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  • LOCAL TREASURES: WINFIELD PARISH DISCOVERS LONG-LOST ANTIQUE FRAMES

    January 29th, 2014 · 9:00 am  →  Blog

    When making decisions to sell or donate works of art and antiques, we recommend that you first consult an expert to evaluate the situation. As the parishioners at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield, IL, can attest, once works of art or antiques have been sold or donated, it can be exceedingly difficultRead the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: RESEARCH, AUTHENTICATION, AND THE DISCOVERY OF A LOST MASTERPIECE

    January 24th, 2014 · 8:37 am  →  American History Appraisal Authentication Blog

    January 2014 marks MIR Appraisal’s 20th year of business. In honor of this exciting anniversary, we will revisit our archives and present stories from our past that exemplify MIR Appraisal’s dedication to high-quality and thorough research as an integral part of our appraisal process.  During the summer of 2011, MIR Appraisal received an inquiry fromRead the Rest…

    Beauties and Bisque: Collecting KPM Porcelain

    January 3rd, 2014 · 10:32 am  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Antiques Blog

    KPM is an acronym for the German Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur. It was originally opened in 1751 by William Caspar Wegely, then purchased by Johann Erst Gostkowsky in 1757, and finally by Frederick II in 1763. It was at this time that the current name was given and the use of theRead the Rest…