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Antiques Roadshow (2)

Your Antiques RoadShow ... Page (2) More antiques and collectibles submitted by antique collectors seeking information or help with antique attributions. Including Georgian glass, Capodimonte porcelain, Wedgwood candlesticks and native American pottery. All sitting comfortably alongside an antique owl jug, blue & white figurines and Chinese vases.   The headings and descriptions in the antiques roadshow are those of the owner, and they may be right or they might be ... Continue Reading

Royal Doulton Series Ware

Highly Collectable Royal Doulton Seriesware. From the sought after Dickens Ware series to the Shakespeare Series and more. Series ware is an excellent area for the new or the devoted Doulton collector with many varied designs, shapes and artists to focus on. Doulton series ware is particularly collectable and becoming more and more popular as the years pass. Remember to check our Royal Doulton reference sections to verify your Doulton marks, artists and dates. A little about Royal ... Continue Reading

Thomas Chippendale (1718 to 1779)

Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779 Who was the antique furniture maker Thomas Chippendale (1718 to 1779)? Thomas Chippendale is probably the best known British cabinetmaker. He was a leading British cabinetmaker whose work was extremely influential during the early Georgian period. It was widely copied and imitated in later years.   Early Life Thomas Chippendale was born in Oatley, Yorkshire in 1718 into a family of carpenters. Not much is known of his early life and career. In 1748, ... Continue Reading

Dalzell Farm Five Francs

Coin Collecting Reviews - The Rare Dalzell Farm Five Francs coin Scotland, Dalzell Farm, c1807. Counterstamped French five francs. This counter stamped coin, was used to pay workers on the Scottish Dalzell Estates, and was issued by Archibald James Hamilton (1793-1834). Obverse ... Bayonne, bust with reverse countermark in wreath. Reverse ... Adjustment marks by date. Countermark very fine, coin good to fine, very rare. ex Walter Allen Collection, Spink, 14 Mar 1984. ex Gibbs ... Continue Reading

Georgian Glass

Collecting Antique Georgian Glass offers rare opportunities to the antique glass collector, buyer or seller. So, what is Georgian Glass ... The Georgian period spanned the years 1714 to 1830 and included the regency period of 1811 to 1820. In the Georgian period the first four Georges reigned as Kings of England. Collecting Georgian glass is very popular and can be very lucrative. During the Georgian period the English became famous for the excellence of their lead glass. This ... 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

Chelsea Porcelain Factory

The history of the Chelsea Porcelain company, its products and its anchor mark periods. The Chelsea porcelain factory was founded in 1743 by two Frenchmen; Charles Gouyn a goldsmith and Nicholas Sprimont a silversmith. The Chelsea porcelain manufactory was the first important porcelain manufactory in England Its early soft-paste porcelain products were aimed at the aristocratic market. The first director Nicholas Sprimont was a silversmith by trade, but few documents survive to put ... Continue Reading

Bow Porcelain

A little about the Bow Porcelain Company, the factory history and founder Thomas Frye. The Bow Porcelain Company was set up in East London to emulate Chinese porcelain and it did it so well that the factory was built according to an East India Company chinese prototype and was called New Canton. Wedgwood, Meissen and Worcester are all famous names in the world of ceramics But 250 years ago it was Bow porcelain that attracted worldwide attention, thanks to a young Irish painter who settled ... Continue Reading

Troika Pottery

Troika Pottery artists, Troika history and the Troika marks Troika Pottery was set up in 1963 by Benny Sirota, Leslie Illsley and Jan Thomson, with Jan Thomson being bought out in 1965. In 1963, Troika Pottery was set up in Wheal Dream near Porthgwidden beach in St Ives and this is now the St Ives Museum. Troika was based on the ground floor and originally took over the Powell and Wells Pottery. Benny Sirota had the potting experience and Leslie Illsley had trained as a sculptor. Leslie ... 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