Tag Archives: Porcelain

Ken’s Korner: Piano from Casablanca auctioned for $602,500

Ken’s Korner: Piano from Casablanca auctioned for $602,500

Ken’s Korner: Piano from Casablanca auctioned for $602,500 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A piano from the classic movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, sold for $500,000 at an auction conducted by Sotheby’s in New York. With the buyer’s commission ($102,500), the final price reached […]

Chinese porcelain plaque, $6,329, Richard D. Hatch

Chinese porcelain plaque, $6,329, Richard D. Hatch

Chinese porcelain plaque, $6,329, Richard D. Hatch Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A large hand-painted Chinese porcelain plaque showing a flowering tree sold for $6,329 at a multi-estate auction held Mar. 22-23 by Richard D. Hatch & Associates in Flat Rock, N.C. Also, a late 19th century […]

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts

Figure Skating and the Arts By Frances Dafoe When I started working on the book Figure Skating and the Arts: Eight Centuries of Sport and Inspiration, I had no idea of the treasures I would find in private and public collections in so many countries around the world. It was a journey of discovery for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hand-Painted Porcelain: Women Played a Major Role

Hand-Painted Porcelain: Women Played a Major Role – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2003 by Debby DuBay Collecting hand-painted Limoges porcelain can become addictive, but in our world today there are much worse addictions! Limoges porcelain is the finest hard-paste porcelain in the world and when decorated can become one of the […]

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2002 Augustus the Strong, king of Poland (1670-1733) had long been a collector of Japanese and Chinese porcelain, and it was to house his collection that the Japanese Palace in Dresden was purchased. Augustus enlarged the […]