The May Gold Rush at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Rochester, Minn., opens May 11-13, 2012. The show is back on its regular Mother’s Day weekend. Read More +
Unlike canvas paintings that fade with time, KPM painted plaques retain their rich, vibrant colors and soft, glowing skin tones indefinitely. The secret? Dealer Afshine Emrani says it’s the porcelain. “The magic of a KPM plaque,” he adds,“ is that it will look as crisp and beautiful 100 years from now as it does today. If two paintings on porcelain are identical, today’s collectors will pay significantly more for the one produced on fine KPM porcelain.” Read More +
An antique Meissen hand-painted oval-covered dresser box with incredible reticulated design throughout sold for $14,375 at a multi-estate sale held Aug. 27, 2011. Read More +
Made between 1818 and 1830, dark blue printed historical America transferwares are highly regarded because they illustrate important places and commemorate historical events of the early republic. Read More +
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – The estate of the late Duke Louis d’Antin – a French-born nobleman who led a rich and interesting life prior to his passing earlier this year, who furnished his Key Biscayne, Fla., home with the finest … Read More +
Cowan’s is calling its first antiques auction dedicated solely to Asian Art “a huge success” with sales coming in at $1,116,846.25. Read More +
NEWMAN GROVE, Neb. — Beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 8, the Community Center, downtown Newman Grove, Neb., will be the site of a one-day estate-auction event clearing the collections of Ron Wiese and the late Jackie Wiese. Fowlkes Realty & … Read More +
From its inception in 1998, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire has lived up to its mission to encourage people to buy and sell treasures from the past. Allen Michaan, the fair’s founder and president, recognized a great opportunity for a wide-ranging antiques event when the Alameda Naval Air Station closed in 1997. Read More +
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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Sèvres 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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