167 posts tagged style

Master Clockmaker Thomas Tompion (1639 to 1713)

Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) was an English master clockmaker and watchmaker He is considered to be the father of English clock making, and designed watches and clocks throughout the late 1600s. Early ownership of a Tompion clock or watch was limited to Monarchs, Princes, aristocracy and wealthy merchants. His customers included King Charles II and Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany. During Thomas Tompions career he created 5,500 watches and 650 clocks, making him England's most prominent ... Continue Reading

Collecting Studio Pottery: The Potters Marks & a little history

Studio pottery pieces by Bernard Leach and the potters he taught can command high prices. Spotting a pot by Leach takes a little learning as does recognising any of the good studio pottery that you can find in all sorts of places including boot fairs & yard sales as well as antiques fairs. Knowing what the potter was trying to achieve will help the collector find those priceless little nuggets as will knowing the pottery marks to look out for and building a good source of reference. Continue Reading

Antiques Collection: Gerbing & Stephan Majolica Vase c1890

Beginning as Schiller & Gerbing in 1829 and eventually becoming Gerbing & Stephan in 1861, this once significant ceramics company produced some superb Majolica pottery. The battle scene vase in our Antiques collection is a wonderful example bearing Gerbing & Stephan marks used between 1861 and 1900. They show a very clear 'G&St.' mark. Continue Reading

Chinese Symbols on Antique Furniture

A glossary of Chinese Symbols and oriental marks found on antique furniture and other artifacts. Everything from the eight immortals to the Stellar triad and various traditional symbols for animals fruit and flowers with an explanation of why they would be used Continue Reading

Antique Lamps and Oil Lamps

Beautiful Antique Lamps & Oil Lamps will Compliment Your Modern Design There is nothing quite like a genuine antique oil lamp or a beautiful antique desk lamp to add that feeling of opulence and comfort to your favourite room. The style of antique lamps varies and here you will discover fine examples of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Victorian gothic lamps. As well as styles there are different types, including beautiful cranberry glass oil lamps, sophisticated desk lamps and even the ... Continue Reading

A Look at Highly Collectible Antique Carnival Glass.

There are various names for antique Carnival glass including; Poor Mans Tiffany, Rainbow Glass, Aurora Glass and Taffeta Glass. The variety and enormous range of patterns means that glass collectors will always be searching for more pieces. But making sure your acquisitions are genuine antique carnival glass is all important. Many modern glass manufacturers reintroduced lines, copied old original patterns and created more modern patterns when carnival glass became popular in the 1950's. Continue Reading

Royal Doulton Bunnykins Bowl for Hot Water

This Doulton Bunnykins Bowl was a gift to my Aunt on the Birth of her son over 20yrs ago. by Jess J (SA, Australia) Photos show my Bunnykins Bowl top view and a close up of the Bunnykins decoration Photo showing the Doulton Marks on my Bunnykins Bowl with the artist mark on the far left. The bowl is minus the lid, and the Bunnykins decoration is by Royal Doulton. Looking into it, it may have been made earlier however we can't establish too much information as details are so far spread ... Continue Reading

Doulton Lambeth Stoneware

Great Deals on Rare & Collectable Doulton Lambeth Stoneware Including antique Doulton stoneware vases and other pieces by Hannah Barlow, George Tinworth, Florence Barlow, Eliza Simmance and many other Royal Doulton artists. Lambeth stoneware designs are quite diverse and pieces are always marked. The Doulton marks almost always include the words 'Doulton Lambeth' with pieces usually signed or including the artists monogram. Royal Doulton Stoneware probably epitomises the art and ... Continue Reading

Pottery Marks Index

A collection of pottery marks using photos and images from our antiques collection For easy reference and as a quick guide to the possible attribution of your latest porcelain collectible or pottery marks. The marks listed below are grouped as far as was possible in a logical order, with similar signs, graphics, etc grouped together. We have tried to include as many pottery marks as possible, but also tried to avoid too much duplication. Scan the index of pottery marks until you find a ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antique Rattan Furniture

The History & Design of Vintage and Antique Rattan Furniture. Antique Rattan furniture evokes contradictory impressions: Casual, but Victorian-formal; Classic, but linked to the 19th century; Ephemeral, but timeless. Today, reactions to rattan furniture range from those owners who can’t wait to get rid of “that old stuff” to furniture collectors who cheerfully troop through endless yard sales to find treasured pieces. Rattan furniture itself can range from battered, ... Continue Reading