Visit the society web site at: www.majolicasociety.com

Start your membership at: membership invitation

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Wonders of Porcelain

A.S. Byatt on the newly restored ceramics galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

"There will be both education and fun for children and grown-ups. The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery explores the making of pots. It has specially commissioned film footage and photography of potters at work. There is a part reconstruction of the studio of that great potter Lucie Rie. There is, as there should be, a workshop with wheels and a kiln where visitors can throw, decorate and fire their own pots. Another thing I learned in my research is how essential touch is to understanding, or "seeing" a pot. You need to know the feel of the clay on the wheel turning and rising. You need to know also the feel of a bowl or a jar in the hands – I was allowed to hold an Italian majolica dish, and the eggshell lightness of it changed the idea of it in my mind."

Read the rest of this great article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/oct/10/byatt-ceramics-victoria-albert

Ceramics at the V&A
The V&A houses the greatest and most comprehensive collection of Ceramics in the world. For the first time in 100 years, we are redisplaying this vast collection which spans from 3500 BC to the present day. The collection is particularly rich in Ceramics from Asia,the Middle East and Europe.
Following a four-year long refurbishment the first phase is now completed. Rooms 140 to 145 offer a comprehensive introduction to the world of ceramics, featuring about 3,000 of the museum's finest pieces. The remaining rooms (due to open in summer 2010) will display the remainder of the collection - around 26,000 pieces - as a study resource


Visit the V&A on the web: http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/ceramics/index.html

The following is the V&A Ceramics galleries in their original splendour, 1875

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Majolica in Christie's Auction: Sale 2210, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

Christie's Rockefeller Plaza, New York - October 20, 2009
Auction Times:
10:00 AM, Lots 1 - 88
2:00 PM, Lots 101 - 280

Viewing Times at Rockefeller Center
Oct 16 10am - 5pm
Oct 17 10am - 5pm
Oct 18 1pm - 5pm
Oct 19 10am - 12pm

Contact Info: Melissa Bennie, mbennie@christies.com, +1 212 636 2215

Access this E-catalogue directly at: http://www.christies.com/eCatalogues/index.aspx?id=33E4718A263FEA35852575A500544953

The Majolica starts on epage 121, near the end.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Majolica Auction - October 31, 2009

MAJOLICA AUCTIONS will be holding their semi-annual auction on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Alderfer Auction Center in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The auction will start at 9:00AM with preview at 7:30. Preview will also be available on Friday, October 30 from 10:00am TO 5:00pm. Catalogs will be mailed early next week. Be sure to contact Michael if you wish to be on the "Preferred Mailing List" in order to obtain your catalog. The complete catalog will also be available on Michael's website at http://www.majolicaauctions.com/. Live internet bidding will also be available at http://www.artfact.com/

This auction includes many rare and unusual majolica pieces including the Minton fox and mushroom game tureen. Visit our website for photos.

Telephone bidding will be accepted at this auction on any lot with a minimum opening bid of $5,000.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sparrows, Fine French Antiques: After 36 Years, we are retiring - STORE SALE





Sparrows majolica collection http://www.sparrows.com/

Sparrows offers the Baltimore-Washington corridor an incomparable selection of French antiques, including 18th through early 20th century furniture, lighting, ironwork, sculpture, paintings, majolica, faience and pottery, country to formal, in a full range of styles and periods up to and including Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Art Moderne.

HUGE RETIREMENT/STORE CLOSING SALE!

After 36 years in business, we are retiring, and have decided to close our brick-and-mortar store. Our entire showroom inventory is now being liquidated, with every single item on sale. Our website does not reflect sale prices - call or email for the latest pricing.

Beginning January, 2010, we will begin to accept items for restoration, and expect to resume offering an exceptional selection of French antiques through our website. We thank you for your support and appreciation over these may years.

We are closing our brick & mortar location. Everything in our current inventory is on sale. We can be reached by e-mail (sparrows@sparrows.com) or telephone (toll free 1-888-800-1235) for more details. We have so enjoyed collecting majolica and along the way meeting so many wonderful collectors.

Let us know if you would like any more information about anything.

Regards, Lori

Lori Chaikin
Showroom Manager
Sparrows Antiques
Kensington, MD 20895
301-530-0175
lori@sparrows.com

Monday, September 7, 2009

At Auction - Derrill Osborn's Lifetime Bovine Collection

FD Luxe, a Dallas Morning News monthly fashion magazine, announced in its Bid Time column, that Derrill Osborn's, Lifetime Bovine Collection will be up for action October 14th, at Dallas Auction Gallery. The collection consists of over 500 items (oils, Staffordshire, Black Forest carvings, and Majolica). Most of the items celebrate a bovine theme. Read the entire article at: http://shopping.dallasnews.com/SS/Page.aspx?sstarg=&facing=false&secid=68818&pagenum=10

Learn more about Derrill Osborn at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrill_Osborn

Derrill in Paris: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qjpwnPW4c1o/R8pxbk1AS0I/AAAAAAAADCw/eFwMKQaruKU/s1600-h/AmericanInParisweb.jpg

Friday, September 4, 2009

Decorator Article in Southern Accents - Features Majolica

The Sept/Oct 2009 issue of Southern Accents has an article titled Capturing Cashiers, by Grace Collins Barr. It guides us through a spectacular North Carolina mountain retreat of Dorothy and Walter Fletcher. Several of the rooms feature majolica as a predominate decorative art. The article starts on page 102 and I couldn't find the same photos at the Southern Accents web. The issue is currently at home delivery and you can find majolica throughout the dinning and kitchen areas.

Monday, August 10, 2009

House Beautiful, September 2009

House Beautiful, September 2009, in their "Kitchen of the Month" column feature a Woodside, California kitchen by Suzanne Tucker. Lots of majolica and palissy ware help bring Provencal landscape colors into this beautiful kitchen. It runs from page 128 to 132.

"It is easy to set and interesting table when there's so much great majolica to work with."

Home delivery is out, should to be on newsstands.

http://www.housebeautiful.com/kitchens/dream/french-country-kitchen

Monday, July 27, 2009

Shipwreck of the 'Loch Ard' in 1878, and its Minton Peacock

We have always heard the story if this Majolica Minton Peacock - but here is more of the its tail - http://www.flickr.com/photos/garden-chris/3750699423/

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dallas Auction Gallery Palissy - September 2

Dallas Auction Gallery has scheduled a September 2, 2009 - 6 P.M. auction including a superb 40 pc. collection of antique French and Portuguese Palissy ware.

40 lots of good English majolica

Garth's Auctions, Inc. received a consignment of about 40 lots of good English majolica from a member of the Majolica International Society that we’ll be selling in their July 25 auction. We have included a link below to the catalog “landing” page where folks can view the entire catalog in the format of their choice.

http://www.garths.com/WebPhotos/7_25_09_Catalog/07_25_09_catalog.asp

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this auction.
Cheers, Andy Richmond

Auctioneer/Appraiser
Garth's Auctions, Inc.
Post Office Box 369, Delaware, Ohio 43015
Telephone: 740.362.4771, Mobile: 740.972.5094
Email: andy@garths.com
Web: www.garths.com

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Announcing Majolica Heaven 2010, Dallas, Texas

The Majolica International Society's annual meeting for 2010 is taking shape. Save the dates of April 29, through May 2, 2010. The annual convention, majolica exhibit and sale will be hosted in Dallas Texas. Our Hotel will be the fabulous Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas

If you're not a member of the society and want to attend the 2010 convention - Join at: Membership Invitation .

Online: Antique Trader Majolica Article

Majolica was once high-tech trend - June 17, 2009 by Mark F. Moran

In 1851, California had been the nation’s 31st state for only four months, and Millard Fillmore was U.S. president; Elisha Otis was perfecting his brake equipped elevator, and Robert Bunsen was tinkering with the burner that would one day bear his name; Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale,” toured America in a spectacle organized by P.T. Barnum; Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” was being hailed by critics. Read the rest of this artilce at: Antique Trader Articles

Monday, June 1, 2009

Majolica Heaven 2009

The Society's May 2009 "MAJOLICA HEAVEN" - was a stunning exhibition and sale of thousands of pieces of English, American, French and other Continental Victorian Majolica from the world's foremost dealers.



The Society wishes to thank the dealers that worked so hard to make it the huge success that it was.

MAJOLICA HEAVEN 2009 - EXHIBITORS:
Corinne Agesilas - Paris, France
Jesse Davis - London, England
Lisa Gaffney - Terra Mare Antiques, New York, NY
Linda Ketterling - Toledo, Ohio
Phillipe Meunier & Jean Defrocourt - Paris, France
David Tulk, Madelena Antiques - North Frambridge, England
Charles Washburne - Solebury, PA

Saturday, May 30, 2009

bon appétit magazine - June 2009

COOKING LIFE/Salmon Gets Fraîche - A short, delicious recipe with a long, nostalgic history.

By Molly Wizenberg,
Photography by Elinor Carucci

My Father was a doctor by day , but in his off hours he was what some might call a little bit obsessed with fly fishing. When I was growing up, our house had two freezers: a modest one in the kitchen, stocked with ice cream and a few packs of frozen peas, and an imposing, jumbo-size model that stood in the garage. Humming like a swarm of bees. It held a few forgotten TV dinners, but for the most part, it was dedicated to one item only: salmon, entire sides of it, brought back from my father's annual fishing trip. Every summer, he and a couple of friends would pack up their rods and their waders, top off their flasks, and fly to Alaska in search of wild salmon. When he returned a week or so later, a box of loot came with him: the fish he had caught-cleaned and gutted and ready for the freezer -enough to feed our family of three until the following summer.

The centerpiece of my father's weekend wardrobe was a khaki fly-fisherman's vest, the kind with a million tiny pocket, and his bookshelves were thick with short stories about rivers and streams.

The rest of the story and Molly's recipe can be found in - bon appétit magazine - June 2009

Molly Wizenberg is the daughter of Society member Toni Wizenberg. Many of the Society members can identify with the nostalgic image that Molly creates of her father, Moe. He is now deceased. Moe was a long-time executive of the Majolica International Society.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Convention 2009 Begins - 4-30-2009

Well the 2009 Majolica International Society convention has begun.

New York weather has been very agreeable. It allowed me a beautiful run in Central Park where I did get a chance to see the Pavilion Tunnel and view the 19th Century Minton tile ceilings. Outstanding!

The members arriving early were treated to a bus ride to Long Island collector homes. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Friday has the same trip planned for those that arrived today.

MajoliCake and Coffee is planned for this evening and will have great member presentations about the whys and hows of their collecting habits.

Wish you were here.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Victorian Homes - June 2009 - Mad About Majolica

Member Wanda Matthes and Trilogy Antiques conrtibuted to the new article, Mad About Majolica - Victorians cherished this richly colored earthenware, in the June 2009 issue of "Victorian Homes" magazine. The article is in the collections department and written by Donna Pules - Murphy starting on page 18. The issue just came out for home delivery and should be available at newsstands.

MIS Library Updates

The Society has added more articles to the MIS Member Area use your MIS member USERNAME and PASSWORD to access the area and read these new articles at: Article Library

If you're not a member - Join at: Membership Invitation

MAJOLICA HEAVEN 2009 - May 3, 2009

"MAJOLICA HEAVEN" a stunning exhibition and sale of thousands of pieces of English, American, French and other Continental Victorian Majolica from the world's foremost dealers.
May 3, 2009

MAJOLICA HEAVEN 2009 - EXHIBITORS:
Corinne Agesilas - Paris, France
Jesse Davis - London, England
Lisa Gaffney - Terra Mare Antiques, New York, NY
Linda Ketterling - Toledo, Ohio
Phillipe Meunier & Jean Defrocourt - Paris, France
David Tulk, Madelena Antiques - North Frambridge, England
Charles Washburne - Solebury, PA

Free - and open to the public

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dear MIS members,

I hope to see you at the annual meeting of the Majolica International Society in New York April 30- May 3, 2009. The annual meeting and the great opportunity to visit three private extraordinary majolica collections should not be missed.

The Hilton Hotel on 6th Avenue & 54th St will again be our centrally located “home.” It is within walking distance to just about the very best New York has to offer – theatres, museums, great shopping, fabulous antiques, and restaurants. It will be a great chance to be in an exciting city as well as enjoy sharing our love of majolica.

The deadline for the excellent Hilton convention room rate has been extended.
SO CALL NOW.


Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Tel. 212-586-7000
Fax 212-315-1374

We will have an unprecedented opportunity to visit the magnificent majolica collections of Marilyn and Ed Flowers in Bay Shore, NY, Gabrielle and Michael Ehrenthal in Woodmere, Long Island, and Donna and David Reis in Rye, NY. Private buses have been chartered for all these trips. In addition, Joan Graham and Thea Benenson have invited us again to their Manhattan apartments to view their wonderful collections.

With kindest regards,

Maryanne H. Leckie
Vice President, Membership
Majolica International Society
Convention Registration

Philippe Meunier & Jean Defrocourt


MAJOLICA & PALISSY WARE
19th Century European Majolica

Paris, France & Plano, TX

Carefully selected during our latest survey of Majolica collections in Europe. Our latest acquisitions will be unveiled at the MIS Convention in New York. Feel free to ask if you have any questions and email us at: majolica75@wanadoo.fr
We will answer any request.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Christie's has some fabulous majolica items up for auction.

Sale # 2159 at Rockerfeller Center, New York.
19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009
Lots 138 to 154 and lot 158
More information will be posted to their web as we get closer to the auction date.

Visit Christie's Online: Track lots, view condition reports, place bids, and watch auctions in real time with Christie's Live

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Threat to Minton Archive by Martin Bailey

Reprinted from the March 2009 issue of the Art Newspaper, a British art periodical

Threat to Minton Archive, by Martin Bailey

Potteries Museums Mount Rescue Plan
LONDON. The Minton ceramics archive faces dispersal, following the financial collapse of the Waterford Wedgwood Group in January. Minton, founded in 1793, had been acquired by Royal Doulton in 1968, which in turn was bought by Waterford Wedgwood in 2005. Bonhams, which has been advising over the Minton archive sale, has valued it at around £6m. With material dating back to the late 18th century, the Minton archive ranges from painted designs for plates to financial records. Among the major 19th century designers represented are Augustus Pugin and Christopher Dresser. If the archive goes to auction, it would be divided into lots and dispersed. In the present situation, the Waterford Wedgwood administrators, Deloitte, are obliged to maximise the proceeds, and this might well involve breaking up the collection.

A rescue plan is now being mounted jointly by the Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston and the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on- Trent. The archive would be jointly owned, but would normally be stored at the Wedgwood Museum, which has modern facilities.

Discussions are currently under way on the price, since the museums feel that £6m is excessive; they have commissioned independent valuations suggesting a figure around half that sum. Approaches are being made to the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund.

The government appears supportive. Deputy chief whip Lord Davies said in the House of Lords on 11 February: we are "fully seized of the importance of the archive and we want to see it intact and, preferably, in the Potteries [area of Midlands]".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wedgwood in the Nineteenth Century

By Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, published in The Magazine Antiques

The Wedgwood ceramics manufactory, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and is one of the oldest potteries functioning today, has been the subject of numerous monographs, exhibition catalogues, journal articles, and even a novel. Read the rest of the story.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Minton Archive saved from being SOLD

One of the world's most important ceramics archives has been saved from being sold at auction, The Sentinel can reveal. The Minton archive, which features drawings dating back to 1793, was set to go under the hammer at Bonhams in London this month following the collapse of owner Waterford Wedgwood. Read the rest of this story

Wedgwood collapse may shatter Minton Archive

A collection of ceramics drawings described as the crown jewels of the Industrial Revolution is on the brink of being broken up and sold after the collapse of Waterford Wedgwood. Read more at the TIMES ONLINE

Monday, February 16, 2009

What is Faience Earthenware?

Top Dinnerware Trends Site - Popularity of Faience earthenware resurged in the 1850’s and continued through the turn of the twentieth century for what is called Victorian majolica. Limited production of faience, majolica, and delft continues through the present. More from Top Dinnerware Trends.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Victorian Majolica

Victorians have the reputation for humorlessness and a duty above all, but their choice of pottery and dishes displayed a strong sense of irony and downright whimsy! iTaggit Blogs has the entire article

Member Michael Strawser's Majolica Auctions - April 3 & 4 in Hatfield, PA

Michael has updated his web site and loaded a large number of photos for his upcoming Majolica Auction on April 3 & 4 in Hatfield, PA. He has
many nice pieces in the auction including Minton Monkey and Blackamoor garden seats, a rare George Jones quail game dish with chicks, Minton Heron walking stick stand, George Jones cobalt full size picket fence and daisy cheese keeper, Minton fountain, rare Minton oyster server, a nice selection of oyster plates and a large selection of "Tobaccoiana" which includes humidors, cigar holder and match strikers. Visit more photos.

Member Lisa Gaffney - Future Shows

Lisa Gaffney's Terra Mare Antiques will be showing at: The D.C. Spring Antiques Show, March 6-9, Booth 555. And then again March 14-15, Booth 3106 at The NYC Pier Show. Preview her show at Terra Mare Antiques

Member Laurence Vauclair - A Paris shop you shouldn't miss


Her gallery presents a unique panorama of nineteenth century ceramics: Suiveurs de Palissy (Palissy Ware), Majolica.

Amateurs and collectors worldwide meet here to see and appreciate exceptional pieces by the greatest ceramists of the time.

The Galerie is also a place where one can relate to the HISTORY and the RARITY of some pieces shown for the delight of the clientele.

Laurence Vauclair knows how to show her passion for ceramics and is eager to share information.

Member Jesse Davis @ Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show

Jesse Davis Antiques, Booth #914, Majolica, 1860-1900 Read the entire article

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fab Flash: Top 10 Fall Colors Revealed

New York Fashion Week, the Pantone Color Institute has just revealed what it thinks will be the top 10 colors for Fall. Read the whole story about MAJOLICA BLUE.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Convention 2009 Invitation

MAJOLICA INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY

Dear MIS members,

I hope to see you at the annual meeting of the Majolica International Society in New York April 30- May 3, 2009. The annual meeting and the great opportunity to visit three private extraordinary majolica collections should not be missed.

The Hilton Hotel on 6th Avenue & 54th St will again be our centrally located “home.” It is within walking distance to just about the very best New York has to offer – theatres, museums, great shopping, fabulous antiques, and restaurants. It will be a great chance to be in an exciting city as well as enjoy sharing our love of majolica. The deadline for our excellent convention rate at the Hilton is 3/24/09.

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Tel. 212-586-7000
Fax 212-315-1374

We will have an unprecedented opportunity to visit the magnificent majolica collections of Marilyn and Ed Flowers in Bay Shore, NY, Gabrielle and Michael Ehrenthal in Woodmere, Long Island, and Donna and David Reis in Rye, NY. Private buses have been chartered for all these trips. In addition, Joan Graham has invited us again to her Manhattan apartment to view her wonderful collection.

Details and pictures of these exciting collections are in the December issues of “Majolica Matters”. Go to: MajolicaSociety 2008 December and if you can’t find your password, contact Duane at duane@majolicasociety.com

With kindest regards,

Maryanne H. Leckie
Vice President, Membership
Majolica International Society

Houston Antique Dealer Association Spring 2009 Show

HADA - The Houston Antique Dealer Association Spring 2009 Show:
Friday, February 13, 2009 through Sunday, February 15, 2009
George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall B
Show Hours:
Friday, February 13 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 14 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 15 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The following MIS Members will exhibit:
CARA Antiques, Langhorne, PA
Jerry S. Hayes, Oklahoma City, OK
Philippe Meunier & Jean Alonso , Tyler, TX

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Peter B. Schiffer, 60, Chester County, PA book publisher dies

Peter Berwind Schiffer, 60, who parlayed a family background in farming and antiques into a specialty publishing business, died Dec. 19 of a heart attack. Philadelphia Inquirer Story

Saturday, January 31, 2009

MIS Library Updates

The Society has added more articles to the MIS Member Area use your MIS member USERNAME and PASSWORD to access the area and read these 5 new articles at: Article Library

If you're not a member - Join at: Membership Invitation

The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will host a lecture by Melissa Bennie, Christie's vice president of 19th Century European Ceramics

February 9, 2009, The Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle will host a lecture by Melissa Bennie, Christie's vice president of 19th Century European Ceramics and Glass. She will discuss "Majolica for the London Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851." The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Free for CCSC members; $15 nonmembers. Call 622-1128 or (914) 273-3167 www.Stamford Advocate

Friday, January 23, 2009

21st Annual Convention Plans for Majolica International Society

Announcing our Majolica International Society: 21st Annual Convention; Thursday, April 30 - May 3, 2009; New York, New York. Please start making your plans!

Learn more about the 2009 annual convention: 2009 Convention Details

Hilton, New York, New York; 1335 Avenue of the Americas at 53rd Street. Call the hotel's direct phone: 212.586.7000 for reservations for the convention.
The MIS resistration application blank is at: 2009 Reservation Form

Member Charles Washburne - The New York Times - Art Review

Conversation-Piece Buys, Maybe. Intriguing Histories, Definitely.
. . . . . If you ask for back stories to these squibs, you could bring out long accounts about how pottery relates to the sweep of politics: how anti-Prussian majolica makers in 1880s France would attach figurines of rats beside a Prussian helmet on an inkwell ($7,875 at Charles L. Washburne Antiques), or how British potters in Liverpool treasonously inscribed pro-American slogans on 1810s pitchers for the lucrative export trade ($2,000 to $6,000 at William R. and Teresa F. Kurau). . . . . Read the entire article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/arts/design/23amer.html?_r=1&ref=design

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Member Nicolaus Boston - Antiques And Art At The Armory Hits A High Note

New York City: By the time Antiques and Art at the Armory. At the clients' opening, shopping began almost as soon as the doors opened. Nicolaus Boston Antiques of Ireland was among the first to break out the bubble wrap and tape for a prized offering by Christopher Dresser. The rare Aesthetic Movement piece of pottery, a matte finish brown bird descending into a turquoise vase, was bought by a local collector. With that on the wing, other collectors still had plenty more to enjoy, including Boston's centerpiece, "The Mermaid," an 1878 majolica sculpture by Albert Carrier Belleuse featuring a shell and mermaids.
Read the entire article: http://antiquesandthearts.com/Antiques/AntiquesShows/2009-01-20__11-12-07.html

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama's First Meal As President Has A Lincoln Theme and - Hot Majolica Roses

The floral arrangements, designed by JLB Floral of Alexandria, Virginia, will feature Red Charlotte roses, Rouge Basier roses, Hot Lady roses, a floribunda rose called Hot Majolica, hydrangea in shades of blues and purples, and light blue delphinium in a footed brass compote. After the luncheon, the floral arrangements will be given to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

See a photo: http://inaugural.senate.gov/images/content-luncheon-flowers.jpg

Acquisition of Buten Wedgwood Collection Makes Birmingham Museum's Holdings Largest in U.S.

BIRMINGHAM, AL.- The Birmingham Museum of Art announced today the acquisition of the Buten Wedgwood Collection of more than 8,000 objects made by the Wedgwood factory in England dating from 1759. Combined with the Museum’s existing Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection of more than 1,400 objects, the recent acquisition establishes the only collection of its kind in the U.S., and the largest and most comprehensive collection of Wedgwood ceramics outside of England. With this acquisition Birmingham will present two and a half centuries of Wedgwood production. The year 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the company. Read more:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=28489

Design and Culture - The Majolica House

Derided as hideous beyond measure when it was first built, Otto Wagner’s Majolica House marks a pivotal point in the architect’s career. Turn-of-the-century Vienna was a crucible of artistic experiment, as architects such as Wagner, and his students Josef Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann, turned away from the eclectic historicism that had marked Viennese architecture.

http://www.designandculture.com/2009/01/majolica-house/

Member Linda Feld

Membership ....we are into a New Year....
Visit my extensive collections at http://www.dsgantiques.com/
We made many upgrades to our web site.
Linda Feld, lgf@dsgfrisco.com

Members Philippe Meunier & Jean Alonso

MAJOLICA & PALISSY WARE -19th Century European Majolica
Philippe Meunier & Jean Alonso Defrocourt, New York, NY & Paris, France

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

January 22nd – 26th, 2009; Miami Beach Convention Center; Booth #920

HADA Houston Spring Show

February 13th - February 15th, 2009; George R. Brown Convention Center; Booth number 719
Carefully selected during our last year survey of Majolica collection in Europe, our latest acquisitions will be unveiled at the show. We hope to see you soon. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

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