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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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The Neolithic culture in China c.5000–c.1500 BC. The Yangshao people notably created coiled bulbous earthenware in red, black and white, possibly intended as gifts for the dead. These vessels were decorated with purple or black ...
British silversmiths. Registered mark as plateworkers in 1846. They had a manufactory at 13 Bread Street, Birmingham.
A term sometimes used for unmarked gold; unmarked alloys including unknown levels of gold; or gold without British hallmarks.
A hard, close-grained wood of reddish-brown colour. It was used from an early period for small work and treen, and later for the backs of Windsor chairs.