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Caring for Antique Silver

Advice and Tips on Caring for Antique Silver When caring for antique silver you should be aware that it reacts to different natural conditions in different ways and the care handling and restoration of silver varies accordingly. Despite its apparent toughness antique silver can be scratched, dented, fractured and can tarnish badly. If silver is combined with other materials, as in jewellery or furniture, your silver care should be adapted to fit the weakest material. If possible you should ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (U)

An Antique Marks Glossary of Antique Terms & Meanings beginning with U From undercut to urn, below you will find antique related words or antique terms beginning with 'u' and covering eveything in between. undercut (furniture - carving ) Ornamental carving that is cut so deep that the decoration stands out from the body of the piece and that in some parts stands completely free of it. underframing (furniture - support) The support structure under a seat, table top, dresser, cabinet ... Continue Reading

Emile Galle

Art nouveau glass artist Emile Galle. His life and work. Emile Galle was a French glass maker, a ceramist and designer. He was and still is the dominant figure in French cameo glass Galle was perhaps, the most innovative designer working in glass during the art nouveau period. Born in Nancy, France, in 1846, he is still considered one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. He greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style. He was ... Continue Reading

Selling Antiques at Auction

Selling antiques at auction can be fun and highly lucrative, but there are risks. When considering selling antiques at auction you should be aware that there are a great many local, national and international auction houses. All these auction houses are advertising for your business and most are trying to make the selling process as easy as possible for you. Selling Antiques at an Antiques Auction House. Valuations -- Most reputable auction houses will offer a valuation service and have ... Continue Reading

Caring for Metalware

Tips and Advice on Cleaning Antique Metal including Antique Gold, Bronze and Pewter When caring for antique metalware, you should always consider how different metals react in different ways to natural conditions methods of cleaning antique metal should vary accordingly. Despite their apparent toughness antique metalwares can be scratched, dented and some can corrode easily. If antique metals are combined with other materials, as in antique jewellery or furniture your care and cleaning ... Continue Reading

Buying Antiques at Fairs

Buying antiques at fairs and at antique and collectible markets. Some antiques and collectors fairs are world famous trading events, with reputations for superb quality items that can be found in enough quantity to satisfy even the most ambitious collector. From Europe's largest antiques event in Newark, Nottinghamshire to the small, monthly fairs like Malvern in Worcestershire. Fairs are a must for anyone with a passion for antiques and collecting, and especially for those with interior ... Continue Reading

Buying Antiques at Auction

Buying Antiques at Auction is a fun and simple process that most buyers shy away from. But when buying antiques at auction you should be open minded, do not buy anything unless you've handled it and if you're unsure or can't reach it, then ask the auctioneer or a member of staff to get it, or for more information about it. There are a great many auction houses spread across the country. Some are part of chains and some are small local houses that provide a valuable local service through ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antiques: Is Antique Collecting a Good Investment?

An important question for avid antique collectors who hope to create a retirement nest egg from their investment in antiques and collectables. Collecting antiques as an investment has traditionally paid good dividends but tastes change and the antiques marketplace will experience ups and downs over time 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

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

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