How do we grade chinaware? Well this is a somewhat loaded question that has a variety of answers. The answers may also vary depending on subjectivity of the seller, rarity, age and provenance of item.
As collectible objects salt and pepper shakers really only took off with great gusto once salt had been broken down from the rock or crystal form which was originally presented in open salt cellars.
Blue and white chinaware has been with us for centuries with its beginnings in China. When we speak of its production in terms of England, we may go back as far as 1790s.
Most people are led to believe that if a piece of porcelain is signed Angelica Kaufmann that she actually hand painted it and signed it. Quite to the contrary!
The Pilgrims first landed at what was to become Provincetown, on Cape Cod, on November 21, 1620. A small party of men, led by Myles Standish, went ashore to explore.
Flow Blue Pottery has been in existence since 1830 onward. The renowned Davenport Factory of Longport, England was one of the very first to have produced it on a pearlware medium.
A brief history about Kutani is always of interest! Kutani has been produced for nearly 350 years.
Country music is not only an element of our rich past but ardently transcends itself to present and future generations.
The history of the stirrup cup or toddy mug has a long tradition dating Pre Victorian in the sport of hunting and was given to the rider after the hunt.
The butterfly has played a great role for centuries as a theme for hand-painting on bone china, porcelain and pottery.