14 posts tagged Chinese porcelain

Antique Terms (Q)

The Antique Marks Glossary - Antique Terms (Q) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with Q and covering everything from Qing to Quimper and Queens Ware to Quaich plus many more that you might find useful. Organised alphabetically; simply scroll through the list of antique terms or use the search function in the sidebar to find all mentions of the word or phrase you're looking for. qingbai (ceramic - chinese - porcelain) Chinese porcelain form the song dynasty ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (XYZ)

An Antique Marks Glossary for Antique Terms beginning with X, Y or Z Below you will find antique terms for words beginning with X, Y and Z including meanings and definitions that cover everything from x-chair to zsolnay and zeotrope. x-chair (furniture - medieval chair) A medieval x-framed chair popular in 15thC. Italy. and in 18thC. Britain by Sheraton. Sometimes called a savonarola. Antique Terms beginning with Y yao (chinese - ware) A chinese word meaning 'ware'. yataghan (milit... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (J)

Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms beginning with J From Jacobean to Jugendstil, below you will find antique terms beginning with the letter 'J' and other related words or antique terms begining with 'J'. jackfield (ceramic - japanese lacquer) Ceramics imitation of Japanese lacquer ware initially produced at Jackfield in Shropshire from c. 1750. It is also known as japanned ware and is covered in a glossy black glaze with gilded decoration. It was also produced by astbury, ... Continue Reading

Naples & Capodimonte Porcelain

The History of the Naples Porcelain company and how Capodimonte porcelain fits in. To trace the history of Naples Porcelain you have to look at the origin of Capodimonte Porcelain, the wares and the crowned N mark and periods. And; how production of Capodimonte Porcelain Figurines and floral displays dates back to the early eighteenth century and to the Kingdom of Naples. The father of Capodimonte porcelain is considered to be Charles of Bourbon (1716-1788) Son of Philip V of Spain and ... Continue Reading

Bow Porcelain

A little about the Bow Porcelain Company, the factory history and founder Thomas Frye. The Bow Porcelain Company was set up in East London to emulate Chinese porcelain and it did it so well that the factory was built according to an East India Company chinese prototype and was called New Canton. Wedgwood, Meissen and Worcester are all famous names in the world of ceramics But 250 years ago it was Bow porcelain that attracted worldwide attention, thanks to a young Irish painter who settled ... Continue Reading

Flow Blue Porcelain

The Earthenware that is Flow Blue Porcelain, an English china that satisfied market demand ... Flow Blue Porcelain is now a recognized category of antique porcelain that originated in the English region of Staffordshire. Flow Blue developed into a major porcelain category that can be attributed to the emerging English middle-classes of the late 1700s. In reality that categorisation is a misnomer. Flow blue was actually derived from a ceramic manufacturing technique and the porcelain is ... Continue Reading

Tin Glaze Ceramics

The History of Tin Glazed Pottery Ceramics. The manufacture and examples. Tin glaze ceramics, normally earthenware, known also as delftware or delft, was the first white pottery manufactured in England. Tin glaze is a clear lead glaze to which tin-oxide is added in a proportion of approximately 1:3. Tin Glaze Ceramics were very popular because they resembled Chinese porcelain. The new Chinese porcelain was very expensive and only the wealthy could afford to buy. The usual characterist... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (F)

The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg. Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful. The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by. The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antique Ceramics

Collecting Antique Ceramics offers the widest range of opportunities for antique collectors, buyers, and sellers. When collecting antique ceramics, you are collecting some of the most delicate, most beautiful and most varied items that manufacturers can produce. There are vastly more antique objects made of pottery, porcelain, earthenware or stoneware than of any other material and you probably have some beautiful antique ceramics in your home. You are more likely to possess antique ... Continue Reading

Chinese Figure Guan di – Grim Faced God of War

Guan di is a truly stunning Wan Li period Chinese figure by Kat Miller (London, UK) Guandi is known as The Grim Faced God of War and is Circa 16th Century Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period (1573-1620). He is an imposing seated figure about 15cms tall, wearing armour and robes with turquoise, aubergine and mustard details. His head is unglazed in typical period fashion and his expression is absolutely perfect. Tradition states that Guan-di brings luck and prosperity to your household. G... Continue Reading