- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:35
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A gentleman from the lower Northern Neck found this Japanese tea service packed away in his barn. It includes the teapot, lidded sugar, creamer, six cups and saucers and six dessert plates. All of the pieces are in excellent condition, and most are marked with a stylized leaf design on the bottom, with “Made in Japan.”
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Shortly after the Second World War, a couple assigned to Japan bought these four sterling silver tumblers. They are marked “Sterling 950”, and are in excellent condition, but the owners do not know the name of the company that made them. They also do not know the weight of each tumbler. They are not engraved or monogrammed.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:37
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One of the more intriguing items that we saw at the Saint Clement’s Island Museum Appraiser Fair two weeks ago was this desktop bookshelf marked “Tiffany.” The wood is a burl walnut, albeit with a couple of minor chips to the veneer, and the ormolu decoration in neo-classical motif is especially fine.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:33
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This past Saturday for the twelfth year I participated in the annual Saint Clement’s Island/Potomac River Museum Appraiser Fair. As always, the occasion brought forth some remarkable pieces from collections in Southern Maryland and the Northern Neck.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:22
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This pair of Staffordshire lions belongs to a family in the lower Northern Neck. One has an indistinct mark on the bottom, and both are in excellent condition.