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Berta Hummel Figurines

Your Guide to Antique Hummel Figures and Hummel Marks Hummel figurines are based on drawings and paintings of children by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, (also known as M.I. Hummel). Sister Maria was born in 1909 in Massing, Bavaria, and later became a nun and artist in Germany Her birth name was Berta Hummel and Berta gained her artistic direction at an early age from the Institute of English Sisters. In 1931 Berta entered the covent of Siessen at Saulgua. Two years later she was ... Continue Reading

Vienna Porcelain Marks

The Beehive Mark, as its commonly called, represents the traditional range of Vienna Porcelain Marks. However, the Vienna Porcelain Bindenschild (the shield not a beehive), incorporated in Vienna marks is a symbolic rendition of the center of the Coat-of-Arms of the Royal Habsburg family of Austria. The Bindenschild is how the Vienna mark should be referred to and it should always be properly aligned as a shield. The use and periods of Vienna Porcelain marks ... 1718 to 1744 -- is ... Continue Reading

Antiques Collection: Royal Bonn Vases c1897

The Antique Marks Collection includes a pair of good quality Royal Bonn vases bearing the Franz Anton Mehlem base mark together with various impressed marks. Blue and white signed SE Schutze c1897 Continue Reading

Royal Vienna Porcelain

Collecting Royal Vienna porcelain and Vienna Portrait Plates and Wall Plaques. The Royal Vienna Porcelain factory was founded in 1717 by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier. Du Paquier, on studying father d'Entrecolles' letters and after conducting experiments hoped, with the help of Christoph Conrad Hunger, to reveal the secrets of porcelain production. His attempts were unsuccessful until 1718, when he secured the services of the arcanist Samuel Stölzel, a previous employee of the ... Continue Reading

Slipware Ceramics

Collecting Antique Staffordshire Slipware Ceramics ... About Staffordshire trailed slip, the history, manufacture and examples. When collecting slipware ceramics, it is important to have knowledge of the history and the challenges the medium presents to appreciate its value and artistry. Slip ware ceramics, are created by dipping the object in pale slip then trailing other colours of slip over the top in intricate patterns. Thomas Toft, who is known to have worked between 1660 and 1680, ... 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

Antique Cuckoo Clocks

Antique Cuckoo Clocks are prized for their hand carved scenes, whimsical displays and attractive facades The first cuckoo clock dates back to around 1730, they were an improvement on roughly one hundred years of clockmaking progress. The original cuckoo clocks were made in the Black Forest of Germany, where people were often cooped up for the entire winter. It was during those long cold, drawn out months of winter that they manufactured their wonderful clocks. Then in the summer months ... 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

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

Junk Silver Coins – Collecting 90% Silver Profit

A simple cost effective way to invest in silver and an excellent way to hedge against inflation and times of financial crisis is to collect junk silver coins. The value in some coins 90% silver content can make a significant contribution to your wealth, not to mention your coin collection. Continue Reading

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