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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. Charles was coronated King of Naples and Sicily on August 3rd. His desire was to create a porcelain manufactory of a quality comparable with the electors factory in Saxony, and whose methods and ingredients were only known by the chemist Bottger Charles initially allocated a small building in the Royal Palace to be dedicated to porcelain production under the direction of Giovanni Caselli and the chemist Livio Ottavio Schepers, who had originally worked at the Neapolitan Mint. In spite of many efforts, including underhand methods, the formula remained a mystery and after many investigations Charles finally concluded that the conditions in his little building were not suitable for porcelain production, there being insufficient space for the ovens and driers. In , Charles commissioned the construction of a new factory in the Royal Wood of Capodimonte, by the architect Ferdinando Sanfelice. The History of Capo di Monte Porcelain After vast research conducted throughout Italy to find a suitable substance to manufacture porcelain of a quality equal to the Chinese porcelain, deposits of kaolin were finally discovered at Fuscaldo and Paola in the Province of Catanzaro. Charles VII immediately ordered brushes and painting equipment from Dresda; gold used for gilding was obtained from crushed Ungheris and Zecchinis. Charles employed the chemist and son of Livio Schepers, Gaetano Schepers, who perfected the porcelain paste. Knobs on walking sticks were mounted in gold by the Frenchman Pietro Chevalier and the Neapolitan Antonio de Laurentis.

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Now in its fourth generation, S. With the resurgence of home entertaining, afternoon tea is once again reaching new heights in popularity. The essence of the tea hour seems to be forever associated with England and no where will one find finer examples of old English silver tea wares than at S.

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It was imported to Britain from the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal and from Burma from the 18thC, and used for decorative woodwork such as fretwork, and occasionally for chairs. Very widespread in the UK from c. The name comes from Paisley, a Scottish cotton centre where shawls decorated with the motif were made in the 19thC. It was made in China from ancient times for money, hinges on furniture, domestic items and — because of its ringing quality — for bells and gongs. Although its export from China was illegal, some reached Britain in the 18thC; a similar alloy was made in Britain which led to the development of nickel silver.

The style was brought to Britain by architect Inigo Jones. Grand-scale architectural designs were translated into furniture and interiors by 18thC architect-designers such as William kent. Typical features are pediments and columns, and Classical motifs combined with baroque decoration, such as marbling and gilding. It may sit proud of or flush with the frame. Simon Pantin metalware — silversmith — d London-based huguenot silversmith who produced dinner pieces for the aristocracy and much domestic silverware in Queen Anne style with traces of ornate Huguenot decoration.

Paperweights glass — decorative weight Small, heavy, decorative objects, usually of glass, but also of bronze or semiprecious stone, used to stop papers blowing away.

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Antique Howard and Sons Sofas Some background information and photographs of our past stock of Howard sofas and chairs. On this page you will see a representative cross section of our past stock of Howard sofas. Our stock of Howard chairs and sofas is constantly changing, so please do email for a list of current stock and prices.

MM Gorham Mixed Metals and Sterling Tea Caddy. A rare Gorham antique sterling tea caddy with a foo dog finial on a pull out lid. There is a small copper mouse applied to one side and three dimensional plants applied on a hammered surface.

A host of souvenir cups, tea caddies, trays and newspapers commemorate royal events dating back to Queen Victoria’s day is on display at the museum Stock: The chemist section even features pre-war condoms marketed as featuring a ‘silver seal’ with others made by a company called Coralline Just the tonic: A display of old medicine bottles fill the shelves of the museum’s chemist Friendly face: Jan Upton shares a moment with the museum chemist Warm welcome: Jan gets behind the counter in the chemist to meet and greet ‘customers’ For sale: Both began collecting items after being left ornaments and knick-knacks by their respective grandparents.

This matchbox collection is among the thousands of items on display in the museum Cure all: A display of Victorian painkillers in the chemist shop Minty fresh:

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Become a Member Online Galleries offers a comprehensive range of antique clocks for sale via our pool of over specialist antique dealers. Updated on a daily basis, our website provides a fabulous selection of antique clocks and vintage clocks, as well as retro clock and novelty clock designs that are available now to complete your interior design scheme. Our Antique Clocks category includes a multitude of clock styles, from antique wall clocks and ornate carriage clocks, through to grand longcase and regulator style time pieces.

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More Details Speak to an expert Our consultants are at your disposal should you need any further advice or guidance whilst considering your purchase from us. More Details Guaranteed Authenticity All items are rigorously checked for authenticity by our team of in-house experts. More Details Product Details We have been instructed in the sale of an extensive and choice single owner Oriental collection amassed over many decades and amounting to over 1, items spanning the Dynasties with many rare, unusual and interesting pieces.

The collection is to be offered without reserve. We offer this fine pair antique Japanese Satsuma tea caddies decorated with figures and dating from the 19th century. The caddies are of square form with domed tops with the four panels finely decorated with figures highlighted with gilding and a decorative band around the domed top. The caddies are not marked but are a finely decorated and stylish pair to add to any serious collection!

Trust in Xupes At Xupes we handpick our items from all over the world using our expert knowledge. As a team we study the markets to make sure we provide the most interesting and sought-after items at competitive prices. Here at Xupes, you can be assured when purchasing from us that every piece is carefully selected for our collection and is checked by our in-house specialists to ensure authenticity. Our commitment to excellent customer service and our in-house expertise ensure you an unforgettable experience when shopping with us.

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China Nowhere in the world has pottery assumed such importance as in China, and the influence of Chinese porcelain on later European pottery has been profound. It is difficult to give much practical assistance on the question of Chinese marks. Most of the Chinese marks give the name of the dynasty and that of the emperor; however, many of them have been used so inconsequentially that, unless the period can also be assigned with reasonable certainty by other means, it is better to disregard them.

Gallery collections. Staffordshire. We carry a wide variety of high quality antique furniture, all in original condition. We have pieces that date back to the ‘s up to Mid-Century Modern circa s. We have a wide selection of period mirrors, tea caddies, miniature cabinets, beaded purses, dresser accessories, marble busts and

Leuchtenbhurg China Very pretty antique child’s cup with cute graphics of a boy and girl with two animals, a sheep and goose. Marked on underside “Leuchtenburg Germany” with a graphic of a castle turret. From the style and type, we believe this to be an antique piece minimally a vintage child’s cup , likely dating to the early ‘s. This was found out of a home. The multi-color graphics encircle about half the cup with the remainder left blank. The order on the cup shows the white sheep first, followed by the boy dressed in what may be a shepherd’s type outfit as he is carrying a curved shepherd’s staff and wearing a broad-rimmed hat, followed by a white goose, and ending with a girl in a bonnet and skirt carrying what looks like a plate or dish of bread or simple cake.

The cup has a white base coloring with pink highlighting near the rim and a bit of pink on the handle. Porcelain child’s cup was made with a slight fluting to the upper edge it is not a smooth round circular top although the form is definitely circular and raised in-mold design on the outside near the top edge in a repetitive arch form with raised dots.

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Antique Furniture Canonbury Antiques are a specialist purveyor of antique tables and antique desks amongst a fine selection of dining tables, chairs and dining furniture based out of Hertfordshire antique showroom. This encompasses a stunning range of reproduction furniture that includes Art Deco and earlier pieces of fine furniture. Revelling in the sheer quality and luxuriously lavish designs of a world gone by, Canonbury Antiques bring you a revivalist selection of fine dining tables and chairs to add regal and influent charm to your home or office boardroom.

Many of these pieces are available to view in our Hertfordshire antiques showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. We are conveniently located just 25 minutes north of London in the Herts country side just outside of Potters Bar where the M25 meets the A1. We specialise in art deco furniture, architectural bronzes, French furniture, porcelain, candelabras, oil paintings and English antiques and we are very popular with interior designers.

When you are considering investing in a solid and sturdy dining table, you will instantly appreciate the sheer quality of the dining table and dining sets available within our collection. Whatever your tastes and for what period furniture your appreciation tends to fall to, we have an exquisite and gorgeous collection of individually designed, unique pieces that will undoubtedly provide a focal point within any household.

Whether your affection tends to lean towards Spanish, French or Old English dining tables and dining sets, we are the professional experts who have the fantastic resources to supply the ideal farmhouse furniture to suit your needs and requirements. Not only purchasing a superior and well appreciated piece of furniture, you are also investing in a piece of history, continuing to receive many years of gratifying service well into the future.

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Although used earlier, it is most frequently found in mahogany furniture from and continued to be popular among Victorians. Example near bases Amorini — Cupids or cherubs used in decoration. Popular in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century as well as in Adam designs. Again used in Adam designs and also during the Regency period. Apron — ornamental rail below the seat-rail of chairs.

Victorian Rosewood Ladies Travelling Casket Circa This is a great Quality Ladies Travelling Casket dating to Circa Its made of Rosewood and has all its original interior together with a secret drawer and various trinkets.

Perfect for a variety of uses, this tray can be used to serve drinks, hold two CW6 decanters as shown or as an “in and out” box at a desk. Over the years, this tray has been made by a number of Colonial Williamsburg licensees including: Handcrafted in mahogany, this beautiful tray features a wonderfully scalloped handle and scalloped sides that are masterfully dovetailed at the corners.

Originally used in the Raleigh Travern at table setting time, this tray also can be used for display as well as storage on a sideboard, dining table or desk. With exquisite turnings, solid base and tray top, this mahogany candlestand is both useful as well as ornamental. It is made of solid mahogany and features a graceful scallop and heart motif.

Wonderful for display in a kitchen or breakfast room, this spoon rack is highly desired by the collectors of Williamsburg accessories.

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This original oil painting by the Czech Republic artist Guillermo Heiter b. The undisputed headliner of the auction will be the contents of a wonderful old mansion in the area, undisturbed for decades and now offered fresh to the market. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. A walk through the mansion home is like taking a tour of the Biltmore estate.

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For weekly notifications of new arrivals in your categories of interest please click HERE. All beautifully painted with chinoiserie decoration. It is a spectacular set which will look amazing wherever you choose to display it. In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation. Height 37 x Width 22 x Depth 22 Dimensions in inches: Decorative painting on these items is common but not necessary.

Though born as “Kauffmann”, Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings. While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period.

Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes. Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting.

Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized. The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By , rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters.

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