Antiques and collectibles searches on Kovels.com are often due to news of an interesting collection, a record price, or an amazing find that sends collectors off to do research. Pottery, porcelain, glass, and metals like silver, pewter, brass and copper are always popular with collectors and frequently searched. We have fine-tuned our search results for the first quarter of 2017 and here are 10 of the most searched-for antiques and collectibles categories that are creating interest among collectors and dealers.
1. Fenton (Pictured is a Fenton Blackberry Open Edge bowl. Price: $35.)
2. Depression glass
9. Occupied Japan
Our top search category was Fenton. Lately, we have been getting a lot of questions about Fenton in our letters as well as the searches on the website. The factory closed in 2011. The collector clubs and the Fenton store are still active. Only Fenton handcrafted glass jewelry is being made today.
The one that causes the most confusion is Capo-di-Monte. A very famous name in Italian porcelain, it was first used for porcelain made in Naples, Italy, from 1743 to 1759 and then in Spain until 1821. The name, molds, and marks were then bought and used by another company. Today, the Capo-di-Monte name and mark are used on cheaper pieces made in Italy, not by the original old companies. This causes confusion for new collectors. Searches show prices for old and new pieces.
For more prices, marks, and information, keep searching on Kovels.com. Find more prices here—the free online price guide—and in our newest book, Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2017.