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Estate Sales Made Easy at Legacies Upscale Resale

When you find yourself needing to dispose of a large number or variety of previously-treasured household items, it can be tricky figuring out what has true market value and what should go to Goodwill.

If you have an entire estate to settle or are moving or downsizing, we can do a site visit to evaluate the pieces you want to sell/donate (furniture initially priced at less than $25, jewelry initially priced at less than $15 and other items initially priced at less than $10 are automatically considered donated and not consigned).

We’ll help you set prices and find transport. Then, our volunteer staff will present the items attractively in our large, beautiful store. You split the earnings with Cancer Support Community (CSC), our beneficiary.

The process is much simpler--and less time-consuming--than an estate sale.

We also work with people preparing for an estate sale--to help with pricing--and those who have already held a sale to help them determine what to do with items that did not sell.

There is no charge to open an account at Legacies, so it is always worth giving us a try to find new owners for items you no longer want or need. We set prices, based on our sales experience and research, that will maximize both your and CSC’s income.

What sells

  1. Home goods such as kitchenware, mirrors, lamps and decorative items.
  2. Furniture: You can send us pictures of your furniture, or bring pictures into the store. After determining whether your items meet our requirements, you will be responsible for moving the furniture to Legacies--but we can provide a list of movers who work with us.
  3. Jewelry, particularly high-end vintage items in excellent condition.
  4. Boutique items such as name-brand purses, scarves, and belts.
  5. Framed Art of all types, particularly by well-known local or national artists.
  6. Holiday-Themed Items like china, tea services, tablecloths, cloth napkins, centerpieces and wreaths.

Where the money goes

CSC logoWe exist to help individuals fighting cancer. One hundred percent of donation proceeds go to CSC. Consignment proceeds are split 50/50 between you and Cancer Support Community.

For nearly 30 years, CSC has been enhancing the lives of people in the local community with free support and services to improve quality of life and survivorship. They provide non-medical care to anyone with any type or stage of cancer, and to their family. The goal is to support a holistic, patient-active approach to wellness.

For 25 years, we have been supporting CSC’s 200 monthly programs that complement conventional medical care, enhance quality of life, strengthen survivor care, improve recovery, and facilitate better communication with medical teams.

What we don’t take

  • Mattresses
  • Large appliances
  • Gym equipment
  • Electronics
  • Textiles (except holiday-themed)
  • Rugs
  • Unframed art
  • Rocking chairs
  • Pianos

We do not accept drop-offs; merchandise is accepted by appointment only.

The Consignment Process

First, you and Legacies sign a Consignor Contract. We provide insurance for items priced at $1,500 or more.

Items stay on the floor for 60 days. Those that do not sell within 30 days are marked down 15 percent. You may pick up unsold items at any time during the 60-day period. If an item does not sell within 60 days, and it not picked up (after we notify you), it will be considered donated.

Every 30 days, you receive 50% of your items’ net proceeds via mailed check.

For more information about Legacies, email us at info@shoplegacies.com. To set an appointment for us to visit you, or for you to bring in merchandise or show us photos in person, please email dbarnes@shoplegacies.com.

 

 

What’s a Fair Price for Lladró Figurines?

Lladró porcelain figurines are delicate, handmade statuettes created in Valencia, Spain between the 1950s and today. Bought new, the figurines cost anywhere from $100s to $1,000s. The highest price ever paid for a vintage Lladró was $130,000 at auction.

Lladró designs illustrate life’s precious moments, which may account for the statuettes’ collectability. The company offers limited edition figurines for the collector’s market, but has added decorative items and home fixtures in recent years.

History

Lladró is the story of three brothers with a passion for porcelain. Opening shop in Almàssera, Spain, in 1953, Juan, José and Vicente first made plates, vases and ceramic figurines inspired by the works of European sculptures Meissen, Sèvres and Capodimonte.

The company opened its first retail store in Valencia in 1955, with the first factory following in 1958. Today, the factory covers a million square feet and employs 2,000 people.

Designed in glossy, pastel colors, Lladró figurines embody nostalgia and charming human feelings. While many pieces are displayed in ordinary household curio cabinets, some of the most intricate pieces are found in prestigious museums around the world.

Finishes

  1. Glazed pieces have a glossy finish, and are most popular with collectors.
  2. Matte figurines are not glazed. They are either painted or completely white (bisque). Most matte pieces were retired in 1991 because of low sales. Only highly-popular pieces are offered in both glaze and matte today.
  3. First available in 1970, Gres pieces are made with a different type of porcelain. These figurines feature terra-toned pigments that make them look like pottery or stoneware.

Popular collections

  • Lladro figurineCapricho: Lacy, delicate pieces created between 1983 and 1991.
  • Elite Limited Editions: Pieces with elaborate details, first available in 1974.
  • Goyesca: Inspired by Spanish artist Francisco Goya.
  • Lladró Society Members: Available only to club members from 1985 to 2000.
  • Privilege: The next generation of “Society” pieces, made from 2001 to 2010.
  • Black Legacy: Designed to celebrate African-American culture, initially called “Black Heritage.”
  • Christmas: This large collection has ornaments, tree toppers, nativity scenes, bells and statuettes.
  • Legend: Introduced at the end of the 1990s; features porcelain coupled with gold and precious stones. The collection includes fairies, elves, and angels.
  • Re-Cyclos: Introduced in 2005, these are new items from important designers.

Determining authenticity

Lladró started using an official logotype in 1960, but the identification mark has changed throughout the years:

  • Before the 1960s, marks were etched into the porcelain. The first  “L” was elongated to underline the Lladró name, and the words “Valencia,” “Espanna,” or “Made in Spain” are included.
  • Logotypes used from 1960-1970 were imprinted into the bottom of the figures.
  • Marks from 1960-1963 include “Lladró Espanna made in Spain.”
  • Logotypes from 1964-1970 do not have the word “Espanna.”
  • In 1971, Lladró started using the blue stamp familiar to  collectors. It reads “Lladró made in Spain” and has a logotype like a bellflower or tulip.

Limited-edition pieces have the number stamped into the bottom, for example: #98/500.

If a seller is not willing to show you the bottom of the figurine or if the piece lacks an identification mark, it is most likely counterfeit.

At Legacies Upscale Resale, we make every effort to authenticate our Lladrós. We always let customers examine them closely before purchasing.

What should you pay for secondhand?

Secondhand, small common Lladró figurines cost $10-20. Medium-size-and-complexity statuettes go for between $75 and $150. A complex piece will set you back $,1000 or more. The Don Quixote series, and retired and limited-edition figures go for top dollar.

Condition matters, but some pieces are so rare, they are valuable even if chipped or scratched.

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What’s the Difference Between Crystal and Glass?

Crystal is a subset of glass. There are three main criteria for crystal as established by the European Union in 1969:

  1. a lead content over 24%,
  2. a density of more than 2.90, and
  3. a reflective index of 1.545.

John Kennedy, head of technical services at Waterford (the world’s foremost purveyor of high-end crystal based in Ireland) sticks strictly to these guidelines for Waterford crystal.

Outside of the EU, however, this definition is usually disregarded. In the United States, any glass with more than 1% lead content is called crystal.

What makes a glass crystal?

crystal glasswareThe term “crystal” often refers to glassware that has a more elegant form than the everyday glassware you use at dinner. You bring out “the crystal” for special occasions. However, that is not an official difference between the two. There is actually no universally agreed-upon definition of crystal (beyond the EU definition), but a general rule is that crystal contains lead.

The lead or other minerals used in crystal strengthen the material, so you can have thin and elegant, yet somewhat durable glassware.

How are crystal and glass glassware made?

Crystals are pure elements with an orderly pattern of atoms, molecules, or ions. Crystals occur naturally, but can also be formed by man though a mechanism of crystal growth called crystallization or solidification.

Technically, the application of the term ‘crystal’ to glass is inaccurate, as glass is an amorphous solid. By definition it lacks a crystalline structure. Yet the term has stuck around and remains popular.

Glassware can be made from many materials, most often sand, soda ash and limestone, which are melted at high temperatures. It can also include potash, zinc or barium. The most recent ingredient used is titanium.

As stated above, only products that are 24% lead or more should be technically be called "lead crystal." Products with less lead oxide or other non-lead metal oxides, should officially go by the names " crystal glass” or “crystallin.” Still, they are all often known as the catch-all name, crystal.

Color, brilliance and strength

The color and brilliance of glass varies, depending on its contents. Glass made with iron tends to have a green tinge, while glass made with soda-lime has an aqua tint. Some people find these shades unattractive, but glasses with a greenish hue are usually stronger.

Crystals generally are light in color and mostly translucent. Some clear crystals reflect light into different colors. When held in the right position, the refraction and dispersion of light from crystal will create a rainbow.

Glass also tends to be stronger than crystal, which is why crystal glassware is often only reserved for special occasions (that, plus it should not be put in a dishwasher). The use of lead in the crystal makes the glass soft and malleable, allowing for the formation of detailed patterns and designs you don’t find in glass glassware.

The high lead content is why crystal “rings” when tapped, and is heavier than normal glassware.  Depending on the structure, patterns and rarity of the crystals, crystal can be much more expensive than glass.

Beyond the table

Companies like Waterford and Swarovski make crystal vases, bowls, picture frames, candlesticks, clocks, jewelry, chandeliers and more. You can almost always find exquisite crystal items at friendly prices at Legacies Upscale Resale.

Used for awards and recognitions because its heft conveys “momentous” and it can be engraved, crystal is often given as wedding, graduation, new baby and hostess gifts for the same reasons. Since crystal items are frequently used only for celebrations, they are often in like-new condition when donated or consigned to Legacies.

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Tax–and Other–Benefits of Donating to Legacies

You can save money on your taxes by donating property to Legacies Upscale Resale. Tax-deductible donations are contributions of money or goods to a tax-exempt charitable organization. These donations can substantially cut your taxable income, and at Legacies, they also help people struggling with cancer through Cancer Support Community (CSC).

To claim tax deductible donations on your taxes, you usually need to itemize on your return by filing Schedule A of IRS Form 1040 or 1040-SR.

But for the 2020 tax year, you can deduct up to $300 of cash donations without having to itemize. This is called an "above the line" deduction. In 2021, this deduction is $300 per person (not per tax return). Married couples filing jointly can deduct up to $600 without itemizing.

Deduct up to 60% from your adjusted gross income

Most people can deduct up to 60% of their adjusted gross income for charitable donations (or up to 100% for cash gifts—the CARES Act of 2020 eliminated the 60% limit), but you may be limited by the type of contribution and the organization (contributions to some veterans groups, foundations, fraternities and burial grounds have a lower limit).

The limit applies to all donations you make throughout the year, no matter how many organizations you donate to. Contributions above the limit can often be deducted over the following years through a “carryover.”

Claiming tax-deductible donations

  • Log deductions every year. When you file annually, you'll usually need to itemize your deductions each year to claim tax-deductible donations to charity. That means filling out Schedule A along with your tax return.
  • Make sure it is worth it to itemize. Itemizing usually takes more time than taking the standard deduction, and it may require more expensive tax software or involve a higher bill from the person who prepares your taxes. Plus, if your standard deduction is more than the sum of your itemized deductions, it might not be worth it to itemize.

Standard deductions range from $12,550 to $18,800 for 2021, so if you don’t donate goods worth more than that, it will not be worth your time to itemize.

  • Get the proper documentation. For cash or property donations worth more than $250, the IRS requires you to get a written letter of acknowledgment from the charity. It must include the amount you donated, whether you received anything in exchange, and an estimate of the value of those goods and services. You must receive the letter of acknowledgement by the date you file your taxes for the year you made the contribution.

Fill out Form 8283 if you’ll deduct at least $500 in donated items. You must attach an appraisal of your items if they’re worth more than $5,000.

You can also take a tax deduction for volunteering at Legacies

You can’t deduct the value of your time or service, but expenses related to volunteering for an organization like Legacies can be tax deductible donations. Personal, living or family expenses do not count, but you can deduct mileage—deducting your actual expense for gas, etc. using receipts, or taking the standard charitable work mileage deduction, which is $0.14 per mile for 2021.

Keep receipts if you plan to deduct actual expenses. You may need them if you're audited.

An even greater benefit: supporting Cancer Support Community

All proceeds from Legacies Upscale Resale benefit CSC, which provides free support services to cancer patients and their families. Your donations and consignments help fund over 200 monthly programs at CSC.

CSC complements conventional medical care, enhances quality of life, strengthens survivor care, improves recovery, and facilitates communication with medical teams.

*This above information should not be used at tax advice. Please contact your tax professional.

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Collecting Vintage Glassware? What you Need to Know

A popular category at Legacies Upscale Resale is vintage glassware from Pyrex, Fire-King, Corning and other brands.

Pyrex

Around 1910, Bessie Littleton acquired a wet-cell battery jar made with a new type of glass her husband, Jesse, had told her about. A research physicist at Corning Glass Works, Jesse was testing temperature-resistant glass for industrial use.

Bessie’s favorite baking dish had cracked, and she wondered if she could use the battery jar instead. Jesse cut the jar down, and Bessie baked a cake in it. The discovery led to Pyrex cookware, launched in 1915.

A series of manufacturing advancements in the ’20s and ’30s made Pyrex cheaper to make just as patriotic, budget-minded homemakers came to prefer American-made kitchenware. Pyrex was clear glass until 1936, when opaque “opal ware” was brought to market. It became the white background to the bold colors and patterns popular among collectors today.

As interest in Pyrex grows, so does the value of certain patterns. Owning Pyrex doesn’t mean you’re sitting on a gold mine, but an unusual dish could be worth thousands. Gooseberry, Friendship, Butter Print, Dianthus, Starburst and pink Stems patterns are highly sought-after. Complete pink or turquoise sets also demand top dollar.

Pyrex was, and still is, produced in the United States, Canada, England and Australia. Each country produced original designs that are collectable. Look for stamps or labels with “Made in…” markings. Brand names like JAJ (England) and Agee (Australia) also reveal origin.

With options at every price and in a myriad shapes, sizes and colors, all collectors can find Pyrex pieces to suit their taste.

Fire-King

Created by Anchor Hocking, Fire-King is similar to Pyrex. The brand’s Jade-ite, an opaque green glass produced from the ’40s through the ’60s, got a boost from Martha Stewart in the ’90s when it first appeared in her magazines and TV shows. Prior to that, shoppers could walk into an antique store and pick up Fire-King's Jane Ray pattern in Jade-ite at a reasonable price.

The square Charm dinnerware pattern came predominantly in opaque Azur-ite, Forest Green, and Royal Ruby. It is easily recognizable from its shape.

Sapphire Blue ovenware is highly-prized for its beauty. Anchor Hocking manufactured this glass from 1942 through the '50s. Dinnerware produced in Sapphire Blue is referred to as “Philbe.” Once you learn to recognize the color, it is easy to spot.

Another popular pattern is Game Birds. These pieces feature decals depicting different types of fowl on white glass mugs, plates, tumblers and bowls.

Affordable alternatives are the flowered Fleurette, Honeysuckle, and Primrose decals on milky white glass dinnerware sets.

The Meadow Green pattern is the least expensive. This white glass, produced from 1967 to 1977, has an avocado green floral pattern.

Corning Ware

Corning Ware is a combination of glass and ceramic called “Pyroceram” accidentally discovered by Dr. S. Donald Stookey at Corning in 1953. He was working with photosensitive glass and put it in an oven to heat it to 600 degrees F. When he checked it, the oven was at 900 degrees.

Stookey pulled the glass out with tongs but dropped it. It reportedly hit the floor and bounced unbroken, and Corning Ware was born. It became available in 1958 in the Blue Cornflower pattern, which is still popular. Later came Floral Bouquet, which was released in three varieties between 1969 and 1974, and many other patterns.

Rare sets of Corning Ware in uncommon patterns can pull $1,000 or more. We can’t promise you that kind of return, but if you like Corning Ware, it is worth a visit to Legacies to see what’s in stock.

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Still Popular 129 Years Later: Swarovski Jewelry

Swarovski jewelry was born in 1892 when Daniel Swarovski, the son of an Austrian glasscutter, patented a machine that could cut glass into crystals that were virtually indistinguishable from diamonds.

To make a Swarovski crystal, quartz sand, potash, sodium carbonate and red lead are melted in a stew at high temperatures.

The potash makes it easy to shape the crystals. Then polishing and the Aurora Borealis coating (developed in the 1960s; the process creates rainbow refractions) give the crystals the brilliance of diamonds—without the hefty price tag. The crystals are not as hard as diamonds, however, so you have to be a bit more careful with them.

The company has a patent on the electric glass cutter designed by Daniel, so no other crystals look like Swarovski.

Red Lead and Safety

Some people worry about the red lead Swarovski uses. Lead is toxic, and is banned in many countries. But Swarovski uses lead on the glass, not the metal, so it cannot transfer into skin.

The metal on Swarovski pieces is usually gold- or rhodium-tone plated. Some pieces have a palladium tone, and are coated with a PVD base metal. Swarovski jewelry with a gold tone has a top layer of pale-yellow gold.

Because the materials used are not precious, Swarovski jewelry is not highly-valued per se. But the brand is so highly-regarded, Swarovski pieces are priced higher than those from competitors.

Swarovski uses higher-quality materials, and the process of creating a Swarovski crystal is complicated compared to other glass jewelry. The company’s precision cutting is unmatched in the industry to this day.

Making Sure Your Swarovski is Real

No matter where you buy the jewelry, confirm that the dealer works directly with Swarovski to make sure what you are buying is genuine. Check credentials on the vendor’s website. Authentic Swarovski comes with an official certificate, and the box has a patented Swarovski swan logo.

Absent a certificate and box, there are other ways to verify Swarovski:

  • There shouldn't be any bubbles in the crystals,
  • all facets should meet and point upwards,
  • each crystal should be identical in size and cut,
  • crystals in the same color family should look identical,
  • and there should be no scratches or oily sheens on the faces.

You can also check the seal code on the tag, if there is one. At Legacies, we clean and authenticate every piece of jewelry, ornament and decoration we label “Swarovski.”

Swarovski Cachet

The brand has had some amazing moments. Marlene Dietrich’s 1932 comeback film Blonde Venus brought Swarovski to the attention of the masses. After Dietrich’s costumes and jewelry glittered with crystals in that film, an endless parade of starlets showed up onscreen and on the red carpet wearing Swarovski head to toe.

In 1961, Audrey Hepburn wore Swarovski as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A year later, Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy wearing a dress dripping with the crystals. (Watch her here).

Brands like Christian Dior, Victoria’s Secret, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and the Royal Canadian Mint have partnered with Swarovski.

There’s always a giant Swarovski crystal on top of the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree. And at the 2018 Academy Awards, 45 million Swarovski crystals decorated the stage’s focal set piece.

Buying Secondhand

If well cared for, Swarovski jewelry can last a lifetime. That’s why you can find exquisite vintage Swarovski pieces in great condition at Legacies Resale Shop in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park Plaza.

We sell the following Swarovski items:

  • necklaces
  • pendants
  • bracelets
  • rings
  • earrings
  • watches
  • home accents
  • Christmas ornaments

Our inventory changes frequently, so stop in often to see what Swarovski treasures we have this week!

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What is Midcentury Modern? How Can You Tell? Why is It Popular?

“Midcentury modern” is a hot buzzword. So-called midcentury furniture and design are everywhere--on TV show sets, in fashion and hip restaurants. But what does midcentury modern really means?

The word is used very loosely to describe furniture, architecture and graphic design from approximately 1933 to 1957 (experts disagree on the exact years). The time period refers to the larger modernist movement, which had its origins in the Industrial Revolution, and later the period after WWI.

The Book that Sold America on the Style

The term was actually invented by author Cara Greenberg, for her 1984 book, Midcentury Modern: Furniture of the 1950s.

Greenberg’s book sold over 100,000 copies, and was said to capture the “verve, imagination and zaniness of the period” by The New York Times. The popularity of midcentury modern design that lingers today began with Greenberg’s book; most of the 1950s styles were out of fashion by the late 1960s.

Several events catapulted midcentury modern’s appeal beyond a small group of design fans to the mainstream in the mid-1990s:

  • Collectors drove up prices by orders of magnitude beyond the original value of items such as plywood folding screens, marshmallow sofas and pretzel armchairs.
  • While some midcentury furniture manufacturers were still in business, most had gone out of production by 1990. Even getting something still in production would have required an architect or designer to help you before 1992. But that changed in 1993 with the opening of a Knoll retail showroom in SoHo. Because of a decline in the office furniture market (more people were working at home), the company stopped giving architects and designers a 40% discount—selling their designs at trade prices to anyone who came into the store.

The showroom was a huge success, leading Knoll to convert other contract showrooms into consumer-oriented shops. As time went on, more and more pieces became available to average homeowners.

  • At the same time, many “iconic” midcentury designs were reissued by the likes of Herman Miller. The company reissued pieces from its archives. The new pieces stayed true to the original designs, with updated elements such as current fabric and material technologies. Customers welcomed the furniture, because other midcentury modern offerings were often low-quality knock-offs.

Herman Miller took a chance and launched a webstore in 1998. The rest is history: from that year, Herman Miller midcentury modern has been in high demand.

  • The sale of such reproductions got another boost in 1999 when Californian Rob Forbes launched Design Within Reach (DWR), a direct-mail catalog and online business. DWR gave consumers direct access to midcentury modern pieces that were once only available to the trade, and gave the masses a design education. Every piece of furniture was shown with a biography of the product's designer.

Midcentury Today

Mass-produced pieces made in the ’50s still get amazing prices, even items made from inexpensive materials such as fiberglass and plywood.

But you have to be careful shopping for midcentury modern. Stores and websites carry both genuine items, and items that are of no design significance.

The market for midcentury pieces with documentation has exploded in the last 15 years. That phenomena started in 2005, when a Carlo Mollino table sold for $3.9 million at auction.

The media has helped keep midcentury modern in vogue. Magazines Wallpaper and Dwell, launched in 1996 and 2000 respectively, supported the look. Even House Beautiful has gotten in on the act with special sections.

Shopping Midcentury at Legacies

The volunteer salespeople at Legacies are well-informed about the value of our midcentury pieces and can steer you toward the style and price range right for your home.

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Identifying Your China Maker, Pattern and Value

If you have acquired heirloom china or glassware, you are probably wondering the name of the manufacturer and the pattern name—along with whether your possessions are of particular value.

Here are some clues:

The Type

There are three main kinds of porcelain, which we Westerners call “china.” Knowing the production process used to make your pieces will narrow down your pattern and its vintage:

  1. Bone china was first made in England in the mid-18th The process involves adding bone ash to finely-ground stone and clay. The tea sets, vases and dinnerware made from this process are delicate and thin.
  1. Hard-paste porcelain– This type of “china” was actually originally actually made in China. It included ground alabaster and kaolin, a clay mineral including silicate and alumina. Hard-paste porcelains made today may include quartz as well. Germans started making tableware items from this material in the early 1700s.
  1. Soft-paste porcelain– Later, Europeans used a softer clay, often from the Limoges region of France in the southeast. 

Translucency, Color and Sound

If you can see light coming through the piece when you hold it up, it is probably bone china. Bone china is often more ivory-colored than white. White china is usually hard- or soft-paste porcelain. Tap the edge of your piece with a coin. If it makes a high-pitched sound, it is probably hard-paste.

The Backstamp

What we consider “fine” china usually has a mark on the back identifying the manufacturer. If there are two marks, one may be the manufacturer and the other the painter/glazer. Backstamps provide a clue as to the date of china, because historically, manufacturers changed stamps frequently. Using a magnifying glass, you can see the writing on the mark. Or use your phone to take a picture and enlarge it on your computer.

There are websites that can help you learn more about your china once you have the backstamp.

  • Kovels has an extensive library of backstamps. Search by mark shape, initials or full names on the stamp.
  • Gotheborg has photos of marks and details about the manufacturers.

Very early bone china piece may not have a backstamp. If yours does not, a  professional appraiser can help identify the pattern and estimate its value.

Details

Looking at the following details can also help narrow down the pattern, once you have determined the manufacturer:

  • Gold or gilt edging
  • Colors of the dishes themselves or paint on the dishes
  • Images like flowers, Asian motifs, people, birds or animals

Go Online

Once you have all of the above information, websites can help establish the name of your pattern.

Try these sites: Replacements.com for all manufacturers and National Shelley China Club, Meissen China Patterns, Robbin’s Nest Noritake Directory, The Spode Collection or Haviland Online for specific manufacturers.

How Old is It?

Some patterns have been in constant production for decades or centuries. The backstamp can help you figure out when and where the piece was produced. Use the backstamp sites given above to compare yours to the stamps used by the manufacturer at different times.

How Popular is It?

Certain china patterns stand the test of time and have remained popular with collectors for centuries. These are some of the most desired patterns:

  • Spode’s Blue Italian
  • Meissen’s Ming Dragon
  • Royal Copenhagen’s Flora Danica
  • Deruta’s Raffaellesco

Finding China of Beauty and Value at Legacies

It’s fun to shop for china at Legacies Upscale Resale in Cincinnati, because we often have quite a variety. Whether it is valuable in the minds of collectors or not, you may find a pattern you love, and your “new” dishes will become priceless possessions.

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Kitchenware Event Starts on March 2nd!

It’s that time again! Our annual Kitchenware event is here!

Join us as we showcase a wide selection of new and gently used small kitchen appliances, modern and vintage cookware, table ware, and serving pieces. Some featured brands include Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Oster, Pyrex, Corning Ware, and Dansk.

Event begins in store on Tuesday March 2, 2021.