Antiques from Home

Judith Lesser, Bethesda, MD

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2016

Specializing in Fine Ceramics from the Art Deco Era


About Antiques from Home

My shop features my favorite area of collecting: ceramics from the English Art Deco era. The works of three women from the 1930's stand out: Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper and Charlotte Rhead. I stock inventory from the first two, as well as deco art pottery from Poole and other makers. My passion for and interest in ceramics takes me into other categories: vintage Cornish Ware and Domino Ware from England, antique and vintage Quimper faience from France, Peasant Art Pottery made in Czechoslovakia in the 1920's and 30's, and 19th century American and English ironstone molds, sponge wares and yellow wares. The embossed and colorful ceramics from the 1930's led me to their forerunner: 19th century Majolica.

Another passion is gardening (I volunteer at Smithsonian Gardens as a writer and cataloger for the online Archives of American Gardens) so also stock vintage garden accessories and other decorative metals. Finally, Antiques from Home wouldn't be complete without my textiles: American quilts, English linens and lace and occasionally beautiful handiwork from earlier times.