Glossary beginning with W

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.


A UK based potters founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood. Particularly well known for their creamware, basalts, pearlware and jasperware.


A set of free-standing open shelves, sometimes with one drawer, designed for the display of ornaments.