Antiques & Art
inJune 24, 2008 - 11:04am
A while back I wrote an article for Past Times, about my field of expertise—the Grande Braderie of Lille (flea market) in France, the first weekend each September, with more than 10,000 stands. Here, I would like to note some great things about my home besides flea markets, if you ever decide to come here…which you should!
inJune 19, 2008 - 4:10pm
The Item ID field in a listing is provided for the purpose of inventory management. Historically shops have been able to use any type of inventory minder in this field that works best for them. The Item ID can contain numbers only, words only, or a combination of the two.
inJune 13, 2008 - 9:52am
From time to time questions are asked about giclée prints and whether or not this type of print can qualify to be listed in the Fine Art Lane. The information below should help shop owners make this determination for printed copies of works of art created by any reproduction method, including giclée.
inJune 3, 2008 - 4:58pm
Whether you think of it in Mark Twain's terms, "a good walk spoiled," or
inMay 29, 2008 - 3:58pm
Being derived from ‘taule,’ an early French word for ‘table,’ by implication tole was ware for table use. Sheet iron used to make household articles was also referred to as tole. To forestall rust it would be painted, making ‘tole peinte’ (painted tole).
inMay 27, 2008 - 4:37pm
Ruby Lane takes the issue of accurate listing of items very seriously. Recently our Quality Assurance team assembled a list of the top ten listing errors they see people making in Fine Art. Whether you're selling Fine Art on Ruby Lane or elsewhere online, you may benefit from the list to help ensure that your listings are accurate. Here they are:
inMay 22, 2008 - 1:13pm
inMay 16, 2008 - 9:18am
Antique & 19th Century Cameras
"... how charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves durably, and remain fixed upon the paper! "And why should it not be possible? I asked myself."
inApril 29, 2008 - 4:57pm
While we have an occasional April cold snap, for the most part we've seen the last of old man winter here in Texas. It's time to put away the quilts, sweaters, and other cold weather gear for another season. If you're wondering about the best way to store your vintage quilts when the time's just right for you too, take a look at this step-by-step guide: How to Store an Antique Quilt.
inApril 9, 2008 - 7:06am
Often someone will ask, “is this flow blue?” The color and the amount of ‘flow’ vary greatly from piece to piece. The blue color under the glaze blur’s naturally in the kiln, but it is the process of instilling lime and/or ammonium chloride in the kiln, which make the colors flow. Flow blue china was extremely popular during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, with the color ‘cobalt blue’ the most desirable but also the