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Dalzell Farm Five Francs

Coin Collecting Reviews - The Rare Dalzell Farm Five Francs coin Scotland, Dalzell Farm, c1807. Counterstamped French five francs. This counter stamped coin, was used to pay workers on the Scottish Dalzell Estates, and was issued by Archibald James Hamilton (1793-1834). Obverse ... Bayonne, bust with reverse countermark in wreath. Reverse ... Adjustment marks by date. Countermark very fine, coin good to fine, very rare. ex Walter Allen Collection, Spink, 14 Mar 1984. ex Gibbs ... Continue Reading

Royal Worcester Artists

Information on the foremost Royal Worcester Artists; everyone from Charles Baldwyn to Hadley, Sebright and Doughty. Over the years Royal Worcester and all of its many incarnations have employed or been associated with some of the best and most innovate ceramics artists. The artists detailed below are currently a very small selection of these but we hope to grow this list extensively over the years. Although Worcester porcelain takes a great many skilled hands to manufacture, from around ... Continue Reading

Antique Terms (U)

An Antique Marks Glossary of Antique Terms & Meanings beginning with U From undercut to urn, below you will find antique related words or antique terms beginning with 'u' and covering eveything in between. undercut (furniture - carving ) Ornamental carving that is cut so deep that the decoration stands out from the body of the piece and that in some parts stands completely free of it. underframing (furniture - support) The support structure under a seat, table top, dresser, cabinet ... Continue Reading

Tiffany Glass

Tiffany Glass by Art Nouveau artist and master in glass Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) Like Rene lalique Tiffany is another of the art nouveau periods great designers. He designed using both glass and jewellery and is perhaps best known for his Tiffany lamps and smaller glass objects However Tiffany's most stunning glass work was on a much grander scale. He became interested in glass making from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between then and 1878. In 1879 ... Continue Reading

Rene Lalique Glass

Rene Lalique Artist and Designer. Life and career.           The life of Rene Lalique and his artistic career covered the three most significant movements in the field of decorative arts - Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.   Who was the famous glassmaker Rene Lalique? Rene Lalique was born Rene Jules Lalique in Ay, France on April 6, 1860. His mother quickly recognised her son's artistic talent. At the age of sixteenth, she  steered ... Continue Reading

Josef Riedel Glass

Claus Josef Riedel his superb glass making and the Riedel family history. Josef Riedel was born in 1925 in Polaun, Bohemia. He died on 17 March, 2004, in Genoa, Italy, aged 79. Josef Reidel was a ninth-generation glass maker He was president of the world-renowned Austrian family company from 1957 to 1994, when he was succeeded by his son Georg. Josef Riedel, as the former president of Riedel Crystal and was one of the first in this age-old craft to realise that the design of a wine glass ... Continue Reading

Emile Galle

Art nouveau glass artist Emile Galle. His life and work. Emile Galle was a French glass maker, a ceramist and designer. He was and still is the dominant figure in French cameo glass Galle was perhaps, the most innovative designer working in glass during the art nouveau period. Born in Nancy, France, in 1846, he is still considered one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. He greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style. He was ... Continue Reading

Antique Glass Terms

Glossary of Antique Glass Terms, words and phrases. Used in describing antique glass or glass production methods. A collection of frequently used antique glass terms and their meanings that apply to the products of everyday glass production and art glass manufacturers. This is, as far as possible, a laymans non-technical glossary. Designed to help with the collector and non-professionals understanding of glass terms. For the sake of clarity; our Antique Glass Terms are intended to be a ... Continue Reading

Selling Antiques at Auction

Selling antiques at auction can be fun and highly lucrative, but there are risks. When considering selling antiques at auction you should be aware that there are a great many local, national and international auction houses. All these auction houses are advertising for your business and most are trying to make the selling process as easy as possible for you. Selling Antiques at an Antiques Auction House. Valuations -- Most reputable auction houses will offer a valuation service and have ... Continue Reading

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