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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

Derby Porcelain Gallery

A varied selection of Derby Porcelain products both antique and modern By Derby artists and designers that exemplify the Derby style. Porcelain plates, figures and vases that demonstrate the superb quality of Royal Crown Derby products. Not all Derby products are as collectible as the items featured below and most are well within range of any porcelain collectors budget. The products we feature here are simply used to demonstrate what you could find. If you search hard enough. William ... 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

Antique Clock Shop

Buy Your Collectable Antique Clocks from the Antique Clock Shop. Make a wise investment ... Interest in antique clocks is growing and the antique clock shop offers an excellent selection of rare and collectable clocks. From the simple alarm clock, which owes its existence to more than 6,000 years of thinking about time and tinkering with devices to accurately mark its passing, to collectable antique clocks that reflect the times and periods of their manufacture. A good quality antique ... Continue Reading

Dating Antique Clocks

Tips to help you estimate the age and date of your antique clock. Dating Antique Clocks can be an exact science providing you have the right reference books and the proper experience. However, if you don't there are various little things that can help when dating antique clocks. Like knowing when certain features were introduced or certain materials became available. A few simple things that can point you in the right direction and at the correct period for your antique wall clock, ... Continue Reading

Buying Longcase Clocks

5 Things You Must Check Before Buying A Grandfather or Longcase Clock Buying longcase clocks or Grandfather clocks as they are more commonly known gives us an opportunity to purchase one of the very few actual working pieces of antique furniture However, you should be aware that buying a longcase clock that doesn't actually work can represent significant financial risk. The mechanical movements in antique longcase clocks have probably been around for hundreds of years. They may have been ... Continue Reading

Antique Resource Sites

Interesting Antique Resources and informative references outside the antique marks site. A useful selection of antique associations and other resources that should help with any area of antiques but especially antique collecting. No matter whether you collect silver, glass, china or any other antique collectibles, there are always diverse opinions and various interpretations on what is rare, what is valuable and or what is just downright fake. Assessing and evaluating those opinions ... Continue Reading

Ivory Scrimshaw Box or Possibly Mammoth

This I think is an ivory scrimshaw, possibly Mammoth. by Mick Rannigan (Newcastle, England) Photo shows my Ivory Scrimshaw Box I believe it was scrimshawed at one time and has lost it's scenes. It has brass inlay maybe the points of a nautical compass, all the parts are segmented together. I would love to know if all my learning about antiques is paying off. I have collected antiques across the board for over twenty years. This is possibly an ivory scrimshaw item, and I picked it up ... Continue Reading

Ming Dynasty Cat Figurine… Possibly

This Ming Dynasty Cat Figurine was given to me by my mother when she returned from a recent trip to China. by Brandi (Florida, USA) Photos showing front and back of cat figure. Phoot below shows Chinese Marks on Base of Ming Dynasty Cat The cat is a metal figurine about three inches tall. It sits on a flat base, which has raised Chinese characters and according to the internet, says "Made during the rule of Emperor Xuan'de of the Great Ming dynasty". I'm not sure what kind of metal it ... Continue Reading

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