6 posts tagged French art

Emile Galle

Art nouveau glass artist Emile Galle. His life and work. Emile Galle was a French glass maker, a ceramist and designer. He was and still is the dominant figure in French cameo glass Galle was perhaps, the most innovative designer working in glass during the art nouveau period. Born in Nancy, France, in 1846, he is still considered one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. He greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style. He was ... 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

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 Clock Shop

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 ... Continue Reading

Art Deco Glass

Art Deco glass is for the minimalist collector who wants to collect some of the most stunning glass ever made. So, what makes a piece of glass Art Deco Glass? Well, Art Deco is a name derived from an exhibition in Paris in 1925 (the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et industriels Modernes). Where the finest French artists exhibited their extravangant glass sculptures in this new style. It has been referred to as the perfect expression of the extravagance of Paris during the 1920's ... Continue Reading

Art Deco Clocks

Adding Geometric Art Deco Clocks to your Antiques Collection Clock design was heavily influenced in the 1920s and 1930s by Art Deco and clock cases from the period often echo geometric architecture. In Europe, the French and Swiss were the leading producers of Art Deco clocks with the French excelling at fashioning clocks for the mantlepiece; produced in marble, onyx, brass, glass, and chrome. Some French art deco clocks and garnitures were paired with bronze figurines including, Diana the ... Continue Reading