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About John Deacons Glass Millefiori Paperweights

About John Deacons Glass Millefiori Paperweights

Deacons Glass is a family run studio situated the ancient market town of Crieff, Scotland. The town has a long history of art glass manufacturing starting over 50 years ago in 1964 with Strathearn Glass .....
  • Robert Neilsen
About the Hennell Silversmith family dynasty

About the Hennell Silversmith family dynasty

There are a few names in Antique Silver that are extremely well known, the Batemans being one (with Hester being a pioneer lady silversmith), and perhaps the Hennells is another name you will see time and again ....
  • Robert Neilsen
Who is Charles Rennie Mackintosh?

Who is Charles Rennie Mackintosh?

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. His work was influential on European design movements such as Art Nouveau and Secessionism and praised by great modernists.
  • Robert Neilsen
The Magic of Royal Doulton Flambe

The Magic of Royal Doulton Flambe

Flambe is a French term used to describe the ancient Chinese high temperature glazes with a red colour. The effect results from a particular method of firing a glaze that involves varying the amount of oxygen in a kiln at certain stages of firing while adding copper oxide and other substances; and it is thought that the method was first discovered by the Chinese of the Ming dynasty, probably during the reign of Wan-li (1573-1620).
  • Robert Neilsen