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Speakers Announced for 29th Arts & Crafts Conference

Speakers Announced for 29th Arts & Crafts Conference Whenever we have been asked how it is that the Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference has lasted 29 years ("longer," someone pointed out, "than the original Arts & Crafts movement"), the answer is simple: our focus has never wavered -- the education of the Arts & Crafts collector. Whether it be the choice of seminar topics, small group discussions, workshops, special Great Hall displays, demonstrations, house tours, walking tours...
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$395Tiffany & Co. Sterling Brooch Early Mark Plus Box

A sterling silver floral brooch by Tiffany & Co. with a mark dating from 1910-47 in an Arts and Crafts style. Marked Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling and with a stylized 'M' for the directorship of John C. Moore III.

Maker: Tiffany & Co.
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date made: Ca. 1910
Dimensions: Measures 1 3/4" across and 15/16" wide.

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Cemetery Adventures

Cemetery Adventures

I grew up in a cemetery.

Three cemeteries, in fact.

Growing up in a small Scandinavian town (population 850) on the Illinois prairie, I always assumed that every town had three cemeteries: one for the Lutherans, one for the Presbyterians, and one out in the country for those who didn’t care.

Much later, I realized that the choice wasn't quite that simple, but for a ten-year-old boy with a Schwin bike with unlimited miles, it made perfectly good...

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Arts & Crafts Businesses

California Historical Design, Inc510-647-3621

We specialize in Vintage Stickley Arts & Crafts Furniture as well Limbert , Roycroft, Lifetime, Harden and other furniture designers of the period. We carry art pottery and hammered copper, esp. Bay Area copper such as Dirk van Erp & Harry Dixon.

2988 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA

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Collector's Guide

Dod Stewart - Collector and Art Patron - Passes Away

Dod Stewart - Collector and Art Patron - Passes Away

George "Dod" Stewart, known to many in the art pottery world and a familiar face at every one of the 28 Grove Park Inn Arts and Crafts Conferences, passed away on Friday, July 17, at the age of 67. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 23, at the Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell, LA.

While Dod was known to many of his Southern friends as both an artist and a patron of the arts, he will best be remembered by so many of us for his...

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Novick, Falick Serving Tray

Novick, Falick Serving Tray Falick Novick (1878-1958), serving tray, Chicago, IL, hand-hammered sterling silver, stamped signature, large and impressive, 18.25"dia x 1"h, Provenance: David Rago; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $3,538.
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