Vibrantly and painstakingly crafted, Meiji Satsuma earthenware literally reflects Japanese artistry, history and culture, from the featured themes and motifs to the art form’s minute liquid gold embellishments and ivory to yellow fine-crackled glazes. Noted for their dense ornamentation, Satsuma can be embellished with borders of varying types and patterns, including enamel, geometric, brocade,...
When long-time RWCS and Elks lodge member Steve Vagasky heard of the Red Wing pottery burglary, he remembered seeing some old pottery dinnerware that was no longer being used and was inspired to act.
Whether we live in a tract house or a country estate, a trailer or a condo with a patio, we can use antiques and collectibles outside to mold our outdoor world into a thing of beauty. Here are some of the popular antique garden trends as seen by retailers this year.
A reader wonders how to identify a Japanese Sumida Gawa bowl and another gets a free appraisal of an odd steel lock box with built-in alarm.
Longtime dealer Joyce Coffman is opening a fresh version of Coffman’s Antiques in a neighborhood well-known as home for other antiques, art and designer boutiques. Dealers will emphasize country settings and folk art as well as accessories complimenting any decor.
Second only to the stunning photography, “Symbols on Chinese Porcelain” offers valuable context on why this porcelain style matters to the fine-art world, collectors and even philosophers. The book reveals the secrets of the symbols of good luck and the visual imagery of Chinese decorative elements by means of approximately 80 masterpieces of Chinese...
Despite the frigid temperatures, Des Moines will get a little warmer when members of the Red Wing Collectors Society join up for the group’s Annual Mid-Winter GetTogether in Des Moines from Feb. 10-12, 2012.
Hundreds of select, handpicked items from three prominent Virginia estates – in Franklin, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, plus other consignments – will be sold at auction Saturday, Feb. 4.
A handy chart to determine the registration date of English ceramics produced during the Aesthetic Period from 1855 to 1900 with examples. This ‘registry mark’ is the equivalent of the American patent numbering system.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England — An exhibition set at the Court Barn Museum that celebrates the best of British art pottery will feature several rare Aesthetic-era items for sale. The March 24-25, 2012 event was curated by Alison Davey of AD Antiques, following 18 months collecting specifically for the occasion; no items have previously been offered...