7 posts tagged ornaments

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

Antique Terms (J)

Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms beginning with J From Jacobean to Jugendstil, below you will find antique terms beginning with the letter 'J' and other related words or antique terms begining with 'J'. jackfield (ceramic - japanese lacquer) Ceramics imitation of Japanese lacquer ware initially produced at Jackfield in Shropshire from c. 1750. It is also known as japanned ware and is covered in a glossy black glaze with gilded decoration. It was also produced by astbury, ... Continue Reading

Naples Porcelain Gallery

To trace the history of Naples Porcelain you have to look at the origin of Capodimonte Porcelain. The masterpieces of the Royal Factory of Capodimonte are astonishing in their demonstration of Italian skill and craftsmanship. In little more than half a century the Royal Factory at Capodimonte produced the finest porcelain and ceramic dinner ware and ornaments in its own superb, unique and complete style. In particular the Bisquit which does not redden with age (unlike those of Saxony and ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Liberty & Co

The Art Nouveau Liberty & Co Style, founded by Arthur Lasenby Liberty and its premier designer Archibald Knox. The art nouveau style was itself highly influential but few people can claim to have been quite so influential in the history of modern design as Arthur Lasenby Liberty. From a small shop, opened in 1875 on the corner of Regent Street, Liberty was to popularise an idiom now known and revered world wide simply as "Liberty style". Originally importing exotic household ... Continue Reading

Curious Antique Wedgwood Plate

I'm curious about the origins of my antique Wedgwood Plate decorated with men and horses at work ... by Joyce (England, U.K) I have added photos showing the Wedgwood plate decoration as well as the AS mark and the Wedgwood impressed mark This antique Wedgwood plate has been around for as long as I can remember, as it belonged to an Aunt of my mother. I've been downsizing ornaments and have passed on many items to a charity shop, but I thought I would check out the antique marks on ... 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

Antiques Road Show (3)

The third collection of antiques & collectibles submitted by antique collectors looking for help with antique identification. This time including art deco clocks, Japanese tea sets, Chinese chargers and ivory figures. As well as an antique Pagoda tea cup & saucer, Moorcroft pottery, Wedgwood plates and a nice Jean-Louis Godivier Chair. The headings and descriptions in the antiques road show are those of the owner, and they may be right or they might be wrong. If you feel you ... Continue Reading