A Brief History of Spode – Copeland China: Part I

The world of 18th century English porcelain was a small one. Due to the necessity of soil with just the right mixture of elements in the making of porcelain factories have always been closely bound by geography. The strident apprenticeship system that dominated all trades in England at the time combined with physical . . . → Read More: A Brief History of Spode – Copeland China: Part I

Porcelain and Pottery: How to tell the difference

When considering buying a bowl or antique vase one important thing to know is whether the piece is porcelain or pottery. While only experience will enable you to do this quickly and with complete accuracy there are some simple things the novice collector can do to help make sure that they get what . . . → Read More: Porcelain and Pottery: How to tell the difference

The Great Porcelain Factories

To gain real proficiency as a collector of antique porcelain and china, it is necessary to gain a working knowledge of the many famous porcelain factories that have set the standard in china manufacture. To assist the novice in this enterprise today‚Äôs article will be a short list of some of the better-known . . . → Read More: The Great Porcelain Factories

China and Ceramics: Assessing The Damage

It is a simple fact of antique collecting that if you want an item in perfect shape you’re going to pay top dollar for it. Many people just beginning to collect are driven to distraction and sometimes to abandoning their desire to acquire antiques of any kind, ceramics in particular because the only . . . → Read More: China and Ceramics: Assessing The Damage