8 posts tagged Art pottery

Antiques Collection: Gerbing & Stephan Majolica Vase c1890

Beginning as Schiller & Gerbing in 1829 and eventually becoming Gerbing & Stephan in 1861, this once significant ceramics company produced some superb Majolica pottery. The battle scene vase in our Antiques collection is a wonderful example bearing Gerbing & Stephan marks used between 1861 and 1900. They show a very clear 'G&St.' mark. Continue Reading

Antique Terms (M)

The Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms (M) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with the letter 'M' including definitions and short histories covering everything from MacIntyre to the Martin Brothers, Moorcroft, Minton and Musket. Listed alphabetically, so simply scroll through or use the search function to find the word or term you are looking for. macheleid, georg heinrich (ceramics - porcelain re-invention - thuringian) Georg Heinrich Macheleid ... Continue Reading

Mark V. Marshall

Doultons Mark Marshall like George Tinworth, trained at the Lambeth school of Art After training at Lambeth he moved on to work at a local masons yard During this period he also helped at the Martin Brother's pottery until 1874, when he joined Royal Doulton. Mark Marshall's work is some of the boldest and most exuberant ever produced at the Doulton Art Pottery. Many of his pieces undoubtedly owe much to the Martin brothers, with grotesque and fanciful animals modeled in high relief and ... Continue Reading

Charles Noke

Charles Noke was Royal Doultons premier designer and modeller. Here we examine why and Charles Noke's life, his work, the Doulton relationship and his history. In 1899 the Doulton studio recruited a young designer by the name of Charles Noke. He is now regarded as the brainchild behind Royal Doulton seriesware, a range of products were standard blank pottery shapes (everything from plates to jugs, bowls to vases and teapots) could be decorated with a consistent theme. Initially, Charles ... Continue Reading

George Tinworth

Royal Doultons George Tinworth was their most important designer of decorative vases, jugs and humorous figures and animals. George Tinworth (1843 - 1913), was born in Walworth in 1843 the son of a wheelwright. George was supposed to work with his father but he liked to spend his time carving bits of wood. George Tinworth's talent as a modeller and potter were recognised by J. C. L. Sparkes, the headmaster at Lambeth School of Art, where Tinworth, having pawned his overcoat to pay for his ... Continue Reading

Doultons Hannah Barlow

Hannah Barlow is one of Royal Doultons most popular and most collectable artists. Hannah Barlow was one of two Barlow Sisters employed at Doultons London factory. An expert tube liner, Hannah Barlow's pieces are amomg the most sought after of all Doulton artist designs. Hannah produced her renowned animal designs and her sister Florence produced floral studies for nearly forty years. The two women were prominent in the field of decorative arts long before Clarice Cliff or Susie Cooper, ... Continue Reading

Antique Minton China

Collecting Antique Minton China and the history of the 200 year old Minton Company. Thomas Minton founded his factory in 1793 in Stoke-upon-Trent, England. He was famous for Minton ware, a cream-coloured and blue-printed earthenware as well as majolica, Minton bone china and Parian porcelain. Throughout its history Minton has often led the way in adapting fashions to the field of ceramics, resulting in a huge range of styles. Minton was just behind Spode with its production of Minton ... Continue Reading

Antique Vase Fish Marked 444

My mother-in-law gave us this antique vase. She loved the elegant little gaping mouth fish and so do we. by Stephanie Hatfield (Florida, USA). Photo shows our pretty pink fish vase But we have never found details of the registration number that matches the maker. We are so curious about the origins and value of our little pink fish antique vase. We used to use the vase as a toothbrush holder until we thought better of taking it for granted. Now this antique vase is perched up high ... Continue Reading