Washington Antiques Show A ceramics exhibit and a...

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January 04, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Washington Antiques Show

A ceramics exhibit and a diverse selection of antiques that will appeal to new and experienced collectors alike highlight the 46th annual Washington Antiques Show, running today through Sunday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

This year's show celebrates "Ceramics - Old and New," with an exhibit that includes a selection of prized ceramics illustrating the cross-cultural influences from the Chinese and Japanese on English and Continental designs. The ceramics, developed over the centuries, include porcelain, earthenware, stoneware, hard paste, soft paste and bone china. A variety of educational programs on the exhibit, including hands-on demonstrations, are scheduled throughout the four-day show.

On Discovery Day, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, show-goers can have family heirlooms and antiques or photographs verbally identified and appraised by show exhibitors. The cost is $5 per item.

Show exhibitors will also give informal 15-minute talks on ceramics and a variety of other subjects from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at their booths. Seminars, lectures and docent-guided show tours are also featured.

In addition to the educational programs, 45 dealers from across the nation will be offering their wares, including period furniture, porcelain, glass, silver, prints and rugs.

The annual event benefits Thrift Shop Charities; proceeds help to improve the health and lives of more than 100,000 children and families in the Washington metropolitan area.

The show is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit site is at 2500 Calvert St. N.W. Admission is $12. For show information, call 202-756-5291 or visit www.washingtonantiques.org.

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