The history of South Africa has been a turbulent and often a bloody one, creating a complicated coinage.
British forces arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1795 and after several spats with the Netherlands, the Cape Colony was formally recognized as a British possession by the 1815 Congress of Vienna.
A series of wars with the earlier Dutch Boer settlers and the native peoples, most notably the Zulu, followed.
By 1910, Great Britain had absorbed the northern Boer-ruled Transvaal Republic and ...
Coin Collecting Review - The Rare Brasher Doubloon
Ephraim Brasher was a noted goldsmith and silversmith who was highly regarded for his skills, and well known for his hallmark, which he stamped on his own coins and the coinage sent to him for assay.
In 1787 Brasher made a small number of doubloons and other coins for general circulation.
Doubloons because they were the coin of the realm and at the time, America had no established currency standard.
There were mints operating in some ...
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 ...
A Glossary of Coin Collecting Terms and their Meanings ...
Collecting Coins, like any passion hobby or interest has built up a set of coin collecting terms. A language all of its own.
Words and phrases used by coin collectors, numismatic practitioners and students of numismatics.
These basic numismatic terms, which are likely to cause the most difficulty for both the novice and the advanced coin collector, are included in this coin collecting glossary.
Our Index of Coin Collecting Terms and ...
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 ...
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...
Buy Your Collectable Antique Clocks from the Antique Clock Shop. Make a wise investment ...
Interest in antique clocks is growing and the antique clock shop offers an excellent selection of rare and collectable clocks.
From the simple alarm clock, which owes its existence to more than 6,000 years of thinking about time and tinkering with devices to accurately mark its passing, to collectable antique clocks that reflect the times and periods of their manufacture.
A good quality antique ...
Antique Bracket Clocks are regarded as the epitome of English clock making
Bracket clocks are not only beautiful to look at but they also have the added bonus of beautifully engraved script on the back of the movement.
Antique Bracket clocks are spring-driven pendulum clocks, most often housed in a rectangular case with a carrying handle on top.
Although the earliest clocks were made in Holland, they reached the peak of their development in England.
The wall bracket on which bracket ...
Collectable Antique Wall Clocks can be either Spring driven or Weight Driven
Antique wall clocks can be found in many forms almost all are collectable depending on condition.
The basic difference between them is they are either spring-driven clocks, which mostly run for eight days, or weight-driven clocks which run for 30 hours.
They range from the plain Edwardian school clocks to elaborate Ormolu mounted French Cartel clocks.
Antique Wall Clocks of the Victorian and Edwardian periods ...
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 ...
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