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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


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

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