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Antiques Considered - January 29, 2009

This past Saturday we traveled over to the Saint Clement's Island/Potomac River Museum for the annual Appraiser's Fair.  We have participated with the event since its inception in 2001, and this year's event was perhaps the best ever from the standpoint of the quality of the items folks brought for us to see.  I particularly noted the number of folks who came over from the Northern Neck, regular readers of "Antiques Considered" whom we often see at these functions.  Delighted to see such a fine turnout, which ran an hour and a half past the closing time.
One lady brought a splendid Roseville pottery ewer and another an equally spectacular Roseville teapot.  Both dated from the early twentieth century and were in pristine condition.  I told the ladies that they were among the finest pieces of Roseville that I have seen.

One of the finest pieces was a lidded Canton tureen, dating from the early nineteenth century.   Not only was it in perfect condition, most interestingly, it has been in the same family since shipped from China two hundred years ago.  
Another lady came with a large pewter charger, inscribed "Sarah Stone 1793."  It was British made, and her husband is a direct descendent of that Sarah Stone.  These last two items represent the continuing tradition of many of the old Southern Maryland families who have passed on their pieces from generation to generation.
One couple came with a leaded glass ceiling fixture bearing a small bronze insert reading "Tiffany Studios, New York."  They had purchased it for $200 at an estate sale.  Unfortunately, it was a forgery, but still worth many times the amount they paid.  They both remarked that they thought it was too good to be true.  Sadly, it was.
I also particularly like a bronze railway lock, replete with its original key, in perfect working condition.  It too had come down trough a family where an ancestor had worked for the line over a hundred years ago.
Next week we'll talk about some of the remarkable artwork that folks brought to the fair, as well as two pieces of extraordinary folk art from West Virginia.
• Lisa  and Henry Lane Hull operate Commonwealth Antiques and Appraisals, Inc. at 5150 Jessie DuPont  Hwy. (P.O.Box 35) Wicomico Church, Virginia 22579, a firm which he founded in 1973.  The appraisal service began in 1976.  Write to him there,  or by e-mail at comantqu @ crosslink.net, with pictures and descriptions of items you wish to have him treat in "Antiques Considered."  Please include a stamped, addressed envelope if you wish a personal acknowledgement. Snapshots once sent on to the JOURNAL for publication, cannot be returned.

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