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.
Museum Feature – Cinnabar Cufflinks by Noritake
The museum at Replacements, Ltd. houses a number of unique piece types from popular manufacturers of china, crystal, silver, and collectibles. Our Museum Feature this month, an exquisite set of cinnabar cufflinks from Noritake, is a stunning example of the types of rare and interesting items found in our extensive collection!
Museum Feature – New Martinsville Radiance-Ruby Cordial
Our Museum Feature this month is a brilliant, Radiance-Ruby cordial produced by the New Martinsville Glass Company. New Martinsville literature from 1936 described this pattern as “appealing to the discriminating, but not radical, Radiance is the glassware every buyer will want to see.” Read on to learn more!
Museum Feature – Alvin Silver Bridal Rose Jelly/Cake Server
With its elegant, detailed ornamentation, Alvin Silver’s Bridal Rose quickly became one of the most popular turn-of-the-century patterns after its introduction in 1903. During its prime, the Bridal Rose pattern featured over 180 piece types, including our Museum Feature this month: the Bridal Rose jelly/cake server.
Museum Feature – Georg Jensen Blossom Tea Service
Georg Jensen was a true innovator, a sculptor-turned-silversmith who chose, as French art critic Emile Sedeyn said, “to make our useful things beautiful.” Jensen’s trademarks of superb craftsmanship, interest in natural forms, and clean, sleek lines are clearly evident in this month’s Museum Feature: Jensen’s Blossom tea set.
Museum Feature – “Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne” Wedgwood Plaque
Josiah Wedgwood was intensely interested in the 18th-century trend to incorporate Greek and Roman architecture, art, and ideas into buildings, interior decoration, and ornamental objects. Our museum feature this month, the “Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne” plaque from Wedgwood, is a prime example of this neoclassical design sense.
Museum Feature – Duke of Wellington by Royal Worcester
The Duke of Wellington is best known today for his role in defeating Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo, but he is also regarded as one of Britain’s finest soldiers and commanders. Our Museum Feature, “Duke of Wellington,” stands as a fine example of the craftsmanship applied by Royal Worcester in the creation of stunning figurines.