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Customer Service ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

.... International Contact Numbers: United Kingdom and most of Western Europe 00-1-504-523-5660 South America 00-1-504-523-5660 Japan 001-0041-1-504-523-5660 Australia 0011-1-504-523-5660 Most other countries... Read More »

...-era Europe to the majestic estates of imperial China, wealthy individuals commissioned the creation of truly luxurious tankards so that they could – to put it succinctly – drink in style . While the function......-established reliable trade routes to sub-Saharan Africa, ivory began flowing back into central Europe and the famous wood carving artisans of Odenwald subsequently adapted their meticulous skills to ivory... 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
.... Rarely does one think of silver. The fact is that this short artistic period, which ran from 1890 to World War I, was one of silver-making's most exploratory, as artists all over Europe and America rejected mass-produced wares......and silversmithing of Art Nouveau craftsmen from across Europe and the United States. It was at this event that Gorham, the Proivdence, R....... She recently acquired a portion of what she says must be one of the world's largest private collections of Art Nouveau silver and is offering 67 pieces that were made in the United States, Europe, even Russia. "The Martelé... Read More »

Windows Into a Lost World: Antique Pre-Columbian Pottery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 01/18/2013
...: Pre-Columbian Pottery January 2013 View Original Article A A A Art Fix Daily...   While much of Europe was in the throws of the artistic and social decline known as the Middle Ages, across the Atlantic, the ancient cultures of the Americas were experiencing a vibrant cultural... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
.... No cultural phenomenon makes this more apparent than the Grand Tour, a tour throughout Europe that became de rigueur for young aristocrats beginning in the sixteenth century....... The practice of the Grand Tour introduced young European nobility to the art and culture of Europe with a focus on France and Italy....... These tourists often spent two to four years traveling around Europe in an effort to expand their knowledge of the world by learning about language, architecture, geography, and culture... Read More »

Master Painters of La Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/27/2013
.... Unfolding steadily after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, "The Beautiful Age" was a time of unprecedented luxury and confidence across Europe......Époque also inspired their fellow artists across Europe to study their own cities as never before. Tissot and Stevens One of the founders of this tradition was James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836....... Equally influential was Tissot's fascination-shared by Stevens-with Japanese artistic techniques, which had surged to prominence across Europe after the American commodore Matthew C... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... Nefs were often paraded at feasts in the courts of Europe and given as presents to royalty and aristocracy....... Developed in ancient Roman times the technique resurged up until the Renaissance in Western Europe and is still common in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East.... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Lyndon Lasiter

....  The way we eat together now, however, is still a relatively new construct.  In fact, the fork was not commonly used in Western Europe until the 1500s and the concept of a separate room for dining would....... Every spring we receive a shipment from our latest buying trip in Europe, which sent us to the very best estates and collections to find the rarest and most fascinating antiques and fine art available on the market... Read More »

Bird Boxes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 06/04/2013
...efforts remained fruitless. In the early years of the 19th century, Frisard embarked on a series of journeys to exhibit his mechanical pieces throughout Europe, he eventually died in 1810 during the return journey to Geneva......, vermeil and bronze in Europe , the United States , Asia and Australia . They were suppliers "to her Royal Highness the Queen of England", among others... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2014 » March

...– say, for example, with an exquisite antique beer tankard. From the extravagant palaces of colonial-era Europe to the majestic estates of imperial China, wealthy individuals commissioned the creation of truly luxurious tankards so that they could......and the art form subsequently went into decline there. In the late 15th century, when the Portguese re-established reliable trade routes to sub-Saharan Africa, ivory began flowing back into central Europe and the famous wood carving artisans of Odenwald... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Ryan Clark

...– say, for example, with an exquisite antique beer tankard. From the extravagant palaces of colonial-era Europe to the majestic estates […] Posted in M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments »... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » Phillip Youngberg

...shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury. During this time period, young, upper-class, European men would embark on a Grand Tour of Europe after having finished... Read More »

Kirkus Reviews 19th Century European Painting: From Barbizon to Belle Epoque ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 11/13/2012
.... The first nine chapters explore the stylistic camps of Europe, from the Napoleonic Wars through the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2013 » July

...was considered a privilege and a symbol of wealth shared only by those who were fortunate enough to afford the luxury. During this time period, young, upper-class, European men would embark on a Grand Tour of Europe after having finished their academic studies... Read More »

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

[from Resource Library] 04/07/2014
...’s perception of its fortitude, this time in the arena of the decorative arts.    Prior to this, the most revered cut glass makers were in Europe where artisans built upon a tradition that was already over 3,000 years old... Read More »