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Caring for Metalware

Tips and Advice on Cleaning Antique Metal including Antique Gold, Bronze and Pewter When caring for antique metalware, you should always consider how different metals react in different ways to natural conditions methods of cleaning antique metal should vary accordingly. Despite their apparent toughness antique metalwares can be scratched, dented and some can corrode easily. If antique metals are combined with other materials, as in antique jewellery or furniture your care and cleaning ... Continue Reading

Caring for Antiques

Caring for Antiques - Looking after your Antique Ceramics and Glass. When caring for antiques and especially antique ceramics and glass we are caring for some of our most delicate possessions, however our ceramics and glass can also be amongst the most hard-wearing. Cleaning antique ceramics or antique glass is relatively simple, but repair is rather more involved. Follow the few pointers below to ensure your antique pottery, porcelain and glass pieces remain in first class condition. ... Continue Reading

Buying Antiques at Auction

Buying Antiques at Auction is a fun and simple process that most buyers shy away from. But when buying antiques at auction you should be open minded, do not buy anything unless you've handled it and if you're unsure or can't reach it, then ask the auctioneer or a member of staff to get it, or for more information about it. There are a great many auction houses spread across the country. Some are part of chains and some are small local houses that provide a valuable local service through ... 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

Coin Collecting Terms

A Glossary of Coin Collecting Terms and their Meanings ... Collecting Coins, like any passion hobby or interest has built up a set of coin collecting terms. A language all of its own. Words and phrases used by coin collectors, numismatic practitioners and students of numismatics. These basic numismatic terms, which are likely to cause the most difficulty for both the novice and the advanced coin collector, are included in this coin collecting glossary. Our Index of Coin Collecting Terms and ... 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

Berlin Porcelain Marks

The KPM and Sceptre Marks of the Berlin Porcelain Company. Berlin Porcelain Marks including the well known Berlin Sceptre Mark & significant dates in the history of Berlin Porcelain. 1751 to 1757 -- while Wegely owned Berlin porcelain products were marked with the initial 'W' in blue under glaze. 1761 to 1763 -- while Gotzkowsky was in command, Berlin porcelain was marked with the initial 'G' in blue under glaze. 1763 to 1837 -- Berlin porcelain was marked with the sceptre ... 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

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

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