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These two small pitchers are part of a larger pitcher collection that belongs to a Northern Neck family. The cream pitcher on the left is marked “Hall”, and the lustreware one on the right is unmarked. The Hall piece is 3” high, and the other is 4”. Both are in excellent condition.
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A gentleman from the lower Northern Neck found this Japanese tea service packed away in his barn. It includes the teapot, lidded sugar, creamer, six cups and saucers and six dessert plates. All of the pieces are in excellent condition, and most are marked with a stylized leaf design on the bottom, with “Made in Japan.”
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Shortly after the Second World War, a couple assigned to Japan bought these four sterling silver tumblers. They are marked “Sterling 950”, and are in excellent condition, but the owners do not know the name of the company that made them. They also do not know the weight of each tumbler. They are not engraved or monogrammed.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:37
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One of the more intriguing items that we saw at the Saint Clement’s Island Museum Appraiser Fair two weeks ago was this desktop bookshelf marked “Tiffany.” The wood is a burl walnut, albeit with a couple of minor chips to the veneer, and the ormolu decoration in neo-classical motif is especially fine.
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This past Saturday for the twelfth year I participated in the annual Saint Clement’s Island/Potomac River Museum Appraiser Fair. As always, the occasion brought forth some remarkable pieces from collections in Southern Maryland and the Northern Neck.