13 posts tagged industry

Collectible Wade Whimsies in Red Rose Tea

Many companies use freebies to boost sales. Since 1983 Red Rose Tea has included miniature figurines inside selected boxes of their tea. The figurines were produced by the Wade pottery firm and keen Wade collectors, particularly Wade Whimsies collectors, should know and understand the history of these figurines. So, here's that history with descriptions of all eight Wade Whimsies series issued by Red Rose Tea to date. It was in the USA in 1983, when Red Rose Tea first introduced miniature ... Continue Reading

Royal Worcester Stinton

The Royal Worcester Stinton story and details for John Stinton jnr, James Stinton and Harry Stinton. The Worcester Stinton dynasty is renowned for their famous Highland Cattle and Gamebird scenes. They are probably the best known of all Royal Worcester artists, with members of the family painting at the various Worcester factories for almost one hundred and sixty years. The best known of these would undoubtedly be Harry Stinton, his father John Stinton junior and his uncle James Stinton, ... Continue Reading

Rene Lalique Glass

Rene Lalique Artist and Designer. Life and career.           The life of Rene Lalique and his artistic career covered the three most significant movements in the field of decorative arts - Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.   Who was the famous glassmaker Rene Lalique? Rene Lalique was born Rene Jules Lalique in Ay, France on April 6, 1860. His mother quickly recognised her son's artistic talent. At the age of sixteenth, she  steered ... Continue Reading

Northwood Glass

A short history of Harry Northwood, his glass company and collecting antique Northwood Glass The Northwood Glass company was founded by Englishman Harry Northwood, the son of a talented glass manufacturer. In 1880, when he was just twenty years old, harry left England to work in America. In 1887 he founded his own factory in Ohio before eventually moving it to Wheeling, West Virginia. It is a widely held belief that Harry Northwood was responsible for bringing the production technique ... Continue Reading

Josef Riedel Glass

Claus Josef Riedel his superb glass making and the Riedel family history. Josef Riedel was born in 1925 in Polaun, Bohemia. He died on 17 March, 2004, in Genoa, Italy, aged 79. Josef Reidel was a ninth-generation glass maker He was president of the world-renowned Austrian family company from 1957 to 1994, when he was succeeded by his son Georg. Josef Riedel, as the former president of Riedel Crystal and was one of the first in this age-old craft to realise that the design of a wine glass ... Continue Reading

Fenton Art Glass

A short history of the Fenton Art Glass company & collecting Fenton's stunning glass creations The Fenton Art Glass company was founded in 1905 by Frank L. Fenton and his brother John W. Fenton in an old glass factory in Martins Ferry, Ohio. The Fenton art glass company is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States and it celebrated its centenary in 2005. The company began by painting decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. but soon ... 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

Collecting Whitefriars Glass

Collecting Whitefriars Glass is fast becoming one of the most popular areas of glass collecting... Owned by James Powell & Sons from 1834, the Whitefriars glassworks (later Whitefriars Glass Limited), produced glass of the highest quality until the business closed in 1980. In 1834 James Powell, a successful London wine merchant, bought the Whitefriars Glassworks. His grandson Harry Powell played a major role during the nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century At ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antique Glass

Collecting Antique Glass offers one of the widest opportunities for the antiques collector. When collecting antique glass you are collecting some of the most delicate, most beautiful and most precious items that man has ever produced. Glass is one of the few materials that has survived into the 20th century Nothing has been developed that can replace it and the manufacturer of glass is becoming much more technically advanced. We are finding far more uses for it. The actual manufacturer ... 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