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.
When designs are printed onto ceramic bodies before firing.
This describes small jars or flasks which would hold aromatic oils.
Referring to japanned tin wares which were produced in the town of Usk. From the second half of the 18th century.
A range of furniture commissioned by the British government in 1942, to refurnish bombed houses and help younger families set up home.