17 posts tagged imari

Collecting Japanese Silver Yen: The Dragon Yen 1870-1914

The Japanese government began minting silver Yen coins shortly after the Meiji Restoration. The silver Dragon Yen was minted between 1870 & 1914 and is fascinating both for the beauty of its design and its historical value. It is a coin well worth collecting Continue Reading

Roman Empire Medallions

Collecting Roman Empire Medallions and Roman Coins Roman Empire Medallions like other medallions are normally used to denote minted coin-like tokens not intended for general circulation. Medallions deviate from circulating coins in a variety of ways, such as in size, weight, appearance or motif. The small selection of roman coins shown here is just a small cross-section from the wide range of Roman Empire medallions. These large gold coins could be used to effect payments since they weighed ... Continue Reading

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 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

Antique Terms (Q)

The Antique Marks Glossary - Antique Terms (Q) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with Q and covering everything from Qing to Quimper and Queens Ware to Quaich plus many more that you might find useful. Organised alphabetically; simply scroll through the list of antique terms or use the search function in the sidebar to find all mentions of the word or phrase you're looking for. qingbai (ceramic - chinese - porcelain) Chinese porcelain form the song dynasty ... 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

The Antiques Collection: Derby Imari Dish

The Antique Marks Collection includes a very good Royal Crown Derby Imari dish decorated in the popular Derby pattern 2451 and dating to c1933. A good example of the 2451 pattern from Derby pattern book 6 Continue Reading

Value Collectible Coins

A look at the criteria used to value collectible coins. Before a collectible coin can be valued, a coin dealer or collector will examine it closely. They will then categorize the coin by placing it into one of the obvious categories by denomination or type. This is not always as easy as it seems. Every now and then a mint will strike odd coins, medals or tokens aimed primarily at collectors. Coin sets commemorating the Olympics or a significant historical event such as the first Apollo ... Continue Reading

Coin Collecting Terms

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 ... Continue Reading

Gaudy Welsh Pottery

Gaudy Welsh is a strange name for a style of pottery that has been produced for almost a century. From Hilditch in the 1820's to Charles Allerton in the 1920's, Welsh factories made their own contributions to Gaudy Welsh, particularly the Cambrian Pottery. Staffordshire though is where much of the collectable Gaudy Welsh pottery originates. The name Gaudy Welsh was first coined after the 2nd World War, by American collectors and antique dealers Dealers and collectors who found that ... Continue Reading