14 posts tagged gilding

Collecting Custard Glass. Popular Collectible Glassware

Custard Glass is one of the earliest known colours of glass, it's been around a long time and remains very popular among glass collectors. In the US it got its colour form the addition of uranium salts but the amounts are extremely small. Sowerby Glass and Northwood Glass produced custard glass in large quantities but only small quantities of the genuine article survive today. Adding the occasional rare piece to your glass collection would be wise, just make sure you know what to look for ... Continue Reading

Tips on Repair & Caring for Antique Furniture

Tips on the Repair & Care of Antique Furniture and Furnishings. It's rare for antique furniture to be kept solely for display purposes, so certain precautions are necessary in caring for antique furniture if it is to withstand years of daily wear and tear. Treat your antique furniture with due respect for the original use it was designed for. The surface of an old desk, for instance, was not designed to withstand the pressure of a ball point pen. Tilting or leaning back on a chair, ... Continue Reading

Caring for Antiques

Caring for Antiques - Looking after your Antique Ceramics and Glass. When caring for antiques and especially antique ceramics and glass we are caring for some of our most delicate possessions, however our ceramics and glass can also be amongst the most hard-wearing. Cleaning antique ceramics or antique glass is relatively simple, but repair is rather more involved. Follow the few pointers below to ensure your antique pottery, porcelain and glass pieces remain in first class condition. ... Continue Reading

Derby Porcelain Gallery

A varied selection of Derby Porcelain products both antique and modern By Derby artists and designers that exemplify the Derby style. Porcelain plates, figures and vases that demonstrate the superb quality of Royal Crown Derby products. Not all Derby products are as collectible as the items featured below and most are well within range of any porcelain collectors budget. The products we feature here are simply used to demonstrate what you could find. If you search hard enough. William ... 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

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

Antiques Collection: Pair of Rosenthal Art Deco Vases

With decoration depicting four Dragons rising from a stormy sea, this fine pair of Rosenthal Art Deco Vases are absolutely stunning. The Dragons are embellished and surrounded with honeycomb pattern gilding and the large flared rims have gilded edges and ornately patterned borders. A very collectable pair of Rosenthal vases. 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

Buying Vienna Porcelain

Always Remember Our Tips on Buying Vienna Porcelain plates & wall plaques and you should avoid any problems 1. Choose your subject carefully. This is the single most important factor when buying Vienna porcelain. Find plaques or plates depicting semi-nude female portraits and you've found what everyone is looking for. Semi-nude females compositions command much higher prices than male portraits. Religious subjects, although stunning, are simply not in voque, they are a lot less ... Continue Reading

Chelsea Porcelain Factory

The history of the Chelsea Porcelain company, its products and its anchor mark periods. The Chelsea porcelain factory was founded in 1743 by two Frenchmen; Charles Gouyn a goldsmith and Nicholas Sprimont a silversmith. The Chelsea porcelain manufactory was the first important porcelain manufactory in England Its early soft-paste porcelain products were aimed at the aristocratic market. The first director Nicholas Sprimont was a silversmith by trade, but few documents survive to put ... Continue Reading