Museum Feature – Libbey Monticello Stemware
Our Museum Feature this month includes a beautiful cordial and water goblet in the Monticello pattern, first produced by Libbey Glass around 1942. The neoclassical style of this blown glass pattern reflects the architecture of its namesake: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Gorham Silver Old Masters Fish Serving Set
This two-piece fish serving set in the Old Masters pattern by Gorham Silver depicts Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, a Dutch artist most famous for his portraiture, landscapes, and illustrations of mythological and Biblical scenes. Read on to learn more about this creative flatware design!
Museum Feature – Tiffin/Franciscan Wistaria Giftware
For our Museum Feature this month, we're featuring a gorgeous float bowl and a distinctive cornucopia vase in the Wistaria pattern by Tiffin/Franciscan. The unique "Wistaria" color was developed around 1948 by Ellsworth Beebe. Read on to learn more about this fascinating crystal!
Museum Feature – Stangl “Passenger Pigeon” Figurine
Our Museum Feature this month is a pretty amazing “Passenger Pigeon” figurine by Stangl Pottery. This superbly crafted piece is a beautiful representation of a species whose population was once so abundant that its extinction was considered impossible. Read on to learn more about this fascinating piece!
Museum Feature – George W. Shiebler Etruscan Berry Spoon
Our Museum Feature this month is a shimmering berry casserole spoon in the Etruscan pattern by George W. Shiebler. Shiebler was especially noted for the type of medallion work exhibited here, which was inspired by the archeological findings at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Hall China Autumn Leaf Pattern
For our museum feature this month, we’re showcasing a variety of beautiful (and rare!) items in the Hall China Autumn Leaf pattern. Autumn Leaf was the most popular pattern produced by Hall China, a 108-year-old company with a rich history that extends well beyond its most famous pattern. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Minton "Boston State House, 1818" Art Tile
Our Museum Feature this month, a blue and white decorative tile from Minton, features a charming pastoral depiction of the Boston State House as it looked in 1818. While most tiles are meant to be used as floor coverings or decorative accents, this particular tile had a different purpose – read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Royal Doulton “Matador and Bull” Figurine
Our Museum Feature this month is a stunning “Matador and Bull” figurine produced by Royal Doulton. The figurine depicts a daring matador as he barely escapes the charge of a ferocious bull. Both the matador and the bull in this piece are remarkably life-like – read on to learn more about this fascinating piece!
Museum Feature – Ball, Black & Co. “Egyptian Revival” Tea Set
Our Museum Feature this month is a beautiful 6-piece tea set by Ball, Black & Company done in the “Egyptian Revival” style. Produced in 1860 during an “Egyptian Revival” period, the set is crafted of “English” sterling, and features Egyptian-style geometric elements and ornamentation. Read on to learn more about this fascinating set!
Museum Feature – Spode Turkey Platter
This beautiful Spode turkey platter was acquired by our founder and CEO, Bob Page. Measuring 22-inches long, the large platter features a distinctive “Gadroon” shape, a gorgeous color palette, and an elaborate border design that frames a regal turkey with magnificent plumage. Read on to learn more about this magnificent museum piece!
Featured Museum – Thomas Webb & Sons “Mayflower” Goblet
This dazzling commemorative goblet in this month’s Museum Feature was produced in 1970 by Thomas Webb & Sons to mark the 350th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. The obvious care taken to craft this piece is a fitting tribute to the arduous journey it commemorates. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Fostoria Jenny Lind Cologne Flasks
Jenny Lind by Fostoria is a beautiful milk glass pattern with raised floral and geometric designs surrounding a cameo of Jenny Lind. That Fostoria would choose to dedicate an entire pattern to Jenny Lind comes as no surprise, considering Lind’s status as one of America’s first celebrities. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Jumbo Hummel Figurines
The Museum Feature this month is our collection of three “jumbo” M.I. Hummel figurines: Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree Boy, and Apple Tree Girl. These incredibly detailed Hummel figurines range in size from 30 to 32 inches tall, making them among the rarest and most expensive of the Hummels produced. Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Southington Co. Charter Oak Wine Cooler
The story of our Museum Feature this month begins over 7,000 years ago, when wine was first produced on a large scale at the Hajji Firuz Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of what is now Iran. Read on to learn our Museum Feature this month: a stunning silverplate wine cooler made by Southington Cutlery Company in 1893.
Museum Feature – Gorham Bird’s Nest Salt Spoon
When the price of silver plummeted following the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859, silver became a popular medium for the whimsical specialty items adored by the members of America’s Gilded Age elite, including our Museum Feature this month: Gorham’s Bird’s Nest salt spoon.