This settee is in the Rococo Revival style, which was popular during the third Quarter of the 19th Century, but based on what I can see it's not a period Victorian example, but a later reproduction. During the big run up in values for Original...Continue Reading
Based on the images, this Punch bowl with a green "The JPL France" mark is porcelain and dates from the turn of the 19th Century. The green "JPL France" mark was used c.1890-1932 by the Jean Pouyat Porcelain Factory, located in Limoges, France....Continue Reading
Chess sets like this are quite modern as these things go, the marking “Made in Japan” generally date either just before World War II (1939) and the 1950s when trading relations resumed after the war. Most sets like this were made for the...Continue Reading
September 29, 2013
Ever wonder how luxury items appreciate from year to year? Or not?
I am constantly hearing from appraisal clients who bought some item or other, expecting it to appreciate and were very upset to learn that it had not. This is...Continue Reading
One head scratcher of an item for new collectors are pieces that look like they were carved out of some sort of stone like slate/coal or unusual hard wood. These are generally smaller decorative items, such as cigar & pencil cases, photo...