23 posts tagged 19th century

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

Collecting and Investing in European Silver Coins

Economic uncertainty means many collectors & investors are turning to pure silver bullion to protect their wealth. Old European silver coins present an interesting and varied alternative to the usual silver dollars and ioz silver bars and of course they help us avoid melting down our beautiful collectable antique silver teasets and candelabra Continue Reading

Gaudy Welsh Pottery

Gaudy Welsh is a strange name for a style of pottery that has been produced for almost a century. From Hilditch in the 1820's to Charles Allerton in the 1920's, Welsh factories made their own contributions to Gaudy Welsh, particularly the Cambrian Pottery. Staffordshire though is where much of the collectable Gaudy Welsh pottery originates. The name Gaudy Welsh was first coined after the 2nd World War, by American collectors and antique dealers Dealers and collectors who found that ... Continue Reading

Antique Minton China

Collecting Antique Minton China and the history of the 200 year old Minton Company. Thomas Minton founded his factory in 1793 in Stoke-upon-Trent, England. He was famous for Minton ware, a cream-coloured and blue-printed earthenware as well as majolica, Minton bone china and Parian porcelain. Throughout its history Minton has often led the way in adapting fashions to the field of ceramics, resulting in a huge range of styles. Minton was just behind Spode with its production of Minton ... Continue Reading

Antique Clock Shop

Buy Your Collectable Antique Clocks from the Antique Clock Shop. Make a wise investment ... Interest in antique clocks is growing and the antique clock shop offers an excellent selection of rare and collectable clocks. From the simple alarm clock, which owes its existence to more than 6,000 years of thinking about time and tinkering with devices to accurately mark its passing, to collectable antique clocks that reflect the times and periods of their manufacture. A good quality antique ... Continue Reading

Dating Antique Clocks

Tips to help you estimate the age and date of your antique clock. Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience. However, if you don't there are various little things that can help when dating antique clocks. Like knowing when certain features were introduced or certain materials became available. A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, ... Continue Reading

Antique Wall Clocks

Collectable Antique Wall Clocks can be either Spring driven or Weight Driven Antique wall clocks can be found in many forms almost all are collectable depending on condition. The basic difference between them is they are either spring-driven clocks, which mostly run for eight days, or weight-driven clocks which run for 30 hours. They range from the plain Edwardian school clocks to elaborate Ormolu mounted French Cartel clocks. Antique Wall Clocks of the Victorian and Edwardian periods ... Continue Reading

Charles Noke – Royal Doultons Premier Designer & Modeller

Most popular of all of Charles Noke’s work are his figurines. His Doulton Character Jugs and Toby Jugs are also highly collectable as are his Doulton Flambe glazes, Chang ware and the excellent Chinese Jade that is very popular with Doulton collectors Continue Reading

Antique Terms (E)

The Antique Marks Glossary - Antique Terms E Here you will find antique terms beginning with E covering everything from Earthenware to Escapement and enamel to Exeter plus many more that you might find useful. charles eames(architect - USA - 1907-1978) Architect and furniture designer who alongwith eero saarinen, explored the potential of new materials such as plywood, aluminium and steel. Developed his knowledge of plywood moulding during the second world war, and later used the ... Continue Reading

Chinese Vases

My mother is in possession of three Chinese vases. by Cathy (Nova Scotia, Canada) I believe my grandmother brought these Chinese Vases to England from China in the late 1800's. We are wondering if they are valuable, what the markings mean, what they could be worth. I have several pics. I'll post a couple. Comments on Cathy's Chinese Vases : Satsuma Ware by Kat at antique-marks ... Kathy your vases appear to be a matched trio of Japanese Satsuma ware vases, very nicely decora... Continue Reading

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