Category: Antique & Vintage Porcelain

‘Porcelain Plus…’, Part 2: Porcelain + Crystal

The dramatic combination of art porcelain and rock crystal was something that only one studio – Albany Fine China – chose to utilize in any quantity. All of those designs also incorporated bronze as well. Several of the crystal-enhanced sculptures were an ‘upgraded’ version of the same piece’s standard porcelain-and-bronze version, the most interesting being…

Nefertiti: Six Decades of Portraits in Porcelain

‘A beautiful woman has come’ is indeed an apt translation of the famed Egyptian queen Nefertiti’s name. During the more than 100 years since the stunning limestone bust was discovered in 1912, she has been portrayed in the almost every medium; there have probably been hundreds of thousands of such busts mass produced, with widely…