Antique Weather Vanes

Weather vanes have become something of a darling among antique and folk-art collectors in recent years. It is easy to see why. They are beautiful pieces of Americana. The intricacy and workmanship applied to an object no one will ever see up close is art for its own sake. They surprise us when we . . . → Read More: Antique Weather Vanes

Josiah Wedgwood Part II: Queen Charlotte’s Potter

Once Josiah Wedgwood ended his partnership with Thomas Whieldon and struck out on his own his career began to truly hit its stride. The shop he rented from his uncles, the Ivy Works, was soon too small to hold his expanding business.

Wedgwood turned out innovation after innovation. The plates, pots, and . . . → Read More: Josiah Wedgwood Part II: Queen Charlotte’s Potter

Josiah Wedgwood : First Name in Pottery and Porcelain Part I

Wedgwood was a family name long before it came as close as any surname can to being synonymous with a craft. Josiah Wedgwood was not even the first potter to bare the name. His great-great-grandfather, Gilbert is described in a surviving document as a master potter.

The man that would eventually be . . . → Read More: Josiah Wedgwood : First Name in Pottery and Porcelain Part I

Antique Roadshow

This article originally appeared on our good friend’s at New England Antiquing website.

The apparent benefits of the very popular PBS television series Antique Road Show to the hobby and business of collecting antiques are numerous and seemingly unmitigated by any downsides. Now in its eleventh season, Antique Road Show is arguably the . . . → Read More: Antique Roadshow