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Tips for using this site

There are three different ways of searching the information on our site:

  • By keyword, such as 'doulton' or 'roseville'
  • By category, such as 'Furniture’ or ‘Ceramics'
  • By using 'Advanced Search'

Searching by keyword

The search box in the gray bar above the main menu bar at the top of each page is a general search box. If you enter a word into here, the entire site will be searched for instances where that word appears.

The search results page will then show results of all types of content where that word appears. These include:

  • Antiques and collectibles from our comprehensive catalog
  • Articles
  • Forthcoming news & event listings
  • Blog entries
  • Dealers and auctioneers whose listings include that word.

Searching this way is ideal if you are looking for general information on a subject, as you will see everything our site contains about it in one simple screen.

You can also search by keyword within a specific section of the site, for example, antiques and collectibles in our catalog, or articles on a specific subject.

Simply click on the relevant section in the blue menu bar and enter your keyword into the search box in the middle of the page titled 'Search within this section'. The results page will then only show results from that section.

Searching by category

Categories are listed in the gray box on the left hand side of site. All articles, videos, and antiques and collectibles in our catalog are categorised with at least one of these categories. Clicking on one of these takes you to a results page for that category.

At the top of this results page, you will see a selection of antiques and collectibles from the catalog within that category. Underneath these you will find boxes containing the titles of, and links to, articles, videos, and other types of content for that category.

You will also notice that the category has now gained subcategories, for example 'Vases' within 'Ceramics'. Clicking on one of these subcategories will narrow the results down to content associated with that subcategory.

You can also search by keyword within a category, by entering a keyword into the box titled 'Search within this section'. Searching in this is more targeted and is helpful if you are interested in Tiffany glass, but not Tiffany metalware.

Searching using ‘Advanced Search’

Our advanced search feature allows you to make highly targeted searches. You combine a keyword search with specific categories, such as Furniture or Ceramics, and types of content, such as Articles or Videos. Simply enter a keyword into the search box, select the types of content and categories you wish to search in, and click on ‘Search’.

Other helpful information

  • Searches are not case sensitive, but please ensure you are using the correct spelling of a word or name.
  • You do not need to include European accents in your keywords.
  • If you are looking to find more out about china, such as a dinner service, please search in 'Ceramics'.