How to Identify Antique Paperweight Manufacturers?

Answer Identifying a paperweight as antique is difficult enough---identifying the manufacturer of an antique paperweight presents its own challenges. Paperweights normally do not have signatures or carry ... Read More »

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How to Identify an Antique Cameo?

Antique cameos are beautiful works of art, as well as jewelry. According to Vintage Jewelry Lane: "the word cameo specifically describes a relief image which is raised higher than its background an... Read More »

How to Identify Antique Dinnerware?

Antique dinnerware is often passed from generation to generation. Tableware can include china dinner plates, salad plates, dessert plates, cups and saucers. Often an entire set may be passed down, ... Read More »

How to Identify Antique Cut Glass?

America came to the forefront of cut glass production when high-grade silica deposits were discovered there in the middle of the 19th century. Lasting only 50 years, until the start of World War I,... Read More »

How do I identify antique light fixtures?

Light Fixture FinishExamine the finish of the light fixture to assess the material from which it is made. Use a soft cloth to clean the surface thoroughly. Sometimes when light fixtures need cleani... Read More »