Gretchen's son found me on the Internet when he read my comments on this site recounting my introduction to Gretchen's inspiring collection back in 1976.
Decorative cookie jars as a category of vintage kitchenware came of age in the United States in the early 1930s.
A beautiful and rare antique cameo jewelry collection, featuring the Victorian cameo and the Edwardian cameo.
These authentic antique cameos are carved in putty lava, green lava, sardonyx, shell, pale pink (angelskin) coral, red (noble) coral, orange (peach) coral, malachite, and even a highly unusual piece in genuine tortoise shell.
The prices stated in the antique utensil price guide represent the amounts received for items in recent auctions, online sales, etc. Condition and scarcity is everything when it comes to pricing – a simple melon shaped mold or boarder mold in “Good Condition” can cost .00 while you can expect to pay 0.00 or more for scarce copper molds with an elaborate shape. Coffee grinders or mills came in the configurations of box or lap mill and wall mounted or side mills. were patented on June 22, 1832, with the first Parker side mill being patented February 7, 1860.
Prices for antique utensils will vary greatly due to condition. Some examples of coffee mills can go back as far as the early 1800's. Garnet Terry designed a mill for coffee, spices, etc. Coffee grinders or mills came in the configurations of box or lap mill and wall mounted or side mills.