10 posts tagged late 19th

Antiques Collection: Nailsea Spatter Glass Basket

From the Antique Marks Collection we have a beautiful 19thC. Nailsea spatter glass basket in multi-coloured glass with clear branch handle. Part of a range of highly collectable glass items which are collectively often simply referred to as Nailsea glass 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

Royal Vienna Porcelain

Collecting Royal Vienna porcelain and Vienna Portrait Plates and Wall Plaques. The Royal Vienna Porcelain factory was founded in 1717 by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier. Du Paquier, on studying father d'Entrecolles' letters and after conducting experiments hoped, with the help of Christoph Conrad Hunger, to reveal the secrets of porcelain production. His attempts were unsuccessful until 1718, when he secured the services of the arcanist Samuel Stölzel, a previous employee of the ... Continue Reading

Tin Glaze Ceramics

The History of Tin Glazed Pottery Ceramics. The manufacture and examples. Tin glaze ceramics, normally earthenware, known also as delftware or delft, was the first white pottery manufactured in England. Tin glaze is a clear lead glaze to which tin-oxide is added in a proportion of approximately 1:3. Tin Glaze Ceramics were very popular because they resembled Chinese porcelain. The new Chinese porcelain was very expensive and only the wealthy could afford to buy. The usual characterist... Continue Reading

Antique Wall Clocks

Collectable Antique Wall Clocks can be either Spring driven or Weight Driven Antique wall clocks can be found in many forms almost all are collectable depending on condition. The basic difference between them is they are either spring-driven clocks, which mostly run for eight days, or weight-driven clocks which run for 30 hours. They range from the plain Edwardian school clocks to elaborate Ormolu mounted French Cartel clocks. Antique Wall Clocks of the Victorian and Edwardian periods ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (F)

The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg. Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful. The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by. The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ... Continue Reading

A Look at Collectible American Ogee Clocks

Ogee clocks feature hand painted lead and zinc dial plates and twin glass door panes. Rare examples feature the manufacturers name within the case. The information usually appeared on a paper label pasted in the case behind the pendulum bob. Restoring and caring for Ogee clocks requires some attention to detail ... Continue Reading

Collectable Gold Ruby & Antique Cranberry Glass

The American glassworks that produced Cranberry glass were mostly in New England, which happens to be where cranberries are grown, and so the term Cranberry was used to refer to this form of glass. Antique cranberry glass will add value to your glass collection if you focus your collecting efforts on quality pieces that are undamaged. Continue Reading

Japanese Chocolate Pot – Kutani Makers Mark?

I know it is not worth a lot of money and you can find a lot of Japanese Chocolate Pot items. by Deborah (Montana USA) Photo to right shows our Japanese Kutani Chocolate Pot, perhaps? I paid $65.00 at an Estate Sale. But it is odd the mark on the bottom of each piece that intriques me. It looks like a stamped mark, but not all stamps are exactly alike. Some lines are wider, longer or shorter. I was told a couple of different things, which makes me wonder even more about the history ... Continue Reading