23 posts tagged decorative arts

Arts and Crafts

Your Guide to Collecting Arts & Crafts antiques and the Arts and Crafts Style The Arts and Crafts movement, its style and its influences, from William Morris to Gustav Stickley and William de Morgan. In 1861 the english designer William Morris started the arts and crafts movement in an effort to improve the tastes of the victorian public. William Morris hoped to overcome the banality and inferior quality of industrially produced decorative arts by promoting a return to medieval style ... Continue Reading
The Art Deco style and its influences from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to Josef Hoffmann, Clarice Cliff and Le Corbusier. The ever popular art deco style is an architectural and decorative-arts style, popular from 1910 to 1940. Art Deco is characterised by highly stylised natural and geometric forms and ornaments, which are usually strongly symmetrical. Outstanding American examples of Art Deco are the Chrysler Building and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Some of the century's ... Continue Reading

Florence Barlow

Royal Doultons Florence Barlow is one of Doultons most popular and most collectable artists. Florence was born in 1856 at Hadlam, Hertfordshire, England. Florence Barlow was employed at the Doulton Lambeth Art Studio from 1873, producing her renowned bird, animal and floral studies for nearly forty years. Florence and her sister Hannah worked together and the two women were prominent in the field of decorative arts long before Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper. Yet they are only now being ... Continue Reading

Sevres Porcelain

Sevres Porcelain - The company history, its products, its double L mark and the main periods. Sevres porcelain history starts in 1738 when the Marquis Orry de Fulvy, brother of the Minister of Finance, obtained from the French king Louis XV a licence to manufacture porcelain in the Saxon manner At that time the brothers Dubois, who were arcanists that fled from Chantilly, had already experimented to produce porcelain at the Chateau de Vincennes. Together with Gravant, they succeeded in ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antique or Decorative Art Glass Can Be a Very Profitable Hobby

Collecting antique or decorative arts glass can be a very profitable hobby if you learn all you can about the styles or types of glass you like, and you know how and where to find the best deals on antique & collectable art glass. Focusing your collecting energies on a specific period, type of glass or even one great glass designer can simplify what you need to learn and get you known as an expert on that period or artist. 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

Doultons Hannah Barlow

Hannah Barlow is one of Royal Doultons most popular and most collectable artists. Hannah Barlow was one of two Barlow Sisters employed at Doultons London factory. An expert tube liner, Hannah Barlow's pieces are amomg the most sought after of all Doulton artist designs. Hannah produced her renowned animal designs and her sister Florence produced floral studies for nearly forty years. The two women were prominent in the field of decorative arts long before Clarice Cliff or Susie Cooper, ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Artists

Art Nouveau Artists from Rene Lalique to Louis Comfort Tiffany, Anton Gaudi and Archibald Knox. A selection of the great many art nouveau artists and designers that embraced the art nouveau style. There were many gifted artists and designers in the art nouveau period. It brought forward artists and designers with a feel for the natural organic lines that appeal to many of us. Many whose work is now highly valued and sought after by art nouveau collectors and fans of the style. When ... Continue Reading

Baron Victor Horta

Baron Victor Horta was born in Ghent, Belgium in 1861. He studied drawing, textiles, and architecture at the Academy of Beaux-Arts in Ghent, then went to Paris to work. He then returned to Belgium and drafted for Classical architect Alphons Balat. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   In 1890, Victor Horta set up his own firm. In 1893 he designed what is widely regarded as the first architectural expression of mature Art Nouveau, namely Tassel house in ... Continue Reading

Josef Hoffmann – Art Nouveau Artist

Josef Hoffman produced and designed artworks during the Art Nouveau period and in the Art Deco style, as well as most other decorative art styles. Josef Hoffmann studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, under Art Nouveau architect Otto Wagner whose theories of functional modern architecture profoundly influenced Hoffman's work. In 1903 Hoffmann co-founded the Wiener Werkstatte and his stewardship of the well respected design workshop lasted until 1931. While ... Continue Reading

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