The Japanese wares of Imari, Arita, Kakiemon, Nabeshima, and Kutani are well known for aka-e.
The London glass merchant that introduced cut glass to the UK.
A dense finely grained mineral with marble like qualities. Translucent when finely cut, easy to carve and used in the late 18th C. A cylindrical ceramic drug pot with a slight waist and a groove around the rim for securing a parchment cover. and maiolica versions were made in Spain and Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Dutch and English delftware versions appeared in the 19th C.
Acid-etched glass has a distinctive, uniformly smooth and satin-like appearance A process used on ceramics to give a contrasting matt and polished gilt surface.
The technique was introduced by Minton in the late 19th C. When the ceramic body is gilded and polished the acid treated areas are left matt.
The most important Finnish architect of the 20th century, Alvar Aalto was a central figure in international modernism.
His greatest buildings, like the 1927 Viipuri Library and 1928 Paimio Sanatorium, fused the naturalism of Finnish romanticism with modernist ideals: as did his influential furniture and glassware.
Displays as variegated tones of browns and oranges or greys or greens, usually with milky bands, when polished. a staffordshire pottery imitating the veinign and colouring of agate. Solid agate; by kneeding two or more types of clay to produce a marbling effect throughout the body and surface agate; using a coloured liquid clay slip over a plain earthenware body. The cases were usually decorated in gold, silver, ivory, enamelling or tortoiseshell. The tear shape is formed as the glass is drawn into shape.
Used in furniture making for heavy trimming and shaping. Results in soft edged, slightly granular images and was often use to dress cheap porcelain.
A decorative arts movement with a strong Japanese influence, that flourished in the UK from c1870.
for imitation jacobean, tudor, stuart and gothic furniture made in the 1830’s.
It was named after Abbottsford the Scottish home of the 18th C.