Antique lamps, you would expect to be made of porcelain, glass, wood or brass, but not paper! But, yes! there are papier-mâché antique lamps.
Not just for the ladies, a stunning antique lamp offers appeal to all with a sharp eye for style, beauty and panache.
Celadon is just one of the beautiful glazes used on Chinese ceramics. The colour is derived from iron and ranges in tone from a greyish green to a sea-green, with the intent to reflect the wide range of greens found in jade.
Ernst Chaplet's fired stoneware, is and will continue to be regarded as among the finest ceramic work of modern times, both from the artistic and documentary standpoints. An indefatigable worker, he devoted his whole energy to the arduous task of discovering the process of this art. Gabriel Mourey
There is nothing like the polished sheen on antique wood, lovingly polished with bee’s wax for the past hundred, or even, the past two hundred years. Over this long period of time a rich patina is produced, the fine sheen of polished wood. This patina can never be successfully reproduced but is only the result of elbow grease, wax and time!
Nyonya ware is the term used to describe the distinctive, brightly coloured porcelains commissioned for the exclusive use of the Straits Chinese communities. Nyonya porcelain is entirely different, with no reference to any other class of Chinese porcelain produced. It is distinguished by a relatively small range of robust colours and a preference for a predominant decoration, the phoenix and the peony.