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Antique Redware Jug 10 Inch Beehive Shape W. Virginia Circa 1850

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Antique Redware Jug 10 Inch Beehive Shape W. Virginia Circa 1850

The shape of this beehive jug starts out as ovoid below the thick collar of the mouth, then follows a straight line down to the base. This puts the date some decades later than the true ovoid jug; potters began using the beehive shape because it was easier to pack side by side for transporting and quicker to make. 

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Antique Longwy French Faience Pottery Pin Dish

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Antique Longwy French Faience Pottery Pin Dish

This gorgeous pin dish was made by the Longwy faiencerie in the town of Longwy in the Lorraine area of France. The pottery began firing their pieces in 1801. The works made pottery with other designs but their enameled faience is especially appreciated.Longwy began making this pottery to capitalize on the popularity of cloisonné. Whereas cloisonné uses wire to surround the enameling, Longwy used raised black lines which were then filled in with color by hand after firing, then refired. Sometimes they used as many as twenty-five different colors.This octagonal pin dish is in excellent condition. It measures 3 ¾...

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Antique Hammered Copper Syrup Jug With Funnel Spout Dovetailed 1800's

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Antique Hammered Copper Syrup Jug With Funnel Spout Dovetailed 1800's

The pitcher was formed by cutting a rectangle of copper, hammering the edges thin and making tabs (commonly called dovetails) that were folded over to form the cylinder that makes up the bottom portion. A circle of copper was cut for the bottom and attached using the same crimping technique. 

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Antique Japanned Toleware Oval Tray Wonderful Patina

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Antique Japanned Toleware Oval Tray Wonderful Patina

These decorated wares were called tole, derived from the French “tole peinte” which means “painted sheet metal.” 

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This tastevin or wine tasting cup was made by the famous Paris silversmiths Cailar, Bayard & Cie, which was founded by Noel Cailar and Pierre Bayard in 1848. In 1934 the firm went into liquidation and was absorbed by the premier French firm Christofle. Christofle liked this design for a tastevin very much and continued to produce it through the 1930’s. Read More...

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