Tips & Advice on Identifying Antique Furniture
Antique Furniture is one of the most fascinating sections of antique collecting. Primarily because so many of us naturally do what's most important when collecting antique furniture. We buy what we like.
Most antique furniture tends to be purchased by ordinary everyday people, rather than dedicated antique furniture collectors. In other words, more vintage furniture is acquired for its beauty and function rather than the profit ...
The Royal Worcester Stinton story and details for John Stinton jnr, James Stinton and Harry Stinton.
The Worcester Stinton dynasty is renowned for their famous Highland Cattle and Gamebird scenes.
They are probably the best known of all Royal Worcester artists, with members of the family painting at the various Worcester factories for almost one hundred and sixty years.
The best known of these would undoubtedly be Harry Stinton, his father John Stinton junior and his uncle James Stinton, ...
Moorcroft Pottery, its history, artists and superb pottery products.
The Moorcroft pottery is one of the last remaining independent art potteries in the world today and still operates out of the original brick factory in Stoke-on-Trent, England
Moorcroft uses the proprietary glazes and distinctive slip-trailing methods pioneered by William Moorcroft at the end of the 19th century.
This incredibly labor-intensive process produces colourful designs of intricacy, brilliance, and clarity
Tiffany Glass by Art Nouveau artist and master in glass Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)
Like Rene lalique Tiffany is another of the art nouveau periods great designers. He designed using both glass and jewellery and is perhaps best known for his Tiffany lamps and smaller glass objects
However Tiffany's most stunning glass work was on a much grander scale.
He became interested in glass making from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between then and 1878.
In 1879 ...
Rene Lalique Artist and Designer. Life and career.
The life of Rene Lalique and his artistic career covered the three most significant movements in the field of decorative arts - Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Who was the famous glassmaker Rene Lalique?
Rene Lalique was born Rene Jules Lalique in Ay, France on April 6, 1860. His mother quickly recognised her son's artistic talent. At the age of sixteenth, she steered ...
A short history of Harry Northwood, his glass company and collecting antique Northwood Glass
The Northwood Glass company was founded by Englishman Harry Northwood, the son of a talented glass manufacturer.
In 1880, when he was just twenty years old, harry left England to work in America. In 1887 he founded his own factory in Ohio before eventually moving it to Wheeling, West Virginia.
It is a widely held belief that Harry Northwood was responsible for bringing the production technique ...
Claus Josef Riedel his superb glass making and the Riedel family history.
Josef Riedel was born in 1925 in Polaun, Bohemia. He died on 17 March, 2004, in Genoa, Italy, aged 79.
Josef Reidel was a ninth-generation glass maker
He was president of the world-renowned Austrian family company from 1957 to 1994, when he was succeeded by his son Georg.
Josef Riedel, as the former president of Riedel Crystal and was one of the first in this age-old craft to realise that the design of a wine glass ...
A short history of the Fenton Art Glass company & collecting Fenton's stunning glass creations
The Fenton Art Glass company was founded in 1905 by Frank L. Fenton and his brother John W. Fenton in an old glass factory in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
The Fenton art glass company is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States and it celebrated its centenary in 2005.
The company began by painting decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. but soon ...
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 ...
Collecting Antique Georgian Glass offers rare opportunities to the antique glass collector, buyer or seller.
So, what is Georgian Glass ...
The Georgian period spanned the years 1714 to 1830 and included the regency period of 1811 to 1820.
In the Georgian period the first four Georges reigned as Kings of England.
Collecting Georgian glass is very popular and can be very lucrative.
During the Georgian period the English became famous for the excellence of their lead glass.
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