22 posts tagged jewellery

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
The Art Deco style and its influences from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to Josef Hoffmann, Clarice Cliff and Le Corbusier. The ever popular art deco style is an architectural and decorative-arts style, popular from 1910 to 1940. Art Deco is characterised by highly stylised natural and geometric forms and ornaments, which are usually strongly symmetrical. Outstanding American examples of Art Deco are the Chrysler Building and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Some of the century's ... 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

Archibald Knox

Archibald Knox was born in the village of Cronkbourne, near Tromode on the Isle of Man in the April of 1864. The son of William Knox, a master machine maker, originally from Ayr in Scotland, the young Knox was educated at elementary and grammar schools in Douglas, the islands capital. From 1878 to 1883 he studied at Douglas School of Art, gaining qualifications in Design and the Principles of Ornament. From 1884 to 1888, Knox taught art at the school and in 1889 he gained his Art Masters ... Continue Reading

Art Nouveau Artists

Art Nouveau Artists from Rene Lalique to Louis Comfort Tiffany, Anton Gaudi and Archibald Knox. A selection of the great many art nouveau artists and designers that embraced the art nouveau style. There were many gifted artists and designers in the art nouveau period. It brought forward artists and designers with a feel for the natural organic lines that appeal to many of us. Many whose work is now highly valued and sought after by art nouveau collectors and fans of the style. When ... Continue Reading

Identifying Genuine Art Deco Jewelry

Is Your Art Deco Jewellery Genuine or Reproduction? How can you identify real Art Deco jewelry from the modern fakes? Checking the findings, the weight and the type or cut of precious stones can help 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

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

Art Nouveau Period

Your Guide to Collecting Art Nouveau Antiques. The Art Nouveau style and its influences. From Liberty & Co. to Rene Lalique, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Anton Gaudi and Archibald knox. The art nouveau style was a conscious attempt at modernism and a determined departure by many artists and designers, from the traditional victorian forms of design. Designers rejected the inspiration of classical European art and instead looked to Japanese, Celtic and other folk art as a basis for their work. ... Continue Reading

Art Deco Jewellery

Collecting Original 1920's and 30's Art Deco Jewellery Art Deco Jewellery is a product of the age of the flapper, Jazz and the machine age and jewellery of the 1920's and 30's was in thrall to geometry: circles, arcs, squares, rectangles and triangles. Materials used ranged from rubies, gold, and pearls to plastic, chrome and steel. Platinum was the new luxury metal and was used with opaque stones like coral, jade, onyx and lapis lazuli. Art Deco costume jewelry became ever more popular and ... Continue Reading

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