White Ironstone China Convention 2011: Presentation shows how white ironstone forms adopted by other styles

The White Ironstone China Association’s April 28-May 1, 2011 convention featured a number of talks relating to new discoveries and research on forms, styles and adaptations. Collector Jane Diemer held a presentation on the images from the National Archives in England and collector Bob Hohl gave a talk on "Ironstone Crossovers," with a display of some of the body styles that started out in white ironstone and then were decorated in Tea Leaf, Flow Blue, or Transfer.
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How Sèvres survived the French Revolution and why it’s so hard to avoid fakes and pastiches

sevres floral holdersSèvres porcelain was favored by European royalty, the aristocracy of the 19th century, and the 20th century’s great collectors. Its story begins in 1708, when, following frenzied experimentation, as German alchemist Johann Bottger discovered the formula for strong, delicate, translucent hard-paste porcelain. Learn more about this exquisite art and how the market treats the difference between Sèvres and Sèvres-style porcelain.
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Antique Trader’s Favorite Finds Contest Returns – Share your stories July 1-Sept. 30, 2011

Starting July 1 through Sept. 30, 2011 you may submit your own stories of auction scores, heartwarming yard sale surprises or antiques show discoveries to the Third Annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds Contest. Since your stories keep getting bigger and better, so has this year’s prize. This year’s winner will receive the Antique Trader Yard Sale Survival Kit, a free subscription and a whopping 10-volume reference library! Read More +

Horner dining set sells for more than $100,000, vintage Tiffany dominates lamp selection

A monumental circa-1890 R.J. Horner figural carved mahogany 12-piece dining room set soared to $100,300 at a cataloged auction held May 21, 2011 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The set was the top lot in the sale, which attracted a large amount of Tiffany lamps and decorative objects. An unusual Tiffany Studios bronze crab inkwell with an exceptional brown and deep red patina with green highlights went for $23,600.
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