The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures. It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and millennia, the history of painting is an ongoing river of creativity, that continues into the 21st century. Until the early 20th century it relied primarily on representational, religious and classical motifs, after which time more purely abstract and conceptual approaches gained favor. [Read more…]
This is a continuation of the Antique Toy Price Guide [A-B], Antique Toy Price Guide [B-L] and Antique Toy Price Guide [L-T]. A toy is any object that can be used for play. Toys are usually associated with children and pets. Playing with toys is training the young for their social role. [Read more…]
The Quezal Art Glass Company was founded in the early 1900s and produced many beautiful art glass creations. Quezal’s art glass works included bowls, vases, candleholders, compotes and lighting fixtures. Quezal’s glass creations have earned much acclaim for their luminous, shimmering interiors and brilliant metallic exteriors. Many of their pieces also featured beautiful iridescent finishes and designs which were inspired by nature. [Read more…]
Antique Arita Glassware Price Chart
The setting is 16th century Japan, the year 1596 and the founding father of the celebrated dynastic family of Japanese potters, Sakaida Kizaemon, (1596-1666), is born. Working in the ceramic heartland of Japanese ceramics, Arita Province, it was Kizaemon, who, achieving a range of firsts, opened a new window to the world of ceramic art. [Read more…]
You will also be amazed by just looking on the rare and ancient boxes made from a hundred year old wood. It could be made of amboina, satin wood, coromandel, or burled yews that were mostly used hundred years ago to make boxes and other furniture. [Read more…]
A doll is a model of a human being. Dolls have been around since the dawn of human civilization, and have been fashioned from a vast array of materials, ranging from stone, clay, wood, bone, cloth and paper, to porcelain, china, rubber and plastic. While dolls have traditionally been toys for children, traditionally seen as a girls toy, they are also collected by adults, for their nostalgic value, beauty, historical importance or financial value.
Archaeological evidence places dolls as foremost candidate for oldest known toy, having been found in Egyptian tombs which date to as early as 2000 BCE. In Egypt, as well as Greece and Rome, it was common to find them in the graves of children. Most were made of wood, although pottery dolls were buried with children from wealthier families. Dolls with movable limbs and removable clothing date back to 200 BCE.
The Fenton Art Glass Company was founded in 1905 by brothers Frank L. Fenton and John W. Fenton in an old glass factory in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Originally, they painted glass blanks from other glass makers, but started making their own glass when they were unable to buy the glass they needed. They moved across the Ohio river to Williamstown, West Virginia and built a factory in 1906. The first year for glass production was 1907. [Read more…]
The Royal Doulton Company is one of the most renowned English companies producing tableware and collectables, with a history dating back to 1815. This page has a table of Royal Doulton Figurines price guide. [Read more…]
Royal Doulton Bunnykins has been in continuous production since 1934.Ã‚Â The range includes tableware, nursery ware, teapots, moneyboxes and figures. Following the war, production did not restart until Royal Doulton purchased the Beswick factory in 1969. After this, Bunnykins were numbered with the prefix DB and are still produced to this day. [Read more…]