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 ...
Collecting Antique Minton China and the history of the 200 year old Minton Company.
Thomas Minton founded his factory in 1793 in Stoke-upon-Trent, England.
He was famous for Minton ware, a cream-coloured and blue-printed earthenware as well as majolica, Minton bone china and Parian porcelain.
Throughout its history Minton has often led the way in adapting fashions to the field of ceramics, resulting in a huge range of styles.
Minton was just behind Spode with its production of Minton ...
Can you Tell Us Anything About this Antique Baby Figure Money Bank
by Mida (Ontario, Canada)
I had this antique baby figure money bank passed down to me from my mother, who received it from her 82 year old grandmother (my great grandmother).
To the best of my knowledge my great grandmother received it when she was 5 years old (in 1916) in what was former Yugoslavia (now Croatia) from her aunt who was 96 at the time.
Not sure where her aunt got the antique money bank ...
I found this Wedgwood Black Jasperware Brass Candelabra at a local garage sale.
by Ziggy (Baldwinsville, USA)
I picked it up because it was pretty and it is decorated with zodiac signs. I believe it is a rare Wedgwood black jasperware piece.
Photos above show the Wedgwood Black Jasperware Candelabra in full View and the decoration
Above photos show the Wedgwood Candelabra Base and Brass Feet
When I got home I looked at the bottom and noticed it must have been a nice piece, because ...
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