30 posts tagged Glossary

Chinese Symbols on Antique Furniture

A glossary of Chinese Symbols and oriental marks found on antique furniture and other artifacts. Everything from the eight immortals to the Stellar triad and various traditional symbols for animals fruit and flowers with an explanation of why they would be used Continue Reading

Doulton Artists Marks (T)

Royal Doulton artists marks and monograms beginning with the letter T. A selection of Royal doulton artists marks that includes George Hugo Tabor and the superb George Tinworth monograms. Marks & Monograms are sorted alphabetically by surname from left to right. You can also find real life examples of Doulton marks and artist monograms on the Pottery Marks index and the Antiques & Collectibles Gallery pages. Royal Doulton artists and their assistants were permitted to use a mark or ... Continue Reading

Doulton Artist Monograms (S)

Royal Doulton artist monograms beginning with or including the letter S. Including Eliza Simmance, Harry Simeon and Emily Stormer. Sorted alphabetically by surname from left to right. We've provided real life examples of Royal Doulton marks and artist monograms in the Doulton Gallery and the Pottery Marks index. NOTE: Most royal doulton artists and assistants were encouraged to use a mark or artist monogram that included their initials. A quick click through to the relevant character below ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antique Samplers

Highly Collectable Antique Samplers can be a very wise investment. A sampler is an embroidered panel of fabric sewn as a reference or a to demonstrate a range of sewing skills and different stitches. By the 18thC most antique samplers were sewn by young children, following patterns from books. They typically incorporate letters, numbers, a short poem or motto, the name and age of the child and the date. The word sampler, comes from the Latin word exemplum, meaning an example to be ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (T)

An antique marks glossary of antique terms T covering everything from table to tin glaze to tyg. Here you will find antique terms and words beginning with T. A glossary covering everything from tabako-ire to taffeta and tyg and many more that antique collectors might find useful tabako-ire (japanese - pouch - tobacco) Japanese tobacco pouch which was hung from a kurawa (ashtray) netsuke. A tabako-bon is a tobacco cabinet, also known as a tabako-dansu, which has drawers for tobacco, a ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (U)

An Antique Marks Glossary of Antique Terms & Meanings beginning with U From undercut to urn, below you will find antique related words or antique terms beginning with 'u' and covering eveything in between. undercut (furniture - carving ) Ornamental carving that is cut so deep that the decoration stands out from the body of the piece and that in some parts stands completely free of it. underframing (furniture - support) The support structure under a seat, table top, dresser, cabinet ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (V)

The antique marks glossary covering antique terms beginning with V. Everything from Van Dyke to Vaseline glass & Vulliamy. V also includes lesser known terms ranging from Vargueno to Vermicule & Vulcanite. Below you will find a wide range of antique related words and their definitions, including particular meanings and definitions that novice antique collectors might find useful. val st lambert (glass - manufacturer Belgium) Founded in 1815 on the site of a monastery near liege ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (S)

Antique Terms S - The antique marks glossary covering everything from sabino to sabre and sevres to syllabub. Below you will find antique related words or antique terms beginninh with S, covering everything from Sabino to Sabre to Sevres and Syllabub A glossary of antique related terms definitions and meanings. eero saarinen (designer - finnish - 1910-61) Finnish-born US architect and designer. Saarinen worked with fellow architect Charles eames and explored the use of plastics in ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (R)

The antiques glossary - antique terms r covering everything from ramsden to ruskin. Here you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'r' covering everything from ramsden to ruskin and many more that you might find useful. ernest race (furniture & textiles - designer - BA chair) The internationally acclaimed english textile and furniture designer, whose work combined the traditional with the modern.is probably best known for his comfortable and ingenious chairs. ... Continue Reading

Antique Glass Terms

Glossary of Antique Glass Terms, words and phrases. Used in describing antique glass or glass production methods. A collection of frequently used antique glass terms and their meanings that apply to the products of everyday glass production and art glass manufacturers. This is, as far as possible, a laymans non-technical glossary. Designed to help with the collector and non-professionals understanding of glass terms. For the sake of clarity; our Antique Glass Terms are intended to be a ... Continue Reading