KPM Plaques: As Konigliche Porzellan reclaims post-crash highs, a fresh wave of fakes hurts collectors

KPM porcelain plaque maiden

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 +

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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