Tag Archives: England

Mercury Glass: Encasing the Brilliance of Silver

Collection of seven antique mercury glass vessels selling for $750 at charish.com

Mercury glass is not all it is wrapped up to be as there is no actual mercury used in the encased silvered part of the glass, except during its first few years. While rumors abound regarding the danger of being poisoned when using tableware made with “mercury glass,” it is a myth that comes from […]

Looking into the Colorful Past of Stained Glass Art

Medieval window series, Troyes Cathedral, France, 14th century.

Looking into the Colorful Past of Stained Glass Art by Kary Pardy   Stirring scenes, epiphanies of light, color and symbolism, glowing recreations of nature – you may connect all these ideas with the artistry of stained glass, but what about urine? Wine? Terms like “cames,” “grozing,” or “armatures?” We know stained glass today as […]

Ken's Korner: Man trips and falls, shatters Qing vases

Ken’s Korner: Man trips and falls, shatters Qing vases – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 A visitor to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, tripped on a shoelace and set off a most unfortunate chain of events. The man, who was not identified, tried to steady himself as he fell down […]

Ken's Korner: London Gallery will try to buy Donne portrait

Ken’s Korner: London Gallery will try to buy Donne portrait – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 London’s National Portrait Gallery said it will try to come up with asking price of $2.94 million to buy a 1595 portrait of the late poet John Donne, best known for the lines “No man […]

Antique London: An Insider's Guide

Antique London: An Insider’s Guide – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2005 Text and Photos by Kimberly Jayne Gray London conjures up images of Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, elegant shopping, musicals and theatre, but there is much more to this ancient city than its famous tourist attractions. Named “Londinium” […]

The Business of Buying in the UK, Part Two

The Business of Buying in the UK: Part 2 – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2003 by Ed Welch Continued from The Business of Buying in the UK, Part One Buying in the United Kingdom is not complicated or expensive once you have solved the problems of shipping, […]

The Business of Buying in the UK, Part One

The Business of Buying in the UK: Part 1 – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2003 by Ed Welch Buying in the United Kingdom is not complicated or expensive once you have solved the problems of shipping, lodging, transportation, and discovering the best places to buy. Lodgings Hotel […]