26 posts tagged James

Collecting Royal Worcester Porcelain

The Royal Worcester porcelain factory is the oldest, continuously operating, english porcelain factory still in production today. Here we look at Royal Worcester history, the Worcester marks, artists and porcelain wares. Royal Worcester was founded in Worcester, England in 1751. The first Royal Worcester factory was established on the banks of the River Severn by a group of local businessmen. It appears that around 1750 Dr John Wall (1708-1776) and the apothecary William Davis ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Liberty & Co

The Art Nouveau Liberty & Co Style, founded by Arthur Lasenby Liberty and its premier designer Archibald Knox. The art nouveau style was itself highly influential but few people can claim to have been quite so influential in the history of modern design as Arthur Lasenby Liberty. From a small shop, opened in 1875 on the corner of Regent Street, Liberty was to popularise an idiom now known and revered world wide simply as "Liberty style". Originally importing exotic household ... Continue Reading

Wedgwood Jasperware Teapot

Help with Wedgwood Jasperware teapot that has spout but no handle by James E. Franklin (Baltimore, Maryland USA)    We recently inherited a large amount of Wedgwood. Although we have been able to identify and value almost all of it, this piece has us baffled. It appears to be a Wedgwood Jasperware teapot with a spout but no handle. While value is not a top priority, it would help us decide whether to display or hide it. I've included three photo's showing the Wedgwood Jasper... Continue Reading

Blue & White Porcelain Figurines

Are the PB marks, Doulton or Pinder Bourne Marks on these Blue and White Figurines by Beth (Newfoundland Canada) I came across these lovely Blue and White figurines in my Grandmother's basement. I have spent a lot of time online trying to find out about them, but I have no idea whether they are valuable heirlooms or just cute figures she found at a garage sale.       The Blue and White Figurines have gold accents, and are a man and woman. They have a black PB ... Continue Reading

Antique Restorers & Antique Furniture Restoration

Antique Restorers and Antique Furniture Restoration Finding good antique restorers and those that deal in antique furniture restoration can be difficult. Antique furniture restoration requires many specialist skills as does the restoration of ceramics and art work. A good furniture restorer can bring life back to faded and jaded finishes on antique furniture and conjure up invisible repairs to scrapes and scratches. A talented porcelain or pottery restorer can perform miracles on broken and ... Continue Reading

Antique Bronze Figure of a Golfer in Medieval Dress?

I found this bronze figure of a golfer wearing clothes from the middle ages in a consignment shop. by Mary (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)                 Photos show my Bronze Golfer Figure Front View and Rear View It is made of bronze, and is meant to be hung from a wall. It is big enough (6 inches) to hang small items from the hooks at the bottom. Some research indicates that golf, as we know it today, evolved from a ... Continue Reading

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