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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 »

America’s Artistic Pioneer–Louis Comfort Antique Tiffany ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 01/21/2011
.... Tiffany's stunning Favrile glass exhibited dichroic properties inspired by ancient Roman glass.... Read More »

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

....  This role of the ocean in our collective psyche has given birth to countless myths and legends.  Of course some of the most lasting and beloved myths in Western culture have been handed down to us from the Greeks and the Romans.......  Poseidon to the Greeks and Neptune to the Romans, this God of the seas plays muse to several dynamic pieces here in the gallery.......  The acclaim of this design exemplifying the love of ancient Greco-Roman styles shared between England and France... Read More »

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

...and the classical, which resonated with aristocrats who liked the association to the great Roman Empire.  Like all art students of his time, Coysevox became skilled at copying classical sculptures to develop his....... This statue particularly appeals to me for its still beauty. The Roman goddess Venus is one of the most captivating figures in mythology and one of the most depicted by artists of the ages. The sensuality......pendulum that swings above the clock on a spring suspension, triggering the detent escapement with a ruby impulse pallet. Blued steel hands mark the time on the silvered dial with champleve Roman numerals... 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 »

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

...on panel was executed in the late 1590s during his studies with the distinguished Antwerp artist Otto van Veen, who had 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 the same series as his teacher. This particular portrait of the innovative emperor... 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 »

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

...Antwerp artist Otto van Veen, who had 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... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » April

...| posted by James Gillis 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 » 2012 » November

.... His work includes a variety of rustics and shepherds, animals – especially dogs – and many portrait busts and medallions, typically in Roman costume... 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 »