36 posts tagged antique marks

Shelley Marks & Collectible Shelley China

In 1910 Shelley marks were officially adopted by Wileman & Co of Foley Potteries and Foley China Works. Highly sought after Mabel Lucie Attwell collectibles bear the mark as do the wonderful Art Deco styled Harmony tea wares designed by Eric Slater and produced in the early 1930's. Shelley is popular among ceramics collectors and discovering you own a Shelley teaset or a Mabel Lucie Attwell piece could add nicely to your bank balance. Continue Reading

Dating Wade Marks

Keys to Dating Wade pottery and identifying Wade Marks Wade is historically famous for the introduction of the very collectible Wade Whimsies and the, almost as well known but not as popular today, Wade Gurgle Jugs and Decanters. Originally founded in 1810, today Wade Pottery produces branded decanters for Scots Whisky makers including Bells, Chivas Regal's Royal Salute, Grouse, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. George WADE (1864-1938), was born in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. His father was a ... Continue Reading

Finding Local Antique Auctions & Auctioneers

According to the British Antique Dealers Association there are around 20,000 antique dealers & antique auction houses operating in the UK, and more than 100,000 auction houses worldwide. Using our Antique Auctions Finder makes finding your local antiques auction easy. Continue Reading

Caring for Antique Carpets

A few sensible tips & some advice on caring for your Antique Carpets and Tapestry ... Our antique carpets and tapestries are amongst the most beautiful items we own. But they are probably subjected to the most abuse as caring for antique carpets and tapestries can be a time consuming job. Cleaning is relatively simple as long as it is done regularly and excessive wear is avoidable if correct placement is considered. But carpet, tapestry or any textile repair is rather more involved and ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antique Samplers

Highly Collectable Antique Samplers can be a very wise investment. A sampler is an embroidered panel of fabric sewn as a reference or a to demonstrate a range of sewing skills and different stitches. By the 18thC most antique samplers were sewn by young children, following patterns from books. They typically incorporate letters, numbers, a short poem or motto, the name and age of the child and the date. The word sampler, comes from the Latin word exemplum, meaning an example to be ... Continue Reading

What are Antique Marks?

Exactly what are antique marks and china marks. What can they tell you? Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction house valuation days, you probably wonder just how they get so much information about a teacup, vase or a piece of silver simply by turning the item upside down. The fact is the markings that are stamped, painted or impressed on the underside of most antique items can help you tell a great deal about a piece other than just who made it. The name of the pottery ... Continue Reading

Wedgwood Marks

An illustrated list of Wedgwood Marks presented in chronological order An easy to use chronological list of Wedgwood marks to help the Wedgwood collector, who is faced with many imitators, to date genuine Wedgwood antiques. Fortunately for the collector, Josiah Wedgwood was the first potter of note to mark his goods with his own name. Unlike the easily copied potters marks used by other manufacturers, for example the crossed swords mark used by Meissen; the Sevres double L mark, or the ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (U)

An Antique Marks Glossary of Antique Terms & Meanings beginning with U From undercut to urn, below you will find antique related words or antique terms beginning with 'u' and covering eveything in between. undercut (furniture - carving ) Ornamental carving that is cut so deep that the decoration stands out from the body of the piece and that in some parts stands completely free of it. underframing (furniture - support) The support structure under a seat, table top, dresser, cabinet ... Continue Reading

Josef Riedel Glass

Claus Josef Riedel his superb glass making and the Riedel family history. Josef Riedel was born in 1925 in Polaun, Bohemia. He died on 17 March, 2004, in Genoa, Italy, aged 79. Josef Reidel was a ninth-generation glass maker He was president of the world-renowned Austrian family company from 1957 to 1994, when he was succeeded by his son Georg. Josef Riedel, as the former president of Riedel Crystal and was one of the first in this age-old craft to realise that the design of a wine glass ... Continue Reading