30 posts tagged meissen

Antiques Collection: Helena Wolfsohn Vase

A lovely little vase by the very popular imitator Helena Wolfsohn who produced some outstanding porcelain using Meissen blanks but then went on to mark them with an AR mark in imitation of the Meissen Augustus Rex mark. The porcelain is exceptional and the artwork is of the standard you would expect from Meissen Continue Reading

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

Sevres Porcelain

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 ... 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

Antiques Collection: Royal Bonn Vases c1897

The Antique Marks Collection includes a pair of good quality Royal Bonn vases bearing the Franz Anton Mehlem base mark together with various impressed marks. Blue and white signed SE Schutze c1897 Continue Reading

Royal Vienna Porcelain

Collecting Royal Vienna porcelain and Vienna Portrait Plates and Wall Plaques. The Royal Vienna Porcelain factory was founded in 1717 by Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier. Du Paquier, on studying father d'Entrecolles' letters and after conducting experiments hoped, with the help of Christoph Conrad Hunger, to reveal the secrets of porcelain production. His attempts were unsuccessful until 1718, when he secured the services of the arcanist Samuel Stölzel, a previous employee of the ... Continue Reading

Buying Vienna Porcelain

Always Remember Our Tips on Buying Vienna Porcelain plates & wall plaques and you should avoid any problems 1. Choose your subject carefully. This is the single most important factor when buying Vienna porcelain. Find plaques or plates depicting semi-nude female portraits and you've found what everyone is looking for. Semi-nude females compositions command much higher prices than male portraits. Religious subjects, although stunning, are simply not in voque, they are a lot less ... 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

Antique Berlin Porcelain

The History of Antique Berlin Porcelain ... The Company, Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky, Frederick the Great and Berlin Porcelain Marks. The Berlin porcelain factory was founded in 1761 by Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky, who picked up the pieces of the factory belonging to Wilhelm Casper Wegely, after it went bust in 1757. However, the manufacture of Berlin porcelain actually started in 1751 When Wegely, a wool-manufacturer, obtained a licence to set up a factory with the help of many Meissen and Hochst ... Continue Reading

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