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The same studio that made reproductions resembling Newcomb Pottery (see ACRN June 1999) has also reproduced designs virtually identical to those made famous by Grueby Pottery.
Dining car china is a popular railroad collectible. So popular it's been widely reproduced and reissued for a number of years.
A Kansas City potter is throwing miniature stoneware advertising jugs virtually identical to old originals.
More bisque pieces from original molds owned by The German Doll Company (GDC) continue to appear in the market. GDC is a present-day company formed in 1998. They have purchased a large cache of original molds from turn-of-the-century German porcelain factories and have been putting the molds back in production. New products have the same molded marks as original pieces such as Germany and various four digit numbers.
A new 10 porcelain plate advertising cigars began appearing in this last summer. The handpainted decoration features a black pilot in an early airplane. New plates have fake marks on the back similar to original marks used by Buffalo Pottery Co. of Buffalo, New York, a highly collectible American pottery.
The continuing flood of reproductions pouring in from China now includes copies of Victorian majolica. Unlike most previous foreign made majolica reproductions, the majority of new Chinese pieces are close copies of specific originals. Beginning collectors or dealers with little experience in original majolica could easily confuse new for old if they only rely on photographs in books for authentication. This article will show buyers basic construction features to help them avoid the new Chinese reproductions.
Joan Van Patten (author Collectors Encyclopedia of Nippon Porcelain series) has provided more information on Nippon reproductions.
Chintz a generic name for primarily English china decorated all over flowers has been bringing record prices the last three years.
Advertising and premiums of the Sleepy Eye Milling Company are highly collectible. Although best known for a series of blue and white stoneware premiums, there are many collectibles featuring their famous trademark, the portrait of Old Sleepy Eye, a Sioux chief.
One of Wright's best known commissions was the Susan Lawrence Dana house. Wright created most of the interior accessories as well as the house.