Caring for Antiques - Looking after your Antique Ceramics and Glass.
When caring for antiques and especially antique ceramics and glass we are caring for some of our most delicate possessions, however our ceramics and glass can also be amongst the most hard-wearing.
Cleaning antique ceramics or antique glass is relatively simple, but repair is rather more involved.
Follow the few pointers below to ensure your antique pottery, porcelain and glass pieces remain in first class condition. ...
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 ...
A quick look at a few good examples of Sevres porcelain in our Sevres Porcelain Gallery.
The Wallace Collection holds the finest museum collection of Antique Sevres Porcelain in the world.
The other great Sevres' porcelain collections are housed at ...
1. The Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle
2. The Rothschild Collection at Waddeson Manor
Both collections were mostly put together in the nineteenth century.
Largely as a result of the French Revolution when so ...
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 ...
The History of the Naples Porcelain company and how Capodimonte porcelain fits in.
To trace the history of Naples Porcelain you have to look at the origin of Capodimonte Porcelain, the wares and the crowned N mark and periods.
And; how production of Capodimonte Porcelain Figurines and floral displays dates back to the early eighteenth century and to the Kingdom of Naples.
The father of Capodimonte porcelain is considered to be Charles of Bourbon (1716-1788)
Son of Philip V of Spain and ...
The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F
Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg.
Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful.
The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by.
The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ...
Collecting Antique Ceramics offers the widest range of opportunities for antique collectors, buyers, and sellers.
When collecting antique ceramics, you are collecting some of the most delicate, most beautiful and most varied items that manufacturers can produce.
There are vastly more antique objects made of pottery, porcelain, earthenware or stoneware than of any other material and you probably have some beautiful antique ceramics in your home.
You are more likely to possess antique ...
Ceramic restoration projects undertaken include soft and hard paste porcelain, stoneware and low fired ceramics. Also glass, enamels, jade and ivory repairs
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