Expert Advice

Our expert advice section may be of help with any further information you require about our specialist stock. If you are looking for some specific information please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that we are unable to give free advice over the internet concerning clients own items or collections.

GLOSSARY OF SCULPTURE AND ART GLASS

HOW TO TAKE CARE AND CLEAN BRONZES

 

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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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    Featured in LAPADA Guide to Caring for Bronzes

    We are delighted to tell you that our guide to cleaning and taking care of bronzes was used by LAPADA to create their own guide to caring for bronzes. You can see previews of the guide below or click on them to open the PDF.  

    8th November 2016


  • The wonderful world of Art Deco sculpture glass antiques

    The wonderful world of Art Deco

    The Art Deco style has maintained some level of popularity since its inception a Century ago, but this year it seems everybody has been talking about it. This may well be due to the jazz age coming back in a big way, along with popular brands such as Dunhill and HTC continuing to lean on Art Deco to inform their […]

    11th October 2016


  • HOW TO CLEAN AND TAKE CARE OF BRONZES

    How to Clean and Take Care of Bronzes

    Fortunately for collectors, Bronze sculptures need very little in the way of cleaning and polishing. The best advice as to their care is more a case of what not to do rather than what must be done. But to give you peace of mind, below we have written our top tips for cleaning and taking care of bronzes.   Before […]

    14th September 2016


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