Monthly Archives: January 2016

History Of Gorham Silver Marks


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Knowing when you have Gorham Silver –  The Gorham Manufacturing Company is one of America’s largest manufacturers of silver-plate and sterling pieces, along with a foundry for bronze sculpture. Gorham got it’s start in 1831 with Jabez Gorham in partnership with Henry Webster. The two founded the silver company in Gorham’s hometown of Providence, Rhode […]

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History of Chinese Landscape Paintings


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Landscape paintings were developed and changed through many centuries of evolved painting styles. First, it began with the ancient Greeks and their tinted walls, and then further expanded to backdrops of scenes from religious stories. Landscape art captures natural scenery, with the main subject set up in a wide set view and the remaining elements […]

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The History of Asian Bronzes


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The Bronze Age was known as a time where men learned how to mine and smelt both copper and tin to make bronze weapons and tools. These weapons and tools were necessary in the Bronze Age when people were learning how to farm and produce high volumes of food that could feed workers such as […]

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A Lost Art: Repousse Crafted Antiques


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Repoussé is an intricate detail and ornamental design in sterling silver, metal, thin copper and many other metals. Repoussé designed pieces of silver are done by a metalwork technique that consists of the hammering and shaping of malleable metal on the reverse side by hand. The literal meaning of repoussé in French is “to push […]

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The classic sterling silver cup of classic southern drinks


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Sterling silver julep cups are frequently associated with the Kentucky Derby. The sterling silver julep cups are the sign of good times and exciting horse races. Deeply embedded right alongside the long history of the Derby, silver julep cups are commonly known to be filled with mint julep, which is a bourbon, mint and sugar […]

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Where to Get Antique Jewelry Appraisals Online?


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Whether you’re a fan of Antique Roadshow and started digging around in those boxes in the basement or you bought some jewelry at a garage sale and think you’ve hit the jackpot, you want to find out if that gem-studded bangle can be sold for money that reflects its right worth. What would you do […]

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