Searching for Porcelain & Pottery
This cherry blossom pattern water set with an iridized carnival glass finish was recently seen in an antique mall in Kansas City, Missouri. The pitcher and four scallop footed tumblers were once priced at $115. Original cherry blossom was made by Jeannette Glass Company, ca. 1930-1939. Reproductions in various colors have appeared since the 1970s. Maker and source unknown.
Two new figural Staffordshire reproductions of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert have just been introduced by a mail order gift catalog. The 7 figures are depicted seated in chairs and are copied from 19th century originals.
This 16" vase with figural Art Nouveau nude has an incised Roseville mark. The piece is white with gold on the woman's robe and brownish gold on the raised flowers in back. Royal Dux and Teplitz.
There is a new 9-inch jardiniere in the market that resembles a Victorian-era original by Royal Doulton.
As the popularity of cookie jars has increased, so have the reproductions. One of the latest is this combination Mickey Minnie Mouse jar. This piece has a crossover interest to Disney and Mickey and Minnie collectors. Originals of this jar sell for about $100$145. This particular reproduction jar wholesaled for $35. The copy is relatively easy to detect.
The vintage mold for the new reamer at right was first made by Westmoreland Glass Co. That original mold is now owned by Summit Glass which has put it back in production, reproducing new reamers in a variety of colors. The very latest new color being custard shown here. It is a creamy yellowish white very close to the color of antique custard glass. The new reamer will fluoresce under long wave black light so dont use that test. Your best clue to age is the color. This reamer was never made in custard by Westmoreland. Original colors included crystal, amber, various greens, white milk glass and pink.
A new KPM mark turned up on hatpin holders and demitasse sized cups and saucers. This latest version is much improved over previous copies of KPM marks. The new mark is very similar in general appearance to the old but leaves out an important detail. All authentic KPM eagle marks must include a scepter (a short rod symbolizing authority). Old eagle marks were stamped in ink; new marks are transfers. So far, all new marks are a deep blue; old eagle marks were generally red or brown; blue was only used occasionally.
More new pottery marked McCoy has been released. Two of the pieces a pitcher and vase are close copies of vintage originals. Two other pieces, though, a string holder and wall vase are fantasy items, items never made by McCoy. Vase,pitcher, wall, strawberry, berry & vine, grape, bird clock.
Reproductions of the Flow Blue pattern Touraine have apparently been filtering into the antiques market since late 2001. By spring of 2002, the new pieces had become fairly widespread. The pattern and border designs of the new and old are virtually identical.
The new Bauer Pottery released a set of kitchen pottery in Poppy Red, a color used on vintage Bauer sold in the 1930s.