Royal Worcester Artist - Charles Henry Clifford Baldwyn (1843-1913)
Few royal worcester artists are better known than Charles Baldwyn,(Charley). His paintings of swans in flight on royal worcester vases are instantly recognisable as his signature pieces.
Charles Baldwyn was born in 1859, the son of worcester piano tuner and skilled musician Henry Baldwyn.
Charles Baldwyn started work at the worcester factory at the age of fifteen and as with all young artists he spent his first year doing ...
Buying antiques - How, where, when and why to buy antiques and collectables.
When buying antiques the buyer has a multitude of ways to buy, including online internet auctions, local auction houses, newspaper and classified ads, antique dealers, etc, etc.
But there's only one way not to buy your antiques and that's ... Do not buy antiques unless you know what you are buying.
The UK is probably the best place in the world to search for and for buying antiques because of its rich history of ...
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 ...
Antique Collectors Plates offer the keen antiques collector a wide range of possibilities.
European Monarchs and the worlds Royalty were the first to covet porcelain and began the practice of collecting and displaying porcelain plates.
Today many plate collectors focus their attention on collecting the types of porcelain plates that were once far too expensive for anyone but Royalty or the very rich to own.
Other collectors focus their attention on particular glazes or styles or plates ...
Collecting Antique Minton China and the history of the 200 year old Minton Company.
Thomas Minton founded his factory in 1793 in Stoke-upon-Trent, England.
He was famous for Minton ware, a cream-coloured and blue-printed earthenware as well as majolica, Minton bone china and Parian porcelain.
Throughout its history Minton has often led the way in adapting fashions to the field of ceramics, resulting in a huge range of styles.
Minton was just behind Spode with its production of Minton ...
Our Art Deco Gallery featuring examples of the diversity and quality of items produced during the art deco period.
A gallery of the ever popular art deco style. The architectural and decorative-arts style popular from 1910 to 1940, that is characterised by highly stylised and geometric forms.
Art Deco themes were often classical motifs reduced to geometric stylisations.
From Edgar Brandt decorated wrought-iron screens with symmetrical fountains and Emil Ruhlman ebony cabinets with ivory ...
My grandmother collected chocolate pots, china teapots and Limoges Cocoa Sets
by Marisa Test (USA)
Photo shows my De Havillands Limoges Cocoa Set
This Cocoa set has a cocoa pot and six small cups and saucers. The bottom is marked "CFH/COM", and is supposedly from the period of 1882-1891 by the De Havillands. It is stamped Limoges.
My grandmother passed down six different Limoges cocoa sets and I now own them all.
I also have a sugar, creamer and teapot given to her in 1939 when the ...
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