6 posts tagged metalwork

Vintage & Collectable Swarovski Glass

Rare examples of vintage Swarovski glass will add value to your antique glass collection. Swarovski was originally founded in 1895 and there are antique pieces out there. Price can be prohibitive but find a rare or collectible example of vintage Swarovski glass to add to your antique glass collection and you will really appreciate the finer details and the superb quality in the workmanship. Continue Reading

Meissen Porcelain

A brief look at the origins of Meissen porcelain and the characters involved. The Meissen Porcelain story began when Augustus II The Strong; Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733), protected the goldsmith Johann Friedrich Bottger from the Prussians pursuing him. The protection of this passionate collector of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, together with the encounter of Bottger with the scholar Tschirnhaus and the artistic influence of the designer J. J. Kaendler and the painter ... 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

Art Nouveau Artists

Art Nouveau Artists from Rene Lalique to Louis Comfort Tiffany, Anton Gaudi and Archibald Knox. A selection of the great many art nouveau artists and designers that embraced the art nouveau style. There were many gifted artists and designers in the art nouveau period. It brought forward artists and designers with a feel for the natural organic lines that appeal to many of us. Many whose work is now highly valued and sought after by art nouveau collectors and fans of the style. When ... Continue Reading

Louis Majorelle (1859 to 1926)

Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) was a French decorator and furniture designer. Marjorelle manufactured his own designs, in the French tradition of the ébéniste. His full name is Louis Jean Sylvestre Majorelle He was one of the outstanding designers of furniture in the Art Nouveau style and after 1901 formally served as one of the vice-presidents of the École de Nancy. In 1861, his father, Auguste Majorelle (1825 - 1879), who was also a furniture designer and manufacturer, moved the family ... Continue Reading

Antique Restorers & Antique Furniture Restoration

Antique Restorers and Antique Furniture Restoration Finding good antique restorers and those that deal in antique furniture restoration can be difficult. Antique furniture restoration requires many specialist skills as does the restoration of ceramics and art work. A good furniture restorer can bring life back to faded and jaded finishes on antique furniture and conjure up invisible repairs to scrapes and scratches. A talented porcelain or pottery restorer can perform miracles on broken and ... Continue Reading