Archive for the ‘pottery’ Category

Grab Your Scuttle Mug and Lather up!

July 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

No, I’m not talking about your favorite java in the shower.   Scuttle mugs were a popular item in the mid to late 1800’s. Scuttle mugs were actually... (more)

Historic Preservation – FAST FACTS

May 16, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Preservation Fast Facts…   >More than 4.8 Billion Artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections, and archaeological... (more)

Risk Management for Collections

May 16, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Risk management and insurance are two different but interrelated functions when discussing adequate collection care and protection. Protection in the context of this article will mean indemnification not... (more)

Knowing your s…tuff: Connoisseurship in Art and other Fine Things

August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

While researching a painting for an appraisal I began to remember a discussion on connoisseurship in one of my appraisal courses. What is it? How do you obtain... (more)

Membership in the Irish IPAV !!

July 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I have just been accepted to join the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland as an Overseas Member. I will now be offering appraisal services to... (more)

Art Loss – Fraud, Theft or Damage

March 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

It’s more exciting and newsworthy to talk about theft. The FBI’s art theft program Web site states: “Art and cultural property crime – which includes theft, fraud, looting,... (more)

Significant problems found with current appraisals

February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

An appraisal is a record of an item to prove its existence, establish its identity and communicate a value through an established methodology. In reviewing a number of... (more)

New Rule on Cargo Is Shaking Art World

February 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

Let me first post the credits… New York Times, Randy Kennedy, Feb. 12th 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/arts/design/13transport.html?sudsredirect=true Here’s the edited version: …the stuff of real nightmares: the possibility that airline employees... (more)