40 posts tagged Art Nouveau

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

Harry Simeon

Harry Simeon (1896 to 1936) one of Royal Doulton's most versatile potters. Harry Simeon, was one of Doultons most versatile and talented artists and many Doulton collectors are impressed by the diversity of his designs. As a young man Harry Simeon worked with his father as a monumental mason. He studied modeling and sculpture at the Huddersfield School of Art where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. After his studies were complete, Harry joined Doultons Lambeth ... Continue Reading

Royal Doulton Gallery

The Royal Doulton Gallery providing a brief look at some excellent examples of Doulton stoneware and porcelain art. Royal Doulton has been producing top quality products for a very long time and has employed, trained and developed some of the best British ceramic artists ever seen. It all started with a factory at Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London, as a partnership between John Doulton, Martha Jones and John Watts. The business initially specialised in making stoneware and produced ... 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

Buying Vienna Porcelain

Always Remember Our Tips on Buying Vienna Porcelain plates & wall plaques and you should avoid any problems 1. Choose your subject carefully. This is the single most important factor when buying Vienna porcelain. Find plaques or plates depicting semi-nude female portraits and you've found what everyone is looking for. Semi-nude females compositions command much higher prices than male portraits. Religious subjects, although stunning, are simply not in voque, they are a lot less ... 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

Caring for Antique Clocks

Caring for Antique Clocks, Watches and Barometers Caring for antique clocks, watches and barometers requires delicate treatment These valuable mechanical instruments usually suffer from careless positioning, incorrect display and over enthusiastic handling. Clocks, scientific instruments like barometers, musical boxes and automata are likely to be harmed if subjected to direct sunlight, extremes of temperature or damp. A common, but probably the worst place to place a clock is on a ... 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

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