Antique Collector - Arts, Crafts, Decorative Arts


The Arts and Crafts Movement and Decorative Arts.
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in the huge Crystal Palace exhibition centre, Hyde Park, London. It was a truly international exhibition of manufactured goods and industrial arts, which had a profound effect on the future of craft, art and design throughout the Victorian Age and into the new century.
The Arts and Crafts Movement emerged in the 1860's, shortly after Victoria came to the throne, and after the Great Exhibition, as the designers, Ruskin and Morris led a design revolt against the ugliness and degradation of machine manufactured products. A return to handcrafted designs would test the artistic eye and skills of the maker. Essentially this entailed the appreciative use of materials and the decorative use of the actual crafting process. In furniture construction, for example, the joint was the decoration, there was no extraneous arty piece that covered the joint.
Decorative Arts and Crafts has its own defining characteristics and spans other quantifiable eras of design, namely, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
Very confusing but great fun!


Arts and Crafts and the Decorative Arts.



Antique and Collectable Thimbles and Accessories Averil Mathis
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Product details
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (May 1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0891453229
ISBN-13: 978-0891453222
Dimensions: 29.2 x 22.9 x 1.9 cm


Guide to Antique Inkwells, Fountain Pens and Desk Accessories
Ray G. Jaegers
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Designed specifically to support the growing hobby of fountain pen collecting, this volume provides a level of historical background information and detailed item descriptions for a range of desk accessory items such as inkwells, pens, blotters and desk sets, letter openers and rulers.



Impressive pictorial record of cathedral stalls, altar pieces, sofas, commodes, writing tables, grillwork, organs, pulpits, mouldings, candelabra, and other furniture and decorative accessories produced by such craftsmen as Inigo Jones, Mayhew and Ince, Isaac Ware, Sir Christopher Wren, and Thomas


Antique Furniture and Decorative Accessories Thomas Arthur Strange
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The practice of decorating the hair first came into vogue in the second half of the 16th century. It became the custom for upper class women to adorn their complex coiffures with decorative accessories. Collecting of these accessories is a relatively unexplored field and little has been written about them. The accessories covered here date from the mid-18th century up to 1940.


Combs and Hair
Accessories

by Norma Haigh
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Arts and Crafts Style
by Belle Grey
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This is an illustrated collection of essays examining the international arts and crafts movement, and highlighting the major designers and architects.


Zippo Lighters
by Kristian Pope
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History and collector information, current pricing for hundreds of lighters, identification codes to date lighters and dozens of vintage Zippo advertisements.



The book is organized for ease of reference with each main subject subdivided by type, country of origin or material, and clear cross-referencing at the end of each page. Extensive sections on furniture, ceramics, silver, glass and specialist subjects, such as jewellery, scientific/medical instruments, Oriental art, sporting memorabilia are also included.


Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia
by Judith Miller
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Morris created highly distinctive designs for wallpapers and textiles, many still enjoying enormous popularity today. Morris contributed to the transformation of interior design at the end of the 19th century and gave expression to the ideas of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The text looks at pattern and colour, as well as sources of inspiration such as nature, literature and legend.


William Morris and
Morris & Co.

Lucia Van Der Post
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Royal Doulton Figurines: A Charlton Standard Catalogue
Jean Dale, W.K. Cross
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The most informative and comprehensive listing of Royal Doulton figurines. New finds and new issues have been added to bring this catalogue right up to date. Each model is shown clearly in photographs, with many in colour listings include model number, size, colour, designer, dates of issue and discontinuation. Figurines designed by John Broad, Leslie Harradine, Peggy Davies, and others.


The Beswick Price Guide: Price and Colour Guide
Harvey May, Francis Salmon
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Product details
Paperback: 143 pages
Publisher: Francis Joseph Publications; 5Rev Ed edition (Feb 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1870703790
ISBN-13: 978-1870703796
Dimensions: 23.8 x 17.2 x 1.2 cm




Product details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Francis Joseph Publications (May 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1870703332
ISBN-13: 978-1870703338
Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.4 x 0.8 cm



Collecting Carlton Ware
by David Serpell
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Product details
Hardcover: 172 pages
Publisher: Venta Books; 3rd Ed edition (1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0951028871
ISBN-13: 978-0951028872
Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1.8 cm


Collecting Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs, 1934-1989 Jocelyn Lukins
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