We Have the Answers for All Lovers of History, Antiques & Touring Historic Sites
The answer is become an Ontario Quester.
The Questers Organization was founded in 1944 by Jessie Elizabeth Bardens, has approximately 650 chapters and 10,000 members in the U.S. & Canada, and supports preservation & restoration projects.
EXPLORE the world of antiques
DISCOVER something new at every meeting
COLLECT buttons, classic cars, paperweights (you name it, we collect it!)
SUPPORT a Scholarship and a Fellowship in Preservation and Restoration
ENJOY following the Questers motto: “It’s fun to search and a joy to find.”
VISIT interesting places
MEET the experts in all kinds of fields
VIEW interesting collections
HELP non-profit historical organizations
Quester Quiz Corner: When an antique porcelain piece is said to be “clobbered”, what does it mean?
Answer: In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when pieces of Chinese export porcelain were sent to European factories to have decoration put on with additions such as bordering, foliage, figures, animals, birds or full landscapes or scenery, there was sometimes a disregard for the old underglaze blue and white decorations as if it wasn’t there. When a European artist embellished a piece too much or without skill, the object was considered “clobbered”.