34 posts tagged 20th century

Antique Bracket Clocks

Antique Bracket Clocks are regarded as the epitome of English clock making Bracket clocks are not only beautiful to look at but they also have the added bonus of beautifully engraved script on the back of the movement. Antique Bracket clocks are spring-driven pendulum clocks, most often housed in a rectangular case with a carrying handle on top. Although the earliest clocks were made in Holland, they reached the peak of their development in England. The wall bracket on which bracket ... 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

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 to 1956), was probably America's most influential twentieth-century architect and design theorist Wright was instrumental in fashioning a specifically American tradition of modern decoration upon which American Art Deco was built. This is particularly true of the horizontal style of domestic architecture created in the first two decades of the 20th century. Most of it inspired by both European Modernists and the practitioners of the Moderne America. Wright's ... Continue Reading

Royal Doulton Artists & Designers

The work and history of Royal Doulton Artists and potters and their time with Royal Doulton. Continue Reading

Coin Reviews: Saint-Gaudens Twenty Dollar Gold Piece

Requested by President Theodore Roosevelt, the Augustus Saint-Gaudens obverse design on the twenty dollar gold piece was considered so beautiful and became so popular that it was re-used on gold bullion coins struck by the U.S. Mint from 1986 onwards. Continue Reading

Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray (1878-1976) - Art Deco Artist and Designer Neglected for most of her career, Eileen Gray is now regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early 20th century and the most influential woman in those fields. Eileen Grays work inspired both Modernism and Art Deco. She was to stand alone throughout her career first as a lacquer artist, then a furniture designer and finally as an architect. At a time when other leading designers were almost ... 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

Antique Chinese Vases – A Great Yard Sale Find

Bought these two antique Chinese Vases at a yard sale and if I could find some info on them it would be fantastic. They're both very different and both have Chinese seal marks and other script marks Continue Reading

White Ladies Antiques Shop

At White Ladies Antiques Shop we specialise in 19th and 20th century pottery and porcelain from Britain and Europe. We have an excellent track record on safe delivery as packing is professionally done Continue Reading

Identify Antique Pottery Vase

Can You Help Identify this Antique Pottery Vase by Vitor Martins (Orange NSW, Australia) I have got this wonderful antique pottery vase marked with the number 1856 above an N and with Made in England embossed on a raised section on the bottom. It is decorated with 2 ducks in flight above a grassy base against a geometric background with loop handles on either side. I would really appreciate any help in discovering more about it. Thank you. Vitor. Comments on Vitor's Antique ... Continue Reading

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