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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Glazed and Confused: Etruscan Majolica: Fact and Fiction

Glazed and Confused: Etruscan Majolica: Fact and Fiction is always a great site. If you have a chance run over to "To Glazed and Cofused" and see Jimbo's comments about the web article "Etruscan majolica Potteries Historic Phoenixville Ties"

See his insite of "Facts and Fictions"

Friday, January 27, 2012

Society members & majolica enthusiasts,
The first ever Joan Stacke Graham Lecture has been scheduled for April 24, 2012. Attached is the contact information and address. This lecture is a joint project by the Bard Graduate Center and the Majolica International Society.
Please save the date!

Strawser Majolica Auction, April 13 - 14, 2012

This extremely rare George Jones majolica comport has just been discovered and will be a part of our April 13 - 14, 2012 Spring Majolica Auction.
Majolica Auctions will be traveling along the east coast south to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and back to Indiana picking up Majolica, Oyster Plates and other Antiques the first 2 weeks of February.

Contact Michael as soon as possible to schedule your appointment for him to pickup your items for the upcoming auctions.

Contact Michael at 260-854-2859 or email

Etruscan Majolica Pottery's Historical Phoenixville Ties

In the late 19th century, Phoenixville was known far and wide for more than just iron. Here are the people and the stories behind its illustrious pottery past.

By J.F. Pirro Read the rest of the story!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wedgwood Museum Saved!

It was announced just before Christmas that a judge at the High Court in Birmingham gave a verdict saying that the collection in the Wedgwood Museum, valued at £18 million, could be sold to help cover a £134 million pension deficit stemming back to the 2009 collapse of the Waterford Wedgwood pottery firm. This led to an outcry from the family, the local member of parliament, curators and ordinary Potteries folk, horrified by the idea that their region, which has already lost its pottery, coal and steel industries, could lose its proud heritage too. Experts believe any sale would undoubtedly see the collection broken up with the best items sold abroad.

Happily on Christmas Eve, the Daily Telegraph was able to report that billionaire John Caudwell, who was born into a working class family in Stoke on Trent in the 1950s and who made his fortune from selling his home-grown mobile phone company, had stepped forward offering to keep the collection intact, in place and open to the public.

Obviously there are many formalities to be gone through, but it looks as though the Wedgwood Museum has been saved.

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