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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Appraisal of Continental Majolica Plates, c. 1900

Watch David Rago's appraisal of Continental Majolica Butterfly plates, ca. 1900, from a Pittsburgh episode of PBS' Antiques Roadshow.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Majolica on Masterpiece Theater - Downton Abbey Series

Look what we spotted in the 2012 run of Masterpiece Theater's "Downton Abbey".
The year was 1916, and the servants were just at the end of their lunch in the servant's area. Carson was seated and Daisy was cleaning up the table. In her right hand is an English Pineapple Majolica Sardine Dish!
Great work Masterpiece Theater.

Monday, February 6, 2012

HADA Antiques Show & Sale, March 2 - 4

HADA 2012 Spring Antiques Show & Sale March 2 - 4
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
George R. Brown Convention Center - Hall B, Houston, TX

Celebrate America’s oldest association of antiques dealers, Houston Antiques Dealers Association that was established in 1964. Support a beloved Houston tradition that gives back to the community. Shop one of the most recognized antique shows in the country and discover extraordinary treasures from museum-worthy furniture to brilliant objects of arts.

MIS Member Linda Ketterling will be showing over 200 pieces of majolica, including several rare woodland pieces by Hugo Lonitz, at the Spring HADA antiques show at the George Brown Convention Center on March 2-4, 2012. Please go to for more info or contact Linda at for a discount admission card.
MIS Members Jean Alonso Defrocourt & Philippe Meunier will also be showing at the Spring 2012 HADA Show along with their wonderful painting of Benard Palissy.