18 posts tagged Italy

Antique Terms (XYZ)

An Antique Marks Glossary for Antique Terms beginning with X, Y or Z Below you will find antique terms for words beginning with X, Y and Z including meanings and definitions that cover everything from x-chair to zsolnay and zeotrope. x-chair (furniture - medieval chair) A medieval x-framed chair popular in 15thC. Italy. and in 18thC. Britain by Sheraton. Sometimes called a savonarola. Antique Terms beginning with Y yao (chinese - ware) A chinese word meaning 'ware'. yataghan (milit... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (J)

Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms beginning with J From Jacobean to Jugendstil, below you will find antique terms beginning with the letter 'J' and other related words or antique terms begining with 'J'. jackfield (ceramic - japanese lacquer) Ceramics imitation of Japanese lacquer ware initially produced at Jackfield in Shropshire from c. 1750. It is also known as japanned ware and is covered in a glossy black glaze with gilded decoration. It was also produced by astbury, ... Continue Reading

Naples & Capodimonte Porcelain

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 ... Continue Reading

Tin Glaze Ceramics

The History of Tin Glazed Pottery Ceramics. The manufacture and examples. Tin glaze ceramics, normally earthenware, known also as delftware or delft, was the first white pottery manufactured in England. Tin glaze is a clear lead glaze to which tin-oxide is added in a proportion of approximately 1:3. Tin Glaze Ceramics were very popular because they resembled Chinese porcelain. The new Chinese porcelain was very expensive and only the wealthy could afford to buy. The usual characterist... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (F)

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 ... Continue Reading

Bavaria Schirnding Tea Set

Recently Inherited this beautiful Bavaria Schirnding Tea Set with the flower makers mark. Is this a rare find? by Peggie Hanson (Cayce, Sth. Carolina) My husband inherited this beautiful set from his Grandmother who passed away a couple of years ago in her 90's. My husbands father purchased it while he was in the service so we know it is at least 50(plus) years old. We have tried finding information about this Bavaria Schirnding set online but have been unsuccessful. We have ... Continue Reading

Antiques Road Show (3)

The third collection of antiques & collectibles submitted by antique collectors looking for help with antique identification. This time including art deco clocks, Japanese tea sets, Chinese chargers and ivory figures. As well as an antique Pagoda tea cup & saucer, Moorcroft pottery, Wedgwood plates and a nice Jean-Louis Godivier Chair. The headings and descriptions in the antiques road show are those of the owner, and they may be right or they might be wrong. If you feel you ... Continue Reading

Pottery Wall Plaque Marked BAS Deruta Italy

This Pottery Wall Plaque marked BAS Deruta Italy belongs to a client of mine. by Jan, Cargo Direct (South Africa) I am a ceramic conservator, and although the wall plaque is in perfect condition albeit a llitle dusty. I cannot find any reference to it. Photos of the BAS Deruta Italy Pottery Wall Plaque Decoration with close up of BAS Deruta Italy markin photo below It is a three cornered wall plate with folded edges, tied with gilded laces. The edges have a raised design and the ... Continue Reading

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