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Exhibition Mechanical Secretaire by Daubet & Dumarest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/21/2014
...secrétaire was crafted by the firm of Daubet & Dumarest and was presented at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London's Crystal Palace... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques James Gillis » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

.... From dazzling crystal chandeliers to ornate ormolu and crystal centerpieces, the elegance of Baccarat design is recognized by museums, collectors, and royalty worldwide as some of the most desirable... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Another word for repousse is embossing. Rock Crystal Discovered thousands of years ago, rock crystal, or natural quartz, has been cherished for its natural beauty and remarkable ability to refract light....... When cut and polished, the inherent striations and inclusions of the crystal create a reflection of light far more brilliant than manmade crystal or glass....... The scarcity of this crystallized quartz, however, limited its use and for thousands of years glass makers have sought to imitate its luminous qualities... Read More »

American Brilliance—The History of American Brilliant Period Cut Glass ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/07/2014
.... Clearly defined, American Brilliant Period cut glass is fine quality, hand-cut crystal produced from 1876 to roughly 1920. It is considered “crystal......” because it comprised up to a 50% lead content (verses 24% for modern crystal), which accounted for its brilliance... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jewelry Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

.... Posted in Jewelry , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » The Very Best of Art Deco March 29th, 2013 | posted by Susan Lapene Egyptian Art Deco Chandelier Art Deco Diamond and Rock Crystal Brooch I just returned from the Art Deco World Congress 2013 held in Habana, Cuba and have been thoroughly.......  Take, for instance, this fabulous chandelier that displays a geometric Egyptian motif. Mounted in luminous platinum and 18k gold, as well as featuring a link of the purest rock crystal, this Art Deco pin radiates the opulence associated with the movement... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... Often constructed of luxurious materials such as silver, gold, mother of pearl, crystal, fine woods and leathers, necessaries de voyage became highly personalized symbols of wealth and taste....... The inside features 11 cut crystal boxes and jars with beautifully engraved silver gilt tops and toiletries accented with mother-of-pearl handles... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Events Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

...suite owned by Benito Mussolini, a Charles X billards table made by Chevillotte of Orleans, France, an outstanding 24-light Baccarat crystal chandelier, and several tester beds. Owner Bill Rau is very... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Stories Archives » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

....  The cut crystal boxes and jars held within the case are beautifully adorned with engraved silver gilt and mother-of-pearl, showing that your taste goes deeper than mere veneer. You can... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Often constructed of luxurious materials such as silver, gold, mother of pearl, crystal, fine woods and leathers, these necessaries de voyage became highly personalized symbols of wealth and taste... Read More »
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Legendary Gemstones Rubies and Sapphries ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/23/2009
.... Kashmir, which lies in the Himalayas, is renowned for its rich, cornflower-blue sapphires. The stones were discovered by accident in 1881 when a landslide unearthed a rich cache of sapphire crystals... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... The number of bottles could vary from two to six or more and were often combined with casters. crystal Fine, high-quality glass containing lead oxide invented in 17th century England....... Some of the finest crystal ever made is from Baccarat in France (est. 1816) and Waterford in Ireland (est. 1729). cut glass Any glass whose surface has been cut into facets, grooves and depressions aided by a large, rotating wheel... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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...-paste) fired at high temperatures. Porphyry Rock sunstance composed of crystals of quartz, used during the reign of Louis XIV for table tops... Read More »
October 2012

Swirling Silver: ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUE METALWORKERS REVELED IN VINES, LEAVES, FRUIT AND THE HUMAN FIGU

[from About Us] 12/05/2012
.... The gallery has a number of examples of the period's fashion of blending glass with silver, such as an intaglio cut-crystal powder jar with a sterling silver lid of two-dimensional full-bloom roses... Read More »

Exhibition Mechanical Secretaire by Daubet & Dumarest ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/21/2014
...secrétaire was crafted by the firm of Daubet & Dumarest and was presented at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London's Crystal Palace... Read More »

A Brief History of Baccarat Glass and Crystal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 02/23/2009
...A Brief History of Baccarat Glass and Crystal ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Baccarat Glass of Kings A A A In response to a wealthy landowners request to make the best use of the natural resources of the infertile Baccarat region of France, King Louis XV created....... Consequently, many a Baccarat crystal goblet was immediately smashed after only a single use! The international acclaim, the royal patronage and the quantity and quality of the awards won at expositions throughout Paris and Europe have garnered a magnificent reputation for the French firm....... Prized for its clarity, detail and beauty of form, Baccarat crystal is the perfect accompaniment to any dinner service. Tags: Baccarat | glass | crystal... Read More »