Category Archives: Features

The Graphic Excitement of Mocha and Related Dipped Wares

The Graphic Excitement of Mocha and Related Dipped Wares – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 By Jonathan Rickard The following is an excerpt—Chapter 5, The Multichambered Slip Pot—from [amazon_link id=”1584655135″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Mocha and Related Dipped Wares[/amazon_link], 1770-1939, by Jonathan Rickard, published in 2006 by the University Press of New England. […]

Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Literature and Collectibles

Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Literature and Collectibles – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 By Debby DuBay Say Peter Rabbit and adults are flooded with childhood memories of waking up on a sunny spring morning, putting on their finest Easter bonnet – all the while anticipating the hunt for […]

Women’s Suffrage

Women’s Suffrage – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell [quote style=”boxed”]“Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, rights of women merit some attention.”[/quote] Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, died in 1796 and yet he was very sensitive to the plight of women and their lack of rights. The […]

Hand-Painted Scenic Meissen Porcelain from 1710 to 1880

Hand-Painted Scenic Meissen Porcelain from 1710 to 1880 The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 by Frederick Glauser Chinese potters purportedly, were the first to discover or invent the formula for hard paste porcelain in the 10th century AD. Recent evidence suggests that the Chinese may have found all the ingredients necessary for porcelain […]

The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery

The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Excerpted from the book “[amazon_link id=”0764322273″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Saturday Evening Girls: Paul Revere Pottery[/amazon_link]” by Meg Chalmers & Judy Young The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery, which grew out of […]

Puppets: The Evolution of the Species

Puppets: The Evolution of the Species – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2005 Excerpted from the book “[amazon_link id=”0810955873″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Puppetry: A World History[/amazon_link]” by Eileen Blumenthal They can be Gods, idiots or worms. They are able to nurture children or terrify adults. They survive indefinitely without normal bioloical aging but […]

Antique London: An Insider's Guide

Antique London: An Insider’s Guide – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2005 Text and Photos by Kimberly Jayne Gray London conjures up images of Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, elegant shopping, musicals and theatre, but there is much more to this ancient city than its famous tourist attractions. Named “Londinium” […]

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 by Frederick Glauser A portrait is an accurate portrayal of the subject’s anatomic and physiognomic features conferring recognition to the observer. Implicit in this definition is the artist’s ability to elicit the subject’s ‘inner presence’ or ‘character.’ This definition, which has […]

Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern

Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 A Major Exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art The most comprehensive exhibition of its kind, Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern will be on view at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, through October 16, 2005. […]

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ken Hall with Helaine Fendelman Of all the collecting categories in the art market today – and that would include furniture, paintings, jewelry and vintage clothing, just to name a few – American folk art is probably […]