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Our jargon-busting Dictionary helps you to understand specialist antiques and collectables terms. Also included are the histories of factories, designers, and style movements across the centuries.

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Jack In The Pulpit Jack In The Pulpit

A vase shape, usually made from glass, which takes the form of the poisonous flower of the same name. It has a bulbous base, a slim, attenuated neck and wide, opening rim that curves up at the back and down at the front. Early examples date from ...

Jackfield pottery Jackfield pottery

A type of English red earthenware with a glossy black glaze, often embellished with gilded decoration. This type of pottery was first made at the factory of Maurice Thursfield, in Jackfield, near Coalport in Shropshire c.1750–75. The ...

Georges  Jacob Jacob, Georges (1739-1814)

A French cabinet-maker whose career and designs encompassed the notably different political and artistic styles of Louis XV, Louis XVI and Empire. Jacob was born in Cheny, Burgundy, but moved to Paris in ...

François-Honoré-Georges  Jacob-Desmalter Jacob-Desmalter, François-Honoré-Georges (1770-1841)

A French furniture-maker who received his training from his father, Georges Jacob. When his father retired in 1796, he ran the family business with his brother Georges Jacob ...

Jacobean Jacobean

A term used to describe British decorative arts from the reign of James I (1603-25) and, more broadly, work from the first half of the 17th century. The prevalent use of oak for furniture and rich velvet, silk and needlework upholstery ...

Jacobean Revival Jacobean Revival

A style that encompassed 19th-century architecture and decorative arts in Britain, principally furniture, and which took its inspiration from early 17th-century Jacobean originals. Features which characterize the style include ...