Collecting Antique Wedgwood Pottery and Porcelain.
The Wedgwood Collector is faced with many imitators and must ensure they are buying true Wedgwood antiques, that are properly marked, so that the collector can confidently attribute the work to the Wedgwood potteries.
Beware of pieces marked 'Wedgwood & Co', an Enoch Wedgwood mark and also wares of the 1790-1801 period by the Knottingley Pottery which are also marked 'Wedgwood & Co'
It took Josiah Wedgwood ...
Wedgwood's Fairyland Lustre Ware and those wonderful Daisy Makeig-Jones designs.
Daisy Makeig-Jones must surely have had fairies living at the bottom of her garden.
Where else could she have found the inspiration for the most magical of ceramic fairy wonderlands created for Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre? The pieces pictured here are products of Daisy's vivid imagination.
One of seven children, Susannah Margaretta 'Daisy' Makeig-Jones was born in 1881 in a small mining village near Rotherham, ...
A short history of Harry Northwood, his glass company and collecting antique Northwood Glass
The Northwood Glass company was founded by Englishman Harry Northwood, the son of a talented glass manufacturer.
In 1880, when he was just twenty years old, harry left England to work in America. In 1887 he founded his own factory in Ohio before eventually moving it to Wheeling, West Virginia.
It is a widely held belief that Harry Northwood was responsible for bringing the production technique ...
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 ...
Collecting Carnival Glass and a short history of the companies that produced it, such as Fenton and Northwood.
Carnival glass was first produced in the early nineteen hundreds and is a range of patterned, pressed glass suffused with an iridescent lustre, which reflects the light and makes the glass surface gleam with metallic highlights.
The Carnival Glass lustre resembles the rainbow effect that you see when oil is spilt on water
The effect is achieved by spraying the hot surface of the ...
The Selling Antiques Guide - How you can profit by selling antiques
Buying antiques to re-sell can be very profitable but it does come with a large element of risk.
By doing some careful planning, reading and studying of our guide you will minimise that risk and you might find yourself on a path to making a living by doing what you love.
The beginning of every business starts with ensuring that you have a product that is worthy of a profit margin which will make you ...
Collecting Antique Glass offers one of the widest opportunities for the antiques collector.
When collecting antique glass you are collecting some of the most delicate, most beautiful and most precious items that man has ever produced.
Glass is one of the few materials that has survived into the 20th century
Nothing has been developed that can replace it and the manufacturer of glass is becoming much more technically advanced. We are finding far more uses for it.
The actual manufacturer ...
How To Store Your Coins and Collectable Coin Collections.
There is a kind of Hippocratic Oath used implicitly among coin collectors ... First, above all do no harm
Rules on cleaning coins are well-known in collecting circles, even though there's continued debate about how and when.
Despite that there's a general conscensus on how to store coins.
To avoid the damaging effects of oxidation, finger oil, scrapes, etc, coins should at least be stored in Mylar plastic containers, one coin per ...
Your essential guide to caring for heirloom and other antique quilts. The much loved quilt that's often handed down from generation to generation, which makes the care and repair of your antique quilt a prime concern
Caring for antique jewellery and gemstones can become very difficult because we wear jewellery as we move around.
This places your jewellery and gemstones at great risk from accidental damage or loss unless special care is taken.
Fragile gemstones or crystal beads can shatter if hit against a harder surface.
A soft 18ct gold ring wears paper thin if it's worn constantly.
Particularly if your ring is worn next to another ring made of a harder metal.
Your asking for trouble, in the form ...
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