Antiques & Art
inMay 7, 2013 - 10:25am
Serendipity is a delightful event which can offer amazing opportunities for those who pursue the possibilities. I completed a commissioned oil painting in November 2012 to be presented as a Christmas present from a husband to his wife, depicting their favorite stop on a trip they took to Europe in September 2011. Here is the story of how this came about in hopes others will act on ideas to make dreams come true.
inMay 6, 2013 - 10:48am
In the past few years pieces of authentic antique majolica by companies like George Jones and Sons, Minton, Holdcroft and Wedgwood have been copied by unscrupulous manufacturers. Reproduction examples of valuable pieces of note now exist in shapes such as cheese keepers, pitchers, compotes and large decorative bowls.
Read the full article on the Ruby Lane powered Real or Repro
inApril 19, 2013 - 4:32pm
A few days ago my 9 year old great niece told me that her school teacher had the class chew peppermint gum before their weekly spelling list test. I said, "What?! Are you sure?!" She said, "Sure I'm sure!" I told her in my day if you got caught with gum, you either had to have enough for the whole class, or you had to walk up in front of everybody and spit it out in the garbage can!
inApril 2, 2013 - 1:32pm
I have always found it quite ironic that the most 'uncomfortable' part of the online shopping process, seemingly, for my clients is handling their item's shipment. The bulk of questions I received were not about the authenticity of the listings or concern about paying online but about how to work out the additional cost of shipping.
inMarch 26, 2013 - 11:43am
We recently purchased a lot of turn of the Century jewelry at our local auction house. One of the pieces was a small gold plated pin with the celluloid photo of a beautiful baby. The lovely twisted frame and simple C clasp dated it to the early 1900s—just a tiny little memento, but it touched my mother’s heart. My second baby, a boy, is due in just four weeks.
inMarch 22, 2013 - 12:36pm
Recently we had the pleasure of viewing “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” the prequel to the 1939 classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” In it a shiesty, selfish carnival magician of questionable character named Oscar Diggs yearns for greatness like his hero, Thomas Edison.
inMarch 18, 2013 - 3:30pm
This pretty pitcher is a fake 'Nippon' marked item. No pitcher with this shape and decoration was ever originally made by a Japanese producer during the Nippon era (1891-1921).
View the complete listing in The Ruby Lane Repro Shop
inMarch 14, 2013 - 1:57pm
I won't kid you - I'm overweight. Who isn't? From as little as 10 pounds to as much as 200 pounds! Guess that's why we're considered the fattest society ever. So much for the 'good life'. Relative to that thought - a funny thing happened to me recently...
inFebruary 27, 2013 - 10:49am
“Give me a museum and I'll fill it.”
inFebruary 25, 2013 - 4:47pm
Have you ever watched an artist painting in the great outdoors? If so, you were watching "Plein Air" art being created. This is a French term which means 'open air' and it refers to the practice of an artist painting on site instead of in a studio. The Italian term for this is "alfresco".