Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Karen Waterman

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Q. This chair has been passed down in my family for several generations. Is there anything you can tell me about it? A. This chair pattern was originally designed by George Hepplewhite of England in 1788. It was popular in...
Q. I came across this blue bottle that was most likely dug up in Newport. I am most curious about what it is and where it is from. The bottle is in near-perfect condition. Is it worth anything? A. Your...
Q. I have this old compass I found in my dad’s attic. It is in a 6” square wood box. It is marked “Kelvin White Boston”. Can you tell me something about it and if it is worth anything? A....
This familiar pattern was first designed by Thomas Minton in England around 1780. It is the most famous china pattern in the world, and the longest continually produced pattern in history. The willow pattern has its roots in China...
Q. My great uncle collected shaving mugs. Some have pictures of cars on them; some just have names elaborately painted on them. Markings on the bottoms include “Felda China Germany,” Royal China International and T &V Limoges. Could you...
Q. I have had this organ I inherited in my basement for many years. It measures 36” wide and is 24” high. I am downsizing now and need to find a home for it. Does it have any value? A....
Q.  I inherited this small tray which has Asian letters marked on the back. Can you tell me anything about it? A. Your small silver filigree tray has Japanese silver marks on the back which my research found are from...
Q. Attached is a picture of a Doulton Burslem plate given to me by my mother who was an antique collector and dealer. I have ten of these plates.  I know that Doulton’s Burslem operation started in 1880. Some...

Q. I inherited this serving set. My father was in the Navy and stationed in Japan during the 1950’s and may have bought it there. It is marked “Hand Painted Kutani Yamazaki.” Underneath it is stamped “Made in Japan.”...
The definition of the word “heirloom” in the dictionary is “a valued possession passed down in a family through succeeding generations.” What types of objects are going to be passed down by the families of today? Those objects passed...
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