There are several examples like yours online right now, one of which is marked "Dodge, Inc. USA." Does yours have this mark as well? If so, your teepee ashtray dates after 1941. Ray E. Dodge started the company in 1927…"
"Tom, in what universe is that Majolica? The vase is clearly porcelain. I'm not saying it is guaranteed authentic Japanese Moriage, but it is certainly made to emulate Moriage. I do agree it could be Western European based on the transfer…"
Your William Hutton & Sons spoon is probably from Sheffield, England, c.1900. The old English "B" stamped on the back stands for "British." Is the next old English letter an "S?" If so, I wonder if that…"
"I can't quite see clearly enough in the pictures, but I can give you some tips. Bone has a grain which runs roughly in the same direction. You might also see brown spots, which are areas where the grain has been bisected at a 90 degree angle in…"
Your large plate is called a charger. Chargers are typically used as underplates beneath dinner plates at the table, but in the case of yours, it appears to be a decorative cabinet piece. The plate has a transferred design with handpainted…"
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I collect many things; mainly Limoges porcelain, early local photography, and leather-bound books. I enjoy researching and photographing my collection in my spare time. I used to write an antiques blog during my grad school days. I hope to get back to it someday.
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