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Antiques - Art Deco - Art Nouveau - Ceramics - Delftware - Gouda - Pottery
AARDEWERK EN ZO
Henk's shop in Muntendam, has Dutch pottery, glass and other good quality ceramics.
ANSETA VINTAGE COLLECTION
Annette's beautifully presented website specializes in vintage ceramics, glass and lighting with Scandinavian, French, German and Italian items to name but a few.
Information about Ashtead Pottery. The pottery had a short life, being in business for just 12 years from 1923 to 1935. The factory was in the village of Ashtead in Surrey, England. Set up with the aim of providing employment for disabled ex-servicemen and once gave work for up to forty men.
BRITISH ART GALLERY
Worldwide shipping of original and landscape paintings by Scotland's largest
supplier .. Scotland Art.com.
Capriolus specialises in Dutch plateel.
It is an excellent website and has a vast amount of information.
Ceramics Restored offer a professional restoration and conservation service that is able to deal with the care and repair of all types of china, pottery and porcelain.
Situated on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon here in the UK.
Our friend John Laurance owns Cherob Antiques & Curiosa. His main interests are Dutch pottery, particularly the old Delft potteries and the Art Nouveau & Deco Gouda periods. These include De Porceleyne Fles, Makkum, Zuid-Holland, Rozenburg, Brantjes and Regina. Plus a very varied taste in collectables from Lalique, metal chocolate moulds, Olympic Games memorabilia to Dutch Royal commemoratives. John has a shop within the Antique Centre 'De Looier' in the Oud-West district of Amsterdam on the Elandsgracht.
Note - these links take you to the Amsterdam.info site as John no longer has a website.
CHINA REPAIRS AND RESTORATIONS
David Battams from Milton Keynes, here in the United Kingdom, has been restoring since 1998. His clients include dealers and private collectors. David has restored a variety of ceramics including - Chinese porcelain, Royal Winton, Meissen, Lladro, Nao Dressel Kister, Beswick, Hancocks, Coalport, Wedgwood, Worcester, Maling and Royal Doulton to name but a few.
He also restores Gouda pottery - we can personally vouch for his excellent work!
Het leven en werk van mijn opa - Chris Lanooy. The life and work of my grandpa - Christiaan Johannes Lanooy. This site by Hedda v. Engelenburg-Lanooij is about her grandfather, one of the most prominent ceramicists and glass designers of the early 20th century.
COLLECTICS WEB DIRECTORY
Large, eclectic mix of consignment shop, antiques & collectibles mall, bookstore, reference information, arts & events magazine, collecting web directory and museum featuring Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts design 1890-1935.
Quote - "The largest exclusive antiquing and collecting online directory".
DenRon Collections in Amsterdam was started in 1996 by Dennis & Ron who are great admirers of Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands. They also have other collectables of other members of the Dutch Royal family in their amazing collection. Dennis & Ron also design and commission royal commemoratives for present day events. They can be klomps, beakers or whatever. These are all hand painted, numbered and made in limited editions of 30 per item. Plus as a bonus - they also collect 1960's Beatles memorabilia! Take a look at their site.
Online webshop selling all kinds of Dutch pottery. Including Gouda, Flora, Makkum, Mobach, glass and antique silver.
De Porceleyne Fles specialist Chris has garniture sets, tableaux, chargers and cloisonné tiles on his site.
Items are from 1850 -1950.
GOUDA IN AUSTRALIA
Peter and Leni from Australia have produced this new website to show their collection of Gouda pottery.
GPSA's pottery links page leads to pottery and porcelain related sites.
GOUDA & ENVIRONS
A vast amount of information about the town of Gouda and surrounding area. With many links to other sites and information sources,travel, etc. Presented by Peter Glebbeek.
A collectables and antiques directory portal to many interesting websites.
They have a new new website which is CollectibleListing.com. This provides another portal for online antiques and collectables.
INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC DIRECTORY
An international directory with links to ceramic artists, manufacturers, historical sites and more.
IN STIJL antiques, design and collectables is a website as well as a fabulous shop in the town of Boskoop, near Gouda, the Netherlands. IN STIJL specializes in Dutch, European and Scandinavian ceramics, porcelain and art glass along with a variety of other fascinating collectors items.
JEMA - HOLLAND
An excellent and very informative website from Cor van der Hoek about the Jema pottery factory in Holland. Lots of pictures.
JIM SPEERS POTTERY
A full time production potter in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Look around some of his "production ware" and a brief history of his work. Also visit other pottery related sites. A good site with lots of interesting links and information.
Jan Kansy has a very interesting and informative website of German ceramic boxes from his private collection. They were manufactured between WW1 & WW2 or are from the Weimar Republic through the Nazi Regime (1918-1945).
KIJK NOU EENS
Diddy & Janine welcome you to their shop of curiosa, glass, ceramics, earthenware, lighting and much more.
Rob & Saskia Meershoek's superb website specialized in selling applied arts and in particular contemporary ceramic art and studio pottery.
KUNSTHANDEL HERMINE GULDEMOND
Specializes in Dutch ceramics from the period 1880-1940 and French 'Schneider' glass from c.1925.
LATTIMORE'S GLOBAL ART DECO DIRECTORY
Masses of information and deco links to follow.
The home page of Marinus Kalk which has a great deal of information about water colours, painting, antiques, antique dealers, curiosa and much more. Many excellent links.
"U bent op de homepage van Marinus Kalk (roepnaam:Rinus). Deze site wordt regelmatig aangepast, maar heeft toch al wat vaste vorm gekregen. Het is mijn bedoeling om deze homepage informatief in te richten ten behoeve van mijn beroep (economie onderwijs) en hobby's (o.a. aquarelleren en het snuffelen op vlooien-/curiosamarkten en verzamelbeurzen)."
MATCH STRIKER GALLERY
Anthony from the UK, has a fine collection of match strikers from all over the world, including some Gouda.
His site is dedicated to providing information and images about match strikers and the firms that made them.
Mytton Antiques - an antique dealer in Shrewsbury, Shropshire here in the UK. They supply antique furniture, decorative antique items, decorative antiques, antique collector pieces, 18th century antique furniture and 19th century antique furniture.
NICO VAN EIJK
Nico and Margreet van Eijk are floral decor & design, flower and plant specialists. They also have a superb collection and display of Gouda pottery for sale on their new premises in Reeuwijk, Holland. See their website for more information and an article with pictures here.
NVK (DUTCH CERAMISTS ASSOCIATION)
An organization run by and looking after the interests of professional artists and designers working with ceramics.
OLD DUTCH POTTERY
Teun Duynstee always has some very nice items of Gouda, Delft, Makkum, Rozenburg, Porceleyne Fles and other Dutch pottery for sale. He can often be found at his stall at the Gouda Wednesday and Delft Saturday markets.
Perfect Pieces are specialists in British pottery from the 20th century including Troika, Carlton Ware, Poole, Pendelfin rabbits and much more.
A website about Dutch plateel.
PORCELAIN MARKS & MORE
If you are looking for a German porcelain mark or manufacturer, this is the place to look. A vast amount of information on this great website.
Mike's collection of retro ceramics and glass from the 1950's to 1980's is well worth a visit. Mainly English but includes the great retro produced in Germany, The Netherlands and Scandinavia, together with some British Royal commemoratives and Dutch Delft tiles.
An excellent site which has been developed and is run by collectors with the primary aim of promoting a wider interest in studio ceramics. The aim is to provide increasingly "seamless" links between potters, galleries and collectors.
Susie Cooper was one of the great English ceramics designers of the 20th Century. Information on her patterns, factory marks, collectors news, picture gallery and much more can be found at the excellent and the original Susie Cooper Information Site.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS HOME
Providers of a complete home furnishing service, from a fork to a dining table to a whole house. They specialise in the finest replicas of the greatest designers of this period and supply Gothic Revival and Aesthetic designs and also manufacture and supply the designs of William Morris, Voysey, Mackintosh, Dresser, Godwin, Pugin, De Morgan and Knox.
THE COLLECTORS COMPANION
A site for collectors and dealers of antiques and collectables.
From the publishers of The Collectors Companion Magazine.
THE COLLECTORS WEEKLY
One of the very best sites we have seen for collectors. Simply packed with information. A must to visit!
THE POTTERY STUDIO
A knowledge base for collectors, students and lovers of all kinds of pottery. This is a really good site with a vast amount of information.
An informative website about Velsen telling the history of the factory, pictures and stories by some original painters. Also contains a brief history of De Leidsche Fles.
Arjen's website is very comprehensive with lots pictures and information about Dutch Ceramics and other collections. If you are a collector you can also show pictures of your collection on the website as well.
WORLD COLLECTORS NET
World Collectors Net, a meeting place for collectors. Information and features on popular collectibles and more.
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
Having suffered two heart attacks this charity is very "close to my heart". Pun intended! - Stuart.
Another charity Stuart has first hand knowledege of.
Another charity Stuart has first hand knowledege of.
REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY
We are Life Members of this wonderful charity.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Some other interests
Native American pueblo pottery & Indian Art-Southwestern USA
In particular Acoma Pottery also pottery by the leading master scraffito artist and painter Norman Lansing of the Ute Indian Tribe. We have examples of this work collected from our many travels to the USA.
VULCAN TO THE SKY
Vulcan bomber XH558 is sadly no longer flying. These links will still take yout 558's website and tell you about the future of this (and other) iconic British aircraft.
We are proud to have donated money to keep this magnificent aircraft flying. Our support and that of thousands of others has ensured she is seen in the air where she belongs.
Message from Dr Robert Pleming FRAeS - CEO of Vulcan to the Sky Trust
"Many thanks for all your support Stuart and Kim - much appreciated!!" Best wishes. Robert. Image courtesy of vulcantothesky.org
Some people like it in the day but astronomers prefer the night
Stuart (retired NHS Electrical Engineer) is the Honorary Life President of Sheffield Astronomical Society here in the UK and Kim (retired IT Consultant) is a past President and Curator of Instruments.
Kim is an accomplished artist, degree course Fine Art B.A. (Hons). Kim has designed and painted artwork for many people including astronomical related shop signs and is a superb painter of astronomical art having won many awards. A painting of Halley's Comet by Kim for the Sheffield Astronomical Society 50th Anniversary hangs in the Mayor's room in Sheffield City Hall. The original logo of Sheffield Astronomical Society was designed by Kim who also designed the logo for the Federation of Astronomical Societies - FAS. Designed the logo and painted the sign for astronomer Rosemary Naylor's (now retired) Earth & Sky shop in Hebden Bridge.
In remembrance of Sir Patrick Moore who died in December 2012.
Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore, CBE, FRS, FRAS. 1923 March 4 - 2012 December 9
AMATEURS ASTRONOMES du LUXEMBOURG
Our good friends at the Official Luxembourg Astronomical Society. We were guests at their observing site for the 1999 total solar eclipse.
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
For the latest "out of this world" pictures from the orbiting telescope. You really should look at this site. Some beautiful "wallpaper" images for your computer.
SHEFFIELD ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Local amateur astronomical society. The original logo was designed by Kim.
Stuart is the Honorary Life President and Kim is a past President.
Kim also designed the original logo for the Federation of Astronomical Societies.
Our dear friend Andrew Green, who we have known since he was a small boy, is the owner of the UK's premier mobile planetarium. Stardome is a 6-metre inflatable planetarium, one of the largest in the UK.
The Stardome features superior technology including a large 6-metre dome, seating in chairs for 30+ people - a professional auditorium with no sitting on the floor, zip tent-style entrance - no tunnel to crawl down, large screen data projection and Hi-tech Holmestronic star projector for full dome projection.
So you schools and colleges out there - get in touch with Andrew.
Our friend Star Talks presenter Dennis Ashton, is one of the most experienced and enthusiastic astronomy and space science presenters in the UK. We can vouch for that having known him for a very long time!
Dennis has travelled the world in his love of astronomy. Here you can see him posing in front of the telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, some 13,800 feet above sea level.
Astronomical societies, Probus, Rotary, schools & colleges, etc. - see his website for details of his talks and presentations. You won't be disappointed!
ALTA VISTA BED & BREAKFAST ~ we have spent many hours sat here in the (extremely hot) glorious desert overlooking the Tucson mountains.
May 2011 - Gaila & Peter no longer have Alta Vista as a B&B.
Views of Alta Vista taken by Kim. Below right is Roadie the resident and hungry roadrunner!
SHEFFIELD ON THE INTERNET
Information source for Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the Peak District for business, tourism, visitors and expats.