26 posts tagged James

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

Collecting Whitefriars Glass

Collecting Whitefriars Glass is fast becoming one of the most popular areas of glass collecting... Owned by James Powell & Sons from 1834, the Whitefriars glassworks (later Whitefriars Glass Limited), produced glass of the highest quality until the business closed in 1980. In 1834 James Powell, a successful London wine merchant, bought the Whitefriars Glassworks. His grandson Harry Powell played a major role during the nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century At ... 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

Collecting Rare Coins

Here we present a few choice examples of exceedingly rare coins ... Struck Coins have been used for more than 2500 years and are so varied and widespread that they offer the collector the perfect and hopefully profitable hobby. However collecting rare coins can elevate the coin collector to a completely new level of coin collecting. If your budget can stretch to it, the joy in owning a genuinely rare collectable coin is hard to beat. Here are just a few rare coin examples with historical ... Continue Reading

Doulton Artists Marks (C)

Doulton Artists Marks and potters monograms. Royal Doulton artist marks and monograms, beginning with or including the letter C. Use the alphabetical index below for marks that include other characters. A selection of Royal Doulton artists marks and monograms, beginning with or including the letter C. Sorted alphabetically by surname from left to right. We'll be providing real life examples of Doulton marks and monograms as we can. Most Royal Doulton artists and assistants used a mark or ... Continue Reading

Charles Noke

Charles Noke was Royal Doultons premier designer and modeller. Here we examine why and Charles Noke's life, his work, the Doulton relationship and his history. In 1899 the Doulton studio recruited a young designer by the name of Charles Noke. He is now regarded as the brainchild behind Royal Doulton seriesware, a range of products were standard blank pottery shapes (everything from plates to jugs, bowls to vases and teapots) could be decorated with a consistent theme. Initially, Charles ... 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

Chelsea Porcelain Factory

The history of the Chelsea Porcelain company, its products and its anchor mark periods. The Chelsea porcelain factory was founded in 1743 by two Frenchmen; Charles Gouyn a goldsmith and Nicholas Sprimont a silversmith. The Chelsea porcelain manufactory was the first important porcelain manufactory in England Its early soft-paste porcelain products were aimed at the aristocratic market. The first director Nicholas Sprimont was a silversmith by trade, but few documents survive to put ... Continue Reading

Bow Porcelain

A little about the Bow Porcelain Company, the factory history and founder Thomas Frye. The Bow Porcelain Company was set up in East London to emulate Chinese porcelain and it did it so well that the factory was built according to an East India Company chinese prototype and was called New Canton. Wedgwood, Meissen and Worcester are all famous names in the world of ceramics But 250 years ago it was Bow porcelain that attracted worldwide attention, thanks to a young Irish painter who settled ... 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

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