How to avoid Flow Blue china reproductions

Flow Blue bowl 19th century

Flow Blue is the name applied to china of cobalt blue and white, whose color, when fired in a kiln, produced a flowing or blurred effect. Known patterns of flow blue china were first produced around 1830 in England. The general rule has been “new” indicates recent or contemporary manufacture and “reproduction” is a copy of an older pattern. Problems arise when either are sold at “old” flow blue prices. This list of “new” flow blue, produced since the 1960s, will help you avoid reproductions. Read More +

Online auction offers more than 250 antiquities with guaranteed authenticity

Moche Stirrup Vessel

On May 12, 2012,, a fully owned subsidiary of Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, will offer more than 250 lots of antiquities. “All items offered for sale in this auction have been legally acquired and are legal to sell, and are guaranteed authentic/as described,” says Teresa Dodge, Managing Director of Antiquities Saleroom. Read More +