Dodie Thayer's Playful Lettuce Ware a Hit with Celebrities and Collectors
In its salad days, Thayer’s quirky lettuce ware was an entertaining must-have for Frank Sinatra, Jackie O and other A-list celebrities. Today it demands top dollar at auction.
'Ordinary' Chinese Vase Shocks the World, Sells for $8.8 Million at Auction
A seemingly run-of-the-mill vase worth less than $2,000 stuns the collecting world by selling for more than 4,000 times its estimated value.
National Bottle Convention Back After Two-Year Hiatus
Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors' gathering July 28-31 includes educational seminars, a shootout competition, silent auction and youth events.
Rare Chinese Vase Kept in Family's Kitchen Sells for $1.8 Million
The artifact, dating to the 18th century and made during the Qianlong period for an emperor, received interest from collectors worldwide and sold for $1 million more than expected.
Bitters Bottle Could Bring $30,000 at Glass Works' Auction
The Old Sachem Bitters and Wigwam Tonic bottle is the star lot in a two-day sale April 25-26 packed with flasks, inks, target balls, fire grenades, and black glass.
Tiffany Window Shines Light on Carolina Parakeets
Learn the story behind Louis Comfort Tiffany's important stained-glass window, 'Parakeets and Goldfish Bowl,' which is not only a triumph of craftsmanship, but also one that memorializes the only parrot ever native to the United States.