Museum Feature – Women’s Shoes, Wedgwood Jasperware High Heels
Cinderella’s glass slippers were probably only a bit more fragile than the unusual beauties we’re featuring from our museum collection – women’s shoes with Wedgwood Jasperware high heels! They were the marketing idea of Sir Michael Rayne.
Museum Feature – Vernon Kilns Lei Lani – Don Blanding, Designer
Sometimes the history of tableware offers up the life stories of great characters – read about artist, poet, actor, and self-styled vagabond, Don Blanding (1894-1957), who designed patterns for the legendary American china company, Vernon Kilns.
Museum Feature – Spode Florence Tureen, Platter, and Ladle
The scalloped shape and exquisite detail in the hand painting make our museum feature, a tureen, platter, and ladle in the Spode Florence pattern, truly special. Our museum pieces feature an intricately rendered gray scrolls design with turquoise center.
Museum Feature – Royal Doulton Chamber Pot and Cover
While the Royal Doulton chamber pot and cover may not be as delicate a subject as many we’ve covered in our Museum Features, it is worthy of note, especially in light of the history of its manufacturer, Royal Doulton, a company now acclaimed internationally for its exquisite fine china and figurines.
Museum Feature – Southern Belle Porcelain Figurines by Lenox
The lightness and detailing of our museum feature Lenox Southern belle porcelain figurines made them particularly vulnerable to mold and firing cracks – glaze variations of as little as 1/1,000th of an inch could result in cracking!
Museum Feature – Heisey Glass Co. Mold Figurines
Our museum feature, the Heisey Glass Co. mold figurines, are not only interesting aesthetically, but historically as well. Glass figurines of animals, fish, and birds were extremely popular during World War II and in postwar America.
Museum Feature – Heisey Glass Heisey Rose Goblet, Vase, & Bowl
For our Museum Feature we thought you'd enjoy seeing one of the patterns on display in our special Heisey Glass Co. exhibit in the Replacements, Ltd. museum. Remember, the exhibit is on display until April 25, so plan to visit!
Museum Feature – Tiffany & Co. "John B. McDonald Trophy"
Commissioned by John Watson Cox of New York for the Oakland Golf Club to honor subway engineer John B. McDonald, the Tiffany & Co. trophy weighs more than 250 troy ounces, and has an estimated value of more than $100,000.00.
Museum Feature – Royal Doulton Old Moreton Hall Series Ware
Our Museum Feature, Old Moreton Hall, is one of many collections of Series Ware that Royal Doulton produced in celebration of people, places, events, and literature significant to British history. Read more about these delightful historical pieces!
Museum Feature – Copeland Spode Chicago Pitcher
As one would expect from any commemorative piece, our Copeland Spode Chicago Pitcher, released in conjunction with the Columbian Exposition of 1893, is full of history. But the particulars of this piece's release make it something truly special.
Museum Feature – Dominick & Haff Sterling Centerpiece and Platter
The pierced floral design of these exquisitely crafted sterling silver pieces literally blend into air, bound to the centerpiece and platter by leaf and scroll designs. Click here to see this magnificent silver.
Museum Feature – Royal Winton Marguerite Pitcher and Basin Set
Royal Winton of England is world-renowned for chintz china, and our rare Pitcher and Basin Set carries the Marguerite design, the very first chintz pattern Royal Winton produced.
Museum Feature – Imperial Glass Candlewick Gold Punch Set
One of the most striking pieces in our Museum collection is the Candlewick Gold-on-Glass Punch Set by the Imperial Glass Company of Bellaire, OH.
Museum Feature – United States Glass Company Owl Figurine Lamps
For a spooky Halloween we feature from our Museum two Owl Figurine Lamps by United States Glass Company (USGC). The crystal, owl-shaped globes of the lamps screw into heavy black glass bases, and perched on a mantel, table, or windowsill, produce a marvelous effect!
Museum Feature – Victorian Rococo Bone China by Coalport
Coalbrookdale by Coalport represents the culmination of a remarkably competitive and innovative period in the history of English china.