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    Writing antiques into fashion

    In many towns, the traditional high street antique shops are disappearing. Rents grow ever higher, and some styles of antiques have fallen out of fashion. As a result, more and more shops are abandoning their brick and mortar locations, and collectors are lamenting a dearth of local antiques shops. In the age of the Internet and myriad social media selling […]

    28th March 2017


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    How to Start Collecting Antiques

      Even in this very modern world, antique collecting is very much alive and well. People still want a piece of history or a sentimental find that contributes much to their homes, whether they choose to build a collection of one artist’s work, or prefer a certain style. We are extremely lucky in Britain to have a very vibrant antique […]

    17th February 2017


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    A Guide to Pâte de Verre Glass

    Pâte de Verre Glass – A Short History Butterfly Pate de Verre Plate by Almaric Walter The origins of Pâte de Verre glass can be traced as far back as the second millennium BC, with records being found that indicate the Mesopotamians used the process, or a very similar one, to create inlays for both jewellery and sculptures. Methods used [...]

    24th January 2017


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    A Guide to Cameo Glass

    A Brief History of Cameo Glass   Cameo glass was first seen in Ancient Roman art where it was an alternative to luxury engraved gem vessels in cameo style. It was also used in Islamic art in the 9th and 10th centuries but the precise techniques used by the Roman and Islamic artists were lost to history. In 1876 Philip Pargeter […]

    8th December 2016


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