How to Identify an Antique Cameo?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

How to Identify Antique Silverplate Flatware?

Antique silverplate flatware comes in a large variety of designs and pieces. Identifying it requires a certain amount of savvy regarding this complex industry. The use of a thin coat of silver over... Read More »