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Maria Martinez Pottery

Maria Martinez Pottery

Authenticate, date your Maria Martinez piece by its signature, or lack of signature, and learn the history of how she perfected blackware pottery. Maria created pieces with family:  Julian, Adam, and Santana. Watch video now of Dr. Lori providing tips and appraising an $8,500 Martinez piece in front of a live audience. [Video]

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Lalique

Lalique
Find out what to look for when identifying valuable Lalique glass pieces such as vases, plates, and bottles. Plus, learn why the pieces are not crystal and do not contain lead and how to spot the many fakes that exist.
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Currier & Ives Prints

Currier & Ives Prints

Values and history for Currier & Ives prints, how to identify the prints by their subject matter, size, and paper, plus who created reproductions with value.

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French Impressionism

French Impressionism
Impressionism features city and rural subjects, quick brushwork, color theories, thickly applied paint, and landscapes produced by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, and others. Learn about current market values for Impressionist art.
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Walter Emerson Baum

Walter Emerson Baum
A Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Dr. Lori highlights Baum's training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, his teaching at the Baum School of Art, and his valuable paintings of landscapes.
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Spode

Spode

Tips to identify valuable pieces of Spode china and ceramics by their mark and pattern including the Blue Willow and Christmas Tree patterns of Spode. Values for plates and sets are shared.

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Ranulph Bye

Ranulph Bye
Dr. Lori discusses the works of Bucks County, PA artist, Ranulph Bye. Bye worked as a teacher and author, and accomplished watercolorist and painter capturing the Pennsylvania landscape through his works of art.
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Rembrandt Prints

Rembrandt Prints

Biography and values for prints by the famous artist Rembrandt. Understand how some of his valuable works are restrikes and unsigned, and how to identify his prints.

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Moulin Rouge Artists

Moulin Rouge Artists
The artists associated with the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub including Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and others are discussed for their impact on the 19th Century art movement, Post Impressionism in France.
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Cuzco School Paintings

Cuzco School Paintings

History and tips to help you identify valuable works by Cuzco school artists. Along with portraits of the Virgin Mary, some of the tell-tale signs of an authentic work include floral borders, vivid coloring, and gold-leaf overlay.

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Valuables Auctions Missed

Valuables Auctions Missed

Like to shop at auctions? See three valuables auction houses missed that shoppers like you found. Dr. Lori authenticates all three pieces with their value combined at over $1 million dollars. Total paid at auction only $320. Good finds for shoppers. Bad for those who used auctions to sell.

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