11 posts tagged European Porcelain

Antique Collectibles Gallery

Derby Porcelain A selection of Derby & Royal Crown Derby Porcelain both antique and modern. By Derby artists and designers that exemplify the Derby style. Antique Wedgwood China Our gallery of Wedgwood Pottery & Porcelain including Wedgwood china, Majolica, Queens Ware, Jasperware and Daisy Makeig-Jones fairyland lustre. Moorcroft Pottery A gallery of our excellent selection of Moorcroft Pottery collectibles featuring some of the most beautiful Moorcroft designs. ... Continue Reading

Antiques Collection: Pair of Royal Bonn Vases c1880

Good quality European porcelain in a matched pair of Antique Royal Bonn Vases in the form of ewers both with requisite Royal Bonn printed logo together with decorators & workmans marks Continue Reading

Dresden Porcelain

A brief look at Dresden Porcelain and the Dresden Crown mark. Dresden Porcelain is often confused with Meissen porcelain, but only because Meissen blanks were used initially. However, Dresden porcelain refers more to an artistic movement than a particular porcelain company In fact, several competing ceramic studios emerged under the Dresden umbrella, particularly in the Saxony capital in response to the rise of romanticism during the 19th century. Dresden was an important centre ... Continue Reading

Meissen Porcelain

A brief look at the origins of Meissen porcelain and the characters involved. The Meissen Porcelain story began when Augustus II The Strong; Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733), protected the goldsmith Johann Friedrich Bottger from the Prussians pursuing him. The protection of this passionate collector of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, together with the encounter of Bottger with the scholar Tschirnhaus and the artistic influence of the designer J. J. Kaendler and the painter ... 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

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

Naples Porcelain Gallery

To trace the history of Naples Porcelain you have to look at the origin of Capodimonte Porcelain. The masterpieces of the Royal Factory of Capodimonte are astonishing in their demonstration of Italian skill and craftsmanship. In little more than half a century the Royal Factory at Capodimonte produced the finest porcelain and ceramic dinner ware and ornaments in its own superb, unique and complete style. In particular the Bisquit which does not redden with age (unlike those of Saxony and ... 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

Royal Vienna Porcelain

Collecting Royal Vienna porcelain and Vienna Portrait Plates and Wall Plaques. The Royal Vienna Porcelain factory was founded in 1717 by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier. Du Paquier, on studying father d'Entrecolles' letters and after conducting experiments hoped, with the help of Christoph Conrad Hunger, to reveal the secrets of porcelain production. His attempts were unsuccessful until 1718, when he secured the services of the arcanist Samuel Stölzel, a previous employee of the ... Continue Reading

Antique Baby Figure Money Bank

Can you Tell Us Anything About this Antique Baby Figure Money Bank by Mida (Ontario, Canada) I had this antique baby figure money bank passed down to me from my mother, who received it from her 82 year old grandmother (my great grandmother). To the best of my knowledge my great grandmother received it when she was 5 years old (in 1916) in what was former Yugoslavia (now Croatia) from her aunt who was 96 at the time. Not sure where her aunt got the antique money bank ... Continue Reading