- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:18
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A writer from Montross has inquired about this cabinet, which she references as a “doughbox.” It has been in her family for a number of generations. She brought it with her from Iowa when she moved to the Northern Neck five years ago, but she notes that her family has roots in Ohio, New York and Virginia. Some of the blanking comes from a single board, and she thinks the nails are handmade.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 09:55
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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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:51
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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.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:58
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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.
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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.