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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

Rare Gold Danish Christian IV

A quick look at a rare square gold Danish Christian IV and the King of Denmark Gold Danish Christian IV (1588-1648) - 6-Daler, 1604, 12.95g, CHRISTIANVS.IIII. D.G.DA Obverse ... Crowned and armoured bust right within three lines of dots with cross in each angle. Reverse ... VI. .DAL. 1604 in three lines in a dotted circle within a dotted square, trefoil in each angle. H 11A; Schou obverse 2, reverse 3 var; F 45 Bold very fine and extremely rare gold coin. ex Schlessinger (Berlin) ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (Q)

The Antique Marks Glossary - Antique Terms (Q) Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with Q and covering everything from Qing to Quimper and Queens Ware to Quaich plus many more that you might find useful. Organised alphabetically; simply scroll through the list of antique terms or use the search function in the sidebar to find all mentions of the word or phrase you're looking for. qingbai (ceramic - chinese - porcelain) Chinese porcelain form the song dynasty ... Continue Reading

Collecting Rare Coins

Here we present a few choice examples of exceedingly rare coins ... Struck Coins have been used for more than 2500 years and are so varied and widespread that they offer the collector the perfect and hopefully profitable hobby. However collecting rare coins can elevate the coin collector to a completely new level of coin collecting. If your budget can stretch to it, the joy in owning a genuinely rare collectable coin is hard to beat. Here are just a few rare coin examples with historical ... 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 Nouveau Gallery

The Art Nouveau Gallery showcasing a few excellent examples of the Art Nouveau style. An art nouveau gallery giving you a brief look at the exceptional quality and superb design available to the art nouveau collector. It shows clearly how Art Nouveau artists and designers rejected classical European art and looked to Celtic symbols and natural flowing lines for inspiration. Amphora Ivory Porcelain Vase An ivory porcelain vase from the portrait series Allegory ... 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

Art Nouveau Belt Buckle

Can you help with this Art Nouveau Goddess Motif Belt Buckle by Jenna Mmatthys (Minneapolis,MN, USA) Photos show my actual Goddess Motif Belt Buckle I got this Art nouveau 2 piece goddess motif belt buckle, in bronze or brass, in a silent auction at a thrift store near my house. I have had zero luck identifying the makers mark shown in the photo. I think it's a really cute buckle and would love to know more about it. It being art nouveau is just a guess! I paid $10-15 for it. I ... Continue Reading

Blue and White Pottery Jar with Neptune Theme

I found this blue and white pottery jar at a thrift store and was intrigued by its beauty and theme. by Julie (Minnesota, USA) Photos included show my Blue and White Jar Decoration with Neptune Theme with the Base Marks & Numbers The decoration featuress a figure, that I assume to be Neptune, riding a sea serpent along the outside of the jar. There are several manufacturers marks on the base of the jar. The maker's mark has a sligtly mis-shapen rectangle with a T shaped figure ... Continue Reading

Beswick Embossed Green Pottery Jug with Rabbits

I found this Embossed Green Pottery Jug over 15 years ago in an antique shop near Wollongong, NSW, Australia. It is about 9 and a half inches tall and mainly green. It is covered in embossed green foliage with rabbits hopping through, 2 rabbits on one side and one on the other. Embossed 3D effect, with deep shaping of surface. Has "Made in England" and "676" on base. Interior is light grey and lemon tones, very mottled effect. I have looked and looked but never found another ... Continue Reading