Glossary beginning with J

Peppered with unusual terms and descriptive phrases, the language of the antiques world is colourful to say the least. With our handy glossary, you'll soon be able to distinguish your maiolica from majolica and your chinoiserie from cloisonne.

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Jardiniere

A lead or zinc lined container to cultivate indoor plants, found both ornately decorated or in much simpler designs.

Jasperstone

Dense, fine, satiny, unglazed stoneware made by Wedgwood in a range of colours with decoration in white, applied in relief.

Johanneum Mark

A rare mark usually seen on ceramics, indicating a piece which is part of the personal collection of Augustus the Strong. Very desirable.