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Antiques Considered - September 25, 2013

Last week’s column on the McCoy vase has elicited an inquiry about this comparable piece of art pottery, a Roseville ashtray.  Roseville was one of McCoy’s principal competitors, both firms having originated in central Ohio. Roseville began as a manufacturer of functional pottery housewares, but in the 1890s entered into the art pottery market.

Read more: Antiques Considered - September 25, 2013

Antiques Considered - September 18, 2013

This McCoy pottery planter was a recent estate sale purchase here in the Northern Neck. The owner would like information on McCoy, and questions how collectible its works are. The piece is in excellent condition.

McCoy is one of the most prevalent forms of American Art Pottery.      

Read more: Antiques Considered - September 18, 2013

Antiques Considered - September 4, 2013

This week we have a traditional Northern Neck piece that a gentleman recently acquired at an auction.  It is a yellow pine chimney cupboard with early, if not original, tile red paint.  When he purchased it, the catch was missing, and he ordered a replacement in the correct style; otherwise he has done nothing to the cupboard.  The hinges are original, and in good working order.

Read more: Antiques Considered - September 4, 2013

Antiques Considered - August 28, 2013

The owners of this creamer and lidded saucer have asked about its origin and the signature on the bottom of each piece.  They live in the Northern Neck and have owned the items for several generations.  The pieces are marked “KPM” and signed with the name of an English decorator, who put “1922” below her name.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 28, 2013

Antiques Considered - August 21, 2013

A writer from Classic Shore in Colonial Beach has sent several photographs of this pottery jug that her mother purchased about 20 years ago at an antique shop. The photographs are not very clear, but they show a nice unmarked piece with an unusual spout on the side.  The overall condition appears to be quite good, and the color of the glaze is unusual.

Read more: Antiques Considered - August 21, 2013

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