Christmas time is a time for sharing and gift-giving. It's the thought, not the price, behind a gift that counts.
We at Passion for the Past Antiques have been supplying a variety of antiques and collectible objects to our clients for over twenty-five years. What better time in the year than the coming Christmas season to give a special gift...
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.
The debonair and fashion conscious woman is definitely a woman of class who deserves class!
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.
Tramp art is a unique woodworking style that became popularized from 1880-1940. It is characterized by the notch carving and layering or pyramiding of many small pieces of wood for decorating a variety of objects.
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!
For many years the existence of the punch bowl has graced the tables of the affluent for festive events such as anniversaries, bridal showers, birthday parties, ceremonial balls, graduation parties, weddings and Christmas events.