types of antiques and what to look for; glossary of terms for antiques
Source: The Connoisseur's Handbook of Antique Collecting, The Connoisseur, London
- they were made in great numbers
- fitted as musical boxes
- after 19th c., made of horn, tortoiseshell and composition, as well as painted tin
- embossed designs
- many were made in Paris, France
wine-glass cooler - a glass vessel resembling a finger-bowl but with one or two lips in the rim
wine-taster - silver, small shallow circular bowl with one, two or no handles and slightly domed centre. Found from the 17th c. onwards.
pottery: opaque fired earthenware
pole-arms: a modern term connoting any type of cutting or thrusting weapon mounted on a long handle.
rolling pins: glass rolling pins, emanating from Bristol or the Nailsea glassworks, early 19th c. Some are hard to tell what date they were made, and were sold at markets and fairs cheaply, intended for presentation only and not practical use in pastry making;
Sunderland ware: several manufacturers of a coarse type of cream coloured earthenware, mostly transfer printed, and mainly pink- lustred, late 18th early 19th c. For. e.g.North Hylton Pottery, Sunderland
Pastille-burners: box-like containers, often made in the shape of cottages, summer-houses and churches, with detachable perforated lids for burning cassolette perfumes, made in China and earthenware in the 18th and 19th century.
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