Category Archives: Antiques & collectibles
Antique pottery vases deserve a special place in your home. Everyone wants to decorate his/her home despite the fact the home is modern or ancient. Adding décor to the brick and mortal house is significant for providing style, comfort and flavor. Besides many other decorative items for a room, a vase with beautiful and attractive bunch of flowers will bring brilliance of color, enunciation, and style to a room. Fresh flowers always give alive and garden-fresh look to the room and when these flowers are put in antique pottery vases they give a decorative appeal of another level.
Vases come in various shades, style, shape and sizes. They can be round, cylindrical, square, tall, short, rectangular, round, bowl-shaped, with or without handles, clear or painted.
Art Nouveau & Art Deco Stylish Figures – Until the 19th century, sculpture tended to be large and was bought only by those with houses big enough to accommodate it, but the invention of reducing machines in the 1840s resulted in the production of perfectly scaled-down versions of full-size sculptures. As the century progressed, the popularity of smaller bronze pieces grew as they became increasingly affordable.
The trend continued into 20th century with large numbers of stylish figures manufactured during both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods either as purely decorative objects or as light fittings.
Rococo Style French Mirrors – If you’re looking for the perfect way to embellish or lift an elegantly designed room, the answer may be staring you in the face. Or staring back at you. French mirrors provide some of the most superb ways of creating the ideal focal point of a classically designed room.
French mirrors are available in a huge range of styles and designs, but most typically when people think of such mirrors it is generally those styles which could be called rococo or late Baroque, so typical of the late eighteenth century in French design. Rococo style French mirrors, often large or oversized, decorated with incredible detail and usually asymmetrical, provide the most amazing focal point for a room, especially above a fireplace.
Household Collectibles – The term ‘domestic bygones’ encompasses items as varied as copper saucepans, pewter jugs, dairy equipment and wooden carpet beaters, but few individual collections include examples of every type of object that contributed to the running of a household.
Many collectors of metalware , for instance, would not dream of buying treen (small domestic wooden objects) and a collector of jelly moulds would not necessarily seek out copper warming pans or smoothing irons. Collectors in the United States were probably the first to appreciate what is often termed folk art, attaching significance to the mundane but often beautifully made objects which tell us so much about how ordinary people went about their daily lives.
Collecting dolls: 20th century dolls – At the beginning of the 20th century dolls began to be made in a variety of new materials, especially celluloid, composition and plastic, but also in fabrics such as stockinet and felt. French and German manufacturers continued to produce dolls and adapted to the new media, especially celluloid. Some manufacturers even brought out new versions of dolls in celluloid made in moulds previously used for bisque dolls.
American composition dolls from the mid-20th century and later tend to be slightly more expensive than their German counterparts. American manufacturers steadily increased in prominence, making dolls in all media.