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Dogs Won't Fetch Much

Q: I have included this picture of a pottery dog I am curious about. It is one of a pair, and I think they are Labrador retrievers. One is black, and the other is


yellow. They have been stored away for years, and we found them when we were doing some spring-cleaning. Each is about 5 inches long and 3 inches tall, including the base. ...Read more

Man on the Moon

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a porcelain plate commemorating the landing of the first man on the moon. On the back of the plate are the words "First Limited Edition -- Plate Serial Number - F-6369 -- First Man on the Moon -- July 20, 1969 -- Seven Seas Traders -- Minneapolis -- Made in Western Germany.

Can you tell me the value of my plate? ...Read more

Strawberries and Raspberries -- Oh, My!

Q: This is a photo of a clear glass, footed bowl. I had forgotten about it and found it while looking for a small bowl to serve raspberries. I bought it at an antique shop years ago just because it appealed to me, and I don't know anything about its history. It is decorated with strawberries, blossoms, leaves and vines and is in mint condition...Read more

Poppies Were Favorite Motif

Q: We are enclosing a photo of a dessert set that has been in the family for three generations. My husband's mother gave it to us, and she got it from her mother-in-law. The set is very thin china and consists of a cake plate, six cups, saucers and dessert plates. Each piece is decorated with orange and blue flowers, trimmed in gold and marked...Read more

Porcelain Mark a Symbol of Czechoslovakian Town

Q: This is a photo of a covered vegetable dish that is part of a dinnerware set my late husband inherited. The set is a five-piece service for 12 and includes a gravy boat, butter dish and large platters. It was purchased in 1930 and is in mint condition. Each piece is marked with a crown, crossed hammers and the words "Pirkenhammer - ...Read more

English Biscuit Jar Holds Cookies

Q: Enclosed is a photo of a silver-footed container that I have. I was told it is a biscuit jar. Marked on the bottom are the words "Mappin & Webb - Sheffield - London - W2648." It has a hinged lid, stands about 9 inches tall and is in perfect condition.

I would appreciate any information about the maker and estimated value of my container.

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Versatile Female Artist Was a Native of Indiana

Q: I bought an antique framed picture, and when I removed the picture, I discovered this watercolor painting behind it. Actually, I purchased it just because I liked the frame. It appears to be an original Maude Kaufman Eggemeyer painting. The overall measurements are approximately 11 inches by 13 inches.

Do you know if it is of any value?

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Punch Bowl Set Decorated with German Castles

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a covered punch bowl and matching mugs. The lid is decorated with leaves, vines and grapes in relief, and the handle is a cherub holding a pitcher. The punch bowl is decorated with panels of castle scenes that include: Burg Sooneck, Burg Rheinstein, Marksburg, Burg Lahneck and Godesburg. The eight matching mugs ...Read more

Pottery Was Made in Satsuma Region

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a Japanese vase that sat on my grandmother's mantle in the house I grew up in during the 1930s. There was another vase, but it was broken many years ago. It is decorated with Asian figures, raised white dots, pastel multicolored flowers and geometric shapes. The height is about 18 inches, the diameter is 6 inches,...Read more

Colonial Revival Furniture Reflects the Past

Q: This is a photo of a sideboard that has been in our family since the early 1900s. It originally belonged to our great-grandparents and has been passed down through our family. It is in mint condition.

Any information you can provide about its history and value will be greatly appreciated. Also, since we plan to keep the sideboard in our ...Read more

Renaissance Revival Bed Was Made in Mid-1800s

Q: This is a photo of an antique double bed that has been in our family for several generations. It is in excellent condition. The headboard is 7 feet tall and 63 inches wide, and the footboard is 34 inches tall. The headboard has urn-shaped finials on either side, a round burl panel at the top and a rectangular burled wood panel at the ...Read more


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