Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Haeger Potteries

The Haeger Potteries (1871-2016) was a family-owned ceramics company that operated for 145 years in East Dundee, Illinois.  They made diverse decorative and function ceramics over different eras of production and four generations of ownership.

Cornucopia Vase
Large vase with black drip swirl
Large pink compote with grapes
Small white basket

Thursday, February 21, 2019


6" diameter, plastic or resin. These appear to be replicas of antique, hand-struck coins.  On the right is a head of Arethusa surrounded by four dolphins representing the sea.

Monday, January 21, 2019


Chalkware wall plaque of a Roman bust, framed on brown velvet. Probably Alexander Backer.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pinecone Milk Pitcher

5.5 inch high milk pitcher with pine cone design on one side. Marked on the bottom "Made in USA". Probably made by Stetson.

Sunday, January 13, 2019


With the help of Reddit the hallmarks have been deciphered.  This spoon was made in 2000 by James Brent Ward, I bought it directly from him years ago in Edinburgh but subsequently forgot his name.  Good thing we have makers marks I guess!  I may not have been born with a silver spoon but I have one now.