17 posts tagged shapes

Collecting Custard Glass. Popular Collectible Glassware

Custard Glass is one of the earliest known colours of glass, it's been around a long time and remains very popular among glass collectors. In the US it got its colour form the addition of uranium salts but the amounts are extremely small. Sowerby Glass and Northwood Glass produced custard glass in large quantities but only small quantities of the genuine article survive today. Adding the occasional rare piece to your glass collection would be wise, just make sure you know what to look for ... 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

Tiffany Glass

Tiffany Glass by Art Nouveau artist and master in glass Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) Like Rene lalique Tiffany is another of the art nouveau periods great designers. He designed using both glass and jewellery and is perhaps best known for his Tiffany lamps and smaller glass objects However Tiffany's most stunning glass work was on a much grander scale. He became interested in glass making from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between then and 1878. In 1879 ... 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

Carnival Glass

Collecting Carnival Glass and a short history of the companies that produced it, such as Fenton and Northwood. Carnival glass was first produced in the early nineteen hundreds and is a range of patterned, pressed glass suffused with an iridescent lustre, which reflects the light and makes the glass surface gleam with metallic highlights. The Carnival Glass lustre resembles the rainbow effect that you see when oil is spilt on water The effect is achieved by spraying the hot surface of the ... 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

Coin Collecting Terms

A Glossary of Coin Collecting Terms and their Meanings ... Collecting Coins, like any passion hobby or interest has built up a set of coin collecting terms. A language all of its own. Words and phrases used by coin collectors, numismatic practitioners and students of numismatics. These basic numismatic terms, which are likely to cause the most difficulty for both the novice and the advanced coin collector, are included in this coin collecting glossary. Our Index of Coin Collecting Terms and ... Continue Reading

Charles Noke

Charles Noke was Royal Doultons premier designer and modeller. Here we examine why and Charles Noke's life, his work, the Doulton relationship and his history. In 1899 the Doulton studio recruited a young designer by the name of Charles Noke. He is now regarded as the brainchild behind Royal Doulton seriesware, a range of products were standard blank pottery shapes (everything from plates to jugs, bowls to vases and teapots) could be decorated with a consistent theme. Initially, Charles ... Continue Reading