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  • know your artists Johann Loetz

    Know Your Artists: Johann Loetz

    The Johann Loetz Witwe glassworks were considered the premier manufacturer of Art Nouveau, Bohemian art glass from around 1890 to 1920. The glassworks has an intriguing history so read on to learn all about it.   The Early years Very little is known about Johann Loetz, the man who gave his name to the glassworks, aside from the fact that […]

    26th August 2016


  • know your artists daum freres brothers

    Know Your Artists: Daum Frères

    The Daum Frères, also known as Daum Brothers Auguste Daum (1853-1909) and Antonin Daum (1864-1930), were incredibly talented glass artists who grew to become one of the major forces in the Art Nouveau movement. History The Daum Verrier de Nancy factory was set up by Auguste and his father Jean Daum in the early 1880’s. It initially specialised in pocket watch […]

    20th June 2016


  • Know your artists: René Lalique

    Know your artists: René Lalique

    Born in Aÿ-en-Champagne in the Marne region of France on 6th April 1860, René Lalique began his career as a designer of fine jewellery before later turning his hand to glass making and going on to become one of the most famous glass designers of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. He died in 1945, at the age of 85. […]

    19th May 2016


  • how to judge authenticity in antique bronze sculpture

    Antique Bronze Sculpture: How To Judge Authenticity

    As antique enthusiasts and experts, we are keen to promote growth in this wondrous sector. We are delighted that both our clients and the public frequently come to us asking for help in judging the authenticity of antique bronze sculptures they have found elsewhere. We are more than happy to share our expertise and tips, helping them to determine the authenticity […]

    31st March 2016


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