Category Archives: Majolica

Underneath the plate: Ironstone, Stoneware and Earthenware – Final in a Two-Part Series

OK, so it said “ironstone.” It did, right on the back of my Mason’s pin dish. But I still thought of it as porcelain. It was a plate! It looked like porcelain, it felt like porcelain – what did I … Continue reading

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What’s a fair price for a vintage or antique item?

Most of us who sell old things struggle to find a price that’s not too cheap or too expensive. That’s because most of us adore antiques and want to share them with others. We love the way they look, feel … Continue reading

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Granny’s majolica: Is it worth $20,000 or $20?

Many of us have a piece of majolica laying around somewhere. We’ve been told that it’s worth a fortune. It may be. Then again, it may be worth less than $100. But how can you tell? First, make sure it’s authentic. … Continue reading

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