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    Amethyst: A Passion for Purple

    24 months ago

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    How to Authenticate Steuben Glass

    2 years ago

    It was recently announced that Steuben Glass Works will close November 29, 2011. In its 118 years in business, Steuben was a leader in the luxury glass market. Vintage Steuben as well as contemporary Steuben pieces is the frequent target of imitations and fakes. Forged marks and signatures are...

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    Identifying Costume Jewelry Fakes and Reproductions

    6 years ago

    As the popularity of classic costume jewelry has increased, so too have the fakes and reproductions. The best way to avoid the new pieces is with a careful examination and to know the differences which exist between reproductions and the originals.

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    The Willow Pottery Pattern: These Lovers Flew Away

    5 months ago

    The success of the Willow pattern in the nineteenth century, the vast quantities in which C19th pieces survive and the enduring popularity of the design which continues in production today - might be all too easy to consider the design as of little merit or interest. But this would be to dismiss...

  • Simple Tests Tell Age of Leaded Glass Shades
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    Simple Tests Tell Age of Leaded Glass Shades

    7 years ago

    What separates an authentic vintage leaded glass shade from a fake or reproduction? Antiques Roadshow appraisers make it look so easy. It is not possible to condense 20 years of expert experience into a short online article but there are a number of basic points about dating leaded lamps any one...

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    The Camelopard:When The Giraffe Came to the Staffordshire Potteries

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    There can be few areas of modern life which remain immune from the whims of fashion and it was no different in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The constant quest for the next new thing, led by fickle public taste, also affected the potteries.

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    The Invention of 18th Century Ceramic Transfer Printing

    7 years ago

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