silver decor

How good design saved McCoy Pottery

Collectors still make the pilgrimage to the McCoy home, to show off their finds and inquire about glazes, designs and eras. Nelson and Billie McCoy do their best to provide information, but as Nelson admits, "You're talking about a span of more than 80 years. I look at a vase and say, 'Did my...

Sinatra’s shirt may steal the spotlight in New Year’s antique auction

Frank Sinatra's custom-made tuxedo shirt, Michael Jackson's gilt-bronze clock and a stellar array of antiques and fine art awaits bidders in Don Presley Auctions' Jan. 1-2 sale. Approximately 600 lots will be offered, with the contents ranging from antique ivory and exceptional bronzes to Liberace's opulent fountains and an ensemble said to have been...

Oh! Tannenbaum: Verrecchi vintage Christmas tree pins a holiday delight

Influenced by their father's jewelry engraving experience, Alfeo Verrecchi's innovation and his brother Gino's know-how built one of the world's greatest costume jewelry companies. Gem-Craft cemented its history in American costume jewelry thanks in part to their wonderfully diverse line of Christmas tree pins. The Gem-Craft line was a fixture at Bloomingdale's, Marshall Field,...