13 posts tagged underglaze blue

Antique Wedgwood Pottery

Antique Wedgwood History & Wedgwood Marks associated with Wedgwood Creamware, Jasperware and other products The Wedgwood company is a British pottery firm, originally founded by Josiah Wedgwood c1795, and possibly the most famous name ever associated with pottery. In modern times Wedgwood merged with Waterford Crystal in 1987 to become Waterford Wedgwood. The original manufactory was a pioneer of new products such as those modelled by William Greatbach, and those coloured with lead ... Continue Reading

Meissen Porcelain Gallery

The Meissen Porcelain Gallery features a small sample of Meissen wares. A sample of Meissen porcelain that demonstrates the quality of antique Meissen Porcelain production and decoration. The know how, experience and passion for the white gold known as porcelain has defined the character of Meissen's porcelain production over the past centuries and still does today. Antique porcelain is well known for its superb quality but today the productions issued by Meissen Porcelain still match the ... Continue Reading

Meissen Marks

Antique Meissen Marks and the blue crossed swords mark imitators. Not all blue crossed swords marks are genuine Meissen marks. Knowing what to look for and the dates that are relevant to each Meissen mark can help you avoid buying imitation Meissen porcelain. You should remember that the marks detailed below are mostly drawn by hand and that slight variations in the format occur and the mark only supports the source and doesn't testify to it. The true test of an antique Meissen ... 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

Antiques Collection: Helena Wolfsohn Vase

A lovely little vase by the very popular imitator Helena Wolfsohn who produced some outstanding porcelain using Meissen blanks but then went on to mark them with an AR mark in imitation of the Meissen Augustus Rex mark. The porcelain is exceptional and the artwork is of the standard you would expect from Meissen Continue Reading

Vienna Porcelain Marks

The Beehive Mark, as its commonly called, represents the traditional range of Vienna Porcelain Marks. However, the Vienna Porcelain Bindenschild (the shield not a beehive), incorporated in Vienna marks is a symbolic rendition of the center of the Coat-of-Arms of the Royal Habsburg family of Austria. The Bindenschild is how the Vienna mark should be referred to and it should always be properly aligned as a shield. The use and periods of Vienna Porcelain marks ... 1718 to 1744 -- is ... Continue Reading

Royal Vienna Porcelain

Collecting Royal Vienna porcelain and Vienna Portrait Plates and Wall Plaques. The Royal Vienna Porcelain factory was founded in 1717 by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier. Du Paquier, on studying father d'Entrecolles' letters and after conducting experiments hoped, with the help of Christoph Conrad Hunger, to reveal the secrets of porcelain production. His attempts were unsuccessful until 1718, when he secured the services of the arcanist Samuel Stölzel, a previous employee of the ... Continue Reading

Antique Minton Marks

Dating Minton Porcelain and Pottery using antique Minton Marks Minton from 1796 and during its nearly two hundred year history, has been a very important Stoke firm that has traded under various styles. After Herbert Mintons death in 1858 the Minton name continued as the Company name but no Minton family member has been connected with the firm since. Minton Porcelain Mark Styles Over the company's 200 year history the names associated with the Minton marks on porcelain and china ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (F)

The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg. Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful. The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by. The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ... Continue Reading