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Term of the Day: Listed Artist

What is a “Listed artist”? Listed artist is a term that is thrown around every day at an auction house.  One of those terms that we use so often that we begin to forget that everyone doesn’t know it’s meaning.  But it isn’t as self-explanatory as it seems, nor as simple as some definitions may lead […]
Cloisonne Bowl

Technique: Enamel

Enamel: A vitreous substance normally applied and fused to copper, silver, gold or other metals.  Most are lead-load or lead-potash with or without color. When the objects are fired, opaque enamels are fired at a low temperate, while transparent enamels are fired at a higher temperature, giving them the names grand feu and petit feu. […]
Saddle Seat

Vocab Lesson: Saddle Seat

Saddle Seat: A chair seat carved and curved like a saddle, especially one on a Windsor chair. (Source: The Dictionary of Decorative Arts, by John Fleming and Hugh Honour, Harper and Row, 1977)