Bad News- It's probably no surprise that we will have to cancel the May 30,31 show due to the virus.
The Next Tanners Vintage,
Antiques and Crafts Show is
July 25th and 26th at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in the front A room (by the Atlantis)
A large portion of our vendors and Customers are "not as young as we used to be". As such we just don't feel we should take any chances and it is only right to not encourage getting together at this time.
I've been optimistic hoping that this would blow over and we could have the show but it just isn't happening. I will have the July show signups open in the next few days. The vendors signed up for May have first pick.
On a brighter note I've been in negotiations to include an antique vendors part in the Hot August Nights swap meet. It will depend on the virus situation but for now it looks like we will have the upper ring in the Livestock Pavilion at the Livestock Events Center. I'll let you know as time goes by.
For the July Show we will be in hall "A" at the North end of the Convention Center
It is best to park in the North Lot - Next to the Atlantis.
WE WILL HAVE FREE PARKING!!!
Tell the parking attendant you are going to Tanners
Antique Tin Glazed Earthenware
|A Rouen faience tray, mid 18th century, "decorated in the Rococo manner with an amourous Watteauesque couple set in a stylized garden setting," according to the auction description. It sold for about $12,000 + the buyer's premium in 2015. Image courtesy: Dreweatts Donnington Priory and LiveAuctioneers
Earthenware has a long history dating back nearly 30,000 years. The ability to form earth and clay into storage, drinking, cooking and household utensils proved helpful, especially as a nomadic life transitioned into more stable communities.
Earthenware by its nature is porous. Forming earth and clay into a pot or utensil, then allowing it to dry has limited use. It is fragile, unable to hold liquid and cannot be made too large as it is bulky, heavy and easily damaged. Firing it at temperatures as high as 1,100 degrees C (2,000 F) is the only way to strengthen it for daily use as a storage container.
However, to make it impermeable for the storage of liquids, a thin, clear coat of lead glaze and other oxides was fired to seal the pot. Later a tin oxide was added to form a white glaze from which a hand-painted decorative element could be applied.
Lead glaze vs. tin glaze
To fire correctly, the basic composition of clay used for earthenware today is 25% kaolin (a silicate), 25% ball clay, 35% quartz and 15% feldspar. When formed together and fired the result is a biscuit, or bisque, from which the final product is glazed and decorated.
A lead-based vitreous compound consisting of powdered glass melts over the earthenware at very high temperatures to create a glossy, transparent, impermeable coating. This type of "enameling" has been found in China as early as the 13th century B.C. Lead glaze is more durable than the tin-glazed compound and is used for molded decorative items that are painted after firing. Lead glaze alone was largely replaced by tin glaze about the 15th century.
Tin oxide was added to the lead glaze about the eighth century in region that is now Iraq to create a white opaque compound allowing colorful overglazes and design to be painted directly onto a mostly flat surface before being fired. This process required more skill since mistakes couldn't be corrected and therefore was more expensive to produce. Tin oxide became difficult to get during World War I and zirconium and zircon has since been substituted as a cheaper alternative, except in very small quantities.
Once tin oxide was added to lead glaze, most collectible earthenware is made with this formulation.
This is the French name for tin-glazed pottery first produced during the 15th century Renaissance period in the Italian city of Faenza, near Ravenna. Today, it is more of a catch phrase for white tin-glazed pottery glaze that doesn't have its own particular style. Usually the term refers only to the tin-glazed wares made in France, Germany and Scandinavia.
|Polychrome faience violin from Desvres. Floral decorations and horns of plenty. Total length: 16 inches
Said to have come from the Spanish island of Majorca to Italy in the 15th century, this style of tin-glazed pottery is highly decorated with vibrant stylized natural or historical events known as istoriato. It is common in collector circles to identify lead-glaze pottery as majolica and tin-glaze pottery as maiolica.
Two 19th century Italian majolica plaques depicting saints "in the manner of Benozzo Gozzoli (Italian, 1421-1497)," according to the auction catalog description. The pair sold for $38,000 + the buyer's premium in 2016. Image courtesy of Cottone Auctions and LiveAuctioneers
Antique Sarreguemines Majolica Birds Grapes Plate Yellow Green - 1835 - 1900 mark, France
A vibrant blue and white tin-glazed pottery from the city of Delft in the Netherlands. This style is easily recognized in the Delft blue tiles and jars showing Dutch scenes such as windmills. The heyday of Delftware is from 1640 to 1740 but became popular in England (known as English Delftware), Japan and China in the 18th century. Delftware production continued at a greatly reduced level through Victorian times into the 20th century.
Mid-18th century Dutch blue and white delftware, the smaller plate hallmarked with 'IVDH' for Jan van der Hagen of the 'Het Jonge Moriaanshooft' workshop. Image courtesy: Thomaston Place Auction Galleries and LiveAuctioneers
Tin-glaze pottery having a golden iridescent sheen is aptly named luster, or lusterware. Originating in the Middle East in the ninth century, this metallic glaze of copper and other metallic oxides provides an earthy brown to the white tin-glaze underglaze. Luster decoration became popular with English potteries in the first quarter of the 19th century.
A 19th century luster glazed Etruscan-style charger featuring bulls, lions and other animals surrounding a large rooster in iridescent black, red and gold from the Italian potter Ulisse Cantagalli recently sold for $2,500 + the buyer's premium. Image courtesy of Neue Auctions and LiveAuctioneers
Produced during the period of Muslim Spain beginning in the eighth century, tin-glaze earthenware was originally produced using Islamic and Christian elements, particularly the "IHS" monogram and personal coats-of-arms for export to Europe. The 14th and 15th centuries constituted the peak period before the Italian maiolica earthenware become prominent.
Tin glazed Hispano-Moresque copper luster charger, probably 16th century, decorated with leaves, flowers and acorns with luster gold rings and small circles decorating the reverse that sold for $2,200 + the buyer's premium in 2012. Image courtesy of Hyde Park Country Auctions and LiveAuctioneers
Is the earliest very high quality French pottery. From 1520 to 1550, a specialized and highly detailed bas relief white lead glaze earthenware was produced in the French city of Saint-Porchaire intended only for high-end collectors of the time. Known as Henri II ware or Saint-Porchaire Ware, only about 70 pieces survive from the period.
French potter Bernard Palissy (1510-1590) created high relief, polychrome lead-glaze natural scenes such as fish, snakes, frogs and even mussels often from taking casts of the real thing. Known also as "rustic ware," most examples at auction are 19th and 20th century reproductions attributed to the style of Palissy while the 16th century originals are considered museum pieces.
A 12" Palissy ware plate.
£3,600 Stamped Polakowski & Co. French 1890 Courtesy Talisman London
Making use of the white, glassy lead-glaze coating, potters in 18th century England, particularly from Staffordshire and Leeds, created a relatively inexpensive substitute for porcelain. Josiah Wedgwood's production of what was called pearlware was so prolific by 1780, that his mass- produced transferware was exported throughout Europe and undercut the more expensively produced tin-glazed, hand-painted earthenware.
Made for export to the United States, this early 19th century English creamware jug made in Liverpool features President Thomas Jefferson surrounded by a garland and the 13 original states that sold for $5,500 + the buyer's premium in 2016. Image courtesy: Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers
When reviewing auction values for vintage lead-glaze or tin-glaze earthenware, it doesn't seem as if there is a significant difference in the final hammer prices. The style, period, age and condition dictate what is more collectible.
Tin-glazed earthenware doesn't hold up as well as lead glaze, however. Edges, posts and the feet of tin-glazed objects are prone to crack and decay more often than the harder edge lead-glaze pottery.
While most early tin-glaze and lead-glaze pottery have higher auction values, a resurgence in replicating early Renaissance tin-glaze pottery in Italy in the early 20th century can be an alternative. Artists such as Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, Alan Caiger-Smith and others from the 1920s to the 1950s can be the start of an alternative collection. Even Picasso has his own brand of tin-glaze earthenware design.
There is a lot more to glazed earthenware to discover. With so many design elements and periods to choose from, tin-glaze and lead-glaze earthenware easily lends itself to the collector mantra: Collect what you like first.
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Below is the schedule of upcoming
Feb. 15,16 Hall A
Oct 31, Nov 1
Magic of Santa Craft Faire Dec 5,6
I'm sorry if any of the dates conflict with other shows,
I do my best to work around them
I'm also constrained by available dates at the Events Center
Please remember to shop at our show and small local stores for unique gifts. The antique stores I list here and places like the Buy Nevada First store in the Reno Town Mall are excellent places to shop and it helps your LOCAL neighbors.
Places to Stay:
RENO FILLS UP FAST IN THE SUMMER. PLEASE BOOK YOUR ROOMS EARLY!
Ramada Reno Hotel and Casino,
(Tanners Host Hotel)
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512, 775-786-5151
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The Ramada will reserve a block of rooms for us at a greatly discounted rate of $60 per night plus taxes.
To book your rooms, Please call the hotel directly at 775-786-5151
and ask for the Hotel Desk. The booking company doesn't know about the discounts.
Please call in advance.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (Next to the Convention Center)
Econo Lodge Reno-Sparks Convention Center
1885 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502
Sands Regency Hotel Casino
345 N. Arlington Avenue, RENO, NV 89501, 775-348-2200
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Feb 15,16 2020 Hall A
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A: Global Worming.
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A: Where in earth have you been?"
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A: When you haven't botany.
Q: What did the seed say to the flower?
A: OK, Bloomer.
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A: To make his soil rich!
Q: What did the summer say to the spring?
A: Help! I'm going to fall.
Q: Why are frogs so happy?
A: They eat whatever bugs them.
Q: What did the tree say to spring?
A: What a re-leaf.
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A: Because he was acting like a bay-bee!
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A: You're really growing, bud!
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A: With its honeycomb.
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A: Every Fall they "Let It Go"
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A: May - it only has 3 letters.
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A: FOUL spring weather.
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A: A robin.
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A: Help! I'm going to fall!
Q: Do you know all about April 1st?
A: Yes, I'm fooly aware of it!
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I'm really allergic to pollen... I feel this spring will be breathtaking.
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