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

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.... anthemion motif The classically inspired anthemion, or honeysuckle motif, originated with Greek and Roman architecture and was used extensively on furnishings and decorative arts of the late 18th... Read More »

The Grand Tour ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/12/2013
...were eager to acquire examples of Greco-Roman and Italian art for their own collections. When they traveled they carried letters of reference and introduction with them as most of the fine arts and antiquities were housed in private homes....... Classical taste and an interest in exotic customs shaped travelers' itineraries as well as their reactions.  Interestingly, the Grand Tour gave concrete form to Northern Europeans' ideas about the Greco-Roman world and helped encourage Neo-classical ideals....... This remarkable antique Italian sculpture is a faithful model of ruins of the Temple of Roman Emperors Vespasian and Titus in Rome... Read More »

Two Porcelain Perfume Bottle from Jacob Petit ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from About Us] 05/01/2014
.... Finely detailed florets and buds of many sorts and hues fill every nook and cranny of the piece. Signed "J.P." in the  porcelain. BRULE PARFUM In this porcelain brule parfum, a Greco-Roman brazier is re-imagined in dramatic Rococo form... Read More »

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

...himself completed a series of the Roman Emperors. Rubens was intrigued by all things Roman, so it is not surprising then, that Rubens, in his attempts to learn his teacher’s techniques, would undertake... Read More »

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

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.... Directoire A period of design in France after the Revolution, from 1795 to 1804. Characterized by Roman motifs and named for the Directory, the government at the time... Read More »

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

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.... Empire A period of Neo-classic design during the reign of Napoleon 1804-14. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were widely used... Read More »

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

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.... Its name is derived from the Roman word for stone and the Persian word for blue, and is the root of our word "azure... Read More »

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

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.... 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 »

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

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.... Unfortunately, due to intense competition, smaller factories left many of their pieces unmarked. Typically, Old Paris porcelain is a combination of Greek, Roman and Egyptian influences accented with bright colors and gilding... Read More »

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

[from Glossary]
.... anthemion motif The classically inspired anthemion, or honeysuckle motif, originated with Greek and Roman architecture and was used extensively on furnishings and decorative arts of the late 18th... Read More »

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

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.... Since the Roman era, blue john has been used for the production of decorative wares which were shaped on a lathe... Read More »

The History of the Mirror ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/30/2010
....C., it wasn't until the First Century that the Romans introduced a very rudimentary mirror made of glass. The early Church viewed the mirror as a symbol of sin and vanity and it was forbidden for priests to own a mirror... Read More »

Collecting Medical Antiques ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/24/2009
.... The Romans, dating from about 1 A.D., also showed great acumen for developing medical instruments, most notably the modern amputation saw....... In fact, though treatment was crude by modern standards, it was less extensively and enthusiastically applied, making a patient's odds of surviving a trip to the physician far greater during Roman......times than at any other time over the next 1700 years. Though rare, Roman surgical instruments are available on the market, but collectors can expect to pay a dear price for pieces in good condition or for more desirable surgical sets... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques James Gillis » 2/4 » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiqu

...[…] Posted in Antiques , From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » The Fire Within April 26th, 2012 Nonius, a Roman Senator, preferred exile to parting with the Ethiopian Opal that Marc Antony demanded from him... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jewelry Archives » Page 2 of 4 » The official weblog of M.S

.... The Romans perfected the micromosaic technique, and their workshops grew to the height of popularity through the entire 19 th century... Read More »