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Learning About Japanese Porcelain

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Learning About Japanese Porcelain

If you haven't seen them already, have a look at our reference pages, a growing resource for information about antiques.  Click here to visit it now. Regularly in the world of antiques you find something which deviates from the norm and isn't what you would expect.  This hand painted Japanese trio is a case in point.  It looks like Satsuma ware and in the Nagoya style, but it carries the mark for Kutani - but only a partial mark, it is missing the first (and perhaps most essential) character.  There are a number of possibilities including, being decorated outside the factory...

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Service Disruption - Northern Ireland

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Service Disruption - Northern Ireland

While deliveries to most parts of Europe are largely back to normal there are still some issues with Northern Ireland.

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What's Hot

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What's Hot

If you want to know which antiques are always in demand, then silver cases are a good place to start.  Gentlemens cases were popular up until WW2 after which they fell out of favour, but today they are increasingly sought after.  The most common cases were for cigarettes, cigars and card cases (for calling cards).  Today cigar cases, like this engraved example, are very sought after but other types are also popular, and if you want to really push out the boat look for castle top cases by Nathaniel Mills.  Today these cases are most often used for business cards...

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Did you know? - Alpacca Silver

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Did you know? - Alpacca Silver

Alpacca Silver doesn't contain any silver at all, but is a perfected form of nickel silver which was thought to have been originally formulated in China during the 16th century and called Paktong

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More Swarovski Items Added Jan 7th Onwards

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More Swarovski Items Added Jan 7th Onwards

More Swarovski crystal items being added w/c 4th January 2012

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