43 posts tagged Pottery & Porcelain

Rookwood Pottery – An American Ceramic Well Worth Collecting

A Rookwood piece by Japanese artist Kitaro Shirayamadani sold for $198,000 in 1991. Other exceptional pieces by great artists like Artus Van Briggle, Ed Diers, Sara Sax and Fred Rothenbusch are still waiting for pottery collectors who are looking to invest for the long term. Continue Reading

Coalport Porcelain & Dating Coalport Marks

The Coalport porcelain manufactory was a market leading pottery throughout the 1800s, it produced a staggering range of porcelain products of all shapes and types. Seemingly Coalport was named Coalport because of the coal that was transferred from canal boats to river vessels in the Coalbrook Dale area. The Coalport pottery utilised a great variety of Coalport marks over its lengthy existence as well as early Coalbrook Dale marks and mock Sevres & Chelsea marks. Very early ... Continue Reading

Collecting Moorcroft Pottery in 2016

In 2016 collecting Moorcroft Pottery remains enormously popular with salerooms seeing quite a broad range of buyers still bidding at auction. With early Moorcroft patterns in the Art Nouveau or Arts & Crafts styles probably the most sought after and some collectors seeking advertising wares or patterns made exclusively for export Continue Reading

Shelley Marks & Collectible Shelley China

In 1910 Shelley marks were officially adopted by Wileman & Co of Foley Potteries and Foley China Works. Highly sought after Mabel Lucie Attwell collectibles bear the mark as do the wonderful Art Deco styled Harmony tea wares designed by Eric Slater and produced in the early 1930's. Shelley is popular among ceramics collectors and discovering you own a Shelley teaset or a Mabel Lucie Attwell piece could add nicely to your bank balance. Continue Reading

Collecting Studio Pottery: The Potters Marks & a little history

Studio pottery pieces by Bernard Leach and the potters he taught can command high prices. Spotting a pot by Leach takes a little learning as does recognising any of the good studio pottery that you can find in all sorts of places including boot fairs & yard sales as well as antiques fairs. Knowing what the potter was trying to achieve will help the collector find those priceless little nuggets as will knowing the pottery marks to look out for and building a good source of reference. Continue Reading

Dating Wade Marks

Keys to Dating Wade pottery and identifying Wade Marks Wade is historically famous for the introduction of the very collectible Wade Whimsies and the, almost as well known but not as popular today, Wade Gurgle Jugs and Decanters. Originally founded in 1810, today Wade Pottery produces branded decanters for Scots Whisky makers including Bells, Chivas Regal's Royal Salute, Grouse, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. George WADE (1864-1938), was born in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. His father was a ... Continue Reading

Rare & Collectable Japanese Imari Porcelain

Japanese Imari Porcelain is a very popular collectible that appeals to all sorts of ceramics collectors. Some prefer the more modern Derby Imari porcelains but to truly appreciate Imari you really have to add a few good quality Japanese Imari porcelain pieces to your Oriental porcelain collection. There are plenty of pieces available and they range in price from just a few pounds to the high hundreds or thousands. Continue Reading

Antiques Collection: Rare Worcester Pot Pourri

Few things provide an antique collector with more pleasure than finding an antique they really like. This wonderful little Royal Worcester pot pourri bowl was the perfect addition to our antiques collection and sits beautifully among the other pieces of antique Worcester porcelain we own. It's been beautifully decorated in the Royal Worcester Persian style using a palette of muted shades of green and peach and bears all the right Worcester marks. Plus it came at just the right price. Continue Reading

Antiques Roadshow: Antiques, Collectibles & Heirlooms

Your Antiques Roadshow ... As Antique Collectors we love nothing more than discovering antiques and finding out what a particular antique is or where an antique came from. We all learn from each other and our antique finds help us recall how we discovered the age or value of an antique and remember the history behind it. And if you're anything like us, nothing is more interesting than hearing how another keen antique collector stumbled across a rare find. So, we've setup The Antiques ... Continue Reading