Sometimes when we go searching at garage sales, estate sales and auctions we wander around and see lots of wonderful old stuff, and then there are times when you find something that gets you thinking that this might be special. Well this is one of those tales. Last week we were attending our favorite auction, going through the specials cases and looking through some lots of costume jewelry when I spotted this lovely brooch. I picked it up and saw it was actually porcelain, and had an inkling that it was perhaps hand painted.…
How Much is my China Worth? Part 1 – Overview
This is probably the number one question people ask, and of course they want an easy answer. As with life, there are no easy answers, but hopefully we can give you some of the right questions to ask so you can at least get an idea. So where do we start? We start by answering these questions:
- Who made it?
- When was it made?
- Is it hand painted?
- How is the condition?
- What pattern is it?