6 posts tagged Victorian times

Identifying Antique Furniture

Tips & Advice on Identifying Antique Furniture   Antique Furniture is one of the most fascinating sections of antique collecting. Primarily because so many of us naturally do what's most important when collecting antique furniture. We buy what we like. Most antique furniture tends to be purchased by ordinary everyday people, rather than dedicated antique furniture collectors. In other words, more vintage furniture is acquired for its beauty and function rather than the profit ... Continue Reading

British Gold Sovereign

Why the British Gold Sovereign is popular among coin collectors ... In today's world there are many important coins that coin collectors love to get their hands on. One of the most popular types of coins is the British gold sovereign. These are coins that came into existence about 500 years ago and continue to be produced today. But, it's the beauty of the British Gold Sovereign and their interesting history that fascinates coin collectors. The British gold sovereign was first minted in ... Continue Reading

Mark V. Marshall

Doultons Mark Marshall like George Tinworth, trained at the Lambeth school of Art After training at Lambeth he moved on to work at a local masons yard During this period he also helped at the Martin Brother's pottery until 1874, when he joined Royal Doulton. Mark Marshall's work is some of the boldest and most exuberant ever produced at the Doulton Art Pottery. Many of his pieces undoubtedly owe much to the Martin brothers, with grotesque and fanciful animals modeled in high relief and ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (XYZ)

An Antique Marks Glossary for Antique Terms beginning with X, Y or Z Below you will find antique terms for words beginning with X, Y and Z including meanings and definitions that cover everything from x-chair to zsolnay and zeotrope. x-chair (furniture - medieval chair) A medieval x-framed chair popular in 15thC. Italy. and in 18thC. Britain by Sheraton. Sometimes called a savonarola. Antique Terms beginning with Y yao (chinese - ware) A chinese word meaning 'ware'. yataghan (milit... 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

Art Deco Jewellery

Collecting Original 1920's and 30's Art Deco Jewellery Art Deco Jewellery is a product of the age of the flapper, Jazz and the machine age and jewellery of the 1920's and 30's was in thrall to geometry: circles, arcs, squares, rectangles and triangles. Materials used ranged from rubies, gold, and pearls to plastic, chrome and steel. Platinum was the new luxury metal and was used with opaque stones like coral, jade, onyx and lapis lazuli. Art Deco costume jewelry became ever more popular and ... Continue Reading