many desirable 18th- and 19th- century hand fans. Although roses, tulips, daisies, lily-of-the valley, pansies, poppies and violets were the most common varieties of flowers used to decorate […]

Mystical, Magical, Mistletoe: The Link between Santa Claus & the Green Man

Mystical, Magical, Mistletoe: The Link between Santa Claus & the Green Man – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2006 by Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell Mistletoe is an ancient and much revered plant and can be seen on many a Christmas and New Year’s card because of its importance to the season. More revered than […]

A Crewel World: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Hartford, Connecticut

A Crewel World: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2006 Hartford, Connecticut Crewel work is any embroidery worked with lightly-twisted, two-ply, worsted wool yarns. Unlike silk and cotton, wool yarns could be dyed at home using indigo, sumac, golden rod, madder, and walnut to achieve deep vibrant colors. […]

A Sneak Preview of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards

Sneak Preview of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2006 Baltimore, Maryland The completion of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, set to open on September 8, represents the culmination of a lifelong dream for Baltimore businessman Stephen A. Geppi, president and CEO of Diamond Comic Distributors. […]

Collecting Doorstops

Collecting Doorstops The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2006 by John C. & Nancy M. Smith Those lovely, colorful doorstops that have been bringing record setting prices in recent auctions have drawn the attention of folk art collectors, as well as decorators, and of course, doorstop collector enthusiasts. Generally cast in iron, they are […]