Museum Feature – International Silver Calling Card Stand
During the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras, the practice of distributing small paper calling cards became popular amongst the upper classes of Europe and America. Once presented at the door, calling cards were often left in the entryway of the home on a stand like this one from the Replacements museum. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Syracuse China “Herbert Hoover” Toby Jug
From our museum, we feature a delightful Toby jug from Syracuse China that depicts U.S. President Herbert Hoover. This jug was one of a set of Toby jugs sculpted by Syracuse artist Bertram Watkin – the other depicted Hoover’s Democratic opponent in the 1928 election, Alfred Smith. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Stieff Sterling Silver Tea Ball
This month from our museum we're featuring a gorgeous sterling silver tea ball in the Stieff Rose pattern by Stieff Silver. Prior to the invention of paper tea bags, 'tea balls' (sometimes called tea eggs) provided a convenient way to make individual cups of tea. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Reed & Barton Florence Mustache Spoon
From our museum, we’re featuring a delightful silverplate mustache spoon in the Florence pattern by Gorham Silver. The first mustache spoon was patented around 1868, and was designed with a semicircular guard to accommodate the elaborately styled mustaches that were fashionable at the time. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Westmoreland Glass Della Robbia Basket
Featuring a raised fruit-motif design of pears, grapes, and apples that incorporates brilliant bursts of color, Della Robbia-Flashed is a pattern of distinctive style. Della Robbia-Flashed is one of the many patterns the Westmoreland Glass Company produced over nearly a century of glass making. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Stag & Holly Bowl by Fenton
“Stag & Holly” by Fenton is a charming glassware pattern with a playful holly leaf and deer design. For our museum feature this month, we feature a Stag & Holly bowl in the “Marigold” carnival glass color. This pattern was first produced a century ago, in 1912, shortly after carnival glass itself was created. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Tinker Bell Water Goblet by Morgantown Glass
From the Replacements, Ltd. museum this month, we're showcasing a gorgeous water goblet from Morgantown Glass that is adorned with a delightful Tinker Bell motif. The Tinker Bell design debuted around 1927, although at the time the design was referred to as "Zora" in company literature.
Museum Feature – Our America by Vernon Kilns
We’re showcasing a chop platter with a striking harvest design from the charming Our America pattern by Vernon Kilns. The exquisite artwork that adorns Our America pieces was created by Rockwell Kent, a prolific illustrator, author, lithographer, printmaker, muralist, draftsman, and political activist. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Royal Lace by Hazel Atlas
From our museum this month, we’re showcasing a gorgeous cobalt blue cup, saucer, and pitcher in the Royal Lace pattern by Hazel Atlas. Hazel Atlas first began making Royal Lace items in Ritz Blue in 1936. Read on to learn more about one of the most popular patterns of Depression Glass ever made!
Museum Feature – Haviland Sea Life Oyster Plates
Our Museum Feature this month is a gorgeous set of Sea Life oyster plates produced by Haviland & Co. From the mid-19th through the early 20th century, hundreds of different oyster plate designs were produced. Today, oyster plates are an especially popular tableware item to collect. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Heisey "Tally Ho" Bitters Bottle
This month from the Replacements, Ltd. museum, we're showcasing a beautifully etched bitters bottle produced by Heisey. Although the use of bitters fell out of favor throughout much of the twentieth century, the use of cocktail bitters has been making a comeback in recent years. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Miniature Indian Tree Cup & Saucer by Coalport
Our Museum Feature this month is a delightful miniature cup and saucer set in the Indian Tree pattern by Coalport China. Indian Tree was a very successful pattern for Coalport – in fact, at the height of the design’s popularity, the company dedicated an entire department to its production! Read on to learn more.
Museum Feature – Hopalong Cassidy Nightlight by Aladdin
Our Museum Feature this month is a delightful Hopalong Cassidy nightlight produced by Aladdin Industries. This nightlight is one of a series of four different Hopalong Cassidy lamps produced by Aladdin, a diverse company best known for its seemingly disparate innovations in kerosene lamp technology and lunchboxes!
Museum Feature – Flora Danica by Royal Copenhagen
This month’s Museum Feature showcases a variety of rare and exquisite pieces from Royal Copenhagen’s Flora Danica pattern. Sought after by collectors around the globe, Flora Danica is considered one of the most luxurious porcelain patterns ever produced – read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – "Egyptian Collection" Wedgwood Jasperware
This month's museum feature includes items from Wedgwood's Jasperware "Egyptian Collection," produced from 1978 to 1979. Many of the pieces in the collection feature Egyptian king Tutankhamun, whose tomb was uncovered by British archeologist Howard Carter in 1922. Read on to learn more about these interesting pieces!