Category Archives: Ceramics/Pottery

James Rouse Jr porcelain artist

Artistry ran in this artist’s family. James’ father was a painter for Royal Crown Derby and is the only artist to work in all three of its’ factories – Nottingham Road, King Street, and Osmaston Road. Senior was a versatile … Continue reading

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Miniatures 1

Although I have a number of small artworks, I, for me, like to reserve the term miniature for works 2″ or smaller. This makes their creation very precise work indeed. We begin with an ormolu box with a ladies portrait … Continue reading

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Meissen Porcelain

This week, I came across a piece of what I believe to be #Meissen porcelain. It is a #tabatiere or #snuffbox. It measures out at 5″ by 3″ by 2″. I know that Meissen porcelain and its mark have been … Continue reading

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Chinese Porcelain

I certainly am not knowledgable enough in the area of Chinese porcelain and it is not something that I regularly collect but every once in a while I come across a piece that catches my eye. Such is the case … Continue reading

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Dehua Porcelain

Dehua porcelain is a white porcelain produced at Dehua in the Fujian province of China. The western or European name for it is ‘Blanc de Chine’ (white from China). #Dehua porcelain has been produced from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) to … Continue reading

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Vincennes and Sevres Porcelain

The year 1738 saw the beginning of Vincennes Porcelain.  It was founded with the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour to compete with the manufacturers of Chantilly and Meissen porcelain.  It’s mission was to create works of art … Continue reading

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Parian and Wood Sculpture

#Parian is a type of bisque porcelain.  It is named after the Greek island of Paros which is known for the fine textured marble of the same name.  Created by Thomas Battam in 1851, it was first produced and sold … Continue reading

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Art of Madonna and Child

Throughout history, the Madonna and Child has been a recurring if not favourite image for artists to portray.  In my small collection I have several images of the ‘Madonna and Child’.  From the unknown artist to the world renowned, many … Continue reading

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Art of a Different Medium

While collecting, I have purchased beautiful objects which might be considered artistic but they do not fall into what one might call the focus of my collection.  Most of my collection is of paintings and prints.  Today, I present to … Continue reading

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Art in 2D and 3D

The reality which we look at in a picture is but a moment, a two dimensional moment with apparent depth and perspective. But the actual history and reality of what we are looking at is likely unknown to us. It … Continue reading

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